Fine Dining at The Fernery

A unique culinary experience

Experience the fine dining at The Fernery Lodge & Spa from the spectacular dining room, overlooking the river and Indian Ocean. Our culinary journey invites you to savor the flavors of South Africa’s Garden Route coast, where every dish is a masterpiece crafted with the freshest locally sourced ingredients.

Our dining options include both buffet and à la carte menu options.

Whether you prefer an intimate candlelit dinner or an al-fresco feast on our deck, our exceptional dining experience guarantees an unforgettable memory.

The Dining room at The Fernery looks out over the ocean

A unique setting for a dining environment


Our light and spacious dining area is fronted by high glass panels and doors which open out onto a dining deck overlooking the spectacular river gorge and Indian Ocean. This unique and breathtaking setting add further to the appeal of a dining experience at The Fernery.

Fresh and locally sourced ingredients used at The Fernery

Locally sourced, fresh ingredients


At The Fernery we do our best to source locally produced ingredients for meals on offer to our guest. Our greenhouses and vegetable gardens produce a wonderful variety of herbs and vegetables, many of which are used extensively in our salads and green dishes.

Enjoy a Barbeque on the deck

A South African al-fresco experience

No journey in South Africa is complete without an authentic South African barbeque – better known as a “Braai”. We offer the full experience from the comfort of your room or private deck. Salads, meats, deserts and wine are all part of this social and full al-fresco dining adventure.

Have a barbeque or braai on the viewing deck at The Fernery Lodge and Spa

Fine Dining with equally fine views

take in these vistas from your table in our dining area


This wild stretch of Garden Route coastline remains undeveloped and protected, a true wilderness on the southern edge of the African continent. Enjoy these ever-changing vistas, a merging of land and sea and the power of nature. There is no better way to start your day than enjoying a morning coffee or breakfast while taking in these gorgeous natural surroundings.

The Poolside Cocktail Bar

A setting built for relaxation

Our sparkling swimming pool is a great retreat to head to during the heat of a summer’s day at The Fernery. Alongside the swimming pool is the poolside cocktail bar and lounge, where you can enjoy a drink and retreat to your sun lounger at the poolside. 

Retreat to your Suite

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 rooms and chalets are tastefully decorated, well equipped, spacious and comfortable. Each offers a unique touch of Fernery elegance.