At Rest is a charming self-catering log cabin at Pirates Creek, in the heart of the Garden Route in the Wilderness National Park, close to the beach. It is a popular weekend and holiday breakaway destination with something to offer for the whole family. Situated on the banks of the Touw River, it has an unspoilt, breath-taking view over the tranquil river and mountains.

Accommodation details:

  • At Rest is an isolated, loose standing double storey log cabin with its own private parking at the entrance.
  • The three bedroom log cabin is fully equipped for a comfortable, peaceful stay.
  • Rooms are equipped with bedding and towels.
  • The main bedroom is upstairs and furnished with a queen size bed. It has a separate dressing room/study area with en-suite bathroom with bath/shower, toilet and hand wash basin. From the bed you have a beautiful view over the river and mountains. The main bedroom extends onto a timber deck from where the beauty of the luscious vegetation of the Wilderness National Park can be appreciated.
  • The second bedroom upstairs is furnished with two comfortable single beds.
  • The third bedroom is downstairs and furnished with a queen size bed with en-suite bathroom with bath, toilet and hand wash basin.
  • For your convenience a camping cot is provided for your baby.
  • The kitchen is fully equipped for six guests with crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, a fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and oven/stove.
  • The kitchen, living and dining area on the ground floor is of open plan design. It is equipped with a dining table and six chairs, two comfortable double seat leather couches and two additional loose seats.
  • Here you can enjoy your own choice of satellite TV with free Premium Bouquet DStv included. This consists of TV and radio channels. No need to bring your own smart card.
  • The living area extends onto an outdoor timber sundeck with six garden chairs and a breakfast table. Relax, unwind and enjoy the tranquillity of the Touw River, its interesting bird live and the beautiful view over the mountain. Enjoy magnificent sunsets with sun downers in privacy from this deck perched high above the water.
  • Between the river and log cabin is a private braai/barbeque with lots of green grass for the enjoyment of the children.
  • An additional parking bay adjacent to the log cabin is available and shared by day visitors.
  • The owner's private two-seater kayak is available free of charge for the exclusive use of guests.
  • At Rest is a member of Guest House Accommodation of South Africa.

Activities:

  • The main attraction is the Touw River that offers:
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Pirates Creek has access control and within its safe surroundings are a secure swimming pool, baby pool, jungle gym and play area for children
  • The Wilderness Nature Reserve offers many scenic hiking routes to explore
  • The Wilderness beach
  • Paragliding, water skiing, sailing, beautiful nature walking trails, nearby
  • Fifteen minutes from George national airport with daily flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban
  • Close to a golf course and the Garden Route Mall with 360 shops, six cinemas and restaurants
  • Walking distance from "Joplin's on Route 66" restaurant
  • Wilderness has several shops and restaurants. Other facilities include a cafe for all your self-catering needs, a garage, launderette, post office, DVD rental, doctors, dentists, chemist and tourist information centre.
  • Many popular tourist attractions to experience in the vicinity

Special mention:

  • Minimum duration of stay is two to seven nights depending on the time of year.
  • Maximum six guests allowed.
  • We kindly insist that any smoking be done outside.
  • Your pets have to stay at home hoping that you will consider returning.
  • Beach towels are not provided.

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Guest Reviews

AUGUST 2015
Very Good
Review by Vicky (Heidelberg, CT)

We had a lovely stay at At Rest! I liked the peace at this venue and the surroundings. I enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen and all the utensils seemed rather new. I was surprised with the spacious bedrooms on the top floor. Kids enjoyed the kayak. I experienced God's love and peace here and we had an awesome weekend.

AUGUST 2015
Excellent
Review by Tarryn Arendse (Cape Town )

oh wow , that was my first response when we arrived at At Rest , it’s perfectly situated on the lake and the views are breath taking , the inside of the cabin was fully equipped with everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as if you were at home , we more than enjoyed our stay and i will definitely be making my way back there the moment I am able , its family and child friendly and there is so much to see and do ,

JUNE 2015
Excellent
Review by Lana (Cape Town)

A perfect 10! Took our parents as a b-day gift and turned out to be even better than we expected! Thank you for making our stay unforgettable.

JUNE 2015
Excellent
Review by Amanda Southey (Cape Town)

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at At Rest, it was truly a home away from home for us. Lovely house, great facilities and everything was spotless. The surroundings were beautiful and it was lovely being right on the river. The only downside was road noise coming from the N2, but we quickly got used to it and it was outweighed by the loveliness of the house and surroundings. We'll definitely be back!

