There is a trail to a water hole with a bird hide and another to a forest lapa. There is even a little stone church which can be hired for weddings, it has rural charm and was used for an “Irish wedding” scene, featured in a TV ad for Cadbury’s chocolate. In addition at the bay are 2 braai areas with an ablution block. Here the Meulen river meets the bay, which has a pretty pebbled beach ideal for paddling, it also has a large area for playing ball games


The swimming and surfers paradise of Victoria Bay is 10 minutes away. Wilderness, 15 minutes away offers its blue Flag status beach, canoeing, Tandem jumps off Map of Africa, Friday Village Market and top restaurants. Game Parks are 20 minutes away where one can walk with Lions or ride an elephant and the area abounds with top golf courses such as Fancourt and Oubaai.

Bird of many colours 

The Experience

This “Back-to-Eden” has succeeded in retaining natural conditions and vegetation and making it accessible to wildlife enthusiasts. Greenies are offered self catering accommodation in comfortable, wooden 1 to 3 bedroom lodges. They are fully
equipped, bedding and towelling is supplied. Designed to be unobtrusive, the low-profile wooden homes have spectacular sunrises and sea views, ideal for whale watching. Southern Rights come close inshore to calve at Ballot’s Bay. Playful schools of dolphins feature regularly in this ocean circus.

Hiking trails lead you through indigenous forests raucous with bird song including the magnificent Knysna Lourie’s  or across grasslands with free roaming  Zebra, Buck, Ostrich, karakul and tortoise. 

Ballots Bay Holiday Homes
“Uniquely situated on cliffs surrounded by fynbos overlooking a tiny Bay and within George Private Nature Reserve, with free roaming animals”