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Forest Nature Spa

10 Forest Hall Road, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600 South Africa

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#4 of 9 guest houses in The Crags
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3.5 of 5 stars
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Free parking
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achamp571293 wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Unique place set in a wonderful location. Very tranquil, surrounded by forests. Had a very Balinese feel to the place. Only 2 rooms but this made it very homely. Master suite was very luxurious and the spas were great.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear AChamp You certainly are a Champ! Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. Your review of the forest experience will definitely assist others in understanding this unique stay. Warmest Regards Louise Wentzel and the rest of the FNS Staff
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Lisa G wrote a review Mar 2023
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We found this little gem spontaneously online and booked a massage there. Communication was super easy and we were lucky to get a spot the same day. The road to the place is a bit of a challenge due to many potholes but once you get there relaxation starts. Everything is very equisit, it feels like you popped into a cozy interior design book, in the most positive way. Everyone was so friendly and the massages were so good. Can only recommend and definitely would come back to stay there when looking for a super cozy place a bit away from the grid.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 03 Apr 2023
Dear Igarczarek What a delight to read your review about your experience at the Forest Nature Spa. From communication to treatments - I am so pleased we met your expectations. Yes sadly the rains make our road a little challenging at times, but I am pleased it was worth it! Looking forward to your return Warmest Regards Louise Wentzel and the rest of the FNS Team
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vw542023 wrote a review Jan 2023
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What a wonderful experience in such beautiful and relaxing surroundings! From the first personal welcome to the sumptuous breakfast on the morning we checked out. The staff were helpful but unobtrusive and I would definitely recommend a stay here.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 03 Apr 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review!! Your recommendation is so appreciated. Relaxation was achieved and that makes us very happy to hear Warmest Regards Louise Wentzel and the FNS Team
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lroux234182 wrote a review Dec 2022
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This is a lovely breakaway , even for us locals from Plettenberg Bay! The communication before arrival was on pointe and the reception very welcoming. The setting, decor and facilities were all a stunning surprise. We loved our room,the hospitality, Jo's fine breakfast and lunch and the couples halfday spa with two capable and friendly ladies. Thanks to Warren and Louise for your friendliness as hosts.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 12 Dec 2022
Thank you Lizelle and Johan Taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor is so appreciated and especially when your feedback is so positive. We are delighted that you had such a great experience especially as a local. Warmest Louise and the rest of the FNS Team
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wquiviger wrote a review Oct 2022
Paris, France1 contribution
My wife and I spent one night in the master suite and received two massage treatments. This is by far the best spa we've been to in South Africa (and we've been to many!). The surrounding area is beautiful, the house and its gardens are absolutely stunning, the massages are first class and Louise and her team were extraordinarily kind, warm and professional. We cannot recommend this place enough, especially for a couple that wants to get away from it all and reconnect with nature and with themselves.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 12 Dec 2022
Dear William and Gillian You have described the experience we want for every guest that visits. Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Reconnecting with Nature and yourselves... what a rich experience! Warmest Regards Louise and the FNS Team
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Buggsi wrote a review Mar 2022
Teignmouth, United Kingdom138 contributions77 helpful votes
Sometimes a journey down a dirt road leads to adventure but the journey to Forest Nature Spa leads to relaxation and a deep sense of well being. The winding brick drive leads through the beautiful gardens to the eastern inspired building where slippers are the norm and spaces to just sit and be calm are plentiful. We stayed for 3 nights in the garden room and the space was ideal, bed comfy and bathroom spacious. The private outdoor space just invites you to sit and enjoy the garden where birdsong and beautiful butterflies keep you company. The most amazing thing about the Forest Nature Spa is the care and attention to detail offered by the incredible team who take care of everything. Breakfast is a real treat, cooked to order, so very tasty and always served with big smile. The location is truly stunning, perched on the edge of the forest surrounded by a garden just calling to be explored. Sometimes a place just makes life better, we were sad to leave and can’t wait to visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Louise Wentzel, Owner at Forest Nature Spa
Responded 30 Mar 2022
Dearest Susannah and Darren What an amazing review to read! Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a detailed and complimentary review. It was such a pleasure to host you both and PLEASE come back to visit us and stay for longer. Warmest Regards Louise and the whole FNS Team
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JD wrote a review Mar 2022
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I just want to say thank you to Louise and the Forest Spa team for an amazing lunch and couple's massage session. A very special and hearfelt thanks to manager Warren Bennell for going out of his away to assist when my car broke down on the way to the spa. Warren you are a real life super hero - thank you!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 30 Mar 2022
Thank you Jeremy! We are delighted to hear you had such a great experience and it is such a pleasure. Yes Warren is an absolute hero and I am so pleased he could help you out to get to us. All the best until you are in the area again one day Warmest Louise and the FNS Team
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Sarah D wrote a review Jan 2022
Cape Town, South Africa14 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a stunning afternoon and evening at the Forest Nature Spa - met with a glass of bubbly after fighting with some classic Plett traffic we were whisked to the most calming room where we changed into robes and had the most heavenly foot massage while sipping on the bubbly. Followed by body brushing and an amazing body and scalp massage - it was pure bliss. After a delicious pasta lunch we retired to our room for a much needed nap. Little did we know there is only one bedroom so we had the house to ourselves after another delicious meal for dinner. Josephine is so multi talented between massaging and cooking, she is an inspiration. The decor is stunning Bali inspired and it really is a hidden delight in all aspects.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 13 Jan 2022
Dear Sarah Thank you so much for taking the time to review! We are delighted to hear what inspired you and pleased we met your expectations for some good R&R. Warmest Louise and the Forest Nature Spa Team
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Jen wrote a review Sept 2021
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We did the Adventure couples bonding experience and could not have been happier. After a morning of adventure we drove down the road to this beautiful location and immediately felt like we were surrounded by beautiful tranquility! The perfect combination of cosy comfort and classy beauty. The staff, food and champagne were just too divine for words. We had the most incredible massage and are already planning our next visit. Thank you Louise for everything!!! You have such a special spot and place in our hearts!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 28 Sept 2021
Oh Jen! You are such a gem. You know how to light up a room. It was such a pleasure to host you both and I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. Till next time... keep well. Warmest Louise and the FNS Team xx
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davidvanderwalt2021 wrote a review Jul 2021
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
This is just pure bliss and comfort on all levels - we were blown away by the amazing experience. All our expectations were exceeded and we were so pleasantly surprised at what a stunning and peaceful, yet totally classy, venue we had found for our enjoyment.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 22 Jul 2021
David, thank you for taking the time to review. We are delighted to hear that we not only met your expectations but exceeded them. Warmest Louise and the Forest Nature Spa Team
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R 2,012 - R 2,856 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Nature Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Forest Nature Spa?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Elephant Park (5.1 km), Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary (4.7 km), and Harkerville Saturday Village Market (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Forest Nature Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Forest Nature Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Forest Nature Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Forest Nature Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zinzi Restaurant, Tsala Treetop Lodge, and Luka Vineyards.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Forest Nature Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Forest Nature Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Forest Nature Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Forest Nature Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Timber Shed (14.7 km) and Van Plettenberg Beacon (14.8 km).