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Within a 30 minute drive one can visit George, Victoria Bay, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Oubaai, Grootbrak and Hartenbos with Mossel Bay. Knysna and Oudtshoorn are within an hour’s drive.

Space, Peace, and Reflection

Open plan, wooden floor and spacious lounge; with fully equipped modern kitchen. The lounge leads onto a wooden deck with beautiful sea and cliff views. The dining area leads onto a protected deck with fynbos views and pool.

There are three bedrooms (three queen size beds), ground-floor bedrooms en-suite, upstairs bedroom with adjacent bathroom. four bunk-beds in open plan upstairs hall for children if required. Spectacular views from all rooms, especially the showers. Perfect for peaceful and rejuvenating getaways. Sleeps six.

Peaceful and Rejuvenating Getaway

The nature reserve at Ballots Bay and Ballots Heights is part of the old Sandkraal Farm and consists of beautiful fynbos and indigenous forest with a coastline that is pristine and unspoilt. Being a nature reserve, it is very safe and peaceful. It is located on the coast just outside of George on the way to Wilderness, Sedgefield and Knysna in one direction and Mossel Bay in the other. The reserve has zebra, ostrich, wildebeest amongst other wildlife such as small mammals, tortoises and prolific bird life. Dolphins swim by every day and there are whales to be spotted during July- November. There is an idyllic pebble beach cove at Ballots Bay where the fishing is excellent if you have a licence and there are wonderful braai facilities at the bay which can be used by any guests staying at the reserve. There are also braai facilities at the boma in the indigenous forest. There are walking trails on the reserve both in open fynbos and forest, The reserve is completely peaceful and nourishing and yet the Garden Route Shopping Mall is a 15 min drive away as is Victoria Bay (very popular for surfing with a wonderful swimming beach) and Wilderness Beach a further 5 mins away.

Upmarket Timber House

The house itself is right on the clifftop about 3.5 km along a picturesque bendy but well-constructed road that runs from the main gate off Victoria Bay road. The house has all the mod cons including dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, CD and DVD player, TV, Weber Braai, oven, gas hob, etc. There is also a wonderful and efficient wood burning fireplace for chilly evenings in the winter. The beds are equipped with pure cotton sheets and duvets. Towels are also provided. There are three bedrooms, two downstairs and one upstairs. The bottom bedrooms have en-suite shower and loo. The upstairs bedroom has an adjacent bathroom which also includes a bath, shower and skylights. There are also four bunk-beds upstairs for children when necessary.

On a fine day one can open up the whole house so there is a complete sense of living outside inside. There is also a security alarm system which we activate when no one is in the house. The crockery, cutlery, cooking equipment etc. are basically designed for six people. The house also has wooden decks on two sides plus a small swimming pool. The views are stunning. And the sunrises and sunsets over the ocean spectacular as are the stars at night. The two bottom bedrooms have stained glass arched windows and the kitchen has been upgraded. The walls are white washed wood which gives a light and airy feeling. The ceilings are high with modern light fittings.

As the owner, I live nearby in George so I am available if there are any questions or problems. I enjoy meeting guests and taking them up to the house and will also collect keys from the guests when they leave.


Ballots Nature Reserve, George, Western Cape, South Africa
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