Heritage site stone cottage

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Entire residential home hosted by Dee

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
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The self-catering Mountain Pondokkie is an old stone cottage, originating from around 1900 in the beautiful valley of Schoemanskloof - an ideal getaway for nature lovers and those keen on activities like birding, hiking and mountain biking.

The space
Based on Falls Fish Farm (we do goldfish and koi), the cottage sleeps 6 comfortably in one separate downstairs bedroom and two loft rooms upstairs above the lounge – these two sleeping areas are curtained off but privacy is limited so you need to share this with family or good friends! 2 extra can also be accommodated in the lounge area on a queen sized bed. The loft rooms are accessed by steep stairs and guests are required to use these with caution, especially with young children.

There is an en suite bathroom with shower, basin and loo, and a second with a bath, shower, basin and loo. Linen and towels are provided.

The fully-equipped kitchen has a gas stove and a fridge with freezer space. A wheelbarrow with a grid is provided for braai’s.

Water is provided by a mountain stream which we all happily drink but please bring bottled water if you are worried about tummies not used to it or use our water filter.

The lounge has a fire-place but no TV and the first lot of firewood is free – thereafter it is available for purchase at R30 per bag. There is also a covered patio with incredible views; ideal for relaxing.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
EV charger
Indoor fireplace
Dedicated workspace
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Schoemanskloof, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Schoemanskloof, roughly mid-way between Machadodorp and Nelspruit, is a malaria-free conservancy which boasts a variety of birds, including Knysna Louries, Narina Trogons and Fish Eagles, and other wildlife, such as Caracal, Red Duiker and Bushbuck.
Our favourite activities in the area:
. Cycle the beautiful and challenging mountains at Mankele – near the
.Sudwala caves or explore the caves themselves. This is a fun outing for kids with the Dinosaur Park included and now a new Butterfly Farm.
. Drive to Kaapschehoop about 40 minutes away. This quaint village with wild horses and a stunning walk to the escarpment is a treat!
. Enjoy a spectacular meal at The Bohemian – by far our favourite local eatery afterwards

Hosted by Dee

  1. Joined in February 2016
  • 212 Reviews
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From the NGO world, I worked as an HR consultant until finally giving that all up to concentrate fully on helping to manage this goldfish and koi farm. I feel incredibly blessed to live in this precious and beautiful valley and get great pleasure sharing our farm with visitors from all over the world who have loved being here.
From the NGO world, I worked as an HR consultant until finally giving that all up to concentrate fully on helping to manage this goldfish and koi farm. I feel incredibly blessed to…

During your stay

On arrival you will be met at the office area. Please remain in your car, wear your masks and we will then escort you to the Pondokkie (about 1.5km from main farm house) and settle you in.

The cottage can be serviced at R150 per 2 hour session, and guests without a suitable vehicle can be ferried up the mountain on arrival if necessary and down on departure for an extra R100. This and the servicing need to be arranged well in advance.

As this is a nature retreat, interaction is kept at a minimum, but we are available for any requests or queries.
On arrival you will be met at the office area. Please remain in your car, wear your masks and we will then escort you to the Pondokkie (about 1.5km from main farm house) and settle…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water

Cancellation policy