Amara Farm Eco-friendly Self-Catering Cottages

Amara offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in 3 eco-friendly wooden cottages; each has a generous undercover veranda overlooking the fresh water dam, with expansive views onto the rugged cliff-faces of The Crags and Tsitsikamma mountains beyond.

All are equipped with a fully set-up kitchen and a private Weber braai (kettle grill). Suitable for short holidays, as well as for longer stays; these cottages can be rented separately, as they offer individual privacy or all together, thereby creating the perfect small group get-away.

All cottages have large showers which run on fresh, chemical free mountain water.

The kitchens all have a 4-plate stove-top and oven, microwave, full-sized fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, pots, crockery and cutlery.

Towels, bed-linen, dishwashing liquid and body soaps are provided.

The Weber braai runs on charcoal - please provide your own charcoal and fire-lighters.

Farm-fresh breakfast baskets are available to pre-order (at least 48 hours in advance) Price: R250 for 2 people, plus R60 per child

What makes us eco-friendly?

  • The wood used to build the cottages is locally sourced (some even off the farm).
  • We harvest rain water at each cottage and recycle the grey water back into the gardens.
  • All water flowing out of the taps is channeled through a furrow system from the mountains; it is chemical free and enlivens the body.
  • All organic waste is recycled using the Bokashi composting system
  • We also encourage guests to recycle their non-organic waste with special recycling bins
  • We are slowly working towards moving off the energy grid
  • The whole farm is a work in progress of removing invasive alien vegetation and replacing it with indigenous plants; since this process began in 2014 we have seen remarkable increases in bird and wild-life diversity
  • All our gardens, from the veggie garden, to the fruit trees and ornamental beds all thrive on organic and permaculture inspired methods
  • We practice ethical bee-keeping and animal husbandry and strive for a continual balance working with Nature