Forest Creek Lodge & Spa
Luxury Lodge Suites
About Forest Creek Lodge & Spa
Relax & Re-connect with Nature at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa. A wonder for the Nature lover!
A question often asked is “Where are you?” Our reply is, if one was in Dullstroom (the town closest to us as the crow flies) and ‘jumped off the mountain’, you would land in our gorge.
Grading & Accolades
Forest Creek Lodge has earned superior gradings and high ratings from various tourism-related initiatives.
This incredibly exclusive, private place in the Mpumalanga Escarpment offers an escape from the bright city lights. Marvel at the expansive night sky and fall asleep to the sounds of the night in our Luxury Lodge Suites or one of the self-catering accommodation options available. Forest Creek nestles in a gorge of the Steenkampsburg Mountains, which is the end of the Drakensberg Mountain range. Set in a Private Nature reserve of the Mpumalanga escarpment. The gorge is softened only by a blanket of shrubs and trees which have grown in this malaria-free
zone over millennia.
It is only when one gets to the gate of Forest Creek Lodge that the rock-strewn grassland is left behind, one climbs up, and up, and enters this little enchanted world. Come and enjoy some good food and wine snuggled in front of our log Fireplaces, and go home feeling indulged.
At Forest creek one can see the remains of ancient villages, home to Africa’s earliest peoples. They can be found everywhere, by your lodge suite, along the Hiking trails, and by the stream… On this magnificent piece of land we hope we have catered for everyone, from Luxury guest suites at the main lodge to the Forest Cottage, Bee Eater, The Beach Cottage & Sunbird self-catering options. During the cooler months, come and enjoy the Big Fireplace in the Lodge Lounge. There are hiking trails along the stream under the canopy of trees. Treat yourself to an hour or two of relaxation in our Forest Spa.
Wi-Fi is available on request at the Lodge, or bring your own portable 3G connector.
To ensure your privacy, Lodge Suites are not adjoined to the main lodge, requiring a short walk to the communal lodge areas.
Forest Creek Lodge is a haven for honeymooners – celebrating your first, fifth or fiftieth, you will be inspired by the romance of this incredibly exclusive, private place.
Built in rock hewn from the surrounding hills, a magnificent lodge-under-thatch has been constructed with views of the gorge and the surrounding cliffs and mountain, within earshot of baboon barks echoing down the valley. Enjoy your nights in the luxury suites. Crisp white pure cotton linen and dark wood finishes create the perfect ambience. All the suites have DSTV, mini bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities and bathrobes for your comfort.
Narina Luxury Suite
Named after the Narina Trogon. Set in a secluded spot in the bush away from the main lodge and is totally private. This suite has its own veranda, outdoor stone shower, Ball and claw bath tub set in the bay window looking into the bush. DSTV, totally private. Queen sized 4-poster bed. Fan, Electric ￼blanket and heater, snuggle under our percale cotton duvets and linen. (Note: if you are allergic to down feathers, we can supply fiber duvets and pillows)
Cinnamon Luxury Suite
Named after the Cinnamon Dove. Set in a secluded spot in the bush away from the main lodge and is totally private. This suite has its own veranda, outdoor stone shower, Ball and claw bath tub set in the bay window looking into the bush. DSTV, totally private. Queen sized 4-poster bed. Fan, Electric blanket and heater, snuggle under our percale cotton duvets and linen. (Note: if you are allergic to down feathers, we can supply fiber duvets and pillows)
Swainson Luxury Suite
Named after the Swainson Francolin (Spur Fowl). This romantic suite has a big corner bath with shower, and DSTV. This room has a King sized bed, or can be converted into 2 single beds. Fan, Electric blanket and heater, snuggle under our percale cotton duvets and linen. (Note: if you are allergic to down feathers, we can supply fiber duvets and pillows.)
