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Luxury log home with lake and mountain views, close to world-class golf courses

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 En-suite bedrooms, Sleeps 8 people, hot tub Near Golf and Fishing and Walking

Fully equipped, luxury, family log home. In the middle of the Garden Route, with every pastime the playground of South Africa has to offer. The house is sited on the top of a dune, perfectly secluded and quiet. It overlooks a lake with stunning mountain views. A car is essential to explore the whole area and get the most out of your stay. Secure, garage parking is under the house. You can drop the golfers off then the rest of the family can experience everything from bungee-jumping to sailing! 20 k from George airport. 10 minutes from the Indian Ocean. 20 minutes from world class golf courses. 30 minutes from Knysna, shopping and activities. You are minutes away from booking the holiday of a lifetime! Or stay at the Lodge, and enjoy the outdoor life on the decking. A BBQ, a hot-tub and views to take your breath away. Perfect for winter or summer. There is a cosy log burning fire inside and a fully equipped kitchen.There is now WiFi available.

The House is Wi-Fi enabled.

More Details

Simon and Trish Reid
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017


Wilderness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Double Sink
    Balcony Bathroom - toilet , shower , Sink
    Twin Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , Hand Sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Hand Sink
  • The water used throughout the house is captured rainwater. The water is filtered three times and treated with UV to sterilise it. The baths and sinks stay remarkably clean, and the best benefit is that your hair and skin become super soft!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Ground Floor Bedroom - 1 double , En-suite
    Juliet Balcony Upstairs Bedroom - 1 double , En-suite
    Twin Upstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , En-suite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , En-suite
  • The master bedroom is on the first floor, of three stories. It has a double door onto the decking. There is a walk through dressing room into the large, well-appointed, and potentially romantic bathroom! The Juliet Bedroom is so called because of the balcony we have had built on, which you can walk onto to view the Ocean to the rear of the house. The twin bedroom is opposite the Juliet bedroom across a bridge which spans the open living area below. The two upstairs bathrooms enjoy a wooded view to the Ocean, which sometimes can be heard in the distance at night. Bedroom 4 is on the ground floor, underneath the house. It has two twin beds, a wardrobe and an en-suite shower and toilet.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a lovely shaded, large decked area, with dining table and chairs for 8, near to the built-in BBQ/chimney. It is serviced by a hatch to the kitchen. The jacuzzi is on a adjoined but lower decked area. The tub sits 6 adults. There are also 4 sun loungers and 4 plastic chairs and a hammock. Should you be at all concerned by security aspects of South Africa, the Garden Route has by far the lowest crime rate in the country and the house is alarmed, top to bottom. There is no land line, but mobile phone reception is excellent. We recommend buying a local phone/ SIM card. There is WiFi with limited download. There is no air conditioning but the main living area in the house is open plan, and cool because of the majestic high ceiling. The property is visited by the birds from the nearby sanctuary, and by buck, tortoises and mongeese. Although we are in 3 acres of woodland, it is wild, uncultivated bush, fynbos, particular to the area. Please contact us about children


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(4 traveler reviews)

Luxury log home with lake and mountain views, close to world-class golf courses
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

A week in Bakatad, wilderness

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a week with friends, stunning views in a quiet and very peaceful location. Thank you to Simon and Trish for all of the useful information. an ideal location for any avid golfers along with some excellent restaurants

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large impressive timber house perched on top of a dune overlooking a lake

  • 4 of 5

The property is a large log home with beautiful views from every aspect. It is open plan and the double height in the main living area lend the property to being spacious, open and light. The entirety of the property is made from wood which is calming and feels very natural. The views are incredible. It's only 5 minutes away from Wilderness and Sedgefield where you will find all amenities but you have total seclusion and privacy. The house is well equipped including DSTV player but no DSTV (bring your own card), but there is a DVD player. The hot tub is great and sufficiently hot. There is a large balcony with sunloungers and cushions perfect for sun bathing. The decking area is quite safe for kids (we have a 3 year old) although there are 2 corners where the balustrade is quite low (so just be cautious). The bedrooms and bathrooms are fine although a little dated. It must be noted that the master suite is on the living area level and upstairs there is a double room and a twin room. All ensuite. The 4th double room is on the ground floor next to the garage. The house does get hot as there is no aircon. However I would completely recommend it and it is the perfect hideaway for those looking to relax, unwind and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bakatad Lodge is the perfect holiday spot!

