Like something out of a fairytale, River Sanctuary is tucked away
into a small forest clearing beside a crystal mountain stream
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 bedroom with a double bed and a second bedroom with a bunk bed, suitable for children. There is a single bed in a lounge nook that doubles as a sunny reading spot.
There’s a well-equipped, open-plan kitchen, a cosy lounge with tub armchairs and crackling fireplace and a dining area. The retro black-and-white bathroom is complete with vintage claw-foot bath. The open-air shower next to the river is a delight for honeymooners and nature lovers alike! It is completely private – only the vervet monkeys will be able to see you.
A charming, intimate undercover seating area with outdoor braai looks out into the secluded lush forest where the sounds of the dancing stream and birdsong fill the air. Another seating area is set on the rolling lawns.
- In season (November – April): ZAR 1 500
- Out of season (May – October): ZAR 950
At Beyond the Moon, you’re spoilt for choice … with something for everyone.
Wilderness offers a host of outdoor activities like paddling, paragliding, hiking and swimming.
En route to Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, there is a Wolf Sanctuary, Eagle Sanctuary, Snake Park and Water World.
At the Crags (just beyond Plett) there’s Birds of Eden, Monkeyland, Tenikwa and Jukania (a Wild Cat Sanctuary). In Harkeville you will find the Knysna Elephant Park, the Wolf Sanctuary and Radical Raptors, a rehab for injured and distressed raptors.
Wilderness beaches are less than 10 km away
Numerous water activities are available locally – water skiing, sailing, canoeing, wind surfing, snorkelling, fishing and whale watching