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Khaya Mandevu - a quaint cottage in the mountains

Dee is a superhost.

Khaya Mandevu - a quaint cottage in the mountains

7 guests3 bedrooms5 beds2 baths
7 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the farm stay to yourself.
Sparkling clean
5 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Dee is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Indoor fireplace
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.

The self-catering Khaya Mandevu is an old farmhouse, with a great view of the surrounding mountains in the beautiful valley of Schoemanskloof - an ideal getaway for nature lovers and those keen on activities like birding, hiking and mountain biking. Pets are welcome! Walk our ancient stone circle ruins, book a massage treatment or just enjoy relaxing on the porch and bird-watching.....


Indoor fireplace
Hot water
Laptop friendly workspace
Unavailable: Smoke detector
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported smoke or carbon monoxide detectors on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed,1 toddler bed
Common spaces
1 single bed,1 couch



29 reviews
Jonnie User Profile
January 2019
Khaya Mandvu was spectacular. We absolutely loved reading on the veranda, fishing in the dam, hiking, watching a weaver bird try his best to attract a female, cooking in the kitchen, grilling trout and steaks on the braii, the history in the cottage and furniture - everything…
Dee User Profile
Response from Dee:
Thank you so much for that wonderful review Jonnie of both our place and Erica's food! We are so glad you enjoyed our farmhouse by the dam and Erica really enjoyed meeting all of you!
January 2019
Adrienne User Profile
November 2019
The house is situated in a beautiful setting, with a well equipped kitchen and lovely rooms. Also a big stoep where we spent a lot of time. We were here for a race, but I'd love to come back and just relax.
James User Profile
September 2019
Dee and Myron are warm, accommodating hosts and extend themselves to make your stay at their rustic cottages pleasant and relaxing. A great place to "check out" of the world for a little while. Take binoculars for all the birds :)
Dee User Profile
Response from Dee:
Thank you so much James for taking the time to write that lovely review - much appreciated!
September 2019
Emile User Profile
August 2019
Khaya Mandevu was a lovely cottage with than enough space for the 7 of us. We celebrated birthdays and had a lovely relaxing time. We took a short (2 hour) hike up to the waterfall which was absolutely stunning to experience. Our dogs had a blast, the cottage is fenced so it…
Dee User Profile
Response from Dee:
Thank you so much for that great review, Emile! We are delighted that you will want to return and look forward to hosting you!
August 2019
Jeanne User Profile
July 2019
We had a fabulous stay at Dee's place. She was very helpful and thorough with her directions and we appreciated her written notes about where to go and places of interest. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. We loved the fireplace in the cold evenings.
Dee User Profile
Response from Dee:
Thank you for the great review, Jeanne. Especially pleased to get that from another Airbnb host! So glad it worked for you, even though you were so busy before going back to Mozambique.
July 2019
Rob User Profile
June 2019
Lovely cottage in a beautiful area. Clean and everything working well. Great birding and beautiful hike up behind the house.
Dee User Profile
Response from Dee:
Thank you so much Rob for that lovely review. So glad you all enjoyed it and am really delighted that you, as a game ranger I am told by your sister, thought the birding was great and enjoyed our walks!
June 2019
Claire User Profile
June 2019
We had a lovely weekend here with friends and our two dogs. The dogs had an especially wonderful time playing in the big garden. The surroundings are beautiful and I loved relaxing on the porch watching the sunbirds on the aloes which were in full bloom.
Dee User Profile
Response from Dee:
Thank you so much Claire, for taking the time to write us a review and sorry to only see it now. So glad you had a good time and were able to relax!
June 2019

Hosted by Dee

Schoemanskloof, South AfricaJoined in February 2016
Dee User Profile
147 Reviews
Dee is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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…
Interaction with guests
You will be met at the office area and then escorted to the cottage and checked in by your host or staff, who will be available to assist with queries throughout your stay.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 2PM - 6PM
Checkout: 11AM
2PM - 6PM

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No parties or events
  • Pets are allowed