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The Fernery

The Fernery

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The Fernery Location Map

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...the perfect spot to reacquaint yourself with nature.

The Fernery Lodge is exclusive and unique, and is built above a 30 metre waterfall in the Sandrift River gorge, with stunning views of the river mouth, Indian Ocean and Tsitsikamma Mountains. Each of the 6 suites have a unique and stylish interior, with spacious bathrooms.

Open fire places in the main guest lounge and dining room, a jacuzzi, sauna and swimming pool for the exclusive use of Lodge guests are just some of the features that make The Fernery Lodge a really special destination.

The quaint B&B and self-catering chalets are very secluded and each of them has a private deck overlooking the Sandrift River Gorge and Forest Plantations. Order a 3 course dinner braai from the Fernery, or enjoy a 4 course dinner at the Lodge Restaurant, and enjoy the tranquillity of this magnificent setting at your leisure.

Guests facilities for people staying in a chalet include a main recreation room with a sauna and satellite television, a swimming pool and an 8 man jacuzzi that overhangs the river gorge.

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Our standard rates for a Chalet Wooden Log Cabin with View
1 October 2023 to 30 April 2024 GBP 86 USD 106 ZAR 1,987 EUR 99 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

Luxury Lodge Rooms: Breakfast is included.
Self-catering Chalets: No meals are included.

Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.

Guest Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 based on 26 ratings

Start TestimonialOur overnight at the Fernery was a wonderful experience. The location is so beautiful. Even the luxury bathroom has superb views. The food was excellent too. Very special.End Testimonial


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The Fernery Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Port Elizabeth/Jeffreys Bay via N2: Continue on the N2  for 4 km after passing Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures and crossing the Kruis River Bridge, and turn left onto the Blue Lilies Bush and Nompumelelo road. Turn right at the T-junction and then left after 50 metres and then right again after a further 50 meters - as per The Fernery and Forest Ferns signs. From here it is 6 km on a well sign-posted gravel road to The Fernery Lodge.

From George/Knysna/Plettenberg Bay via N2: Continue on the N2 for 4 km after crossing the Storms River Bridge and turn right onto the Blue Lilies Bush and Nompumelelo road. Continue south on the Blue Lilies Bush road for 2 km, passing Nompumelelo Village on the right, to a T-junction. Turn right at the T-junction and then left after 50 metres and then right again after a further 50 meters - as per The Fernery and Forest Ferns signs. From here it is 6 km on a well sign-posted gravel road to The Fernery Lodge.

Please Note: After leaving the N2, follow the Fernery signage, and PLEASE DO NOT follow your GPS directions.

Important Notice: If you cannot get through to The Fernery using the main phone number, please try this alternate number: +27 (0) 81 422 9617.

General Information For Guests

Room amenities include a flat screen TV, hair dryer, digital safes, limited DSTV bouquet, a bar fridge (stocked on request), heated towel rails and tea/coffee making facilities.

The main guest lodge has a restaurant and guest lounge, kiddies play area, as well as a swimming pool, 2 jacuzzis and 2 saunas. Free Wi-Fi is available at the bar.

Mountain bikes are available to rent and there are a number of cycling routes through the estate plantations.

Fishing rods can be rented from the reservations office, as well as rowing boats on the dam.

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted.

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