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The Shire Eco Lodge

Review Summary

4.7 out of 5from 32 reviews for The Shire Eco Lodge
Cleanliness
4.7/5
Service
4.7/5
Location
4.6/5
Safety
4.8/5
Value for money
4.8/5
Alan P - Mar 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Alan P
With spouse/partner

The loveliest place we have ever stayed at. Romantic, by the stream, virtually in the indigenous forest. We had a healthy storm that night which knocked out the power, but it just added to the ambiance.

Rob Scott showed me his precious bulb collection and made me an enthusiast. I would go there again tomorrow if I could.

Daan D - Feb 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Daan D
With spouse/partner

'n Baie besondere plek. 'n Moet vir natuur liefhebbers. Chalets besonders.

Afwerking en interior baie goed. Rustig met natuurlik bos en waterstroompie by die chalets. Wonderlik. Gasheer baie behulpsaam.

Trudi C - Jan 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Trudi C
Family with teenagers

Stil, uniek, skoon en netjies.

Die eenhede was goed toegerus en baie netjies, diens was vriendelik en die eenhede en natuur is baie besonders en mooi.

Murray L - Jan 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Murray L

We had a great stay and enjoyed the place and walk in the forest.

We had a great stay, great place for a weekend getaway to chill and rest, we enjoyed the outside shower over the stream. The walk through the woods are also a great feature.

Sue L - Apr 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sue L
With spouse/partner

Rustig, stil, lekker ontspanne. Baie mooi omgewing.

The Shire was iets heeltemal anders. Ons het ons verblyf baie geniet, die stilte, die ongelooflike mooi ligging en omgewing laat jou lekker ontspan, ons het die staproetes deur die woud baie geniet en dit was mooi en veilig. Ons het ook gehou van die inligting binne ons huisie wat ons meer van die geskiedenis en omgewing vertel het. Die eienaars en staf was gasvry, vriendelik en akkommoderend. Ons sal dit verseker aanbeveel aan vriende en familie.

Elmarie J - Sep 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Elmarie J
With friends

Asemrowend.

Baie genotvolle tyd by die Shire Eco Lodge gehad. Sal definitief weer bespreek en vriende aanbeveel.

Mariska D - Jul 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mariska D
Family with teenagers

Rustig.

Ons het 'n heerlike naweek hier deurgebring. Om so in die natuur 'n blaaskansie te kry is 'n voorreg. The Shire Eco Lodge is aan te beveel.

Monica B - Jun 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Monica B
With spouse/partner

Lovely experience.

Beautiful, quie tand relaxing atmosphere.

Tanja C - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Tanja C
Family with teenagers

Betowerend.

Ons is vriendelik ontvang. Ons was absoluut betower deur die pragtige plek. Ons het die staptog in die inheemse woud geniet.

Nienke B - Dec 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Nienke B
With spouse/partner

Pragtige oorspronklike ontwerp.

Ons het heerlik hier oornag - die wooneenhede is regtig pragtig, mens kan sien daar het baie moeite ingegaan. Ons het lekker gaan stap die volgende oggend. WiFi beskikbaar by die hoofhuis, vriendelike honde en mense.

Liebrecht O - Oct 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Liebrecht O
With spouse/partner

Rustige naweek in houthuisie.

Sien sterre.

Almie V - Aug 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Almie V
With spouse/partner

Hobbit paradise.

Love this beautiful little house. We will definitely be back!

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Hobbit-paradys.

Mal oor hierdie pragtige huisie. Ons sal beslis weer gaan kuier!

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Maureen B - Jul 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Maureen B
With spouse/partner

Dit was wonderlik en asemrowend.

'n Mens vergeet die natuur en die diere daar buite as jy in die stad bly. Tegnologie neem oor en daar is nie kommunikasie in die huishoudings nie. Die naweek het vir my en my man baie goed gedoen en ook tyd gemaak vir gesels sonder selfone, laptops, TV ens. Ons kon oor alles weer soos ouds gesels. Ek beveel regtig enige iemand aand om hierna weg te breek. Die mense is vriendelik en so behulpsaam.

Frans D - Jun 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Frans D
Individual traveler

Very neat and clean.

Good service by the owners. Clean and neat.

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Baie netjies, skoon.

Goeie diens van eienaars. Skoon en netjies.

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Amanda F - Jan 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Amanda F
With spouse/partner

Magical stay in a beautiful cottage.

The Shire is simply magical. Tucked away in a clearing, surrounded by forest, at the foot of the mountain range, the little, wooden cottages are beautiful! I love the fact that everything was handcrafted by the owners, it just gives them this extra magical feeling. You can feel passion and love that went into creating these marvelous cottages, which are very spacious as well. There are hiking trails available for those who love nature and walks, and it is situated close to Forest Way where there is a picnic area and more hiking trails up to the waterfalls. The Shire, even though it is quite out of town, it is still not too far should you need to get anything from the shops there (taking approximately 15 min to get to any one shop). The nights are particularly magical, in the sense that the night sky is breathtakingly beautiful. I have never seen so many stars in the sky before. We spent the evenings gazing up at the sky, looking out for shooting stars. With the rolling mountains, forests, and quaint little houses, it is aptly named the Shire. I will definitely be making a return visit to this magical place. I loved every moment of it.

