our 'Peace of Paradise'
Our setting is unique - a tranquil untouched piece of indigenous
coastal forest with an abundance of bird life. A special place, right in
the middle of the town, where small duikers are a frequent sight.
Once an unused and unkept forest area belonging to the Municipality.
It took us three and a half years to get rid of all the invasive plants,
rubble, unused road tar, mattresses and even a couple of fridges!
The forest was stripped of all the alien vegetation that had begun to take over.
It was spruced up, trimmed and tidied to reveal a very beautiful and enchanting,
piece of perfection. The birds returned home to nest, the lime green tree frogs
came out of hiding and the duikers even began producing a little family...
After enjoying your meal with us, get back to nature and take a gentle
stroll along our beautiful winding Waterberry forest path.
A Berry, Berry Big Fire
Sadly on the 27 June 2013 the Waterberry which everyone loved burnt down. This was
a very sad and emotional time for Peter and his family, not knowing if they were going to
rebuild and start the dream again. This took a lot of time and thought, until one day, they
were inspired to start the journey again.
The original Waterberry was a graceful “old lady” who served us very well for ten lovely years.
In February 2014 the ground work for the New Waterberry began. We have built a much younger
looking Waterberry, who sits proudly on the original site embracing the pond and forest,
as she did before.
Then a Berry Little Blaze... Almost two full years later to that fateful
day of 27 June 2013, we were once again woken to panicked phone calls
“The Berry is burning!!!”
This can’t be... It’s crazy! What is going on? This is a joke!!! Confused thoughts raced
through our heads as we stared into a smoke-filled and blackened building while
the firemen dampened the smoldering mess.
Thankfully she burned just a little, and we were reminded once again that God is in
control, giving us a little, yet not so gentle reminder to take nothing for granted.
Once again, as a very special family does, we pulled together and counted our blessings.
We began again to clean out our “old gal” and renew her and put her back together with all
the love and care we have as a very special, big and extended family.
We will bake again and share our passion for good, wholesome, home-cooked
food and hospitality with all our visitors once more...
"Sadly it's much easier to create a desert than a forest"