APRIL 2015
Excellent
Review by Anthony (United Kingdom)

Wilderness is one of the most beautiful places to stay in SA. And our stay at Pirates Creek was phenomenal.

MARCH 2015
Very Good
Review by Willem Naude (Petrusburg)

Ons het n heerlike week gehaden die tyd het net tevinnigverbygegaan. Die diens was ookwonderlikenvinnig, as ons n vraaggehad het is daardadelikgeantwoord. Baiedankie!!! Die kinders het Veral d kanobaiegeniet!

MARCH 2015
Excellent
Review by Alan Moffett (Cape Town)

Our family had a wonderful time at "At Rest". The views were fantastic and the facilities were great. Ilza was brilliant at getting things sort out. Well worth the visit and highly recommended.

MARCH 2015
Excellent
Review by Jean Oxley (Hout Bay)

We recently stayed at "At Rest" with friends visiting from the UK and we were totally blown away, Everything was perfect - view, weather, facilities but most of all the standard of the accommodation. We couldn't have asked for more. It is a little gem on the Garden Route!

FEBRUARY 2015
Excellent
Review by Chantel Randall (Port Elizabeth)

WOW ....WOW .....WOW...everything about AT REST is WOW ...the view, the house, the beds, the blankets. everything was amazing. Very sad our holiday came to an end...we could of stayed FOREVER......SEE YOU SOON....

FEBRUARY 2015
Excellent
Review by Anusha (East London)

My family and i had a wonderful time at "At Rest". It was the perfect place for us as a family to spend quality time together.

FEBRUARY 2015
Excellent
Review by Gayenor Milne (Cape Town)

The accommodation was absolutely beautiful and was accompanied by an even more beautiful setting. The house is well equipped and the entire place is like heaven on earth. Will definitely be going back there with my family and friends.

JANUARY 2015
Excellent
Review by Ramzee (Cape Town)

Wonderfully relaxing. Pool and play park for the kids. Canoeing for the grownups. Enchanting views and plenty of bird life.
All in all, At Rest offers everything you need for an enjoyable getaway.  Worth a try and definitely a re-visit!
Thank you!!

Review by Chantal (London) (stayed: December 2014)
Having come to Wilderness for the past 20 years, we were just expecting to have a place to rest our weary heads at night, after being on the beach most days!! But, what an amazing surprise we had when we stepped into At Rest. The accommodation was beyond all our expectations, clean, airy, spacious, and the perfect location! We spent most our days relaxing on the balcony overlooking the river and spent our evenings enjoying the braai area, again next to the river, looking at the beautiful mountains! We loved our stay; our children wanted us to make At Rest our new home.
We will definitely stay there again. Thank you Hendrik and Christea.

Review by Penny Middleton (Somerset West) (stayed: October 2014)
Thanks for a wonderful stay. We enjoyed the "Rest". The position was perfect in that the kids were able to enjoy playing, swimming and paddling in canoe provided by you. Thanks very much. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful paddle up to the Nature Reserve. We also hiked to the waterfall on the King Fisher Trail. Thanks

Review by Dawie Barnard (Boksburg) (stayed: October 2014)
Perfect location, view and facilities!

Review by Jacqui Liebenberg (Dubai) (stayed: August 2014)
We had fantastic stay. Everything we needed, comfortable, clean, and super friendly check in by Ilsa. We enjoyed a beautiful hike, feeding the ducks and kayaking. We will definitely stay again. Highly recommended.

Review by Eileen Viljoen (De Doorns) (stayed: June 2014)
At Rest is the ultimate Garden Route stay; everything needed for a self-catering stay, is provided; and more. The dcor and furnishings of At Rest is really beautiful. The kayak was a winner with the children! Coffee in bed with a breath taking view from the upstairs bedroom was the cause of our late departure every day on our excursions. Thank you for this fantastic experience!

Review by Marietjie Du Toit (Stellenbosch) (stayed: May 2014)
Heerlik gerus by At Rest. Lieflike rivier en berg uitsig. Lekker sentraal vir roei op rivier, stap langs see en draf in berg. Huis is netjies en goed gemeubileerd met alles wat nodig is in die kombuis. Alles is van goeie kwaliteit. Dis beslis nie ons laaste kuier nie!

Review by G Barnard (PE) (stayed: May 2014)
We had a great time at your place. We'll be back, thank you.

Review by Froula (Cape Town) (stayed: April 2014)
We enjoyed our stay. The house was really clean which I appreciated. The only complaint was the noise from the N2.

Review by Francois (Bloemfontein) (stayed: March 2014)
Baie mooi en rustige plek. Sal beslis weer gaan. Wou nie teruggaan huis toe nie. Die uitsig is uitstekend en ons gasvrou was baie vriendelik. Alles wat jy benodig is daar en alles is mooi skoon. Baie dankie vir 'n heerlike vakansie.

Review by Mike Broad (Cape Town) (stayed: February 2014)
Well worth the stay, really great location. Only criticism is that there is not a shower downstairs.
Our hosts were friendly and helpful. Will recommend to friends and visit again.

Review by Shauna Sweeney (Sydney Australia) (stayed: January 2014)
Lovely location, lovely family accommodation which easily accommodates 6 grownups. Loved the bbq and the canoeing. Pity it rained for the 3 days we were there.

Review by Tanya Denton (Cape Town) (stayed: January 2014)
We have stayed at At Rest twice and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay on both occasions. The house and bedding is comfortable, being inside Pirates Creek complex is safe and so convenient... my children and are still asking for the holiday swimming pool! The house is stunning situated on the banks of the river and 200m for the beach. We enjoyed the house's canoe and picturesque view. Relaxing and private environment, a definite value for money!

Review by: Chris, Bloemfontein & Russia (stayed: December 2013)
An overall wonderful experience from booking to staying. We enjoyed our stay @ Rest tremendously - and yes it is a place to really Rest and Relax as everything is well maintained and beautifully decorated and the establishment is conveniently located. Look forward to our next stay.

Review by: Fatima, Wellington, Western Cape (stayed: May 2013)
At Rest was really lovely and relaxing, the view was spectacular. It was really comfortable and had everything a person required. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

Review by: Wendy Evans, Bloubergsands, Cape Town (stayed: May 2013)
We loved our stay at At Rest. Our host was so friendly and helpful, the accommodation was perfectly clean and comfortable. Everything had been thought of, we couldn't have asked for better accommodation. The location was wonderful and waking up to the view of the lake and the birds on the balcony was a real treat. The canoe was a winner and the children loved their long trips up the river. We will definitely visit At Rest again. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.

Review by: Veronica Todd, hartebeespoort (stayed: April 2013)
Beautiful, comfortable, spotless! Perfect self-catering accommodation. We spent a few days in the area to explore from Knysna to George - Pirates Creek was perfectly situated. Within walking distance of the beach and village and perfectly situated on the N2. We hardly noticed any noise from the highway. The view was absolutely beautiful and we will definitely be back!!

Review by: Carol Cook, CapeTown (stayed: March 2013)
Absolutely wonderful, did not want to leave. Very clean and calming, with everything you could want or need, the fresh flowers were a lovely touch. Truely a home away from home. Just loved waking up in the morning to look out over the river, sit on the balcony and enjoy morning coffee, then a slow paddle up the river. if you do not want to swim in the river there is a lovely pool, everything is very clean and well maintained (except the lawn at pirates creek, could do with some watering). We will definately visit again.

Review by: Blanch" Hornsby, Welkom (stayed: March 2013)
Beautiful and the view from the balcony is breath-taking. The chalet is fully equipped with only the best. You can just sit down and relax and enjoy the breath-taking nature. I can absolutely recommend at rest to anyone and will definitely go again.

Review by: Chantel, Pietermaritzburg (stayed: March 2013)
Fantastic accommodation, clean, very comfortable and extremely hospitable, close to amenities in George. Overall very enjoyable.

Review by: Sylvana, Cape Town (stayed: February 2013)
We had a wonderful stay. The cottage is well equipped and the beds comfortable. We really appreciated the use of the canoe and the full DSTV. For the steak lovers an added advantage was to have Joplins at a comfortable walking distance which allowed us not to have to toss a coin for the "designated driver" LOL !!
I definitely would recommend At Rest.

Review by: Meriel Sexton, London (stayed: February 2013)
We stayed a couple of days here on our way along the Garden Route. At Rest is a well-equipped house with a raised balcony overlooking the river. We found it a delightful place for relaxation, in a secure location close to local amenities and good restaurants. We were pleased to use the canoe provided to paddle up to the local reserves and walk to the waterfall. I would highly recommend At Rest and only failed to score it as excellent because the second bedroom has to use the en suite bathroom in the master suite.

