We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic Food and Great Finds”

Timberlake Organic Village
Ranked #1 of 1 Nightlife in Wilderness
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Specialist Food, Art & Craft village. Acrobranch Tree Top Adventure Park onsite. Eating options include: Zucchini restaurant, Windmill Coffee Shop, Oyster Shack and Country Snax. We support and showcase Local products and producers. We adhere to the Slow Food principles of Good, Clean & Fair sourcing organic where ever we can.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 22, 2011

Stopped at this charming village twice on my trip down the N2. First time I had lunch at Cafe d'Afrique. We sat outside near the organic garden on comfy couches. We tried their famous savory pies. I had the chicken, and my companions had the duck/cherry and venison pies. We finished off the meal with a slice of to-die-for cheesecake. The service was friendly and the food was fantastic. After that, we strolled around the village and stopped into the wine store, where the knowledgeable owner led us around the shop to some fantastic finds and an extensive organic wine selection. The next visit included a stop at a fantastic oyster bar serving fresh, beautiful oysters (the two guys serving are great fun!), followed by brunch at Zucchini. The chef greeted us with a warm smile, gave us some fantastic recommendations, and we sat on their huge deck overlooking the village enjoying our fresh and creative meals. We topped off the meal with a decadent malva pudding. Overall, the atmosphere was wonderful. The village gives off a positive vibe that is great for families, couples, and the solo adventurer looking for a unique spot along the Garden Route. You must go there before the rest of the world catches on!

1  Thank Joby1979
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (193)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

175 - 179 of 193 reviews

Reviewed January 18, 2011

Timberlake village is indeed a great pit stop near Wilderness, although after a recent visit I would say that it is more of a destination. It has lots to offer for both foodies and families. We had a fantastic lunch at the restaurant Zucchinis, the generous portions are masterfully presented and include fresh ingredients picked from the garden. The apple malva pudding is not to be missed. Post lunch we strolled around and browsed the various cottages that feature local and/or organic offerings including oysters, cheese, olive oil, treats, wine and gifts. Will definitely go there again next time we are in the area.

Thank dudedyl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 15, 2010

Although we struggled a bit to find it, timberlake turned out to be a great experience and a stop that was meant to be quick one turned out to be a whole afternoon! It was a Sunday and the idea was just to stop for coffee, as I had heard they had a good coffee shop. After exploring the various shops we got an amazing outside table under a gazebo next to the organic garden at Cafe d'Afrique. There was a braai going on and I decided to order a pap en wors which came with a great tomato and onion sauce, my partner, a vegetarian, was really surprised to see a Raw burger on the menu and even more pleasantly surprised when they picked her salad out the garden behind us. Our lounging seats with brightly coloured cushions were so comfortable that we almost dosed off, there was some live music playing and we really managed to relax a bit after an early morning panicked car packing episode. We had a slice of Cheesecake and 2 double shot cappuccinos to end off our stay. What a great unexpected find and we will definitely be visiting again!

1  Thank Ksurf66
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Google Translation

Thank travelfriese
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Ruth E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Timberlake Organic Village also viewed

Wilderness, Western Cape
Wilderness, Western Cape
 
Wilderness, Western Cape
Wilderness, Western Cape
 

Been to Timberlake Organic Village? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing