Ballots Tree House, Ballots Bay, George

Self-Catering Holiday Accommodation in George, Garden Route
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children in 3 rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Pets are strictly not allowed

Naturally shaded amongst beautiful Milkwood Trees on the Ballots Bay hillside, you will discover a nature lover’s haven. A perfectly secluded, modern-day, fairy-tale tree house. This unique wooden cabin is located near the foot of Ballots Bay overlooking the sheltered pebble beach and Meul River. This self-catering gem comfortably accommodates up to 4 adults and 2 children, you couldn’t imagine a more natural and tranquil environment. Ballots Bay is located in a private nature reserve abundant with a variety of wildlife, birds and fynbos.

As you drive along the winding road leading you to Ballots Bay, you will soon realise that you are in for a truly special getaway. The drive itself is surrounded by lush vegetation and you will want to stop at the bridge and take in the river and waterfall on either side. As you pass through the gates and continue straight down to the bay, the Tree house is at the end of the road on the right accessed via steep wooden stairs. You might be slightly out of breath when you reach the top but you will instantly fall in love with this piece of heaven. The spacious, secluded deck overlooks the rugged beach and river. This is the perfect place to enjoy sun downers, relax or braai.

Inside you will find a charmingly furnished open-plan living area with a lounge, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. Downstairs are 3 cosy bedrooms, a main bedroom with a double bed, en-suite toilet and a luxurious free standing bath perfect for honeymooners! The second bedroom has a double-bed and the third small bedroom, perfectly suited to 2 children, has a 2 bunk beds.

If you can possibly tear yourself away from this tranquil haven, Ballots Bay is conveniently close to Victoria Bay – great surfing spot (10 minute drive), George – perfect for shopping and exploring  (15 minutes) or you could even head further and explore Sedgefield and Knysna which is only a 30 – 40 minute drive.

This is definitely a bucket-list destination for nature lovers, honeymooners and families alike.


Amenity Overview

  • Double Story log home
  • View of Beach and Meul River
  • Quick stroll to the beach
  • 3 bedrooms, accommodates 4 adults and 2 children
  • Secure Free Parking next to home
  • Bath Towels and Linen supplied
  • Hand soap and toilet paper supplied

Kitchen (open plan layout – first floor)

  • Fully Equipped
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Double-door Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven and Hob
  • Kettle
  • Toaster

Living Area (open plan layout – Upper Level)

  • 6 Seater Dining Table
  • Lounge with ample seating
  • Flatscreen Smart Television (NO DSTV/Satellite Television)
  • DVD Player

Bedrooms and Bathrooms (Lower Level)

  • Main Bedroom with Double Bed, corner bath and ensuite toilet and basin
  • Second Bedroom with Double Bed
  • Third Bedroom with single bunk beds (2 beds) suitable for children
  • One bathroom shower, toilet and basin (upper level)
  • One bathroom with toilet and basin


  • Large sea-facing wooden Deck
  • 2 Sun loungers
  • Bench Table
  • Weber Braai
  • Communal Barbeque area with ample seating next to the beach
Seasonal Rates 2017/2018

LOW SEASON: 01 May 2017 – 28 September 2017
R1850.00 per night for 2 guests
R250.00 per night for each additional guest (3 years and up)

HIGH SEASON: 29 September 2017 – 9 December 2017
R2150.00 per night for 2 guests
R250.00 per night for each additional guest (3 years and up)

PEAK SEASON: 9 December 2017 – 14 January 2018
R4350.00 per night for up to 8 guests

HIGH SEASON: 14 January 2018 – 5 May 2018
R2150.00 per night for 2 guests
R250.00 per night for each additional guest (3 years and up)

LOW SEASON: 05 May 2018 – 30 September 2018
R1850.00 per night for 2 guests
R250.00 per night for each additional guest (3 years and up)

HIGH SEASON: 30 September 2018 – 13 December 2018
R2150.00 per night for 2 guests
R250.00 per night for each additional guest (3 years and up)

There is an additional once-off pre-arrival clean fee of R550.00. This fee covers the outsourced cleaning crew that ensures the home is perfectly clean and ready for your arrival.

The Minimum Stay is 2 nights. Minimum stays are longer over peak times, long weekends and school holidays. Please enquire for more information.


Trinette Terblanche (August 2017, Google Maps)
If you had to ask me to describe my experience in one word what my stay and overall experience at The Treehouse was like? It that word would definitely be WOW!! I was and still is in AWE about my stay there. The house offers everything a 5 star vacation home has to offer and so much more! It met all of my needs in so many ways, I still can’t stop talking about how beautiful the house is , not to even mention the “picture perfect” surroundings. The mountain, the spectacular little pebble beach, the view, the silence, the birds – aaah, I can go on and on!! The photos really doesn’t do the place justice- it is so much prettier in real life! One cannot help to feel closer to God in this breathtakingly beautiful piece of heaven, you can see His Greatness and feel his Hand move there and touch you. I would not change one thing , as it offers so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, being there made so many dreams come true in ways I never expected… I will be seeing you soon again!!

Helene-Mari Bruyn
(September 2017, Google Maps)
The most relaxing & private stay in years. Loved the warm feeling of the house. Everything was very neat and clean & loved the views.

Lisa-Marie Swanepoel (September 2017, Google Maps)
What a magnificent piece of South Africa! The house is private and very well equipped and nobody bothers you there. It is clean and comfortable and quite high up the mountain. We went fishing and hiking on the rocks up the right cliff and also went hiking up the river to the small waterfalls. Very relaxing and still close enough to town if you need anything! A wonderful way to start a honeymoon!


About Ballots Bay, George

Ballots Bay is one of the Garden Route’s best kept secrets tucked away in a Nature Reserve between George and Wilderness. This beautiful nature reserve is abundant with wildlife! If you take a leisurely drive around the Ballot’s Heights you are likely to spot Bush buck, Zebra, Grysbok, Bontebok and the easiest to find are Ostrich that roam the open plains at the top. If you explore further, you might be lucky to find the more elusive creatures such as Lynx, Porcupine, Bush Pig and Snakes. Ballots Bay is also home to approximately 130 species of birds, including the magnificent Knysna Loerie and is densely covered by a huge variety of fynbos.

Ballots Bay is truly a journey of discovery with plenty of walks/hikes. This includes a beautiful forest walk where you can stop for a picnic or braai surrounded by trees. You can also cool off in the secluded rock pools accessed via steep cliffs. Down at the Bay, there is a small pebble beach which is perfectly sheltered by steep cliffs on either side. This beach is well-loved by Fishermen, Beach Lovers and Nature Enthusiasts! Here you can make use of the stone communal braai area – the perfect place to prepare and cook your catch of the day!

From R1850 per night (2 guests)

Accepts online payments and EFT

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