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