Forest Creek Lodge & Spa
(60km from Dullstroom)
Day visitors are welcome, and can book any of our activities - cost per person is R50.00
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, The Beach cottage, Sunbird family unit & Bee Eater Self catering accommodations. 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.
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. A wonder for the Nature lover!
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 tranquillity of the bush. There is a private Airstrip 8 km from the farm, we provide transfers from the Airstrip to Forest Creek Lodge.
At Forest Creek you will dine on a four-course d'hote dinner served in our candle-lit dining room (Table d'hote is a French phrase that literally means "host's table"), 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.
One of our unique activities at Forest Creek are the Hiking Trails in the "Cloud Forest".
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.
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 Trogon's and Lourie's 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.
- Bush Bath - Set in a secluded spot, enjoy a 'Bath' in the bush, with lots of bubbles and champagne under the moonlight and stars.
- Star gazing platform – A deck where one can have a cocktail, while staring up at the Magnificent night sky.
- Forest Spa - Indulge yourself in our private Spa overlooking the gorge, go home feeling relaxed and stress free.
- Gazebo Romantic Private Dinner - Spoil your loved one, and request this romantic setting for a totally private candle lit dinner under the gazebo. Many a proposal of marriage has been accepted in this lovely setting!
- Hikers Picnic - A picnic packed in a rucksack, get ready to hike to the waterfall!
- Lazy Picnic - A picnic set out for you in a private spot, with champagne, a good one for the romantic at heart.
- Horse Riding - 4km down the hill enjoy the scenic rides in the valley.
- Hiking - Marked trails through the forest, along the stream, (where in summer you can see the tiny tree Orchids, ferns and flowers, and fungi).
- 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..
- Clay Pigeon Shooting - An interesting and testing range for the novice and experienced shotists.
On this magnificent piece of land we hope we have catered for everyone.
Note that the last 4kms of dirt road require a high clearance vehicle, however we can collect you at the bottom of the hill and leave your vehicle in a safe place. Most vehicles come up the hill, but please don't bring a new BMW or Mercedes!
Transfer costs per trip - R75.00 per vehicle.
Attractions In The Area:
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Quad biking
- Horse Riding
- River rafting
- White Water Tubing
- Scenic Flights (Small Aircraft)
- Bird of prey centre
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Sudwala Caves
- God's Window
- Burkes luck Potholes
- Blyde River Canyon
- Echo Caves
Carmine Luxury Suite (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)
This huge suite supports a fireplace with cosy lounge area, queen-sized bed, outdoor his and her stone showers, own private veranda, huge romantic bath for two. Mini bar fridge, tea/coffee and gowns for your comfort. DStv and radio. The rate includes dinner and breakfast.
Bed Configuration: King extra length bed
Narina and Cinnamon Luxury Suite
These luxury romantic Stone Suites support big bathtubs in a bay window, looking into the bush, an outside stone shower attached to the bathroom. These room's are totally secluded in indigenous bush, with their own private veranda, with table and chairs and large umbrella. Tea, coffee, etc., kettle, hairdryer, mini bar/fridge and Forest Creek bath robes are supplied for your comfort in all suites.
Bed Configuration: Queen 4 poster beds.
Swainson Luxury Suite
This suite under thatch has full DStv, minibar/fridge, hairdryer, tea, coffee, lounge area with en-suite bathroom with a huge corner bath tub with shower. Can accommodate 2 young children
Bed Configuration: Queen bed.
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 a Queen size bed. DSTV, veranda, Fan, Electric blanket and heater, snuggle under our percale cotton duvets and linen.
Bed Configuration: Queen bed.
Bee Eater (Accommodation Only)
Named after the Bee Eater -This spacious luxury unit 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, it's own private garden, 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. We supply Fire wood, should you wish to Braai on Charcoal, then please bring your own.
Bed Configuration: King extra length bed.
Forest Cottage (Accommodation only)
This cosy cottage is set next to the Indigenous forest, and within earshot of the stream,with views of the mountains. Which comprises of one double room en-suite, and a separate small room with a single bed. The cottage has a double sleeper couch in the lounge. fireplace in the lounge/dining room and is fully equipped. Limited DStv, There is a large outside braai area, with a table for a lazy breakfast, lunch or supper.
Bed Configuration: Queen bedroom en-suite, bunk bed, and a double sleeper couch in the lounge.
Sunbird Self Catering Unit
This self-catering unit has two bedrooms, 2 bedrooms with a queen sized bed and the other can be a King sized bed or 2 x singles, both have en-suite bathrooms, Outdoor stone shower overlooking the mountain. Fully equipped kitchen with a gas Braai and Weber 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 charcoal and wood. The unit is serviced daily.
The Beach Cottage - 2 Guests
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 of a queen sized bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom. A huge deck for outdoor entertainment. Fully equipped kitchen with outside braai area, Gas braai for cooking on the deck. DSTV. 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 wood. The unit is serviced daily.If you take one of the accommodation only options you are welcome to book any activity and or meal at the lodge.
If you take the self catering option you are welcome to book meals and activities at the lodge, we supply firewood. Dinner is a 4 course meal R380.00 and breakfast is R190.00 per person.
- Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
- Birdlife South Africa - Birder Friendly
- Tourism Grading - 4 Stars
- babysitting service
- bar fridge
- bar/cocktail lounge
- big game (less than 30km)
- Bird watching
- braai / barbecue - onsite
- DSTV in room
- electric blankets
- fishing (less than 3km)
- free toiletries
- fridge in unit
- gas braai / barbecue
- hair dryer
- horse riding (less than 5km)
- horse riding onsite
- hunting (less than 30km)
- internet facilities
- kitchen (fully equipped)
- kitchenette (some units)
- lake (less than 5km)
- laundry facilities onsite
- linen & towels provided
- lock-up safe
- Malaria free
- microwave (some units)
- microwave in unit
- mini bar
- nature trail (less than 2km)
- nature trail onsite
- packed lunches
- pets allowed by prior arrangement
- private airfield (less than 15km)
- private entrance
- radio in room
- restaurant onsite
- room service
- spa facilities
- stove in unit
- sun deck
- target shooting
- tea / coffee making facilities
- wi-fi / hotspot
- Woodburning stoves
Directions from Nelspruit - 1 1/2 hour (98km)
N4 out of Nelspruit past Halls Store - 22 km turn right onto the Schoemanskloof bypass. Travel 45 km - right onto R36 to Lydenburg. Travel 18km - see Kwena Dam on your right, start looking on your left for the Forest Creek/Rustenburg signs. Turn left onto the dirt road travel 4km, see Forest Creek sign on left, farm 14, come in the gate and 4.4km up the hill to Forest Creek.
Directions from Dullstroom - 50 mins (62km)
Take the Lydenburg road out of Dullstroom, travel approximately 35km and on your right you will see a sign "Witklip" - take this dirt road and travel 8km. You will come to the Lydenburg/Machadodorp road (R36) turn right, travel 18km, come down the hill and you will see the Kwena Dam on the left. Look for the Forest Creek Lodge sign on your left, pointing to the right, take this dirt road, 4km of farm road and you will find farm no. 14 on your left, the gate with 2 concrete eagles, come in the gate and travel up the farm road 4.4km and you will find Forest Creek