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Thistledown Country House is set on 20 acres nestling amongst farmlands just below the Karkloof Hills in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. These hills are covered with the second largest tract of indigenous forest in South Africa.

You are offered elegant country living in the restored farmhouse. The five double, en suite bedrooms are tastefully decorated in cream and white. Meals at Thistledown are memorable. Although cosmopolitan in nature, there is a strong Japanese influence, with many of the sauces being specially imported from Japan. Booking for lunches and dinners is essential. Thistledown Country House in the tranquil Karkloof Valley is the ideal place to escape.

Over the tree and a half years that Thistledown Country House has been operating, it has become known for its hospitality, fine food and comfortable accommodation. This is evident from the many comments written by guests in the visitors' book.

Some of the comments ('best-kept secret' and 'where have you been hidden?') imply a lack of awareness. This is not because there has been no advertising it would appear, however, that word of mouth and good editorial from journalists do better. Perhaps the lack of knowledge is linked to the fact that Thistledown Country House nestles in the foothills of the Karkloof Valley, a relatively undiscovered and undeveloped (tourism-wise) part of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). The agencies charged with the promotion of KZN also appear to be unaware of this beautiful valley and one wonders why. For the Karkloof hills sport the second largest tract of indigenous forest in the country - and it is considered the most pristine.
En Suite Bedroom 5
Lunch on request
Dinner on request
Veranda
Bird watching
Hiking
Cycling
Fishing
Linen Provided
Tennis Court Nearby
Bowls Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Mountain Biking Nearby
Beach Nearby

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Property Type Guest House
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Wedding
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