From R800 PPS
Forest Creek nestles in a gorge of the Steenkampsberg Mountains, set in a private nature reserve of the Mpumalanga escarpment. (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.)
We are situated half way down the Steenkampberg Mountain Range at an altitude ideally suited to the rapid growth of Rainbow and Brown 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.
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 Cinamon 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.
This spacious luxury 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, veranda, it's own private garden, 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. We supply Fire wood, should you wish to Braai on Charcoal, then please bring your own.
Activities to be booked at the main lodge
Bush Bath - Set in a secluded spot, enjoy a 'Bath' in the bush, with lots of bubbles and champagne under the moonlight and stars.
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, 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!
Hikers 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, (where in summer you can see the tiny tree Orchids, ferns and flowers, and fungi).
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.
Mountain Biking - Bring your bikes and enjoy the off road cycling. Great views as you ride. A hard ride.
Trout fishing - in our dam, trophy fish
Clay pigeon shooting - An interesting and testing range for the novice and experienced shotists. for serious practice of just for fun
JET SKI - Bring along your own Jet Ski and enjoy a day of fantastic skiing on the Kwena dam. The dam is 1200 Hectares. Picnics available. There is no charge, and parking is available for your trailers and Skis.
ELEPHANT RIDES - Enjoy a day outing and visit the Elephant Whisperer where one can interact with the Elephants. You get to touch and feel the animal, and have a educational talk on the animal after which you can go for a ride on this magnificent beast. I went and it is really Awesome. One tick off my bucket list. Bookings must be made in advance.
Meals can be booked at the lodge along with any other activity.
Do not take the Belfast / Dullstroom turn off, please proceed to the Machadodorp Toll Plaza, 3 kms after the Plaza turn left onto the R36 Schoemanskloof Bypass Road.
Also note that the last 4 kms 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. Most vehicles come up the hill, but please don't bring a new BMW or Mercedes!
Transfer costs per trip - R75.00 per vehicle.
This 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, veranda, it's own private garden, 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. We supply Fire wood, Charcoal,. Clay pigeon shooting, Spa treatments, the 'Bush bath' can all be booked during your stay. You are welcome to book any activity and or meal at the lodge. Rates R1500.00 per night for the unit
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