About the Lodge
Wood Owl Cottage, Tokai Plantation's contribution to the greater Table Mountain National Park, is a solid, well equipped self catering venue, suitable for the whole family. From the nearby tea gardens, to the serene viewing available from the cottage's patio area, the feeling here is one of distilled safari romance - an authentic and magical experience.
Accommodation at Wood Owl Cottage is provided in three en-suite double bedrooms, with telephone access and daily housekeeping, open plan kitchen and living areas (with microwave), a separate TV room, fireplace, and patio and braai (barbecue) area. Rooms are equipped with in-unit heating, and tea and coffee making facilities.
Activities at Wood Owl Lodge include hiking and mountain biking excursions, as well as fantastic bird watching opportunities. Guest facilities include the cozy television room, room facilities such as microwave ovens and unit heating. room televisions, ironing boards and bar fridges,.
Guests are urged to keep in mind that Table Mountain National Park and its surrounding areas are subject to intense weather changes, often varying drastically from one area to its immediate neighbour. Clothing and supplies should be packed for all eventualities. Being a largely open National Park, it has been and can be subject to minor criminal activity, and guests are asked to remain aware of their surroundings. Vehicle filling stations are also available in the surrounding areas.
The Table Mountain National Park sports indigenous groups of klipspringer, grysbok, steenbok, eland and bontebok, as well as porcupine, water mongoose, Cape Mountain Zebra, Striped Polecat, Cape Fox, Cape Clawless Otter, caracal, and Rock Hyrax, as well as others.
Birds in the park at large include Grey-backed Cisticola (Cisticola subruficapilla), Cape Sugarbird (Pomerops cafer),Cape Rock-thrush (Monticola rupestris) and Ground Woodpecker (Geocolaptes olivaceus), Verreaux's (Black) Eagle (Aquila verreauxii), Jackal (Buteo rufofuscus) and Steppe (Buteo buteo vulpinus) buzzards, Peregrine Falcon (Falco Peregrinus), Cape Batis (Batis capensis), Dusky (Muscicapa adusta), African Wood-Owl (Strix woodfordii), and African Goshawk (Accipiter tachiro), depending on which area of the parks multiple ecosystems guests are birding at the time.
The park itself is divided into five main ecosystems: Fynbos, Renosterveld, Afromontane Forest, and Wetlands areas, all home to their own distinct sets of flora.
Wood Owl Cottage is located within the Tokai Forest.
GPS: -34.0616 (latitude), 18.4141 (longitude)