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The Bakoni Hide-Away, Schoemanskloof

SuperhostNelspruit, South Africa
Entire cottage hosted by Dee
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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The Bakoni Hide-Away is an off-the-grid retreat, ideal for a romantic getaway for lovers of the African bush. Unfenced, it is set on a remote spot on the side of a mountain with abundant birdlife, buck and other game around. The design was inspired by the many stone circles that occur in this region and the Bakoni people who are believed to have roamed the area in the past. It is ideal for couples and 2 older children can be accommodated on the mezzanine floor if privacy is not a requirement.

The space
The cottage is targeted at birders and nature lovers familiar with the African bush who will delight in perhaps seeing a porcupine, jackal, buck or other wildlife drinking in the little rock pool close to the house. Lovely walks lead you to two waterfalls and some very special stone circle ruins that the area is known for. The cottage is not fenced in and a small rock pond has been created nearby to attract birds and game for closer viewing so this is the only cottage on our property that is not pet-friendly.

A vehicle with high clearance is required to reach the hide-away (4x4 only necessary in wet weather). The owners will happily shuttle their guests to the cottage if need be.

Guest access
The entire cottage is rented out. It is optimally designed for 2 but 4 can be squeezed in if privacy is not a concern as it is one large open-plan room with a private bathroom.

Other things to note
The cottage is off the grid with hot water being provided by a very efficient solar geyser. A large fridge / freezer is available and a gas hob and outside fire place is provided for cooking. A large iron cast "potjie" pot is available for slow cooking on the fire.
The Bakoni Hide-Away is an off-the-grid retreat, ideal for a romantic getaway for lovers of the African bush. Unfenced, it is set on a remote spot on the side of a mountain with abundant birdlife, buck and other game around. The design was inspired by the many stone circles that occur in this region and the Bakoni people who are believed to have roamed the area in the past. It is ideal for couples and 2 older chil…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed, 1 couch

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Heating
Indoor fireplace
Private entrance
Building staff
Hangers
Essentials
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Nelspruit, South Africa

Schoemanskloof is renowned for its bird life, its stone circle ruins and terraces, and also its wildlife. Our farm is very special in that the mountainous terrain is covered in pristine bush with 2 gorges with streams and waterfalls. The traffic noise from the N4 can be heard at times but most guests still enjoy the peace of the surroundings on the mountain.
Schoemanskloof is renowned for its bird life, its stone circle ruins and terraces, and also its wildlife. Our farm is very special in that the mountainous terrain is covered in pristine bush with 2 gorges wit…

Hosted by Dee

Joined in February 2016
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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
The cottage is not serviced during your stay unless required by yourselves - if so, this will cost an extra R100 / service to be paid in cash at the time.
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House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
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