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Graded Lodge and Chalet Accommodation , Restaurant, Conferencing, Hiking. Unique and exclusive luxury Lodge, Breathtaking views of the river gorge and Indian Ocean. Six superbly furnished luxury suites and fine cuisine, Jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool. Rates based on Bed & Breakfast. Twelve luxury B&B & self-catering chalets, magnificent views of mountains, forests & sea, secluded with private decks & cosy fireplaces, entertainment area with swimming pool, sauna & jacuzzi, situated on the Sandrif River, Tsitsikamma, 12 km from Storms River Bridge. Forest trails, birding, cycling, boating, 4x4 outings and picnics. Visit the magnificent Fernery & nursery open for day visitors from 9:00 to 17:00 daily. Conferencing with advanced audiovisual equipment, final night on the luxury Dolphin hiking trail. www.dolphintrail.co.za
At the base of the awe-inspiring mountains, alongside ancient rivers making their way towards the Indian Ocean, lies the magical and mystical Tsitsikamma, or 'Place of Sparkling Waters'. Here indigenous forest, plantation, rugged coastlines and active bird life work together in harmony to create the perfect setting for reacquainting yourself with Nature and healing the Soul. And among all this natural splendour, you will find the luxurious Fernery Lodge and Chalets.
The Lodge – naturally stunning.....created luxury
Imagine sitting above a 30 meter-waterfall, with breathtaking views of a river gorge and the wild Indian Ocean. This is the setting of The Fernery Lodge, and it is difficult to decide whether to admire the incredible surroundings from the deck area with the swimming pool, jacuzzi, and sauna, or to enjoy it from any one of the six luxury suites. Each suite is tastefully decorated and every effort has been made to ensure our guests' comfort, from DSTV, tea and coffee facilities, and magnificent en-suite bathrooms to private decks and spa baths in the honeymoon suites. At the end of a tough day relaxing, guests can wander through the wine cellar and select a bottle of wine before making their way to the Cellar Dining Room for an excellent dinner and an equally enjoyable atmosphere.
The Chalets – beautiful and secluded
Stay at the Fernery Chalets and experience the Tsitsikamma as if you were the first to discover it. Relax in nature and treat your Soul to views of mystical waterfalls, rock pools and the vast Indian Ocean. These beautiful chalets are set apart from one another to ensure a private paradise experience and offer both B&B and self catering options. The B&B chalets sleep 2 in either twin or king size luxury, whereas the self catering chalets sleep 4 and have fully equipped kitchenettes, making them ideal for families. All the chalets are beautifully decorated and each chalet has a unique theme inspired by its magnificent surroundings. Enjoy the tranquility of the mountains and forests from the privacy of the sheltered deck or curl up in front of the cosy ceramic fireplace with a good book. End off the evening with a barbeque on your deck – simply arrange with us beforehand and we will provide everything from the ingredients to the Weber. As an alternative, the restaurant is open daily and offers an excellent 4 course table d'hôte dinner menu.
An entertainment area with Wi-Fi, dart board and satellite television, as well as a swimming pool, driving range and sauna, is at the guests disposal. A large jacuzzi, perched on the edge of the river gorge, is a favourite with our guests, and can be enjoyed together with a bottle of wine or champagne late into the evening.
The Nursery
The nursery forms part of the Forest Ferns Estate and is a Eurepgap accredited facility, exporting ferns and foliage to flower markets around the world. Visit the unique Fernery and marvel at the magnificent display of indigenous ferns, or take a stroll through the fern and restio production nursery. You can also witness the activity of the export pack shed and cold rooms, finishing off the tour with a delicious tea or light meal in our friendly restaurant.
If you ever tire of gazing at the view or relaxing in the wonderful facilities, the Fernery and its magnificent surroundings offers an endless array of activities. Amble to the nearby dam and take the rowing boat in a quest to spot some of the 164 species of resident birds .... or simply use it to enjoy a round of sundowners. Those wishing to be more active can set off on one of the many hiking trails for which this area is famous, or rent a mountain bike and explore the surrounding plantations.
For those guests wanting to explore the area, the Tsitsikamma National Park is close by with its magnificent scenery and variety of hiking trails, and day trips to Natures Valley and Plettenberg Bay are well worth while. The really adventurous may go bungy jumping from the Bloukrans River Bridge, black water tubing down the Storms River Gorge, abseiling, or swinging in the tree tops on a canopy tour.

