Both units are powered by solar for lighting and charging of cell phones (only). The units use a combination of gas and solar for its fridges and stove. There is a generator on site that serves as a backup but also provides for additional lighting and usage of the onsite electrical appliances such as microwave, electric kettle etc. for 3hrs every night, as well as charging of any other electronic equipment. Use of the generator does come at an additional cost if used outside the allocated 3 hrs per night.
Both Units are equipped with gas and solar powered freezers.
Please note: For the gas freezers (in particular), patrons need to be careful not to pack the freezers to the top and to rather spread-out meat items between the freezers. Beverages should be added as and when needed. The lodge has 2 x 210l AC freezers on standby but arrangements can also be made with management to switch these on if additional space is required for meat items.
LAPA & BRAAI AREA
As mentioned earlier, The Wilds boasts a huge lapa and braai area for the Main House patrons, where they can enjoy an outdoor meal, quench their thirst, play a game of cards, or just relax and chat away with family/friends whilst enjoying the ocean view and immediate surroundings. Patrons booked into the Fishermans Alcove are not left out as they have a huge portable braai & potjie stand in the covered veranda area (adjacent to the kitchen), where they to can chill and relax whilst enjoying an outdoor cooked meal.
We have two helpers who provide housekeeping (Elizabeth) & yard maintenance (Vilella) services daily, as well as a night watchmen (Eric). All their costs are included in the daily rate. Elizabeth is responsible for household cleaning and will also bake bread or make fat cakes if you like. You just need to bring the relevant ingredients along. If required, she can also make your breakfasts for an additional fee. The fee will be used to source another helper to assist with cleaning.
SERVICE TIMES: Housekeeping, Yard Maintenance & Night-watchman
* You are welcome to tip our staff at the end of your stay.