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The Fernery Lodge & Chalets

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- Comfortable Lodge
- Borders Tsitsikamma NP
- Rugged Coastline and River Gorge
- 4 Lodge Suites and 12 Chalets
- Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi

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The Fernery Lodge is a sound mid range option if you want to stay in or near Tsitsikamma National Park. Accommodation in suites in the main lodge or in chalets in the grounds of the forest estate are comfortable and pleasantly presented. The Lodge itself is perched above a 30 meter waterfall in the Sanddrift River gorge, with stunning views of the river mouth, Indian Ocean and Tsitsikamma Mountains.

Tsitsikamma is not blessed with a lot of great accommodation options and many choose to visit as a day trip from Plettenberg Bay area, however, there is a lot of sense staying here as it does save the nigh on one hour drive each way to / from Plett Bay and gets you along the way towards the Eastern Cape if you are heading that way. Fernery Lodge is the best option in this area.

The Lodge features open fire places in the lounge and dining room, a jacuzzi, sauna and swimming pool. Rooms are either suites in the lodge or chalets. The 7 Luxury Suites are well finished with crisp linen and large luxurious bathrooms with underfloor heating. , are but some of the features that make the Lodge a really special destination. The Fernery Chalets are nestled among the fynbos overlooking the river. Spacious and secluded, each chalet has an en suite bathroom with both bath and shower, and we have aspired to provide everything for your comfort from crisp percale linen and mohair blankets, to a bar fridge stocked on request, tea and coffee facilities and a barbeque with wood and charcoal. Chalet facilities include a recreation room with satellite television and a sauna, swimming pool and an eight man jacuzzi that overhangs the river gorge.

All meals are prepared in the Lodge kitchen and served in the dining room or on the decks in fine weather. Picnics and barbeques are a speciality and can be ordered for delivery to your chalet or premium suite.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

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  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

  • Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair

    MissingAlistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023

  • Dear Lisa,
    We have just returned from South Africa and wanted to pass on our huge thanks for helping to organise such a fantastic holiday. The entire trip was amazing - accommodation was first class. The safari was incredible!
    We'll be sure to get in touch when we're next planning an adventure!
    Best wishes, Ed & Jane

    MissingRoy P reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 17 April 2023

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