Located 7.5 miles from Heidelberg, Akasha Mountain Retreat is nestled in a serene setting with magnificent views over the Langeberg mountains and Duiwenhoks Dam.

Akasha Mountain Retreat consists of a Cape-Maroc style private villa with 3 bedrooms, and 1 separate suite located 20 yards from the main house. The villa has a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge and dining with fireplace and a patio, terrace and BBQ facilities.

At Akasha, guests have exclusive use of the private villa, as well as the 120-hectare property on which is it located. Relax in a hammock or explore the vast grounds boasting fynbos and forest kloof, with a guide or alone after receiving a complimentary orientation drive. The retreat offers panoramic views of flora, fauna and bird life.

The Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve is 15.5 miles away and the Breede River, which meets the Indian Ocean is a 50-minute drive away.

The hosts live nearby, and can arrange meals or grocery deliveries.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Akasha Mountain Retreat has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 14 Nov 2014.

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Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site




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Hosted by Chris, Elana, Mia, Deja

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Chris, Elana, Mia, Deja
Secluded villa in a most serene, scenic setting. Whether 2 or 8 adults & 2 kids, you get the whole place so (apart from occasional baboons in the area) quiet peace and privacy is guaranteed. Usually self-catering but meals can be provided at a day's notice. Off the grid, surrounded by raw nature, rich in birdlife, fauna & flora. Your host Chris lives 500m up the road and is available 24/7. Pets that would get along with our dogs & horses are welcome (except on the furniture : )
Taking care of people and sharing interests in the history and natural environment of our district is my pleasure. Music is my passion (esp. fingerstyle guitar) - playing, teaching or 'jamming' together is the best part of my day. Helping people to disconnect from digital and reconnect with nature, each other and inner spirit is most rewarding. Always looking for reasons to say 'yes'... Here to host your escape to Eden.
Set in a crucial biodiversity hotspot of the Cape floral kingdom, the area offers much to discover. Within 30 minutes by car, you can be on the beach at Witsand, walk or mountain-bike in indigenous forest at Grootvadersbosch (where 196 bird species are listed), or cross into the Klein Karoo at Gysmanshoek, via the oldest wagon trail in the region. Artists and photographers revel in the rich fauna & flora, breathtaking panoramic views and cloudscapes. Being able to sleep under the stars & leaving your car keys in the ignition may take some getting used to...
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English
Property surroundings *
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/bar Aan de Kanal
    8.7 miles
  • Restaurant Delish Restaurant
    9.3 miles
  • Cafe/bar Wimpy
    9.3 miles
Natural beauty
  • Lake Duivenhoks Dam
    1.2 miles
  • River Duivenhoks River
    1.2 miles
  • Mountain Gysmanshoek Pass
    11.8 miles
  • Mountain Grootvadersbosch Forest Reserve
    15.5 miles
  • Lake Korintepoort Dam
    18 miles
  • Mountain Tradouw Pass
    29.2 miles
How to get to Akasha Mountain Retreat from George Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Facilities of Akasha Mountain Retreat
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secured parking
No internet access available.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional bathroom
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Fold-up bed
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Private entrance
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Kid meals
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Live music/performance
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Walking tours
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
Services & Extras
  • Wake-up service
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
Building characteristics
  • Detached
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Evening entertainment
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

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14:00 - 21:00

You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.


07:00 - 10:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 4 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 150 per child, per night
Cot upon request
ZAR 180 per child, per night
3 - 5 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 150 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

1 cot or 2 extra beds available upon request.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Akasha Mountain Retreat accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 6.2 miles dirt road leading up to the property and a 4x4 vehicle is recommended, especially during wet weather. Alternatively, parking and a shuttle can be arranged in Heidelberg. Please contact the property in advance.

Please inform Akasha Mountain Retreat in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply. Learn more.

FAQs about Akasha Mountain Retreat

  • Akasha Mountain Retreat is 6.2 miles from the centre of Heidelberg.

  • The prices at Akasha Mountain Retreat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Akasha Mountain Retreat can accommodate the following group size:

    • 8 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Akasha Mountain Retreat offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
    • Evening entertainment
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Walking tours
    • Live music/performance

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Akasha Mountain Retreat (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Yes, Akasha Mountain Retreat is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Akasha Mountain Retreat on this page.

  • Check-in at Akasha Mountain Retreat is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Akasha Mountain Retreat on this page.

  • Akasha Mountain Retreat has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 4 bedrooms

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Akasha Mountain Retreat by:

    • Car 1h 50min