Zwakala River Retreat  Verified Listing

  • The Cob House in Magoebaskloof, Limpopo, South Africa
    The Cob House
  • The Cob House
    The Cob House
  • The Cob House
    The Cob House
  • The Barn House
    The Barn House
  • The Barn House
    The Barn House
  • The Barn House
    The Barn House
  • Legodi Cottage
    Legodi Cottage
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    Legodi Cottage
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    Legodi Cottage
  • Zwakala Campsite
    Zwakala Campsite
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    Zwakala Campsite
  • Zwakala Campsite
    Zwakala Campsite
  • The Farmhouse
    The Farmhouse
  • The Farmhouse
    The Farmhouse
  • The Farmhouse
    The Farmhouse
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    The Farmhouse
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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Microwave
Tea and coffee facilities
Parking on Premises
Fridge
Patio
Fireplace
Garden
Stove
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.
Property Facilities:
Braai facilities outside with a fire pit for sitting around. Log burning fireplaces inside all the cottages!

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

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.

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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Extra Info
Property Type Camp, Cottage, Self Catering
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Wedding
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Reviews

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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