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Self Catering Accommodation
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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 private 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 comfy and well rested. Each suite has an en suite shower room, high speed fibre WiFi and a smart television. The kitchenettes are equipped for easy holiday cooking along with complimentary essentials like tea, coffee and sugar.

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 which can also be made up into singles, upon request. This coastal themed room has an intimate indoor eating area as well as a BBQ area which overlooks the garden and pool. 




A high-speed fibre internet connection is available in the suites with a UPS back-up .


                      Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is available for guests of Thatch Manor to enjoy in the summer months.


Both suites have smart TVs with streaming capabilities and the full bouquet DSTV satellite television


The units are cleaned on request and charged at an hourly rate. Linen and towels are changed and the suite serviced every four days for longer stays.

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The nearest beach is 400m away and down a boardwalk. Other beaches, which have life guards, are a 3km 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.

Eating Out

There is a great variety of restaurants within a short distance from Thatch Manor. From Pub Grub to Italian, Fusion to Fish, Mediterranean and Fine Dining


The Spar supermarket in Wilderness village is well stocked with daily necessities and delicious treats. The Garden Route Mall , 12km from Thatch Manor on 5th on the outskirts of George, has clothing stores,  pharmacies, supermarkets, home decor, tech stores  and restaurants


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 courses , 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




"Wow! What an amazing stay! The attention to detail and warm hospitality combined with your tastefully decorated suite - a truly winning combination! Hope we'll be back one day!" Thea & Dina Bloemfontein and Schweizer-Reneke

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