April 9 at 5:03 AM ·
Took our church Senior Youth on their first Easter Camp and it was amazing. From the time of contacting the office to make a reservation to the professional, courteous and accommodating manner in which we were treated the whole weekend. Thank u for an amazing and wonderful weekend. it was truly blessed in every way. Kind Regards and God Bless - Greenfields Methodist Church Youth
March 19 at 7:39 AM ·
Had a Sunday school teachers retreat there recently and it was awesome, friendly staff,very quiet and relaxing
March 18 at 6:04 PM ·
Had a wonderful last year, we were 5 people and the staff was very helpful..
December 28, 2018 ·
Beautiful place a little jewel near East London! Friendly staff and great facilities. Enjoying every second of our holiday!!
December 20, 2018 ·
It is a beautiful jewel of nature with friendly staff. The beach is nice and quiet and fishing in the lagoon is fun. Really enjoyed the stay 😁
November 19, 2018 ·
We had our Alpha Holy Spirit weekend was an awesome time.So peaceful,we had an awesome time
September 7, 2018 ·
A great relaxing little piece of heaven on earth with awesome service and staff
May 11, 2018 ·
Really worthwhile for a lovely peaceful relaxing experience natural splendour at its best
January 4, 2018 ·
Baie lekker kamp plek. Beeldskoon!!! Verseker 'n moet sien. Baie belangrik.....ons goedjies is veilig gewees en ons het baie veilig gevoel. Baie dankie vir julle vriendelikheid ook
January 2, 2018 ·
Pragtige kampterrein en beeldskone natuur! Dit is ons tweede besoek aan Nature's Rest en sal verseker weer terug kom. Jul personeel is altyd vriendelik en hulpvaardig. Mag jul net net van krag tot krag gaan!
October 29, 2017 ·
Stunning place, had an awesome weekend. Will definitely go again
October 21, 2017 ·
Very nice clean love it lots of play for kiddies - swimming pool, trampoline,boats and canoes
August 20, 2017 ·
It was awesome time we had great time there with my friendz
Barbara Calderwood - 02/03/2017
"Just a couple of lines to let you know that we've enjoyed our few days at your resort enormously. It is so beautiful, so peaceful and tranquil - qualities one does not often find these days. You gardens are lovely, the trees and lawns were amazing and the Hickmans River totally beautiful. The bird life was fantastic too. So thank you all at Nature's Rest. We will surely see you again when time allows.
- Warm regards, Barbara
Anthea Torr 15/02/2017
" I spent 3 days at the camping site with my motor home, and the whole experience was a pleasure. The grounds are beautiful and well cared for - a true nature conservancy. The ablutions were clean with hot water! The staff could not have been more helpful, and went out of their way to make my stay happy and peaceful. They willing and freely helped me fix a couple of small things on my motor home! I was very greatful for this little peace of paradise and the good people running it! Many thanks to all.
"...we felt safe and it was like we are at home...." - Gompo Circuit 340 - 25/02/2015
"On behalf of Gompo Circuit 340 Woman's Manyano, let me take this opportunity to thank Nature's Rest for accommodating us for the event. The service was good, especially the welcoming, Thanks to you Elize, we felt safe and it was like we are at home right through" "We will recommend Nature's Rest to colleagues..."
- Thembeka Mbanga ( The secretary)
"Terrain was very very clean..." - 19/10/2014
"It was lovely being here. Staff very friendly. Will def come back. Terrain was very very clean. Keep up da good work. Thank you once again"
- C. Adams
"Rustige en uitsonderlike plekkie..." - 07/09/2014
"Baie goeie diens van die eerste oproep af. Vriendelike en goeie gasvryheid... Rustige en uitsonderlike plekkie om te kom afsonder... Hou aan met die goeie diens. Die Here seën julle..."
- Groete: Van Wyk
Wow, wow, wow ! What an amazing caravanning month we had. My wife retired the end of February so we decided to go to the Nature’s Rest holiday resort during March. 7 Km from the East London airport. Never did we anticipate what was awaiting us. Our camping site was on the river edge under large shady trees with a cliff opposite the river, some 15 meters away. With the lagoon close by a picturesque scenery existed. An ideal setting for nature to expose itself. We could see fish, turtles and Likkewaan swim in the river. Dassies and monkeys were from time to time seen on the cliff opposite the river. As “non“ birders we identified almost 60 bird species, most of them from inside our tent. Five species of Kingfishers, Cormorants, Darters, Egrets and Herons (including the Goliath Heron) were daily visitors up and down the river and lagoon hunting for fish. Weavers were nesting in the branches overhanging the river. Redbilled Woodhoopoe and Blackheaded Oriole would try to upset them from time to time. The Drongons, Flycatchers and Wagtails were always hunting for insects. At times it felt as if we were seated in a theatre and mother nature were performing a play for us.
What must have been the highlight was the late afternoon and early morning visits by, and “conversations” by the two Spotted Eagle Owls. They sat on the cliff opposite the river ˜talking” to us. The evening conversations lasted for up to 70 minutes at a time. During the day they slept in trees on the cliff some 30 meters from our caravan. Now and then we would call them, they then replied with a soft ˜hoe“ hoo. On two occasions did one of them sit on the grass near us to eat its meal. One once followed me onto a dustbin in the resort as I set off for my early morning run. The Blackcollared Barbet, Olive Woodpecker, Greyheaded Bush Shrike, Knysna Lourie, Hoopoe, Hamerkop and the Green Pigeons were among our other daily visitors.
