The Fernery
The Fernery
The Fernery
The Fernery

The Fernery Accommodation

Choose from an array of suites and forest chalets. There is something for everyone, from the honeymoon couple to a family occupying a luxurious apartment chalet.

The Lodge & Chalet accommodation has been tastefully decorated and fitted with all amenities to ensure your comfort and privacy.

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The Fernery Lodge

The magnificent Fernery Lodge is perched above a 30 meter waterfall in the Sanddrift River gorge, with stunning views of the river mouth, Indian Ocean and Tsitsikamma mountains. It offers guests breathtaking views, beautifully appointed living areas, and 7 superbly furnished luxury rooms which are tastefully and individually decorated. Every effort has been made to ensure our guests' comfort, from crisp percale linen and large luxurious bathrooms to underfloor heating and satellite television. Other features include heated towel rails, tea and coffee-making facilities, a bar fridge stocked on request, digital safes, hair-dryers and cosy bath robes. Open fire places in the lounge and dining room, a Jacuzzi, sauna and swimming pool, are but some of the features that make the Lodge a really special destination.

Premium Lodge Rooms with Ocean Views
(Owners’ Suite, Aquarius & Toscana)

These luxurious and beautifully decorated rooms offer guests stunning ocean views, great comfort and special features that make them extremely popular, particularly for those auspicious occasions and precious moments.

Premium Lodge Room with Ravine View
(Riverine & Spice)

Beautiful large and sunny rooms with a private balcony overlooking the river gorge and Tsitsikamma mountains.

Luxury Lodge Rooms with private courtyard - No sea or river view.
(Plantation & Garden Room)

These rooms are situated in the main Lodge with luxury bathrooms and a private courtyard with easy access into the beautiful gardens.

Unfortunately, no children (under 13 years) are allowed in the Lodge rooms. For families with younger children, please rather consider the Fernery Chalets.

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  • The Fernery Lodge Suites
  • The Fernery Lodge Suites
  • The Fernery Lodge Suites

The Fernery Chalets

Nestled among the fynbos overlooking the river, the charming Fernery chalets are beautifully furnished and equipped, offering guests the perfect country retreat. 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. Enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of river pools, bird life, mountains and plantations from the privacy of the sheltered deck, or curl up in front of a cosy log fire indoors. Chalet facilities include a recreation room with satellite television and a sauna, swimming pool and an eight man jacuzzi that overhangs the river gorge.

B&B Chalets (Loerie, Galjoen, In the Forest, Alikreukel, Fern Cottage and Oyster Catcher)

The B&B chalets sleep two in either twin or king size luxury. Magnificent bathrooms have double basins and showers, as well as a bath perched in front of a large shuttered window, overlooking the river gorge.

B&B Family Chalets (Bluelily and Sunbird)

The family chalets are suited to families with children under 16 years as they sleep 4 people on an open plan basis – two upstairs in a loft and two downstairs, sharing a bathroom. These chalets have a fully equipped kitchenette and a television. Quoted prices are per chalet and the rate is inclusive of breakfast.

Luxury B&B Apartment Chalets (Porcupine / Francolin and Otter / Jacana)

The luxurious apartment chalets are the perfect choice for couples travelling together or for families with older children. They offer guests absolute privacy within their own en-suite area that includes a sitting room with cosy fireplace and flat screen television. The two en-suite rooms are joined by a well equipped kitchen with dining table that is perfect for joint socialising. These modern units are beautifully decorated and open onto a deck with a plunge pool and a view over the river.

Read more about the Chalets.

  • The Fernery Chalets
  • The Fernery Chalets
  • The Fernery Chalets


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.

Breakfast: A buffet with cooked breakfast to order is served at the Lodge from 8h00 to 10h00. If you require an early breakfast please discuss it with reception on arrival.

Lunch: An a la Carte lunch menu is available at the Lodge from 12h30 to 15h00.

Dinner: An a la Carte dinner menu is served in the Lodge dining room from 18h00 to 21h00.

Braai / Barbecue: A three course meat, fish or vegetable braai can be ordered for delivery to your chalet or premium suite, ready to cook and enjoy on your private deck.

Picnics: A Fernery picnic is a delicious spread that can be ordered from the Reception staff and will be delivered for you to any one of our beautifully positioned decks or to your own chalet. There is also the option of an easy to carry Active Pack that can be easily taken on a hike or cycle.

  • The Fernery Restaurant
  • The Fernery Restaurant
  • The Fernery Restaurant
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