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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.

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 22 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Shower
  • Year of construction after 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
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Important Information

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  • Buffalo Thorn Buffalo Thorn Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Buffalo Thorn offers self catering accommodation for the family, sleeping 6 guests in two bedrooms with a double and... see more
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      Reviews for Buffalo Thorn

      22 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Marietjie Koekemoer
      02 November 2020

      Super stay!! Neat as a pin, well equipped, absolutely worth every moment, lovely walks in nature - will definitely come back! Loved all of it!!

      Roy Hodgkinson
      26 October 2020

      Buffalo Thorn cottage is absolutely beautiful. We had everything we needed except a fan, which is impossible without electricity. We happened to choose a very hot weekend. Loved our stay and will be back in winter.

      Martie Liebetrau
      24 February 2020

      Wonderful place to stay. Going back soon.

      Tracy Carter
      30 December 2019

      Lovely cottage surrounded by peace and quiet and beautiful areas to hike in. Was very hot though trying to sleep at night and would have loved a fan but there is no electricity at the cottage at all. Some board games in the cottage would have been nice too.

      Tevyn Matthysen
      04 December 2019

      Had a wonderful city break at Buffalo Thorn... Explored abit of the unspoilt bush surrounds and spent time tanning and swimming in the reservoir and sundowners on the patio watching the sunset .. All in all was an amazing stay.

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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