Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve

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Situated 290 km from Johannesburg on the Waterval Boven, Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve. This fine establishment embraces an enclosed valley of approximately 257 hectares and some of the most beautiful mountain country to be found in the Waterval Boven district. The climate is typical of summer rainfall areas with winter and summer mean temperatures of between six degrees in winter and 34 degrees in summer to be expected.

Nourished by the Joubert spruit tributary of the Elands river, the natural water supply is fountain fed from the mountain tops and of the highest quality. At no stage during the past 60 years has the stream ever dried up. The Nature Reserve is ecologically contained and home to many species of fauna such as bush buck, baboon, klipspringer, duiker, steenbok, vaal reed buck, vervet monkeys, leopard, genet, rooikat and rock pythons to name a few. There is also an abundance of bird life, including black eagle, steppe buzzard as well as various kites and falcons.

Rich in natural and South African history, the kloof and slopes of the valley once housed President Paul Kruger's commandos during the period of his escape to exile via Lourenco Marques, now Maputo. Circular rock encampments with old Martini Henry rifle shells and enamel mugs used by the Boer soldiers and Scouts are sometimes unearthed on the property.
  • Minimum Stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 23
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Pets Permitted*

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

23 Reviews on Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve

The area is very quiet and private. The walks along the river bank are great.

18 June 2014

Lovely place and lovely staff even Whiskey the dog was an awesome welcoming committee for our beloved pet. Would recommend... thank you!

10 January 2014

We only stayed overnight but loved the accommodation. The scenery was breath taking. would love to visit here again with family.

19 December 2013

Enjoyed our stay at Rockydrift Private Nature Reseve from start to finish. Rained a bit on the day we arrived limiting activities we could do. On the second day we got to do some hiking, climbing up the top was calorie burning and so much fun for us as a group. It was 6 of us. There is a volleyball pitch as well as a ball but we didn't get to play much as we didn't have enough time. Did a small barbecue later on in the evening. The webster house kitchen is fully equipped and we found nothing really to complain about. The staff homes are close to the webster house but that didn't worry us, they didn't disturb us one bit. Nice linen, comfortable beds and wonderful antique setting for almost everything. Reserve in an area almost remote. No noise, no pollution, full of fresh air and very peaceful. If there wasn't many other areas i would like to visit i really wouldn't mind staying at this reserve in the future during my holidays. I give it 10/10. My holiday was worthy it.

23 November 2013

Lovely venue! Great for kids. Beautiful scenery. Do it!! Rustic and lovely South African venue.

17 July 2013
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Room information

Owl House x 1

Includes: Self-catering

This cottage has one bedroom equipped with a queen-size bed, and contains a separate bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchenette and 22 square meters open-plan living area equipped with fire place, flat-screen TV and full DStv. Towels and bedding are provided.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Shower only, Shared bathroom
Beds Queen beds
Other Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Radio, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
TV DVD player, Television, Satellite TV, M-Net, Local channels, DStv
Views Mountain, Garden

Webster House x 1

Includes: Self-catering

This self-catering cottage offers three bedrooms, two with queens-size beds and one bedroom with two single beds. There are two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite, they include a bath and two showers between them. There is also an additional sleeping area for two people in the lounge. Full DStv.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shared bathroom
Beds Queen beds, Sleeper couch, Single beds
Other Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Radio, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
TV DVD player, Television, DStv
Views Mountain, Garden, River

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