From R750 - R 2600 nightly per unit.
Budget Getaways Review
You will find this haven of creative calm tucked among indigenous forest high above Whiskey Creek gorge, in a pictureque area known as the Crags.
No two ways about it, Moon Shine will knock your socks off. Created from scratch and managed by your friendly hosts Albert and Sue Brohm, the five handcrafted timber cottages are the product of an inspiring labour of love.
Perched on stilts under dappled light, the aptly named Firefly and Bushpig sleep two, Tree Frog sleeps four to six, and the ever popular Vervet and its funky shower tower, sleeps six.
Recently added to the clan is the gorgeous Fly Me to The Moon. This romantic gem is tailored entirely for romantic couples. Secluded and high in forest canopy, you have to experience it firsthand to believe it.
All five cottages embody the same minute attention to personal detail, comfort and privacy. Pitched timber ceilings, elevated decks, braai areas on terra firma, mini Queen Anne fireplaces in Firefly, Bushpig and Fly Me to The Moon, open fireplaces in Tree Frog and Vervet (lovingly chopped wood provided), comfortable mattresses and duvets, welcoming sweet chilli sauce, candles and flowers, handpainted fabrics and beautiful Tsitsikamma views through a gap in the forest...
But it doesn't stop there... Can't bear to miss the next Currie Cup final? Bushpig and Vervet come decked with select channel DSTV.
Coming down to earth a little, Butterfly is a cosy garden cottage with its own piece de resistance: an arty mosaic and glass shower. Butterfly sleeps five and is suited to families, sufferers of vertigo and weak knees. The cottage also has DSTV and free WiFi.
Keeping busy at Moon Shine is easy. Plett, Nature's Valley, the Keurbooms River are all a short drive away. The Crags has also become a destination in its own right, with several wildlife centres and a number of wineries that produce a fine bubbly.
On the property itself, there's a forest walk, kiddies playground and communal swimming pool. All guests also have access to free WiFi at the Internet & Info Lounge.
“This is our best accommodation in South Africa,” crows one happy Moon Shine on Whiskey Creek guest. We won't argue the point.
"We loved our stay at Moonshine on Whiskey Creek, the setting in the forest was an amazing escape and was a boost for our souls. The facilities in Bushpig was top notch, it had everything we needed. Albert and Sue were super helpful and super friendly. We were even lucky enough to see fireflies. Can't wait to go back."
(Susan Turner, visited January 2015)
"We had a lovely time. The unit was spacious and clean, with quirky details clearly designed by a creative mind. Even if there are people in the unit next door, you would not know it. You have complete privacy. There are a lot of things to do close by, should you wish to leave the cabin."
(Engela Bleeker, visited December 2014)
"Dit is al die tweede keer dat ons daar bly en elke keer was fantasies. Heerlik privaat met die mooiste stort."
(elizan de kock, visited September 2014)
"Awesome, amazing, tranquil and clean. An absolute gem! Whatever was advertised on the website was reflected in what we received, no false advertising, no edited images to create a false scenery. It was picture perfect! 10/10! Would definitely be back!"
(Sanet Robertson, visited September 2014)
"We spent two nights in Firefly and the cabin had all the basic necessities for a self catering stay. Breakfasts were enjoyed on the small deck overlooking the forest below and the wood burner was put to good use during the chilly July evenings. A walk down to the waterfall through the forest is an absolute must. Hosts were very helpful and gave good restaurant recommendations (there is a braai at the cabin for those that desire). Plettenberg Bay is a short 10-minute drive away is you want to make the most of some of the beautiful beaches and shoreline along the Garden Route."
(Matt Newman, visited July 2014)
"I had a fantastic time at Moon Shine on Whisky Creek. the setting was tranquil and a perfect getaway to escape the hustle of city life."
(Dylan Ohlson, visited June 2014)
"My wife and I stayed there in 2013 and even though it rained for most of the time, the cottages were fantastic. There was plenty of wood to keep the little fireplace going and that in turn kept the cottage lovely and warm. When it wasnt raining, the doors were open onto the porch and the views were great. The cottages are far enough apart so as not to encroach on one another and you could be in the middle of the forest by yourself. I would highly recommend anyone staying here and will definitely come back when I've got the time."
(Allan Theron, visited August 2013)
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