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Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottage

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A46.5, off R71, 0730 South Africa
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  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#2 of 20 Speciality lodging in Magoebaskloof
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Magoebaskloof Birders’ Cottages are located on Dragonwyck Farm in the Magoebaskloof on the edge of the Limpopo Drakensberg escarpment. Accommodation comprises two self-catering cottages surrounded by indigenous plants providing the ideal habitat for many birds and animals. The cottages are accessed by a 2 km dirt road. The road is not suitable for very low profile cars or drivers who are unaccustomed to dirt roads. Narina Cottage is fully equipped for self-catering accommodation. The cottage is equipped with a gas stove, fridge/freezer, microwave and kitchen utensils. Linen and towels are provided. Narina Cottage has a double bed plus a large couch in the bedroom suitable for younger children. It has a portable braai stand and a built- in braai/fireplace in the rondavel. The rondavel braai is perfect for those cold and wet Magoebaskloof days. The unit has an inside shower and a private outside double bath. Narina is not serviced daily. Hot water is supplied by an electric geyser with a wood burning donkey(geyser) as back up. The units do not have TV’s. Smokers are kindly requested to smoke outside. Regret no pets allowed. We supply a box of wood per day for the warming fire. Charcoal and braaiwood can be purchased on the farm.Trogon Cottage has a splash pool. Trogon Cottage is fully equipped for self-catering accommodation with a gas stove, fridge/freezer, microwave and kitchen utensils. Linen and towels are provided. Trogon Cottage has a single bedroom. Trogon Cottage has a King size bed which can be converted into two single beds depending on guests’ requirements. Please request the single beds if required . Use the inside fireplace as a braai when it is cold and wet . Trogon has a portable braai. Trogon Cottage has an inside shower and double bath with a private double bath outside. Trogon is not serviced daily. Hot water is supplied by an electric geyser with a wood burning donkey(geyser) as back up. The units do not have TV’s. Smokers please smoke outside. Regret no pets allowed. We supply a packet of wood per day for the warming fire. Buy charcoal and braaiwood on the farm. Robin Cottage offers self catering accommodation with two bedrooms. Both bedrooms have double beds. The cottage can be booked by a couple or a family. The cottage has an outside and indoor bathroom. The outside bathroom has a double bath, shower and toilet. The inside bathroom has a shower and toilet. The second room has a double bed on the mezzanine level with two single beds on the lower level. Linen and towels are provided. The cottage is not serviced. Hot water is supplied by an electric geyser with a wood burning donkey(geyser) as back up. The Robin Cottage self catering kitchen is fully equipped with a gas stove, fridge/freezer, and microwave oven. A braai stand is supplied. We supply firewood for the indoor fireplaces, please bring your own braaiwood or charcoal. The cottage is a no-smoking zone; smokers are kindly requested to smoke outside. Regret no pets are allowed. Indigenous and bird attracting plants surround the cottage. Because of this many of the farms birds can be seen from the veranda. Excellent birding can be had walking on the paths that follow the streams and go into the forest Dragonwyck Farm is a working farm producing avocados and indigenous plants. Various walks can be enjoyed on the farm which follow the streams and provide access to escarpment forest. Woodbush Forest, one of the premier birding spots in South Africa, is also a short drive away and there are a number of scenic drives in the district for excellent bird watching opportunities. Fishing and adventure activities are available in the Haenertsburg area.
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Peta-Ann wrote a review 4 May
Polokwane, South Africa4 contributions
We stayed in the Narina cottage for a night and wow what a treat. Hidden deep in the Magoebaskloof valley, among beautiful waterfalls, forests and wild bird life. The cottage had EVERYTHING you would need, down to the salt, pepper, shower gel....the list goes on... The outside bath was a real treat! I now want an outside bath at my house! Will definitely be back when my sister comes from overseas, too beautiful not to share with loved ones.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Thank you for the great review. Hope to host you again.
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Nicole I wrote a review Apr 2021
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Dear Mark, Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottages. We had the most magical relaxing weekend and could not have asked for better. The Narina cottage was perfect and we loved the outside bath. Thank you for all the small personal touches, we had everything we could need. We are already planning our next trip back. Really is the perfect place to relax, unwind and de-stress. Magnificent views and lovely peace and quiet. 5 stars all round!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you 766nocolei. Your review is much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time.
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F6661TRpatrick wrote a review Apr 2021
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Brilliant place to stay, outside bathroom was a highlight, the venue is central to popular places to visit. The venue is quiet, we didn't see others over the whole weekend. The road to the venue is well maintained but would not take a vehicle that doesn't have decent clearance. Suggest bring own camping chairs if you can.
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Thank you F6661TRpatrick for your positive review.
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sjdup wrote a review Apr 2021
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Fantastic setting. Relaxed and destressed completely immiadetly upon arrival. Loved the outdoor bathroom. Very neat, very special. We did not short anything. The blitz and matches left at the braai grid is a nice touch. We will definitely be back - and try out the other cottagas as well. Also telling our friends about the cottages as well. Thank you very much - we enjoyed all aspects. Saw Knysna loeries whilst lying in bed, and heard Narina Trogons in the morning. Enjoyed the walks as well.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Hi SJDUP, Thank you for a very positive review on your stay with us.
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hiralnaik wrote a review Apr 2021
Hoedspruit, South Africa1 contribution
My friend and I had an absolutely amazing stay at Trogon Cottage and I got to see a Narina Trogon!! We were also surrounded by other spectacular birds, some exceptionally beautiful views and just the best place for some relaxation. We even had a samango monkey visit us!
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Hi Hiral, Thank you for staying with us. Very glad you enjoyed your stay.
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PRICE RANGE
US$50 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMagoebaskloof
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Debengeni Waterfall (7.8 km), Blueberry Heights Farm (3.7 km), and Maboesbaskloof Farmstall (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottage?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottage?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mountain Cafe, The Pot n' Plow, and Magoebaskloof Farmstall.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottage?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.