Fig Tree Cottage
Summary of facilities
Two bedrooms - one with twin beds, one room with double bed (Cottage sleeps 4).
Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and toilet
Flat screen TV with DSTV (satellite)
Dining table with 4-6 chairs
Fully equipped kitchen with dish washer, microwave, hob and oven
Outside hot shower
Patio with large umbrella, chairs and table
Braai (barbeque) facilites
Fig Tree is named for the magnificent old fig trees (ficus burkeii) facing the cottage.
These provide not only our guests' garden shade, but also much bird activity. We sometimes see a spotted eagle owl in these trees, as well as kynsna louries, Cape white eyes and green pigeons, all attracted by the ripening figs in summer. In September the flowering orange clivias in the garden beyond are a feast for your eyes. A few years ago even a pair of rare tree hyraxes (tree dassies) was spotted from the Fig Tree verandah.
In keeping with this special garden corner we decorated this cottage in the reds, golds and greens of a ‘birds-bugs-and-botanicals’ theme.
Fig Tree Cottage now has its own shady little reading or sundowner spot: a 'fairy dell' where a fire can be lit and a Weber braai enjoyed on a balmy evening.