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The Herb Cottage  From R750 /night


Sleeps 5 people, 2 Bedrooms.

Two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed,, opening onto ... the patio with the pool and garden view, en-suite. Bedroom 2 - two ¾ beds, en-suite, wheelchair friendly.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Queen, 1 Sofa bed, 2 Single

Bedroom 2

2 Twin bed

From R750 /night


Full Kitchen
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Wheelchair Friendly
Safety Deposit Box

We offer different accommodation on the farm as we love it so much we realised what fun it is to share it with others.

You can choose from:

The Herb Cottage, which is one of the self-catering cottages, has space for 4 or 5 people and has its own swimming pool and braai/BBQ facilities, and a well equipped kitchen. There are lovely walks along the river and in the mountains. Wheelchair friendly.

Frida's View has space for 4 and a deck with a great view, a private pool and braai/BBQ area.

For a romantic getaway for 2, come and stay at Olivia's Secret. Hidden away in the forest, you could easily miss this gem - give it a try!

Then if you love to camp, Coral Tree Camp or Forest Camp is the place for you – some people have called it “glamping” but its really laid back camping with perfect views and facilities. You book out either campsite but they are only accessible with a 4 x 4. Both campsites are pet friendly.

The farm grows avocados, macadamias and herbs and is surrounded by indigenous forest, disappearing up the mountainsides into the mist. You can walk around to explore the area, or visit the Glass Art Studio which is centrally located at the workshop.

It is not recommended to bring a car with low profile tyres on our dirt road but normal sedans will manage to get to the cottages easily. The campsites can only be reached with a 4 x 4 vehicle.

Please note we only take two night stays over weekends.

In Room Facilities:

The cottages have the following facilities:
- Cosy beds and a fireplace
- Fully equipped kitchens
- En-suite bathrooms with bath, basin and toilet
- Free WiFi
- The Herb Cottage is wheelchair friendly

At the campsites, you will find:
- Indoor braai/BBQ facilities for rainy weather
- Wonderful bathrooms with great views

All properties have:
- Private swimming pools
- Outdoor braai/BBQ facilities
- Free parking

Area Information:

* Mountain Biking:
This is a fantastic area for mountain biking, with exquisite scenery. Routes range from laid-back to seriously challenging. There are several major bike races during the year which are very popular as well as laid out trails. Your stay at Tupelo Honey Farm is well situated for your biking enjoyment in the Haenertsburg area and surrounding mountains.

* The Kruger Park:
The biggest game reserve in the country is only 1 ½ hours away, so a day trip is an easy option, going via Tzaneen and Phalaborwa. Or why stop there – you can go through the game reserve directly into Mozambique and on to the coast!

* Debegeni Waterfalls:
Lovely natural waterfalls ½ an hour away – take a picnic and your swimming gear. Enjoy the majesty of the falls, where you can walk, braai, swim and sunbathe or just relax to the sound of the rushing water. The birds and butterflies are abundant so look out for the Cambridge Blue butterfly or Mountain Wagtails flitting between the pools.

* Golf and other Sports:
For the golfer there is the beautiful Tzaneen Country Club, offering a challenging 18 holes. The famous Merensky Golf course at Phalaborwa (where lions , elephant and other wildlife often join your four ball) and the Polokwane course are top class venues and bowls, squash, tennis and horse riding are also available.

* Fishing:
Magoebaskloof has some of the most stunning trout waters in the country. You can fish the local dams and rivers by prior arrangement with the Haenertsburg Trout Association or private land owners. Brown and Rainbow trout populate the waters. For bass, carp, kurper and yellowfish the nearby Tzaneen and Ebernezer dams offer wonderful sport, and spectacular birds and wildlife.

Property Facilities:

- Braai/BBQ facilities
- Swimming pool
- Privacy
- Forest walks
- Mountain views


- Trees:
We are surrounded by wonderful indigenous forests, through which you can wander and enjoy these incredible trees. A tree lover's delight – Forest Fever trees, Tree fucias, Waterberries, Wild Figs, Matumis and Mitserie are but a few of the stunning trees you will encounter on our lovely river walk. Woodbush forest is on our doorstep, second biggest indigenous forest in SA.

- Animals:
As we live in a forest, there are still wild animals to be seen. Bush buck and bush pig are regularly spotted in the mud along the river, and porcupine often leave a quill or two along the road. We also get civets, genets and honey badgers. Endangered Samango monkeys are abundant and you can hear them chattering in the trees.

- Butterflies:
The butterflies around here make this a magical place if you just take time to watch them drift past. Watch a lovely mocker swallowtail flit around the pineapple sage or a yellow pansy sunning itself on the deck or a mother of pearl gleaming in the forest. Lekgalameetse Nature reserve is nearby where even more can be spotted and it’s a good place to take a picnic for the day!

- Birds:
You will hear or if you are lucky see the elusive Narina Trogan in September and October. This is the forest birding paradise! Sightings of Black Fronted Bush Shrikes, Orange Thrushes , Green Twinspots , Purple and Knysna louries, Grey Headed parrots , Long Crested , Crowned and Black Eagle are just a few of the more than 150 species recorded here.

- Don't forget to visit the Glass Art Studio


Extra Info

Property Type Cottage, Self Catering
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Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
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Chanelle Bosch
11 August 2021

Absolutely loved staying at The Herb Cottage, so peaceful and beautiful ! Amazing weekend away from the busy city!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Pretesh Daya
03 November 2020

A wonderful place to escape the hustle of urban life. Situated on an avocado and honey farm with friendly staff is easily accessible by hatchback. The cottage is well equipped and fulfils almost all needs for a comfortable family stay. Hiking trails range from easy to moderately difficult with a river walk forming a lovely way to begin.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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Magoebaskloof Reviews

Phanuel Masangu
21 December 2021

Kuhestan farm cottage offers the best self catering accommodation. Their gardens are so beautiful and the atmosphere so relaxing. Actually this is our second visit in four months.. I think we'll be back in the not too distant future.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Mari Pretorius
22 June 2021

Lots of outdoor activities. There is something for everyone. Really good food and good views. Go hiking, birding, driving, adventurous activities, eating, drinking or just relax. Very dog friendly.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lisa Mayer
27 April 2021

The Herb Cottage was lovely, situated in the this lush Forrest.
Tzaneen area absolutely great.
If you got a 4x4 take the forest drive in Woodbush Forest.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Sanet Day
10 January 2021

Forest walks by the Dap Naude dam.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Pretesh Daya
03 November 2020


Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Bevan Turner
11 September 2020

We loved our stay at Lind-End, we stayed in the Studio which was very pleasing with its modern decor and facilities. Apple TV with Netflix, Prime Video and Showmax. A Braai Area, and a outside deck with an amazing view of the George's Valley. They have a gorgeous pool on the site which is shared with other guest, we were lucky that we had the farm to our self for the most part. Our host Samantha was excellent, and provided us with lots of ideas of what to do in the area. We enjoyed many walks in the mist and rain and in the sunshine right from outside the Lind-end Gate, and also loved the Louis Changouin Trail from Haenertsburg. Would definitely be back again.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Stephanie le Grange
17 February 2020

Beautiful forests, dams and good options available to eat out!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anette Erasmus
29 December 2019

Visited the Berry farm to pick organic Berries, and really enjoyed lunch and cheese cake at the restaurant.
Also visited Pot and Plaugh for their very famous pizza.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
25 December 2019

Scenery!!!!! Fruit!!!!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Johannes Andries GREYLING
04 November 2019


Superb. 5 out of 5