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Ballots Bay Accommodation

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Sleeps: 16 in 5 units/rooms
From R 1 400,00
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Serendipity Coastal Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation 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 moun

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Sleeps: 6
From R 1 950,00
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Cliff Top Houses - The Cat's Whiskers

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation 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 contempor

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Sleeps: 4
From R 1 950,00
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Cliff Top Houses - The Bees Knees

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation 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 exceptio

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Sleeps: 5
From R 1 050,00
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Seaside Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in George Area

3.5km North East of center of Ballots Bay

Seaside Cottage offers beachfront self catering accommodation in Wilderness, Garden Route. Our self catering accommodation is situated right on the beach in Wilderness, with breathtaking views of breaking waves. Let the sounds of the sea lull you to sleep

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Sleeps: 10

Seaside House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Wilderness

3.5km North East of center of Ballots Bay

Seaside House offers "absolute beachfront" self catering accommodation in Wilderness, Garden Route. Situated right on the beach in Wilderness, with breathtaking views of breaking waves. Let the sounds of the sea lull you to sleep. Self catering accommodat

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From R 1 100,00
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Haus am Strand - on the Beach

Self Catering Accommodation in Wilderness

4.2km North East of center of Ballots Bay

Haus Am Strand offers self catering accommodation in Wilderness, Garden Route. Your Dream Holiday with stunning sea views from all apartments, even from your bed. We provide 7 self catering apartments, with a "5 Star" position, directly on Wilderness Beac

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From R 750,00
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Wilderness Waters

Star Graded Accommodation in George Area

4.4km North East of center of Ballots Bay

Set in the charming Wilderness Village, overlooking the Wilderness Lagoon & sea, Wilderness Waters welcomes its visitors to stylish and well-appointed 4-star accommodation - all within walking distance of the golden beach, the fresh water lagoon, boutique

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Lagoon Cottage

Self Catering Accommodation in George Area

4.7km North East of center of Ballots Bay

Lagoon Cottage provides self catering accommodation in Wilderness, Garden Route. Lagoon Cottage is positioned right at the lagoon, at the beginning of the Wilderness National Park and the famous Kingfisher Walk. The guests can walk up to the waterfall alo

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
From R 700,00
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Wilderness Manor

Star Graded Accommodation in Wilderness Heights

5.4km North East of center of Ballots Bay

Wilderness Manor is an elegant and refined guest house overlooking the Wilderness Lagoon, in the scenic village of Wilderness. Step out of the front door and cross the road onto the boardwalk for an easy and safe stroll to golden beaches, restaurants and

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
From R 990,00
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Serendipity Guest House

Wedding Venue Accommodation in George Area

5.8km North East of center of Ballots Bay

Serendipity Guest House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Wilderness, Garden Route. Situated on the banks of the Touw River and borders on to the Wilderness National Park, a UNESCO proclaimed water bird conservancy. We have four en-suite bedroom

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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.