On Planet Earth, there’s a precious little place of sanctuary that is something quite unique. Almost ‘otherworldly’, you might say … Which is why we like to call it
Time to renew, rejuvenate, recover …

There’s a special kind of magic waiting
for you … at Beyond the Moon.

The owners were looking for a venue for a wedding when they stumbled upon Beyond the Moon. It was love at first sight. When they heard that the place was on the market, the die was cast.

The property was purchased and since then has been lovingly restored and renovated to its present enchanting condition. Each cottage has been given a magical make-over to underscore its best qualities. Some of the surrounding farmlands have been tidied and restored to accommodate sheep and miniature horses.

Our passionate manageress and her husband

We are passionate about sharing this corner of paradise with world-weary travellers who arrive as strangers and leave as forever friends …


Meet baby ANNIE, the first foal born into our miniature horse herd. She was born on the 5th of October 2017, and we are so proud of our new little girl and her mom.

Growing Beyond the Moon into its full potential

Plans are underway to build a chapel/gazebo to allow more couples to tie the knot at this exquisite venue. There’s space enough, beauty enough and time enough to continue developing and growing Beyond the Moon into its full potential.
A kiddies playground is under construction and long-term plans include becoming totally self-sufficient and off the grid  – so please watch this space!

As the owners say, “it’s an ongoing Labour of Love …”

Beyond the Moon – Our location

Set in a clearing, surrounded by indigenous forest and with a river running through it, Beyond the Moon is a paradise situated a few minutes away from the Wilderness, in the heart of the glorious Garden Route, South Africa.

Google Maps GPS coordinates are -33.935963, 22.665963 – Link over here

At Beyond the Moon, you’re spoilt for choice … with something for everyone.

Surrounded by indigenous forest

Set in a clearing, surrounded by indigenous forest and with a river running through it, Beyond the Moon is a paradise for families, nature lovers and bird watchers. The natural forests are alive with birdsong and Knysna Loeries/Turacos and fireflies abound. There’s loads of space to run, hike and ride …

A working farm

Beyond the Moon shares its space with a working farm with sheep and miniature horses. Little ones are welcome to bring their favourite treats like carrots and apples to feed them.

Surrounding by majestic mountains

The surrounding mountains and forests are ideal for hikers of varying levels of fitness and experience.  A 40–minute hike on one of our private hiking trails takes you to a beautiful waterfall in the mountains with crystal cool water, fresh from the ancient Outeniquas.


A host of outdoor activities

Wilderness offers a host of outdoor activities like paddling, paragliding, hiking and swimming.

Sightseeing & Experience

Experience Eden

En route to Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, there is a Wolf Sanctuary, Eagle Sanctuary, Snake Park and Water World.


Wild Animal Sanctuaries

At the Crags (just beyond Plett) there’s Birds of Eden, Monkeyland, Tenikwa and Jukania (a Wild Cat Sanctuary). In Harkeville you will find the Knysna Elephant Park, the Wolf Sanctuary and Radical Raptors.


Discovering the Wilderness

Wilderness beaches are less than 10 km away

Water activities

Numerous water activities

Numerous water activities are available locally – water skiing, sailing, canoeing, wind surfing, snorkelling, fishing and whale watching

Contact us

  • Address

    7 Passes Road, Hoekwil, Wilderness
    Western Cape, South Africa