Delightfully comfortable, Crab Apples AA Superior Cottages are set on the edge of the Kilgobbin Forest and the Dargle Valley Conservancy. Generations of visitors have experienced the soul-restoring reassurance that comes with being surrounded by the beauty of creation. The forest is filled with ancient trees, animals and over 200 species of birds. Find out more about birding and our walking trails here.
Retreat to one of our three thatched, self-catering cottages furnished with every comfort. The spacious, open plan living area, leads onto a sun deck. Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed and the loft, just up above the living area, has two single beds, so is ideal for the children. There is an antique cast iron Victorian tub and shower in the en-suite bathroom. The heated pool, braai and entertainment area are available for you to use. Fur-children are permitted by arrangement.
Our delicious spring water, from the taps, is drinkable. We have also invested in a generator to ensure that should Eskom load shed, you will enjoy the luxury of a continuous electricity supply. There will be no lights out during your stay with us. Enjoy our free Wi-Fi.
You are welcome to explore the forest and guided forest walks are available by arrangement. Over 200 bird species are recorded in the Dargle and we are a summer stop over spot for a pair of Yellow Billed Kites who migrate annually from Central Africa. We have built a bird-hide where bird lovers can view the abundant birdlife from the comfort of the hide.
Take the Howick North / Tweedie Turnoff the N3.
At the T-junction, turn right.
Follow the road and turn onto the Dargle road.
About 5km down the road, turn off onto the D17.
Follow the road and at the fork keep left onto the D707.
Follow the road to the very end, Farm No 13, Crab Apple Cottages
Each self-catering cottage has underfloor heating to keep you snug, a queen-sized bed and an antique cast iron Victorian tub and shower in the en-suite bathroom. The spacious, open plan living area has a multi-fuel cast-iron stove as a fireplace A wooden ladder leads up to a loft with two single beds. The kitchen is equipped with a two plate hob, fridge and microwave. The sun deck has a small braai. There is an electronic safe available. A laundry service and a housekeeper are available if required.