Forest Cottage - Dullstroom, Highlands Meander

Self-catering
Dullstroom Accommodation
Dullstroom, Highlands Meander

Forest Cottage

Dullstroom, Highlands Meander - Accommodation

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Forest Cottage in Dullstroom

Forest Creek nestles within a gorge of the Steinkampburg Mountains. 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. The mystique of the place is tangible. A strong feeling of peace will overwhelm you. A question often asked is where are you. Our reply is if one were in Dullstroom and jumped off the mountain, you would land in our gorge.This cosy, rustic wooden cottage is situated 0.5 km away from the main lodge area next to the indigenous forest and is totally private, within earshot of the stream, and with stunning views of the mountains. The cottage features a fireplace in the lounge (we supply firewood) and is fully equipped for self-catering. The cottage comprises one queen-size bedroom with an en-suite bath and toilet, a second smaller bedroom with a single bed, and a double sleeper couch in the lounge. The unit is suitable for couples with small children, or a romantic hideaway, as the bathroom is open-plan, with candles and bubbles. There is also a large outside braai area with a table for a lazy breakfast, lunch or supper. If you take the self-catering option you are welcome to book meals and activities at the lodge, dinner is a four-course meal and there are seven breakfast menu’s to choose from.The bird-watching at Forest Cottage is amazing and there are many rare species here. We have built a tree house in the ravine forest for bird-watching and picnics, set high up in the canopy of the large trees and offering superb views of the forest canopy and gorge. Some of the more exotic species of interest to birdwatchers include the Knysna loerie, Cinnamon dove, Grey cuckoo shrike, Blue mantled flycatcher, Black eagle and the ultimate tick, the Narina trogon. This inter-zonal malaria-free habitat also allows tree enthusiasts the opportunity of identifying many uncommon species of trees, shrubs, orchids and ferns.Other activities include: a bush bath, set in a secluded spot in the bush, with lots of bubbles; hiking marked trails through the forest, ending at the waterfall (and you can get a hiker’s picnic, packed in a rucksack, from us so that you can feast when you reach the waterfall); a lazy picnic, set out for you in a private spot, with champagne (a great choice for those romantics); horse-riding through the scenic valley; and clay pigeon shooting, an interesting and testing range for the novice and experienced shooters.For the international traveller Forest Creek Lodge is an ideal place to relax and unwind after a long flight, a mere 130 km from the Kruger National Park. Please note that the last 4 kilometres of dirt road require a high clearance vehicle; however, we can collect you at the bottom of the hill and leave your vehicle in a safe place.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Forest Cottage,Dullstroom, Highlands Meander

Facilities
  • Available Next Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Cosy
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Satellite TV
Activities Nearby
  • 4 X 4 Trails
  • Ballooning
  • Bird Watching
  • Caving
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Horse Riding
  • Trout Fishing
  • Walking

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 18' 6.3" E / 25° 18' 40.1" S

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Driving to Forest Cottage in Dullstroom, Highlands Meander

Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport
Address: O.R. Tambo International Airport, O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa
Distance: 1.6 km / Duration: 2 hours 59 mins
1.Head northwest0.5 km
2.Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R21 N/City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria and merge onto R21
Partial toll road
2.8 km
3.Take exit 43 for Voortrekker Road toward Kempton Park/M960.5 km
4.Turn right onto Voortrekker Rd83 m
5.Turn right at the 1st cross street25 m
6.Merge onto R21 via the ramp to R24/Johannesburg/O R Tambo International Airport
Toll road
7.2 km
7.At the interchange 429A-Rietfontein, keep left and follow signs for N12 toward Witbank
Partial toll road
113 km
8.Merge onto N4
Toll road
116 km
9.Take the exit toward R360.6 km
10.Continue onto R3615.2 km
11.Turn left to stay on R3624.6 km
12.Turn left1.3 km
13.Turn left5.4 km
14.Turn right1.6 km

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O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg

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OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.

OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.

Reviews for Forest Cottage

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Classic room setting, extremely hospitable food out of this world

review by Chanelle Keyter

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It was an amazing stay with magnificent scenery and great service. Definitely worth more visits!

review by Thevarakshinum Machiri

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Forest Cottage rating

Nothing short of exceptional!Right from the word go(booking), we received a warm welcome and exceptional service.Anita and Mush have got an absolute gem, and they support this with such a closely knit family of staff, which makes this the only venue of choice. The attention to detail from the lodge to the chalet we stayed in right to the choice of cutlery / plates etc, was exemplary as we could see the care that they have for their guests is staggering.The food was incredible to top it all off! It was an adventure alone to get to the premises in our little VW polo, but we made it! The hike through the forest just added to the magical feeling you get from Forest Creek. We highly recommend Forest Creek, and it, along with Anita, Mush and Staff will stay very close to our hearts for many many years to come!(Over a year later and we are still thinking of Forest Creek ^^)

review by André Pieterse

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What an awesome place . The food is amazing. The staff are friendly. The place is just breath taking. Ideal for a weekend getaway . No cell phone coverage in most places. Allows for a really good quiet time with nature . The forest creek hiking trail is an absolute must!

review by Sandy Naidoo

"the peace and tranquility"

forest walks, cosy evenings in front of the fireplace, privacy, absolute peace and quiet.

review by Jacobus Johannes Harris

"The forest walk"

Love the Friendly staff and cozy cottage . Maybe a welcome drink would be nice in the cold weather. A wonderful relaxing time. Will came again.

review by Brenda Van Schalkwyk

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Very well. Decorated hotel, nice crew, very good food (set menu) in the evening. The rooms are clean and decorated with taste. The only remark is that there is no WiFi around except in the main lobby which can be quite disconcerting when you need to work in the morning.

review by Konrad Florczak

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One of the best places to forget about the rest of the world. Beautiful secluded cottage, nature walk stunning and service outstanding.Thankyou Anita and staff.Will be back

review by Anneke Schroeder

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Forest Cottage rating

Is actually 90 kms from Dullstroom even tho its advertised as Dullstroom accomodation, can l be accessed by a 4 x 4 bakkie only, but they dont tell u that. Food is over-priced, left the very next day even though we paid for the whole weekend!!

review by Kammy Young

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Incredible location and private suites could not be better. Service was wonderful and everyone so friendly. Such a beautiful place, it is however very overpriced especially when considering the food. Food wasnt bad, but definitely not 5 star.

review by Mikela van Dyk

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An exclusive luxury lodge high on the rock face of the Mpumalanga escarpment. Secluded and an ideal escape from modern life. Fantastic nature, breathtaking views.Friendly staff, great service. Breakfast and evening meals provided on request. Highly recommended for those who want to "escape" and go "off the grid" to rejuvenate and connect with nature.

review by Leonard

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The perfect couples retreat. Excellent food and service from friendly staff.

review by Barry Tree

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The service was great, the food was greater and the location, breath taking. We will definitely visit again. Great for a romantic breakaway but equally great for friends and family...

review by Pierre Pienaar

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We had an amazing stay here for our 6 year anniversary. We were welcomed with champagne and chocolates on our bed. The staff was super friendly and always helpful. The hike to the waterfall is beautiful and serene. The food was nice but are a bit on the pricey side. Overall this is a must do place. Wow!

review by Adriaan Steyn

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