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The Fernery Lodge & Chalets - At the base of the awe inspiring Tsitsikamma Mountains, alongside ancient rivers that make their way towards the Indian Ocean, lies the beautiful Forest Ferns Estate.

Occupying a magnificent position on 109 hectares that borders onto the Tsitsikamma National Park, it has enchanting views of the rugged coastline, river gorge, and surrounding plantations.

Enjoy languishing alongside the pool and jacuzzi, take a picnic on a forest amble, or drive out and visit the Tsitsikamma Marine Reserve.

No matter whether is is hot and sunny or cool and drizzly, you will start each day with views that will enthrall you, and surround you with the rejuvenating effect of nature`s energy.

Accommodation at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets:
Each room is light and spacious, tastefully decorated to the theme of its name, and with an understated but romantic elegance.

Every effort has been made to ensure our guests comfort, from crisp percale linen and large luxurious bathrooms with separate bath and shower, to underfloor heating and satellite television.

For complete opulence try one of the honeymoon suites with luxurious spa bath and sea view. Other features include a mini bar, electronic safe, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, and bath robes.

The Chalets:
The B&B chalets sleep two in either twin or king size luxury, and the self-catering chalets can sleep four, making them ideal for families.

The chalet names are inspired by nature and the magnificent surroundings, and each chalet is beautifully decorated to the theme of its name.

The Chalets are open to children of all ages. Babysitters can also be arranged on request, should adults wish to dine in the restaurant.


- For nature loves there are walks both on and around the farm that take you through plantations, wetlands and fynbos to beautiful viewpoints, with many birding opportunities en route.

- You can also amble over to the dam and drop a fishing line in the water in pursuit of bass, or take the rowboat out and enjoy a round of sun downers.

- The more active can take to the forest roads on mountain bikes and set about conquering the surrounding terrain.

- There is another option for exploring the area that does not require either riding or walking - two characterful vehicles are available to take you on picnics, sightseeing, or sun downer outings.

- Within easy driving distance of Forest Ferns is the magnificent Tsitsikamma National Park which is well worth a visit, as well as Storms River Village where you will find the exciting treetop canopy tours, and the Bloukrans Rive Bidge from which adrenalin seekers can throw themselves off in a 214 metre bungee jump.

Cancellation Policy:

More than 1 month notice
- Full refund, less 5% administration fee
- 1 to 4 weeks notice
- 50% of the deposit will be refunded
- Less than 1 weeks notice
- 100% of the deposit will be retained

Facilities & Services available:

Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Latest Reviews

We had a wonderful time staying at your hotel. The service was faultless and the setting superb. This was a little jewel that we found through the recommendation of friends who stayed at your hotel in January 2019. Keep up the good work.
Louise Royden Feb 2019
Just "discovered" this absolute gem of a location by chance and it was a truly positive experience in every respect. Breathtaking views and well appointed facilities in a section of the Eastern Cape that is truly representative of the Garden Route tag. I would certainly like to return when in the region again and highly recommend The Fernery to anyone looking for a weekend away or a stopover.
Hein Barnard Dec 2015
Makes such a wonderful change from staying in chain hotels. Cabin was comfortable and very clean and the food good. The drive to the Lodge was interesting - down a dirt track road for about 4 miles! But it added to the charm.
Irene Edgar Dec 2009


* When driving from Port Elizabeth / Jeffreys Bay, you are obliged to exit the N2 onto a tarred detour after crossing the Kruis River.(Nompumelelo village sign)

- Continue on this road for 4 km to the stop sign. Turn right at this point and continue straight onto the gravel road.

* When driving from George / Plettenberg Bay continue for 4 km after crossing the Storms River Bridge and turn right onto the Blueliliesbush road which is now a tarred road off the N2.

- Travel for 2 km to the T-junction and turn right onto the gravel road (a left turn continues along the tarred detour).

- Once on the gravel road, turn left after 50 metres and shortly thereafter right 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 6 km stretch of gravel road, its' condition is unfortunately dependent on the weather and the availability of maintenance teams. Please drive carefully.

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