Reclining in a bubble of wood, the tranquility and other-worldliness of the space will soothe, inspire and rejuvenate.


The luxury chalets rest on the edge of the indigenous Xholora forest in the Amatola Mountains, just a stream’s hop from the enchanted home of many rare species of plants, butterflies and birds, including the rare Cape Parrot. From nature-loving adventurous types, to those on business, The Shire promises to soothe, inspire and rejuvenate

Each elegant open-plan chalet contains a stylish en-suite bathroom and fully equipped kitchenette, as well as its own braai /barbeque facilities. Through the striking curved-glass corner window, you can feel a part of the forest. For the more daring kinds, our two river-side chalets have their own open bush showers where you can soak and steam among the trees. Keep a look out for the rare samango monkeys curiously watching from the treetops.

There are a number of restaurants close by where one can dine in the evenings if too relaxed to cook. Or if you fancy a hot dinner, we will cook you an organic meal, with all available home-grown ingredients.

The perfect getaway for the nature-loving and adventurous types, and the quietude and proximity to town makes it equally ideal for those here on business.