Muddy Paws is a hobby herb and lavender farm situated in Crestholme, just outside the village of Waterfall; on the outskirts of the Valley...
Muddy Paws is a hobby herb and lavender farm situated in Crestholme, just outside the village of Waterfall; on the outskirts of the Valley of Thousand Hills. The little farm comprises just under four acres with a herb nursery and herb garden on site.
There is a craft studio and tiny informal shop stocked with a limited amount of previously loved books, bric a brac, and handcraft for guests to browse.
There are two cottages available for self-catering accommodation which include Lavender Cottage which sleeps four to six people and Owl Cottage which sleeps four guests.
Guest can enjoy the peaceful surroundings, stroll through the lavender fields, pick their own lavender and generally just relax. For birdwatchers the Blue Kingfisher, Gymnogenes, African Hoopoes, spotted Eagle Owls and Wood Owls are a common occurrence, with a Blue Crane making an occasional appearance.
There are farm animals on site such as Daisy the Jersey Cow, Eeyore the Donkey and Hansie the goat. Two geese, a multitude of rabbits and chickens, two Great Danes, a Labrador and a hearth rug called Coco, make up the rest of the quota.
We are situated about 5 km from Waterfall, close to Inanda Dam for fishermen, 40 minutes outside of Durban, on the Thousand Hills route doorstep and an hour away from the Midlands Meander. Horse riding can be arranged, and there are quad biking trails on Butler’s Farm just down the road; bring your own bikes. There are also many fine restaurants close by, the closest being just across the road from us at Africa Whispers Country Café. There is also a little cheese shop and pantry just around the corner called Villa Roux. Muddy Paws Farm is the perfect place to use as a base for further sightseeing whilst still providing that country feel.