Fall asleep with the night sounds and memories of fireflies dancing in the gentle embrace of an ancient African rain forest...
The space is likely to leave you with unforgettable memories indelibly etched in your memory.
We have different types of accommodation, so please enquire, even if the calendar appears blocked out. We can accommodate up to 9 guests at a time, depending on availability of course.
If you are travelling through Johannesburg/Gauteng area, also please note that I have also recently listed my Johannesburg home on AirBnB. Like my forest home, it is a very cool space and can accommodate between 1 and 7 guests.
Our home is situated in the middle of the rain forest on an Nature Reserve on the Garden Route, about 25 kilometres from the holiday mecca Plettenberg Bay en route to the exquisite enclave of Nature's Valley. The home was designed (and lived in) by architect Jonathan Weinberg in an unique eclectic style, which can only be described as a fusion of luxurious Zen forest treehouse meets historical forest mining house.
The home is built on the side of a forest hill, about 3 kilometres from a particularly unspoilt and wild part of the sea. The hill and forest protects the home from the coastal winds and creates unspoilt views of the rain forest and Tsitsikamma mountains for literally as far as the eye can see.
African Rain Forest Experience 1 is an open plan cottage, which is fully equipped for self-catering. It is an open plan space with a double bed, sleeper couch for an extra adult guest or for 2 younger children, kitchenette, its own shower and private toilet, an intimate little garden with a zen sandpit, and it has a viewing deck that appears to flows out over the forest. It has a fridge/freezer, microwave oven, gas stove, cutlery, plates, cooking utensils, etc. It also has a small Weber braai/barbeque for outdoor cooking.
A fast hike through the forest, gets you to a mystical beach in a little more than hour, depending of course on how many of the forest sights will gently delay your walk.
As also described, all our listings are all fully equipped for self-catering and also have portable braais/barbeques. Please arrange your own charcoal and fire starters?
There is dam about 400 meters from my home to cool down in on hot days, and we are only a few hundred meters away from exquisite hiking trails, which are extensions of the famous Otter Trail.
You can also book the following other accommodation:
1. The main bottom part of the forest house, which can accommodate 2 up to 6 guests in two sleeping areas each with a double and a single bed (see African Rain Forest Experience 2 at www.airbnb.com/rooms/10110584). It consists of several spaces all on decks like a treehouse, all connected via elevated wooden walkways and patios suspended in the air in the forest. It includes a completely self-contained open plan main living area, with a double bed and single bed, work space, private lounge, large kitchen and dining room area. It has a second master bedroom with a double bed and a single, as well as a separate private Victorian styled bathroom and shower, private toilet and washroom area. The wash room has a washing machine and tumble dryer.
2. The main bottom part of my forest house, plus this cottage, which, altogether, can accommodate up to 9 guests (see African Rain Forest Experience 3 at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10138192).
We are five kilometres from the N2 national highway. The N2 is one of the four most important road systems in South Africa. It connects Cape Town with Port Elizabeth via the Garden Route where we are and then onwards to Durban.
Our neighbourhood is about 15 houses in a 140 hectare Nature Reserve. Only one of the other houses can be seen from our home to the far right hand side almost out of view.
You will be surrounded by some of the most exquisite nature and vistas anywhere in the world.
Your immediate day light neighbours will be monkeys, Knysna Louries, Sunbirds and others birds, lots of them, 280 species of them.
At dusk the fireflies appear and at night the nightjar, an owl or two or a bush pig family will keep you company, together with the Southern Cross, the Milky Way and a billion stars.
We are literally only a few 100 meters away from the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve, with its world famous Otter Hiking Trail. Several day hike and mountain bike extensions of the Otter Trail starts within 5 minutes of our home.
We are only about 2 kilometres away from Teniqua, 3 kilometres away from Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and the Elephant sanctuary and Africanyon Adventures.
We are about 20/25 minutes away from the pristine beaches of Keurboomstrand and Nature's Valley (A Blue Flag Beach). Along the pass down to Nature's Valley you can see giant Avatar like Yellow Wood trees that are 800 years old. A short distance down Keurboomsstrand is the Matjies River bushman Rock Shelter and Shell Midden, which dates back 11 000 years to the Neolithic Age.
We are only 23 kilometres away from the highest commercial bridge bungy jump in the world, where the N2 crosses the Bloukrans River.
We are further within 15 - 45 minutes' drive of all the numerous tourist attractions along the Garden Route and about 3 hours' drive from the famous Addo Elephant National Park outside Port Elizabeth.
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, Νότια Αφρική