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About Palala River Cottage

River Cottage is a most romantic and secluded stone and thatch cottage on the river. A favourite with couples, several have returned more than 10 times! Situated on the banks of the Palala river, this private lodge is the perfect mix of stylish comfort and excellent facilities from which to explore and enjoy the bush.

A single bedroom draped with a mosquito net, a sunken bathroom, spacious sitting room with open plan kitchen and a shady verandah from which to enjoy game viewing, read a book or relax in the hammock.

Equipped to a very high standard – this is true get away from it all in style.

Enjoy self –drive game viewing or book one of our experienced rangers for a drive or guided walk. Subject to availability. The braai area is set on the river bank. Firewood is available.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 43 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Check-in Time: 14H00 and checkout Time: 11h00.

Availability and pricing

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  • River Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering A single bedroom draped with a mosquito net, a sunken bathroom, spacious sitting room with open plan kitchen and a shady... see more
    from R780 Room rate
    • Adults

      Reviews for Palala River Cottage

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      Annemarie Krieg
      03 September 2018

      Being left totally on your own without disturbance.

      Tertia Nel
      16 July 2018

      Chalet was privately situated and very comfortable with everything you could need surrounded by wildlife roaming around us.

      Nick Boshoff
      18 June 2018

      Very clean with all amenities. Close to the river - I think the summer will be a problem with the mozzies. Also too close to the main road - traffic noise is distracting. Plenty of wild life, not too wild. Baboons and monkeys could be a problem but NO hunting is allowed?? Groans: The person who designed and built the entrance to the pantry should be shot! Just cut away and adjust the steps will solve that problem.! That piece of yellow duct tape does not help at all!Same goes for the pole at the entrance. The spacers should be at the BOTTOM to LIFT the pole idiot!While the above is in place...
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      Ken Lovell
      02 May 2018

      Perfect for recharge

      Lauren Hope
      25 January 2018

      This little cottage on a private game reserve was AMAZING! it is tucked away in the bus overlooking a little dam. Stocked with everything one needs for a romantic weekend away! Wow. We walked safely in the middle of the bush, could drive around the reserve on our own. It is a fantastic escape ..I can highly recommend it. We will be going back very soon!

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      Palala River Cottage is 46.4km from the centre of Vaalwater , the nearest airport 118.4km (Polokwane Airport).
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