Ballito – Verbara Forest Lodge
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Nestled in the undulating sugarcane hills of the North Coast, lies Verbara Forest Lodge, a secluded haven of luscious green splendour. Situated in the tranquil surroundings of a spacious garden, the self-catering Lodge overlooks an awe-inspiring 200 hectare coastal indigenous forest. Found only minutes away from Ballito, it is idyllically located for family getaways and private or corporate functions, providing an exclusive yet homely setting.

Discover the captivating wonders of Verbara, home to an abundant variety of bird species and wildlife as well as two bass fishing dams, walking and mountain bike trails through the forest and a large crocodile farm… providing the ultimate nature lovers retreat

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY THE CEO OF SPECIALIZED TOURISM & MARKETING SERVICES (FARMSTAY)
The self-catering Lodge overlooks an awe-inspiring 200 hectare coastal indigenous forest
The self-catering Lodge overlooks an awe-inspiring 200 hectare coastal indigenous forest
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Activities:
Fishing Bass fishing in two dams

Bird Watching Excellent birding

Hiking Trails Hiking and mountain bike trails through 200 hectares indigenous forst

Other Activities From forest walking and mountain bike trails, bird watching, tennis and bass fishing to crocodile farm visits there is something for everyone at the Lodge, providing the ultimate nature lovers experience. For the more adventurous, quad biking and sky trails are a mere 6kms away and the Lodge is conveniently situated for close access to the beach and golf courses.

Recreation at Verbara and district:

• Bass Fishing
• Tennis
• Mountain Bike Trails (Holla)
• Forest Walking Trails
• Golf: 21 kms
• Beach: 25 kms
• Quad Biking: 6 kms • Sky Trails: 6 kms

 
Rates:
Season Single Double
In season R 0.00 R 0.00
Out season R 0.00 R 0.00
Remarks: Rates on Request.

The 10-sleeper Lodge consists of the following:

• Five spacious en-suite bedrooms
• Ceiling fans in all rooms
• Dining room
• Enclosed porch with DSTV
• Protected braai area
• Large, well equipped kitchen
• Linen and towels provided
• Serviced daily
• Meals on request
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television Yes
Radio No
Heater No
Roof Fan Yes
Airconditioner No
View from lodge (small) and collage of  rondavel cottage, bedrooms and kitchen (large)
View from lodge (small) and collage of rondavel cottage, bedrooms and kitchen (large)
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Nearest Town:
Ballito
Distance: 25km
Police: Yes
Hospital: Yes
Private functions

The Lodge is a perfect venue for a host of private functions, including birthday celebrations, Hens Parties, Bulls Parties and various other events

Corporate functions Our corporate venue is the ideal location for conferences, providing a unique setting away from the hustle and bustle, yet close enough to travel to. We can accommodate up to 150 guests, with catering provided depending on your requirements

Weddings

The large expanse of lawn and breathtaking scenery makes Verbara Lodge the ultimate outdoor setting for weddings, complete with an open-air chapel positioned under the shady branches of a majestic fig tree. The chapel overlooks the sweeping 200 hectare indigenous forest – a sight so beautiful it was made from fairytales. We can accommodate 200 guests and provide for all your culinary needs

ENQUIRIES AND RESERVATIONS: RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office hours: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
Tourist attractions in the area.
Distance from Verbara to:

• Durban: 75 kms
• King Shaka Airport: 35 kms
• Ballito: 25 kms
• Umhlanga Rocks: 45 kms
• Hluluwe Game Reserve: 150 kms
• St Lucia Estuary: 125 kms
• Sibaya Casino: 40 kms
• Gateway (Umhlanga): 45 kms

Any other information which may interest tourists to the area
School camps

The Verbara grounds provide the ultimate setting for educational School Camps, allowing children to learn about nature and the environment. Typical activities include fishing in the bass dams, visits to the on-site crocodile farm, nature studies as well as general recreational activities

The Menu
Meals and catering on request Fully equipped for self-catering

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Verbara - ha
Farming Activities: 
Farm History: 

A bit about your hosts:
The Verbara Farm (previously Rietvalley) has been in the Essery’s name for more than 140 years. Howard and his wife Pam are your hosts. They have kept much of the land in its virgin form and have turned Vernon and Barbara’s refuge on the forest edge into a luxurious 10-sleeper lodge breeding crocs on the farm (small) and collage of bass dams and crock farm (large)
breeding crocs on the farm (small) and collage of bass dams and crock farm (large)
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How to get there:
Route map supplied when reservations are made

  Photo gallery

The 200 hectare Verbara Forest (small and large) and inlay of conference facility (large pic)
The 200 hectare Verbara Forest (small and large) and inlay of conference facility (large pic)
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   Verbara provide the ultimate setting for educational School Camps (small and large pics)
Verbara provide the ultimate setting for educational School Camps (small and large pics)
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