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Akasha Mountain Retreat

Entire villa hosted by Chris
8 guests4 bedrooms5 beds3 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the villa to yourself.
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This host committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
House rules
This host doesn’t allow smoking.
Set in the most serene mountainside setting, with a remarkable 270˚ wilderness panorama of pristine fynbos, kloofs & krantzes across a three-mile stretch of water. 12km from N2, 3 hours' drive from Cape Town, 90 minutes from George. Host contactable 24/7, grocery & laundry service, meals on request.

The space
Secluded and serene, with spectacular views of mountain wilderness. Creative Cape-Maroq architecture with attention to detail & fine finishes. Sleeps 8 adults & two kids. Only one group hosted at a time, so you have the entire villa to yourself. Self-catering by default, meals by prior arrangement.

Guest access
Guided activities - 120ha of mountain fynbos & indigenous forest kloof, rich in birds & wildlife. Free ranging horses. Marimba & percussion instruments.

Other things to note
Fully equipped for self-catering, though meals are available by prior arrangement. Al fresco dining in large shaded courtyard. Fireplaces in both buildings with firewood, charcoal & candles provided. Weber type BBQ, Solar electricity for lights & charging gadgets, not suitable for hi-Watt appliances such as blowdriers. LPG gas geysers, fridge, hob & oven plus Dover wood-burning stove.
Set in the most serene mountainside setting, with a remarkable 270˚ wilderness panorama of pristine fynbos, kloofs & krantzes across a three-mile stretch of water. 12km from N2, 3 hours' drive from Cape Town, 90 minutes from George. Host contactable 24/7, grocery & laundry service, meals on request.

The space
Secluded and serene, with spectacular views of mountain wilderness. Creative Cape-M…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

Amenities

Wifi
Cot
Kitchen
Travel cot
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Smoke alarm
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
4.97(34 reviews)
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Heidelberg, Western Cape, South Africa

We live in the Cape Floral kingdom's 2nd most important biodiversity hotspot, in a naturally pristine, sparsely populated and crime-free environment. Our guests rate Thai massage, birdwatching, hiking, guitar music, stargazing and horse encounters among their favourite experiences. Within a 50km radius: Witsand (kite surfing), Grootvadersbosch, Suurbraak, Barrydale, Warmwaterberg, Riversdal, Gysmanshoek pass & old wagon trail.
We live in the Cape Floral kingdom's 2nd most important biodiversity hotspot, in a naturally pristine, sparsely populated and crime-free environment. Our guests rate Thai massage, birdwatching, hiking, guitar…

Hosted by Chris

Joined in October 2014
  • 34 Reviews
Elana, our two young daughters & I live 500m from the secluded villa, on our 120ha nature farm. The staff is a Malawian couple & no-one else lives for miles around. Only one group is hosted at a time - we keep our distance to afford guests complete peace & privacy, but are on call 24/7 to take care of all your needs. Guided hikes & drives in the surrounding area are among several options. We love making music and living in the moment, close to nature, off the grid. We strive to be self-sustaining and to leave the world a better place. Our favourite destination is Morocco, where we found many of the windows, doors, grilles & decor used in our buildings. The last 12 km to our farm is dirt road, the last 3km is rough mountain road - accessible by sedan with at least average road clearance and good tyre tread. For less experienced drivers an SUV or bakkie (farm pick-up) is recommended. My motto: "First, peace of mind." Elana's motto: "Disconnect to reconnect"
Elana, our two young daughters & I live 500m from the secluded villa, on our 120ha nature farm. The staff is a Malawian couple & no-one else lives for miles around. Only one group…
During your stay
We welcome guests in person, help them to settle in & show them around. Visitors decide how often they see us, we keep to ourselves but are on call 24/7 to attend to all needs.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 14:00 - 21:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Learn more
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May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Cancellation policy

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