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Lower Kologha Forest, Stutterheim South Africa
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#1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Stutterheim
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TheRainbowSA wrote a review Mar 2020
Port Elizabeth, South Africa52 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed for a weekend in one of the delightfully unique bulb shaped chalets and fell in love with the place. The Kologha Forest is spectacular and the hiking trails can be accessed from right in front of the chalets. Staying in the hand built wooden pods is an experience all by itself - every curved detail has been so well thought out. We enjoyed fly fishing in nearby Gubu Dam and also went on a tour of the wild bulb nursery run by owner Rob. I highly recommend The Shire for a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend away.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brenda Ann B wrote a review Jul 2019
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Stayed 1 and then 2 nights traveling with a puppy. The cabins are so comfortable and quite spacious. Rob and his family have created wonderful Accomodation surrounded by nature. While I did. It do any of the trails this time, I think I would love to next time. I loved my stay. The on,y problem is that cell phone connectivity is poor
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: Any of the 4 cabins are wonderful.
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flower1090 wrote a review Jan 2019
London, United Kingdom33 contributions5 helpful votes
First stop on our holiday after a long flight. As I am interested in South African bulbs I wanted to see Rob’s nursery so it was a real bonus to find we could stay in one of his Eco Lodges. His directions for finding the lodge were excellent. We found it so cosy with every home comfort yet within a stones throw of the beautiful forest. We were very fortunate to have a walk in the mountains with Rob & his partner looking for plants growing in their habitat. This was thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you Rob for making the start of our holiday so memorable.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Ruth C wrote a review Jan 2019
Pietermaritzburg4 contributions
Stayed two nights in Jan, travelling with dog between Cape town and KZN. The Shire is perfect if you are looking for beautiful comfy accom in a peaceful setting. We love the direct access to the variety of marked trails varying from 5 to 19 km in the Kologha Forest, the view from the deck, room and bed make you feel like you are in the indigenous forest and finally the outside shower that is actuallyin the forest! Signal is patchy but OK. Bed very comfortable. Everything you need in the kitchen for self-catering and of course braaiing. Very peaceful and we will be back again
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Room Tip: Two end units have more privacy than two middle units
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FortGovernorsEstate wrote a review Apr 2018
Grahamstown, South Africa8 contributions
We stayed for 2 nights in one of the cabins with our 2-year old daughter and absolutely loved our stay. The beds are unbelievably comfortable and the cabin is spacious and elegant. It is the perfect spot to relax and unwind - make sure you take gumboots if you want to explore the trails around the lodge as it was pretty wet and muddy when we were there. I would also recommend packing a deck of cards, lots of dry wood for the outdoor braai (you can also buy there if you run out) and a good book to really make the most of it. If you are a keen birder, you will love it here as you can bird from your deck - we saw Cape parrots flying past and heard many more unusual species in the forest as well as daily visits by the super chilled Samango monkeys.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Shire Eco Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Shire Eco Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Stationary Engine Museum (5.0 km).
Is parking available at The Shire Eco Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Shire Eco Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vinkel en Koljander Coffee Shop, Vino & Cuppuccino, and Eagles Ridge Restaurant.