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Shire Eco Lodge

SuperhostAmatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Entire cabin hosted by Rob
4 guestsStudio3 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
Sparkling clean
8 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Rob is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
The Shire will captivate you with its innovative design and magnificent setting.

These luxury chalets rest on the edge of the indigenous Xholora forest in the Amatola Mountains, just a stream’s hop from the enchanted home of many rare species of plants, birds and butterflies.

PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE 4 CHALETS SO IF IT LOOKS FULLY BOOKED STILL CONTACT US AS WE USUALLY HAVE ANOTHER CHALET AVAILABLE.

The space
Each elegant open-plan chalet contains a stylish en-suite bathroom and fully equipped kitchenette, as well as its own braai /barbeque facilities. Through the striking curved-glass corner window, you can feel a part of the forest. For the more daring kinds, our two river-side chalets have their own open bush showers where you can soak and steam among the trees. Keep a look out for the rare samango monkeys curiously watching from the treetops.

There are a number of restaurants close by where one can dine in the evenings if too relaxed to cook. Or if you fancy a hot dinner, we will cook you an organic meal, with all available home-grown ingredients.

Guest access
If your curiosity entices you beyond the bounds of The Shire, the area offers a variety of leisurely pursuits:

Explore the Forest : beautiful hikes to waterfalls, ancient Lemonwood forests and spectacular Anderson Dam; horseback trails; superb bird watching; or visit the wild bulb nursery.

A Spot of Sport: Aquascape Adventures offering a vairety of water sports and leisure cruises on Wriggleswade dam; canoe hire on Gubu dam; excellent trout and bass fishing; archery; rock-climbing & bouldering; abseiling; mountain bike hire; Motorbike tours; golf; tennis; squash

Cultural Enrichment: Visit local artists and galleries; pottery workshops; the remarkable Stationary Engine Museum; trips to Old Thomas River Historical Village, with a rock art museum and tours, or Mqwali Xhosa Cultural Village.
The Shire will captivate you with its innovative design and magnificent setting.

These luxury chalets rest on the edge of the indigenous Xholora forest in the Amatola Mountains, just a stream’s hop f…

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Free parking on premises
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Hosted by Rob

Joined in October 2013
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House rules
Check-in: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am