Review by: Ilana Mouton, Outjo (stayed: December 2012)
We had a wonderful stay! Thanks to the web site we had high expectations and your wonderful place exceeded them all. a Canoe would have been nice but otherwise everything one can wish for were supplied. We hope to be back some time in future.

Review by: Fabian, Krugersdorp (stayed: November 2012)
We really enjoyed our stay at at Rest! The accommodation was perfect. We enjoyed the many birds around the house as well as the beach which is so close.
When you are looking for a place to stay in this area at Rest is the place to book.

Review by: Denise Jacobs , Cape Town (stayed: October 2012)
I was really impressed with the place, usually when you see something online its not what it seems. Well this is excatly as advertised. the place is beautifull.

There was all the comforts you will have at home. We really enjoyed our stay and I will fully refer this place to friends and family. We will definately be coming back soon.... Jacobs Family

Review by: S. Kruger, Pilanesberg National Park (stayed: September 2012)
This is the second time we have made use of At Rest (Stayed Feb 2012) and it will definately not be the last. It never fails to impress. Being in the hospitality industry we are hard to please, but you give us a home away from home, with all the amenities that one needs. Thank you once again for the improvements that have been made. Both times we have stayed we have brought elderly parents with us and the room downstairs with the bathroom has been perfect for them. We hope to see you again in the not to distant future.

The Kruger Family

Review by: Chelsea Mac, Cape Town (stayed: August 2012)
What a beautiful house! Spacious, trendy, open, relaxing and perfect for a girls weekend away. We sat on the balconies watching the sun go down and enjoyed the braai area with a big grass area.

I would suggest having a canoe at the house, we would have loved to have gone for a paddle by the house without having to get in our cars and go to Eden Adventures.

All in all a lovely location and stunning views. Will come back!

Review by: Ingrid Theron, Worcester (stayed: August 2012)
We ended our two week holiday at At Rest and it was a great decision.
The house is situated in the most tranquil place and close to everything.
The decor is lovely and we had a great time here.
We went for the canoe ride and walked to the waterfall in the national park around the corner.

Thank you, we ended our holiday at the right place.

Review by: Adronel, Cape Town (stayed: July 2012)
We had a lovely stay at 'At Rest' and will definitely make use of the accomodation again in future.
It is well maintained and a pleasure to stay at. And a really beautilful place.

Review by: Tim Kyle, Rennes, France (stayed: April 2012)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is tastefully decorated, the rooms are large and the beds extremely comfortable.
We enjoyed having braai's (barbeque's) in the evening and sipping wine on the balcony while listening to the many waterbirds.
The children loved the pool and walks in the forest.
'At Rest' is conveniently positioned, it's close to fabulous beaches, George is nearby to do shopping and it's just a short hop away from Oudtshoorn. Ilza, the agent, was most welcoming and gave plenty of useful advice and was easy to contact.
We'll most definitely recommend at rest to our friends and others wishing to travel to South Africa.

Review by: Lyle, Port Elizabeth (stayed: April 2012)
The place is perfectly situated to explore Wilderness and surrounds. There was plenty palces to visit, eat at, adn other activities to keep you occupied. Recommend Eden Park adventures Kloofing for the adventurous. Kids loved the pool, jungle gym and ability to ride their bicycles around. The service and friendliness we received from the Agent and owner was excellent as well. My only recommendation would be too purchase a canoe or paddleboat which guests can utilize as the Reception area were not willing to hire theirs out as we were private tenants

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Guest House Accommodation of South Africa
Facilities
  • airport (less than 15km)
  • beach (less than 500m)
  • boat / marine slipway onsite
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • canoeing (less than 5km)
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • DSTV in unit
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fishing onsite
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • lake (less than 5km)
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • Open View HD Satellite TV
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • private entrance
  • remote security
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in communal area
  • water skiing (less than 10km)
  • whale watching (less than 10km)

Directions
GPS co-ordinates: S33° 59' 42.7" E22° 35' 41.0"

As you enter Wilderness on the N2 from George, cross the Touw River Bridge at the mouth of the river and 1.3 km further you will first see the "Joplin's" restaurant on the left and then also see the sign "Pirates Creek".