Rockwood Lodges Karkloof, Self Catering in Karkloof Nature Reserve
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About Rockwood Lodges

Rockwood Lodges 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!

If you wish to stay in the Karkloof Nature Reserve, choose between Rockwood Forest Lodge and Rockwood Mountain Lodge. Rockwood Forest Lodge sleeps 6 - 8 people and is a fully electrified double storey log cabin situated on the banks of a stream in the indigenous forest. It 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.

If you’d rather be a bit more central, there are two choices: Rockwood Farm Cottage or Rockwood Farm House, about 25m apart on the farm Spitzkop which is adjacent to the Karkloof Nature Reserve and as such, you have full access to the reserve. Both are perfectly positioned for your family to explore the Midlands Meander Route from or use as a base from which to participate in the Midmar Mile or Karkloof Classic Races held in the area each year. Yet, despite being close enough to Howick for a quick drive, it’s still incredibly peaceful and remote and the ideal venue from which to watch cows graze in the late afternoon sun.

All lodges have an iPod docking station. Rockwood Forest Lodge and Rockwood Farm House and Cottage also have DSTV (selected channels available) as well as Blu Ray DVD players with selected titles.

Accommodation

Each of the two lodges in the Reserve has three bedrooms and two or three bathrooms for six to eight guests (one king-size and four to six single beds), fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave (Rockwood Forest Lodge only) and cutlery and crockery for 6 - 8 people. All rooms have heaters, tea / coffee, insect repellent, soap, shampoo and linen.

Rockwood Farm Cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and can sleep up to four people. It has a fully equipped kitchen with fridge / freezer, microwave and cutlery and crockery for 4 people. All rooms have heaters, tea and coffee making facilities, insect repellent, soap, shampoo, and linen.

Rockwood Farm House has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave and cutlery for 8 - 10 people. All rooms have heaters, tea and coffee making facilities, insect repellent, soap, shampoo and linen. All accommodation is serviced on a daily basis.

Activities

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!

Hiking:
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.

Birding:
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.

Fishing:
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.

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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

Transfers

  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available

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Rooms & Rates

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

Forest Lodge

3 bedrooms (1 x King, 2 x Twin) for 6 guests.; 3 x bathrooms (1 x en-suite shower, 2 x bath).; Access 4x4 high clearance only. Transfer upon request.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Farm House

4 bedrooms (2 x King, 2 x Twin) for 8 guests.; 3 bathrooms (1 x indoor bath, outdoor shower, 2 x shower and bath).; Unfenced dam and dogs on property.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 8 guests (max 8 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Farm Cottage

2 Bedrooms (1 x King, 1 x Twin) for 4 guests.; 2 en-suite bathrooms (1 x bath and outdoor shower, 1 x bath and indoor shower).; Unfenced dam on property.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Mountain Lodge

3 bedrooms (1x King, 2 x Twin) for 6 guests.; 2 x bathrooms (1 x shower and 1 x bath).; Gas and Solar Powered.; Access 4x4 high clearance only. Transfer upon request.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

9 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

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

June 2017

Ferdie (DBN)

Verified reviewexcellent

PS: a special thanks for the lovely bottle of bubbly on new year's, as well as the biscuits, milk & red wine on arrival - lovely touch!

December 2009

Ebersohn (PTA)

Need to Know

Response timeRockwood Lodges 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 SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since July 2003

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