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About The River Cottage

The River Cottage is a fully self-catering cottage situated on the banks of the Vaal River on the Free State side, just 20 km from Potchefstroom. The cottage offers accommodation ideal for a family or group of up to six.

The cottage is fully equipped for self-catering and boasts all necessary amenities. The unit comprises three bedrooms, three bathrooms and an open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen. The living room includes a TV with full DStv connection and all bedding is provided.

Guests can relax on the patio enjoying a braai and the lovely view of the river. There are also massive grass-covered terraces to enjoy a picnic or simply relax while gazing over the water.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

- The farm as a whole and the cottage are strictly non-smoking areas.
- Pets are not allowed.
- No day-visitors.
- Unfortunately no children under the age of 10.

Availability and pricing

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  • Self-catering Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Self-catering cottage featuring three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The main bedroom contains a queen-size bed, and the... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only see more Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only, Air-Conditioning, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Heater, Television, Radio, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Garden views
    from R1200 For 2 guests
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      Reviews for The River Cottage

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      Annelize Kok
      06 May 2018

      From the second we stopped at the cottage, the peace and tranquility was what impressed us most. The view of the Vaal river with the beautiful willow trees on the the river bank just took one's breath away. The presence of abundant birds and evidence of plenty of fish playing in the water kept our eyes and attention on the scene in front of us for hours. The cottage itself is beautiful, comfortable and decorated with care. The kitchen is well equipped! We simply loved The River Cottage. The cherry on the cake was the warm reception from the owners that was always available whenever we...
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      Billie Jean Cordioli, South Africa
      30 November 2015

      such a stunning place with all the privacy one needs

      Billie Jean Cordioli, South Africa
      30 November 2015

      great place will definitely see us again!

      Marlina Elburg, South Africa
      08 September 2014

      Very nicely situated cottage with more amenities than we needed. Most suitable for people interested in peace and quiet (and bird watching or fishing).

      Preston Pietersen Pietersen, South Africa
      18 May 2013

      Amazing stay high attention to detail a big thank You to Heidi our host your who went the extra mile to make sure our stay was most enjoyable. Home made bread on arrival was a most enjoyable bonus.

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      The River Cottage is 32.7km from the centre of Viljoenskroon , the nearest airport 146.6km (Lanseria International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling