The Laughing Forest is a resort on the KwaZulu Natal (KZN) south coast which offers self catering accommodation, a wedding venue, and several other facilities to make your time with us as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
Nestled amongst coastal dune forest, we have created a personalised home environment for each log cabin. The 6 acre property is home to mpete buck, a variety of birds, monkeys and other wild life and is situated in Elysium, which is halfway between Durban and Margate.
Elysium beach is private (very private), and clean. Tidal pools are situated east and west of our location within easy walking distance and also at low tide in front of our beach entrance.
The Laughing Forest is close to most sporting and regular tourist activities, but far from clubs and malls. We pride ourselves as a family orientated resort, catering for families wanting to build pleasant holiday memories.
Currently 8 self catering log cabins are scattered amongst the bush. All cabins sleep 2 in the main bedroom on a double bed and three in the lounge area on three single beds. All cabins are fully equipped, including toilet, shower, kitchen and patio area.
The cabins are built to fit into the coastal dune forest, and as a result often described as rustic. They are 50m² in size and blend well into the landscape. These cabins were designed fit for purpose, are comfortable, and would most likely qualify as an upper 3 star grade. If guests are looking for brick and mortar quality they will not find it here. Don't be misled though, these cabins form part of an outstanding setting.
Our rate is charged per person. If guests want the cabin as a couple, the rate is set at R375.00 per person. If 3 people are sharing the rate drops to R275.00 per person. 4 people sharing pay R225.00 per person, and 5 people sharing qualify for our lowest rate of R195.00 per person. In addition to showers and toilets in the cabins, we also have a large ablution facility. Please note that these are 2019 rates and will be adjusted for 2020.