About Rietkuil Farm Cottage
Rietkuil Farm Cottage is a third generation working cattle, sheep and maize farm. The farm is only 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg and is ideal for a family retreat. Get away from the city rush and surround yourself with cattle, chickens, geese and sheep; the farm setting will do wonders for the soul.
Self Catering Accommodation
The cottage consists of four cozy bedrooms furnished with antique wooden furniture handed down from generation to generation. There are three twin rooms and one double room with a king-size bed and large sitting area. There is one bathroom to share - (bath/shower and separate toilet).
Many a leg of lamb has been roasted in the fully equipped rustic kitchen (complementary coffee, tea and sugar are provided as well as dishwashing liquid, sponges and a tea towel). Fresh milk will be delivered to your door every morning.
The lounge and dining areas are spacious with sunny windows and a fireplace. The large patio is ideal for gazing at the stars or to just relax whilst enjoying a steaming cup of coffee.
Apart from the numerous farm activities, like milking cows the old fashioned way, there’s also more than 3000 ha to explore on foot or on mountain bike. For the serious mountain biker there is a 65km single track trail on the banks of the Vals River only 30km from the farm towards Bothaville.
Take the kids swimming in the large pool at the main house, take a short walk down to the Otterspruit for a game of "kleilat" or try your hand at catching cat fish.
There is a variety of bird life on the numerous pans on the farm – if the season allows. Night drives or walks can be arranged for the adventurous who would like to see a porcupine, jackal, springhare or aardvark roaming the grasslands.
Remember to pack your hiking shoes, binoculars, a good book and an expectation to wind down. Children of all ages welcome.