Location & Area
Lakenvlei Forest Lodge, the ultimate escape from city life, nestles amid a lush 4 500 ha pine forest estate, about 10 km north of Belfast in the Eastern Highlands of Mpumalanga province. This area is famous for its cool summers, frosty winters and of course, trout-filled streams and dams, for the ultimate fly fishing experience.
Lakenvlei’s thatched log chalets overlook a wetland area, which has been declared a Natural Heritage Site. The estate offers a tranquil and unsurpassed experience in nature.
Various birds, including rare species such as the Crowned crane, African jacana and Purple heron can be observed. The diversity of habitats on the wetland and dams provide refuge to a variety of birds. Smaller mammals, like the Cape clawless otter, water mongoose, Black back-jackal and duiker, add to the charm of this delightful forest sanctuary.
How to get here
The Lodge is about 230 km from Johannesburg and 200 km from Pretoria. Take the N4 East, past Witbank and Middelburg. Turn left at the Belfast turnoff. In the town of Belfast, turn right onto the Dullstroom road (R540). The entrance to Lakenvlei Forest Lodge is exactly 10 km from Belfast, on the left-hand side of the road.