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About Syringa Sands Forest 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 passed several game farms; the last 40km stretch is a dirt road, a higher clearance vehicle is recommended, especially in the rainy season.

The self-catering cottage (76sqm) is nicely tucked away in the forest, it offers two equal size bedrooms, both with a single and a queen size bed. The open-plan living and kitchen area lead out to a covered stoep area. The kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, gas stove, micro wave, fridge/freezer and coffee maker (no oven). The lounge features a large fire place and 2 daybeds which can sleep a further 2. The bathroom has a shower, basin and toilet, there is a second toilet and a utility area with a washing machine.

The outside braai area is the ideal spot to enjoy a sun downer and relax around the braai. Wildlife, including kudu, eland, zebra and giraffe, roam the farm freely and the nearby wetland is a good spot to look for a variety of bird life.

Explore the farm on foot or mountain bike, game drives are available on request.

Apart from the Forest cottage, there is a campsite and another smaller cottage on the farm. The Syringa Sands Bush Camp Site (max 8 people/no overlanders) is at a distance of 2.5 km from the cottage and the Syringa Sands Mountain Cottage for 2 is located about 5km from the Forest Cottage.

On site parking is available at the workshop which is attached to the back of the cottage. Please remember to bring firewood or briquettes and drinking water, connectivity is limited.

Safari: Arrange for a game drive; visit the roan breeding program and feed the plains game in winter, generally a great photo opportunity.

Family friendly: Welcome nature loving and outdoors families - enjoy the walking trails, bring your mountain bikes or spend time fishing at the dam. Visit the Marakele NP and the Ann van Dyke Cheetah Center in the area.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans
  • Belgian
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please remember to bring firewood or briquettes and drinking water, connectivity is limited.
The last stretch of the journey is on a 40 km dirt road, a high clearance vehicle is recommended especially in the rainy season.
Small and medium size pets are welcome (maximum 2). The cottage is not fenced off - small and medium sized dogs should...
Please remember to bring firewood or briquettes and drinking water, connectivity is limited.
The last stretch of the journey is on a 40 km dirt road, a high clearance vehicle is recommended especially in the rainy season.
Small and medium size pets are welcome (maximum 2). The cottage is not fenced off - small and medium sized dogs should return when called and walk on a lead from Nov to Feb (game calving season).
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Specials

SAVE 33% Waterberg - stay for 3, pay for 2

Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2 nights between 01 Nov 2019 and 11 Dec 2019.

  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 01 Nov 2019 and 11 Dec 2019)

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Reviews for Syringa Sands Forest Cottage

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Tiago Damasceno
18 September 2019

Syringa is definitely one of the best places we have stayed in. Alex and Sean are both inspiring characters and extremely welcoming to this alternative lifestyle they invite us to retreat into. Waking up and walking in between giraffes and other antílopes reminded us that we are all part of nature.Thank you for the hospitality and inspiration.

Fiona Schaefer
25 March 2019

Our stay a Syringa Sands was absolutely perfect - from the well equipped, tasteful cottage, the stunning nature and the complete privacy to spotting game on our many hikes. We will definitely come back to this great getaway from the city.

ilse Van Wamelen
11 March 2018

Syringa Sands offers a comfortable stay in a great setting. We loved walking and riding bikes in the bush, and watching the game on our routes.The house is well equipped.

Marnes van der Walt
28 February 2018

The peace and quiet was absolutely amazing. Something I doubt you'll find anywhere else. Really enjoyed the stay. Thanks Sean and Alex!

Jenny Johnson
28 December 2017

We loved the privacy of this comfortable cottage in the forest. The walking trails were great with an abundance of game species. We spent a week at Syringa Sands - enough time to relax, get walking fit and take in a game drive in the closeby Marakele National Park.

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Syringa Sands Forest Cottage is 39.9km from the centre of Vaalwater , the nearest airport 117.7km (Pilanesberg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling