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Cliff Top Houses: The Bee's Knees, Ballots Nature Reserve, endless ocean views

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Cliff Top Houses - The Bee's Knees Meaning 'to be excellent or of an extremely high standard', The Bee's Knees is a luxurious 2 bedroomed villa set directly on the cliff edge with magnificent views that go on forever. From the sea facing deck, watch pods of hundreds of dolphin pass by and whales so close you can hear them breathe. Blending into indigenous flowers and plants, the fynbos deck is perfect for bird watching, and soaking up the sun - and for spotting a foraging mongoose or small antelope. Designed by multi-award winning architect Henry Paine, this stylish timber villa blends exquisitely into the surrounding nature in a combination of light, glass, wood and open spaces. Beautifully furnished with fine natural fabrics, the finest cotton linen and excellent kitchen appliances, th...Cliff Top Houses - The Bee's Knees Meaning 'to be excellent or of an extremely high standard', The Bee's Knees is a luxurious 2 bedroomed villa set directly on the cliff edge with magnificent views that go on forever. From the sea facing deck, watch pods of hundreds of dolphin pass by and whales so close you can hear them breathe. Blending into indigenous flowers and plants, the fynbos deck is perfect for bird watching, and soaking up the sun - and for spotting a foraging mongoose or small antelope. Designed by multi-award winning architect Henry Paine, this stylish timber villa blends exquisitely into the surrounding nature in a combination of light, glass, wood and open spaces. Beautifully furnished with fine natural fabrics, the finest cotton linen and excellent kitchen appliances, this house is for the discerning few who love the wildness of the African coast but with a twist of sophistication. Situated in a protected nature reserve perched high on the cliffs and surrounded by forest, fynbos and ocean, Cliff Top Houses are ideal hideaways for those seeking peace, tranquility and that special magic. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Sally K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2012
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Reviewed 9 December 2020

Where do I even start? This is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy nature. The house is amazing, there is a view from every room in the house. We could not decide where to sit to enjoy the best view. It feels like you...More

Date of stay: November 2020
1  Thank LauretteMM
Reviewed 24 November 2019

We have been in The Bee‘s Knees in October 2018 and enjoyed our stay really much. When we woke up in the morning, it was such impressive to listen to the sound of waves and to see the vastness of the ocean by looking out...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank guanaco221
Reviewed 21 August 2019

What a magnificent house in an incredible part of South Africa. Set in Ballots Bay this house is an absolute gem. It’s an architectural master piece with every window offering you a different perspective. It is close enough to great restaurants and markets but also...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank AColloco
Reviewed 27 April 2019

No 8 is perched high above the cliffs with a birds eye view of endless ocean. The local bird life is ever present, sea birds dancing on the wind all around and the fynbos alive with busy jewel-like visitors. The house is truly breathtaking and...More

Date of stay: April 2019
1  Thank Buggsi
Sally K, VR Owner at Cliff Top Houses: The Bee's Knees, Ballots Nature Reserve, endless ocean views, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2019

We are delighted you loved the house and beautiful view Suzi - we just wish the weather had been kinder to you but hopefully the wood burning stove kept you warm.

Reviewed 1 September 2018

The photographs really don't do this house justice! The most beautiful place we stayed all holiday - a wonderful house to get away from it all, in an incredibly peaceful location. We couldn't recommend it more highly!

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank rsbr0wn
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

An incredibly peaceful two week stay at Clifftop Houses over the December holidays has prepared us for a wonderful year ahead. From perfect views, to trail walks, dolphin and whale spotting and even a seal or two playing in the waves. Decor and use of...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank bronwynr1
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We stayed at the Bee`s Knees for 3 nights - too short, actually, but well. The house is beautiful, absolutely great! And right on the cliff top, so you can see whales and dolphins and various birds from the balcony. It's on a hillside where...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Katja966
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We visited here for our honeymoon from New York City. This place is exceptionally fantastic!! The house is very well designed with views of the ocean from every corner. The elevation atop the cliffs provide a very unique experience. The road to the house is...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank markmurrayza
Sally K, VR Owner at Cliff Top Houses: The Bee's Knees, Ballots Nature Reserve, endless ocean views, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thanks Mark. The unique drive you talk sometimes makes people nervous when they book - it shouldn't! It is part of the charm of the property and takes you from the real world into a magical world! And if you take it slowly, it is...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017

For once we stayed over at a place we regretted leaving. From the time Sally and hubby made us feel totally at home to the time we regrettably said goodbye. This house is a gem set high on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, Shower...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Sarel S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

An amazing property, set in the most beautiful and tranquil area imaginable. I highly recommend this for anyone who needs rest for body and soul. Made me want to pack up and move here – as a good holiday should.

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Wynand07
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Deck
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Patio
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Hiking Trips
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About the neighbourhood
Ballots is a protected nature reserve with a combination of indigenous forest and flower species seen nowhere else in the world. Walk on trails along the coast to watch whale and dolphin, through magical forests, to small rocky bays and along cliffs where zebra, antelope and ostrich roam. Ballots Bay where the river flows into the sea is a fisherman's paradise and the pebbly beach is perfect for foraging and exploring or paddling in the bay. The Wilderness region has it all - beautiful white beaches, ancient forests, superb golf courses, excellent restaurants, farmers markets, canoeing, parasailing, hiking, surfing, swimming, horse riding.
Getting around
A car is essential but an SUV is not necessary. The access road to Ballots Nature Reserve is steep and winding but in good condition. Cliff Top Houses are situated in Ballots Heights, 12 km from the small town of Wilderness, 12km from George, 8 km from Victoria Bay.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cliff Top Houses: The Bee's Knees, Ballots Nature Reserve, endless ocean views

Cliff Top Houses: The Bee's Knees, Ballots Nature Reserve, endless ocean views is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Cliff Top Houses: The Bee's Knees, Ballots Nature Reserve, endless ocean views has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Cliff Top Houses: The Bee's Knees, Ballots Nature Reserve, endless ocean views has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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