South African Hotels

Anew Hotels Ingeli Forest & Spa

Mackton Farm 3792
N2 Highway between Kokstad and Harding
South Africa
Hotel Type

Anew Hotel Ingeli Forest is a retreat at which one can rest from the stresses and strains of modern life in surroundings that are comfortable and designed to help you make the most of your country holiday. The resort is between the towns of Kokstad and Harding is a family-friendly venue that offers guests a comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding area; whether doing so on foot, mountain bike or a day-trip by car. Approximately 2.3 hours by car from the coastal city of Durban, the lodge is ideal for both romantic getaways, family holidays and small business breaks.

Ingeli hotel accommodation is in a diverse range of country-style rooms, all of which take advantage of the beautiful garden and forest views set against the backdrop of the surrounding mountains.

Room amenities:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Flat screen TV
  • Dstv
  • Tea/Coffee stations
  • Covered parking
  • Heaters
  • Electric blankets.


The lodge restaurant has an impressive a la carte menu served over weekends and also offers traditional pub meals. The Lodge Café is a great place for tea and cake, while the well-stocked bar has a wide selection of drinks to be enjoyed on the outdoor deck or around the fire.

Facilities and Services

A variety of conference venues at this Hotel can accommodate both formal meetings and special events, making this also a unique wedding destination for news couples. Also, this Hotel also includes many leisure facilities such as; a swimming pool, tennis courts, board games and hiking/mountain biking trails.

Facilities and Services include:

  • In-house restaurant
  • Entertainment such as various board games; darts and a pool table
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Swimming pool
  • Dstv in TV lounge and library
  • Open fireplaces in the communal lounge
  • Café coffee shop and Forresters’ Pub
  • Conference venue including team building activities.
  • Wedding venue (chapel), including access to an experienced planning team.
  • Ample, safe parking
  • Business centre with fax and photocopying
  • Cots for babies


Meetings at this Lodge are very well catered for with the prerequisite services available and a choice of 4 different venues ranging in size to choose from, as well as a private banquet venue. There is also an experienced planning team who can arrange team building activities for the event if required.

Nearby Attractions

Besides the leisure facilities at the Lodge itself, exciting day trips can be enjoyed during a stay here including the beach that is located on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. These include:

  • South Coast Beaches
  • South Coast Mall
  • Kokstad Town
  • Nelson Mandela Museum (Mthatha)
  • Sani Pass
  • Oribi Gorge Adventure Center (wild swing, wild slide, abseiling, white water rafting).

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  • Balconies
  • Beverage Maker in Room
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • TV



This Lodge has an onsite restaurant that offers a delicious range of meals – notably the a la carte menu over weekends with an incredible carvery serving the finest meats of the region. Traditional pub meals are also available. The Ingeli Café boasts amazing views and is a wonderful place to enjoy rich coffees, a selection of teas and sample the delectable chocolate cake. The Forresters’ Pub has a handsome selection of malts, spirits and wines to choose from and enjoy either around the fire, on the Deck or in the Garden Courtyard.


The four star Ingeli Forest Lodge near Kokstad in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natals province, has a lovely communal swimming pool in which to refresh during the summer heat and spend time soaking up the sun between activities and meals.


The Ingeli Forest Lodge offers guests access to its Tennis Court which can be booked for a challenging match.

Mountain biking

There are a number of excellent biking trails in the area, ranging in levels of difficulty and traversing beautiful mountain and forest terrains that start at the lodge.

Hiking and running trails

Enjoy trails of varying lengths that traverse bush, forest and mountains that loop out from the lodge.

Darts, pool table and board games

For the less-athletic, or those just wanting a break from serious physical exertion, there are a selection of games to choose from, including darts and pool.

Bird watching

With the diverse surrounding habitats, there are good birding opportunities to be had in and around Ingeli Forest Lodge.

Nearby activities
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Oribi Gorg
  • Beaches
  • Sani Pass


There are a choice of four different conference venues catering for up to 100 resident delegates or 250 day delegates. You will be assisted in choosing the venue that is best suited to your conferencing/events needs. Full conference equipment is available, including data-projector, fax, internet and email facilities. Additionally, conference banqueting and catering is provided for.

Pelindaba Venue:

  • includes two breakaway lounges
  • 35 delegates in u-shape
  • 50 in classroom style
  • 70 in cinema style
  • 140 in banquet style (with round tables).

Nkulu Indaba:

  • 80 delegates in u-shape
  • 200 in classroom style
  • 250 in cinema style
  • 180 in banqueting style.


  • 20 delegates in u-shape
  • 50 in banqueting style.


  • 40 delegates in u-style
  • 60 in classroom style
  • 180 in cinema style.


  • for banqueting only
  • 160 guests on Deck only
  • 200-220 on Deck and Restaurant.

  • Barbeque & braai area
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Coffee Shop
  • Conference venue
  • DVD Library
  • Garden
  • Garden Terrace
  • Hiking trails
  • Hotel Bar
  • Jogging trail
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Nearby golf course
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Pool table
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Free Wi-Fi in the public areas
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Braai & Barbeque
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Porters
  • Secure parking
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
Children Policy
  • Ingeli Forest Lodge is family-friendly with cots available for babies and toddlers.

Available Rooms


The Ingeli Forest Lodge, close to Kokstad offers comfortable accommodation that takes advantage of the natural surroundings.  The room have en-suite bathrooms, satellite television, tea/coffee stations and heaters and electric blankets for chilly evenings.

Comfort Rooms

  • either twin or twin double beds.
Single Room R1160
Double Room R1360


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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -30.537849

Longitude: 29.685587


Directions from Durban to the Ingeli Forest Lodge (2h25 drive):

Travel South on the N2 towards Port Shepstone.
At Oribi Plaza take the Kokstad, N2 off ramp.
Turn right at first traffic light and follow N2 road to Kokstad.
Drive past Harding, at the T-junction (about 20km from Harding) turn left.
From the T-junction, Ingeli is about 7km and will be on your left hand side.

Directions from Pietermaritzburg to the Ingeli Forest Lodge (2h drive):

Take the R56 towards Richmond.
Drive past Richmond, Ixopo and Umzimkhulu.
Carry on towards Kokstad.
You will reach an intersection (R56 meeting N2) where you will carry on straight.
Ingeli is about 7km from here and will be on your left hand side.

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star


The Ingeli Forest Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, was awarded 3 stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.


  • Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA)

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