Timberlake Village
Timberlake Village
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Specialist Food, Art & Craft village. Acrobranch Tree Top Adventure Park onsite. Eating options include: Zucchini restaurant, Pause Coffee Roastery, Oyster Shack and Country Snax. We support and showcase Local products and producers. We adhere to the Slow Food principles of Good, Clean & Fair sourcing organic where ever we can.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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AnelDreyer
Centurion, South Africa171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
Timberlake organic village is situated on the N2 between Wilderness and Sedgefield. Offering a unique shopping and activity experience it is definitely worth a stop. They have a big kiddies play area with mini foefie slide and jungle gym. If that doesn't tickle their fancy try a pony ride or quad-tractor ride. Acrobranch caters for the adventurous at heart while Zucchini caters for the hungry. There are various little shops that will appeal to a variety of different tastes, like the mohair mill shop (i bought some socks for winter!), the fairy shop and a german deli, Schwaben.
Written 4 January 2016
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Lloydinspace
Kimberley, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
I have to get my yearly fix of this place! Beautiful venue with the cutest little shops. The Oyster shack is a must visit to wet your whistle while the kids play can play in the garden safe and sound. Visit the gallery next door and take a peek into Down to Earth where there is always something funky going on. Definitely in my top five places to visit when I'm in the Garden Route. Grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or enjoy some snacks from the irresistible sweet shop as well as various other beautiful shops for you to support * remember local is lekker!!* but whatever you do there - by the time you leave - you will already be planning your next trip back!!
Written 25 May 2015
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AlisonPuchert
Cape Town108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
On our travel's to Cape Town we have passed this interesting looking site many times, so on our last trip (on the way back to East London) we decided to stop. I am so glade we did, what a special little timber village. We were captured by the recycled items that we saw and it was lovely to go into the inviting shops and view all the different things that are made. Each shop has its own speciality. The setting is beautiful, relaxing and so natural with the sound of fountains, green foliage, stone paths and you just have to see it to get the drift of the uniqueness of the layout. We had lunch at a place called 'Zucchini', we ordered a toasted chicken and honey sandwich, well I never knew that chicken could taste
so delicious, the bread was homemade seed bread, the potatoe wedges and the salad we so good, we even went to see the resaurant's herb garden. Do yourself a favour when you are travelling that way, stop at this destination.
Written 5 April 2014
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Dear AlisonPuchert, thank you so much for your review. You have described exactly what we are trying to achieve. We try hard and it is amazing when someone else sees the value of our little 'village'. We hope to continue offering a healthy, creative and natural experience. It must be said that most of the credit should go to Nature and the natural beauty of the Garden Route. We are grateful for your compliments. Regards, timberlake.
Written 16 July 2014
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SueZieQ
Cape Town Central, South Africa103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
Over the years this venue has been a must on the stop over list of things to do.

The shops are a wonderful variety between food/wine/cheese and the crystal shop is a must.
Written 12 April 2016
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Traveltoday
England, UK13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
We have stopped here numerous times for various reasons, this time for a play, horse ride and refreshments and came back two days later again for kids to do the aerial clumbing/zip wiring with Acrobranch. Would recommend booking as always full over peak season. Toilets lovely and clean- thank you! General maintenance is well kept of the entire 'village'.

Written 18 January 2016
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Insidertips_gardenroute_Southafrica
South Africa27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Business
Timberlake is a little spot off the N2 halfway between George and Sedgefield with a few quirky shops, a huge playground, an excellent boutique wine shop and nice coffee shops and restaurant. I love going there with the kids on a Saturday morning.
Written 21 November 2015
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RenevNiekerk
Randburg2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014
This was regrettably from start to finish a very disappointing experience! Poor, unprofessional service. Will much rather stop at Wilderness in future.
Written 26 December 2014
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onemoresmith
Vancouver, Canada32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Family
I've been meaning to write this review for a while -- we heard about Timberlake from food loving friends in Cape Town and decided to pay a visit enroute to Knysna. We were visiting the area from Canada and had been to many farm stalls on our journey. We expected a similar experience at Timberlake but were blown away by what we found.

We almost drove right past it as it's slightly below the grade of the highway, but once parked and walked around, we found ourselves immersed in what felt like a laid-back community village. I saw another review calling it a hippie place -- not sure if they were expecting woolworths or disneyland but for us it was the perfect mix of natural environment meets farm stalls, restaurant and kids entertainment.

There were a number of freestanding cabins, each offering their own goods, all connected by a stone path with plenty of natural landscaping. Definitely not perfectly manicured but felt charming. The shops offered a variety of goods - from homemade fudge to jams, cheeses, wine, coffee, arts and crafts. Plenty of tasty organic food. It wasn't expensive by organic standards. Our daughters (ages 8 and 9) enjoyed the fairy store and the secret fairy garden. We loved the wine store, with a great selection of SA wines, including a few organic ones. And the fudge ;-) Didn't try the restaurant but it looked like a good menu. Just had tea and sweets.

Our kids LOVED the playground. There is a play park with zip lines, slides and climbing structures. Next to the playground is a little enclosure for their resident billy goat -- the kids were unsuccessful in coaxing the goat onto his surfboard platform but it was a nice addition. Then came the ATV family ride through a fun little track in the forest. We were about to leave when we saw their latest paid attraction -- a mix of zip lines and obstacle courses strung up along trees that we decided to try out. There is a small kids version, perfect for little ones but slightly too easy for our kids. The adult course has a number of increasing levels that was surprisingly challenging and heaps of fun. Took about an hour to complete. My wife and I couldn't stop laughing watching one another climbing upside down and tip toeing across tight-wires. You're harnessed in so it all feels perfectly safe. Ends with a fun zip line. Can't remember how much this cost but it seemed reasonable considering what they had to do to build the course. You also have a guide with you the whole time, plus another guy on the ground. Definitely worth doing if you can afford the time -- much more fun than regular zip lines.

You can stop here for a quick treat or coffee or to pick something up as a gift, or if you have the time, I'd strongly suggest making an afternoon of it, especially if you have kids. Even older teenagers would love the tree obstacle course. Highly recommended!
Written 25 May 2012
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Trevor W
Rustenburg, South Africa66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We came back three times for the bacon and egg rolls at the Schwaben Deli, so good! We also enjoyed the jungle gyms for our little boy and bought some cool shirts, hats and woodwork.
Written 9 November 2021
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garyh51904
Pretoria, South Africa205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
we are inclined to drive past most spots on the way to our destinations...what time has taught me is that life really IS about the journey....so stop and smell those roses folks...and Timberlake has 'roses' in abundance..its an artsy farty spot..interesting shops that sell interesting wares, great setting for you to sit and enjoy a beverage and or meal whilst your kids play.......well worth the stop and one could easily spend a few hours here with everyone smiling...
Written 29 January 2019
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