• Welcome to Rainforest Ridge!
    Welcome to Rainforest Ridge!

    The local master plasterer has almost finished with our entrance artwork, its the view from our local beach Keurboomstrand looking across Formosa bay with the Robberg peninsula looming behind. The whales even come complete with barnacles!

  • Rainforest Ridge Canyon and Lodge
    The Lodge is set on a cliff overlooking 2 gorges, Mt Formosa and endless untouched wilderness

    Hidden below in the gorge is the banana palm rainforest and over 5km of private trails to explore!!

  • Rainforest Ridge Party
    Our Safari Braai on the ridge is almost ready!

    Together with the help of top local chefs and an assortment of friendly locals our braai game is definitely on point. We would love to cater to you and 30 of your friends around this beauty!

  • Rainforest ridge deck view
    African Crags is under new ownership and is being revamped & reopened as Rainforest Ridge Lodge & Venue

    We are proud to announce that under new ownership we have spent the lockdown period building, renovating, landscaping and designing the ultimate lockdown decompression retreat that we are now ready to welcome you too!

  • Lockdown Retreat Special- Pay 2 nights stay 3, Pay 5 nights stay a week!
    Lockdown Retreat Special- Pay 2 nights stay 3, Pay 5 nights stay a week!

    For anyone in the Western Cape looking for a city retreat or lockdown decompression look no further! Come and experience the beauty of one of the last gorges from the border in our luxury accommodation options. Adventure Awaits 🤙🏼

  • Take in the first rays of sun from your private deck overlooking the gorge, mountains and ocean beyond!
    Take in the first rays of sun from your private deck overlooking the gorge, mountains and ocean beyond!

    Watching the sun come up from the deck as you slowly awaken in full tranquility is a special feeling that will stay with you for long to come!

  • Who would you like to enjoy breakfast with overlooking this?
    Who would you like to enjoy breakfast with overlooking this?

    We deliver 5* Eggs Benedict and the like from our local award-winning restaurant Peppermill. Just let us know what time suits you and our friendly staff will deliver your breakfast to wherever you feel like on the property!

  • Our Private Sub-Tropical Rainforest!
    Our Private Sub-Tropical Rainforest!

    Below the ridge in the gorge you will find our sub-tropical rainforest which is dominated by ferns and thick stands of wild giant strelitzias (wild banana palms)

  • Milly the tour guide dog
    Milly the Rainforest Guide!

    Milly the dog is a beautiful Malamute girl who works as our private guide of the rainforest and river. Free of charge she would love to look after you and show you the way to the river safely! She knows our private nature reserve better than anyone and loves nothing more than to show guests her favorite spots. If she does a good job you can tip her with a raw bone!

  • Once the sun rises above Mt Formosa you will warm up fast in the early morning sun on your deck
    Once the sun rises above Mt Formosa you will warm up fast in the early morning sun on your deck

    Spending time on the deck overlooking such raw nature but with all the creature comforts and luxurious touches at the lodge is definitely a vibe!

  • Welcome to Rainforest Ridge
    Welcome to Rainforest Ridge

    The Ridge is a long peninsula of land that sticks out with gorgeous gorges of around 200m depth on 3 sides!. We have the only safe entrance to a stretch of Tsitsikamma river and rainforest only accesible via our 11ha private nature reserve!

  • African Crags unit 2 bedroom
    5* Fresh Cotton Bedding

    All our beds are XL and super comfortable

  • Your Braai at sunset with friends awaits!
    Your Braai at sunset with friends awaits!

    Guests can make use of all facilities on the property free of charge! If its not booked out for an event guests can make use of our XXL safari style braai on the ridge! Its 150m away from the lodge overlooking the Salt River gorge. The ultimate spot for sundowners with your family/friends truly.

  • Rainforest Ridge Dining Room
    Peaceful Mornings

    Enjoy the bird sound while the ocean rumbles in the distance. Gaze out as far as they eye can see at nothing but Proteas, Fynbos and Rainforest.

  • Our head of security Ruby the Saintolian
    Our head of security Ruby the Saintolian

    The ridge and The Crags is one of the safest areas in South Africa. Especially with Ruby doing her night patrols which she is trained for. Shhhhh dont tell anyone she is extremely sweet and cuddly!

  • Birds of Eden, Knysna Lourie
    There is a few family's of Knysna Loeries living in our gorge!

    For bird watching your at the right place! dedicated twitchers/photographers will be kept busy here for days trying to capture the perfect image or chasing distant bird sounds echoing off the gorge!

  • wild flowers rainforest ridge
    How about a lazy stroll around our nature reserve picking your own wildflowers!

    We have multiple rare wild fynbos plants and even South Africas national flower growing on the property, the king protea!

  • Rainforest Ridge view of Mt Formosa
    Spot the snow on the top face of Mt Formosa

    When the big winter storms roll in from the Southern Ocean we see snowfall along the whole range. Mt Formosa at 1675m is snowcapped for days sometimes!

  • Childrens Adventure
    Ultimate Adventures in Nature for Kids!

    We would love to give you free information about day trips you can do from the lodge. If you would really like to get off the beaten track though we can take you by SUV to secret untouched coastline and mountain spots!

  • Swimming in the Salt River at the bottom of African Crags Eco- Lodge
    Swimming in your private rock pool!

    A 15 minute hike down to the bottom of our gorge brings you to the Salt River were you can swim amongst the fairys!

  • Sunrise gazing from your deck or kingsize bed?
    Sunrise gazing from your deck or kingsize bed?

    The sunrises here over the untouched gorge are truly breathtaking!

  • Vineyards near African Crags Eco-Lodge
    Wine Tasting at the neighbors!

    Around The Crags there is 5-6 boutique vineyards including our neighbor the famous Bramon wine estate! Dont want to drink and drive? No worries one of our staff can be your designated driver!

  • The driveway ringed in by panoramic views and rare succulents is quite the treat
    The driveway ringed in by panoramic views and rare succulents is quite the treat

    Wherever you look around the main ridge you will see endless views, rare plants and artistic touches to check out.

  • Child friendly and ideal Instagram photo locations are spread around the grounds for you to explore!
    Child friendly and ideal Instagram photo locations are spread around the grounds for you to explore!

    Imagine swinging out over the gorge at sunset with some bubbly in hand!

  • The bottom of our gorge!
    The bottom of our gorge!

    Look closely and you will see our private swimming hole below.

  • Our friendly dogs would love to take a walk with you.
    Our friendly dogs would love to take a walk with you.

    We have a pack of very beautiful sweet giant breed dogs who would love to meet you and show you around! Dont like dogs? No problem they are locked up if necessary in their own doggy yard!

  • NEW ECO-LODGE
    NEW ECO-LODGE

    RECENTLY OPENED IN THE CRAGS, PLETTENBERG BAY

  • Main Lodge Morning Sun
    Main Lodge Morning Sun

    Mornings here watching the sunrise over the mountains while the gorge starts to illuminate are honestly spectacular beyond belief quite often! The living room or deck are both ideal places to take coffee or a 5* eggs benedict breakfast delivered from Peppermill restaurant! Waking up in luxury!

  • It takes less than an hour to fly from Cape Town to Plett.

  • Communal 'Stoep' area at African Crags Eco-Lodge
    Communal 'Stoep' area

    A great place to throw some darts, drink some wine or just relax with a book or magazine...

  • Penguins in Plettenberg Bay
    The sea wildlife in our area

    Looking sharp!