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About Forest Cottage

Forest Creek nestles within a gorge of the Steinkampburg Mountains. 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 enter this little enchanted world. The mystique of the place is tangible. A strong feeling of peace will overwhelm you. A question often asked is where are you. Our reply is if one were in Dullstroom and jumped off the mountain, you would land in our gorge.This cosy, rustic wooden cottage is situated 0.5 km away from the main lodge area next to the indigenous forest and is totally private, within earshot of the stream, and with stunning views of the mountains. The cottage features a fireplace in the lounge (we supply firewood) and is fully equipped for self-catering. The cottage comprises one queen-size bedroom with an en-suite bath and toilet, a second smaller bedroom with a single bed, and a double sleeper couch in the lounge. The unit is suitable for couples with small children, or a romantic hideaway, as the bathroom is open-plan, with candles and bubbles. There is also a large outside braai area with a table for a lazy breakfast, lunch or supper. If you take the self-catering option you are welcome to book meals and activities at the lodge, dinner is a four-course meal and there are seven breakfast menu’s to choose from.The bird-watching at Forest Cottage is amazing and there are many rare species here. We have built a tree house in the ravine forest for bird-watching and picnics, set high up in the canopy of the large trees and offering superb views of the forest canopy and gorge. Some of the more exotic species of interest to birdwatchers include the Knysna loerie, Cinnamon dove, Grey cuckoo shrike, Blue mantled flycatcher, Black eagle and the ultimate tick, the Narina trogon. This inter-zonal malaria-free habitat also allows tree enthusiasts the opportunity of identifying many uncommon species of trees, shrubs, orchids and ferns.Other activities include: a bush bath, set in a secluded spot in the bush, with lots of bubbles; hiking marked trails through the forest, ending at the waterfall (and you can get a hiker’s picnic, packed in a rucksack, from us so that you can feast when you reach the waterfall); a lazy picnic, set out for you in a private spot, with champagne (a great choice for those romantics); horse-riding through the scenic valley; and clay pigeon shooting, an interesting and testing range for the novice and experienced shooters.For the international traveller Forest Creek Lodge is an ideal place to relax and unwind after a long flight, a mere 130 km from the Kruger National Park. Please note that the last 4 kilometres 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.

Spa: Forest spa - indulge yourself in our private spa overlooking the gorge, go home feeling relaxed and stress free.

Romantic: 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!

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 24 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
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Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Specials

R350 worth of Freebies Free Spa treatment


Stay between 31 Aug 2017 and 30 Sep 2017 and get a Spa treatment to the value of {{R350.00}} free.Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Sun. .

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Important Information

All prices are quoted in South African Rands.VAT is included. For a one-night stay, there is a 20% levy on the daily rates. Self-catering units are serviced daily. A baby camp cot is available, if required. Transfer costs per trip - R75.00 per vehicle.

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Reviews for Forest Cottage

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Anna Lourens
17 April 2017

We were looking to get away from the city and people and touch base with silence and nature for a bit, and that is exactly what we got. The piece of nature and privacy one encounters there is invaluable, it seems a little piece of paradise that is still untouched and edged in time. Good clearance on vehicle needed, but for peeps going, its the first thing Anita from the lodge asked us, and it was what vehicle we had and alternative arrangements can be made and they can meet you part of the way. The Forest Cottage is as one would imagine early forest cabins would be, except much more luxuriou...
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Jackie Kotzee
10 April 2017

We had a wonderful stay at the Beach Cottage. The décor is done with so much detail, it is truly amazing. The walk to the waterfall is misleading if you compare the " easy walk" from the website to the actual climb...we never made it to the waterfall, we were not prepared for the rocks and difficult terrain as we would have liked to be. People must just be informed that it is not that easy. I was also a bit disappointed that we were not as near Dullstroom as we thought. The staff at the lodge is wonderful. They really go the extra mile for their guests. This was a wonderful weekend.

Tshepo Mohuba, South Africa
22 February 2017

Wonderful mountains surrounding the lodge. The Cottage is well removed from the lodge and provides a lot of privacy. It is a bit of a schlep in terms of spontaneously deciding to walk to the top as there is no network coverage in the area to organise a lift. Overall not a terrible experience.

Yvette Els, South Africa
06 February 2017

The most amazing romantic weekend. Everything blends in so well together. The gazebo candlelight dinner is a definite must for all couples and the walk in the forest up to the waterfall is so peaceful, tranquil and beautiful. The staff is all so friendly and helpful. Forest Creek cottage is a real gem being a secluded, self catering and private cottage 500m from the lodge. All and all it was an amazing weekend and the memories will live forever. We will most definitely return.

Chan Hum Coue, South Africa
25 August 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our mid-week break at Forest Creek Lodge and Spa and we would highly recommend it to anyone. The lodge greeted us with a much appreciated welcome drink and a friendly smile and we were treated with great hospitality through our entire visit. The Forest Cottage was brilliant and catered for everything that we wished for with an outdoor braai area, gas stove and a comfy bed. The hike to the waterfall with a picnic for two is a must-do activity and the most peaceful hike you will ever have. There are more than enough activities to cater for all kinds of tastes...
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Forest Cottage Map

Forest Cottage is 24.5km from the centre of Dullstroom , the nearest airport 88.9km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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