Sunbird is a lovely self-catering unit ideally located near the Forest Creek Lodge, nestled 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.
Sunbird Self-catering Unit comprises two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a living area. The first bedroom contains a queen-size bed and an en suite. The second bedroom contains a king-size bed that can be converted to twin beds on request, and an en suite. Snuggle under the percale cotton duvets and linen. A fan, electric blanket and heater are supplied.
The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering. The unit also has a gas braai and weber braai for outdoor cooking. We supply Charcoal.
Come and enjoy some good food and wine, snuggled in front of our log fireplaces; or relax and be pampered in our Forest Spa. Clay pigeon shooting, spa treatments, and a 'bush bath' can all be booked during your stay. Meals can be booked at the Forest Creek Lodge.
If you take the self-catering option you are welcome to book meals and activities at the lodge, we supply firewood.
Dinner is a 4 course meal R250.00 and breakfast is R120.00 per person.
Activities include; Bush bath - set in a secluded spot, enjoy a 'bath' in the bush, with lots of bubbles.
Forest spa - indulge yourself in our private spa overlooking the gorge, go home feeling relaxed and stress free.
Gazebo romantic private dinner - spoil your loved one for a totally private candle lit dinner under the gazebo. Many a proposal of marriage has been accepted in this lovely setting!
Hikers picnic; a picnic packed in a rucksack, get ready to hike to the waterfall!
Lazy picnic; a picnic set out for you in a private spot, with champagne, a good one for the romantic at heart.
Hiking; marked trails through the forest, along the stream on the way to the waterfall.
Bird watching; we have a prolific variety of uncommon species of birds that can be seen, including a resident pair of black eagles.
Horse riding; 4 km down the hill, book a ride in our scenic valley.
Trout fishing; good clear water with rainbow trout.
Clay pigeon shooting; an interesting and testing range for the novice and experienced shooters.