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About Forest Retreat

This Guesthouse is unarguably the most stunning self-catering house in Pietermaritzburg, just a few kms down the hill from Hilton. The town is well known for its year-round sporting events and history.
Free Uncapped Wifi !!!!
This property offers top quality furnishings, and designer hardwood walls with a massive 80-square metre glass extension that opens up into the forest all the way around, and sliding doors that open on every panel.

The house can accommodate up to 10 guests and contains five bedrooms. The main bedroom contains a king-size bed and has sliding doors opening to the lush garden and overlooking the forest. The second bedroom is a 16-square metre room with a queen-size bed and a shower en suite.

The third bedroom is an 18-square metre room with a shower room. The fourth and fifth bedrooms each contain a queen-size bed. These two rooms share a bathroom.

The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering with appliances including a microwave, large gas stove, fridge and freezer, kettle and all crockery and cutlery, pots and pans you could use. The lounge and dining area are open-plan and boast high-quality brand new furniture. There is a stunning hardwood deck hanging over a sloped lush garden that takes you right into the forest that surrounds the property.

While there are no garage or carports, there is parking inside the gate for three cars (turn at bottom of driveway caters for small car only, with 2 additional cars behind each other on driveway) and further parking space secure in front of the property for 1, max 2 cars.
Pls do not book unless lockdown level permits or you possess a permit allowing you to stay in a guest house as we cannot accommodate guests otherwise and will ask you to cancel or postpone.

Covid Safety Approved: We use a cleaning company to do laundry and cleaning of premises; we have a bottle of sanitiser on check-in; all cleaning staff wear PPE equipment, and they use cleaning chemicals effective against COVID-19; accommodation disinfected between stays.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews


  • Satellite TV*
  • 24H. Security
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.



Stay between 23 Jan 2020 and 01 Dec 2022 and get 20% off.

  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 23 Jan 2020 and 01 Dec 2022)

Forest Retreat Rooms

Reviews for Forest Retreat

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Zakaria Dobson
16 January 2020

This property is stunning!!!In love with the place and will be visiting regularly and exclusively from now on.Will recommend highly to everyone!!!

Brian Robinson
01 July 2019

We loved our stay.The property is very spacious and the furniture is out of this world.We had Barbecue on deck, absolutely lovely. Bathrooms most beautiful ive ever seen.

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Forest Retreat is 0.3km from the centre of Lester Park , the nearest airport 87km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling