Ballots Bay Accommodation

Cliff Top Houses - The Bees Knees

Self Catering in Ballots Bay

... Cliff Top Houses - The Bees Knees provides self catering accommodation in Ballots Bay, near Victoria Bay, in the Wilderness area, Garden Route. "The Bee’s Knees" is situated in a protected nature reserve surrounded by sea, forest and fynbos. This exceptional two bedroomed house is an ideal hideaway for those seeking peace, tranquility and something truly special. "The Bee’s Knees" – to be excellent or of an extremely high standard. Designed by multi-award winning architect Henry Paine, this contemporary timber house set in Ballots Bay amongst pristine fynbos directly on the cliff edge, is so close to the sea you feel you are on a boat. The dramatic position with waves crashing on the rocks below, headlands stretching uninterrupted into the distance and endless sea views of Ballots Bay and beyond is breathtaking. Sleeps four in two bedrooms en-suite, both with private decks and spectacular ocean views. Watch whales from the double showers or romantic bath big enough for two. Slide open the glass doors from the living room to the sea facing deck and enjoy endless sea views. Pods of dolphin pass by daily and whales in season come so close you can hear them breathe. The dining room leads onto the fynbos deck with flowers of pink, lavender, yellow and orange. If you are lucky, you might see a mongoose might come visiting or a you might glimpse a bushbuck passing by. This self catering house is fully equipped with quality furnishings and appliances. With crisp pure cotton linen - everything you need to make you feel pampered and comfortable. A wood burning fire place heats up the living rooms on chilly days. Our position makes for easy access into George where you can purchase all your self catering supplies.
From R2400
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Sleeps 4 in 1 units / rooms
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Cliff Top Houses - The Cat's Whiskers

Self Catering in Ballots Bay

... Cliff Top Houses - The Cat's Whiskers provides self catering accommodation in Ballots Bay near Victoria Bay in the Wilderness area, Garden Route. This spectacular self catering home was designed by multi-award winning architect Henry Paine, this contemporary timber house blends perfectly into the surrounding nature in a combination of light, glass, wood and open spaces. "The Cat’s Whiskers" with splendid sea, cliff and forest views, sleeps 6 in three bedrooms en-suite. The glass doors open from the living room onto the sea and cliff facing deck with endless Ballots Bay views of sea, cliff and forest. The dining room leads onto the fynbos deck with gas Weber braai. Watch the flash of red and green as the Knysna Turaco swoops over the forest canopy, or hear the call of the elusive Narina Trogon from deep in the forest. The house is fully equipped with quality furnishings and appliances - everything you need to feel pampered and comfortable during your self catering stay in Ballots Bay. A wood burning fire place heats up the living rooms on chilly days. The spaces have been created for peace, reflection and conversation. Play games, bird watch, do a puzzle, read or simply gaze at the view - there is no television to spoil the atmosphere. Main bedroom – large queen bed with pure cotton bedlinen leading onto private deck. Bathroom en-suite with shower and luxurious bath big enough for two. Glorious ocean and cliff views over Ballots Bay. Second bedroom – Large queen bed with pure cotton bedlinen leading onto private deck. Bathroom en-suite with shower. Wonderful forest and Ballots Bay ocean views. Third bedroom - Two single beds, bathroom en-suite with shower. Views of fynbos and Ballots Bay ocean views.
From R2400
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Sleeps 6 in 1 units / rooms
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Coastal Bliss

Self Catering in Ballots Bay

...Coastal Bliss is a beautiful self catering log home situated in the private nature reserve of Ballots Bay, situated in George in the Western Cape's Garden Route, South Africa. The reserve has many indigenous plants and fauna and animals such as Zebra, Wildebeast, Springbok, Impala, Grey Heron etc. Ballots Bay has its private beach with barbecue facilities. Ballots Bay is close to various beaches such as Victoria Bay, Wilderness and the Garden Route Mall and various Golf courses. The log home faces the Indian Ocean and has spectacular ocean and mountain views from every room. Coastal Bliss has three bedrooms all in-suite and connected to the lounge and kitchen area. The kitchen overlooks the ocean and is fully equipped with the latest equipment for all your cooking needs. Coastal Bliss is perfect for a family or group to book out. Offering privacy, spectacular views and nature all in one. There are many activities available in the surrounding area and places to visit if you want to explore, however if you prefer to relax take in the views and stay in, its a great place to do just that!
From R2200
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Sleeps 6 in 1 units / rooms
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Earth Wind and Ocean 33

Self Catering in Ballots Bay

...Welcome to Earth Wind & Ocean 33. This amazing self catering home (sleeps 6) in Ballots Bay is tucked away on the cliffs overlooking the Indian ocean within the George Private Nature Reserve in Ballots Bay. Visitors are pleasantly surprised by the absolute tranquillity of the untouched surroundings that surround the residences here. With a 180° ocean view, a large deck and a swimming pool, the 3-room (en-suite bathroom) home (sleeping 6) is the perfect size for a family getaway or haven where friends can catch up. This self catering home is situated mere minutes from the city of George, it offers an easy hop to all the entertainment the city offers and plenty of options for stocking up on self catering supplies.
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Earth Wind and Ocean 8

