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Mar 11, 2013

Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa

At the end of a purple carpet of fallen Jacaranda blossoms is a lodge of subtle decadence – Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa – set in the Mpumalanga lowveld between Hazyview and White River.

Cybele changes magically with the seasons, enhanced by the moving colours of indigenous and exotic vegetation. Tree species such as Turpentine and Jacaranda, Tibochina and Cassia exude their scent and colours adding to the tranquility and sensuality of Cybele Forest Lodge & Health Spa.

Steeped in over 34 years of history, Cybele has a magical appeal. Today Cybele accommodates 28 people and each of the various air-conditioned suites and cottages have been individually decorated and personalized. All 6 suites have private swimming pools, ideal for an evening swim under a wide, enormous sky.

The lodge’s recently expanded spa has been appropriately named the Spa in the Forest because it’s exactly that; an idyllic escape among the whisper of foliage and the sounds of nature. The Spa in the Forest is a Tuscan styled hideaway providing guests with a wide range of daily packages of therapies and treatments to revitalise and enrich body and soul. A large, open-air granite jacuzzi bath in its own courtyard allows guests to soak away daily stress. The recently expanded spa offers a new indoor hydrotherapy bath as well as a double treatment room … ideal for couples! And now is one of only eleven destination Clarins Spa’s in the country.

Culinary creations comprise a combination of classical French and traditional English styles where guests enjoy breakfast or lunch, in the beautiful gardens, under the towering and serene Ntsiri tree.

Cybele’s Executive Chef has taken it one step further and also designed a selection of healthy and appetizing menus, complementing an unforgettable experience.

At Cybele there are lots to explore including forest walks to the nearby waterfall, horse riding, helicopter flips or simply soaking up the warm sun at one of the swimming pools. But, at the end of the day, it’s about getting away from it all and simply relaxing in the calm of a living forest.

Cybele Forest Lodge & Health Spa epitomises that welcome home feeling with personal hospitality from well-trained, long-serving staff, relaxed yet luxurious surroundings, delicious food and the distant roar of lions in the Kruger Park.

Inspiration for the mind, body & soul …

Activities at Cybele Lodge:

When staying at Cybele Lodge you will no doubt want to take in some of the scenery and/or activities that the area offers and who better to arrange these than the Tours & Transfers staff at Cybele.

We know the area extremely well and can tailor-make any tour or activity your heart desires.

Mpumalanga, White River and Hazyview in particular, offer some extraordinary scenery and excursions, and for the more active and fit, there are activities such as:

Golf, Tennis, Squash, Horse Riding, Hiking, Walks (on the premises), Bird Watching, River Rafting, Quad Biking, Helicopter Adventures, Microlighting, Safaris in Big Five Country (Day and Night Safaris can be arranged), visits to the various Endangered Wildlife Sanctuaries, Aerial Cable Trails (aka Canopy Tours), Elephant Interactions, Hot Air Ballooning as well as Scenic Tours through the Panorama Route, Sudwala Caves.

Tours, Trips & Transfers

Let us organise a day trip for you. Explore the Lowveld in one of our comfortable vehicles with an experienced guide. Alternatively, experience it all in real style with one of our exhilarating helicopter trips – “Mountain Magic” for the highlights of Mpumalanga with lunch on a private mountain top, or “Winged Safari” for a flight into the very heart of the bush with an open Land Rover game drive at a private game reserve. Enquire about our wide range of world famous five day, four night Cybele/Private Game Lodge packages – Self drive, fly/drive, be chauffeur driven or take an exciting helicopter trip.

Vehicles & Guides:

Our drivers and guides are highly experienced and knowledgeable, having studied extensively, as well as having worked in the area for a considerable time. They are all fully trained, and their pleasant manner will help to ensure a memorable day. All our guides are registered with the South African Tourism Board.

Our new luxury fleet of vehicles, comprising such modern comforts as pure leather seats, all have air-conditioning. All vehicles carry beverages on board and drinks can be served en route. Superior picnics are served on certain tours and the kitchen at Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa, in consultation with the guest’s dietary requirements, provides these.

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