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Kaaimans River Villa -epic view, kayaks, waterfall

Entire cottage hosted by Gustav
4 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bath
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Kaaimans River Villa is a perfectly positioned Self-Catering Cottage situated on the famous Kaaimans River nearby Wilderness.
This epic, rustic-like holiday house offers a unique and memorable getaway experience. Kayaks, SUP, and row boat included! Majestic Kaaimans waterfall a gentle 15min paddle from the house. It is the ideal location for people who enjoy nature and the outdoors, and for those seeking to have an authentic Garden Route experience.

The space
The Kaaimans River (located between George and Wilderness), is one of the gems of South Africa's garden route. The Kaaimans River Villa is situated midway up the mountain (adjacent to the N2 highway), right opposite the secluded beach. It is neighbors with the Kaaimans Deckhouse (another self-catering house on the same land). Though managed by the same owner, the two houses are completely separate from one another, and each has their own private entrances, boats, and facilities. (The house is only accessible via easy river crossing).

The accommodation is basic, also referred to as ‘rustic’ but clean and comfortable. The outside area is spacious and breathtakingly scenic and includes a deck, hammock, lounge, and bar area. The interior is one spacious room that can sleep up to 4 people. 1 double bed, and 2 single beds. This is ideal for couples or a small family. Also very suitable for 4 adults that don't mind a shared sleeping area.

The house runs on self-supplied solar & generator energy -enough for adequate electricity & hot water. Our deck offers an incredible view of the river and surrounding mountains. The house and its' facilities are designed for a self-catered and comfortable stay, without compromising the sensations of being surrounded by nature. Ideal for outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts.

Guest access
Guests have access to the entire space.
They also have access to the Kaaimans river villa boats & kayaks.

Other things to note
NOTE: Guests need to provide their own firewood for braai/ bbq. Firewood can be purchased from the caretaker at the house (if you don't feel like traveling with it). Guests also need to provide their own beach towels. The house has bedding and linen (but feel free to bring an extra sleeping bag in case it gets cold -especially during winter months (April-Sept).

Like most outdoor nature accommodations -Kaaimans can sometimes be weather dependent. The Garden route has unpredictable weather. (especially during the wet season). If rain/ cloudy weather does not bother you, great stuff! -Get cozy by the indoor fire or Grab a kayak and go explore upriver! -The waterfall comes down even better after some good rain! :) If nature, outdoors, weather, and occasional "roughing it" is not your thing, then Kaaimans may not be the place for you.
Also for those unfamiliar with Kaaimans and the Garden route area: the N2 highway does cut through the Kaaimans river valley (since 1950). It is on the mountain opposite to us. The highway is visible and traffic can sometimes be heard from the house. It doesn't bother most people (some people don't even notice it), but it is worth mentioning.
Kaaimans River Villa is a perfectly positioned Self-Catering Cottage situated on the famous Kaaimans River nearby Wilderness.
This epic, rustic-like holiday house offers a unique and memorable getaway experience. Kayaks, SUP, and row boat included! Majestic Kaaimans waterfall a gentle 15min paddle from the house. It is the ideal location for people who enjoy nature and the outdoors, and for those seeking to hav…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 2 single beds

Amenities

Dedicated workspace
Essentials
Cot
Kitchen
Building staff
Fire extinguisher
Free street parking
Private entrance
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa

Many people refer to Kaaimans River as their favourite place in the world. There are 5 other houses on the river (most of them unoccupied). You can take a row-boat and explore upriver (visit the majestic Kaaimans waterfall -10min gentle paddle from house). Various adventure activities are all literally on your doorstop including but not limited to; Kayaking, Standup paddle boarding, excellent fishing, river kloofing, surfing (Victoria bay right next door), and some incredible nearby hikes. The famous Kaaimans restaurant has also just opened up, and is only a 10 minute paddle up the river!
Many people refer to Kaaimans River as their favourite place in the world. There are 5 other houses on the river (most of them unoccupied). You can take a row-boat and explore upriver (visit the majestic Kaaima…

Hosted by Gustav

Joined in June 2017
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Travel expert, adventurer, social, always keen to learn and experience new things. Share the stoke of life !
Co-hosts
  • Dirk
  • Knowledge
During your stay
Our friendly caretakers, Francis and Knowledge, live on the premises in separate housing. They are able to assist you if you need help. (Francis manages the solar/ generator systems).
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm