Cybele Forest Lodge a private South Africa paradise

Africa Travel
by kingjn

Cybele Forest Lodge a private South Africa paradise

Immerse yourself in the forests of Mpumalanga with a stay at the stunning Cybele Forest Lodge and Spa. Situated 420kms east of Johannesburg and close to the private game reserves in the Sabi Sand, this charming old farmhouse is a relaxing retreat set in three hundred acres of African paradise. The exclusive spa, acclaimed restaurant and immaculate accommodation completes your luxury South African holiday.

Cybele retains an intimate and private atmosphere catering for just 28 guests in luxury accommodation. Secluded cottages and suites are carefully situated around the exquisite gardens with their own private walled gardens and spectacular mountain views. Each spacious suite has been individually decorated in a contemporary style with an African twist with immaculate bedrooms and a spacious living area. Guests can enjoy the added luxuries of under floor heating and a climate controlled pool for their own exclusive use. For the ultimate in lavish decadence stay in the Forest Suite, 180m2 of pure luxury complete with a king-sized bed, home entertainment system, espresso machine and French champagne to welcome you.

The sumptuous cuisine on offer at Cybele has won worldwide acclaim for its superb dishes and unique classic bistro style. Let internationally experienced chefs serve you their culinary creations made only with the freshest ingredients. Guests at the lodge are greeted each morning with a full buffet breakfast including seasonal fresh and poached fruits, home-baked muesli, ham, cheeses, home baked scones, croissants and preserves and freshly squeezed juices followed by a traditional English breakfast to order. In the evening dine a la carte in the candlelit, silver-laden dining room and choose from a range of sumptuous dishes and highly recommended wines. Alternatively, let the chefs inspire you with their 5-course tasting menu, featuring exquisite combinations to expand your palate.

At Cybele guests are encouraged to relax and unwind. There’s no better place to do this then at the Forest Health Spa, a haven of serenity set in its very own Zen garden. The spa features two Hydrotherapy baths, a sauna and a steam room for the exclusive use of guests. Relax with a massage in a private therapy room or treat yourself to a manicure by one of the experienced beauticians. Let the world slip away as you recline in the Zen garden and watch monkeys cavorting in the giant turpentine trees.

Cybele Forest Lodge and Spa is the perfect base to explore the spectacular Mpumalanga area of South Africa. Considered one of the most geographically diverse and unbelievably beautiful areas of South Africa, Mpumalanga features magnificent scenery, diverse flora and fauna and a fascinating history of tribal legends. Venture into the Krunger National Park and take a day safari to observe the abundant wildlife and birds. Alternatively take an exciting helicopter ride over the Mpumalanga region or observe the wildlife from the air with a magnificent hot air balloon safari. There are superb walks on the 300 acre property leading you down through the forest to the river and along to the spectacular waterfall. Cybele also features a large secluded swimming pool, heated for year round use.

George is an experienced travel and has written for a number of travel publications, blogs and websites

The author is an experienced travel writer and blogger and for more information on holidays to South Africa he recommends contacting Turquoise Holidays