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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Shire is simply magical. Tucked away in a clearing, surrounded by forest, at the foot of the mountain range, the little, wooden cottages are beautiful! I love the fact that everything was handcrafted by the owners, it just gives them this extra magical feeling. You can feel passion and love that went into creating these marvelous cottages, which are...

1Thank Amanda_The_Pixie
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The sound of the forest at night , the bubbling brook , the magnificent Milky Way up above - if I did not have to wake up for work and could have spent more than one night , would have slept for hours more and spend time exploring the beauty of the forests and wild flowers and more !!

Thank Rickmatthews
East London, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The Shire remains our go-to place for quiet weekends to restore body and soul. Chalets are well appointed and fully equipped. In winter, electric blankets are supplied as well as an oil heater. It would be great if, during the summer months, fans were provided in the chalets to counter the effects of the afternoon sun. Granted, New Year was...

Thank alexkS5088HH
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Shire is a hidden treasure built next to a vibrant forest of amazing birds. There is a little stream meandering through the forest and many calming walks amongst plants, butterflies and birds. The chalets are uniquely built on stilts with wood. The builders used a special method to bend long strips of wood to create the feeling of sleeping...

Thank U6469LAdebbiem
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The cottages are fully equipped with all necessities and there are only five of these round a big green field which makes it quiet and peaceful. The different walks, the variety of birds, and the indigenous forests make this a lovely stop-over or a destination in its own terms.

Thank AnitaCraig2014
Reviewed 12 July 2016

it is a open-plan chalet with a stylish en suite bathroom, with fully equipped kitchenette . have a braai you my abseil, rock climbing, canoeing, archery, fishing, hiking and arts and crafts meander..

Thank cobusTheunissen
Cape Town
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is a truly different sort of place. The cabins are very bit as magical as they look on the website. There is a nice big lawn in front of the cabins which border a very pretty forest. The cabins are nicely insulated and well equipped. Each has a nice fire place with table next to it. We used it...

Thank LikeFully
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Was very interesting reading how The Shire came about. Upon approaching the cabin we were wondering if we made the right choice but on entering, its a great cabin and so warm inside even though cold outside. And that's due to the design of it. Read the information about the Shire, and Stutt. in general, well worth it. Challenges: if...

Thank 752lynetteg
East London, South Africa
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

What a hidden gem this truly is. Such a fantastic place to just unwind and just reconnect with nature. My hubby and I had the most amazing time ever. Beautiful setting. Lovely log cabin. Definitely a unique place.

Thank sid_zn
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 8 January 2016

A unique and interesting spot. A creative adventure that definitely impresses everyone who visits. The cabins are each on of a kind, with the owners creative marks everywhere. The lodge borders a small nature reserve where you can do short or long walks. An added surprise was complimentary locally roasted coffee. Very restful and peaceful, good for a weekend away...

Thank Nikkzn

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Address: Lower Kologha Forest, Stutterheim, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Stutterheim
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“I personally love the ones that are in the two far corners of the clearing, tucked into the forests. They feel more private and remote.”
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 of 5 bubbles Amanda_The_Pixie, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the chalets are unique in their own respect - locally hand crafted to match a 5 star hotel !”
 of 5 bubbles Rickmatthews, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The two chalets on the edges of the clearing are the nicest as they have outside showers.”
 of 5 bubbles alexkS5088HH, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose one of the chalets next to the forest to be near the trees and the birds - there are 2 to choose from.”
 of 5 bubbles U6469LAdebbiem, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“try to be on the side near forest”
 of 5 bubbles cobusTheunissen, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
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