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Forest Ferns Estate Bluelilies Bush, Tsitsikamma, Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park 6308 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/12/08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/12/08 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 4 hotels in Storms River
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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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Free parking
Pool
Sauna
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Secured parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Rjd257 wrote a review 18 Jun
Kirkwall, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
Part of our nostalgic Garden route trip as we visited South Africa again after 5 years absence. Wonderful venue with stunning views and well appointed accommodation. Room service for dinner was special and breakfast was great
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Greetings Thank you very much!! Your review is most appreciated. Travel safely. Kind regards, Diane
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Annatjie O wrote a review 17 Jun
George, South Africa2 contributions
We visited the Fernery Lodge for a weekend to celebrate a 60th birthday. It was the perfect venue and they exceeded all of our expectations. The Fernery Lodge is spectacularly situated and all you see advertised on the website is what you will get... and more. We loved our timber chalet nestled between the trees on the bank of the river. The sound of the waterfalls, a welcoming fire in the fireplace (with enough wood!), and a venue beautifully set up and ready for us on arrival set the scene for a most memorable weekend. The facilities, staff, and service were excellent. No request was too much for them. Diane responded to all questions professionally and made sure that "all were on point" as arranged. Marius and his staff went the extra mile for us. Thank you! Apart from being well trained, they displayed warmth and kindness which you can't teach and it was this special touch that made our stay so memorable. I have no hesitation in recommending the Fernery Lodge for a special weekend away. We will certainly visit again to explore all we did not have time for.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Diane Sampson, Guest Services / Front Office at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Annatjie Your insightful review on your recent stay at the Fernery is sincerely highly appreciated. We depend heavily on our guests' feedback as a compass to areas of attention and thankful that we were indeed "on point"! Thank you. Wishing you all the best. Kind regards from the Team
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annedemarco wrote a review 06 Jun
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We had a lovely stay at the Fernery. Service was great, food was delicious and the surroundings were beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will be back again. even though it was a cold rainy weekend, we had a log fire burning in our room and underfloor heating which was a winner. Thanks Fernery
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Responded 3 weeks ago
It was OUR pleasure. Thanks annedemarco for this great review!! We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Diane
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Tracy P wrote a review 02 Jun
Milton Keynes47 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed at The Fernery as part of our honeymoon. It was absolutely fantastic, like a childhood dream of staying in a tree house. This tree house though is exceptional! We stayed in one of the chalets, which was gorgeous. It had an outside seating area and a place to BBQ (braai), which we did a couple of times during our stay. Everything is prepared for you and a box arrives around 5pm with everything you might need. My husband is South African and for the second braai he asked if we could have pap and gravy. They didn't have it on the menu but went out specially to buy the maize meal and then the amazing chef, Joanna, brought it down to our chalet. Absolutely outstanding service. All the food was delicious too. They also have jacuzzies with the most wonderful views, and the peace and quiet is just mind healing. Highly recommend The Fernery.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Greetings from the Fernery It was such a pleasure to welcome you to the Fernery and to offer a taste (literally) of wonderful South African cuisine and hospitality. We hope the rest of your holiday and honeymoon was superb. All the best ahead and congratulations on your marriage. Hope to see you again in the not-too-distant future. Regards, from the Team and Joanne
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keyserda wrote a review May 2022
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Fantastic chalet's - Self catering unit with a braai. Lots to see in the area. Good for family and enjoyed the breakfast. Chalet's were clean and neat. Enjoyed being out in nature. Looking forward to another visit.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for your review, keyserda. Looking forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Diane
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909ccarter wrote a review May 2022
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
What a wonderful end to a HARD hike! The staff were extra friendly The chalets beautifully equipped and laid out - bathroom a real place to relax and enjoy Food was super, and the view superb Will definitely visit again when I am next in the Cape
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Response from Diane Sampson, Guest Services / Front Office at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets
Responded 23 May 2022
Good morning 909ccarter Well done!!! You certainly do deserve a spoil at the end of a hard hike and very pleased that we "delivered". Next time, make sure to stay for longer. Kind regards, the Fernery Team
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NickyPortElizabeth wrote a review May 2022
Port Elizabeth4 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely getaway. Beautiful wooden chalets.We enjoyed using the sauna, pool, jacuzzi and we took our bikes and cycled through the forest to the other side of the gorge. Breakfast is excellent. Restaurant is very good. Monkeys are skilled at getting in so make sure windows are latched when you leave your chalet.
