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Description and Layout of Trogon House and Forest Spa

Trogon House and Forest Spa comprises of two lodges, offering six suites in total.

Malabar Villa is the main part of the establishment, which comprises of one Master Suite and two Double Deluxe suites connected to the villa on wooden walkways through the forest. Just past the two double deluxe forest suites, the wooden walkway leads you to the worlds smallest and most intimate Forest Spa. Breakfast is served on the pool deck overlooking the magnificent valley below. There is a beautiful lounge, with a fire place as well as a bar.

Tomba Villa, an exact replica of Malabar, is connected to Malabar Villa by means of a wooden walkway meandering through the forest. It comprises of one Master Suite, one Double Deluxe and one Twin Deluxe. Also, with a large swimming pool and deck. Tomba Villa is also available for exclusive use. Perfect for a family or group of friends who want a complete private and luxurious experience.

Just off the wooden walkway that links Malabar and Tomba is our boma, which can be pre booked for special African dinners under the stars.

Accommodation Available

Malabar and Tomba Master Suites: These Master Suite feature a modern, open plan bathroom with bath and separate shower / WC, offering flat screen satellite TV, under floor heating, tea/coffee making facilities, bathrobe and slippers.

Double Deluxe Rooms: The Double Deluxe Suites feature an en-suite bathroom with shower, offering flatscreen satellite TV, underfloor heating, tea/coffee making facilities. A balcony offers great forest views.

Twin Delux: The twin delux is located at the Tomba Villa .It is ideal for children travelling with their parents.

Arrival and Departure

Check in time: 14H00pm (unless prior arrangements have been made with management)

Check out time: 11H00am

Due to our location we recommend arriving at Trogon House before nightfall. If you experience any problems along your way, do not hesitate to give us a call.


Facilities and Attractions


  • Breakfast is included in the rate and consists of a continental and hot breakfast.
  • Dinner can be booked by arrangement with management. If you would like dinner on your night of arrival, please be so kind as to give prior notice before arrival. Dinner is three course at between R250—R350 per person, depending on season.
  • Picnic baskets and lunch can also be arranged at an additional cost.
  • The Forest Boma, which is situated on a low level deck surrounded by forest between Malabar and Tomba Villa’s can also be utilised for aperitif or private dinners at an additional cost.
  • A local drumming band can also be booked out for special occasions. Please check with management for details.


  • Use of the Forest Spa is R600 per two hours per couple. This includes the exclusive use of the Sauna and Jacuzzi. A wood fire is lit, candles, gowns and slippers are provided. A spa snack platter can be arranged at an additional R100 per platter. We regret no children under 12 years of age.
  • Please note we need at least 12 hours notice for bookings for the Forest Spa.
  • Massage treatments are outsourced at the moment, so prior arrangement is needed. Please speak to the manager regarding any bookings of treatments prior to arrival. This to be settled on check out.

Nearby Attractions

  • Monkeyland (1km away)
  • Birds of Eden (2km away)
  • The Elephant Sanctuary (3km away)
  • Keurbooms (Closest beach 15 minutes away)
  • Plettenberg Bay—beaches, restaurants, nature walks / hikes / whale watching 20 minutes away)
  • Natures Valley / Storms River Mouth / Tsitsikamma National Park (20—30 minutes away)




Per person per night sharing


Per person per night sharing


Rate per villa per night 

For up to 6 people
01 JAN – 14 DEC 2014
R 750.00
R 1 000.00
R 5600.00
15 DEC – 14 JAN 2015
R 1 200.00
R 6400.00
15 DEC - 14 JAN 2015
R 850.00
R 1 200.00
R 6400.00
15 JAN – 14 DEC 2015
R 850.00
R 1 200.00
R 6400.00
15 DEC – 14 JAN 2016
R 950.00
R 1 400.00
R 7300.00

Please contact us for availability and booking enquiries info@trogonhouse.co.za or call +27 (0) 84 700 1207 or +27 (0) 44 534 8191


We do not accept children under the age of 12 years old.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

Full pre-payment is required 14-28 days prior to arrival. Payment has to be effected by bank transfer or cash. Please note that we have no credit card facilities.

Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to arrival - 50% cancellation fee.

Cancellations less than 7 days prior to arrival and no-shows 100%.

Booking and Cancellation Policy

  • Please note that we DO NOT accept CREDIT CARDS.
  • A 50% deposit is required to secure your reservation, with the balance payable 14 days before arrival.
  • Payment can be made via EFT to the below bank account or by means of cash RAND only. No foreign exchange will be accepted.
  • Banking Details:
    Bank: First National Bank
    Branch: Plettenberg Bay
    Account Number: 62100658824
    Branch Code: 210-514
    SWIFT Code: FIRN ZAJJ 337
  • Cancellations made within 14 days to the date of travel will have a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made within 7 days or no shows will be charged a 100% cancellation fee.


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Directions from Cape Town:

Trogon House & forest spa is situated about 150 km from Mossel Bay and about 50 km from Knysna. The location is The Crags, which is 16 km east from Plettenberg Bay. Simply take the N2, pass Knysna, pass Plettenberg Bay and continue past Keurboomstrand to The Crags. You will notice a Monkeyland sign on the N2, near the BP Garage (the Garage is also known as the Garden Route Superrette). Take the turn-off (on the right) at this BP Garage and follow the Monkeyland signs for a further 2km. The entrance to Trogon House is situated in the car park of Monkeyland. The road to Trogon House is indicated with a sign marked "Trogon House & Forest Spa”. Here you enter a dirt road that takes a you straight into the forest. After a 1.4km drive along the fence of Monkeyland a sign will direct you to turn right to Trogonhouse carpark.

Directions from Port Elizabeth:

Trogon House is situated about 240 km from PE (on the N2), pass the Nature’s Valley turn-off (about 16 km from the toll gate), continue a further 500 meters on the N2 and turn to your left at the Monkeyland sign. Continue following the Monkeyland signs for another 2 km on the tarred road. Turn into Monkeyland and you will find the entrance to Trogon House in the car park. The road to Trogon House is indicated with a sign marked "Trogon House & Forest Spa”. Here you enter a dirt road that takes along you straight into the forest. After a 1.4km drive along the fence of Monkeyland a sign will direct you to turn right to Trogonhouse carpark.

Please note that you are driving into the forest to get to Trogon House, the last 1.4 km is a dirt road which is subject to weather conditions and can from times to times be uneven and muddy after rain but is fine for a normal 2x4 car.

If you do experience any problems, please feel free to contact us.

Lodge Contact Details:

Nicci Brand (Proprietor / Manager)
Cell 1: +27 84 700 1207
Cell 2: +27 72 303 0582
Lodge: +27 44 534 8191
email: info@trogonhouse.co.za
website: www.trogonhouse.co.za
Postal Address: PO Box 110 - The Crags - Plettenberg Bay
Western Cape - Republic of South Africa - 6602
Physical Address: Monkeyland Road / Animal Alley - The Crags - Plettenberg Bay
Western Cape - Republic of South Africa - 6602
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