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Forest Creek Lodge & Spa

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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
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Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport81 km
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The terrace for breakfast and drinks, outside the main dining area, is surrounded by woods, grassland and cliffs where these raptors roost and nest. The small hotel team provides a standard of service that matches that of an old-time 5-star hotel, with smiles throughout. The indi
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Response from forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Robert it was lovely to meet you both, I hope your journey home was uneventfull. Thank you for this review it is appreciated. Have a wonderfull time in Scotland, and we wish you a joyous Christmas and New year. All the best Anita and the forest creek family (Staff) PS: I like your Trip advisor name Kanahaukka
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Warm, friendly hosts, absolutely TOP quality furnishings and comfort in the cottages and really good meals prepared to suit your tastes and preferences.
The Forest itself is beautiful in the diversity of fauna and flora. We were serenaded by a Narina Trogon and the gently babbli
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Response from forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa
Responded 5 weeks ago
Roly thank you for taking the time to write this review, it is appreciated, I am so glad that you both enjoyed your stay in the Narina suite (Named after the Narina Trogon :-) ). We are very blessed to live here. We look forward to your next visit. All the best Anita and the Forest creek family.
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My husband and I would just like to say, thank you very much for having us and for sharing your magic gem with us that has majestic mountain views & a mystical forest 🌲🌄 😍. We enjo
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Response from forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa
Responded 17 Oct 2018
Dear Casey and Matthew How are you both... lovely to get this review from you thank you. I hope married life is treating you both well, I am sure it is. We hope to see you both again some time in the future. Stay well All the best Anita and the Forest creek family.
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After some struggle with the private road, you enter a private little peaceful kingdom. From reception to check-out, we could not find any fault with accommodation, friendly staff, delicious dinner and most of all peaceful environment. We shall re-visit!
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Response from forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa
Responded 28 Sep 2018
Hi Duke thank you for the review, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us in the Beach cottage. It was lovely to meet you both, and a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to your next visit. Stay well All the best Anita and the Forest creek family.
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We stayed in the Beach Cottage. First off, the rocky road up the mountain is not about high clearance, it's about tyres. Don't try it with your low profiles. Cottage pro's - Cutesy. The setting and surroundings are peaceful and pretty. Con's - Staged with no real comfort. Nowhere
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Response from forestcreeklodge, Owner at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa
Responded 27 Sep 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it is helpful to us when maintaining our lodge. I can understand your frustration regarding the amount of times, you had to go up and down the hill for the wedding venue which is 8km from us, and they always make it a 2 day affair. We are primarily a Romantic getaway. We do have a collection service for people in small cars, for our last 4.4km of dirt road. Forest Creek is set in the mountains, in a box canyon, therefore there is one road in and one road out! The last 4 km of our dirt road is only suitable for a high clearance vehicle. We require that you advise us what vehicle you’ll be driving. Most people come up in all types of vehicles, but if you are unhappy to do so we will collect you for the last 4 km and leave your vehicle at our Brother and Sister in laws house, where it is safe. Should you require transportation, please call us when you are at the Machadodorp toll plaza or 30 minutes away, this gives us enough time to get down the hill to collect you without you having to wait. This is not transportation to the wedding venue. All your concerns have been addressed, I wished you had asked for me so I could assist you in any way possible. You were booked into a self catering unit, so any activities, meals and drinks that are booked at the lodge is for your account. We have a Nespresso machine in the lodge dining room, along with various other beverages, like Milo, Hot chocolate, tea and coffees. I hear the wedding was lovely. Kind regards Anita and the Forest creek family (Staff)
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View from Beach Cottage
The view of these stunning mountains can be seen from almost everywhere at the ledge...
The gazebo perfectly perched with the most incredible view of the mountains....
"Need a 4x4!"
"Self catering cottages are great but you can still have meals at the main resort"
"Best hike, best views."
"Ask for a room with a view on the mountain"
"Beach house has the best veiws, along with exceptional attention to detail with regards to decor."
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