Zwakala River Retreat  Verified Listing

Magoebaskloof > Limpopo > South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.9 / 5
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Member since: 26 July 2017

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Legodi Cottage (From R1750 /night.)

Sleeps 4 people.

Legodi Cottage is a two bedroomed cottage which sleeps 4 ... people comfortably. There is also space for 2 children on the large built in couches surrounding the fireplace. Fully equipped with gas stove and fridge, large inside fireplace, outside braai area.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R1750 /night

The Cob House (From R1750 /night.)

Sleeps 4 people.

A beautiful eco-friendly two bedroomed cottage built from stone and ... earth using the Cob sustainable building method. The cottage has two bathrooms, one en-suite and one separate. The lounge area has two full sized single mattresses on a built in sleeper

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R1750 /night

The Barn House Loft Apartment 1 (From R990 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

Loft Apartment in old Barn House. Bedroom upstairs with ... double bed and lounge area with fireplace and separate bathroom downstairs. Opening up onto communal veranda with fully equipped kitchen on the one end.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R990 /night

The Barn House Loft Apartment 2 (From R990 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

Loft Apartment in old Barn House. Bedroom upstairs with ... double bed and lounge area with fireplace and separate bathroom downstairs. Opening up onto communal veranda with fully equipped kitchen on the one end.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R990 /night

Zwakala Campsite (From R300 /night.)

Sleeps 20 people.

Our Limpopo camping site is situated next to the Broederstroom ... River. Experience the quietness and the beauty of the stars at night. The gurgling of the river over rapids and small waterfalls will ensure the best sleep ever.

From R300 /night

Kholo's Campsite (From R600 /night.)

Sleeps 6 people.

This is a beautiful private campsite on the banks of ... the broedestroom river. It has a kitchen, flush toilet and a shower. Go for a dip in the river and soak up the sun in absolute peace. Please note 4x4 cars ONLY.

From R600 /night

The Honey House (From R990 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

Lovely cottage for two with a on suite bathroom, fully ... equipped kitchen and fireplace to keep you cozy.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R990 /night
Full Kitchen
Garden
Patio
Stove
Fridge
Microwave
Covid-19 Certified
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Fireplace
Tea and coffee facilities

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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Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Wedding
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Reviews

Sara Garratt
12 July 2021

Zwakala is a treat! Comfortable and beautiful - the kind of place where your soul sings. We hope we will be back when it's warmer and we can enjoy the river. A beautiful place to both explore the surroundings, and just relax in front of the cottage.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Aldre De Jager
03 January 2020

We had a magical stay at Zwakala, right next to the river, so tranquil and we even caught a few fish.

Denise is a superstar and went out of her way to make our visit as comfortable as possible.

We will definitely visit again!

Superb. 5 out of 5
FRANK DE VILLIERS
01 January 2020

We had a local lager at and a good meal at the Zwakala Brewery. Our accommodation, Honey House was a 2 minute drive from the restaurant. The unit had fantastic linen and lots of attention to detail.
There is no electricity, but adds to the charm. We had the best sleep in months.

The road is difficult to drive on if you have a small city car. Next time we will take food with to braai at the cottage.

Overall this stay exceeded our expectations.

Superb. 5 out of 5
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

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
Sanet Day
10 January 2021

Forest walks by the Dap Naude dam.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Pretesh Daya
03 November 2020

Scenic.

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
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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
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