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Ocean Spirit: Moyalwandle

Moyalwandle: Spirit of The Ocean, Ballots Heights
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15 reviews
Moyalwandle: Spirit of The Ocean, Ballots Heights
Swimming pool on the deck surrounded by natural fynbos vegetation
More distant view of the house. Nearest neighbour about 300m
View from the ocean facing deck
Parking bay for two cars right next to the house
Pool deck with view of ocean in background
Beautiful coastline taken from the deck by W. Hyams
Entrance to the house. You can see through to the ocean facing windows on the other side.
Lounge, dining room area and stairs
Suspended shelves designed by architect Rupert Auerbach. Balances the steps beautifully.
Kitchen and dining area
Kitchen area with window opening through to deck
Lounge area with access to ocean deck
Wood burning fireplace.
looking through lounge, dining and kitchen area to pool on deck
Beautiful stain glass windows enhance both downstairs bedrooms.
Relax and chill.
One of downstairs bedrooms showing ocean view and shower with ocean view
Upstairs bedroom. Amazing ocean views
Same bedroom with ocean view, different angle!
Bunkbeds upstairs. Perfect for children.
Proteas growing on the reserve. Unique to fynbos vegetation opf the Western Cape
Ballots Bay, part of the nature reserve.
The Indian Ocean, below the deck of Moyalwandle.
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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
George, Western Cape
Moyalwandle: Spirit of The Ocean.'Set on the clifftop of one of South Africa's most spectacular coastlines, this three bedroom holiday retreat with private swimming pool is set in a beautiful nature reserve on the Garden Route between Mossel Bay and Wilderness. Enjoying awe-inspiring views over the ocean, it provides the perfect base for being at one with nature. With wide-opening windows and decking on both sides amongst the unique beauty of the fynbos vegetation, the open plan living provides a wonderful space from which to watch the whales below (between July and end of Nov) and the birds nesting amongst the cliffs. Dolphins swim past daily throughout the year.
This wonderful retreat is fully equipped with open plan modern kitchen and living area, 4 bunkbeds for children in open plan loft area, private sunny secluded swimming p...
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About the Owner, Christina A
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Feb 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 15 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
I like to meet my guests and they can then follow me up to Spirit of The Ocean. I can then hand over the keys and introduce them to the house at the same time. I live 20 minutes away in George so am available if needed. There is also a big fat file at the house full of information, places to eat and things to do in the area.
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Listing #HL1419848
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Excellent - based on 15 reviews
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Dave H
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The Ocean Spirit near George is a beautiful place to stay. Along with our 3 grandchildren (2 aged 15 and 1 aged 13) my wife and I enjoyed our stay, going to sleep and awaking to the sound of the waves breaking on the rocks below the house is an experience most people do not get in a lifetime. The...

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Thanks for taking the trouble to give such a lovely review. Really glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes christina


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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 21 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We felt physically removed from our usual busy lives and were able to slip immediately and completely into a space of utter beauty and calm.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Five days of total relaxation, taking in THAT amazing view of the bay (with dolphins daily at 6pm): what a wonderful experience. Christina was the most helpful host you could have, helpful, observant and gentle. The property is through a nature reserve and the fainthearted may be put off by the drive: please don't be, it's part of the experience....

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(2)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Grill
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
The maximum number of people permitted is 6 and no extra persons may occupy the house. This is a nature reserve – please do not make any noise that might disturb the...
    3 Full baths
    3 Fulls
    2 Bunks
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night
Default 2 nights
R 2 004
16 Jan 2018 -
2 May 2018
High Season
2 nights
R 2 728
3 May 2018 -
30 Sep 2018
High Season
2 nights
R 2 173
1 Oct 2018 -
15 Dec 2018
High Season
2 nights
R 2 611
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 1 196 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
AS well as beautiful walks in the nature reserve itself, there is so much to do and explore. Action sports such as paraglyding, abseiling, bungie jumping and diving.
Golf, sailing, hiking, deep sea fishing, bowling and horseriding.
Many beautiful beaches with an organised moonlight beach walk if desired.
Tourist attractions include Knysna Elephant Park, The bird park and monkeyland just past Plettenburg Bay and Puzzle Park for the young at heart.
Many art galleries and local crafts, fine food and restaurants and weekly farmers markets in George and Sedgefield.
George has a Cinema with 4 screens and all the normal facilities found in a large town.
cango Caves in Oudtdshoorn a must and how about riding an ostrich?
Getting around
While Spirit of The Ocean is in a private nature reserve and beautifully peaceful it is literally 10/15 mins away from the N2, Garden Route shopping mall, 15/20 mins from both George and Wilderness, 30 mins from Sedgefield and Mossell Bay with many beautiful beaches and golf courses in between. George itself now has a wonderful bus service but ones own transport is essential when getting around the Garden route in general.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: George Airport: 20.0 km
Ferry: Knysna: 60.0 km
Locality Map for Ballot's Heights and Ballots Bay (Ballotsbaai)

Directions: From Cape Town, take the N2 and pass the George Mall on your left, merge with Knysna Road from George (still the N2), and pass the sign to “Victoria Heights”.
The next turn to the right is signposted “Victoriabaai”; turn right, and drive 200 m. Then turn right into Carmel Christian Camp (you will see that the gatepost also says “Ballots Bay” in blue).
(One of us will meet you at this point if you are renting for the first time and you can then follow us)
Follow the road (slowly – 20 km/hr – many speedbumps) through Carmel, then fork right.
After 1 km you will cross the railway track, and then two bridges.
Change into first gear across the second bridge, as the road is very steep for 1 km, until the gate.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 5.0 km.
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