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About Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages

Magoebaskloof Birders’ Cottages are located on Dragonwyck Farm in the Magoebaskloof on the edge of the Limpopo Drakensberg escarpment. Accommodation comprises two self-catering cottages surrounded by indigenous plants, providing the ideal habitat for many birds and animals. The cottages are accessed by a 2 km dirt road. The road is not suitable for low profile cars or drivers who are unaccustomed to dirt roads.

The Trogon Cottage features one bedroom furnished with a double bed and a bathroom consisting of a shower only. Hot water is supplied by a wood-burning stove and solar geyser. The two-bedroom Robin Cottage features one en-suite room consisting of a shower and an outdoor bath and the other has a mezzanine with a double bed and two single beds on the lower level. Linen and towels are provided in both cottages and each unit also has a kitchen equipped with an gas stove, fridge-freezer, microwave, and barbecue facilities. The cottages are no-smoking and smokers are kindly requested to smoke outside. Unfortunately no pets are allowed.

Dragonwyck Farm is a working farm producing avocados, kiwis and indigenous plants, and various walks can be enjoyed on the farm which follow the streams and provide access to escarpment forest. Woodbush Forest, one of the premier birding spots in South Africa, is also a short drive away and there are a number of scenic drives in the district for excellent bird watching opportunities. Fishing and adventure activities can also be participated in in the Haenertsburg area.

Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages Rooms

Reviews for Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages

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Mia Ackermann, South Africa
11 August 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty and simplicity of the cottage, the unexpected romance of a nearby waterfall, outside bath and remoteness. Will definitely be returning soon!

Lisa Laas, South Africa
22 June 2015

We planned a short, much needed getaway. Just for 2. It was fabulous! We had a wonderful stay. Surroundings so tranquil. Nothing comes close to this atmosphere. And so well equipped! Thank you very much!! Willem & Lisa

Rosario Douglas, South Africa
14 March 2015

This cottage was very nice, clean and larger than we expected.  The place has been well designed to provide you with lots of windows to look out in different directions.  I loved the kitchen which was very well appointed.  Seed was provided to feed the colorful birds.  The samango monkeys came by briefly but did not bother us.Very quiet and relaxing.   The road to the cottage is a bit rough but with the right vehicle it is ok.Did not have time to explore the trails nearby.  We would return and stay longer if we are in the area.

Alistair Routledge, South Africa
01 December 2014

I recently enjoyed a week in Trogon cottage and can't recommend it highly enough. Very comfortable accommodations, and fantastic birding, too!

Phil Alves, South Africa
25 November 2014

This place is just the best.

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Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages Map

Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages is 11km from the centre of Haenertsburg , the nearest airport 61.1km (Polokwane Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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