The Shire Eco Lodge

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 315
The Shire Eco Lodge is extraordinary; inspired by the desire to create a space truly unique. 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 streams hop from the enchanted home of many rare species of plants, birds and butterflies. <br /><br />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. We offer either self-catering accommodation or B&B just outside Stutterheim.<br /><br />Each elegant open-plan chalet contains a stylish en-suite bathroom with a comfortable shower. Nestled into the side of curved wooden walls lies a voluptuous queen-size bed or two three-quarter beds depending on your preference. Through the striking curved-glass corner window one can experience the forest and feel at unity with nature. <br /><br />The fully equipped kitchen contains a stove and a microwave. Each chalet has its own braai/barbecue facilities where one can spend time enjoying the outdoors.<br /><br />If your curiosity entices you beyond the bounds of The Shire, the area offers a variety of leisurely pursuits. Explore the forest with beautiful hikes to waterfalls, ancient lemonwood forests and the spectacular Anderson Dam. Partake in the horseback trails, superb birdwatching, mountain bike hire, or visit the wild bulb nursery. A spot of sport offers canoeing, excellent trout and bass fishing, archery, rock-climbing and bouldering, golf, tennis, squash and a 90-metre abseil.<br /><br />Cultural enrichments include a visit to the 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 a Mqwali Xhosa Cultural Village.<br /><br /><br /><br />
"Being almost part of the woods"
19 Jun 2017
By Diana Oosthuizen
"I loved sitting on the deck, sipping sherry. I also loved the hikes that are available and would like to do more in future."
"Peaceful, tranquil setting"
03 Oct 2016
By Johan, South Africa
"Our family spend a wonderful weekend at the Shire. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and the place was easy to find. The chalets are beautifully decorated and have all the basic conveniences. There are many hiking trails and the views and natural beauty are awesome. A nice getaway to recharge the spirit!"
26 Sep 2016
By Charne, South Africa
"I would recommend it for everyone. Loved the stay, enjoyed the quietness and loved everything about this place. Will definitely come back again!"
"grahamstown fest"
11 Jul 2016
By Cobus, South Africa
"we stayed a night with then. what a interesting warm place to stay in. we was private and the people was so friendly and helpful."
03 Jul 2016
By Colleen, South Africa
"What a lovely experience. Besides a warm and very cosy Shire our host was very welcoming."
"Lovely venue"
23 May 2016
By Aubrey, South Africa
"I would recommend Shire Eco Lodge to anybody wanting to have a peaceful and tranquil breakaway. The owners go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible.The road that leads to the chalets is not bad as some guests have mentioned, we travelled it with a fully loaded motorbike!!"
19 Apr 2016
By Cherry, South Africa
"Great place for a complete break in the mountains.Quiet and peaceful.&nbsp; Good and comfortable accommodation in wooden lodges.&nbsp; Fully equipped.&nbsp; self catering kitchen, meals available if required."
"Mature couple"
18 Apr 2016
By Colin, South Africa
"The Shire is very quaint with a unique design and quality finishes. Very clean and comfortable, peaceful and secluded. A romantic spot, being only 5 metres from the stream and the Amatola Forest reserve, with an open air outdoor shower. Very friendly hosts. Suggest booking the dinner and breakfast as an add-on. Both were delicious and very reasonably priced. A walk in the forest is not to be missed. Altogether, excellent value for money, and highly recommended."
13 Jan 2016
By Barbara, South Africa
"The Shire Lodge is in lovely settings, peaceful and quiet. The lodge itself is very nice but spacious enough for 2 people only.Super place if you like hiking!!"
"A pleasant surprise"
22 Jul 2015
By Mark, South Africa
"We just wanted a place to spend one night between two stops on our journey and The Shire turned out to be much more than just a "stopover"The unit was warm and clean and contained everything we could possible have needed.Will definitely be back."