Exclusive tree top lodge for magical experiences!
Trogon House & Forest Spa is a boutique hotel which caters for travelers along South Africa‘s famous Garden Route.
Trogon House & Forest Spa offers an exquisite location and experience, suspended in the treetops of a private forest reserve that stretches untamed along the Tsitsikamma Mountains and beyond. This beautiful Guest Lodge lies within the indigenous forest on the most scenic and unspoiled stretch of the Garden Route, flanking world-renowned tourist attractions such as Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Elephant Sanctuary. The picturesque seaside town of Plettenberg Bay, with its stunning never-ending blue flag beaches, ocean-based activities and gastronomic delights is only a 15-minute drive away. Elevated in the treetops and using only natural materials, this unique establishment embraces the forest by means of glass walls and sky-lit roofs, inviting the forest inside and creating a special forest ambiance.
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Breakfast is included in the rate and to start off the day we offer a delicious Fruit Cocktail, followed by a hearty FULL English breakfast fry-up. Bruce also makes the BEST omelets in the world…so if that’s what you fancy just ask and we will gladly assist. In fact, because we are such a small, intimate lodge we encourage our guests to let us know exactly what it is that they would like. If we don’t have it on hand, then we will certainly make a plan to get it and have it ready for you the following day. Or simply let us know in advance and we’ll do the rest to ensure you feel right at home.
Breakfast is served between 8 AM – 10AM, because we have 2 rooms that are adjoining the main villa and in close proximity to the kitchen, we respectfully cannot start breakfast any earlier than 8AM…however if you wish to get an early start and don’t want to leave on an empty stomach then please inform us the day before your departure and we will happily arrange a breakfast pack for you at no additional charge. Because you are family now.
During the evenings, and again due to our location in the middle of the forest, we offer a 3-Course Dinner every night to our guests. All meals and menus are planned and prepared daily, so we will always ask you at the beginning of your reservation whether you’d like to have dinner with us on your evening of arrival. If you have any preference, please let us know and if our cooks can deliver we’ll gladly do so. Please also inform us of any dietary requirements so that we are well prepared before your arrival. The closest shops are 25 minutes’ drive away, so we ask very nicely that you communicate in advance with us. The 3-Course Dinner ranges from R295 – R450 per person, depending on what is on the menu and also our special occasions, such as Christmas or New Year.
We also offer a selection of platters to our guests…these are mainly for the Forest Spa @ Trogon House, but guests are more than welcome to book them to enjoy in their rooms or at the lodge as well.
Snack Platters range from R150 – R250 (which is easily shared between 2 people)
Lunch / Dinner Platters range from R250 – R350 per platter (which is easily shared between 2 people)
Picnic Baskets can also be arranged with prior notice. These depend completely on what is required and are made up by order only. So, if you are planning a full day out and don’t want the hassle of having to think or organize food, just let us know and we can arrange something for you.
Please note that unfortunately, we do not accept children under the age of 12 years old. Trogon House & Forest Spa is a rather unique property, and with its elevated boardwalks and unprotected pool, as well as all the glass windows and furniture it is sadly not a safe or child-friendly environment. We cater mostly for Honeymooners, so if you are wanting to experience a magical evening with us, rather make plans for the kids to stay with family and come have a romantic getaway in the forest.