Islandwood is a self-catering unit for four situated on The Island in Sedgefield which is midway between George and Knysna, on the Garden Route of South Africa. The unit forms the ground floor of the rustic, wooden main house which nestles amongst trees and a charming garden. The bird life is in abundance and bird calls and wind chimes produce the background music with the occasional rustle of a tortoise in the undergrowth. Even the call of the enigmatic Fish Eagle can be heard on most days.
The Island is a registered Cape Nature Conservancy with land set aside as an enviro-garden to provide a safe haven for birds, tortoises and other small creatures. The placid lagoon is only five minutes' walk away where one can fish, swim and canoe.
Self Catering Accommodation
The unit comprises a main bedroom with queen bed and en-suite bathroom (shower only) with a separate entrance to a large living area which has a corner nook with two bunk beds. There is a fully equipped kitchen. Also included are DSTV, washing machine, fan and hair dryer but please bring your own beach towels. A cot can be made available on request. The unit is "no smoking".
The lounge opens up on to a lovely covered stoop with a large table, six chairs and a Weber braai. With the garden and the sounds of nature all around, this is a wonderful place to relax alone or with family and friends. The garden is fully fenced and dog-friendly.
For a stay of a week or longer, clean linen and towels will be provided after five days.
The unit also has a small library where you are welcome to take a book in exchange for another. Brochures are also provided.
Attractions and Activities
Well, this is the Garden Route after all and so scenery is a given with mountains, lakes, rivers, coast and beaches. With its central position, Sedgefield forms a perfect base as the coast stretching from Mossel Bay in the west to Plettenberg Bay in the east, within easy driving distance, thanks to the N2 national road. Even Oudtshoorn, with its ostrich farms and renowned Cango Caves is a day drive away.