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About Oakhurst Forge

Oakhurst is one of the original large properties of the Garden Route. Situated in the Wilderness district, near George. It lies on the undulating plateau between the indigenous forests of the Outeniqua Mountains and the steep forest gorges sloping down to the Wilderness "lake district".

The farm covers the area of 640 hectares, 200 hectares of which is forest and fynbos. Five years ago, Jake and Claire decided to restore the Old House on Oakhurst in which they live today. The Old house had lain derelict for decades. Today it had been preserved to its original state. Here they live with their two daughters. In the bottom of the garden is the beautiful stone building in the 1800's, it was very dated, dilapidated and tired. Two years ago, Jake decided to restore the Forge and turn it into a very unique, comfortable and beautiful farm cottage. Built out of rock and huge yellowwood beams, the cottage sleeps two adults and maximum of three children comfortably. It enjoys a quiet setting overlooking the most beautiful forests and fields grazed by herds of jersey dairy cows and Aberdeen Angus beef cattle.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Room Service

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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Reviews for Oakhurst Forge

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alison smith, South Africa
07 December 2014

We stayed at Oakhurst for three nights in December 2014. Clare and Jake were wonderful hosts - we were so impressed that a bowl of freshly laid eggs and a bottle of farm milk was delivered to our door shortly after we arrived. The cottage is quaint and comfortable. However, for us, the best was having coffee and rusks on the deck, with the early morning sun and the abundance of birds in the forest in front of us - very special. The setting is lovely; the cottages face the forest and there are walks through the forest to the dam and the waterfall. The farm is an enormous diary farm which...
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Kerry Welgemoed, South Africa
26 February 2013

What a lovely little cottage. The indoor/outdoor living is great in summer, but I wondered if it might be a little cold in winter. Claire was very welcoming and we would definitely consider returning for a slightly longer stay. There were one or two small details overlooked - for example there was no soap in the bathroom, but nothing that would prevent me recommending this idyllic spot.

Andrea Roux, South Africa
26 February 2013

Absolute stunning cottage in the woods. We will definitely visit again.

Jon von der Heyden, South Africa
21 February 2012

Thanks Claire and Jake, for a truly wonderful getaway! We absolutely adore the Forge and the surrounds. Thanks for your hospitality.

Anonymous, South Africa
14 March 2011

This is the place to go to get away from it all. Quiet and peaceful! Absolutely stunning cottage.

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Oakhurst Forge is 4km from the centre of Wilderness , the nearest airport 26.8km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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