Carmine Luxury Suite
Named after the Carmine Bee Eater. This spacious suite supports a fireplace, DSTV, his and her outdoor stone showers, veranda, huge bath tub for two with lots of romantic candles, King sized extra length bed. Fan, Electric blanket and heater, snuggle under our percale cotton duvets and linen. (Note: if you are allergic to down feathers, we can supply fiber duvets and pillows)
Tambourine Luxury Suite
Named after the Tambourine Dove. This suite has an en suite bathroom, with a big corner bath with shower, outdoor stone shower with views of our mountains. In the main bedroom is a Queen size bed. DSTV, veranda, Fan, Electric blanket and heater, snuggle under our percale cotton duvets and linen. (Note: if you are allergic to down feathers, we can supply fiber duvets and pillows)
SELF CATERING OPTIONS:
The Beach Cottage
This self-catering cottage has stunning views of the Mountains. We decided to do something different, and bring the Beach to the Bush. It comprises a queen sized bedroom, with en-suite bathroom. A huge deck for outdoor entertainment. Fully equipped kitchen with a Gas braai on the deck and a Built in Braai for outdoor cooking. Fan, electric blanket and heater. Snuggle under our percale cotton duvets and linen. (Note: If you are allergic to down feathers, we can supply fibre duvets and pillows). We supply charcoal. The unit is serviced daily.
This cosy rustic wooden cottage is situated 1⁄2 km away from the main lodge area, next to the indigenous forest and is totally private, and within earshot of the stream, with stunning views of the mountains. The cottage has a fireplace in the lounge/ dining room and is fully equipped. There is a large outside braai area, with a table for a lazy breakfast, lunch or supper.
The cottage comprises 1 queen bedroom en-suite (bath and toilet, with the shower over the bath), another small bedroom with bunk beds and a double sleeper couch in the lounge. Suitable for couples with children or a romantic getaway as the bathroom is open-plan romantic ￼style.
Fan, Electric blanket and heater, snuggle under our percale cotton duvets and linen. (Note: if you are allergic to down feathers, we can supply fiber duvets and pillows). We supply Fire wood.
Please note that while we have not had the Forest Cottage graded – and it thus does not fall under our 4 star grading – you can still expect the same welcoming Forest Creek atmosphere
This Self-catering unit is the ultimate in luxury and out-door living; it supports a Braai, Fridge, Microwave oven, gas 2 plate stove, and is fully equipped, has a fireplace, DSTV, his and her outdoor stone shower, veranda, its own private garden, huge bath tub for two with lots of romantic candles, King sized extra length bed. Fan, Electric blanket Bar fridge and heater, snuggle under our percale cotton duvets and linen. (Note: if you are allergic to down feathers, we can supply fiber duvets and pillows) We supply Fire wood and charcoal. Clay pigeon shooting, Spa treatments, the ‘Bush bath’ can all be booked during your stay.
You are welcome to book any activity and or meal at the lodge.
This self catering unit has two bedrooms; 1 bedroom with a queen sized bed en-suite bathroom, the other bedroom has a King sized bed, or can be converted to 2 x single beds. Additional beds can be ordered for small children. Also has an en-suite bathroom. Fully equipped kitchen with a gas Braai and Webber braai for outdoor cooking. Fan, electric blanket and heater; snuggle under our percale cotton duvets and linen. (Note: if you are allergic to down feathers, we can supply fiber duvets and pillows) We supply Fire wood and charcoal. Clay pigeon shooting, Spa treatments, the ‘Bush bath’ can all be booked during your stay.Meals can be booked at the lodge.
For the International traveller, Forest Creek Lodge is an ideal place to relax and unwind after a long flight – a mere 130 km to the Kruger National Park, enjoy the treatments in the private Forest Spa, or just enjoy the tranquility of the bush.
Forest Creek is a Photographers paradise, with opportunities for getting up close with local fauna and flora. Being far from city lights, our night skies are so clear you will think you can touch the stars!! There is a private Airstrip 8 km from the farm. We provide transfers from the Airstrip to Forest Creek Lodge. We cater for small intimate weddings, a maximum of 14 people. These take place outside under the Gazebo. We provide all the food and beverages, accommodation, and decor for the function.
At Forest Creek you will dine on a four-course d’hôte dinner served in our candle-lit dining room (Table d’hôte is a French phrase that literally means “host’s table”), and have a choice of five- breakfast menus. We have a small menu for lunch. Weather permitting we will cook on the braai. For those who wish to hike, lunch packs are available. For those who have special diets, we request that you inform us prior to your arrival.
