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About Hobbit's Cottage

Welcome to Hobbit's Cottage.

A charming and beautifully situated award-winning 'eco' cottage. Comfortable with all amenities to make for an enjoyable stay. Close to the Kruger National Park, God's Window, Blyde River Canyon, and other attractions of the Mpumalanga area. Hobbit’s Cottage is north facing with a view across the valley towards Uplands school and the White River landmark of Legogote.

The local airport, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, is a 25 minute drive from the Cottage. Hobbits Cottage was built as part of an eco-home design project undertaken in 2010. On completion this home won awards for its ‘green’ design and structural features. The exterior walls are ‘rammed earth’ in an attractive sandstone hue. The walls were hand crafted using a mix of natural earth sourced locally, with a small percentage of lime mixed in for binding.

The entire property is a birdwatcher's paradise, and there are often sightings of small wildlife. Guests are welcome to walk through the natural habitat.The cottage is 'off-grid', with power provided by solar panels and has its own borehole which provides water for all purposes, including drinking. The cottage includes an open-plan living/dining/kitchen area and a small lounge with TV and DVD selection for guests' enjoyment. The furnishings are comfortable and the ambiance is cosy and inviting. Please note that as this is an enviro-friendly house there are no baths, only showers, and as such there is no swimming pool. All lighting throughout the house is low-energy.

There is extensive outdoor lighting outside the cottage, some of it movement activated, and the house is secured with beams and an alarm system which is connected to a local armed-response security company. Smoking is permitted outdoors only.White River is a small town, known for its easy climate and beautiful countryside. Easy access to local supermarkets and excellent restaurants, as well as a unique shopping experience at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre. Our town is popular with cyclists with many mountain biking and hiking trails in the area. There is an excellent golf course. It is also ideally situated for visitors to the Kruger National Park.

Family friendly: Perfect for families. Children can run around outside. We are on a large property with nice walks. Board games are provided. We have a TV and DVD player with lots of movies provided.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • No TGCSA Grading
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  • Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering A double-story cottage consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms, open plan kitchen and dining area, lounge with... see more Features:  Double beds, Queen beds, En-suite, Upstairs, Self-catering, Television
    from R1200 Room rate
    • Adults

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      Hobbit's Cottage is 2.1km from the centre of White River , the nearest airport 12.8km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

      Things to do in and around White River

      Casterbridge Cinema

      (3.6 km from White River)

      Looking for entertainment in White River? Head to the Casterbridge Cinema at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre and indulge in a movie, popcorn and snacks. Screening times are Tuesday to Saturday, 18:00. Matinee on Tuesdays at 14:30.

      White River History and Motor Museum

      (3.6 km from White River)

      The White River Motor Museum is a must do for petrol heads visiting the White River area. It forms part of the White River Local History Museum situated at Casterbridge Centre just outside White River. Here automobile buffs can ogle over 60...

      White River Gallery

      (3.6 km from White River)

      The White River Gallery exhibits contemporary and investment art on a monthly basis. The gallery is situated in the same court as Casterbridge Hollow and Magnolia restaurant at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre. Weekdays and Saturday 10:00 -...

      White River Country Estate

      (3.2 km from White River)

      White River Country Estate is a scenic golf course situated on the outskirts of White River and not far from Kruger National Park. The 18-hole course offers a good mental and physical challenge for golfers of all skill levels. With Gary Player...