The timber house in the forest is designed and built to work independently of water and electricity. Solar panels provide both electricity and hot water. The house has a sod roof and rain water is harvested. Cooking is done with gas. The house is fully furnished. You need only to bring food, drinks and beach towels.
The Kuthumba Private Nature Reserve falls inside the recently proclaimed Garden Route National Park
The house was designed and built to work independently of mains, water and electricity with solar panels providing both electricity and hot water. The house has a sod roof, and rain water is harvested. Cooking is done with gas. The home has a connection and is also connected to the grid.
The main dwelling consists of a large downstairs living area with open plan kitchen, dining and lounge areas. Slightly separate is a study space which is also used as a bedroom. Upstairs is a main bedroom with two basins and a bidet and it has a balcony. The house is fully furnished, and includes a fridge, freezer and gas stove.
A separate studio holds an additional bedroom and the bathroom with an indoor and outdoor hot shower. A dry composting toilet is attached to this building.
A 140 m² wooden deck overlooking the forest surrounds the house.
There are beautiful walks in the forest to Natures Valley while to the west it’s an equally lovely walk to Keurboomstrand along the coast. There are mountain biking trails in the forest. Bird life is prolific and wild pigs, monkeys and bushbuck roam the area. It is a wondrous and peaceful place.
Acesso dos hóspedes
Adventure tourism including Africanyon, worlds highest bungy jump, forest canopy tours, ziplining, kloofing, tubing, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, Teniqua Cheetah rehabilitation centre, World of Birds, Elephant Sanctuary, beautiful beaches, wine tasting. rivers, birding, surfing. Its also a perfect place for a writer or artist retreat.
Interação com os hóspedes
Touch the earth lightly, leave only your footprints. Recycle, be resourceful and respect the environment.
I am an archaeologist living in Cape Town. I have been doing heritage impact assessments for nearly 25 years. I work mostly in the Western Cape and Northern Cape. but I have also worked in Mozambique, Lesotho, Namibia and Botswana