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The Laughing Forest


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Accommodation in Elysium on the KZN South Coast from R130.00 per person sharing a Self-Catering Log Cabin. Situated between Durban and Margate


Accommodation in Elysium on the KZN South Coast from R130.00 per person sharing a Self-Catering Log Cabin. Situated between Durban and Margate

Situated in Elysium on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, The Laughing Forest is a self-catering resort and wedding venue nestled amongst the coastal dune forest, halfway between Durban and Margate.

The beach at Elysium is very private and spotlessly clean with safe swimming tidal pools within easy walking distance from the resort. The tranquillity of the resort, combined with the close proximity of the sea, lends itself to quiet time and long walks on the beach.

The accommodation consists of 9 self-catering log cabins which are scattered amongst the dense foliage of the indigenous bush. Each cabin sleeps 5 or 6 guests (1 double, 1 single, 1 bunk bed + sleeper couch).  Each unit comprises a main bedroom with en-suite bathroom, open plan kitchen and lounge with single beds and a sundeck. The kitchens are fully equipped for self-catering with fridge, freezer, microwave, mini oven, kettle and toaster.

The 6 acre property, home to an abundance of birds, vervet monkeys and Mpete buck, is also a popular wedding venue which can cater for up to 150 guests. The bridal couple can choose indoor, garden or beach options for the ceremony.

Situated close to a number of attractions and activities to keep holidaymakers busy, and far from bright city lights, The Laughing Forest is suitable for families wanting to enjoy a pleasant and affordable beach holiday.

Your hosts, Phil and Debbie look forward to your visit.


Rates are as advised by The Laughing Forest

There are no additional costs when booking accommodation with Up And Go

The rates information below is a guide only and will be confirmed when making your reservation.

Rates are subject to change without notice

Low Season

From ZAR650.00 per 5 sleeper self-catering cabin per night

Mid-Season (Long Weekends, RSA School Holidays)

From ZAR750.00 per 5 sleeper self-catering cabin per night

High Season (December)

From ZAR950.00 per 5 sleeper self-catering cabin per night


Minimum stay is 2 nights


Swimming Pool

Entertainment Area with Braai Facilities, Sitting Room and DSTV

Pool Tables, Darts and Table Tennis

Wedding Venue

Conference Venue

Pet Friendly (Small Dogs by prior arrangement)

On Site Parking

24 Hour Security





Scuba Diving


Mountain Biking



Croc World

Oribi Gorge



Check in from 14h00 – 18h00 (Late check in by prior arrangement)

Check out before 10h00

Guests required to bring own pool/beach towels

ZAR25.00 per person – day visitor’s fee

Quad and Off Road Bikes by prior arrangement

Small Dogs by prior arrangement

Fireworks not permitted

Specific details

Area Activities: Beach, Bird Watching, Fishing, Golf, Hiking Trails, Mountain Biking, Scuba / Snorkeling, Surfing, Whale Watching
Facilities: Fans, Conferencing, Pet Friendly, Wedding Facilities, Swimming Pool
Star Grading: Not Rated
Accommodation Type Self-Catering


Elysium, South Coast, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
18 Cowry Drive, Elysium, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

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