The Shire Eco Lodge's response

Thank you for the lovely and informative review, some useful information for other guests. Appreciate you taking the time.

The Shire Eco Lodge
Marlize V - Dec 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marlize V
Family with young children

Stunning!

Lovely little houses built by Rob himself in a picturesque area! Will definitely come back again.

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Beeldskoon!

Pragtige huisies wat Rob self gebou het in 'n beeldskone omgewing! Sal definitief weer kom.

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The Shire Eco Lodge's response

Glad you enjoyed your stay Marlize!

The Shire Eco Lodge
Terry M - Nov 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
2/5
Location
2/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
2/5
Terry M
With spouse/partner

No, did not like it.

Very remote, no lighting and the road was in poor condition. The taps were loose.

Renier J - Sep 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Renier J
With spouse/partner

Awesome.

Just wished the weather was warmer, would have like to use outside shower.

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Awesome.

Wens net die weer was warmer, sou graag die buitestort wou gebruik.

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Zelda C - Aug 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Zelda C
With spouse/partner

Fantastic!

I will go back there anytime. The place is fantastic. So much peace and nature. Pity we couldn't stay longer, but we will definitely return.

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Fantasties!

Ek sal enige tyd weer terug gaan daarnatoe. Die plek is fantasties. Soveel vrede en natuur. Spyt ons kon nie langer bly nie, maar sal beslis weer teruggaan.

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Lynnzelle B - Dec 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lynnzelle B
Family with young children

Iets buitengewoon! Baie netjies en skoon. In die middel van die bos.

Baie beïndruk! Beslis 5/5!

Hannelie V - Oct 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Hannelie V
Family with teenagers

Baie rustig en mooi!

Unieke houthuisie in die natuurskoon.

Elna G - Aug 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Elna G
With spouse/partner

Baie oulik!

Oulike plekkie met 'n heerlike atmosfeer.

Bertus G - Apr 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Bertus G
With friends

Glad nie sleg nie.

Die mense is vriendelik, maar die pad is effens sleg, soos baie paaie in die land.

André D - Apr 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
André D
With spouse/partner

Baie aangename verblyf aan die kant van die inheemse woud met 'n kabbelende waterstroom verby jou stoep.

Die feit dat die eienaar 'n aktiewe kweker van inheemse blombolle is, was 'n bykomende pluspunt!

Johan S - Dec 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Johan S
With spouse/partner

Wonderlike omgewing, lieflike atmosfeer in die chalet, vriendelike diens.

Die ontwerp van die chalets is iets besonders, binne en buite. 'n Mens voel gekoester deur die interieur met sy afrondings, spitsdak en die keurige houtwerk. Dit opsigself is 'n kunswerk! Die nabyheid van die inheemse bos en 'n bergstroom skep ook 'n heerlike atmosfeer van kalmte en skoonheid. Pragtige groot geelhoutbome, watervalle op die voetslaanpaaie en die geluide van baie voëls dra by tot hierdie ervaring van onbelemmerde skoonheid. Die vriendelikheid en hulpvaardigheid van die eienaars span die kroon!

Alta L - Aug 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Alta L

Ek het dit baie geniet: netjiese verblyf en lieflike omgewing!

Ek het alleen een nag oorgeslaap en dit ideaal gevind. Ek kon gaan stap in die bospaaie en die stilte en natuur geniet. Die eenheid was goed ingerig vir my behoeftes. Ek sal beslis saam met vriende weer kom.

Frieda V - Mar 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Frieda V
With spouse/partner

Die mooiste plek!

Sal die plekkie baie sterk aanbeveel vir almal wat rus nodig het. Die huisie is so interessant en pragtig ingerig. Die gasvryheid is onverbeterlik!

Andre M - Jan 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Andre M

Verblyf was perfek. Dankie!

Ons het 'n bietjie gesukkel om die plek te kry aangesien daar nie 'n bord langs die pad was nie (die oorspronklike pad het verspoel). Ons het egter telefonies reggekom. Dankie.

Henrico J - Jan 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Henrico J
Family with teenagers

Beslis 'n plek waar mens kan asemskep en herlaai.

Alhoewel ons vir 2 nagte bespreek en betaal het, was ons van plan om net een nag oor te bly en dan die lang pad aan te pak terug Johannesburg toe. Maar, nadat ons by die Shire aangekom het, het ons dadelik van plan verander en 2 nagte oorgebly. Almal het ons vriendelik ontvang, ons het die heerlikste vars vrugte en brood by Rob-hulle gekoop, die huis was skoon en netjies, en ons het heerlik gaan stap in die woud by Shire. Kan dit gerus aanbeveel vir enigeen wat in die Stutterheim-omgewing is. Onthou om te vra vir een van die twee lodges met die bosstorte wanneer julle bespreek!

Jeannie O - Dec 2013
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jeannie O

Great birds.

Enjoyed our stay and birding opportunities.

Nayan V - Mar 2013
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Nayan V
On business

Awesome - just awesome

Rob sorted things out for me swiftly. Thanks once again and I look forward to visiting again.

Jan V - Oct 2012
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jan V
Family with young children

Very nice.

Wonderful customer service, and value for money.

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  • Capacity: 8 people
  • Check-in: 10:00 to 22:00
    Check-out: 12:00
  • Address: Plot 158, Stutterheim, 4930, Eastern Cape
  • All ages welcome
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