If you are not able to reach us on 042 2803 588, please contact us at or our alternate number 081 422 9617 (during office hours only). Our landline number is intermittently out of order but not permanently.
The Fernery Restaurant
Please be reminded that lunch at the Fernery Restaurant is by reservation only. To avoid disappointment please make a booking on 042 2803 588. The restaurant is not open for breakfast or dinner, except for our resident guests.
The Fernery Spa
The spa will be closed from 23 April 2022 until further notice.

Contact The Fernery

The Fernery Lodge & Chalets and Restaurant

T: +27 (0) 42 280 3588*

Shuttle Service Available

*Important Notice: If you cannot get through at the number above, please try out alternate number: 081 422 9617. We apologies for any inconvenience caused as a result of signal and phone problems beyond our control.

The Fernery is situated on the edge of the Sanddrift River, overlooking the Indian Ocean. We would like to inform our guests that the road to the lodge covers a 6km stretch of farming and forestry area and although scenic and beautiful, is moderately bumpy. However, is it perfectly safe and does not require a 4x4 vehicle (easily accessible by low-carriage vehicles). It has recently been re-gravalled and rolled and maintenance is ongoing to ensure a smoother trip for visitors. Once you arrive at your accommodation, parking is safe and free of charge.

We have a 24-hour reception/check-in service but due to our remote locality and the 6km gravel road, it is preferrable that you arrive at the Fernery by late afternoon/before dark.

Postal Address:
PO Box 15
Storms River
South Africa

Physical Address:
Forest Ferns Estate
Bluelilliesbush, Tsitsikamma, South Africa
GPS: S34°01'50.6" E24°00'14.1"

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IMPORTANT!! - After leaving the N2, please follow our signage and turn right at the first T-Junction as this is the best route to The Fernery Lodge and Chalets.


(a) When travelling west on the N2 from Port Elizabeth & Jeffreys Bay, continue for 4km after passing Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures and crossing the Kruis River Bridge, and turn left onto the BLUE LILIES BUSH / NOMPUMELELO road.

(b) When travelling east on the N2 from George & Plettenberg Bay, continue for 4km after crossing the Storms River Bridge and turn right onto the BLUE LILIES BUSH / NOMPUMELELO road.

Continue south on the Blueliliesbush road for 2km, passing Nompumelelo Village on the right, to a T-junction. Turn right at the T-junction & then left after 50 metres & then right again after a further 50 meters; as per The Fernery signs. From here it is 6km on a well sign-posted gravel road to The Fernery Lodge & Chalets.

Please note: This road is an MTO forestry road and we are dependent on their maintenance teams for its upkeep. Please drive carefully.

A short distance after entering the Estate gates the road becomes paved. The first turn off to the left is to the sheds and buildings that house Forest Ferns Exports - a working foliage export company. Do not turn here but continue to follow the road which will take you down to Reception. This is situated on the way down to the Lodge and close to the swimming pool.

Welcome to the magical, mystical Fernery!

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