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About Blue Cottages

Set in a four-acre tropical garden, with a magnificent Drakensberg escarpment backdrop, Blue Cottages offers delightfully quaint accommodation in six individual cottages (including self catering and family options).

The main house comprises the original farm manager’s cottage built in 1948, by Captain Drury, on the pioneering Olifants River Estate.The original lampposts imported especially by Drury from London, can still be seen on the road leading to Blue Cottages.

The main farmhouse is next to Monsoon Gallery & Mad Dogz Café, which is forms part of the Blue Cottages.
The stunning Blyde River Canyon route is nearby, as are opportunities for rafting, hiking and bird watching,hot-air balloon rides and game viewing drives can also be arranged on request. Kruger Park’s Phalaborwa and Orpen gates are an hour’s drive away.

  • Response Rate: 96%
  • Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 50 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Available this weekend
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Room availability and prices

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Reviews for Blue Cottages

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Ansu Cloete, South Africa
02 April 2016

Our unit had a kitchen, lounge and en-suite bathroom as well as a little patio and private braai-area. It was clean and had lovely finishes. Will definitely recommend it as a stop-over en route to Kruger. Suki

Anita Petersson, Sweden
04 February 2016

 We had a wonderful one night stay at Blue Cottages. It is very exotic with an extremely interesting jungle garden. The standard is not luxury but everything works: a/c, wifi on the veranda, clean swimming pool. Dinner is served in a romantic arbor, ok, but but not gourmet. But you get a lot for the overall low price. We had a lovely breakfast at the Monsoon Gallery before we left for Pretoria.

Nicole Schultz, South Africa
01 December 2015

We spent two wonderful days at Blue Cottage. The cottage was clean and spacious an the gardens were lush with many birds. Tony and Tersia are warm and friendly hosts, and have many stories to tell. Very pleasing stay.

Gerald France, South Africa
25 October 2014

The cottage was clean and for self catering well equipped. The garden was beautiful and well looked after and the staff were accommodating and pleasant. Dinner is available if one does not want to cook for oneself. I was very comfortable during my stay and found Blue Cottages to be great value for money.

Hendrine Kriel, South Africa
02 May 2014

The cottages are set in a jungle like garden. We used the family cottage and found it comfortable and spacious enough for three adults (son of 17). A kitchen in the rondavel for self catering. We were served a lovely dinner under the stars in the garden. Tony and Tertia made us feel welcome and we will definitely stay there again. Bigger soaps could be provided in the family cottage.

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Blue Cottages Map

Blue Cottages is 27.1km from the centre of Hoedspruit , the nearest airport 38km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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