  • 5 of 5

The house is large and inviting and extremely well equipped. The views are spectacular and the nearby beaches and restaurants are world class.

My family and I had a wonderful holiday and we cannot thank Simon enough for going the extra mile to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We have stayed at a number of holiday villas over the years and I can honestly say that the hospitality we received was beyond compare.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Hols 2006-Garden Route/Vinyards/Cape Town

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I, with our family, spent 10 days, over and including Christmas Day, in this fantastic log home. It was one of the best Christmases we've had! There is so much to do in the area for all the family. The boys played golf most mornings which they thoroughly enjoyed because the courses (a different one each time) were brilliant.

We took the children to a nearby elephant conservation park - we were so excited because we were allowed to pet the baby elephants! One day trip we drove into the Little Karroo where there is another conservation park for wild animals of all sorts, it was fascinating and we learnt a lot.

The house was very clean and tidy. We couldn't get the hot tub to work properly but other than that the facilities were perfect. We contacted the owner about the hot tub but as it was Christmas nothing could be done, they were very apologetic. However, we spent most of the time at the various wonderful beaches nearby anyway.

There are loads of really good restaurants. The food is always fresh, well cooked, well presented and loads of it!

I would certainly recommend this holiday to anyone, except perhaps families with very small children - there are lots of stairs!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2006
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

What is your passion? Walking, golf, sailing, shopping, wine tasting, dining out, fishing, bird-watching, steam trains... you can do it all, all you will need is time! George, the area capital, has vast, modern shopping malls, beautiful fresh local produce to take home to cook, cinemas etc. Just out of the town are the world famous golf courses, including Fancourt. Knysna, the oyster capital of the region, offers a charming waterfront, olde worlde shopping and memorable dining experiences. It is the little Cape Town of the Garden Route. From here you can sail, fish or people watch on the seafront. If you have children, there are numerous Wildlife Animal Parks nearby, where you can experience close encounters, touching and feeding ostriches, elephants, even crocs, lion and cheetah cubs. There is really so much to do on the Garden Route, and not enough space here to describe them all. Instead suggest you search garden route in a search engine.

Other Activities: Scenic Flights, Bird Watching, Seasonal Whale Watching

Golf: The Garden Route, one of South Africa’s top attractions is a scenic coastal region along its southernmost coast. Renowned for its beaches, indigenous forests, nature reserves, lakes, mountain ranges, adventure opportunities, hiking trails, and world class golfing. It runs from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape all the way to Storms River in the Eastern Cape. Bakatad is situated fairly well right in the middle. This unique stretch of South Africa coastline benefits from a mild climate all year long, making it a golfer's paradise. It enjoys a Mediterranean Maritime climate, with moderately hot summers, and mild to chilly winters. It is one of the richest rainfall areas in South Africa. Most of the rains occurs in the winter months, brought on by the humid sea-winds from the Indian ocean. The Garden Route's temperate weather falls between two climatic regions of summer and winter rainfall so it rains mostly at night which keeps the area perennially green.

Fancourt Country Club Estate ,in George, is ranked in the Top 10 of all South Africa's Golf Courses. The Pinnacle Point Golf Course, perched on the cliff tops above Mossel Bay, was selected as one of the World's Top 10 Best New Courses for 2006. But with so many courses, 12 in the immediate area, all within easy driving distance of the house, you are spoiled for choice.


Rates & Availability

Wilderness House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $191.73

A 20% deposit secures your booking, and the remainder is payable 6 weeks before.
There is also a 20% refundable breakages deposit to be paid at the same time. The deposit will be refunded when the house has been checked over, and the property is found to be in a good, clean state, with no damages.
The deposit will only be refunded where there is a cancellation, when there has been a two week noti

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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