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About Bee Eater Self-catering Unit

Bee Eater Self-catering Unit is situated in the private nature reserve of Forest Creek, set in a gorge of the Steinkampsburg Mountains in Mpumalanga. The unit is located near to Forest Creek Lodge, with activities and meals available at the lodge.

The self-catering unit is the ultimate in luxury and outdoor living, equipped with a barbecue, fridge, microwave oven, and gas two-plate stove. Features include a fireplace, full DStv, a his and hers outdoor stone shower, veranda, private garden, and a huge tub for two with lots of romantic candles. The extra-length king-size bed is made up with cotton percale linen and duvets, and a fan, electric blankets, heater, and a bar fridge are also provided. Firewood is supplied for the barbecue.

Activities available at Forest Creek Lodge include a bush bath set in a secluded spot with lots of bubbles and champagne under the moonlight and stars. Spoil your loved one and request a romantic, totally private candlelit dinner under the gazebo. Picnics can be provided for hikers or laid out for the romantics, and there are numerous marked hiking trails through the forest and along the stream. The area offers a prolific variety of uncommon birds species that can be seen including a resident pair of Black eagles. Horse riding and clay pigeon shooting can also be arranged.

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 R250.00 and breakfast is R120.00 per person.

Activities include; Bush bath - set in a secluded spot, enjoy a 'bath' in the bush, with lots of bubbles.
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 for a totally private candle lit dinner under the gazebo. Many a proposal of marriage has been accepted in this lovely setting!

Hiker’s 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.
Hiking; marked trails through the forest, along the stream on the way to the waterfall.

Bird watching; we have a prolific variety of uncommon species of birds that can be seen, including a resident pair of black eagles.
Horse riding; 4 km down the hill, book a ride in our scenic valley.

Trout fishing; good clear water with rainbow trout.
Clay pigeon shooting; an interesting and testing range for the novice and experienced shooters.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Reviews for Bee Eater Self-catering Unit

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Brenda Roodbol, South Africa
08 January 2016

We had a fantastic stay at the Forest Creek Lodge, of which Bee Eater is one of several self-catering units.  Wonderful, excellent staff service.  The mountains are something to behold! We had some meals at the restaurant - super! Due to this establishment being pet-friendly, this was a plus [and the reason we made the choice to stay here]. Various walks enable you to be part of nature - the forest and lovely pools along the way to the waterfall was an experience never to forget.  Our children occupied another unit, Beach Lodge, with breathtaking views of the mountains - I could sit there for...
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Wilna Barnard, South Africa
03 January 2016

In close proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria situated in beautiful surroundings.  The friendly staff,  Mush and Anita contributed to a ideal break away.  We enjoyed walking with our dogs and lazy days celebrating the New Year.  The gravel road leading to the lodge not suited for a car, but,  you can ask to be collected.  Highly recommended for the hiker and nature lover.  

Graeme Hamilton Reid, South Africa
04 December 2015

We wanted to get out of the city for a little breakaway with our dogs so headed through to Forest Creek Lodge for 3 nights. Such a beautiful place and the staff are all so accommodating - They cater to your every need.Thank you all for a lovely few days!

Tersia Ehlert, South Africa
11 November 2015

Forest Creek Lodge is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing time in nature between the mountains. Walking the nature trail to the waterfall is beautiful. The service was excellent! The Bee Eater with an outside shower and kitchen is a stunning unit, perfect for a special / romantic weekend for two.

Sonja Ackermann, South Africa
02 October 2015

My husband and myself booked a stay at Bee Eater Self-catering unit for our anniversary. The units is private and the Decor is exquisite and everything you can hope for if you are seeking a  romantic getaway. The staff and Anita is so friendly and is willing and eager to assist with anything you may need. This is a place I will definitely suggest for any coulple. 

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Bee Eater Self-catering Unit Map

Bee Eater Self-catering Unit is 24.4km from the centre of Dullstroom , the nearest airport 89km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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