AN INDIGENOUS FOREST EXPERIENCE
Check in: 14:00 ; Check out: 10:00
From R650 for 2 people sharing *SeasonalFull Rates & Bookings
Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek is set on 14 hectares of unspoiled indigenous forest in The Crags, located between the coastal paradise of Plettenberg Bay and Natures Valley in the Western Cape.
Come and experience the enchantment and wonder of the forest from the comfort of a lovingly handcrafted wooden cabin nestled among the trees or soak up the views on the spacious veranda of the charming Garden Cottage.
ECO-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION PLETTENBERG BAY
Fly Me to The Moon Forest Cabin is a brand new, creative and romantic retreat for two hidden in the forest canopy – a 50 meter walk from where you park your car. The open plan cabin has been beautifully handcrafted. It features an exquisite queen size tent-like bed with drop away sash window. The en-suite bathroom consists of a toilet & hand basin, and there is a private mosaic and glass shower with a view on the deck. The cabin has a well-equipped kitchenette and a cosy fire place. No TV or cell phone reception for this love nest. Sleeps max 2.
Firefly & Bushpig Forest Cabins both have a queen-size bed, en suite shower, toilet and basin, double sleeper couch, a Queen Anne fireplace and fully equipped kitchenette. Double French doors lead from the open-plan interior onto an elevated private deck surrounded by the magical indigenous forest. Bushpig has a flat screen TV with select DSTV channels. Sleeps 2 comfortably.
Tree Frog Forest Cabin is perched up amongst the trees with magical views of the forest and is accessed by a wooden walkway that leads to a wrap-around deck on two sides. The main bedroom has a queen size bed and the upstairs loft has 3 single beds. There is one bathroom with shower, toilet and basin; a fully equipped open-plan kitchen and a spacious living area with open fireplace and French doors opening onto the deck. No TV. Sleeps max 5.
Vervet Forest Cabin has 2 bedrooms, one with queen size bed and the other with 2 sets of bunk beds, there is a toilet with hand basin and a fantastical Gaudi-esque shower tower. The cabin’s kitchen is fully equipped and the living area has an open fire place and double French doors opening onto a spacious private deck. Vervet also has a flat screen TV with select DSTV channels. Sleeps max 6.
Butterfly Garden Cottage is a quaint and charming restored farm cottage, set in its own private garden and boasts a wide veranda with the finest views on the property. “Butterfly” has two inter-leading bedrooms (one with queen size bed & the other with double bunk and single bed), a toilet, hand basin and gorgeous Gaudi-esque shower tower. The fully-equipped open-plan kitchen, living area, flat screen TV with select DSTV, free Wi-Fi and fireplace are all in place to ensure your comfort. Sleeps max 5.
Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek is an excellent spot to enjoy bird watching and other forest enchantments; you should also keep your eyes peeled for Vervet Monkeys, Bushpig and Bushbuck. The hike to the mountain pool through the indigenous forest is a must. There is a swimming pool conveniently close to the cabins and a safe playground for the children to play. Moon Shine is also perfectly located to explore the magnificent Garden Route area. Click here for exciting, nearby activity suggestions.
MOON SHINE ON WHISKEY CREEK: GREEN ACTS FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Recycling, Water Wise Practices, Sustainable Energy Acumen, Eco Architecture, Conservation.
It is with the utmost reverence to the environment that the owners, Sue & Albert Bröhm, have created this enchanting venue for you to enjoy the natural beauty and majesty of the area for which they act as custodians.
They actively reduce, reuse and recycle. Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek has many creative upcycled artifacts like lampshades, magazine racks, lights and Christmas stars – all of which were made out of everyday waste. All mosaic art work is also made out of tiles destined for landfills. When not turning waste into art they also recycle glass, plastic and paper; and all suitable food waste is fed to the chickens.
Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek believes in supporting local; as far as possible their fresh produce and even the glycerine and rooibos soaps for guest bathrooms are all sourced from responsible local farmers, manufacturers and suppliers.
Every drop of water at Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek has been harvested; there is nothing quite like the taste and softness of rainwater. They also have smart water saving practices in place. You won’t find any water guzzling baths at Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek, only gorgeous showers, all of which are fitted with low flow showerheads and their toilets have water saving cisterns. The garden only gets watered by grey water and rain. Environmental journalist Julienne Du Toit wrote a piece for Country Life about Sue and Albert’s water harvesting, click here to see an extract of this hosted on www.southafrica.net.
Sue and Albert are mindful of their energy consumption and keep it to the minimum. They have installed low energy lighting throughout and make use of intelligent design.
The cabins are designed to utilise natural lighting, air flow and insulation creating natural temperature control. As the owners have crafted the cabins themselves using sustainably grown pine they have been able to improve on the design over the years as their understanding of their natural environment has deepened, enabling to create ever more harmonious designs.
As custodians over breathtaking indigenous forests the owners take care to conserve their land and quickly eradicate any alien species that may take root. They also endeavor to educate guests on the area`s natural environment and the responsible way in which to interact with it.
Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek supports PAWS (Plett Animal Welfare Services) through donations to their charity shop to assist with their fund raising efforts to provide care for animals in impoverished communities in the Greater Plettenberg Bay area.