The Herb Cottage, Magoebaskloof, Limpopo Province – Home 3013290 Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- 2 nights min stay
The Herb Cottage, Magoebaskloof, Limpopo Province – Home 3013290
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 4
- 2 nights min stay
- Swimming pool
- Ask owner if suitable for children
- Car essential
- Ask about pets
Description from owner
The Herb Cottage is located on a working avocado and herb farm, tucked away in the Magoebaskloof mountains of the Limpopo. It is a fully self contained cottage with two bedrooms (one queen size bed and the other room with two three quarter beds) with en suite bathrooms and an outside shower looking onto the forest. There is a well equipped kitchen, very comfortable lounge opening onto the deck with a plunge pool and barbecue area.
For cold misty nights there is a cosy log fire.
We are wheelchair friendly with a gentle ramp entrance and handy holds in the bathroom and outside shower.
The garden stretches down to a pond and a river walk, with a picnic area where you can just relax and watch the birds and listen to the river tumble past. The butterflies are worth taking time to watch, and we have several rare birds only found in our forest area. The Samango monkeys are usually found chattering in the trees nearby and the water is cool and clear to drink.
Its the perfect escape from city life, and good place for honeymooners to come. But for those who are more active, there are plenty of walks on the farm and also nearby. Its good bicycling country and Haenertsburg, the closest small town has several charming restaurants and shops to get side tracked in. Tzaneen is 30 kms away where you can stock up with food - and can make a day of it and go to the Kruger National Park, which is only an hour and a half away.
There are plenty of festivals which are really fun events - the Berry festival, Kiwi festival and Spring fair, to mention a few. Swimming and biking events are well advertised too.
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
- 2 Family bathrooms
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Shared garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking
- This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- Please contact the owner
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.
2 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
About the owner
- Calendar updated:
- 05 Jun 2020
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
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– based on 11 reviews
- Very Good
“Very nice Cottage”
If looking for accommodation for 4 or less, this is an excellent self catering option. The access road might be a bit daunting for a sportscar so a high riding vehicle might be best. The cottage was v… More
“"Can we rather live here forever?"”
That is the question my boys asked me every day we were at The Herb Cottage.... The Herb Cottage is a magical place and we were all under her spell within the first hour after we arrived..... I must… More
“Great forest getaway”
The cottage is spacious with lots of natural light from the big windows and glass doors. It has two bedrooms with on suite bathrooms, the master bedroom and bathroom has great views of the garden. The… More
Owner's reply: Thanks for the review Thys, I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourselves here. Looking forward to hosting you again.
“The one I didn't want to review because I want to keep it a secret...”
A well-appointed hideaway at the end of an "interesting" dirt road into the valley. The Herb Cottage has everything you need for a self-catered weekend (or longer) away. We were only 2 but… More
Owner's reply: Thanks for the review Charles. So pleased you enjoyed yourselves at Herb Cottage!
“Magoebaskloof at its best”
We spent a wonderful week at The Herb Cottage. The cottage is luxurious, with a large kitchen, comfortable beds and couches, and a lush garden that borders on a river. The cottage is located right in … More
Owner's reply: Thanks Salome for the review. Hopefully you will come back soon and we'll give you some bug spray in case of emergencies!
So glad that I found this little piece of heaven. Do not be put off by the road to the cottage a normal sedan can comfortably get through. The peace and tranquility is a total detox to the rush and st… More
Owner's reply: Thanks Stephen for the review - we enjoyed having you at the Herb Cottage and hope you come back again
“Forest Paradise generously shared with other mere frazzled mortals”
I would not be put off a visit to this gem by claims of a 4x4 being a requirement to traverse the winding farm road to the cottage as any sedan with good clearance and a driver with patience will get … More
Owner's reply: Thanks Dennis! You were such enthusiastic guests it was a pleasure getting to know you.
“Ideal spot for a recharge”
The Herb Cottage is a little piece of heaven! Private and secluded, it offers the ideal opportunity to relax and recharge. The setting of the cottage is also lovely - looking out into the forest, with… More
Owner's reply: Ann it was wonderful having you here over last weekend - come back in summer when you can lie next to the pool and totally relax!
“The perfect place to reconnect and rejuvenate”
The Herb Cottage is the ultimate getaway if you need quiet, connected time with your family. The cottage is charming and pefectly kitted out, set in a forest with a garden filled with flowers, birds … More
“Relaxing stay in the rain forest”
We stayed in The Herb Cottage for 2 perfect relaxing nights in late 2013 probably soon after the cottage was first open for visitors. I have looked for it on Trip Adviser many times without success bu… More
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