Experience the rare and wonderful during a visit to the breathtaking Weza Forest. A bird-watching must on the South Coast of KZN, ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest is located within the incredible Weza-Ngele Forest where nature lovers can delight in all that this magical landscape has to offer. From hiking through the serene forest to indulging in the rich scenic setting, endangered species and lush vegetation await in this beautiful stretch of nature.
Experience the beauty of the rare Cape Parrot
The Weza-Ngele Forest is a birders paradise. This misty mountainous habitat is home to the elusive Cape Parrot. Described as stubborn and inquisitive and with their colourful plumage, spotting a Cape Parrot is a truly remarkable experience for those lucky enough to witness them in their natural habitat. Wind your way through this special place on one of our many trails at ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest and discover the true magic and beauty of Weza Forest.
A Birder’s paradise
There are also more than 220 other bird species that can be spotted in this magnificent forest, with 70 of them found in this specific ecosystem alone. Other birds that call this forest home include Orange Ground Thrush, Swee Waxbill, Bush Blackcap, African Emerald Cuckoo, Grey Cuckooshire, and both the Trumpeter Hornbill and Crowned Hornbill. Explore the forest in the early morning or late afternoon for your best chance at spotting the Cape Parrot.
Get up close and personal with the critters of the Forest
However, birds are not the only wonderful thing to discover in the Weza-Ngele Forest. This forest’s magical fauna consists of Natal Krantz Ash, Red Stinkwood, Yellowwood, Forest Elder, and fern. This is a truly unique destination, not only is it home to the Cape Parrot but also a number of other critically endangered species including the velvet worm and Anhydrophryne ngongoniensis, a tiny frog with a unique call. Visitors to this beautiful forest can also spot dwarf chameleons and so much more.
Experience the magic of the KZN’s South Coast
This truly magical place is the last of its kind and is a definite must-visit for birders and nature lovers alike. With trails throughout the forest, ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest Kokstad is the ultimate accommodation destination for your Weza Forest adventure.
No extra charge is applied to guests staying at the hotel to use the trail routes through the lush forest.