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Address: N2, The Crags, Western Cape, South Africa

The Setting:

10 minutes from Plettenberg Bay, 1000 miles from reality, in the very Heart of The Garden Route and close to all it's attractions.

Moon Shine encompasses 14 hectares of unspoiled indigenous forest. With great respect to the environment a small and enchanting venue has been created for you to appreciate all the natural splendours. Experience the forest from the comfort of your stunningly hand crafted wooden cabin nestled among the trees.

The Cabins:

"Firefly" & "Bushpig"

Perfect for 2 adults. "Firefly" and / or "Bushpig" cabins offer open plan living (with exception of the bathroom of course). There is a queen size bed, fireplace in the living area, and kitchenette with small fridge & stove. Both the living and sleeping areas have French doors opening onto an elevated and private deck. At a squeeze 1 small kid can be accommodated on an additional mattress on the floor. "Bushpig" has a flat screen TV with select DSTV channels. Free Wifi is offered in both cabins.

"Tree Frog"

With easy access via a wooden walkway "Tree Frog" is elevated high amongst the trees offering magical views of the forest and its creatures. There is a bedroom with queen size bed downstairs, and an enticing loft sleeping area upstairs with 4 single beds. The kitchen and living area are open plan and there is a lovely open fireplace. French doors open onto the deck. The cabin has free Wifi

"Vervet"

A spacious 2 bedroom cabin, Vervet is special in many ways. Most notably is the superbly mosaic "shower tower" - reason enough to check-in to this cabin. Both the main bedroom and the lounge open onto the large, private deck. The second bedroom sleeps 4 on 2 generously proportioned sets of bunk beds. The living area is open plan to the kitchen with a fireplace in the lounge. "Vervet" has a flat screen TV with select DSTV channels. The cabin has free Wifi.

"Butterfly" Garden Cottage

A fully restored farm cottage. Brightly coloured and creatively decorated. Enjoy the beautiful views from the wide verandah. Experience the unique shower tower finished in mosaic. There are 2 inter-leading bedrooms, one with queen size bed and the other with one single and one bunk bed, sleeping 5 people in total. Butterfly has a flat screen TV with select DSTV channels & free Wi-Fi.

"Fly Me to The Moon"

Kick off your heels and walk down a 50 meter foot path from where you park your car. Hidden in the forest canopy you will find a unique romantic hide-away.  Lots of light, with bold colours and small details, the cabin has everything 2 people might need to escape the crazy world for a while.  The cabin has a fabulous Queen size tent-like bed with drop away sash window;  a private mosaic and glass shower with a view on the deck and an en suite bathroom with toilet & basin. There is a cosy fire place inside & braai area outside, a kitchenette with undercounter fridge, 2 plate stove with small oven.  The cabin is fully equipped with crockery, cooking utensils, cutlery and all you need for self catering. A very private space, beautifully hand crafted with a creative twist. The cabin has no TV, but it does have free WiFi.

The Lazy Days at Moon Shine:

Swim: The swimming pool in close proximity to the cabins is a perfect place to spend a "day off" on your holiday.
Play: The kid's playground is a safe and imaginative area for children of all ages to keep busy.
Hike: The hike through the indigenous forest to the mountain pool is a must to experience this untouched fairyland.
Bird Watch: We have available a growing list of birds spotted at Moon Shine, our most recent boast is the Narina Trogon.
Surf:  The Internet from the comfort of your cabin 24/7  or from the beautifully situated info hub which is open from 7.00 until 21.00

The Exploring Days:

Less than 5 minutes away: The Barnyard Theatre, Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, Bramon Wine Estate and several other Boutique Vineyards offering tasting and / lunches, Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, The Puzzle Park and AfriCanyon Kloofing Adventures.

Less than 10 minutes away: Keurbooms River for canoeing, Keurboomsstrand Beach and Enrico's fabulous restaurant, Monkey Land, Birds of Eden, The Elephant Sanctuary, Tenikwa Wildlife Sanctuary.

Less than 15 minutes away: Plettenberg Bay, Shopping, Galleries, Restaurants, Beaches, Golf Courses Less than 20 minutes away: Natures Valley, Bloukrans Bungy

Less than 30 minutes away: Tsitsikamma, Storms River, Knysna

The Location:

In the heart of The Crags, 10 minutes from Plettenberg Bay... 1000 miles from reality.

Plettenberg Bay Airport - 25 km away

Enter Moon Shine directly off the N2. When travelling from Plett towards Tsitsikamma you will see our sign 8 kms after the Keurbooms River bridge, turn left. When travelling from Tsitsikamma towards Plett we are 5 kms past the shop at The Crags, turn right.

The Bottom Line:

  • All cottages have free WiFi.
  • Select units have flat screen TV's with DSTV channels Free Wi-Fi at Butterfly Garden Cottage. All units have their own fireplaces, braai facilities and parking.
  • Smoking is restricted to outdoors; cigarette butts on the ground are considered litter.
  • Whilst we have no restaurant on the premises we do offer a small menu of pre cooked frozen meals and breakfast items. These are delivered to your cabin for you to heat and enjoy.
  • Minimum stays apply at certain times of the year. Please check when you book.
  • All units are fully equipped for self catering, bring only what you need to eat and drink and beach towels.
  • We do accept Visa, MasterCard, eft and cash payments.
Facilities
  • big game (less than 30km)
  • Bird watching
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • braai/barbeque (some units)
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • DSTV in room - limited package
  • DSTV in some rooms
  • electric blankets
  • fireplace
  • Free Wi Fi
  • fridge in unit
  • game drives (less than 30km)
  • hiking (less than 5km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • linen & towels provided
  • live entertainment (less than 3km)
  • Malaria free
  • microwave (some units)
  • nature trail (less than 10km)
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • not serviced
  • outdoor pool
  • outdoor splash pool
  • parking all onsite
  • Portable (movable) fans in cottage
  • private entrance
  • private entrance - outside rooms
  • reptile park (less than 20km)
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • stove in unit
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • whale watching (less than 10km)
  • wi-fi / hotspot
  • Woodburning stoves

  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German
  • Bed Configuration
  • Butterfly Garden Cottage (Sleeps 5) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - bunk, single
  • Firefly & Bushpig Forest Cabins (Sleeps 2) x 2
    • Room 1 - queen
  • Fly Me to The Moon (Sleeps 2) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
  • Tree Frog Forest Cabin (Sleeps 5) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - single, single, single
  • Vervet Forest Cabin (Sleeps 6) x 2
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - bunk, bunk
  • Special Categories
  • Interesting Place Accommodationdetails
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    Detail description : For the past 21 years Moon Shine has been a work in progress as it grew from a simply beautiful setting into accommodation within a beautiful setting. All buildings and finishes have been hand crafted by Albert and Sue and the result is a one of a kind venue with lots of unique details. The bonus is that whilst you are nestled in the forest away from the crowds, you are in fact a stone's throw from a myriad of sights and activities in the area.

  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
    Yes
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