About Waterberg Cottages
Relax with the family in an historic thatched cottage set in beautiful, child-friendly gardens, alive with over 100 species of birds. Laze beside our large heated pool while the children play on the Adventure Village. Take a trip to see our family of lively hippo emerge as the afternoon light fades, and round off the day with a braai, as the sun sets over the Bushveld.
At Windsong Cottages we extend a warm welcome to families. Having three small children ourselves we understand the needs and concerns of families, and aim to provide a relaxing, fun, child-friendly environment. Our offspring always enjoy the chance to meet new playmates.
Our cluster of four cottages are set at the heart of Triple B ranch, an active cattle and crop farm, which has been cultivated continually by four generations of the Baber family. The farm is located in the malaria-free UNESCO designated Waterberg Biosphere, renowned for its game, unspoilt beauty, tranquility and hospitality. Bird life is abundant and varied, with over 250 species of bird on the farm.
Our accommodation consists of four cottages. Windsong Cottage, Butterfly Cottage, Bushwillow Cottage and Kudu Lodge. All except Kudu are serviced by our friendly staff for the convenience of our guests.
Windsong Cottage (Sleeps up to 10 Guests)
Windsong Cottage is an historic thatched farm house, fully equipped for the self-catering guest. It has two en-suite double rooms and two triple rooms with separate bath/showerooms. It has a large stoep, dining room, pantry, kitchen and a sunken braai area. Windsong is ideal for large family groups.
Rose Cottage (Sleeps 4 Guests)
Rose Cottage is an attractive two bedroomed thatched cottage with a shower room, a small living room, a kitchen and a large pleasant stoep. It is perfect for a family of four.
80 years ago Rose cottage consisted of just two rondavels, and housed two young gentlemen – Charles and Colin Baber. These youths grew up to be much loved and respected patriarchs of the Waterberg community, whose memory and achievements remain throughout the region.
Today Rose has been refurbished, while still retaining many original features, such as the doors, made from packing cases by the original pioneers. In addition we have added a theme of boekenhout, a beautiful local wood, throughout the cottage. Rose has its own private fenced garden containing guava, fig and mulberry trees (guests are welcome to help themselves).
Butterfly Cottage (Sleeps 4 Guests)
Butterfly Cottage was built by Anthony Baber for his Bride, Tessa, and is a romantic one bedroom cottage with a spacious open plan kitchen/dining/living room area, bathroom, and an attractive stone braai area.
Bushwillow Cottage (Sleeps 7 Guests)
Bushwillow is a beautiful two storey cottage set in its own private arboretum of Bushwillow trees. It has a spacious double volume living area, and a large stoep. The stoep offers lovely views out over our new game area, as does its upstairs master bedroom, and its mezzanine level. Bushwillow is perfect for relaxed family entertaining, whether one is enjoying the afternoon sunlight out on the stoep, or nestled around the warmth of the open fire place in the centre of the living area.
Kudu Lodge (Sleeps up to 16 Guests)
Kudu Lodge is located 8k away from our other cottages. It is a converted farm house fully updated and equipped for self-catering guests. It is set by a beautiful dam with abundant bird life, and has four canoes for the guests to use.
Kudu has two en-suite double rooms and two bunk rooms, each with three bunk beds. One of these bunk rooms is en-suite, one has a separate bathroom. It has two large stoeps overlooking the dam – perfect for sundowners and meals, and a large open plan kitchen/dining/living room with fireplace. Kudu has two braai areas, one set in a reed boma.
Kudu is perfect for families and pets are welcome!
Guests at Kudu are welcome to use all the facilities at our main site.
ACTIVITIES & SURROUNDINGS
For the energetically minded guest there is a tennis court and volleyball court, canoeing on one of our dams, and everything from a gentle walk to a serious hike through the Bushveld.
Nearby, on the same farm, is the world famous Horizon Horseback Adventures, with over 70 horses to choose from, and a wide variety of equine activities, ranging from a gentle hack through the game reserve to cattle cutting and cross country
Other nearby activities include ‘Big 5’ game drives, feeding the orphan white rhino at the Waterberg Rhino Museum, elephant backed game viewing, and spectacular helicopter flights over the Waterberg escarpment.