At the base of the awe inspiring Tsitsikamma Mountains, alongside ancient rivers that make their way towards the Indian Ocean, lies the beautiful Forest Ferns Estate.
Situated only 160 Km from Port Elizabeth, at the Eastern gateway to the Garden Route of South Africa, this piece of paradise awaits your discovery. Enjoy languishing alongside the pool and jacuzzi, take a picnic on a forest amble, or drive out and visit the Tsitsikamma Marine Reserve. No matter whether is is hot and sunny or cool and drizzly, you will start each day with views that will enthrall you, and surround you with the rejuvenating effect of nature's energy.
In the heart of the Tsitsikamma, the awe-inspiring Lodge and charming Fernery Chalets offer the perfect country retreat. The luxury Lodge, situated above a 30 m waterfall and overlooking the Indian Ocean, offers guests breathtaking views, beautifully appointed living areas and stylishly furnished rooms. The timber Chalets set in fynbos along the river, are spacious and individually decorated. Guests can enjoy the tranquillity of mountains and forests from the privacy of their sheltered deck, and in winter curl up in front of the cosy fireplace. Jacuzzi, sauna, pool, gym, restaurant and barbeques. Enjoy forest trails, picnics, cycling, birding, boating and fishing. TGCSA 4-Star Country House.
In the heart of the Tsitsikamma, the awe-inspiring Lodge and charming Fernery Chalets offer the perfect country retreat. The luxury Lodge, situated above a 30m waterfall and overlooking the Indian Ocean, offers guests breathtaking views, beautifully appointed living areas and stylishly furnished rooms. The timber Chalets set in fynbos along the river, are spacious and individually decorated. Guests can enjoy the tranquillity of mountains and forests from the privacy of their sheltered deck, and in winter curl up in front of the cosy fireplace. Jacuzzi, sauna, pool, gym, restaurant and barbeques. Enjoy forest trails, picnics, cycling, birding, boating and fishing. TGCSA 4-Star Lodge and Country House.
Occupying a magnificent position on 109 hectares that borders onto the Tsitsikamma National Park, it has enchanting views of the rugged coastline, river gorge, and surrounding plantations… the perfect spot to reacquaint yourself with nature and renew the harmony of your soul.
Each suite is tastefully decorated and every effort has been made to ensure our guests' comfort, from DSTV and an en-suite bathroom to a private deck with beautiful views. For complete opulence, try The Honeymoon Suite with its luxurious spa bath. At the end of a tough day relaxing, guests can wander through our wine cellar and select a bottle of wine before making their way to the Cellar Dining Room for excellent cuisine and an equally enjoyable atmosphere. Children are welcome in the Chalets, but regrettably no children under the age of 12 years are permitted in the Lodge and dinner restaurant due to its ambiance.
The Chalets - beautiful and secluded. Experience the Tsitsikmma as if you were the first to discover it. There are both B&B and self catering chalets, each beautifully appointed and privately located, so you can enjoy a peaceful paradise experience. Relax in nature and treat your soul to views of mystical waterfalls, rock pools and the vast Indian Ocean.
The B&B chalets sleep 2 in either twin- or king size luxury, whereas the self catering chalets sleep 4 and have fully equipped kitchenettes, making them ideal for families - or choose one of the plush twin chalets (ideal for 2 couples) which offer en-suite bathrooms and private lounges, fully equipped kitchen and a private plunge pool on the deck. All the chalets are beautifully decorated and each chalet has a unique theme inspired by its magnificent surroundings. Enjoy the tranquility of the mountains and forests from the privacy of the sheltered deck or curl up in front of the cosy ceramic fireplace with a good book. End off the evening with a barbecue on your deck - simply arrange beforehand and you will be provided with everything from the ingredients to the Weber.
Rooms and units
Luxury Lodge Honeymoon Suites 2
Includes: B & B
Each magnificent Honeymoon Suite opens with sliding doors onto a private deck that has unbelievable views of the river gorge and ocean, and loungers on which to enjoy a sundowner or bask in the sun. Each en suite bathroom has a spa bath from which you can gaze out, in absolute privacy, over the Indian Ocean!
Luxury Lodge Suites 2
Includes: B & B
The Luxury Suites have views over the river gorge and of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, plantations, and the Indian Ocean. Percale cotton bed linen, luxurious bath amenities, bath robes and heated towel rails ensure your comfort.
B & B Chalets 6
Includes: B & B
The beautifully furnished B&B Chalets are set in indigenous fynbos along the Sandrif river, offering guests the perfect country retreat. Spacious and secluded, each chalet is equipped for a luxurious bed and breakfast stay and has a ceramic fireplace in the open plan sitting room for the cold winter evenings. Each chalet sleeps two in either twin or king size luxury and opens onto a protected deck area where there is a weber braai, and beautiful views of the mountains and river.
Self-Catering Family Chalets 2
Includes: B & B
The delightful self-catering units sleep 4 people on an open plan basis – 2 upstairs in the loft and 2 downstairs, and are ideal for families. Beautifully decorated and furnished for a luxurious stay, each chalet has a cosy ceramic fireplace in the open plan sitting room and the kitchenette is well equipped with a microwave, fridge and Salton two plate oven. The chalet opens onto a protected deck area with a weber braai, and beautiful views of the mountains and river. NB: Breakfast is not included in the quoted rate.
Self-Catering Twin Chalet 2
Includes: B & B
The luxurious twin chalets are the perfect choice for couples travelling together as they consist of two spacious en suite open-plan bed and sitting rooms, each with a cosy fireplace, flat screen television and pull out bed for an extra child. The modern suites are beautifully decorated and open onto a deck with a plunge pool and a view over the river. Each twin chalet has a well equipped central kitchen, bridging the two rooms, with a dining table for shared self-catering and socializing, while allowing guests perfect privacy when desired. NB: Breakfast is not included in the quoted.
Garden Lodge Suite 2
Includes: B & B
Beautiful suites, individually decorated, with cosy seating in the lovely bay windows and tranquil garden views. The en suite bathrooms are large and absolutely stunning, with walk-in shower, large bath and twin basins. From one of the suites one can lie in the bath and gaze out on the river gorge and in Victorian ones view is of the fern filled private garden. (Beds can be made up as twins).
ATTRACTIONS - THINGS TO DO
SERVICES & FACILITIES
The Lodge - naturally stunning ... created luxury
The Chalets - beautiful and secluded
An entertainment area with dart board, satellite television and sauna, as well as a swimming pool, is at the guests disposal. A large jacuzzi, perched on the edge of the river gorge, is a favourite with our guests, and can be enjoyed with a bottle of wine or champagne.
- bar/cocktail lounge
- braai / barbecue - communal
- braai / barbecue - onsite
- conference venue onsite
- dishwasher onsite
- DSTV in communal area
- DSTV in room
- exercise facilities (less than 5km)
- fishing (less than 3km)
- fishing onsite
- internet facilities
- jacuzzi onsite
- kitchen (fully equipped)
- laundry facilities (less than 2km)
- laundry facilities onsite
- lock-up safe
- microwave in unit
- nature trail (less than 2km)
- nature trail onsite
- outdoor pool
- parking all onsite
- phone in room
- private entrance
- radio in room
- restaurant (less than 5km)
- restaurant onsite
- sauna/steam room (less than 3km)
- sauna/steam room onsite
- tea / coffee making facilities
- television in communal area
- tumble dryer onsite
- washing machine onsite
- whale watching (less than 10km)
- whale watching onsite
Overhead Projector Available, Whiteboard Available, Slide Projector Available, Television Available, Conference Venue <25 People
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