Lying 5 km from Citrusdal, at the foothills of the Cederberg, Wolfkop Nature Reserve is a...
Lying 5 km from Citrusdal, at the foothills of the Cederberg, Wolfkop Nature Reserve is a 450-hectare reserve offering privately appointed cottages and a variety of outdoor activities.
Accommodation is provided in four cottages blending neatly into the setting, with beautiful views of the Olifants River Valley. Individually decorated with African art and colours, each cottage has a unique ambience. Tolbos and Boegoe have two bedrooms each. The one room contains a queen -size bed and the other room has two single beds, as well as two extra sleeper couches in the living area for two additional guests. Harpuishuis features three bedrooms; one room with a queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom, another with a queen-size bed and the third with two single beds. There are also two sleeper couches in the living area for additional guests.
All the rooms have comfortable mattresses and percale bedding, as well as an indoor and outdoor shower. The kitchen is open plan and well-equipped, including fresh orange juice in season and fresh coffee beans and a grinder for the perfect cuppa. The lounge area boasts high ceilings, deep sofas for the obligatory afternoon siestas, and an open fireplace to accompany a fine glass of plonk in winter. Double doors open onto a terrace fitted with hammocks and a Jacuzzi, while at the back there is a dedicated jungle gym for the kids staying at Tolbos and Boegoe.
You can also spot a variety of animal life, from duikers to porcupine and tortoises; you may even stumble across leopard spoor. Depending on the time of year, there are various flowers in bloom. Make sure you get here in August and September for the classic psychedelic daisy displays. Hiking and mountain bike trails, fishing in the dam or river, canoeing, San Bushman paintings, great rock formations and diverse fynbos are just some of the things you can experience here. And then there's the wider Cederberg Wilderness Area and Citrusdal itself. Though not exactly a metropolis, the town has a good steakhouse called Die Sitrus,a decent coffee shop for during the day, and soothing hot springs at The Baths.,