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Located in the Garden Route, this beautiful 3 bedroomed wooden house is in a private nature reserve surrounded by fynbos forest with ocean, forest and mountain views. The Garden Route is one of the most scenic coastlines in the world with beautiful lakes, mountain ranges, beaches, indigenous forests and fields of Cape fynbos. A birders heaven with hikes, rock pools & abundant nature to explore. The perfect place to rest your soul and nurture your body.
Central open plan living space with double volume ceiling contains an exceptionally well equipped kitchen with Smeg features, a 6 seater dining area and a comfy contemporary lounging space. 3 bedrooms lead off - the giant main bedroom has deck access and mountain views while the two additional rooms are sea facing. All have fresh crisp cotton linen and comfy beds.
Along the entire front of the house is a wooden deck with exceptional mountain, forest and ocean views - great for outside el fresco dining and relaxing. Birds love this house - among others, the Knysna Lourie can be seen drinking from the bird bath on the deck.
Sadly, I am not based permanently on the property - I work in television so am often travelling to other parts of the country - so I have put together a really comprehensive guide with maps and contact numbers for many of the local attractions.
Hiking through forest and fynbos, scrambling down to rock pools and picnic spots, watching birds and the variety of shy game (zebra, ostriches, bush buck amongst others) are just some of the things to do on the property. A little further afield (about 15 minutes away), are exceptional beaches, a variety of good shops etc, and one of the best organic farmers markets in the world. (Wild Oats Market (URL HIDDEN) The area is famous for outdoor sports like para gliding, canoeing, sailing kloofing, caving - and of course, golfing with at least 9 world renowned courses on our doorstep. This is paradise waiting to be explored!
No smoking in the house and only kids over 12 (with parents) who appreciate and respect a beautiful home are welcome!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
I am a television director working in documentaries and reality TV. I have worked on many international formats but fairly recently began directing within one of my other passions - food! I have since directed 7 seasons of various cooking shows including 2 seasons of MasterChef South Africa (S3 and Celebrity MasterChef) and so have paid special attention to the kitchen of my home. Creating wonderful dishes and playing with the cooking on holiday is very important to me! The Garden Route has always been close to my heart and I visited Ballots Bay in 1999 for the first time, and our family has been visiting the reserve for many happy holidays since. Finally, in October 2015, I managed to secure my own place here. I am still very active in the local television industry and commute between the major cities of South Africa with Ballots as my very special base.
I hope you fall in love with this beautiful place and enjoy the many wonderful things the house and the surrounding Nature Reserve have to offer.