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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Accommodation – Lodge
Category: Unique Experience

Motivation for award: We offer unique accommodations – the Ocean Dome is completely see through and is perfect for star gazing – and luxurious, the Forest Dome is perfect for indoor outdoor living and the pyramid will be a unique experience. The Ocean and Forest Dome have wifi and netflix available and is completely private from the rest of the nature reserve and each dome has their own golf cart to use to drive between the lodge and the domes.

Region: Eastern Cape / Tsitsikamma

The Dome at Misty Mountain Reserve

Star Gazing Accommodation

The Dome at Misty Mountain Reserve offers stunning star gazing accommodation.

Ocean Dome
Nestled within the indigenous Tsitsikamma forest, 230m above sea level on a dramatic escarpment, is where you’ll find our one of a kind luxury dome. Surrounded by nature, our stargazing accommodation offers captivating views of the Indian Ocean. Whether lazing on the air bed with a book or soaking up the bubbles in a 40 years old wine barrel tub, our dome promises the ultimate relaxation experience. Enjoy a sundowner as the slanting rays of the setting sun, light up the horizon from pink to orange. The doorbell will ring down the pathway, sensing the arrival of your forest picnic as day turns to night. Turn off the lights and be mesmerized by the African night skies, one would feel that you are engulfed in the galaxy. Explore the milky way with our celestial telescope. Exclusive and private, a must for honeymoon couples or anyone wishing to catch their shooting star. An early morning speciality coffee and as birds sing in chorus as the sun rises and filters through the treetops, sound the beginning of a new day and a hearty breakfast in the restaurant.

Forest Dome
A meandering boardwalk leads you onto a spacious deck where you will find the Forest Dome nestled in the forest. Laze on the chill net whilst reading a book, listening to the sounds of the forest. Relax in the eco-friendly wood-fired hot tub. Enjoy a braai on the gas braai and a drink at your private cocktail table while taking in spectacular sunsets. The open-air kitchenette is equipped with a gas hob, fridge, microwave and offers everything you need for your convenience. Enjoy a shower in the spacious his and hers shower which offers views into the forest, and the bathroom has the added luxury of a heated towel rail. Both the bathroom and kitchen share a solid roof, wrapped around the sides of the dome. The outdoor living experience is unique in that you are truly private and feel as if you are the only guest on the reserve. The white canvas triangular-shaped dome is cosy, offers a king-size bed with a television and Netflix with the added benefit of wifi and air conditioning. Our restaurant menu, braai basket and picnic basket are available to enjoy at the Forest Dome. We also offer turndown service. Our friendly team will ensure that your ‘once upon a dome’ experience is truly one of a kind. please note that the Forest Dome is not a fully see through Dome

We are busy with our 3rd Dome accommodation option – the Pyramid – this will be a stunning pyramid nestled in the forest with a large deck with a hot tub, a chill net, gas braai and stunning forest views. This will truly be a unique experience.

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El-Marie Fraser – 08.05.2022
An amazing idea and amazing experience!! Unique

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