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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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eonalanoe wrote a review May 2015
Guernsey, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
I stayed here 3 years ago and again in May 2015 while doing botanical tours of the Eastern Cape. Standards are as high as ever and the 'cabins' are well maintained, well serviced and spotless. Others have described the delightful location on the edge of indigenous forest, and the hot and cold outdoor showers but for me 2 things stand out - the friendly professionalism of Rob and his team and the warm reassuring feeling that after a long and tiring day in the field a clean, comfortable room awaits. Relaxing is easy in a place like this. Well done Rob. 100% Magic.
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Date of stay: May 2015
Caroline S wrote a review May 2015
Launceston, United Kingdom71 contributions23 helpful votes
Absolutely super place to stay. The site has a character all of its own, and the chalets are extremely comfortable and spacious. I really loved it. The wooden chalets are well designed and cosy. We used The Shire as a home base while on a plant hunting trip from the UK. I wished we could have been there every night because it was by far the best place we stayed while in South Africa. With a stream running along the bottom of the site and the forest on the other side for walks the surroundings were perfect. I loved sitting in the evening sun on the veranda on the front of the chalet. Superbly relaxing! The provisions have all been carefully thought out: the small kitchenette provided everything needed to cook even quite elaborate meals, and each chalet has a barbecue area
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Date of stay: May 2015
omnia Montagu wrote a review Apr 2015
pretoria52 contributions22 helpful votes
We spent one night in the chalet right at the end of the forest on the river. An amazing experience and something out of a story book. The chalets are beautiful and clean and well equipped. There is also an outdoor braai area right on the riverbed. The shower in the forest, with hot and cold water is beautiful. The walks around the area are amazing and good for cycling too. We had a lovely dinner and breakfast delivered to our chalet. This is the stuff that fairytales are made of. Thank you Rob for sharing this beautiful piece of nature with us and for your wonderful hospitality and your Mom's lovely home cooking. Also for sharing your knowledge about the growing of the bulbs and showing us around your nursery. Please keep up the wonderful work that you are doing and
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Date of stay: March 2015
CJD_D wrote a review Jul 2014
East London, South Africa95 contributions46 helpful votes
The views onto the forest are very relaxing, and the forest walks are food for the soul. The Shire chalet's are single room, open plan units with an en-suit shower/wc. The unit sleeps up to 4 (Queen sized bed & 2 loft beds). The design is very different to the straight walls we are used to, which gives a sense of space and comfort. The high pitched roof with skylight windows also provides an airy feeling. Being made out of wood, the chalet warms up quickly when the heater is on. Although it was icy outside, we did not need the electric blankets. If the wind is blowing hard, the windows tend to rattle rather loudly at night if you are a light sleeper. The kitchen is equipped with the basics (2 plate stove, microwave and fridge) and wood can be purchased if you want to make a
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Date of stay: July 2014
Dansurat wrote a review Jun 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the Shire Eco Lodge last year. The rooms are beautiful, the attention to detail is amazing.The fact that your doorstep looks directly into the forest is so refreshing. The prices are also very reasonable. There really is such a homey spirit there. A highlight was a fresh meal made from fresh fruit and vegetables from their organic garden. I recommend the Shire Eco Lodge to anyone and everyone who wants a relaxing holiday in a warm and beautiful environment. Truly a home away from home.
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Date of stay: December 2013
South AfricaEastern CapeStutterheim
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