The water at Forest Creek comes from a spring, and we bottle our own Forest Creek spring water. Forest Creek boasts a huge fireplace. Weather permitting, you can enjoy your meals and drinks outside on the veranda overlooking the valley.
The Forest Spa
Indulge in our little Forest Spa with a full range of treatments.
So much to do … so little stress.
Relax and unwind in our Forest Spa while breathing the pure mountain air, listen to the birds and the stream in the distance. In our Forest Spa, we use the all-natural TheraVine and TheraNaka products, which are produced in the Cape. TheraVine has grown over the years and are now supplying customers on an International scale. Choose from a range of over twelve treatments. Couples massages are available, so book some quiet time with your “better half”.
The award-winning TheraVineTM range was launched in 2004 after years of extensive research and experimenting with formulations and ingredients. The determination and efforts were finally rewarded when TheraVineTM, the answer to healthy and radiant skin, saw the light of day and unlocked the power of natural beauty and skincare.
One of our unique activities at Forest Creek are the Hiking Trails in the “Cloud Forest”, due to the flora and fauna growing in this magical unique environment. The trails are designed for the entire family, and are most suitable for the even not-so-fit person. Under this canopy of trees and at the edge of the Mountain one feels very small, in comparison to the magical views.
Marked trails meander through the forest, along the stream.
The walk to the waterfall is approximately 2 kilometres, winding through the forest and criss- crossing the stream in several places under the canopy of large indigenous trees. One is likely to hear the baboons barking and spot the odd bush buck or red duiker and see the Cinnamon Doves, Narina Trogons and Louries that frequent the forest. In the wetter months the ferns, orchids and wild mushrooms offer spectacular opportunities for the more photographic inclined. A tree platform built in a large fig tree above the forest canopy, is an ideal stop for birders or to just relax and enjoy a picnic!
Scattered in the forest are remnants of old stone structures, some of which are supposedly several thousand years old and are under study at present. The forest is beautiful, friendly and safe.
No charge for entering our beautiful forest – just enjoy.
On Forest Creek property or in close proximity.
STAR GAZING PLATFORM – Relax under the night sky and enjoy the Magnificent Constellations, and shooting Stars.
JET SKI – Bring along your own Jet Ski and enjoy a day of fantastic skiing on the Kwena dam. The dam is 12km away and 1200 Hectares in size. Picnic’s available. There is no charge, and parking is available for your trailers and Ski’s.
BIRD WATCHING – We have a prolific variety of uncommon species of Birds that can be seen, including a resident pair of Black Eagles. We have a Forest Creek bird list.
HORSE RIDING – 5kms down the hill. The cost per person is R350.00 for approximately 1-hour ride in the valley. Please book in advance.
MOUNTAIN BIKING – Bring your bikes and enjoy the off road cycling. Great views as you ride. A hard ride!
CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING – Try your hand at shooting the clays with our 12 gauge shot gun, Price per shot R14.00 (minimum of 25 shots)
DUCK TARGET RANGE – This is a fun little target range, shot with an air rifle. R50.00 Inclusions
Forest Creek Lodge has a selection of accommodation to suit your needs. Select the luxury lodge suites, or the self-catering options. Included in the lodge suite rates is a 4-course dinner and breakfast.
If you take the Self Catering option, you are welcome to book meals and activities at the lodge. Dinner is a 4 course meal – R380.00, and breakfast (full English) is R190.00 per person.
We supply firewood and charcoal.
Included in the tariff:
- Rooms serviced daily.
- Self-catering units serviced daily.
- Breakfast and supper for those who are booked into the lodge.
- Available for use is a baby camp cot and a wooden cot for those who have babies.
- Due to new Government legislation there will be an additional 1% VAT charge added to your invoice on departure.
Stay any 2 nights mid week and receive the 3rd night FREE! Valid from Sunday to Thursday nights.
Not applicable to Public Holidays, and School Holidays.
- Indoor fireplace
- Equipped kitchen
- BBQ / Braai
- Satellite TV (DSTV)
- Bird watching
- Mountain biking
- Hiking or trail running