Matjiesvlei Cottages
Matjiesvlei Cottages has Self Catering Accommodation. These 3 fully equipped self-catering holiday homes are situated in Matjiesvlei (Matjies Valley) at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountain Range only 16 km from Calitzdorp.

The spectacular mountain views along with the mixed farming activities of the valley provide a tranquil atmosphere. The valley is a dead end and therefore quiet and peaceful.

The hustle and bustle of city life melts away – the perfect place to relax and unwind. In all the cottages, all linen and towels are provided. The kitchens are fully equipped.

Accommodation at Matjiesvlei Cottages:
Die Bokwagtershuis - 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 6 people
Die Bokwagtershuis, “Goat keeper’s house”, was originally built during the 19th century as accommodation for Matjiesvlei’s goat keeper. His task was to tend to all the goats of the different farmers in the valley. The house has been authentically restored to maintain its atmosphere, with addition of modern amenities.
- In the main bedroom there is a double bed, the second and third bedrooms have 2 single beds each.
- All linen included.
- The cottage has an open plan kitchen/dining room/lounge, overlooking the veld and mountains.
- There is a wood burning closed combustion system for heating in winter and an air conditioner for cooling in summer.
- This is the ideal entertainment area with a built-in braai and more than enough seating for guests.
- Braai grids, fire tongs and swartpotjie available.
- The kitchen is equipped with all the required utensils, including a dishwasher.
- The washing machine is in the kitchen.
- The one bathroom has a shower, the other has a shower as well as a bath.
- Hot water is provided by electrical geysers.
- On hot summer days you can cool off in the nearby farm dam.
- The entrance to our private picnic spot at the river is opposite the Skuur.
- The cottage has security screens in front of all windows and doors.
- Free WiFi access in the cottage.

Middelplaas - 2 bedrooms | 1 bathroom | 4 people
The history of the cottage on Middelplaas (Middle Farm) is unknown. It is the only house on Middelplaas and was probably many decades ago used as a residence for the people looking after the farm for the owners who lived elsewhere in the valley. Over the years it became very run down before it was renovated by the present owners into a cottage with the most beautiful view over the olive orchard, veld and mountains.
- In the main bedroom there is a double bed, the second bedroom has 2 single beds.
- Free Wifi Access.
- All linen included.
- The lounge has an open fireplace for heating in winter, or the occasional braai.
- There is an air conditioner in the lounge.
- The sheltered stoep overlooking the veld and mountains is the ideal entertainment area with enough seating for guests.
- There is a circular braai on the grass adjacent to the stoep.
- Braai grids, fire tongs and swartpotjie available.
- The kitchen is equipped with all the required utensils, including cutlery, crockery, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer and stove.
- There is a washing machine available in the nearby shed.
- The bathroom has a shower, basin, and toilet.
- A gas water cylinder provides hot water.
- On hot summer days you can go for a swim in the river at our nearby private picnic site.
- The cottage has security screens in front of all windows and doors.

Die Stalle - 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 6 people
Die Stalle (The Stables) was originally built as the residences for two of the owners of undivided shares in the agricultural land bordering the Kleinrivier (Little River). Later owners turned the houses into stables. It has now been restored into a comfortable 3 bedroomed cottage with a beautiful view of the valley and mountains. It is next to the farm dam.
- In the main bedroom there is a double bed, the second and third bedrooms have 2 single beds each.
- All linen included.
- Two of the bedrooms have Queen Anne stoves for heating in winter.
- The cottage has an open plan kitchen/dining room/lounge, overlooking the veld and mountains.
- There is a Dover Stove for cooking or heating in winter and an air conditioner for cooling in summer.
- This is the ideal entertainment area with a built-in braai and more than enough seating for guests.
- Braai grids, fire tongs and swartpotjie available.
- The kitchen is equipped with all required utensils, including a dishwasher.
- The washing machine is in the lobby.
- The one bathroom has a bath and shower, while the en suite bathroom has a shower.
- Hot water is provided by gas cylinders.
- On hot summer days you can cool off in the nearby farm dam.
- The entrance to our private picnic spot at the river is opposite the Skuur.
- The cottage has security screens in front of all windows and doors, except the folding door.
- Free WiFi access in the cottage.
From:
R340.00 pps

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Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Pets only by Arrangement
  • Elderly
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Other
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Other


Matjiesvlei Cottages Activities:

Calitzdorp has a number of eating establishments, a good butchery (Calitzdorp Slagtery) and various shops where basic groceries can be bought.

Things to do in Matjiesvlei:
- Fly-fishing in the Gamka River.
- Walking in the valley and veld.
- Mountain biking on valley roads.
- Bird watching.
- Swimming and paddling on the river.
- There are a number of preserved houses, which represent Klein Karoo cottage architecture.

Please note no quad bikes or jet skis are allowed.

Things to do in Calitzdorp:
- Viewing Historical Buildings
- Wine Routes and Wine Tasting
- Viewing fauna (in the Gamkasberg Nature Reserve) and flora (about 500 species of succulents in the area)
- Nature Reserves - Gamkaberg Nature Reserve (37km) and Swartberg Nature Reserve (90km)
- Travelling Scenic Routes and Passes such as Seweweekspoort; Groenfontein, Kruisrivier, Amalienstein, Huisrivier Pass, Rooiberg Pass and Swartberg Pass
- Arts and Crafts

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