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Cliff Top Houses: The Cat's Whiskers, Ballots Nature Reserve, cliff & sea views – Home 213203 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cliff Top Houses: The Cat's Whiskers, Ballots Nature Reserve, cliff & sea views – Home 213203

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 55 reviews

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House / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • 3 En suites


  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is essential for exploring the area. SUV not necessary.

Interaction with guest

We the owners, Sally and Henry, live on the nature reserve and will be there to welcome you and talk about the hiking trails, game viewing, local restaurants and Garden Route sights. The people who find us are the kind of people who we makes friends with and most come back time and time again. Many an evening has been spent drinking wine with our guests, chatting about our beautiful paradise. We leave you in peace, but should you want info, help or advice, we are always available.


Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Sally K.
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Calendar updated::
06 Apr 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
South Africa
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This House has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 11 Apr 2012. Located in Wilderness, it has 55 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £794.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Apr 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 55 reviews Excellent
55 reviews

Very Good

“Breathless Views and Amazing Getaway”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2017

A picture is worth a thousand word and the images shown on the listing captures only but a small part of the amazing views and scenery. The house is beautifully designed and one immediately feels relaxed when you step inside. Thank you for hosting us, we will most certainly visit again.

“Absolutely Stunning!”

Reviewed 29 Mar 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at Cliff Top and were blown away with the house and location, photos just dont do it justice. Having the floor to ceiling windows in the bathroom, bedroom, and lounge make the most of the magnificant view. Sally was a wonderful host and couldnt do enough to help, she even picked up some cheese from the local farmers market for us. Even though it's a struggle to tear yourself away from the property, be sure to stroll around the adjacent forest - we saw loads of wildlife including dolphins. If you want somewhere to relax and recharge, look no further, you cant get a better house and setting, thanks Sally.

“magnificent location - terrific view”

Reviewed 13 Dec 2012

you get everything as described on the website and even a bit more because your neighbours who are the owners are extremely nice and helpful you need good practice in driving and should not arrive at darkness great experience, excellent hideaway


Reviewed 9 Dec 2012

Being South African and currently residing in Dubai I almost forgot how beautiful the Garden Route is. Cliff top house at Ballots Heights was amazing to say the least. To be surrounded by "fynbos" and the ocean makes for breath taking views from all the rooms and bath rooms. Although situated in a nature reserve you are just 15 minutes from the nearest shopping in George (for those creature comforts) The road to Cliff Top House takes you through a "magical forest" as my kids called it. For any nature lover a visit to Cliff Top House is a must

“Architectural marvel in the heart of the Garden Route”

Reviewed 9 Dec 2012

We chose Ballot's Heights for our Honeymoon - What a perfect choice! Getting there is quite an experience, as the road goes up and down over the 'heights'. You have to keep a serious eye on the road, since there is a magnificent view around every corner. Sally went out of her way to accomodate us from the moment we got there - service like that we have never experienced! Felt like you were a long lost relative welcomed into their slice of paradise. The house faces a particularly beautiful rocky beach, with the crashing of the waves so close you don't even need a radio...we listened to the sound of the ocean for 7 days. Glass sliding doors let the whole view in, you cannot stop staring at it. The wooden multilevel house is a holiday home out of your dreams. Big living room with couches and day beds, dining table, double volume ceilings, open plan kitchen (fully stocked, by the way, you will not want for anything!). Also features a fireplace that will be the perfect companion to a bottle of Cape wine on one of those windy days! You could easily just spend the day going from the kitchen to the couch and back again. The bedrooms are exquisite, with the master bedroom being the crowning achievement. Full sea-facing sliding doors to let the sea sounds lull you to sleep. The white bathroom has a bath and shower that also feature a full view of the nature reserve and the sea. Then when you eventually tear yourself away from the house you get to experience the nature reserve. Immersed in fynbos, there are numerous hiking trails which we explored every day. You can choose your level of exertion, since many of the trails link up and take you all over the beautiful reserve. You can choose to go down to the sea, scrambling over the rocks, or just do an easy loop on top - just to get your appetite going for dinner. But if you decide to go down to the many rocky spots, you are in for a treat! We spent one afternoon reading and taking photos, totally secluded and totally breathtaking! The reserve is located literally next to victoria bay, as well as the garden route mall - and a few minutes up the hill from Wilderness, so there is more than enough to do if you feel the need to go for a drive. The owners live next door so if there is anything you need, they are literally a few feet away. We would definitely recommend this rental to anyone looking for nature, breathing space, an awesome view (features a great wooden deck as well) and disconnecting from everything! We are already planning our return trip for 2013!

“Most relaxing surroundings with most breathtaking views, absolute luxury.”

Reviewed 7 Dec 2012

Impossible to capture the beauty of Ballot Heights on camera. You have to be there to experience it. Perfect for all ages. Tips - do grocery shopping in town before you take the exciting drive to the house.

“Paradise with a spectacular view”

Reviewed 7 Dec 2012

It was such an exotic little house. They were taking care of every single thing to make it home and cosy. Architecture, furniture, linen, view ...... I wish I could stay there forever. Maybe the directions inside the village to the house can be more clear.

“Absolute belter”

Reviewed 6 Dec 2012

This place is fantastic - I've been back twice in 6 months (although I live in Joburg so it's easier for me). It looks great on the photos, and is better in practice: if I ever build a house in SA, I hope Henry (architect of this place) will design it! The house is lovely and spacious yet compact (we stayed once with 6 adults and it took us easily), with spectacular views. There are great walks around reserve. Vic bay is 10 mins away with a world class surf break and a great vibe, and you're within easy striking distance of the garden route, knysna etc and great Saturday markets. Stay here, you will not regret it...

“A place of unspoilt seclusion”

Reviewed 26 Apr 2012

We stayed at number 23 Ballots `heights just a convenient 20 minutes from George Airport. Its an adventure in itself to get there; through forests and gorges, accessed along a narrow steep road that winds its way to the gate of Ballots Heights. You think the rental car will never make it up but it does and it is so worth while! Undoubtedly one of the last remaining places of unspoiled beauty and tranquility where you can truly experience peace and quiet in a nature reserve filled with an abundance of fynbos, proteas and birdlife. No 23 is set at the edge of a cliff with its most striking feature, the incredible light pouring through the windows with a view of the milk wood forest and ocean and sound of crashing waves below. Sliding doors open your vista to the environment and you can laze away many hours on the patio or on the comfortable couches reading or dozing. With the route in and out of the reserve mastered, Knysna, Sedgefield (check out the market on a Sunday morning but get there early), and Outshoorn (for the world famous Cango caves - do the extended tour) are all within proximity for day trips if you can tear yourself from Ballots. Alternatively, hidden paths down to the sea and private coves wait to be discovered if you are up for some adventure and exercise. If you looking for night life, noise and the City beat this is not the place for you. This is the place to unwind, centre oneself and recharge. You will be captured by its beauty


Reviewed 19 Apr 2012

This is our favorite place on the Garden Route. Once you settle in its difficult to get out of the house. Unbelievable views, Great design, most peaceful place in the world !!!

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