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Reviewed 20 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...

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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

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We arrived after sunset and the awaiting log fire in the main lodge was such a welcome relief from the cold. Room amenities in the Cinnamon Suite were beautiful and immaculate. Tea and Coffee setting in the room was an absolute delight with Brit-style detail and elegance. The bathroom was spacious with a double sink vanity and claw foot tub...

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

Dear Wanlyn glad you are both home safe and sound, it was a great pleasure to meet you both, it is couples like you that make my job worth while and my heart happy. I sincerely wish you both happiness for the future together. All the best Anita

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 17 July 2016

What wonderful and amazing people working there. Everyone is so friendly and more than willing to help with anything they can. They know where you staying and what you have booked to do by the time you have arrived. The place is peaceful and spacious. What an amazing way to spend a relaxing weekend.

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

Michael thank you for taking the time to write this review, it is greatly appreciated. We are proud of our "Forest creek family" our staff are loyal and have been with us for many years, with the exception of a couple of needed new bees. Keep well and we hope to see you both soon All the best Anita

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Not good value for money. Facilities and activities lacking - no clay pigeon shooting and trout fishing as advertised. Access road is in a very bad state, even for a 4x4 vehicle. Staff friendly. Hike to waterfall worthwhile. Will not recommend this lodge to friends and family.

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

HJ thank you for taking the time to write this review. To clarify we do not advertise Trout fishing on our web site currently, as we are waiting for a permit, due to new Government regulations regarding the fishing zones, there is Trout trout fishing in the area, which we can offer temporarily, until we sort out our new permit....

Potchefstroom, South Africa
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

If good coffee and wi-fi/cellular reception is not important to you, this place would suit you. It has good scenery and nice food, small private units in the bush create a sense of being close to nature. I would definitely not classify it as a luxury breakaway. The pricing is not in line with what is offered. The road up...

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

Andrew thank you for taking the time to write the review on us, all input is always appreciated, it helps us realise your perception as a guest. I agree the end of the hiking trail is a challenging, there are various routes one can take depending on the degree of hike you would like to do in the Cloud Forest....

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit to the lodge. Our first visit was as a couple in 2013 and this one, as a family. We value our privacy and the luxury of being in nature, so we opted for the Forest Cottage (self catering). The cottage is situated +-500m away from the lodge, so it ticked the box of our most...

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

Hi thank you for taking the time to write this review, and I am glad your teens enjoyed the family break and the Nature. T hanks for the notes on the Forest Spa, we actually changed it today, there are now 2 Spa beds and 2 therapists, coincidence. Maybe next time book the Sunbird self catering unit for the family,...

Reviewed 13 June 2016

We went to this lodge for a long weekend for some rest and relaxation. Started off the weekend by getting 4x4'd up the mountain to the lodge (our car was too low to make it up the mountain). We were enthusiastically greeted by the staff upon arrival. We stayed in the Bee-eater suite. Beautifully made up suite with lovely personal...

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

Hi Kelly thank you for taking the time to write this review on us, it is greatly appreciated. We are really blessed to live in such a beautiful gorge, and I am glad that you enjoyed "Romping around it" We hope to see you both again soon. Stay well, all the best Anita

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 19 April 2016

The most stunning feature of this lodge is its location on the Drakensberg escarpment amongst afro-montane forest, it really is absolutely breathtaking & the view from the main lodge is something else. The accommodation has been tastefully designed to blend into the surroundings & the bird song is constant & beautiful throughout the day. We stayed in Cinnamon suite, which...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review for us. I am glad that Kevin had a Birthday to remember, and am glad that you shared it with us, we hope to see you both again in the future. All the best 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 

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Address: Schoemanskloof Bypass Road | Lydenburg, Dullstroom 1120, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Dullstroom
Price Range: $128 - $331 (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 close to lodge but private with excellent views.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cinnamon Suite was very private with a lovely view from the desk”
 of 5 bubbles missechsinclair, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“narina room is amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles clintona962, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Beach House is definitely the unit with the best view and privacy!”
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