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Self Catering Accommodation


Nestled behind the dunes along the magnificent Wilderness coastline, Thatch Manor on 5th provides affordable self-catering  accommodation to both leisure and business travellers. Hosted by Penny and Clive Tyson, this charming, coastal thatched house has two individual suites ideal for that romantic getaway or a longer well-deserved break. Each suite has its own specific home away from home style with secure off-street parking. Thatch Manor on 5th,  conveniently situated just off the N2, is a short walk to the beach with trendy restaurants and shops just a brief drive away.

Wilderness is a small holiday town east of George on the well renowned Garden Route in the Western Cape. Sprawling stretches of white sandy beaches along the warm Indian Ocean coastline and picturesque hiking trails in the surrounding Outeniqua mountains, make this a most sought -after destination.

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Our two spacious, self-contained guest suites have everything needed for a tranquil and relaxing stay. Crisp linen, plump pillows and electric blankets for those chilly nights, ensure you will be well rested. Each suite has an en suite shower room, WiFi and satellite television. The kitchenettes are equipped for easy holiday cooking along with complimentary essentials like tea, coffee, sugar and toilet paper.

The Lavender Suite

This stand-alone thatched suite, with soothing lavender notes, has a king-sized bed which can be made up into two single beds if required.  A private, outdoor area with a BBQ for al fresco dining adds to the holiday atmosphere.

The Blue Coral Suite

Adjacent to the main house, yet completely private and with its own entrance, this suite has a king-sized bed with high quality linen and en suite shower room. This coastal themed room has an intimate indoor eating area which overlooks the lavender garden.




There is Wifi available in the suites

 All the details are provided on arrival.


The units are cleaned on request  and charged at an hourly rate. Linen and towels are changed every four days.


Both suites have full bouquet DSTV

satellite television



Kaaimans River Bridge



The nearest beach is 400m away and down a boardwalk. Other beaches, which have life guards, are a 4km drive from Thatch Manor.

      Kayaking and Canoeing

Hire a kayak, canoe or paddle board and  row along the Touws River through indigenous forests abundant with birds.


The very popular Wild Oats Farmers Market, Mosaic and Scarab Markets  in nearby Sedgefield are open every Saturday and are a fabulous outing for the whole family. The Outeniqua Market, in George, also open on Saturdays, has something for everyone.

 Hiking Trails

Wilderness National Park has a variety of hiking trails, with waterfalls and  wildlife, for the fit and the not so fit.

Cango Caves

An hour's drive from  Wilderness,over the Outeniqua Pass, lies the magnificent Cango Caves  with fascinating  limestone formations 


The Garden Route Mall which has clothing stores, a pharmacy, supermarkets, home decor and tech stores is 11km from Thatch Manor on the outskirts of George. A large supermarket and variety of other stores can be found across from the Mall .


Experience the beauty of the area with a tandem paragliding jump accompanied  by professionals.


Golfers are spoilt for choice on the Garden Route. The area boasts many top class golf course , many ranked in the top ten in the country.


The Outeniqua Transport Museum, in nearby George, is filled with old locomotives and planes, vintage cars and  model trains


"The hosts were very friendly and accommodating - they made the stay relaxed. Was an absolute pleasure. Room was perfect."  Anna - Hamburg, Germany

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