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About Forty Winks

Forty Winks Farm Stays' peaceful environment, situated on Colsport Farm, is in the heart of Natals' Kamberg trout fishing Natal Midlands, and provides luxury accommodation in two semi-detached self-catering cottages (1 & 2), and a free standing Honeymoon cottage 3. Cottages 1 & 2 are available as individual units each sleeping four people or as one unit sleeping eight people. the Honeymoon cottage 3 sleeps 2.Forty Winks is situated on tar 9 kms from Rosetta, with easy access to the famous Midlands Meander route as well as The Kamberg, Highmoor, and Giants Castle nature reserves..Each cottage (1 & 2) has two bedrooms, a full family bathroom, additional toilet, and an open-plan living room. The living area has a dining room and lounge with a built in fireplace, comfortable furniture and under-floor heating throughout. The open plan kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances, including a dishwasher. All cottages have a flat screen TV with limited DSTV channels & free WiFi. Bedroom 1 of cottages 1 & 2 contains a queen double bed, bedroom 2 has two single beds. Braai facilities are available.The full length front veranda overlooks our two trout dams, the central Drakensberg Mountains of the Giants Castle area and the Springrove Dam. For extended stays the cottages can be serviced for an additional fee.The Honeymoon cottage 3 has a large open plan Bedroom/Lounge area, merging into the kitchen area, a separate full Bathroom and a sun room to admire the view and free roaming game. The glass sided slow combustion stove fills the cottage with warmth. The seperate bathroom has underfloor heating and a heated towel rail. There is a King size bed with lace curtain sides for perfect intimacy. the view from the honeymoon cottage is of the central Giants Castle area of the Drakensberg, extending over our two trout dams and the Springrove Dam. The kitchen is clinically white, and all your needs have been anticipated with modern equipment including a dishwasher. Guests are welcome to fish for trout with ethical and acceptable fly fishing tackle only, and on a catch and release basis. there is no charge for fishing for guests. We do not accept day visitors to ensure our guests privacy and exclusive use of the facilities. Minimum High clearance or preferably a 4x4 vehicle is needed to drive to the dams. there is a picnic area at the trout dams, Dams are closed to fishing from 1 December to 28 February due to heat stress on any trout caught.Game on the farm include Blesbok, Zebra, Black wildebeest, red hartebeest, oribi and jackal. regret no pets are allowed as zebra will kick any animal resembling a jackal (eg: a dog) to death.All cottages are self catering."Come, draw ye aside and rest awhile"- you wont regret it!

Safari: free roaming game wandering past your cottage, watching animals at close quarters is common. mixed with sheep and horses roaming around, this is a combination of a farm stay and safari.

Family friendly: Cottages 1&2 are spacious, warm, close to a childrens play area, children can see Game, sheep, Geese, chickens, guinea fowl, horses close up.

Romantic: The Honeymoon cottage offers whispered intimacy & romance, enough said.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 13 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking
  • Cosy
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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  • Cottages Cottages Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 Separate driveways and entrances. Each with two bedrooms, one bedroom has two single beds and the front room has a queen... see more Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more Queen beds, M-Net, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Television, Dam views
    • Rooms Adults
      • Honeymoon Cottage Honeymoon Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Open plan. King size bed. Slow burning glass sided combustion stove. Underfloor heating. Kitchen with dining room table,... see more
        • Adults

          Reviews for Forty Winks

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          Kyle Harrison
          28 October 2020

          I was initially confused by being provided with 4 different pillows. When I asked Jane about it on checking out, she confirmed to me that this is done purposely so that guests can find the one theyre most comfortable with. Simply incredible levels of attention to detail! I love it.Beautiful views, beautiful cottage, beautiful roads, wonderful hosts. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

          Dian Louw
          29 June 2019

          Once again our stay was terrific! Very private and calm atmosphere and the most friendly hosts! Enjoyed the beautiful hike and game a lot!

          Sinéad Fox
          28 September 2018

          What a gem of a place to stay, the owners are divine adding lovely little touches like fresh milk and farm eggs in the fridge... we also forgot to bring cooking oil which they also so kindly lent us to make our breakfast. The cottages are gorgeously finished with underfloor heating and a homely fire place. And the bath tub was pure bliss! Thank you so much Colin, our second stay and we can't wait for a third!

          Dian Louw
          24 September 2018

          Beautiful scenery with a peaceful and tranquil setting, will definitely go back!!The owners went out of their way to make it extra special, with eggs and milk in the fridge and cosy fireplace!!Comfortable and very private!! Thank you*

          Janneli Dorfling
          05 September 2018

          The little extras go a long way! Layout & decor is great, everything you need is provided and exceeded our expectations.Built-in braai on verandah would be great due to wind in evening & mattress might need replacing soon.Would definitely recommend and visit again - great weekend getaway!

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          Forty Winks is 9.8km from the centre of Rosetta , the nearest airport 138.5km (King Shaka International Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling