“This is one of the most healing places I have ever been to. The mountains and forests have such majesty, such awe-inspiring beauty that I feel quite overwhelmed in their presence. I don’t know what it is about New Forest, but as soon as I arrive I am gently transformed into a vibration of deep reverence and wonder for this beautiful planet and this divine experience we call life”
Gareth
“Amazing place of peace and beauty. Pure spring water, beautiful rambles and great food. A place to forever return to”
Julie
“Homely friendly peaceful tranquil for any retreat, waking up to the chirping of beautiful birds is a soul treat…. will definitely be back…”
Lucy
"This is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever experienced. Kathryn was an amazing host. I have a very restricted diet and this is the first place I have ever been to where my dietary requirements were completely catered for. I loved every moment I spent on retreat here, in fact I didn't really want to leave. Thank for so much for sharing your home and making me feel so welcome."
Tiffiny
"Tranquil, Caring, Home from Home, Respectfull stay. As always : Well be back. Many many thanx to Kath & the exceptionally well mannered staff at The New Forest Sanctyaru Lodge."
Kevin
"Thank you for hosting Don Roberto and all of us for a magnificent Retreat! The medicine of this land welcomed us and blessed us - and me - so deeply �� The sweet crystal living waters and deep forest wisdom... Kathryn - your space is comfortable, welcoming, crisp and alive, your healing that you offered to me personally in your room full of crystals played such an important part of my weekend journey, and your caring and thoughtless of our needs was flawless. Gareth - your food perfectly met our vegan, salt free requirements, and was SO delicious and your Presence so welcome! Thank you! � I Highly recommend this space for Retreats and Ceremony that feed the mind-body-soul complex! The land is ready to welcome and amplify your prayers and consciousness expansion; and Kathryn, and Gareth Kernick are a magnificent team! So far my personal retreat venue of choice in KwaZulu Natal! So much love! See you next time! Xxx Lah-Hallah, Cacao Kuchina "
Lauren
"This place is soul food.The food was yummy and always beautifully presented.Our host always accommodating,warm and entertaining.The ideal setting for nurturing and learning new skills."
Carina
"Homely Friendly Peaceful Tranquil for any Retreat Waking up to the chirping of beautiful birds is a soul treat....will definitely be back..."
Lucy
"Most beautiful place I’ve EVER seen and had the privilege to stay at. Healing. A celebration of life itself. Delicious food made with love. Coming back for sure"
Zia
"Beautiful old farmhouse set in serene and tranquil setting. A little bit of heaven."
John
"A most beautiful venue allowing a sense of connection, beautiful mountain views and a river that runs through Really stunning. I just did an abdominal massage course there Kathryn was an excellent and sensitive host and provided beautiful wholesome meals 5 stars"
Claudia
"What a magical place with such beautiful energy! Wonderful staff and amazing food! I look forward to my next visit!"
Tracy
"This incredible retreat centre is found in a magical garden, the tone is set even before you reach the front door. Kathryn is a brilliant host - she and her staff provided us with truly delicious, nurturing food in her beautifully appointed home. The accommodation is of a excellent standard and the workshop space expansive - overall it was a top class experience. I can't recommend New Forest highly enough!"
Anne