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About Ellie's Self-Catering Cottage

Ellie's Self-Catering Cottage offers comfortable overnight accommodation in a spacious unit, situated in Waterval Boven. This shaded and tranquil unit rests on the bank of the Elands River, featuring a variety of lovely bird life.

This charming unit consists of a private bedroom with an open en-suite bathroom, a kitchenette and a lounge area with a TV. All linen and towels are provided, as well as toiletries. Easy view DStv is provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own decoder and smart card.

Officially known as Emgwenya, this is a small town located on the edge of the Escarpment on the banks of the Elands River. It is above the 75m Elands Falls on the railway line from Pretoria to Maputo, in Mpumalanga.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • Austrian

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  • Unit Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This is a comfortably furnished unit with a spacious bedroom and an open-style bathroom. Features:  Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio see more Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Fan, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Garden views
    from R550 For 2 guests
    • Adults

      Reviews for Ellie's Self-Catering Cottage

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      Lettie Erasmus
      02 April 2018

      Ons het heerlik gekuier in Waterval Boven, met hope besienswaardighede in die omtrek. Die tuisgebakte koekies en turksvye wat vir ons afgeskil is, was 'n lekker bederfie. Ellie en haar man het uit hul pad gegaan om ons tuis te laat voel. Die akkomodasie is op standaard en daar was als wat ons nodig gehad het. Ons kan dit aanbeveel.

      Coetzee Zietsman
      13 October 2017

      We enjoyed our stay in this quiet part of town. Hosts were great. This is not a 5 star hotel, but good value for money basic accommodation. It can sleep 3 and there is facilities to have a "braai". The hosts are vary accommodating and share information about the area freely. I would stay there again.

      Jenny Tweehuijsen, South Africa
      13 February 2017

      The cottage is comfortable with everything you need to self cater. The hosts are friendly, hospitable and most helpful. I really recommend Ellie's if you are in the area and need a convenient place to stay.

      Estie Human, South Africa
      11 August 2015

      Die eienaars is baie vriendelik en hulpvaardig. Die plekkie is netjies en ons motor was veilig agter 'n geslote hek. Ons kan die verblyf vir enige iemand aanbeveel.

      Dee Donaldson, South Africa
      03 August 2015

      Ellie and Manfred were very friendly and accommodating. We loved the home made biscuits and droewors.Dstv was an added bonus. A comfortable homely spot.:-)

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      Ellie's Self-Catering Cottage is 0.5km from the centre of Waterval Boven , the nearest airport 89.6km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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