Zwakala River Retreat  Verified Listing

  • The Cob House in Magoebaskloof, Limpopo, South Africa
    The Cob House
  • The Cob House
    The Cob House
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    The Cob House
  • The Barn House
    The Barn House
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    The Barn House
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    The Barn House
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    Legodi Cottage
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  • Zwakala Campsite
    Zwakala Campsite
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    Zwakala Campsite
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    Zwakala Campsite
  • The Farmhouse
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Full Kitchen
Stove
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Fireplace
Garden
Fridge
Braai/BBQ Area
Tea and coffee facilities
Patio
Microwave
Parking on Premises
Zwakala River Retreat is a perfect place to chill and get away from the stress of the city life. Our Limpopo self-catering accommodation is simply beautiful and in some of the accommodation we have chosen not to have electricity. Instead we believe that the simplicity of candle light and lamps, steaming hot water from a donkey boiler and a 'lekka' fire make for romance, talking, dreaming and togetherness. For those of you who need electricity for reasons of your own, our newly renovated Farm House and The Barn House are connected.
In Room Facilities:
All cottages are fully equipped with linen, down duvets, towels and kitchen equipment. A gas fridge and stove, hot water from either gas water heaters or from an old fashioned donkey boiler lit by our staff each morning and evening.

Area Information:
* Cheese farm
Wegraakbosch organic dairy – just up the road and well worth a visit

* Cheerio and Sequoia Gardens
Largely exotic gardens which explode into a myriad of colours in the spring time.

* Magoebaskloof Adventures
Canopy zip line tours, kloofing, abseiling, river tubing and quad bikes. Awesome adventure activites!

* Hiking trails and walks
There are a number of walks to take from the farm and also a number of other marked trails in the area.

* Indigenious Medicinal Plants
The farm is full of indigenous medicinal plants such as
Artemisia Afra;
Lippia Javanica;
Leonotus Leonorus;
Heliachrysum;
St. Johns Wort - Hypericum Revolatum

Property Facilities:
Braai facilities outside with a fire pit for sitting around. Log burning fireplaces inside all the cottages!

Attractions:
* River:
The river is perfect for swimming in and is renowned for it s clear waters and restorative qualities

* Trout Fishing:
River fishing on a 2.5km river stretch. Catch and release. Fee charged per rod per day. Wild Browns and stocked Rainbow trout.

* Mountain Bike trails:
There are a number of marked mountain bike trails in the area from 10km to 80km. Brilliant area for altitude training and single track trails.

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Property Type Cottage, Camp, Self Catering
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Reviews

Anette Erasmus
29 December 2019
We had a wonderful 4 night stay at Zwakala River Kholo camp. The camp has a kitchen and small dining area as well as separate toilet and shower. Hot water is always available.
The fire pit and boma area is well planned and wood was provided.
We especially enjoyed the hot water in the additional outside open shower overlooking the river.
The river swim was refreshing and the kids had lots of fun.
Our host Denise was very friendly and accommodating in assisting us to charge specialized equipment at the main restaurant about 1km from the camp.
Really enjoyed our stay!
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Rory Spence
22 December 2019
A beautiful little cottage! So quite with a beautiful view. Rustic with small little detail to make it special! ❤️
Superb. 5 out of 5
Ling-yi Huang
04 November 2019
Great place to stay ! Very beautiful and relaxing environment. Zwakala Brewery is definitely also a treat ! Very friendly and helpful staff that is willing to assist in any way!
Best place to watch a rugby final !
Superb. 5 out of 5
r0sscairns
17 March 2018
My wife and I got married at Mina’s and we can not recommend this place more! Whether it’s for a wedding, a quiet family weekend or a few beers at the brewery, it is a fantastic option in the gorgeous Magoebaskloof area. A family run farm where you leave feeling like friends. The accommodation is wonderfully rustic farm stay in a tranquil setting. It will always be very dear to our hearts and we will be back to visit regularly.
Superb. 5 out of 5
HELEN M
17 February 2018
Camping here is the most restful and soulful break for city slickers and country folk alike. The River snakes past the campsite and you sit around the fire listening to it gurgling along. Swing off the rope and plunge into its refreshing water or go for a long forest walk. If you prefer more home comforts book one of the riverside cob houses. No electricity, no WiFi, but so so cozy and relaxing you get to recharge the battery that is most important, your precious life.
Superb. 5 out of 5
danib36
08 January 2018
No electricity. Light a fire under a donkey boiler for hot water. Cook outdoors on a open fire. Swim in the river in front of your cottage. Walk up to the craft beer brewery on the farm, the beer is great. Cycling or walk for hours on routes in the forests surrounding you. Gaze up into the star filled night sky, you might even catch one shooting through. This place is fabulous!
Stayed in the Cob house. Its basic, but fully kitted out kitchen (no electricity, you don't need it!) the most comfortable beds. The water is pipping hot. Can't wait to return there as soon as we can.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Vibhuti A
03 September 2015
The most idyllic setting for a lodge. Pine trees, mountains, sound of the gushing water, wooden cottages by the river, fireplace, no wifi, pure bliss. Add to that the warmest hosts I have ever met so far, delicious home made food. It doesn't get any better than this.

The cottages themselves are cozy and comfortable with all the basic amenities present for a self-catered place. I am personally partial to the Cob House having stayed there twice. I think it has the best location but I might just be biased.
Superb. 5 out of 5

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Magoebaskloof Reviews

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
FRIEDA BRITZ
25 December 2019
Scenery!!!!! Fruit!!!!
Superb. 5 out of 5
Johannes Andries GREYLING
04 November 2019
Nature!
Superb. 5 out of 5
Elsie van Rooyen
30 October 2018
The scenery and friendly people in Magoebaskloof.
Superb. 5 out of 5