Die Kliphuisie  Verified Listing

Excellent Rating: 4.9 / 5
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Member since: 30 June 2018

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Die Kliphuisie  From R630 /night


Sleeps 4 people, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom.

The Cottage comprises of one Bedroom with a Double Bed. The ... Living Area is furnished with a Sleeper Couch.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Double

Bedroom 2 and Lounge

1 Sofa bed

From R630 /night


Shared Bathroom
Bath towels
Covid-19 Certified
Outdoor furniture
Pet Friendly
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Hiking/Walking trails
Dining Area

Welcome to Die Kliphuisie.

Die Kliphuisie is surrounded by the majestic foothills of the Sonderend Mountains near Bonnievale in the Western Cape. Guests can enjoy hiking trails that promise breathtaking views and a laid back atmosphere with candles and a cozy fireplace. Set on a farm, you can indulge in outdoor activities such as bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, star gazing, swimming, fishing and loads more.

Die Kliphuisie is pet friendly and perfect for nature lovers. If you are tired of city noises, this is the place for you!

It is a safe environment, 22km to the nearest town, Bonnievale and 38km to the historic town, Swellendam. Your sedan vehicle will get you here, but please note that there is a 16km gravel road.

The cottage has one double bedroom. In the open-plan living area there is a sleeper couch. You are also welcome to pitch a tent. There is a kayak and paddles that guests are welcome to use. Please note there is no electricity.

Facilities include:

Linen and towels for the double bedroom (2 people)
Kitchen equipped for 6
Indoor bathroom with shower
Cooking pots, pan, kettle, black 'potjie'
Dishwashing liquid, dish cloths, bin liners
Caravan gas fridge with small freezer compartment
2-plate gas burners
Braai grid and utensils
Braai drum outside, braai area inside
Candles and matches
4 Plastic chairs for outside use
1 Sun umbrella
Toilet paper
"Donkie" water heater (wood provided)
Wood available @ R30 per bag (Please order in advance)

Bring your own:

Swimming towels
Drinking water / Bottled water
Torch / camp lights / reading light
Peacefull sleep / Doom
Fire lighters
Wood (also available to buy @ R30/bag)
Bed linen/ sleeping bags/ pillows/ towels for the additional guests (not using double bedroom)


Extra Info

Property Type Cottage, Self Catering
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots
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Hendrik Mostert
24 February 2022

If any place has under-promised and over-delivered, it is Die Kliphuisie. No cellphone reception, no electricity (aside from the solar powered lights), gas fridge, gas plate stove and a donkie for hot water. Perfect quiet and a fish eagle calling down at the river.
Do not expect luxuries. Everything you need to make the stay comfortable is provided, but the real luxury is just being here.
This is truly a place you can just unwind and get away from it all. If you crave connectivity, move right along, because this is not the place for you. If quiet and privacy is what you need, Ronel's number is at the bottom of the page.
Thank you for a fantastic couple of days. We have already booked our next visit.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Willem Adriaan Van Heerden
27 December 2021

I was there before and will go back anytime.. people who visit this will always go back. Thank you Ronel you are a star.

Superb. 5 out of 5
22 November 2021

Loved being back here at our home away from home. Thanks you Kliphuisie for another special weekend away in your cosy cottage by the river!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Johan Marais
10 March 2021

Spent a few nights there and pure bliss. Away from the rat race, has everything one needs and loved the outside shower where you can watch the stars. Ate figs off the trees in the garden and just too early for the pomegranates. Highly recommended.

Superb. 5 out of 5
John Vaughan
21 February 2021

Die Kliphuisie is a very special place , with some of the best river frontage on the Sonderend river . The house is comfortable , functional and clean. Fishing is good . LED lights in the bedroom ,bathroom , stoep and living area provide lighting , take extra torches or lamps for back up. The wood fired donkey boiler gives you hot water . One cant help enjoying the feeling of isolation and being close to nature that the cottage offers.
Ronel is an excellent host and goes the extra mile to make sure her guests are comfortable
We will definetly be back.

Superb. 5 out of 5
09 December 2020

This place has stolen our hearts! The perfect way to switch off from city life and reconnect with ourselves. Loved everything about it from Ronel's friendly and welcoming hospitality when we arrived to the cabin's rustic and unbeatable setting on the river. Our little one LOVED exploring in the kayak with us to the secret waterfall and all the nature walks and animals. What a special place. Can't wait to come back ❤️.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Yolande Toerien
14 September 2020

What a lovely little cottage. You have everything you need and the donkey water system is so fun to use. I must say that we have been all over South Africa and stayed in a lot of accommodation and the Kliphuisie is now one off my top 3.
There is so much to do - and if you do not want to do anything - you can sit at the table in the cottage and look at the river.
We saw a little wild buck in the middle of the road and fish eagle and the farm animals are so beautiful.
The little mountain ridges that surround the cottage looks like a picture.
I am very reluctant to write this review because I want to keep this little cottage a secret.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ferdi Boshoff
09 January 2020

Kliphuisie was very nice and extremely quiet.
I love the Donkey warm water system and the fact that there is no electricity (except for LED's powered from batteries) which brings you closer to nature.
I could only stay for two days but it was worth it.
Going to Bonnievale, the closest town was also not an issue as it's not very far.

Superb. 5 out of 5
17 October 2019

Fantastic place beautiful views

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Dawn Mohr
17 September 2019

We have officially made this our number 1 place to go and "get away" from it all.
Love everything about this place, even the lack of electricity!

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Bonnievale Reviews

lolla orb
18 May 2022

The nature and views are incredible.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Quintin April
13 May 2022

I liked the scenic Tradouw Pass, visited the waterfall, and Die Drupkelder cave.
We had lunch at Diesel & Creme. Very impressed with their food once again.
We also visited Ronnies Sex Shop. Nice novelty pub to visit.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lynette Best
16 August 2021

The mountains, nostalgia, cheese and wine...Van Loveren the best!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Dorothy May Patterson
03 April 2021

We enjoyed lunch at Viljoensdrift and Catharinas and also having dinner on the private patio watching the sun set over the mountains. The King size bed was super comfortable and the large fenced garden made it very private for us and our scotty dogs.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Alechia Karstens Lee
04 October 2020

It’s a beautiful place!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Theo Wayne Vergotine
04 January 2020

Exploring the area, friendliness in the area.

Superb. 5 out of 5
06 December 2019

Small town but not much to see.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Lynette Best
06 May 2019

The rich history and wine cellars. Van Loveren staff very friendly and felt welcome.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5