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About Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages

Magoebaskloof Birders’ Cottages are located on Dragonwyck Farm in the Magoebaskloof on the edge of the Limpopo Drakensberg escarpment. Accommodation comprises two self-catering cottages surrounded by indigenous plants providing the ideal habitat for many birds and animals. The cottages are accessed by a 2 km dirt road. The road is not suitable for low profile cars or drivers who are unaccustomed to dirt roads. Trogon Cottage features one bedroom furnished with a double bed. The bathroom has a large double bath with a view of the forest. There is a separate shower. Another large double bath is hidden outside in the garden. Hot water is supplied by a wood-burning stove. Robin Cottage is a two bedroom unit but can be booked by a single couple. Robin Cottage can accommodate 6 guests. Cost is calculated per person, minimum 2 guests. It comprises 2 bedrooms, a sitting room, a bathroom, a kitchen and an additional private outdoor double bath, shower and toilet. The second bedroom has a double bed on the mezzanine level and two single beds on the lower floor. Hot water is supplied by a wood-burning stove. Linen and towels are provided in both cottages and each unit has a fully equipped kitchen with a gas stove, fridge-freezer, microwave, and barbecue facilities. The cottages are no-smoking zones and smokers are kindly requested to smoke outside. Unfortunately no pets are allowed. Dragonwyck Farm is a working farm producing avocados and indigenous plants. Various walks can be enjoyed on the farm which follow the streams and provide access to escarpment forest. Woodbush Forest, one of the premier birding spots in South Africa, is also a short drive away and there are a number of scenic drives in the district for excellent bird watching opportunities. Fishing and adventure activities are available in the Haenertsburg area.

Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Please note: Low profile cars cannot use the access road. Book in is at 2pm however this can be negotiated for earlier if schedules allow.

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Reviews for Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages

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Dean Sherry, South Africa
19 January 2017

The Robin Cottage that we stayed in was amazing. The scenery was spectacular. The cottage couldn't have been better and the outside bathroom was a surprising bonus. A great experience overall, just be prepared for a really rough road into the property.

Erick Herbst, South Africa
17 December 2016

We stayed at the Trogon cottage. It was magical, magnificent and I actually want to keep this place for myself... Extremely private, especially the outside bath! Spacious with a fully kitted kitchen. Do take a walk along the river. Thank you again for the carefree stay.

Bill van der Westhuizen, South Africa
06 October 2016

Very comfortable, clean, with well equipped kitchen. We really enjoyed our stay in this quiet and bushy retreat and can definitely recommend it....but before you go make certain your car is not low slung. Bill & Petro ..Pretoria.

Karen Lancaster, South Africa
24 August 2016

After a frightening drive, we arrived to the cutest cottage in the forests and loved the charm of the Robin Cottage. We spent a night and wished that we had booked for longer. What a delight the outdoor bath was. A restful and peaceful haven.

Nigel Fairhead, South Africa
25 April 2016

Trogon Cottage was an absolute delight and pleasure for Merry and me. It is extremely well equipped, right down to aprons in the kitchen. The personal touches were also superb – bubble bath at the outside bath, strip of candles in the main bathroom etc.  The plunge pool was perfect for a hot day braaing outside. The peace and solitude of the cottage setting were just what we needed. Will we return ? – next booking underway! Thanks Mark and Bridget.
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Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages Map

Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages is 11km from the centre of Haenertsburg , the nearest airport 61.1km (Polokwane Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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