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Forest Creek Lodge & Spa

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Come and stay in a safe haven during these stressing times, hide away from it all.


Please when making an inquiry for accommodation, please stipulate which room, or type of accommodation you are interested in, ie: Narina suite or the Forest cottage self-catering.

Forest creek is set in a private nature reserve, in a gorge of the Steinkampsburg 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 one enters this little enchanted world.

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, The Beach Cottage & 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.

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.

Forest Creek Lodge is a haven for honeymooners - celebrating your first, fifth or fiftieth, you will be inspired by the romance of this incredibly exclusive, private place.

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).

"Dear Forrest Creek Lodge

I would like to thank you for the wonderful service, and personalized attention Mr & Mrs Porter received from the staff at the lodge. Mr Porter mentioned he would have loved to have spent more time (at least 'a couple of days'). They felt so welcome and special. Mrs Porter said 'it's the Garden of Eden'. So well done, and for international guests to comment so highly of an establishment in South Africa, makes me truly 'Proud to be a South African'." 3rd March 2010 - Nicola Urquhart

"Thanks for a perfect weekend. You know just how to make your guests feel special! We appreciate the beautiful dinner on Saturday and all the nice romantic touches. Forest creek is truly a magical getaway!" Sept 2009 - Pieter and Marisa Potgieter

Guest Suites

The ambiance is complemented by the beautiful interior design and furniture and facilities. All the suites have DSTV, mini bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities and bathrobes for your comfort.

For the International traveler Forest Creek Lodge is an ideal place to relax and unwind after a long flight - a mere 180kms to the Kruger National Park, enjoy the treatments in the private Forest Spa, or just enjoy the tranquility of the bush. Forest Creek Lodge is a Malaria free zone.

At Forest Creek you will dine on a four-course d hôte dinner served in our candle lit dining room (Table d'hôte is a French phrase that literally means "host's table".), a choice of five-breakfast menus. We have a small menu for lunch.


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.

CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING - An interesting and testing range for the novice and experienced shotists.

JET SKI - Bring along your own Jet Ski and enjoy a day of fantastic skiing on the Kwena dam. The dam is 1200 Hectares. Picnic's available. There is no charge, and parking is available for your trailers and Ski's.

ELEPHANT RIDES - Enjoy a day's outing and visit the 'Elephant Whisperers' 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.

NARINA & CINNAMON SUITES - Named after the Narina Trogon and the Cinnamon Dove.
These suites have their own verandas, outdoor stone shower, Ball and claw bath tub set in the bay window looking into the bush. Queen sized 4 poster beds.

CARMINE SUITE - Named after the Carmine bee eater. This spacious suite supports a fireplace, his and her outdoor stone shower, private veranda with a small secret garden. A bath tub for 2 with plenty of candles, King sized extra length bed

SWAINSON SUITE - Named after the Swainson Francolin (Spur fowl).
This romantic suite supports a bathtub for two with plenty of candles, King size bed, or convert to 2 single beds..

TAMBOURINE SUITE - Named after the Tambourine dove. This suite has a queen bed, has an outdoor stone shower, veranda, a big bath with lots of candles!

This Self-catering unit is the ultimate in luxury and out-door living; it 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 Bar fridge 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.

SUNBIRD - This self-catering unit has two bedrooms, 2 bedrooms with a queen sized bed and the other can be a King sized bed or 2 x singles, both have en-suite bathrooms, Outdoor stone shower overlooking the mountain
Fully equipped kitchen with a gas hob, and a Weber braai for outdoor cooking, DSTV and DVD players.
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) The unit is serviced daily.

The Beach Cottage
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 an en-suite bathroom. A huge deck for outdoor entertainment. Fully equipped kitchen with outside braai area, Gas braai for cooking on the deck. DSTV and DVD player.
Fan, electric blanket and heater, snuggle under our percale cotton duvets and linen. (Note: If you are allergic to down feathers, we can supply fibre duvets and pillows) We supply wood. The unit is serviced daily.

This room does not fall under our 4 star grading
FOREST COTTAGE / SELF CATERING -This cosy rustic wooden cottage is situated 1/2km away from the main lodge area next to the indigenous forest and is totally private, and within earshot of the stream, with stunning views of the mountains. The cottage has a fireplace in the lounge/ dining room and is fully equipped. There is a large outside braai area, with a table for a lazy breakfast, lunch or supper.
The cottage comprises 1 queen bedroom en-suite (bath and toilet, with the shower over the bath), another small bedroom with single bed and a double sleeper couch in the lounge.


Note that the last 4kms 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.



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farm 14, , Badfontein, Lydenburg District, 1120

Map Forest Creek Lodge & Spa in Dullstroom  Highlands  Mpumalanga  South Africa

Guest Comments

Positives: Personnel very friendly,beautiful scenery, Dinner - meat was excellent!!
Negatives: Home page list activities which are not available: trout fishing and clay pigeon shooting.How is this possible? Only activity at lodge = hiking trail.
The last 4 km dirt road to establishment is very very difficult, even with an 4x4 vehicle. Not practical to drive down hill for horse riding or Jet ski,No wifi or cellphone reception anywhere at the lodge - I could not let my family know that I arrived safely. Cappuccino on the menu, but it is definitely not cappuccino !!Forest Creek Lodge & Spa definitely not value for money - R3500 per night for 2 people sharing!


We had a wonderful relaxing time at Forest Creek Lodge. It is a beautiful spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of Jhb. The rooms are very comfortable and clean and the staff are wonderful. The only negative comment we both have is that the 'spa' needs some TLC and properly trained therapists.

Everything was great, it was our fourth time here!

Fantastic setting, beautiful rooms and great staff. The drive up to the lodge however is difficult especially in the rain! It is a very bumpy, narrow dirt track; climbing & winding high into the hills - hence the wonderful setting. Would recommend a 4x4 vehicle.

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