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Bed & Breakfasts, Chalets, Country Houses, Honeymoon Venues, Lodges, Luxury Retreats, Self-Catering


Latitude : -34° 1' 48.67" S | Longitude : 24° 0' 15.99" E

The Fernery @ Forest Ferns – Map & Directions

The Fernery is situated on the Garden Route, in the Tsitsikamma, mid-way between Plettenberg Bay & Jeffreys Bay and approximately 160km from both the Port Elizabeth & George airports.
When travelling west on the N2 from Port Elizabeth & Jeffreys Bay, continue for 4km after crossing the Kruis River Bridge & The Tsitsikamma Lodge and turn left onto the Blueliliesbush & Nompumelelo Village road **
When travelling east on the N2 from George & Plettenberg Bay, continue for 4km after crossing the Storms River Bridge and turn right onto the Blueliliesbush & Nompumelelo Village road **
** Continue south on the Blueliliesbush road for 2km, passing Nompumelelo Village on the right, to a T-junction.
Turn right at the T-junction & then left after 50 metres & then right again after a further 50 meters; as per The Fernery and Forest Ferns signs. From here it is 6km on a well signposted gravel road to The Fernery Lodge & Chalets.
Please note: Although we do our best to maintain the 6km stretch of gravel road, its' condition is dependent on the weather and the availability of maintenance teams. Please drive carefully.
Once you reach the Forest Ferns Estate, please follow the reception signs to the parking area. Do not be misled by the industrial appearance of what is a working foliage export company, directly opposite the Fernery... beyond the entrance you will find luxurious accommodation, fine dining & pure relaxation. Welcome to the magical, mystical Fernery!



Bed & Breakfasts
Country Houses
Honeymoon Venues
Luxury Retreats

Business and Conferencing


Conference Venue

Honeymoon Venues
Reception Venue
Wedding Venue

Food and Entertainment


Things to See and Do

Adventure & Sports
Angling - fresh water
Mountain Biking

Wildlife & Nature
Bird Watching
Indigenous Forest
Man Made Forests
Whale Watching


Body, mind and spirit

Conference facilities
Guest Lounge
Internet access

Bar - cocktail
Braai facilities
Catering - functions
Choice of menu
Coffee shop
Continental Breakfast
English breakfast
Halaal by arrangement
Liquor license
Picnic baskets by arrangements
Pub meals
Vegetarian – by arrangement

Cinema Style Rooms
Class Room
Cordless Phone
DVD machine
Interactive system
Laser printers
Music equipment
Projector screen
Telephone management system
Television sets

Master Card
Visa Card

Arranged activities / programs
Coach parties accepted
Curio shop
Dolphin watching
Entrance doors auto
Entrance doors staffed
Guided tours
Gym / fitness centre
Hiking trails
Lounge for Guest use
Nature walks
Swimming pool -outdoor
Whale watching

Room Attributes
24 hour check in
Air conditioner in room
Drinks / bar in rooms
Electrical points
Fan in room
Fireplace in rooms
Ground floor rooms
Heaters in rooms
Honey moon suites
Non Smoking Rooms
Radios in room
Room service
Safety deposit boxes
Separate entrance
Tea / coffee in rooms
Television in rooms
TV - DSTV connection

Airport service / transfers
Baby sitting
Clothes drying facilities
Daily cleaning service – no charge
Ironing facilities
Linen at no charge
Night porter
On site security
Room service
Telephone direct dial

Conference Facilities - Available Seating

Room Name U-Shape Cinema Banquet School
Conference Room 40 40 25 30


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