The Shire Eco Lodge

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B&B, self-catering and camping
Tel: 043 683 2452
Cell: 072 364 8077
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'Reclining in a bubble of wood, the tranquility and otherworldliness of the space will soothe, inspire and rejuvenate.' 

Sitting right on the edge of the indigenous Khologha Forest in the Amathole Mountains, just a stream’s hop from the enchanted home of many rare species of plants, butterflies and birds, including the rare Cape Parrot. the Shire Eco Lodge is a haven for nature lovers or the perfect retreat for the businessman passing through the area. 

Nestled at the edge of the Xholora Forest, a visit to The Shire Eco Lodge is like entering into another world. Whether you choose self catering or B&B, these chalets offer absolute luxury. The open plan design has an elegant ambiance and provides a plush queen sized bed or two three quarter beds depending on your requirements, an en suite bathroom, fully equipped kitchen with microwave and a stunning sitting area where one can watch nature at its best through the novel curved glass window. The small deck is the perfect place to sit back and relax while soaking up nature's beauty and each chalet has its own braai facility for those who enjoy the outdoors. 

Five years ago the idea of the Shire was born, and with much planning, effort and experimenting, these truly unique chalets have been a labour of love for Rob Scott. Knowing that he wanted something different, but that would have to merge with the natural beauty of the surrounds, it took six months for the perfect design to be created. From there it has been learning the art of bending wood for the shaped ribs of the chalet and after many trials, lamination was found not only to be the solution but also a fascinating art! Care to detail sets this venue apart as each cupboard, seat etc. had to be profiled to the curved shape of the internal walls.

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.

The perfect getaway for the nature-loving and adventurous types, and the quietude and proximity to town makes it equally ideal for those here on business.


* All information and images supplied by the establishment.