Owl Cottage - Magoebaskloof, Valley of the Olifants

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Owl Cottage

Magoebaskloof, Valley of the Olifants - Accommodation

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Owl Cottage is a charming detached cottage that sleeps 6 people in comfort in 3 separate bedrooms with twin beds. One room is en-suite with a shower, hand basin and loo. There is family bathroom with a shower over the bath and a washing machine, for cold water washes. All linen and towels are provided.
The large kitchen/dining/sitting room has comfortable seating. The kitchen is fully equipped and offers a table top stove, two gas rings and a microwave oven. There are two fridges for your food and all important cold drinks. The covered stoep has two braais, seating for 6 and a dart board. There is a lawn to run about on and sparkling swimming pool for hot summer days. The view over the forested kloof towards Tzaneen is breathtaking
We are close to the Woodbush reserve and our birding is spectacular. We have regular visits from a large troop of Samango monkeys and Cape parrots pop in to have a nibble on our pecan nuts. There are some beautiful walks nearby and the village of Haenertsburg is 15kms away offering pretty shops, a pub and restaurants.

Internet is available on request.

Check in time is flexible, please phone us to confirm check in time that will suite you.

Facilities & Amenities includes:

Facilities available at Owl Cottage, Magoebaskloof, Valley of the Olifants

Establishment Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Children Welcome
  • Gay Friendly
  • Pools
  • Secure Parking
Room Amenities
  • Non Smoking

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Haenertsburg Tourism - Haenertsburg, Tourism Information

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Klaserie Tourism - Klaserie, Tourism Information

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Letsitele Tourism - Letsitele, Tourism Information

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Tzaneen Tourism - Tzaneen, Tourism Information

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Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail - Tzaneen, Hiking trails

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Phalaborwa Tourism - Phalaborwa, Tourism Information

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Directions to Owl Cottage

Map of Owl Cottage in Magoebaskloof, Valley of the Olifants


Directions to Owl Cottage

GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 0' 19" E / 23° 51' 41.5" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Owl Cottage in Magoebaskloof, Valley of the Olifants

Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport
Address: O R Thambo Airport Road, OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), Kempton Park 1627, South Africa
Distance: 377 km / Duration: 3 hours 47 mins
1. Head northwest 0.5 km
2. Slight left onto the R21 N ramp to City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria 0.4 km
3. Merge onto R21 36.3 km
4. Take exit 134 for N1 N toward Polokwane 1.6 km
5. Merge onto N1
Partial toll road
122 km
6. Turn left to stay on N1
Partial toll road
136 km
7. Exit onto N1/R71 toward Louis Trichardt 12.7 km
8. Take the ramp to Grobler St 0.6 km
9. Turn right onto Grobler St 0.8 km
10. Continue onto R71 64.6 km
11. Sharp left
Destination will be on the right
0.6 km

Nearest Airport

O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg


OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.

OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.

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Nearby Towns

Alternative accommodation near Magoebaskloof, Valley of the Olifants

Magoebaskloof, Valley of the Olifants » Current Current
Haenertsburg, Valley of the Olifants » 17 mins 19.0 km
Tzaneen, Valley of the Olifants » 24 mins 20.8 km
Letsitele, Valley of the Olifants » 46 mins 49.9 km
Phalaborwa, Valley of the Olifants » 1 hour 50 mins 123 km
Hoedspruit, Valley of the Olifants » 1 hour 55 mins 138 km

Reviews for Owl Cottage

"3rd visit"

Owl Cottage reviewer rating

3rd time in 6 months says it all! Thanks for your many kindnesses xx

Reviewer: Jackie Patrick
Country: Zimbabwe
Posted: December, 3rd 2012 08:43 AM


Owl Cottage reviewer rating

Tig and Phil thanks for a wonderful and relaxing weekend. The peace and tranquility was exactly what we needed. Highlights were the Cape Parrots and African Goshawk. Not forgetting the variety of butterflies too. Surrounding scenery, view and forest was beautiful. You will definitely be seeing us soon again

Reviewer: Michelle and Howard
Country: South Africa
Posted: December, 3rd 2012 08:41 AM


Owl Cottage reviewer rating

Awesome hospitality. Great getaway breath taking views very warm and kind hosts. God Bless and take care x x

Reviewer: Nkele,Nombulelo, Zodwa and Obakeng ( Valencia)
Country: South Africa
Posted: December, 3rd 2012 08:36 AM


Owl Cottage reviewer rating

I came here from Nelspruit to switch off and put a few things into perspective. I think I have answered that very well. Nice and quiet it is inevitable to really recharge

Reviewer: T P Maepa
Country: South Africa
Posted: December, 3rd 2012 08:31 AM

"From Sweden"

Owl Cottage reviewer rating

Fantastic place Owl Cottage, the best. And the birds as well, David Letsoale is a terrific bird guide. He showed us the Bat Hawk a long time sought after lifer and many other species. We have to come back.

Reviewer: Peter Nilson
Country: Sweded
Posted: December, 3rd 2012 08:29 AM


Owl Cottage reviewer rating

What a lovely welcoming place. Everything perfect Azaleas flowering. We just have to come back next year. Thank you Phil and Tig

Reviewer: Dick and Helet Groot
Country: South Africa
Posted: December, 3rd 2012 08:25 AM


Owl Cottage reviewer rating

A comfortable space to enjoy the sights and activities of Magoebaskloof. We particularly enjoyed the braai and verandah space

Reviewer: Mark Huleatt James
Country: U.K
Posted: December, 3rd 2012 08:20 AM


Owl Cottage reviewer rating

A perfect place to end a perfect holiday. Loved the Cape Parrots enjoyed the personal touches, thank you

Reviewer: Blatch family
Country: South Africa
Posted: December, 3rd 2012 08:16 AM

"From Pretoria"

Owl Cottage reviewer rating

Very comfortable accommodation with lots of space The veranda is a great space for relaxing and family togetherness

Reviewer: Piet and Suzanne Smit
Country: South Africa
Posted: December, 3rd 2012 08:13 AM

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