Forest Creek Lodge & Spa, Dullstroom

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Description

Forest Creek nestles in a gorge of the Steenkampsburg Mountains, set in a private nature reserve of the Mpumalanga escarpment. The gorge is softened only by a blanket of shrubs and trees which have grown in this malaria-free zone over millennia. 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. (A question often asked is where are you? Our reply is, if one was in Dullstroom and "jumped off the mountain", you would land in our gorge.) Dullstroom surrounds. 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. At Forest Creek, guests will dine on a four-course d'hôte dinner served in our candle-lit dining room, as well as a choice of seven breakfast menus. We also have a small menu for lunch and weather permitting, we will cook on the braai. For those who wish to hike, lunch packs are available, and 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 and weather permitting, guests can enjoy meals and drinks outside on the veranda overlooking the valley. One of our unique activities at Forest Creek is 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 km, 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 Loeries 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 simply 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. On this magnificent piece of land we hope we have catered for everyone, from luxury guest suites at the Main Lodge (The suites are not attached to the lodge they are free standing units) to the Forest Cottage, Beach cottage, Sunbird and Bee Eater self-catering options. Forest Creek Lodge is also a haven for honeymooners, celebrating your first, fifth or fiftieth, you will be inspired by the romance of this incredibly exclusive, private place. If you take the self-catering option you are welcome to book meals and activities at the lodge, we supply firewood. For Self- catering guest’s meals can be booked at the lodge, Dinner is a 4 course meal and seven breakfast menu's to choose from. Dinner and Breakfast is included if you are staying in one of the lodge suites. All the units and suites are serviced daily, and Turn down service is done at night in the lodge suites.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. Clay pigeon shooting; an interesting and testing range for the novice and experienced shooters.
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Pricing Information

2011 Base Rate

Unit Single room Sharing (P/P) Unit
Narina Luxury Suite R1,800 R1,225 R2,450
Forest Cottage - self catering R1,100 R550 R1,100
Swainson Luxury Suite R1,600 R1,100 R2,200
Carmine luxury suite R2,000 R1,450 R2,900
Cinnamon luxury suite R1,800 R1,225 R2,450
Tambourine Luxury Suite R1,600 R1,100 R2,200

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2012 Base Rate

Unit Single room Sharing (P/P) Unit

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Room Types

King sized bed double room Carmine suite (1)

Named after the Carmine Bee Eater.This spacious suite supports 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.

Includes: D B & B

Queen bed double room Narina suite (1)

Named after the Narina Trogon.Set in a secluded spot in the bush away from the main lodge and is totally private. This suite has its own veranda, outdoor stone shower, Ball and claw bath tub set in the bay window looking into the bush. DSTV, mini bar.

Includes: D B & B

Queen sized bed double room Cinnamon (1)

Named after the Cinnamon Dove.Set in a secluded spot in the bush away from the main lodge and is totally private. This suite has its own veranda, outdoor stone shower, Ball and claw bath tub set in the bay window looking into the bush. DSTV, mini bar.

Includes: D B & B

Queen sized double room Swainson suite (1)

Named after the Swainson Francolin (Spur fowl).This suite has a big corner bath with shower, and full DSTV, can be a King size bed or convert to two single beds.

Includes: D B & B

Queen sized double room Tambourine (1)

Named after the Tambourine dove -1 Queen bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, outdoor stone shower with views of the mountains, DSTV, veranda, and Bar fridge,

Includes: D B & B

Sunbird Self Catering unit (1)

This self catering unit has two bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms, and out door stone shower, 1 queen bed and the other room can be 2 singles or 1 king bed. Fully equipped kitchen and braai facilities.

Includes: Self-catering

Bee Eater Self-catering unit (1)

This spacouis Self-catering 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,, it's own private garden,

Includes: Self-catering

The Beach cottage (1)

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 en-suite bathroom. A huge deck for outdoor entertainment. Fully equipped

Includes: Self-catering

Facilities

Laundry Facilities, Braai/Barbecue, Pet Friendly, Indoor Fireplace, Satellite TV, Hiking, Wi-Fi, Credit Card Facilities, Room Service, Restaurant on Premises, Parking on Premises, December Holidays, Next Weekend, Cosy, Public School Holidays, Instant Book, March School Holidays, June/July School Holidays, December School Holidays, Easter Weekend

Activities Near

Trout Fishing, Bird Watching, Fishing, Bicycle Touring, Fishing - Fly, Fishing - Freshwater, Health & Fitness, Horse Riding, River Rafting/Expedition, Walking, Big 5, 4 X 4 Trails, Game Drives

Accomm Type

Lodge, Self-catering

Main Theme

Wellness & Spa, Romantic

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