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About The Funny Farm Shire

The Funny Farm Shire offers a peaceful country retreat, situated next to the wetlands of the Garden Route National Park, overlooking Langvlei Lake. This eight hectare farm offers comfortable accommodation in two cottages resonating The Lord of the Rings theme in the buildings and farm surroundings.

There are two cottages, The Homely Home and The Hobbits House. These professionally built cob houses are built with indigenous wooden window frames, doors and counters. Each house sleeps four people, is fully equipped for self-catering, and is enclosed with a fence and gate, making it ideal for families with children or pets.

The farm has a forest walk for the young ones where they can explore Gollum’s Den, or make a wish at Gandalf’s Wishing Well. Guest can explore the eight hectares of elevated, thick indigenous forest and beautiful views of the lakes below.

Covid Safety Approved: The houses are cleaned and sanatised before a guest arrives and again when they leave. The staff and managent team wear PPE when cleaning or doing maintenaince work. Social distancing is adhered to at all times.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Parking on Premises
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Dogs welcome.
Minimum two nights stay.

The Funny Farm Shire Rooms

Reviews for The Funny Farm Shire

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Leila Louw
02 January 2020

A very nice fenced stay for our doggie

Tyrone Marais
26 December 2018

The house was amazing! The fantasy walk was also awesome for kids.

Lisa Berrisford
22 January 2018

Loved our stay in the Hobbit House. Immaculately clean, quaint and had everything we needed. Lots of interesting little features including a mini stairway up to a cat flap. Have fallen in love with cob houses! Peaceful setting with lovely walk right from the house. Our girls (10 and 12) enjoyed every minute of it too. Perfect if you need a self-catering that takes dogs as it is secure and few neighbours to bother. Also suitable for two or three families who want to stay in the same area but have their own space. Would highly recommend.

Hanna Dinger
08 January 2018

We loved staying in this pretty cottage! Such a beautiful place, everything out of wood, decorated with so much care.. and then all you find around is peaceful nature with its relaxing sounds. Tessa and Russel were amazing hosts and super helpful, giving us advices on where to go/hike/ eat and swim..Wilderness, the area, is great for all kinds of nature-lovers. This place is the perfect getaway from town - no matter if in winter or summer. We very much hope we will have a chance to come back.

Debbie Sparks
24 September 2017

We had a lovely time at Funny Farm Shire. The owners were welcoming and friendly and we especially enjoyed ambling along the Lonely Mountain Trail for a picnic. The quaint cob house was pet friendly, so our dog had a wonderful time too!

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The Funny Farm Shire is 10km from the centre of Wilderness , the nearest airport 33.4km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling