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About Buffalo Thorn

Buffalo Thorn is a secluded and private self-catering, off-grid cottage on Kokopelli Farm set against the mountain side with clear and vast views over the Buffelsfontein valley onto the impressive Magaliesberg mountains on the horizon.

The cottage is fully equipped including hot water, fridge/freezer and stove/oven. Bedding and towels are provided. There is a braai area overlooking the valley.

Swimming is available in the farm reservoir close by overlooking the valley making it the ideal place to cool off and absorb the vast view. Buffalo Thorn Cottage offers you the ideal environment and scenery that is not just relaxing but truly soul enriching.

Seclusion is guaranteed. Enjoy the evenings gazing into spectacular night skies and listening to the call of the jackals. Swimming is available in the farm reservoir.

Please note - Access to the farm is not suitable for low-profile vehicles, but no 4X4 is required. The cottage is off grid with no electricity.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Cosy
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Shower
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Languages Spoken

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

Important Information

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      Reviews for Buffalo Thorn

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      Lydia Cooke
      22 July 2019

      All four beautiful souls enjoyed absolutely everything about Buflo Thorn! The cottage was cosy and more comfortable than expected. Alan & Whales where absolutely incredible.A simple hike through the gorge became a life changing adventure as we got to scale a sheer rock face!Buflo Thorn is a magical place, every morning brings something new, it has many hidden treasures!This amazingly gorgeous place will become a permanent fixture in our traveling agenda.Simply the best hide away stay found in Gauteng, easy to reach and once there you feel like you're in the middle of no where.I think it is...
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      Adrienne Smit
      18 June 2019

      Great hikes which children can easily participate in and beautiful views. I particularly liked the stone cottage which had everything we required and an awesome braai area. My only recommendation would be to check out the gas geyser as the water was luke warm.

      David Hamilton
      17 March 2019

      Kokopelli cottage is a beautiful quiet retreat from the city. Stunning surroundings and all the peace you can ever need.

      Pearl Motene
      20 November 2018

      The trip was amazing. Wells was helpful showing me around and taking walks. I enjoyed my stay.

      Breanne Robb
      03 May 2018

      We had a wonderful stay! Lovely venue, lovely atmosphere. Peaceful and private.

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      Buffalo Thorn is 21.2km from the centre of Magaliesburg , the nearest airport 63.6km (Lanseria International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling