Winters are amazing at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa in the Dullstroom surrounds

Forest Creek Lodge and Spa

Winter is certainly also a good time to visit Forest Creek Lodge & Spa in the Dullstroom area. The lodge is nestled in a beautiful gorge surrounded by the scenic Steenkampsburg Mountains on a private nature reserve.

Besides pleasant temperatures, winter is also the time to catch up on quality time with your partner or to sample belly-warming country meals or gather around cosy fireplaces.

In the era of the pandemic, your hosts at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa have also put in place measures to ensure your safety. All facilities are regularly sanitized in addition to a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols.

Accommodation at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa

When you visit Forest Creek Lodge & Spa, you have a choice of five luxury suites and four self-catering cottages as your accommodation.

The luxury Lodge suites offer privacy and have verandas, some outdoor stone showers and ball-and-claw bathtub looking into the bush. There is an option for king-size beds, single beds, queen-size and queen-sized 4-poster beds as well as big bathrooms with tubs and showers.

Some of the suites have views of the surrounding mountains. Amenities in all the luxury rooms include fans, electric blankets, heaters, percale cotton duvets, linen, mini-bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities and bathrobes. For those allergic to down feathers, they can also supply fiber duvets and pillows.

Meanwhile, the Self-catering cottages offer stunning views of the surrounding area. Amenities in these cottages include king-size beds, bunk beds, sleeper couches, queen-size beds or single beds; en-suite bathrooms, fireplace in the lounge / dining room and fully-equipped kitchens.

Some have a huge deck for outdoor entertainment, which comes with gas braais and built-in braai facilities.  for outdoor cooking. Other amenities include fans, electric blankets, heaters, percale cotton duvets, linen, mini-bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities and bathrobes. For those allergic to down feathers, they can also supply fiber duvets and pillows. Read more here…

See their accommodation rates HERE and make an online booking HERE.

Facilities at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa

Guest facilities at the lodge include private gardens, secure and ample parking. All units and suites are separate from the main lodge / dining room building.

Activities in Dullstroom

Whether you are travelling as a family, group or a romantic couple, there are a number of activities offered in the area including hiking, safaris, birdwatching, clay pigeon shooting and sight-seeing.

Reviews from previous Forest Creek Lodge & Spa guests

“Forest creek is nestled at a foot of mountain, away from the big lights and transverse by a vehicle with ride height. This makes its perfect quick get away. The lodge is well kept and the staff are friendly and accommodating. The forest walk is one of the best. The hike is technical; crossing stones, rivers, trees etc. But not difficult like the berg which gains altitude rather fast. Its also very scenic and relaxing. The location and nature is the standout feature of Forest Creek” wrote PhilCharRedd on  their TripAdvisor page.

Reville N added; “This was a wonderful weekend getaway! Forest Creek Lodge is set among panoramic mountains with walks along a stream in an indigenous forest. The cottage was comfortable with a deck to watch the black eagles and other birdlife. Friendly service, great food – we will return!”

Forest Creek Lodge & Spa is located at Farm 14 Badfontein Lydenburg, Dullstroom. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call + 27 (0) 13 235 8925 / +27 (0) 73 256 4478; email or visit them online at Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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