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About Woodcliffe Country House

Woodcliffe Country House is a scenically magnificent farm located 22 km from Maclear. Woodcliffe is the last inhabited farm before the high Drakensberg and is a destination for nature-lovers who enjoy a sense of space and mountain wilderness.

The Country House is a beautiful double-storey unit sleeping up to 10 guests in five bedrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering and the dining room and lounge are open plan. A fireplace and plenty of wood will keep the winter chills away. The County House also features a well-established garden with big shade trees. Woodcliffe Cottage is a thatched three-bedroom unit with one bathroom and an an open-plan kitchen and lounge area with a Jetmaster fireplace. The Garden Flat is an open-planned flat with twin beds an an en-suite bathroom, lovely north facing view of the mountain and a small kitchenette ideal for people staying overnight and wanting to have their main meals at the Country House.

Woodcliffe is graded 3 Stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and is a Quality Assured establishment with the AA and they are also listed with Greenwood Guide. Spend a few days to relax, hike, trout fish and see dinosaur footprints. In addition, qualified nature guides can be arranged to take guests to world-famous rock art and rare Drakensberg orchids in the summer months.

Please note that the rates are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 3 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Available this weekend
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


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

Important Information

Please note that the rates are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.

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Reviews for Woodcliffe Country House

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Eddie von Bargen, South Africa
06 January 2016

Lovely area, saw crowned cranes on the way here. Set in a valley between the lower Drakensberg mountains on a farm. Facilities are very nice, verging on the opulent. Two problems, flies outside and inside bugging you continuously, and a shower that is boiling hot or ice cold, no in between. Pity.

Gail Jele, South Africa
21 December 2015

Awesome, refreshing and unique. If you want something out of this world go that is the place to be

Anne Skinstad, South Africa
26 November 2015

We had a very pleasant stay at Woodcliffe Country house, Lauren and Ryan were very charming and we were sad that we couldn't stay longer as we were in transit to Kruger national Park.

Brett Ervine, South Africa
11 May 2014

Woodcliffe was just perfect. We loved our stay there and thought it was a real gem. The house was clean, comfy beds and the view amazing. Thank you!

Marleen Curtis, South Africa
15 January 2014

We loved the few days we spent at Woodcliffe Cottage. The scenery is breathtaking, the cycling amazing, the fishing fantastic. Definitively one of our best finds to date.

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Woodcliffe Country House Map

Woodcliffe Country House is 20.9km from the centre of Maclear , the nearest airport 82km (Mthatha Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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Woodcliffe Cave Trail

(20.9 km from Maclear)

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Carlisleshoek Waterfall

(59.3 km from Maclear)

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Ecowa Trail

(61.1 km from Maclear)

This three-day trail is moderate to difficult and only one way. The total distance is 47 km and a maximum of 10 people can go at one time. Splendid views, cascading streams and rocky ravines cross private farms. The trail starts below Gatberg and...