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The Fernery Lodge & Chalets

Forest Ferns Estate Bluelilies Bush, Tsitsikamma, Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park 6308 South Africa
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The Fernery Lodge and Chalets situated above a 30m waterfall with breathtaking views of the river gorge is the perfect romantic and peaceful getaway for natural lovers. The luxurious and opulent rooms in the lodge and the private chalets are each tastefully decorated with every effort made to ensure our guests' comfort. Each unit has a unique theme inspired by the magnificent surroundings. Start your day with a hearty breakfast and end off with a wander through the wine cellar where you can select a bottle of your choice before heading up to experience excellent cuisine in our plush diningroom with its special ambiance.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Sauna
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa

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Forest Ferns Estate Bluelilies Bush, Tsitsikamma, Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park 6308 South Africa
The Fernery Lodge & Chalets
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pkg612024 wrote a review 01 Mar
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Nice and quiet spot in a beautiful scenery. Very good kitchen/food. One of the best breakfast we had during our garden route trip. Couldn't (unfortunatly) not use the hot tubes or warm whirlpools (it was too hot😅)
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Brenda D wrote a review Feb 2024
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Lovely comfortable rooms, food was good but oh my the flies! I realise that it isn't the hotel's fault but surely something could be done in the dining room. It was beautifully laid out but there were dozens of flies landing alongside your food constantly. Staff told me it was fly season! Also the walking trails were not well marked out and seemed to peter out at certain points. They need to walk them with a new guest to see where this happens and correct it, especially as there are very few on site activities. Also seemed like a lack of bird life. There was a page of birds in the room we were likely to see but unfortunately they did not make an appearance.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi , thank you for your frank review, we strive to be the best we can be - I sat this morning as I woke up and was surprised at your comment about the birds - I almost wanted to tape how beautiful the bird calls are at the Fernery. We have had a hassle with flies this year and this has been resolved we are adding screens to the windows. Our trails are marked, the Owner of the Fernery has just been with us, and we checked with him, and he commented the signposts were clear. It would be good to know where you got lost so we can look at this area. Regards the onsite activities it would be good to know what your expectation was. We have Mountain Bike Hire - Hiking-a Garden tour - boats and canoes at the dam as well as fishing. We offer picnics with viewing decks over the dam, the ocean and the waterfalls. We have hot tubs and jacuzzis and a sauna. Our pool is heated and we have a wellness spa offering an amazing range of services. Please could you let us know where you felt we were lacking. Could you email me leanne@fernery.co.za Regards Leanne
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Ismets67 wrote a review Feb 2024
Sint-Truiden, Belgium4 contributions
We had a very Nice stay at the Fernery. We were in a chalet which was equiped with all the necessary accessories (safe, coffee machine, refrigerator) there was no airconditioning but a fan served well to cool. The kitchen was excellent and the staff very friendly.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ismet , Thanks for your review - enjoy your holiday in South Africa. We hope to see you back some day.
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865admin wrote a review Feb 2024
Port Elizabeth, South Africa1 contribution
We had such a wonderful birthday weekend celebration at The Fernery. The staff were very professional and attentive as well as charming & went out of their way to make our stay special! The accommodation is well thought out, comfortable and attractive, and the amenities are really world-class. The breathtaking view & variety of outdoor activities will reconnect you with nature in the best way! We would highly recommend The Fernery as a place to truly unwind & spoil yourself!
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Sally W wrote a review Jan 2024
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom21 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful location with stunning views down to the coast. Delightfully decorated and well appointed rooms with everything you could ask for. Sadly we only stayed one night. The only thing that slightly let it down was the meal in the restaurant which was ok but nothing special
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Joanne S wrote a review Jan 2024
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Stayed here in September 2023 in one of the individual lodges . This place is amazing ! The staff and service were top notch particularly in the restaurant. Food and drinks were superb and reasonably priced . We had a BBQ in the lodge and again it was a bargain and the food was varied fresh and high quality . The views are just as you see on the website it will take your breath away . We also hired bikes whilst we were here which was straight forward . We stayed for our 25 wedding anniversary and it's the perfect place for a special occasion .
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 17 Jan 2024
Dear Joanne, I will share your review with our team - its always great to see appreciation for what we do. We hope you will visit again soon.
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st0ms wrote a review Jan 2024
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
Very well appointed river view room in a fantastic location. Regretfully we did not have the best weather apart from our day of departure when we were able to spend the morning by the pool and to fully appreciate what the Fernery has to offer. We did take one of the well marked trails and had it not been misty would have completed them all. We were disappointed with the New Years dinner offering but this was addressed by the owner and enjoyed a great dinner the following evening when the alacarte menu was resumed.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 09 Jan 2024
It was great to meet you and from our discussions it would seem you prefer an a la carte menu. New Year is a time to share, and we felt we created an atmosphere that was traditionally South African to see the old year out.. Our Menu of Karoo lamb on a spit with Roast Potato's and a selection of wonderful fresh veg with a harvest table with a wide selection of salads for vegans, as well as Vegetarians was well received by all the guests who joined us. Tsitsikamma is a place where you can expect rain - we offer wonderful hot tubs on the waterfall as well as a jacuzzi with amazing views. Our wellness spa is also a wonderful experience should there be a rainy day. We also have a heated pool which you can swim in misty cool weather. We hope you enjoyed your trip around South African and the weather improved as you travelled.
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Andrea893 wrote a review Dec 2023
Krugersdorp, South Africa9 contributions4 helpful votes
A wonderful comfortable lodge with amazing views, great food and friendly staff. Many activities such as cycling, swimming, jacuzzis, fishing and hiking on the property. Also many activities in the area such as Kayaking at Storms River. Very peaceful place.
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Responded 02 Jan 2024
Dear Andrea, Thanks for your review - we are glad you enjoyed the activities and we hope to see you back soon . Our new Wellness Spa perched about the waterfalls has just opened. Trave Safe
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ckock285082 wrote a review Dec 2023
Paarl, South Africa1 contribution
One of my favourite places I have stayed at in Tsitsikamma! Absolutely in love. Cannot wait to go back! Staff is very friendly & accommodation is stunning. Not to mention the views - which takes the cake!
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Responded 03 Jan 2024
We hope to see you back soon. All the best for 2024.
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sarahpearson50 wrote a review Dec 2023
Sheffield, United Kingdom1 contribution
Fabulous stay. Amazing location. Very well looked after by all staff. Would recommend. The views from the hotel are spectacular. Just be prepared for a long drive in on a fairly bumpy track but so worth it!
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Responded 02 Jan 2024
Dear Sara Thanks for your review we hope to see you back soon.
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,039 - R 4,663 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeTsitsikamma National ParkStorms River
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Fernery Lodge & Chalets
Which popular attractions are close to The Fernery Lodge & Chalets?
Nearby attractions include Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Does The Fernery Lodge & Chalets have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.