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About Honeywood

Honeywood, relax in the quiet comfort of our coastal forest. Situated on the South Coast of Natal 6 km north of Port Shepstone. This secluded spot provides an ideal get away in a quiet forest garden, only 700 meters from the beach. The décor of the chalets relaxed garden style and lapa, all add to the real African experience. The Cellar boutique restaurant. For a fine dining experience you will never forget, visit The Cellar at Honeywood. Chef Dylan Smith’s eclectic menu will awaken your taste buds like never before. Our friendly service, excellent food and ambient setting will ensure your return.

We have six self-catering, four sleeper, and two bedroom en-suite chalets. Our Chalets are all double story, with down stairs as well as loft bedrooms with beautiful views of the sloping forest garden. Each chalet is uniquely decorated providing interesting variation, the lounge is furnished with luxury couches, and each chalet is fully-equipped with TV, stove, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, other kitchen utensils, and serviced from Monday to Saturday, except on Christmas day and Easter Sunday.

The chalets face the sloping forest garden, pond and lapa, and this garden setting attracts a remarkable number of birds, which is of interest to nature lovers, and provides a haven when the wind is blowing along the beach. Relax on the veranda, indulge in a walk in the lush garden or a take a dip in the pool, however you choose to unwind, Honeywood is the place.

Our forest lapa, overlooking a small dam is perfect for small wedding receptions of up to 80 people or special celebrations. Catering is provided by our restaurant. With the help of our on-site functions coordinator the lapa can be transformed into your dream venue.

The Cellar doubles as reception and breakfast room and opens onto the paved area around the 8x4m pool which is available to guests. We provide secure off road parking on the premises. We regret that no animals are allowed.

Dylan will personalize each menu for any of your events held at Honeywood, whether it be a conference lunch, Wedding reception, Birthday celebration or Business function.

Beach: 700m from the beach at Sea Park and 2 km from the Umtentweni swimming beach

Spa: The Honeywood Forest Spa - Open daily 8am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. Later times and Sunday bookings available if made in advance.

Golf: 5 great golf courses within driving distance

Wedding Venues: intimate garden weddings for up to 60 guests, with the reception in The Garden Lapa on site. The forest glade provides an ideal outdoor experience surrounded by nature, for those seeking an outdoor ceremony.

Conference Venues: Executive conferencing for up to 24 guests, combining tranquility, comfort and fine food.

Romantic: Idealic romantic getaway, with comfortable accommodation, fine food and plenty to do in the area

  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 24
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • AA Highly Recommended

Important Information

Check- In And Checkout
Guests Are Welcome To Check Into Their Accommodation After 2pm On The Date Of Arrival And Check Out Not Later Than 10am On The Date Of Departure. Earlier Check-In Or Later Checkout Times Can Be Accommodated By Prior Arrangement.

Our Chalets...
Check- In And Checkout
Guests Are Welcome To Check Into Their Accommodation After 2pm On The Date Of Arrival And Check Out Not Later Than 10am On The Date Of Departure. Earlier Check-In Or Later Checkout Times Can Be Accommodated By Prior Arrangement.

Our Chalets Accommodate A Maximum Of 4 Guests Including Children. The Only Exception To This Will Be For Babies Under 3 Years, By Prior Arrangement. Guests Found In Contravention Of This Rule Will Be Liable For The Full Cost Of An Additional Chalet.
We Are Happy To Accept Children Under The Supervision Of Guardians.
Please Note That Our Accommodation Does Not Idealy Provide For The Needs Of Children, And Guardians Hereby Accept Responsibility For The Saftey Of Children In Their Care, In Particular Around The Garden And Swimming Pools.
For The Comfort Of Our Guests, Honeywood Is A Strictly Non-Smoking Establishment. However, All Rooms Lead Out Onto A Balcony Where Smoking Is Permitted And Ashtrays Provided.
For The Safety Of All Concerned, Firearms Are Not Permitted To Be Kept On The Premises. 

Honeywood Does Not Accept Any Liability For Loss Of Or Damage To Any Valuables Or Property Belonging To Guests Or Their Visitors.
It Is Therefore The Sole Responsibility Of All Guests To Make Arrangements For Adequate Insurance Coverage Of All Valuable Items Prior To Arrival At Honeywood.

General Indemnity
Whilst Every Care Has Been Taken By Honeywood To Ensure The Safety Of Guests And Their Possessions Whilst Enjoying Our Accommodation, Honeywood Does Not Accept Any Liability In The Event That Any Loss Or Damage To Persons Or Property Is Experienced By A Guest.

Loss Or Damage To Honeywood
Should Honeywood Suffer Any Loss Or Damage As A Result Of An Act Or Ommission By A Guest Or Visitor Of A Guest, The Guest Will Remain Liable For Full Reimbursement Of Such Loss Or Damage Incurred And Will Be Billed Accordingly.

Right Of Admission Reserved
Honeywood At All Times Reserves The Full Right Of Admission And Accepts No Liability For Any Loss Of Damage That May Result From The Legal And Reasonable Exercising Of Such Rights.

Should Honeywood At Any Time Need To Exercise This Right, No Reimbursements Or Refunds Will Be Made In This Regard.
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  • Honeywood Suite Honeywood Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 6 This suite has a view of the garden, private balcony, and two bedrooms. King size bed downstairs and a twin sleeper loft... see more
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      Reviews for Honeywood

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      Jabulani Mabaso
      10 May 2021

      The tv is old and wasn't working, real turnoff

      Jamie Quadrado, South Africa
      07 April 2015

      Arrived at our destination ... Wow what a stunning hideaway, Honeywood was perfect, just what we needed for us and my mom.. Hidden in the lush gardens double story houses.. With everything you needed... We had our first night eating at the Restaurant @cellor Restuarant on the property.. Amazing the food was outstanding thank you.. From the fillet to the pasta Oliver ate.. Beautiful... This place is a definite retun again... Thank you for our stay .. 

      gillian cross, South Africa
      03 April 2013

      Lovely relaxing stay in the treetop hideaway, really stunning birdlife literally at your doorstep.

      Paula Giusti, South Africa
      28 September 2011

      We had a great time at Honeywood. They have a wonderful and comfortable cottage and an excellent restaurant. A place to recommend and visit again.

      Charmaine Schutte, South Africa
      10 January 2011

      Very nice and clean. Friendly service.

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      Honeywood is 2.9km from the centre of Southport , the nearest airport 23.8km (Margate Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling