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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.