Self Catering in Ballots Bay

... Welcome to Earth Wind & Ocean 8, a luxury self catering home in Ballots Bay, on the outskirts of the popular town of George. This beautiful self catering home with breath-taking views (sleeps 6) will take you away from the trappings of the rat race and bring you close to the calm whispers of nature. This self catering home in Ballots Bay has an open plan living space leads straight into nature through big sliding doors. The interior is beautifully modern, but not clinical at all – it is warm and inviting with a colourful South African twist. Natural light and spectacular ocean views perfectly frame hundreds of hash tag moments. With a bay view, a large deck and a swimming pool, the 2-room (en-suite bathroom) and a loft with en-suite bathroom home (sleeping 6 people) are the perfect size for a family getaway or haven where friends can catch up. For entertainment or self catering supplies, the popular town of George is a mere 10 minutes drive away.
From R2800
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Serendipity Coastal Lodge

Self Catering in Ballots Bay

... Serendipity Coastal Lodge offers self catering accommodation in Ballots Bay, Wilderness, Garden Route. Located in a Private Nature Reserve in Ballots Bay, between George and Wilderness. Serendipity Lodge is a luxury log home with spectacular sea and mountain views. It is situated on a steep fynbos covered site on the edge of a forested gorge in a private nature reserve. Serendipity is world class, an executive eco-tourist's dream. This self catering cottage rests in a private, silent, healthy and scenic paradise. Ballots Bay is in a world of its own, a secret beauty spot, known only to a few privileged residents and their guests. The lodge is beautifully furnished and appointed to meet the most discerning of tastes. Owned by a doctor and his wife, the lodge has been built by T&B log homes and decorated by Ingrid Davies Interiors. While appearing small and cozy, it comfortably sleeps six in three bedrooms, with bunk beds sleeping five in a spare room below. It has three full bathrooms plus a Jacuzzi overlooking the sea. The open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge have all got views, and there is a sunny library. The cottage caters for every need, plasma TV (full DSTV), DVD with lots of movies, hi-fi, radios, two fridge-freezers, hob, oven, microwave, washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher and kettle braai. It has a ceramic wood burning fire pot and gas heater. It also has a boma with a wood burning pizza oven. From the deck, the Indian Ocean can be seen from river-mouth to horizon. Whale and dolphin paradise stretches below your feet, edged by 40 km of coastline from Wilderness to Buffels Bay. Watch the moods of the sea, and hear the waves breaking on the rocks around the delightful Ballots Bay private beach.
From R1500
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Sleeps 6 in 1 units / rooms
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Nearby Accommodation

Ballots Bay

Tucked away between steeply falling green hills, lies Ballots Bay, a small beach carved out of the rugged Southern Cape coastline. Sheltered from most winds it is the perfect retreat for angler, beach lover or nature enthusiast (not naturalist). Ballots Bay is a place where yesterday and tomorrow are said to blend into today, a place where time doesnt matter at all.

Originally known as Christina Bay, Ballots Bay was renamed after Ds. J.S.S. Ballot. Cape born Ds. Ballot served the community of George and district for 35 years, from 1827 till 1862. It was his first and only church parish, and on retirement he stayed on, eventually to die in the area he so much loved. Ballots Bay was part of his special dream for the area and he hoped it would become a harbour for George. He also wanted to develop a self sufficient fishing village there to help uplift the Coloured community. One of the oxcarts used to transport fresh fish for sale to George is now in the town Museum. Ds. Ballot was a man of energy and foresight. Just as he had himself supervised the building of the first NG Church in the face of tremendous financial stringency, so he built the stone road down the steep hillside to the little bay, using his own funds to make his dream a reality. He even had a township Ballotsdale, the plans of which can still be seen, laid out above the Bay. Near bankruptcy, lack of experienced anglers, small boats and strong currents lead to the eventual abandonment of the indefatigable ministers plans, but individual fishermen still find the area a paradise, as yet completely unspoiled.

The old saying has it that all true happiness is touched with sorrow, and Ballots Bay also has its sad memories –of fishermen drowned and even memories of boats such as the Mabel Young, which foundered outside the Bay. Seven of those on board drowned trying to reach shore, others were given shelter by the kind people of Sandkraal, one of the historic old farmsteads at the top of the hills. Pieces from that wreck were washed to shore and are still memorials to the power of the sea, as are the little graves in St. Marks Cathedral grounds in George. Ds. Ballot while he had the academic advantages of theological training at Leiden, was obviously a man of practical talents and a man willing to take a chance. Happy memories of Ballot abound, such as the time when the shocked the traditionalists by inviting a brass band to play at the conscecration of the church, but he won the day when all agreed to finding their music as spiritually moving as any organ.

Ballots Bay retains something of the spirit of its early developer. It is not for the person who only wants to follow the stream. It is a place of powerful beauty and great tranquility. Its unspoilt simplicity is its special charm. New development will take all this into account and Ballots Bay will continue to share its timeless joys with all those who respect and love Natures uncompromising patterns.

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