Relax & Re-connect with Nature
at Forest Creek Lodge & Spa

This incredibly exclusive, private place in the Mpumalanga Escarpment offers an escape from the bright city lights. Marvel at the expansive night sky and fall asleep to the sounds of the night in our Luxury Lodge Suites or one of the self catering accommodation options available.
A wonder for the Nature lover!
To check availability or make a booking now, please use our "Book Online" facility. You can also send an email or use the form on Reservations page.

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Forest Creek nestles in a gorge of the Steenkampsburg Mountains, which is the end of the Drakensberg Mountain range. Set in a Private Nature reserve of the Mpumalanga escarpment. The gorge is softened only by a blanket of shrubs and trees which have grown in this malaria-free zone over millennia.
It is only when one gets to the gate of Forest Creek Lodge that the rock-strewn grassland is left behind, one climbs up, and up, and enter this little enchanted world. This winter come and enjoy some good food and wine snuggled in front of our log Fireplaces, and go home feeling indulged.

Historical influence is evident everywhere in Mpumalanga, from the legendary King Solomon and Queen Sheba to the ancient floating villages of Chrissiesmeer.
At Forest creek one can see the remains of ancient villages, home to Africa's earliest peoples. They can be found everywhere, by your lodge suite, along the Hiking trails, and by the stream...

Day visitors are welcome, and can book any of our activities - cost per person is R50.00

On this magnificent piece of land we hope we have catered for everyone, from Luxury guest suites at the main lodge* to the Forest Cottage, Bee Eater, The Beach Cottage & Sunbird self catering options. During the cooler months, come and enjoy the Big Fireplace in the Lodge Lounge. There are hiking trails along the stream under the canopy of trees. Treat yourself to an hour or two of relaxation in our Forest Spa - Click here or on the link at the top of this page for details.

Wi-Fi is available on request at the Lodge, or bring your own portable 3G connector.

* Please note: to ensure your privacy, Lodge Suites are not adjoined to the main lodge, requiring a short walk to the communal lodge areas.
Forest Creek Lodge is a haven for honeymooners - celebrating your first, fifth or fiftieth, you will be inspired by the romance of this incredibly exclusive, private place.

A wonder for the Nature lover!


A question often asked is

"Where are you?"

Our reply is, if one was in Dullstroom (the town closest to us as the crow flies) and 'jumped off the mountain', you would land in our gorge.
See Map on Contact page for directions.

About the Owners

We originate from Natal, and over the years we have had the opportunity to live and work in some wonderful places: Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and lastly Mpumalanga.
Mush and Anita first came to Mpumalanga in 2002, we spent many a month looking for the right property to build our dream, it was by chance that we stumbled across Forest Creek. It took us two years to build our little lodge, taking as much of the natural materials available to create this lodge. We opened in 2004 with Michael & Maxine Daniel’s wedding, which was a success.
Our first application for our star grading was in February 2005.

A few words from our guests ...

Read more comments in our Guestbook.

I loved the Beach Cottage that was so peaceful with a magnificent view.

Peggy - August 2016

Dear Anita,
I wanted to thank you for just an amazing weekend! I am going to book again next month!

Catherine - May 2016

We were looking for somewhere really special to stay with our kids on their 1st night ever in Africa. We found the perfect place at Forest Creek.

Rosemary Rautenbach - April 2016

We had a fantastic time at Forest Creek. We will definitely come again most probably at the same time again if work and budget allows! Hopefully for a bit longer this time!

Jacques, Jenny and Emma - Forest Cottage, February 2016

Being in the hospitality industry myself it is so encouraging and great to know we still have gems like Forest Creek. Everything about the place is exceptional ...

Clinton Armour - February 2016