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Cliff Top Houses: The Bee's Knees, Ballots Nature Reserve, endless ocean views

Villa -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Wilderness, Western Cape
Cliff Top Houses - The Bee's Knees
Meaning 'to be excellent or of an extremely high standard', The Bee's Knees is a luxurious 2 bedroomed villa set directly on the cliff edge with magnificent views that go on forever. From the sea facing deck, watch pods of hundreds of dolphin pass by and whales so close you can hear them breathe. Blending into indigenous flowers and plants, the fynbos deck is perfect for bird watching, and soaking up the sun - and for spotting a foraging mongoose or small antelope.

Designed by multi-award winning architect Henry Paine, this stylish timber villa blends exquisitely into the surrounding nature in a combination of light, glass, wood and open spaces. Beautifully furnished with fine natural fabrics, the finest cotton linen and excellent kitchen appliances, this house is for the discerning few...
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Listing #HL217255
About the Owner
Sally K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2012
Interaction with guests
We the owners, Sally and Henry, live on the nature reserve and will be there to welcome you and talk about the hiking trails, game viewing, local restaurants and Garden Route sights. The people who find us are the kind of people who we makes friends with and most come back time and time again. Many an evening has been spent drinking wine with our guests, chatting about our beautiful paradise. We leave you in peace, but should you want info, help or advice, we are always available.
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

The photographs really don't do this house justice! The most beautiful place we stayed all holiday - a wonderful house to get away from it all, in an incredibly peaceful location. We couldn't recommend it more highly!

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank rsbr0wn
Reviewed 22 January 2018

An incredibly peaceful two week stay at Clifftop Houses over the December holidays has prepared us for a wonderful year ahead. From perfect views, to trail walks, dolphin and whale spotting and even a seal or two playing in the waves. Decor and use of...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank bronwynr1
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We stayed at the Bee`s Knees for 3 nights - too short, actually, but well. The house is beautiful, absolutely great! And right on the cliff top, so you can see whales and dolphins and various birds from the balcony. It's on a hillside where...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Katja966
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Kings
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About the neighbourhood
Ballots is a protected nature reserve with a combination of indigenous forest and flower species seen nowhere else in the world. Walk on trails along the coast to watch whale and dolphin, through magical forests, to small rocky bays and along cliffs where zebra, antelope and ostrich roam. Ballots Bay where the river flows into the sea is a fisherman's paradise and the pebbly beach is perfect for foraging and exploring or paddling in the bay.
The Wilderness region has it all - beautiful white beaches, ancient forests, superb golf courses, excellent restaurants, farmers markets, canoeing, parasailing, hiking, surfing, swimming, horse riding.
Getting around
A car is essential but an SUV is not necessary. The access road to Ballots Nature Reserve is steep and winding but in good condition.

Cliff Top Houses are situated in Ballots Heights, 12 km from the small town of Wilderness, 12km from George, 8 km from Victoria Bay.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: George: 20.0 km
Fly to Johannesburg, connect via budget airlines Kulula or 1Time or national airline SAA to George. Fly to Cape Town, connect via SAA to George or hire a car and drive 5 hours.
Ballots Nature Reserve is 25 minutes from George airport along the N2 towards Wilderness. Take the Victoria Bay turn off from the N2 and we are on the cliffs to the right. The road is steep and winding, but accessible in an ordinary vehicle. An SUV is not necessary.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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