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Forest Creek Lodge & Spa

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Randburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 December 2016

1. It is not near Dullstroom - 90km via Lydenburg and 109 km via Belfast, over very poor roads, so they destination area is misleading 2. Trout fishing is not available, so the narrative is misleading

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forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Alan thank you for taking the time to write this review for us. The Trout fishing is unavailable at the moment, as we stipulated to you, due to the draught, and permit issues. There is alternative fishing in the area. This is clearly marked on the web sites, we are not in Dullstroom, The sites say Dullstroom area /...

Emalahleni, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is the place to go for a romantic getaway. The Beach cottage is fully equiped with fantastic decor. Big porch with view of mountain. Forest walks are breathtaking and birding was excellent (Narina Trogon!!). Meals were delicious. Dinner was set 4-course meal but different every night. Each course is carefully prepared and delicious. Best calamari and haloumi I've ever...

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forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Amelia thank you for writing this lovely review, it makes me happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you both again soon. We are blessed to live in this Gorge that God made, for us all to enjoy. All the best Anita and all the Staff. (The Forest Creek family)

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a wonderful few days at Forest Creek Lodge and Spa. Anita the owner was helpful from the time we booked to the time we departed and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was quiet, clean, relaxing and a very special place to stay.

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forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jill thank you for taking the time to write this review on Forest creek. It was lovely to meet your family. Thanks again for the photos. All the best to you all Anita

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Spellbinding location that I've only read about in the pages of Lord Of The Rings until now. Breathtaking rain forest hike, in more ways than one :). The mountain wind passing through the valley literally sings you to sleep. The thunderstorms in the evening!👌#Moreplease If you happen to spoil yourselves in this deeply romantic, affordable and quaint jewel...have the steak,...

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forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Ryan thank you, I think that is one of the nicest reviews we have had. Greatly appreciated, and we hope to see you again. And yes we are blessed to live in such a Beautiful Gorge. All the best Anita

Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had the most beautiful cottage, warm, inviting, luxurious, all you could dream of for a perfect romantic weekend. From the chandeliers to the silk bedding, everything was just perfect. We enjoyed the fresh air, lovely views, and the staff was every ready, always friendly and smiling. They surprised my husband with champagne at breakfast and sang to him for...

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forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Madelein thanks for taking the time to write this review, and it was only a pleasure to host you both All the best Anita

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you to the team for a wonderful two night getaway. We will be back with the whole family in the not too distant future. Great outdoor venue in the mountains with abundant natural beauty. The walk to the waterfall is a must.

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forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Markus thank you both, appreciated, and we look forward to meeting the rest of the family. All the best Anita

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Some important things that didn't work for us. We admittedly arrived very late, & the 4.4 km horror dirt road up the mountain easier I'm sure in daylight. But whatever you do, if you don't have a 4x4 don't even think about it. Dodgy directions made end stage quite stressful. Forest Creek is an hour's drive from Dullstroom - 24km...

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forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Eileen thank you for your input. You are correct we are not in Dullstroom, (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 is 60ks and Lydenburg is 35km away) This is clearly posted on our web site. I know that...

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Take time off your busy schedule, so something different, something you don't get to do on a daily basis. Go hiking up in the mountains and breath the freshest air there is in Gauteng. Get in touch with nature and enjoy meals prepared by you or your spouse. The lodge does have a small restaurant if you're not willing to...

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forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Hey it was an absolute pleasure to host you both, I am so glad that you both had a blast, even thought the weather was raining during your stay, we are currently praying for more rain, but luckily all our trees are evergreen and it is still looking good, the waterfall is still flowing in the 14 years that we...

South Africa
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We hadn't seen in each other in a while and things were not as smooth as we wanted them to be so we decided to go for some US time, reconnect and talk things through. This place provided us the serenity and tranquility and privacy we needed for that purpose. It's a beautiful establishment at the top of the mountain....

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forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Mike, Thank you for writing this review, we hope to see you again, it is much appreciated. All the best to you both Anita

chur
Reviewed 20 July 2016

wonderful setting, beautiful nature with lovely trails. we loved the place, kind people, very relaxing everything. our kids felt like at home and were exited about the monkeys who came to visit the lodge. and the best are the people, the staff is great, also many thanks to anita for all the specials! whenever we visit south africa again, we...

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forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the review, it is appreciated. Glad you are home safe and sound. The hills and forest are waiting for your return :) along with the Monkeys. All the best to you and your family Anita

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, 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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forest Creek Lodge & Spa

Address: Schoemanskloof Bypass Road | Lydenburg, Dullstroom 1120, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Dullstroom
Price Range: $134 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Forest Creek Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“"Beach Cottage" is really charming”
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“The Narina Suite - very private”
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“Beach cottage is close to lodge but private with excellent views.”
amelias265, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you don't travel with a 4x4 vehicle, rather let them fetch you at the gate, they have that option.”
, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cinnamon Suite was very private with a lovely view from the desk”
missechsinclair, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
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