Rockwood Lodges Karkloof, Self Catering in Karkloof Nature Reserve
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  • Guests6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms3

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Rockwood Forest Lodge is a 4 star graded property offering Karkloof accommodation for up to 6 guests.

About Rockwood Forest Lodge

Rockwood Forest Lodge offers award-winning luxury self-catering accommodation in the Midlands. Escape the City and get back to basics, but don't compromise on luxuries - Rockwood Lodges is the place for your next holiday!

Karkloof Nature Reserve is ideal if your family wants to get away from it all and go hiking up to the beautiful Godwini Falls or mountain bike down some slippery slopes.


Rockwood Forest Lodge sleeps 6 people and is a fully electrified double storey log cabin situated on the banks of a stream in the indigenous forest. the main room has a King-size bed and a bathroom with a bath. The second room has twin beds and an en-suite with a shower. The third room has twin beds and a bathroom with a bath / shower.

There is a fully equipped open plan kitchen / dining with fridge/freezer, oven, microwave and cutlery and crockery. The living area has a fireplace, an iPod docking station, DSTV (selected channels available) as well as Blu Ray DVD players with selected titles.

There is a large entertainment deck overlooking the stream, Big Green Egg cooker, charcoal provided.

Thee is a jungle gym for exclusive use. A selection of board games is available from housekeeping staff – please request.


Guided Mountain Biking Tours:
The Karkloof is excellent MTB country and host to the biggest mountain-biking event in South Africa, the Karkloof Classic Race. We’d gladly book a guided tour for you with Hylton Turvey, the race designer. Alternatively, explore the area on your own through a series of self-guided trails in the private Karkloof Nature Reserve.

Karkloof Canopy Tour:
As this kicks off within our reserve, we’ve negotiated a 15% discount for guests of Rockwood. A must-do on your holiday itinerary!

Bring good hiking gear and you’ll be able to explore the reserve fully as you work your way between mistbelt forest and grassland, up and down steep inclines and over slippery rocks. Just chill out and take a leisurely stroll along some romantic farm roads…You choose.

The area has several rare and endemic species of birds and is listed in the Roberts CD. Birding on the forest fringes and streams can offer some excellent rewards to birders. Some of the more elusive species found are the Cape Parrot, Narina Trogon, Crested Guinea Fowl (sub-species) and the Crowned Eagle.

There are several weirs and dams within and adjacent to the reserve which are well stocked with rainbow and brown trout. Bring your own rods.

Children’s Play Area:
Watch your kids be kids on the trampoline or jungle gym.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Video player

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Security (alarm system)

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Forest Lodge has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The first room has a King-size bed and the other two have two single beds each. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a shower and the other two bathrooms have baths. There is a fully equipped kitchen with fridge / freezer, microwave and cutlery and crockery. All rooms have heaters, tea / coffee, insect repellent, soap, shampoo and linen.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Hi fi  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

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Guest Reviews

10 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

A little bit of heaven...peaceful, and tranquil but with all the mod cons. We highly recommend this wonderful place.

October 2019

Michael F. (Howick)

Verified reviewexcellent

Felt like we were staying in a 10 Star place!!

June 2017

Ferdie (DBN)

Need to Know

Response timeRockwood Forest Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages welcome.

Closest airport(s)King Shaka International - 108km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyMastercard, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since July 2003

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