Then there were the two big daddy’s. The Crowned Eagle and the Fish Eagle. They would sit up in the trees and look down at the lagoon. The Fish Eagle would sometimes circle the lagoon and unleash its majestic call down the valley. A call that will stay in our memories. The resort is a hidden gem. It is a ˜paradise”. The resort is safe and always as neat as a pin. The beach is a 10 minute walk from the resort. Pedal boats are available to pedal on the lagoon. There is a sparkling clean pool and entertainment hall with a television. The ablutions are neat and always clean.
Amelia and Elise at the resort office, and Lance the resort manager go out of their way to make you feel ˜at home”. We miss them and all our birdie friends. We will visit this resort again, and again and again ˜as birders”.
Thanks for the wonderful Caravan and Outdoor life magazine. We cannot wait to read every next issue. Our collection stands at 596 copies, dating back to July 1961.
Pieter & Lorraine Booysen
This letter was published in the June 2012 Caravan and Outdoor magazine.
Lovely Weekend - Feb 2014
"Thank you for a lovely weekend. This was our third visit and we enjoyed it once again. The location is wonderful! The kids had a great time. My eldest daughter said, “I am terribly sunburned, but it was worth it!”
J.J Du Toit - December 2013
“Nice quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Just what we needed. A tuck shop would have been nice but otherwise we had a great stay. Thank You”
- J.J Du Toit
Mr. Barend Lehman (December 2013)
“Baie geniet, ablusie geriewe skoon en heerlik gebad. Dankie vir vriendelike ontvangs en hulpvaardigheid, wat kamp so aangenaam gemaak het. Groete tot weersiens! Barend , Riette, Marcha, Tzame en Celita!”
- Mr. Barend Lehman
We loved our stay - December 2013
“We loved our stay at Nature’s Rest. Thank You!! Staff friendly, everybody friendly!! Our wish for you?? Everything of the best!!”
- Lourens family
Very nice - December 2013
“Very nice and comfortable place to camp. Baby cupboard in one of the ladies ablutions. Thank you for the care you gave us.”
Jonker Bester - December 2013
“Baie lekker gebly. Waterpunte (meer) – Meer waterpunte word binnekort geinstalleer J”
- Jonker Bester
Very pleasant - December 2013
“Very pleasant camping experience.”
- Stephanie Campbell
Fantastic Stay - December 2013
“We found Nature’s Rest to be an absolute delight. The staff were all extremely friendly & the camp very well run. The camp has a very friendly family atmosphere and we loved the fact that our three old could run around safely. Thanks for the fantastic stay..”
- Julie Brand
Walter & Anita Miske - December 2013
“Baie dankie vir die baie mooi staanplek langs die rivier! Dankie ook vir die goeie sekuriteit na di strand en ook deur die nag! Ons het die natuur baie geniet!”
- Walter & Anita Miske
Amazing camping facility - December 2013
“Amazing camping facility, pity we have to leave for Cape Town otherwise we would have stayed extra days.”
- Lee & Rory Brooke
Veronica Coetzee - 01/12/2013
“I and friends have enjoyed our stay, will come back again soon”
- Veronica Coetzee
J.M.H & D.A Delport - December 2013
“Ons het vanaf die Kaap getoer! En ons moet se hierdie is die beste een nog! Hou so aan! Dit is pragtig hier! Alles is skoon en netjies. Seen vir julle vir 2014.”
- J.M.H & D.A Delport
Melissa-Sue - 11/11/2013
“The rondawel was very nice and cozy, and clean, the place was very clean and quiet and the kids had a blast. The lady at reception was very friendly and we received a warm welcome. I have indeed recommended Nature’s Rest to friends and family.”
Ruth - 17/09/2013
“Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality at your beautiful resort. We really had a good time and will be sure to return”
Mr & Mrs Du Toit - 25/08/2013
“Felt very safe, staff were very friendly. Ablutions were clean. Keep up the good work.”
- M. Peters
Sarah Kietzmann ( 7 Years Old) - 25/05/2013
"I’m glad we came here, I love it because it is beautiful and the games are nice. I was even able to ride my bicycle around the park and I was safe”
- Sarah Kietzmann
For the best holiday ever
A new name, a bigger resort and even better holiday experience.
The Nature’s Rest team is very excited about all the new developments we’ve been implementing to ensure you have a great stay with us – every single time!
Be sure to visit our new website regularly to get the latest information and news.
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"Ons sal definitief terugkom..." - 07/09/2014
"Ons het baie lekker gekuier. Plek mooi skoon en rustig. Ons sal definitief terug kom. Die staf is baie vriendelik. Baie dankie vir die rus!"
- Groete, Die Versters
Siphokazi Similo - 12/03/2014
“We would like to say thank you very much to the team, especially Amelia, that made our stay a good time, comforting and secure. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet we needed. We will definitely recommend your accommodation to our friends and families. Thanks again and God bless”
- Siphokazi Similo