The Tsitsikamma is an area of exceptional beauty that offers a large variety of activities to be enjoyed by visitors, whether they be adrenaline junkies or those seeking peace and quiet. On the Forest Ferns Estate, which is bordered on 2 sides by plantations, the following activities are available:

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Activities at the Fernery Lodge and Surrounds

Whether you're an energetic morning jogger, bird watcher, mountain biker or simply want to lounge around the pool there is something for everyone at the Fernery.

The Spa

For those who want to fully relax and need a little pampering, you can choose from a selection of treatments at our spa situated in the Lodge. (Please book in advance via reception)

  • Aromatherapy Massage

    Aromatherapy is an holistic treatment using aromatic essential oils that improve the health of the body, mind and soul.

  • Swedish Massage

    This five movement massage uses special patterns of flowing strokes that help to de-stress the body and improve circulation.

  • Deep Tissue Massage

    Designed to relieve severe body tension, this massage uses pressure to access the deeper layers of muscles.

  • Hot Stone Therapy

    A double action massage, ending with a heated stones rub, known to relieve chronic pain; heal stressed muscles and promote deep relaxation.

  • The Fernery Foot Pamper

    Loosens stressed feet muscle tissues and ensures proper circulation of blood and oxygen.

  • Deluxe Pedi

    Indulgent foot-soak, nail shaping and clipping, relaxing foot massage and nail varnish of your choice.

  • On-the-go Pedi

    The name says it all … leave feeling confident and fresh.

Outdoor Activities on the Estate

  • 1 x swimming pools, 2 x jacuzzis, 2 x saunas.
  • Walking and jogging
  • Birding - our bird list for farm sightings now numbers over 165 birds. (A birding page of the more common species can be collected at reception)
  • Mountain bikes are available for rental and there are a number of cycling routes through the plantations.
  • Fishing - fishing rods and lures can be rented from the reservation office.
  • Rowing boats on the dam.

Activities in the area

  • The Dolphin Trail - www.dolphintrail.co.za
  • Fynbos cheese farm lunches
  • Zipline (Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures)
  • Treetop Canopy Tour (Storms River Adventures)
  • Kayaking & Lilo on ocean and river gorge (Untouched Adventures)
  • Bungee jumping (Bloukrans Bridge)
  • Tsitsikamma Segway Tours (Storms River Village)
  • Elephant Sanctuary (The Crags, near Plettenberg Bay)
  • Tenikwa Wild Cat and Wild Life sanctuary (The Crags)
  • Birds of Eden (The Crags,) Monkeyland (The Crags)
  • Plettenberg Game Reserve game viewing - Landrover or horse back (Plettenberg Bay)
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