Swimming in the Salt River
Swimming in the Salt River. Great way to cool off after half the hike on our property...
About African Crags Eco Lodge
African Crags Eco-Lodge offers modern comfort and excellent facilities in an authentic environment of immense natural beauty and ancient history. The main house offers 4 bedrooms (incl. 1 mezzanine-style ‘up in the air area’), 2 bathrooms and an extra guest toilet. Sleeping a maximum of 10 people in total (4 adults and 6 children). The space can conveniently be divided into 2 separate units. The communal indoor-outside 'stoep' provides an intimate place to sit, read or play games. A separate cottage, with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, sleeps another 4 people (extra baby-cot is optional), and has a small lounge with a kitchenette (2 gas-stove outside) and a covered outdoor 'stoep'.
There's a gas-braai available in the communal stoep area as well as a pizza oven. In Plettenberg Bay there are several supermarkets (PnP, Checkers, Woolworth and Spar) to stock-up. You'll find the Nature's Way Farm-stall (fresh milk & eggs, great cheeses, bread, pies etc.) about 10 mins. away on the road to Nature's Valley.
Rainwater is harvested from a dam and held in storage tanks for household use, while cooking is done using natural gas. At the main house, a veranda overlooking the nature reserve and a semi-outdoor lounge area provide intimate relaxation space. A pizza oven in the semi-outdoor lounge area is perfect for making the most amazing fresh pizzas, which you can top with herbs from the vegetable garden! Depending on the season, breakfast (self-catering only) can be taken on the veranda overlooking mountains, canyons and the ocean in the distance, or at Peppermill restaurant, a mere 4-minute drive away. Local chickens lay our eggs and there is a wide variety of birdlife to watch as well.
While WiFi is present if needed, it is definitely not the main attraction or purpose for visiting African Crags Eco-Lodge. Along with the large garden, there are plenty of interesting places for children to play. Your kids will love the ‘Kids-Hike Quiz’, which covers topics such as climate, environment and nature. At African Crags you will find a peaceful space in which to read, play games, swim and lounge at the natural dam, or just contemplate how beautiful our planet still is. The property and surrounding areas have revealed Stone Age tools (on display) that date back to between 150,000 – 200,000 years ago. Theory has it that this is the place where our ancient ancestors made the last jump into becoming modern Homo Sapiens. If you look at the surroundings, you can see how nature provided the perfect ingredients for this remarkable event in our history.