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About The Fernery Lodge & Chalets

Imagine sitting above a 30-metre waterfall, with breath-taking views of a river gorge and the wild Indian Ocean. This is the setting of The Fernery Lodge. It is hard to decide whether to admire the incredible surroundings from the Lodge's deck area with the swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, or to enjoy it from any one of the six deluxe suites.

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 two in either twin or king size luxury, whereas the self-catering chalets sleep four and have fully equipped kitchenettes, making them ideal for families - or choose one of the plush twin chalets (ideal for two 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 tranquillity 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 the evening with a barbecue on your deck - simply arrange beforehand and you will be provided with everything from the ingredients to the Weber.

Facilities: 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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 16 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 48
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 34 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Available this weekend
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for The Fernery Lodge & Chalets

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TW Van Zyl, South Africa
25 August 2014

Some of the best views in the Garden Route. Restaurant and staff are excellent.

Jade Jacobsohn, South Africa
12 May 2013

We really enjoyed our time away here. The chalets are great, bathrooms amazing with views... champagne bathtub ocean-view setting. They have thought of everything. There's even a bird hide overlooking a little lake where there are boats that you can paddle out in. The dining area is a bit staid and dry and could use a bit of a chipper to hack out the ice. Otherwise a great break and will certainly go back.

June Wiley, Germany
15 October 2012

The lodge has the perfect setting. The views were amazing, and the food was delicious. We really enjoyed our stay.

Dalynne Oosthuizen, South Africa
25 September 2012

A wonderful long weekend. Nothing was too much trouble for all the friendly staff. Great accommodation with the nicest little extras - chocolates and a welcome note - that just added to the great experience. We will recommend The Fernery to everyone. Thank you so much.

Danie Delport, South Africa
21 March 2012

Great views, comfortable chalets, excellent staff! Good service. We will stay there again!

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The Fernery Lodge & Chalets Map

The Fernery Lodge & Chalets is 15.3km from the centre of Stormsriver Village , the nearest airport 178.5km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Stormsriver Village

The Big Tree

(1.8 km from Stormsriver Village)

1 review

The Big Tree in the Tsitsikamma stretches its distinctive yellowwood leaves skywards, towering over the other trees in the canopy. This tree is estimated to be between 600 and 800 years old, and stands 36,6 m tall with a trunk circumference of 9m. A...

Otter Trail

(6 km from Stormsriver Village)

1 review

South Africa’s most frequently hiked trail is so popular that bookings need to be made at least a year in advance – but don’t let that stop you. The dramatic setting of luxuriant Tsitsikamma forest meeting the rugged Indian Ocean coastline in the...

Kayak and Lilo Adventure

(6 km from Stormsriver Village)

1 review

The two-hour Kayak and Lilo Adventure takes guests up the Storms River and under the famous Storms River Suspension Bridge. The trip offers magnificent views of the gorge, river and ocean in the marine protected area. This fun adventure is...

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours

(0.9 km from Stormsriver Village)

2 reviews

Monkey about and zip between the tree tops for a unique forest experience. Situated in the magnificent Tsitsikamma Forest, the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour was the first tree top canopy tour to be developed in South Africa. Combining a generous shot...