Welcome to Our Special Part of the Galaxy …

On Planet Earth, there’s a precious little place of sanctuary that is something quite unique. Almost ‘otherworldly’, you might say … Which is why we like to call it: “Beyond the Moon.”

Come and share the serenity of this tranquil, 24-hectare piece of heaven nestling in the foothills of the neatly-brushed, lush green Outeniqua Mountains, just 15 minutes from the beaches of Wilderness.

Every once in a while, it’s time. Time to renew, rejuvenate, recover …  And what better haven for getting back in touch with yourself and your loved ones than at Beyond the Moon?

Because, even though you’ll be forgiven for feeling like you’re in the most remote corner of the universe while you’re lying back in a hammock with the sun’s rays warming your face …
listening to water music from the pristine waterfall … surrounded by indigenous forests alive with birdsong, you’re actually not far from the quaint, quiet and cosy village of Wilderness and gentle civilisation on South Africa’s famed Garden Route.
So whether you’re a birder, a keen hiker, a nature lover or just wanting to escape the brouhaha of stressful modern life, there’s a special kind of magic waiting for you … at Beyond the Moon.

Accommodation at Beyond the Moon

Beyond the Moon is home to six self-catering cottages, each one as individual and out of this world as can be. A maximum of 34 guests can be accommodated.

River Sanctuary

Like something out of a fairy tale, River Sanctuary is tucked away into a small forest clearing beside a crystal mountain stream. There are two bedrooms; the main with a double bed and a second bedroom with a bunk bed, suitable for children. There is another single bed in a lounge nook that doubles as a sunny reading spot. A lovely feature is the natural open shower next to the river and overlooking the forest, with only birds and the little vervet monkeys for company.

Kingfisher Cottage

Spacious, bright and airy, this romantic cottage is set in a forest clearing and has one bedroom with a double bed. There is a day bed and a double sleeper couch in the lounge, suitable for extra guests. The bathroom looks out over the verdant forest, and is also accessible from the verandah.

Froggy Lodge

One of the more spacious cottages, Froggy Lodge has two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and the other with a queen-sized bed and double-bunk bed, which is suitable for children. There is also a single bed in the gracious living room. A fully-equipped, self-catering kitchen completes the set up.

Loerie Cottage

With crisp, fresh décor, Loerie Cottage is spacious and inviting, looking out over the charming pond and surrounding forests. Loerie has four bedrooms: one with queen-sized bed, another with twin beds, the third is en-suite (shower and bath) with a queen size bed. The fourth bedroom has a double-bunk bed, suitable for children. The main bathroom has an open shower.

Kestrel Cottage

A cosy semi-detached, next door to Francolin Cottage, Kestrel also has lovely views of the surrounding indigenous forest and the welcoming Outeniqua Mountains. The main bedroom has a double bed, and the second bedroom has a double bunk, suitable for children.

Francolin Cottage

Quaint and charming, Francolin Cottage is a cosy semi-detached with sweeping views of the indigenous forest and the sentinel Outeniqua Mountains. The main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom as three single beds.

Beyond the Moon – The Forest Venue Perfect for Your Every Function

With sprawling lawns and beautiful, tranquil surrounds, Beyond the Moon is the ideal setting for virtually any event, large and proud, or small and intimate.

Our rustic indoor/outdoor function room comfortably accommodates 120 people seated at tables or 300 people in theatre-style seating. Bathroom facilities include four toilets and one urinal. A fully-licenced on-site bar is available. The expansive lawns provide the ideal setting for the erection of marquees and Bedouin tents, if required.

Beyond the Moon - The Forest Venue

Our rustic indoor/outdoor function room comfortably accommodates 120 people seated at tables or 300 people in theatre-style seating

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At Beyond the Moon, you’re spoilt for choice … with something for everyone.

Set in a clearing, surrounded by indigenous forest...

... and with a river running through it, Beyond the Moon is a paradise for families, nature lovers and bird watchers. The natural forests are alive with birdsong and Knysna Loeries/Turacos and fireflies abound. There’s loads of space to run, hike and ride …

The surrounding mountains and forests...

... are ideal for hikers of varying levels of fitness and experience. 

A 40–minute hike on one of our private hiking trails takes you to a beautiful waterfall in the mountains with crystal cool water, fresh from the ancient Outeniquas.

A working farm

Beyond the Moon shares its space with a working farm with sheep and miniature horses.

Little ones are welcome to bring their favourite treats like carrots and apples to feed them.

A host of outdoor activities

Beyond the Moon is situated in the center of all the Garden Route mountain bike routes and all the trail run routes, making it an ideal base for those wanting to experience these outdoor activities.

Wilderness offers a host of outdoor activities like paddling, paragliding, hiking and swimming.En route to Plett, there is a Wolf Sanctuary, Eagle Sanctuary, Snake Park and Water World.

At the Crags (just beyond Plett) there’s Birds of Eden, Monkeyland and Jukania (a Wild Cat Sanctuary). Numerous water activities are available locally – water skiing, sailing, canoeing, wind surfing, snorkelling, fishing and whale watching

Beyond the Moon – Our location

Set in a clearing, surrounded by indigenous forest and with a river running through it, Beyond the Moon is a paradise situated a few minutes away from the Wilderness, in the heart of the glorious Garden Route, South Africa

Do you love to travel?

Come and share the serenity of this tranquil, 24-hectare piece of heaven nestling in the foothills of the neatly-brushed, lush green Outeniqua Mountains, just 15 minutes from the beaches of Wilderness

 Nearby Towns & Attractions

Big Tree

The famous ‘Big Tree’ of Woodville – 2 km away

Hoekwil Village

Hoekwil Village with a small convenience store – 7 km away

Wilderness

Wilderness Village and Beaches: Friday night market at Milkwood Village – 12 km

Sedgefield

Sedgefield’s Wild Oats Market every Saturday morning 07:00 to 11:00 and daily Scarab Market – 35 km

George

George, hub of the Garden Route with its airport, Garden Route Mall, restaurants and shops – 30 km

Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn with its ostrich farms, Cango Caves and annual KKNK (Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees) art festival – 80 km

Knysna

Picturesque Knysna with its lagoon and famous Heads – 60 km

Mossel Bay

Historic Mossel Bay with its old city abutting modern beach developments and the most Mediterranean-type climate in South Africa – 70 km

Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay and its beautiful beaches – 80 km

Contact us

  • Address

    7 Passes Road, Hoekwil, Wilderness
    Western Cape, South Africa

  • Phone

    Mobile:      +27 (0)82 941 4672
    Land line:  +27 (0)44 850 1163

  • Email

     stay@beyondthemoon.co.za