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Rockwood Lodges
Rockwood Lodges are spread across the private Karkloof Nature Reserve and Spitzkop Farm in KwaZulu Natal and consists of 4 very different lodges in 4 very different locations across these two properties.

Rockwood Forest Lodge and Rockwood Mountain Lodge are situated within the reserve itself and are approximately 25 minutes drive apart. These two lodges are only accessible by 4x4 and a transfer to your lodge can be arranged for you.

Rockwood Farm Cottage and Rockwood Farm House are situated upon a tranquil Midlands farm, called Spitzkop and are about 25m apart.

Accommodation
Accommodation ranges from large 6 - 8 sleeper units which are rented out on a "per unit per night" basis or the slightly smaller 4 sleeper Farm Cottage which is rented out on a "per person per night" basis.

Rockwood Forest Lodge is located on the banks of a stream within the forest and is electrified. This is ideal for a group of up to 8 people who want to escape city life completely!

Rockwood Mountain Lodge is located on the edge of a natural clearing in the forest. Due to its remote location, it makes use of solar power for lighting and gas for all other requirements. The perfect spot for families with kids that need space to run wild!

Both these lodges contain the following:
- 3 bedrooms, 2 or 3 bathrooms for 6 to 8 guests (one king size, 4 to 6 single beds)
- Fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven, microwave (Rockwood Forest Lodge only) and cutlery and crockery for 6 - 8 people.
- Fireplace in sitting room (Rockwood Forest Lodge only). Firewood provided.
- Heaters in all bedrooms.
- Insect repellent in all bedrooms.
- Soap and shampoo in bathrooms.
- Towels, linen, duvets and blankets provided.
- Tea, coffee, salt, pepper provided.
- Kettle in each room (Rockwood Forest Lodge only).
- Large entertainment deck .
- Supply of reference books on the fauna and flora.
- iPod docking station.
- DSTV (selected channels only) and Blu Ray DVD player (selected titles available) - Rockwood Forest Lodge only.

Rockwood Farm Cottage is situated upon a typical Midlands farm and most suited for the smaller family looking for something remote enough to get away from it all, but central enough to Howick and the rest of the Meander Route.

It contains the following:
- 2 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms for 4 guests (one king size, 2single beds).
- Fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven, microwave and cutlery and crockery for 4 - 6 people.
- DSTV (selected channels only).
- iPod docking station.
- Heaters in all bedrooms.
- Insect repellent in all bedrooms.
- Soap and shampoo in bathrooms.
- Towels, linen, duvets and blankets provided.
- Tea, coffee, salt, pepper provided.
- Large entertainment deck .

Rockwood Farm House has recently been added to our portfolio of properties. Massive open windows and sliding doors allow you the opportunity to drink in all of Nature from the privacy of your own room.

It contains the following:
- 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms for 8 guests (one king size, 6 single beds)
- Fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven, microwave and cutlery and crockery for 8 - 10 people.
- Fireplace in sitting room. Firewood provided.
- Jetmaster in TV lounge.
- DSTV on 32" Plasma Screen and Blu Ray DVD player (selected titles and channels available) in TV Lounge.
- DSTV (selected channels available) on 57cm TV in Attic.
- Heaters in all bedrooms.
- Insect repellent in all bedrooms.
- Soap and shampoo in bathrooms.
- Towels, linen, duvets and blankets provided.
- Tea, coffee, salt, pepper provided.
- Kettle in each room.
- Large entertainment deck .
- Supply of reference books on the fauna and flora.

The units are cleaned twice daily. No cooking is included. We do provide a limited laundry service upon request.

There are several restaurants in the area and we will gladly assist with reservations.
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Facilities & Services:

  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Babysitting Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Wedding facilities
  • Team Building
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Cots available
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Parking (off-street - open)
  • Garden
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa / Zulu
  • Games Room
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Playground
  • DVD and/or VCR
  • Trampoline


Rockwood Lodges Activities:

Birdwatching on the forest fringes can offer some excellent rewards. Some of the more elusive species found are the Cape Parrot, Narina Trogon, Crested Guinea Fowl and the Crowned Eagle.

For the adventurous, there are a number of activities including mountain biking, fishing, swimming (in natural pools) or the famous Karkloof Canopy Tours which offers a thrilling way to learn more about our forests while hanging 40m above the ground.

Also:
- Guided Mountain Biking tours with the developer of the Karkloof Classic Race trails can be arranged.
- Trout and bass fishing is possible in the Godwini Dam. Please bring your own fishing equipment.
- There are several splash pools in the river above and below the lodges in the reserve.
- Utilize some of the books provided to test your knowledge about trees.
- There are numerous self-guided hiking trails in the reserve.
- The Karkloof area has numerous waterfalls to visit.
- Children`s Play Area (with Jungle Gym and Trampoline) for exclusive use by guests of Rockwood Lodges.

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Clothing & Accessories:

No malaria risk is present.
Hiking trails within the reserve vary in difficulty. Please ensure that you are well equipped for these hikes.

Health & Climate:

The wet season is typically between September and May and during this time the dirt roads can be difficult to navigate. However, 4x4, high clearance vehicles are normally adequate.

Winters can be quite cool; please ensure sufficient warm clothes are packed!

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