The Essence of Tsitsikamma Splendour



An experience you’ll never forget

Ocean vistas, forest ferns and rocky crags

At the base of the lovely Tsitsikamma Mountains, alongside ancient rivers that make their way towards the Indian Ocean, lies the picturesque Forest Ferns Estate. Occupying a magnificent position that borders onto the Tsitsikamma National Park, it has enchanting views of the rugged coastline, river gorge, and surrounding plantations… the perfect spot to reacquaint yourself with nature and renew the harmony of your soul.

Wellness Spa

Wedding Venue

Free WiFi

Hot Tubs

Cocktail Bar

Cycle Hire

Hiking Trails


Helicopter Pad

Heated Pool

A place that captures your soul

With views over the Indian Ocean

Fine Dining Options

A spectacular wedding venue

Activities for the whole family

Pristine Natural Surrounds

We didn’t want to leave!

 ” This is a really special place and was a highlight of our trip to South Africa. Our chalet exceeded expectations in comfort and spaciousness and we loved the view out across the ravine. Vervet monkeys welcomed us. The restaurant food was fresh and delicious and it was a joy eating on the restaurant terrace with views down to the sea. We didn’t want to leave! “



The Stay


The Spa



The Setting

Spoil yourselves at our Forest Fern Wellness Spa

Your Fernery Dining Experience


Fine dining is an integral part of your stay at The Fernery, from the spectacular setting of the lodge dining room, to the carefully and authentically prepared dinners, lunches and breakfasts. Our meals are put together using a large proportion of locally grown and sourced products, adding to the dining experience. We also offer barbeque’s and outdoor picnics, bringing you even closer to the magical landscapes that surround us.

Explore the area on Two Wheels

The Old Storms River Pass …
Travel it by Bicycle


Follow the traffic-free gravel track that was once the main road between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Experience the forest sounds, giant yellowood trees and the engineering marvel from the seat of a mountain bike. The ultimate way to feel the magic of this ancient forest.

Explore Tsitsikamma

A hub of adventure, right on our doorstep

Situated in the breathtaking surroundings of the Garden Route at the base of the lovely Tsitsikamma Mountains, alongside ancient rivers that make their way towards the Indian Ocean, The Fernery borders the magnificent Tsitsikamma National Park. A number of adventure and nature-based activities can be enjoyed from the lodge, allowing you to explore the area in as much detail as you’d like to. We’ll get you out onto your chosen activitiy, leaving you to fully enjoy what the area offers.