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

Exciting news!

Our resident pair of Black eagles had a Chick in the nest, it has now flown the nest, so now we watch 3 Black eagles flying, what a sight to see every day.

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!

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.

Grading & Accolades

Forest Creek Lodge has earned superior gradings and high ratings from various tourism-related initiatives.

Star Grading

Forest Creek Lodge has proudly maintained a score of 94% since 2009.


Birding | Pet friendly | Hiking | Spa & Beauty | Wedding Venue

Forest Creek Lodge & Spa

Destination South Africa

"Best of" 2020.

Rated "Fabulous"

8.3 Rated by Guests


Recognition of Excellence.

4 star hotels Badfontein

Travel Myth

Featured in 4-Star Accommodation, 2019.

Forest Creek Lodge & Spa was awarded Best Pet-friendly Accommodation and Favourite Small Hotel in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga.

The Beach cottage - Self catering - Sleeping-OUT

South Africa

Forest Creek Lodge is a Birder Friendly Enterprise

Forest Creek Lodge & Spa

Rooms for Africa

2018 Travellers Award.


2018 Certificate of Excellence Award - Self Catering in Dullstroom.


Destination Africa

2017 Accolade Winner - Romantic stays & Experiences.


Certificate of Excellence awarded to establishments that consistently earn great reviews.

Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction award Dullstroom 2015


Guest Satisfaction Award.

A few words from our guests ...

Read more comments in our Guestbook.

It was our first time but absolutely not the last, we loved every second of our stay.

Cassie - November 2023

Please convey our gratitude to all the staff. They are really special and made our stay unforgettable.

Cobus - August 2022

Thank you for being such a brilliant hostess; the mountains were just breathtaking!

Gerard & Rosemary - February 2022

Ligging is asemrowend! Baie rustig, vriendelike personeel definitief die plek om te gaan as jy wil wegbreek van die gejaagde lewe!

George - January 2022

We had a blast of a time and it was probably our best anniversary ever! We have hiked many routes around the Lowveld and Forest Creek is most definitely right up there on our list.

Johan and Sulet - Dec 2021