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About Sandile's Rest

Sandile’s Rest is a one hundred-hectare mountain retreat with its own trout farm, timber plantations, indigenous forests, streams, wetlands, and wildlife. Once arrived, the sights, sounds, and smells will make you feel a world away.

There are two trout dams on the premise, plus you have at your disposal the 108ha Gubu and 9ha Maden dams for fly fishing. Local wildlife is abundant but you’ll need to be quiet to spot the animals. Summer is great for long, lazy days with a bit of fishing but the cooler months are the real-time for trout and cuddling up in front of a cheery fire, sipping sherry while watching the mist roll in. Our Canadian style log cabins put the “R” in romantic.

Scenic walks through the plantations and indigenous forests will lead you between stinkwood, ironwood, and yellowwood trees, plus at least 80 other tree species, some of which are labelled so that you can look and learn. There are streamside trails too where the tinkling water is the music and the pretty plants set amongst the rocks, the show. Or one can just chill at a wetland, soaking up the serenity and waiting to see what will come and go. There are more than 100 bird species to watch out for, including the very special (and now very rare) Cape parrot.

Take a picnic, take a stroll or a quick trail run; you choose the pace. For the more adventurous we have horses and mountain bikes. For the fisherman, there are the two farm dams, one with bass and rainbow trout, the other with rainbows only, and once you've had some fishing practice you can try the nearby Gubu and Maden dams for a change of equally breathtaking scenery. If the kids get restless, there's still always the beach or the movies, 95 km away.

Wedding Venues: Sandile's Rest has an unique wedding venue for the nature lovers. Set in an indigenous forest over looking a stream, it is an open air wedding chapel. See photos in gallary. Please contact us for more information. .

Family friendly: Sandile's Rest has activities for the hole family. Hiking, mountain biking, trout or bass fishing, bird washing or just relaxing next to the braai

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • No TGCSA Grading
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

A 50% deposit is required to secure a booking within 10 days of booking.

The 50% balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Check in - 14:00

Check out - 11:00

Sandile's Rest Rooms

Sandile's Rest Map

Sandile's Rest is 21.3km from the centre of Stutterheim , the nearest airport 72.3km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Stutterheim

Kologha Forest Yellow Day Walk

(18 km from Stutterheim)

The 7 km Yellow Day Walk is a circular route that follows a section of the Red Day Walk through the Kologha Forest Reserve. It starts and ends at the Kologa Picnic Site. Braai facilities, picnic tables and ablutions are provided, making it an ideal...

Andersons Dam Trail

(18.4 km from Stutterheim)

This easy 8 km route follows the road to Andersons Dam from the Kologa Picnic Site. Pack a picnic and plan to have lunch at the dam before returning to the starting point. The Kologa Picnic Site offers braai facilities, picnic tables and...

Kologha Forest Blue Day Walk

(19 km from Stutterheim)

The Kologha Forest Blue Day Walk starts and ends at the Kologa Picnic Site. Although this is a very short and easy route through indigenous forest, it is extremely rewarding, passing three waterfalls along the trail. Kologa Picnic Site provides...

Kologha Forest Red Day Walk

(16.6 km from Stutterheim)

Meander beneath a canopy of majestic yellowwood and white stinkwood trees to visit three waterfalls. The circular Red Day Walk passes through indigenous forest and montane grassland, offering numerous bird watching opportunities for keen birders....