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Responded 23 May 2022
Greetings Nicky You certainly did have a full and active stay and it is such a pleasure to see our guests enjoying themselves as you did. Thank you. Hope to see you again before too long. Kind regards, Diane
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dbarnard9 wrote a review May 2022
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Lovely hotel in terms of views, comfort and food. The food was definitely the best of the 3 hotels we stayed at along the hike so a big shout out to the chef. Unfortunately one of your hotels staff, the driver who packs the vehicle stole roughly R1500 (my roommate withdrew R2000 at airport so thats how I know the value left over). Just before the hike started one of the guides told my roommate that there are plenty of ticks on the trail so he ran and changed quickly. In his rush he left a cellphone, map, and a pile of money on the table. Only the cellphone was returned and the driver later claimed that he did see the money on the table but thought it was a tip for the cleaning staff. A big pile of money as a tip REALLY? and it was next to the cell phone so it was clearly left in error. And then they (guides and driver etc) claim it was misty cliffs who stole the money? Sad that such a renowned trail who also caters for internationals can have dishonest staff working for them. Because Dolphin trail is based at your hotel I also put the blame on The Fernery Lodge & Chalets. Ive heard nothing back from Dolphin Trail Management since the incident even though they were made aware.
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Responded 23 May 2022
Greetings from the Fernery Lodge & Chalets Thank you for your review, and congratulations on completing the super-special Dolphin Trail. Please accept my personal apology that you have not been contacted by the Fernery. The actual reason for this is that I have been awaiting an email from one of your fellow hikers. I asked him to please send an email with his report on the theft. I provided my contact details. As it is an investigation, we would require statements from all parties. I have been keeping an eye on this, expecting to hear from him. I made contact this morning and understand that as he agrees with my report, there is nothing more to add. The incident has been reported to SAPS. It is a matter that will be receiving critical attention. We have successfully run the trail for many years and have up until these recent times not had any incidents of theft. It is a blow to the team and to management to hear of this incident. Until the culprit(s) are brought to book, we will thoroughly and professionally carry out investigations, including the use of polygraph tests. Again, and most sincerely, my apologies for this unpleasant, unfortunate and intolerable situation. I have made contact and will stay in touch until we have an outcome. Regards, on behalf of the team - Diane
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Mark wrote a review May 2022
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We had an excellent stay at The Fernery. The views are fantastic, well complemented by attentive staff and quality in house dining. Conversing with the owner's was an unexpected added bonus. Looking forward to our next visit.
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Response from Diane Sampson, Guest Services / Front Office at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets
Responded 22 May 2022
Good morning Mark Thank you for your review. Excellence is our aim. It is very rewarding to hear we have succeeded. Looking forward to your next visit. Keep well and see you soon. Regards, Diane
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Nancy C wrote a review May 2022
Topsham, Maine7 contributions5 helpful votes
We loved our stay at the Fernery, from the amazing views of river, waterfalls and ocean from our room and from the dining room deck, to the short walks through the fernery and property, to our beautiful room with tiny balcony, to the delicious food and the over-the-top picnic brought to our room. I will definitely return! I wonder if a different arrangement could be made with the Dolphin Trail so that guests at the Fernery are also able to access the trail?
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Response from Diane Sampson, Guest Services / Front Office at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets
Responded 12 May 2022
Greetings Nancy Many thanks for your review and for your positive comments. They are much appreciated. Although the lovely walks on the estate range from strolls along the boardwalk, meanders at the dam, a stretch of natural forest and plantation, it is unfortunately not possible to access the sea or the Dolphin Trail as that is SANParks lands. However, our Sundowner Deck has spectacular views and it is a perfect spot to view the ocean. Wishing you all the best and happy travelling. Kind regards, Diane
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US$152 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaEastern CapeTsitsikamma National ParkStorms River
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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, barbeque facilities, and a free welcome drink 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.
Is The Fernery Lodge & Chalets accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.