Blue Cottages

46 Guest Reviews
46 Customer Reviews
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  • Dining area
  • Description
  • Facilities
Set in a four-acre tropical garden, with a magnificent Drakensberg escarpment backdrop, Blue Cottages offers delightfully quaint accommodation in six individual cottages (including self catering and family options).

The main house comprises the original farm manager’s cottage built in 1948, by Captain Drury, on the pioneering Olifants River Estate.The original lampposts imported especially by Drury from London, can still be seen on the road leading to Blue Cottages.

The main farmhouse is next to Monsoon Gallery & Mad Dogz Café, which is forms part of the Blue Cottages.
The stunning Blyde River Canyon route is nearby, as are opportunities for rafting, hiking and bird watching,hot-air balloon rides and game viewing drives can also be arranged on request. Kruger Park’s Phalaborwa and Orpen gates are an hour’s drive away.
  • Minimum Stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering, Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 21
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 46
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

46 Reviews on Blue Cottages

The cottages are set in a jungle like garden. We used the family cottage and found it comfortable and spacious enough for three adults (son of 17). A kitchen in the rondavel for self catering. We were served a lovely dinner under the stars in the garden. Tony and Tertia made us feel welcome and we will definitely stay there again. Bigger soaps could be provided in the family cottage.

02 May 2014

Well taken care of. If you are looking for tranquillity and beautiful gardens and still be nearby places to visit, then Blue Cottages is the place to stay at. Service was beyond excellent. The personal touch by the owners - lets just say that they are a rare gem.

21 April 2014

Excellent value for money. Really enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay there again. Peace and quiet.

12 August 2013

What a beautiful, peaceful place to stay. We were very comfortable and the gardens are lovely. We enjoyed our delicious breakfasts and evening meal with Tony and Tersia. Thank you so much.

05 August 2013

We liked the warm welcome and care very much. Dinner was very fine and enjoyable.

29 June 2013
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Room information

Blue Crane Self-catering Family Suite x 1

Includes: B & B

Large Rondavel with a double bed, double sleeper couch and a double decker bunk bed Thereis an en-suite bathroom, kitchen and DStv. There is also a braai area.

Blue Crane Cottage 1 x 1

Includes: B & B

These cottages are a delightful cluster of two cottages nestling under enormous trees and can sleep up to six people if requested and is perfect for a family. This cluster of cottages has a separate lounge with 1 sleeper couch. This unit has got a fully equipped kitchen for the guests who would prefer to self-catering with his own barbeque patio. Blue Crane Cottage 1, with a double bed has its own separate bath/shower/toilet in the garden next to the Cottage. Blue Crane Cottage 2, with two single beds has its own en-suite bathroom.

Blue Crane Cottage 2 x 1

Includes: B & B

Rondavel with two single beds with en-suite bathroom, ceiling fans.

Garden Double Cottage x 1

Includes: B & B

This cottage is ideal for a romantic getaway for two. Situated in a secluded part of the wonderful wooded garden, Garden Double has a private patio and garden, lounge, TV, fully equipped kitchenette and en-suite bathroom, lounge, private patio,air conditioned.

Quail Rondavel 1 x 1

Includes: B & B

Quail Cottages are two lovely cottages, Quail Cottage 2 with 2 single beds and an en-suite bathroom and Quail Cottage 1 with a double bed, and its own separate shower/toilet in the garden next to the cottage. These cottages have their own barbeque patio, TV, and ceiling fans. Rondavel, 1 bedroom with double bed, with bathroom/toilet/shower, in another rondavel in the garden, ceiling-fans.

Quail Rondavel 2 x 1

Includes: B & B

Rondavel, one bedroom with two single beds with en-suite bathroom, ceiling fans.

Weavers Nest Family Suite x 1

Includes: B & B

Situated in the original farmhouse, this lovely suite has two separate rooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds, sharing a bathroom. It also has a separate lounge with air conditioning, TV, and private patio.

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