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Seattle
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our two bedroom chalet was beautifully decorated, spacious and quiet We had views of the forest but the main property/restaurant has spectacular gorge/sea views. Dinner was very good, however, breakfast rather uninspiring with very slow service.

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Good morning Sally Many thanks for having reviewed us, and we are so pleased your stay was a good one. Your input is greatly appreciated. Every suggestion and comment from our guests is noted and actioned. Travel safely in beautiful sunny South Africa, and we look forward to your next trip over. Kind regards Diane

Patensie, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You get treated like a king, Staff is friendly,proffesional and very helpfull. The place was so nice and quiet. We will go again. Loved it. Swimming pool and braai facilities along with a tv. Amazing !!

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Good morning Jean L We are so delighted to read your review and to know that you were made to feel like a king! You are so welcome and we sincerely hope you will return soon. Travel safely. Kind regards Diane

Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husbandand and I visited the Fernery during our two week garden route holliday in November. Our three days at the Fernery was the highlight of our two weeks. Indescribable beauty and excellent service. From start to end. Tom the cat also contributed to make us feel at home.

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Hi Annie, how good to hear from you. Thank you so much for this good 5-star review. We are so pleased that your stay with us was a highlight. We look forward to your return. Keep well, and thanks again for your support, from the team... and Tom! Kind regards, Diane

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stunning location and well worth the drive down an 8k drive through the fern forest to get there. Fantastic views of the river and ocean plus super accommodation and food. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. My wife particularly loved the decor and even though the weather was cold and damp the room was very...

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Good morning and warmest greetings RobertC We live up to the name of the Tsitsikamma, being a place of abundant water! :) I am so glad that you found the lodge cosy and snug, and that you were made to feel welcome and at home. Thank you for having stayed at The Fernery, and we hope you will plan a...

Oslo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It takes some really challenging km of bad roads to get there but it really worth it. The place has a incredible view down to the sea. Our double room was charming, modern and with a very big bathroom. They have outside /inside jacuzzi and sauna. It is a wonderful, peaceful place in the middle of dramatic nature. The people...

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Good morning ReMaRiJo Sincere thanks for your review. We appreciate hearing that our guests find The Fernery special, and that you experienced the peace and comfort that is so meaningful to us. Your praise of the dinner will be conveyed to the staff. Please do come again. Travel safely. Kind regards Diane

Portishead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in room 2 overlooking the sea for one night. The room is really well appointed with all the usual luxuries, spacious with an enormous comfortable bed decorated with flowers. The balcony is also spacious with table, chairs, loungers and bbq. A truly beautiful place to unwind with superb attention from all the staff. The evening meal was excellent. We...

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Good morning SaliH What a great review! Thank you. Your positive comments will be conveyed to the staff. It is a pleasure to ensure our guests have "superb" service and an incredible stay. Thanks once more. Kind regards. Diane

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love our stay the Chalet. Beautifully appointed, with real log fire and huge veranda. the staff couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. The location is absolutely gorgeous as well - the sound of water and nature was such a nice change from the traffic and sirens of the city! Highly recommend to anyone - particularly the chalets. Fabulous.

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Greetings Chris Wow! How good to read how well you appreciated the unspoilt beauty and tranquility of nature at The Fernery. Very little beats that sense of calm, coupled with a roaring fire to keep you warm. Thank you for your positive comments and "high" recommendation. It is most appreciated. Kind regards Diane

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very secluded but in a spectacular location. Plan to spend some time on the property as there are lots of activities. Stayed in one of the chalets. Very private. Breakfast and dinner were great as well. Staff was helpful and attentive throughout our stay.

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Good morning and greetings How good to hear that your stay was special and that you experienced all we have to offer... good food, service and a great stay! We hope you will return to rekindle the memories. Kind regards Diane

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in November 2015. We pre-ordered a picnic basket and on the specific day, forgot about it. When we remembered the next day, without any questions, we got our basket. They went out of the way to accommodate us. Not keen on the decor but the bathroom and view totally makes up for it!!! I would recommend them to...

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Greetings Marike Congratulations on your wedding, and thank you for choosing The Fernery as one of your honeymoon stay-overs. This is definitely the right place to make romantic memories. Best wishes, and we hope you can return to celebrate your anniversary. Kind regards Diane

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were travelling past the tsitsikamma forest looking for a hotel for the night - I was looking for a place I remembered from 30 years back - everything had changed so we turned off the highway at a sign to a place I'd never heard of . The GPS got a bit confused but 6km or so inside the...

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Greetings Peter402 Well, that certainly was "happy confusion" of your GPS because you most certainly did end up at a dream oasis. Thank you for taking time to review The Fernery. On your next trip to the Tsitsikamma, you will find all is as you remember it... even better! Please do come again. Kind regards and safe travelling, Diane

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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. 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 our plush diningroom with its special ambiance, and experience excellent cuisine. ... more   less 

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Address: Forest Ferns Estate | Bluelilies Bush, Tsitsikamma, Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park 6308, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Tsitsikamma National Park > Storms River
Price Range: €141 - €238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fernery Lodge & Chalets 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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