Wishbone Waters is located 2.5km from the N2 in the rural farming area of The Crags, between Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley. Birdlife is prolific, and there are lots of possibilities for walking and cycling in the local and greater region, to access stunning fynbos and forest areas. Many of the local farms are affiliated to the Redford Conservancy, and ascribe to recommended nature conservation principles.

Self-Catering Accommodation

The Cottage (sleeps 4) is set in a fynbos and garden area of the farm, with an uninterrupted view of Peak Formosa and the Tsitsikamma mountains. It has 2 comfortable bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with twin beds. The living and dining area opens to a patio. There is a fully equipped kitchen, and an outside barbecue. The bathroom has a bath and shower, with a separate toilet. There is a perimeter fence at the cottage, and a well-controlled pet is welcome by arrangement.

The Farmhouse (sleeps 8 comfortably) has an equally stunning view of the mountains. It is on a part of the farm that has cattle camps used for grazing and for growth of feedcrops. Approximately 4 hectares of land around the farmhouse is sectioned off and has groves of indigenous trees and plants - the area around the house itself is kept mowed with some indigenous garden. Eight guests can be accommodated in the 4 bedrooms, and one more guest can be accommodated on the sleeper couch. There are 3 bathrooms. The large living and dining area opens to an outside patio that has fine views of the Tsitsikamma mountains and Peak Formosa. The main bedroom is downstairs, with an ensuite bathroom. There is another bathroom (shower and toilet) off to the side of the kitchen. There are three twin bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, as well as another small and quiet living room. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering, and there is an outside barbecue area with picnic table.

In general -

  • A swimming-pool and spacious pavilion near the main farmhouse are available for guest use.
  • Regular servicing is included, usually 3x per week. Extra servicing can be arranged.
  • Sheets and towels are changed every 4 days within longer stays.
  • Personal washing and ironing can be done by arrangement within longer stays.
  • Beach towels can be supplied.
  • Braai facilities (firewood supplied).
  • TV available (bring your own decoder and card).
  • Simple meals can be provided by arrangement.

Local attractions within 5-7km: Birds of Eden, Tenikwa, Monkeyland, the Elephant Sanctuary, various wine estates, Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, The Mill and The Peppermill Restaurant, Kurland Polo Estate and Hotel, Nature's Way Farm Stall. These and other destinations are included in the "Cruise The Crags" tourist information route.

Beaches are at Nature's Valley and Keurboomstrand, each approximately 15 minutes' scenic drive away. Plettenberg Bay itself is 22km from the farm, and has more beaches, golf courses and plenty of options for shoppingand entertainment. Deep-sea fishing and whale-watching excursions are also available. Knysna is about 45 minutes drive from The Crags, as is Stormsriver with its adventure attractions - the Canopy Tour, Blackwater Tubing, etc.

Directions
GPS co-ordinates:
33 degrees 28 minutes 28.29 seconds South
23 degrees 27 minutes 06.04 seconds East

From Plettenberg Bay - travel 20 km from the N2 traffic circle towards Port Elizabeth. You will see a sign on the left for The Crags, and shortly after that the Crags petrol station and Superette, also on the left. Turn left just after that, into Redford Road. Travel 2km up Redford Road - you will come down a steep dip with vineyards on both sides of the road - turn left into Palmiet Drift Road after the vineyards, where you see the sign for Wishbone Waters amongst several others. Travel 500m along the road, and turn left at the sign for Wishbone Waters. The keys can be obtained at the main house.

From Port Elizabeth - travel 14 km after the tollgate on the N2. About 1km after passing the turnoff for the various animal sanctuaries, you will see a sign on the left for The Crags, and shortly after that the sign for Redford Road. Turn right into Redford Road. Travel 2km up Redford Road - you will come down a steep dip with vineyards on both sides of the road - turn left after the vineyards, into Palmiet Drift Road, where you see the sign for Wishbone Waters amongst several others. Travel 500m along the road, and turn left at the sign for Wishbone Waters. The keys can be obtained at the main house.