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About Syringa Sands Mountain Cottage

Looking for peace and tranquility? Syringa Sands is the perfect destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Situated on the Kransberg plateau in the malaria free Waterberg in Limpopo, you will find us halfway Vaalwater and Thabazimbi, 38km from the Marakele National Park gate and 14km from the Welgevonden South Gate and Kololo Lodge. The route to the gate is a scenic journey passing several game farms; the last 40km stretch is a dirt road, a higher clearance vehicle is recommended, especially in the rainy season.

The Mountain Cottage has endless views, remote ruggedness, spectacular sunsets and complete isolation. A unique spot to truly disconnect and relax, walk, enjoy the hikes and spend the evening star gazing.

The charming cottage features one bedroom with an extra length queen size and single bed, as well as 2 daybeds in the lounge, an open plan kitchen/lounge area, bathroom with basin and toilet and an outside shower only.

The cottage is off the grid and operates on solar power for the camping fridge, water pump and hot water geyser. We rely on rainwater harvesting (20,000-liter storage) and provide battery operated lamps for lighting, expect limited connectivity. This eco cottage is 7km from the Syringa Sands gate and best reached by 4x4, we can take you to the cottage from the gate as well, kindly arrange this with us beforehand.

Apart from the Mountain Cottage there is another cottage and a campsite on the farm. The Syringa Sands Forest Cottage (4 to 6 sleeper) and the Syringa Sands Bush Campsite (for 8) are about 5km from the Mountain Cottage.

Please remember to bring drinking water, torches, firewood and your walking shoes, there are 2 well demarcated trails:
The Red route walking trail (9km), down the mountain, through the vleis, grasslands and forest to the large dam and slowly back up the mountain. You will see plains game along the way and enjoy a rest halfway at the campsite/lapa and dam.
The White route hiking trail (5km), up the mountain to Rankin's beacon, between huge boulders to the viewpoint over Alma valley and back along the Sandriver mountain ridge. You will encounter rock daisies, and might catch a glimpse of the klipspringers and kudu's amidst the rocky outcrops.

Romantic: Remote, rugged and isolated with spectacular views.

  • 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: 4 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Hiking
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans
  • Belgian

Grading

  • No TGCSA Grading

Important Information

The cottage is about 7km from the Syringa Sands gate, the farm track has some rocky sections, we recommend a high clearance vehicle to get there. Alternatively we can take you there, kindly arrange with us beforehand.
The cottage is well equipped, charming, off the grid and solar power operated.
Please bring fire wood, drinking water and...
The cottage is about 7km from the Syringa Sands gate, the farm track has some rocky sections, we recommend a high clearance vehicle to get there. Alternatively we can take you there, kindly arrange with us beforehand.
The cottage is well equipped, charming, off the grid and solar power operated.
Please bring fire wood, drinking water and torches.
Regret no pets at the Mountain Cottage, small to medium pets are welcome at the Syringa Sands Forest Cottage instead.
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Reviews for Syringa Sands Mountain Cottage

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Ashentha Fok
02 September 2019

The Mountain Cottage makes for an ideal weekend escape for couples from the city, providing the perfect opportunity to forget about your devices and just enjoy the amazing sunsets, unbelievable night skies and nature at its best.  Alex and Sean are great hosts who provide that perfect balance between being engaging, and giving you the privacy you go there to enjoy.  Accompanying them to feed the animals was like having a private game drive and was a memorable experience.  We will defintely be back!

Arie Dekker
24 March 2019

It was a great weekend. Syringa Sands had everything we needed. It is a beautiful place.

Adam Groenewald
07 October 2018

The mountain cottage is a pleasure to stay in. Well equipt with everything you need. Off the grit, only you, your partner and nature. Will forsure go again.

Joy McLean
25 September 2018

Cottage is beautifully furnished. Very comfortable with all the amenities you need to enjoy your stay. Amazing views and a choice of a 5km or 9km walk around the farm, both very well sign posted. Our hosts, Alex and Sean are so welcoming and hospitable. Will definitely recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a getaway thats remote, comfortable and extremely relaxing.

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Syringa Sands Mountain Cottage is 10.2km from the centre of Rankins Pass , the nearest airport 117km (Pilanesberg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling