Wilderness - Toorbos Luxury Self-catering Cottages
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Magic self-catering farm accommodation in Wilderness on South Africa's Garden Route Coast. This is country living at its most genuine -- two luxuriously equipped air-conditioned timber cottages occupy a quiet corner of the 86 hectare Toorbos farm, alongside and overlooking a large dam and some of the 60 hectares of macadamia orchards. This is the ideal destination for family holidays. Rest and relax on your own wooden deck, take time out on the dam for a spot of catch-and-release bass fishing, enjoy walking or mountain biking on the farm or in the surrounding forests and countryside, take a quick drive (16 km) to the quiet of Wilderness' endless, almost-deserted beaches or to the excitement and glitz of the Garden Route Mall in George. Guests have free use of bass rods and a small bass fishing boat with trawling motor. Make this your base to explore one of the most this beautiful parts of our country!
Excellent Bass fishing in picturesque surrounds (small and large)
Excellent Bass fishing in picturesque surrounds (small and large)
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Fishing The biggest attraction is the bass dam and the proximity to Wilderness. Guests really love the dam and some arrive as non fishermen and leave with a whole new experience of farm living. The farm is situated next to the lakes estuary In Wilderness and is a Ramsar site for bird watchers. Guests have free use of bass rods and a small bass fishing boat with electric trawling motor. Please note: all fishing on a catch-and-release basis only

Bird Watching - The Wilderness area is famous as a birding destination (in fact, the Lakes Area of Wilderness is a Ramsar Site - which makes it one of the most important birding areas in the world). At Toorbos you can expect to see woodland, grassland and freshwater birds - and raptors, of course. Please bring your binoculars and bird books along!

Hiking Trails You're also welcome to explore our 86 hectare farm - which is ideal for hiking, mountain biking and birding.

Other Activities The Garden Route is truly Nature's Garden - and Wilderness is the jewel in its crown. Stretching from about Still Bay in the west to Tsitsikamma in the east, the Garden Route encompasses the narrow coastal plain between the high Outeniqa Mountains and the warm Indian Ocean. It's a playground of indigenous forests, fynbos (Cape Macchia or Cape heath-land), crags and beaches and this has made it one of South Africa's premier tourism destinations. Happily, though, its greatest asset - its natural beauty - has been largely preserved and the area encompasses many thousands of hectares of nature reserves and national parks. But it's also a region for people, and the Garden Route boasts some of the most exciting and unusual attractions you'll find - anywhere
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Remarks: Two 2 bedroom cottages (lux full bathroom) and 1 one bedroom cottage (only shower). Rates available on request.
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television Yes
Radio No
Heater Yes
Roof Fan No
Airconditioner Yes
The timber cottages overlook the dam (small and inside (large)
The timber cottages overlook the dam (small and inside (large)
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Nearest Town:
Distance: 25km
Police: Yes
Hospital: Yes
Toorbos Cottages are fully equipped for 6 guests each. Equipment is first class, with Russell Hobbes appliances in our kitchens, wide screen televisions in the lounges and outdoor braai areas with Weber gas barbeques. And (and many people think this is one of the nicest touches at Toorbos) although the cottages are equipped with luxurious bathrooms, there's also an outside shower and an outside loo. Just like in the old days on the farm (but with better plumbing, of course). Both cottages offer : Main bedroom with double bed (electric blankets and oil heater), 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds (electric blankets and oil heater, Luxurious Bathroom, Lounge area with TV, DSTV, DVD player, CD player & two single sleeper couches, Fully quipped kitchen with microwave, Air-conditioning, Wooden deck with Weber gas barbeque Direct water access (the cottages are less than 10 metres away from the water's edge). INCLUDED Daily cleaning service, bed linen; bathing towels, coffee / tea, dishwashing liquid & tea towels, bath oils, hand soap & hand cream, fire wood. RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (only enquiry)by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
Tourist attractions in the area.
Wilderness beach -- Wilderness is renowned for its vast stretches of beach, tranquillity and the absence of windswept wetlands, wild and stormy seas. Encompassed within the boundaries of Wilderness one finds the 2500 ha Wilderness National Park. Five rivers and five lakes, two estuaries and 18 km of Southern Cape coastline are protected within the Park.

Any other information which may interest tourists to the area
WHALE WATCHING, BOAT TOURS & BOAT CHARTERs - this area boasts some of South Africa's finest boat based whale and dolphin watching. HOEKWIL HOOPLA ARTS ROUTE - Toorbos is the perfect location from which to explore the Hoekwil Hoopla Arts route-a circular 30 km drive through the countryside where you can meet the real artists and craftsmen and women of the area. AIR SPORTS - Experience breathtaking views of the Coast from the air while taking part in Paragliding and Sky diving as well as scenic flights. OTHER ACTIVITIES - deep sea fishing, Woodville big tree, Knysna Heads, Sedgefield, the lakes, championship golf courses, 4x4 Route, Elephant rides and a Bird sanctuary

The Menu
Fully equipped for self-catering Fully equipped for self-catering

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Toorbos - 84 ha
Farming Activities: Macadamia and avo's
Farm History: 

A bit about your hosts:
Braam and Marisa van Wyk bought Toorbos in 2004, after selling their farm in Levubu. With the current land reform program we decided to relocate to the Western Cape and have since started planting macadamias and avocados. Marisa’s father, Daan is currently the Manager and stay on the farm. We are still busy with our banana farming in Levubu and will relocate in 2009. The new beginning at Toorbos is both challenging and rewarding. The Dolphin estuary at Wilderness (small) and another view of deck (large)
The Dolphin estuary at Wilderness (small) and another view of deck (large)
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How to get there:
Route map supplied when reservations are made

  Photo gallery

Relax on the sun deck with braai (small) and bathroom inside (large)
Relax on the sun deck with braai (small) and bathroom inside (large)
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   Paragliding close-by (small) and another view of the dam (large)
Paragliding close-by (small) and another view of the dam (large)
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