Cliff Top Houses
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Designed by multi-award winning architects, the eco houses are both contemporary and warm and welcoming.
The open plan living room is a combination of luxury, comfort and beauty with magnificent sea views. Open the glass doors from the living room to the sea facing deck and watch whales and dolphin in the bay below or waves crashing against the rocks along the coastline. The dining room / kitchen lead onto a secluded deck built into fynbos, the Cape's unique floral kingdom - a birders paradise, peaceful and protected.
The main bedroom with glass doors opening onto a private deck and spectacular views of the ocean, takes your breath away. All bedrooms have beautiful views.
The house is fully equipped with fireplace, quality furnishings, appliances and the finest cotton percale linen. The spaces have been created for peace, reflection and conversation. Play games, bird watch, do a puzzle, read or simply enjoy the view - there is no television to spoil the atmosphere.
The nature reserve has a myriad of trails - wander through magical forests, to small rocky bays and along cliffs where Zebra, antelope and ostrich roam.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Victoria Bay 10 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: George 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation has been designed to encompass the magnificent views. The main bedroom has spectacular views of ocean, fynbos & forest. It is elegantly furnished with queen bed and bathroom en-suite including bath and shower, both with splendid views
The second bedroom has views of forest and ocean, queen bed, private deck off bedroom, bathroom en-suite with shower and forest views
The third bedroom has views of fynbos and ocean, two single beds and bathroom en-suite with shower
|Further details outdoors|
The houses are situated in a protected nature reserve with a combination of indigenous forest and flower species seen nowhere else in the world. Wooden decks leading from the houses are built into the vegetation - the ocean deck and the secluded forest deck. There are cushions to lounge on and watch birds, whales, dolphins. The barbecue is on the protected forest deck. Barbecue under the glorious African stars.
The plains above the cliffs are home to wildlife including antelope, zebra, karakul, porcupine and bush pig.
Ballots Bay where the river flows into the sea is a fisherman's paradise and the pebbly beach is perfect for foraging and exploring or paddling in the bay.
The reserve is accessed via a private road that winds over rivers and up and down steep slopes that some call challenging, we call marvelous. But don't be put off; it is easily accessed in ordinary vehicles.
The Western Cape region
The Western Cape - arguably the most beautiful region of South Africa - is home not only to endless beaches, rugged mountains, lush forests, fertile farming lands but also to vast tracts of desert and semi-desert areas. The capital, Cape Town with it's landmark Table Mountain, is the first choice of most visitors, but the rest of the region is marvelous to explore. Route 62, starting in Worcestor, winds through quaint small towns, vineyards, wine cellars and spectacular scenery. It includes parts of the semi-desret Small Karoo; an area with a vast array of flowering succulents and small animals. Not to be missed is the Mongoose man, Ostrich farms and the Cango Caves near Oudtshoorn.
but the Garden Route, 4 hours along the coast is essential to explore.
The Wilderness / Garden Route region has it all - beautiful white beaches, ancient forests and the unique Cape Floral Kingdom. The climate is temperate, summers not too hot and winters not too cold.
Cliff Top Houses are situated in Ballots Heights, 12 km from the small town of Wilderness. 10 minutes drive away is famous surfer’s paradise, Victoria Bay, which boasts not only world class surfing, but also an excellent swimming beach. George with its shops, restaurants and cinemas is 15 minutes away. Wilderness, also 15 minutes away has beautiful beaches, lagoon and river, canoeing, great walks, restaurants and country markets.
Sedgefield, 25 minutes away is famous for its award winning Saturday farmers market with gourmet organic products grown in the vicinity. The serene inland lakes flow into the sea here and the beaches are amongst the finest on the Garden Route.
Knysna, 40 minutes away, is famous for it's tidal estuary, fresh oysters, excellent restaurants and beautiful scenery.
The Garden Route is a golfers paradise featuring the most spectacular golf courses in South Africa. It was named 2007 Golf Destination of the Year for Africa by the International Association for Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO)
Other Garden Route destinations like Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn and Plettenberg Bay are within easy reach.
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1 Apr 2014
"Invitation to the Voyage (Charles Beaudelaire)"
«...There... all is order and beauty, luxury, peace, and pleasure.»... excerpts from Charles Beaudelaire's Fleurs du Mal, Invitation au voyage.In March 2014, my husband and I spent around 20 da… More
30 Mar 2014
Quel endroit superbe, au cœur d'une nature exceptionnelle mais à proximité des merveilles de la Garden Route. Une demeure fabuleuse, des hôtes courtois et de grands moments de bonheur lors de… More
28 Mar 2014
"Exceptional Garden Route Respite"
Paul and I had the great honor of staying at the Cliff Top House for just three days. The road into the reserve lent itself in emotion to the extent of the beauty and craftsmanship of this amazing vac… More
22 Feb 2014
"Our Paradise in Wilderness."
Sally and Henry, the hosts, are a wonderfull couple.We immediately felt at home in their beautifully decorated cliff house.Every little detail had a story behind it. The view and the tranquility were … More
5 Feb 2014
"The ultimate luxury of feeling & listening of nature in perfect atmosphere"
We 'unfortunately only' spent two weeks over Christmas 2013 there but felt in love within some hours. If you are looking for a place of Beauty for your eyes, enjoying just the sound of wind,… More
22 Jan 2014
We spent 5 nights here just after the New Year and had a wonderful time. Its an amazing setting and we really enjoyed the remote location. Once we got used to it, we enjoyed the unique drive to the … More
27 Dec 2013
We stayed at Cliff Top house no.24 for an entire week, and still wished for more. The beauty surrounding the house is unsurpassed. The house itself has every comfort one could want - simply, but beaut… More
28 Nov 2013
"Forest meets Ocean in utmost style."
Beautifully decorated house nestled in the Garden route coastal Fynbos with immaculate views of the Indian Ocean and unspoilt forest. Luxurious and comfortable. The owner of this property appreciates … More
1 Nov 2013
"Peaceful perfection and much much more!!!"
The house is a tiny piece of heaven down a wiggly road beyond the reach of sat nav, mobile or TV. We spent three fantastic days being soothed by the sounds of the forest and the gentle crashing of the… More
24 Sep 2013
"Would luv to stay at Clifftop House #24 at least 200 days a year!"
The VIEW took our breath away! We LOVED..... the sound of the sea, the beautiful house, tasteful furnishings, patio, shower of main bedroom, friendly cleaning staff.....etc,etc! Also a lovely area to … More