Stutterheim Accommodation at The Shire Eco Lodge Self Catering in Eastern Cape
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  • Property TypeResort
  • Guests8
  • Rooms/Units4
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

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  • Listed on since December 2011

The Shire Eco Lodge is a B&B with self catering option, providing accommodation in Stutterheim for tourists visiting the Amatola region.

About The Shire Eco Lodge

As refreshing as it is unique; an extraordinary and truly unique space, captivating with its innovative design and magnificent forest setting.


The chalets rest on the edge of the indigenous Xholora forest in the Amatola Mountains, just a streamís 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. We offer either self-catering or B&B accommodation.

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.


If you fancy a hot dinner, we will cook you an organic meal, with all available home-grown ingredients. There are also a number of restaurants close by should you wish to dine out.

Activities and Attractions

If your curiosity entices you beyond the bounds of The Shire, the area offers a variety of leisurely pursuits:

Explore the Forest:
Beautiful hikes to waterfalls, ancient Lemonwood forests and spectacular Anderson Dam; horseback trails; superb bird watching; or visit the wild bulb nursery.

A Spot of Sport:
Aquascape Adventures offering a vairety of water sports and leisure cruises on Wriggleswade dam; canoe hire on Gubu dam; excellent trout and bass fishing; archery; rock-climbing and bouldering; abseiling; mountain bike hire; Motorbike tours; golf; tennis; squash

Cultural Enrichment:
Visit local artists and galleries; pottery workshops; the remarkable Stationary Engine Museum; trips to Old Thomas River Historical Village, with a rock art museum and tours, or Mqwali Xhosa Cultural Village.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Parking (off street)

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.


Each chalet has queen-size or two three-quarter beds and each room also contains two loft-type beds which are suitable for kids.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewgood

Unusual and cleverly designed wooden cabin looking onto indigenous forest. Plentiful sunbirds providing wonderful photographic opportunities.

October 2018

sandra nicholls (Grahamstown)

Verified reviewexcellent

It is truly magical place. We enjoyed our stay.

June 2013

Rosalind Pendrigh (East London)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)East London Airport - 90km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since December 2011

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