Kareekloof Conservancy - Waterfall Cottage

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (unit):
from R 700 - 700
Kareekloof Conservancy offers accommodation in a rustic cottage ideal for a group or family of four. Waterfall Cottage includes beautiful views of the conservancy, and guarantees a peaceful stay with no modern distractions or noises, and is ideal for a romantic getaway.<br /><br />Located 15 kilometers into the reserve, guest travel on primitive gravel road leading to the cottage. The stone cottage has an open-plan living area with a stone fireplace with ample wood for the chilly nights. The ideal place to relax with a glass of wine by the fireside. The modest kitchen includes gas appliances including a double burner, fridge and gas heater for warm water. Included are paraffin lamps, plates and cutlery, saucepan, kettle, mugs and glasses. Guest will need to bring all their own food, candles and matches, drinks, soap, bedding and towels. Dont forget the swimming gear and hiking boots. The cottage also has a dining area and one bedroom with four single beds. <br /><br />The conservancy has 80 recorded bird species that inhabit the conservancy. Guest can also encounter some indigenous wildlife such as rhebok, duikers, rock rabbits, caracals and leopard to name a few. Other species such as gemsbok, springbok and eland have also been successfully introduced to the conservancy which comprises four adjoining farms, and spans about 5,000 hectares.
"Kareekloof Cottage"
13 Nov 2017
By Malcolm Stainbank
"The signage for the trails. Visible coming in but not from the exit direction. Possibly a few markers?"
"Nature at its best"
25 Apr 2017
By Nic Lombard
"The house has all the basic necessities one needs. We followed Roux's advice and took along a whole cooler-box of ice - it was good advice, especially if you stay longer than just a weekend. With no electricity and cellphone reception, one can truly just relax. Experience the most awesome night-sky with absolutely no lights nearby!! Make sure to have a braai at the Lapa next to the dam. Karel and Susan are two amazing people and an excellent source of information about the area. In my opinion, a real good value for money experience!"
"Peaceful seclusion in nature!"
28 Mar 2017
By Roux van der Watt
"We were surprised to find that we had an entire mountain all to ourselves! The drive to the cabin is incredibly scenic, took us about half an hour on the 4x4 trail up the mountain from the farm entrance. In photos it looks like there are houses nearby, these are however ruins and the nearest people are the farm manager, Karel and his wife at the bottom of the mountain! The scenery is stunning, the 4x4 trail an adventure and the lapa we had a braai at at the dams was a great addition where we spent the afternoon with cold drinks. Bring lots of ice! A whole cooler box full if you can! On our way down we were lucky enough to bump into the owner and fellow Land Rover enthusiast, John, who invited us to his beautifully restored farm house for coffee. We have been on many weekend getaways, this cottage has to be one of the best! A real hidden gem. There is also a larger house elsewhere on the farm that we plan to book for our next trip because we have to show our friends this place!"
"Not value for money"
07 Jun 2016
By Janine, South Africa
"For the amount we paid we expected more."
"Social Media Free Getaway - Great Value"
01 Apr 2016
By Stephen, South Africa
"We enjoyed our stay at Waterfall Cottage. The cottage has all the basics including hot water &amp; even a fridge. Loads of braai wood was provided. It was great to be isolated from the world but also a bit scary to be so disconnected from social media.The trip there and back was a bit harrowing, more like 4x4 territory but all the stress was for nothing in the end and my Rav4 SUV had no problem with the hilly terrain. All in all a good place to go if you want to get away from it all for a while."
"Wonderful experience"
04 Jan 2016
By Christine, South Africa
"The house was secluded amongst the mountains and between the views and the stars, the rest didn't really matter. All we needed was some more ice for the hot weather. Very friendly hosts too."
"Rustic and Rewarding"
06 Jan 2015
By Ayesha, South Africa
"This is the perfect getaway, no signal, neighbours, noise, distractions.The cottage is basic and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The area itself is stunning and relaxing, there is lots to see - bok, birds, etc. The hosts are lovely and will ensure you have a pleasant stay."
"Awesome experience"
17 Dec 2014
By taryn, South Africa
"It was truly an awesome experience; enjoyed it fully, would do it again soon."