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About Blue Cottages

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.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
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  • Garden Double Cottage Self-catering Garden Double Cottage Self-catering Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Luxury double bed garden cottage,air-con,fully equiped kitchen,lounge, en-suite bathroom, DSTV, Wi-fi, private patio... see more Features:  Queen beds
    • Adults
      • Blue Crane Cottage 2 Blue Crane Cottage 2 Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only This thatched cottage has a double bed with en-suite shower and toilet.It is air-conditioned and has DSTV, Wi-fi and a... see more Features:  Single beds
        • Adults
          • Quail Rondavel 1 Quail Rondavel 1 Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only One bedroom rondavel with double bed, aircon, Wi-fi, DSTV and a bar fridge, en-suite bathroom,toilet and shower .Private... see more Features:  Double beds
            • Adults
              • Quail Rondavel 2 Quail Rondavel 2 Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only One bedroom with two single beds and en-suite shower and toilet, DSTV, aircon, roof fan, Wi-fi, bar fridge. We serve... see more Features:  Single beds
                • Adults
                  • Blue Crane Self-catering Family Suite Blue Crane Self-catering Family Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Large Rondavel with a double bed and a double decker bunk bed. en-suite bathroom, kitchen, DSTV and Wi-fi. Own braai... see more Features:  Double beds, Bunk beds, Sleeper couch
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for Blue Cottages

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                      Sue Alleg
                      03 October 2020

                      Such a lovely quaint family cottage . Comfortable and clean

                      Tinus Oberholzer
                      14 January 2018

                      It is a quaint place in a nice and quiet garden setting

                      Christa Bohmer
                      16 October 2017

                      Overall stay was very nice. Enjoyed the peace and quiet!

                      Thinus Pretorius
                      13 July 2017

                      Nice stay. You exactly get what you have paid for.

                      Cynthia Dunham, South Africa
                      02 February 2017

                      It is a slightly older establishment however, t was clean, the staff were really nice, the location was great for me. Everything worked, internet, TV,aircon so I was really happy. It's a bit of a gem unfortunately not many people find it. The breakfast was great. So staying in that peaceful surrounding on a business trip was awesome

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                      Blue Cottages is 27.2km from the centre of Hoedspruit , the nearest airport 38.2km (Eastgate Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling