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Set in remote low veld bush savanna against a backdrop of the magnificent Drakensberg escaparpment, The Blue Cottages Country House comprises a number of thatched cottages in a beautiful tropical garden.

Buried deep within acres of orange groves, they are stylishly decorated in Afro-Colonial style with antiques and artefacts collected from across Africa.

Home-cooked three-course dinners are served by lamp light on the farmhouse veranda overlooking the lush tropical gardens.

The stunning Blyde River Canyon route is nearby as are opportunites for rafting, hiking and birdwatching. Kruger Park is an hour`s drive away. This is a perfect place to rest and relax after a days exploring or as a welcome pause from your journey.

Blue Cottages Country House is an enchanting overnight stop en route to the Kruger National Park and the Panoramic Route and Blyde River Canyon on the R527.

Accommodation at The Blue Cottages Country House:
Garden Cottage Suite - Sleeps 2
This stylishly decorated little cottage has it all. Air conditioned bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, a cosy lounge with television and a fully equipped kitchenette as well as a delightful patio from which to sip sundowners from.

Weavers` Nest Family Suite - Sleeps up to 5
This is the original farm managers cottage built in 1948 on the pioneering Olifants River Estate. vIt houses a superb collection of Africana and memorabilia belonging to the owners of Monsoon - steeped in the history of the lowveld.
Suite inside main farmhouse, 2 1/2 bedrooms, private patio, en-suite bathroom, air conditioned.

Blue Crane Cottage 1 - Sleeps up to 4
This is a cluster of 3 cottages. First cottage being the bedroom with double bed and ceiling fans. The second cottage is the private bathroom with bath (and bushveld shower for the adventurous).
The third cottage is the lounge with television and fully equipped kitchen. These cottages also has a private patio with barbeque area.

Blue Crane Cottage 2 - Sleeps 2
A cottage with 2 single beds, television, ceiling fans and en-suite bathroom with shower.

Quail Cottage 1 - Sleeps 2
This is a cluster of 2 cottages. First cottage is the bedroom with double bed, television and ceiling fans, and the second cottage is the private bathoom. This cottage also has a private patio.

Quail Cottage 2 - Sleeps 2
A cottage with 2 single beds, television, ceiling fans and en-suite bathroom with shower.

Rooms and Units Available:

Self Catering cottages
Amount of similar units: 7
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Xhosa / Zulu
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

If cancelled 48 hours before arrival no charge is levied. If cancelled after 48 hours 50% is levied.

Latest Reviews

We both enjoyed the friendly atmosphere at meal times, the friendly and freely given advise of places to visit. We enjoyed the rondavel that we stayed in and the fabulous grounds of your property. The meals were super and the packed breakfast on the day when we visited Kruger National Park was a nice touch that is always part of the story of that day when we talk to friends. Our stay with you was one of the many highlights of our trip to South Africa and Namibia.
Mr E W Geerkens Dec 2012
The owners are very nice and welcoming. The place is beautiful. Dinner was a bit pricey for what we got. We had a great time.
daniel milstein Jul 2010
The service was friendly and welcoming. The accommodation was a little on the primitive side, while clean and functional.
Harald Lippert Oct 2009
It was great and excellent value for money. We will go again!
VDS Brink Apr 2009
We found the owners to be friendly and warm and dedicated to service and to provide for all our needs. Thank you for a wonderful stay. The accommodation was clean, neat and tidy. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend The Blue Cottages to friends and family.
Pauline Mutlow Mar 2009


Blue Cottages Country House is situated on the R527.

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