Review: A Remote Stay at Love Earth Farm in Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa
Snuggled in the depths of Tsitsikamma National Park lies one of the cutest Air BnBs I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in.
Surrounded by mountains, wildlife and colourful foliage, Love Earth Farm is a farm (funnily enough) that focuses on eco-friendly, remote accommodation with a personal touch.
If you enjoy getting off-the-beaten track, connecting with nature and disconnecting from the outside world (there’s no WiFi), then this is the place for you.
The host, Yasmin, has two quirky cabins situated around the corner from her own home – a log cabin (where we stayed) and a chalet, which have both been built using reusable resources from the farm. The cabins are located around a 15 minute drive from the entrance to the National Park, meaning you can enjoy a remote, off-the-beaten-track stay without being too far from the action of Tsitsikamma.
From the solid wooden worktops in the kitchen to the wooden honey coloured floorboards, the wilderness of Tsitsikamma is cleverly carried into the cabin through its structure and decor.
The cabin is entirely open plan and boasts a kitchen with all essential amenities, a shower room and two double beds – one on the ground floor and one vaulted above the kitchen, offering beautiful views through the window.
Knowing Love Earth Farm was going to be a bit out in the sticks, we came prepared – ingredients for dinner, plenty of wine and a pack of cards were all we needed for a relaxed evening in the wild.
Yasmin was even kind enough to let us raid her vegetable patch for additional ingredients for dins and bought us firewood for the outside fire pit.
As the dark clouds crept over the mountainside and the rain began to pour, Lizzie built us a fire any caveman would be proud of. Perfectly situated on the terrace next to the seating area, we revelled in the heat of the cosy fire whilst eating dinner, drinking wine and playing rummy.
The perfect end to a busy day on the road…