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About The Laughing Forest

About The Laughing Forest

Nestled amongst coastal dune forest on the KZN South Coast, we have created a personalised home environment for each Log Cabin. The six acre property is home to mpete buck, a variety of birds and wild life and is situated in Elysium, which is 55 minutes drive from Durban. The Admiralty Reserve and rail line separate the units from the beach. Elysium beach is private, (very private) and clean. Tidal pools are situated east and west of our location within easy walking distance and also at low tide in front of our beach entrance. The Laughing Forest is close to most sporting and regular touris

Beach: The Elysium beach is unspoilt and has been identified by Wildlife as a protected area for the vegetation that exists on the dunes. Walking on this beach comes close to the Wild Coast experience

Golf: We are surrounded by Umdoni Golf Course, Selborne Golf Course and Port Shepstone Golf Courses. We have an onsite golf green to practice your chipping and putting and offer various Golf Packages.

Wedding Venues: Stunning Wedding Venue. Ceremony either on the beach, on a grassed terrace with stunning sea views or indoor chapel. The Reception Hall can cater for up to 200 guests and a buffet menu is available on request.

Conference Venues: Conference facilities are available.

Family friendly: The Laughing Forest will suit people that are looking for a quiet family holiday. Close proximity of the sea lends itself to family time, building sand castles, playing ball games and taking walks on the beach.

Romantic: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. Guests are treated to a bottle of white or red wine and chocolates in the room. Candle lit dinner, with the sounds of the Indian Ocean.

Covid Safety Approved: Rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before each arrival. All cabins have hand sanitizers provided.

 Sleeps 38
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Reviews: 11 reviews
 Minimum stay: 2 Days



Stay between 18 Aug 2020 and 30 Sep 2020 and get 15% off.

  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 18 Aug 2020 and 30 Sep 2020)

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sharon chowthee, south africa
January 2015
The accommodation is simple without four poster beds, massage shower heads or a spacious kitchen. However, what is provided is all the equipment necessary for a peaceful, restful holiday. You will definitely re-acquaint yourself with nature, the power of the mighty ocean and eliminate many bad habits(depending on the length of your stay).I shall definitely return for a little piece of heaven at... Read more
zanele ziphelele zikode, south africa
December 2014
Its a nice and tidy place, excellent service and most of all reasonable rate of charge. Definitely enjoyed our stay who to re visit again soon.
benson raja, south africa
May 2014
A disappointing experience where our family holiday was cut short with 2 families leaving after just one night. Bee stings ( a hive of bees were in the foundation of our cabin), musty rooms, cold showers in our room and bed bugs are just to mention a few of our unpleasant experiences. The photos on the website are somewhat deceptive- the rating of 3 stars on the SafariNow website has to be incorre... Read more
tasneem khan, south africa
May 2014
I have truly enjoyed my holiday, it was so tranquil and the beach so beautiful and private, I needed an escape from the city life and people and the laughing forest was just such a blessed place to find ones inner peace, thanks to Douglas for checking up on us and making sure our stay was comfortable. The cabins are just too cozy, a perfect getaway. I am missing the place already but would be back... Read more
barry smith, south africa
July 2013
We enjoyed our stay despite the drama of losing our car key and having to arrange for a courier to bring the spare down from JHB. Debbie and Phil are excellent and caring hosts and the log cabin was basic but clean and comfortable.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Breakfast
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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The Laughing Forest location

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The Laughing Forest is 0.6km from the centre of Elysium , the nearest airport 53.4km (Margate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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