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Mountain Lodges in Dullstroom Area - Mpumalanga - South Africa | Accommodation: 35141

Forest Creek Lodge & Spa - Listing 35141



ZAR 1490 Per Person - Per Day

Dullstroom Area - Mpumalanga - Mpumalanga - South Africa

Bedrooms 5       Bathrooms 5       Sleeps 2


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Forest Creek Lodge & Spa

Rates Comments

ZAR 1490 Per Person - Per Day      [ 4 Stars ]

R1490.00 per person including dinner and breakfast

Type of Accommodation

Holiday Accommodation - Hotels

Mountain Lodges

Characteristics

MountainsideCountrysideSpaPets AllowedGardenTVInternet

Description

Forest Creek nestles in a gorge of the Steenkampsburg Mountains, which is the end of the Drakensberg Mountain range. 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. This winter come and enjoy some good food and wine snuggled in front of our log Fireplaces, and go home feeling indulged.

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, Bee Eater self & Sunbird self catering options. During the cooler months, come and enjoy the Big Fireplace in the Lodge Lounge. 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
A question often asked is "Where are you?" The only way we can explain this is to say, if you were in Dullstroom and jumped off the mountain, you would land in our gorge (Box canyon). Dullstroom is on top of our mountain range! Lydenburg is to the east, 35kms away.

130 kms from the Kruger International Airport.
TROUT FISHING
We are situated half way down the Steenkampberg Mountain Range at an altitude ideally suited to the rapid growth of Rainbow trout. Our cold, clear perennial stream feeds the trophy dam in where these lovely fish abide in a truly beautiful setting.
The dam is approximately a half hour walk from the lodge or can be reached by 4x4 vehicle, leaving a 5 minute walk.
We practice catch and release of fish hooked.
Should a fish be unable to be returned, the charge is R75 per Kilogram with a rod fee of R100 per day or part thereof.
Bring your own tackle and don’t forget your camera!

HIKING TRAILS
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.

Should you wish to order champagne, please do so when booking the Bush bath. R150.00.
FOREST SPA - Indulge yourself in our private Spa overlooking the gorge, go home feeling relaxed and stress free. Click the "Relax" box at the top of the page for price list.
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! Service fee: R250.00, for the lodge guests only. (Self catering guests would also have to pay R250 per person for the four course meal)
HIKERS PICNIC - A picnic packed in a rucksack, get ready to hike to the waterfall! R150.00 per pack.
LAZY PICNIC - A picnic set out for you in a private spot, with champagne, a good one for the romantic at heart. R350.00
HIKING - Marked trails through the forest, along the stream, (where in summer you can see the tiny tree Orchids, ferns and flowers, and fungi). No charge.
TROUT FISHING - An altitude ideally suited to the rapid growth of Rainbow trout. Our cold, clear perennial stream feeds the trophy dam, and we practice catch and release. Should a fish be unable to be returned, the charge is R75.00 per Kilogram with a rod fee of R100.00 per day, per person.
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.
HORSE RIDING - 4km down the hill, book a ride in our scenic valley. R250.00 per person.
MOUNTAIN BIKING - Bring your bikes and enjoy the off road cycling. Great views as you ride. A hard ride!
CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING - An interesting and testing range for the novice and experienced shotists. Use our Winchester 12 and 20 gauge shotguns for serious practice of just for fun. .

Amenities

Queen sized 4-poster bed. Fan, Electric blanket and heater,
All the suites have DSTV, mini bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities and bathrobes for your comfort.

Bed Configuration

Narina suite - 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, totally private. Queen sized 4-poster bed. 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)
Rates:
Dinner, bed and breakfast (per person, sharing) - R1 490.00
Dinner, bed and breakfast (single) - R1 800.00

Cinnamon suite - 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, totally private. Queen sized 4-poster bed. 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)
Rates:
Dinner, bed and breakfast (per person, sharing) - R1 490.00
Dinner, bed and breakfast (single) - R1 800.00

Swainson suite - Named after the Swainson Francolin (Spur fowl).
This romantic suite has a big corner bath with shower, and DSTV, Queen size bed. This room can be converted to accommodate 2 children, with the addition of bunk beds in the lounge area. 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)
Rates:
Dinner, bed and breakfast (per person, sharing) R1 350.00
Dinner, bed and breakfast (single) R1 600.00

Carmine suite - Named after the Carmine Bee Eater.
This spacious suite supports a fireplace, DSTV, his and her outdoor stone showers, veranda, 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. (Note: if you are allergic to down feathers, we can supply fiber duvets and pillows)
Rates:
Dinner, bed and breakfast (per person, sharing) R 1550.00
Dinner, bed and breakfast (single) R2 000.00

Tambourine suite - 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 is a Queen size bed. DSTV, veranda, 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)
Rates:
2 Adults - Dinner, bed and breakfast (per person, sharing) R1 350.00
Dinner, bed and breakfast (single) R1 600.00


Property Directions

Directions from Johannesburg - 2 ½ to 3 hours

From Jhb – take the N4 Witbank / Middelburg. Go through Machadodorp Toll Plaza. 2km after the toll on the left take the Schoemanskloof bypass towards Lydenburg/Nelspruit.
At15km there is a turn off to the left – to Lydenburg, which is the R36. R36 towards Lydenburg travel 17kms, you will see Kwena Dam on the right. Start looking for Forest Creek/Rustenburg signs on the left. Take the Rustenburg dirt road to the left, travel 4km, on the left hand side you will see the Forest Creek sign, farm no 14. Two concrete eagles on gate post. Up the hill 4.4 km.

Directions from Nelspruit - 1 ½ 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 11km, 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, 1.2km of farm road and you will see another "Forest Creek Lodge" sign pointing to the left, take this road and travel about 6.2km and you will find farm no. 14 on your Right, the gate with 2 concrete eagles, come in the gate and travel up the farm road 4.4km and you will find Forest Creek at the top.

Property Address

Farm 14 Badfontein
Mpumalanga
1120
South Africa

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