Zwakala River Retreat Self-catering Accommodation in Magoebaskloof
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  • Property TypeFarm Stay
  • Guests12
  • Rooms/Units4
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights

About Zwakala River Retreat

Zwakala River Retreat is situated on a private farm in the beautiful Magoebaskloof / Haenertsburg Mountains on the banks of the Broederstroom River – the source of the great Letaba. There is a variety of accommodation including log cabins, an earthy cottage and private campsite to choose from. Our new venue, Mina’s @ Zwakala, created out of the original farm house and shed, overlooking the valley with larges old trees in the garden, is perfect for weddings, events and gatherings.

Fantastic walks and clearly marked cycling routes through forests and private farms in the area. Also trout fishing on the river and in the surrounding area, visits to other establishments such as Wegraakbosch Cheese Farm and the famous Cheerio Gardens just up the road.

Self Catering Accommodation

Legodi Cottage:
This is a fully equipped cottage. All you have to bring is your food and swimming towels. Please note there is no electricity but hot water from an old fashioned donkey boiler which is lit by staff each day. Lighting is provided by solar lights, candles and paraffin lamps. There is a gas stove and gas fridge. A cosy fireplace inside for chilly evenings and misty days warms up the whole cottage. There are also braai facilities and a fire place outside for warmer evenings.

The cottage has two rooms and comfortably sleeps four people. Each room has a queen size bed, linen, down duvets and towels provided. The lounge area has a built in couch area that also serves as an extra sleeping area if there is an extra adult or two children.

The Cob House:
A beautiful eco-friendly two bedroomed cottage built from stone and earth using the Cob sustainable building method. The cottage has two bathrooms, one en-suite and one separate. The lounge area has two full sized single mattresses on a built in sleeper.

The Barn House Loft Apartment 1 & 2:
These are identical loft Apartments in the old Barn House. The bedroom upstairs has double bed and a lounge area with a fireplace and a separate bathroom downstairs. the unit opens up onto communal veranda with a fully equipped kitchen on the one end.

Zwakala Campsite:
Facilities include a hot water open air shower, covered kitchen area, open air fire place, two loos (one flush and one long drop) and open sites on grass for pitching your tents. Located next to the river it can get really chilly in the evenings so bring warm clothes for sitting around the fire. The river is great to swim in so bring swimming costume and towels. It is a private campsite so its yours only for the duration of your stay!

What to bring when camping?
What else to bring: own tent, warm sleeping bags or bedding, own grill and gas cooking apparatus. No electricity but there is solar lights. There are candle holders. There is a large 10 seater table with built in benches and another table in the kitchen area. Please bring own camp chairs.

Children are welcome and will love the river and farm! Children under 12 years stay free at the campsite. We do allow dogs to visit however there must be prior arrangement made with us in this regard.

Features you'll appreciate

only available in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas

Food & Drink

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

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Airport transfers

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Rooms & Rates

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

Legodi Cottage

Legodi Cottage is a two bedroomed cottage which sleeps 4 people comfortably. There is also space for 2 children on the large built in couches surrounding the fireplace. Fully equipped with gas stove and fridge, large inside fireplace, outside braai area.

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

The Cob House

A beautiful eco-friendly two bedroomed cottage built from stone and earth using the Cob sustainable building method. The cottage has two bathrooms, one en-suite and one separate. The lounge area has two full sized single mattresses on a built in sleeper

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

The Barn House Loft Apartment 1

Loft Apartment in old Barn House. Bedroom upstairs with double bed and lounge area with fireplace and separate bathroom downstairs. Opening up onto communal veranda with fully equipped kitchen on the one end.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

The Barn House Loft Apartment 2

Loft Apartment in old Barn House. Bedroom upstairs with double bed and lounge area with fireplace and separate bathroom downstairs. Opening up onto communal veranda with fully equipped kitchen on the one end.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Zwakala Campsite

Our Limpopo camping site is situated next to the Broederstroom River. Experience the quietness and the beauty of the stars at night. The gurgling of the river over rapids and small waterfalls will ensure the best sleep ever.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 20 guests (max 20 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

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

Verified reviewexcellent

Thank you so much for sharing your very special venue with us!!! We feel so blessed to have been married at Mina's. Lulu and Luca - you guys were superstars heling us set up the day before. Thanks also for the beautiful cabin that night - we coming in to the champagne and flower decor and waking up with coffee on the river. Savanah and Andrew. Married at Mina's Farm Venue on 29th December 2012.

December 2012

Savanah Strever (Haenertsburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

We had the most AMAZING wedding at Minas@Zwakala! From the food which was absolutely unbelievable to the most amazing setting... everyone has just said what an awesome time they had! Thanks so much Rob and Denise for making our day so special and allowing us to be the first wedding at Minas we had our absolute dream wedding, there are no words to describe how much Ant and I appreciate what you guys did for us! Thanks once again! Lots love Nats Nathalie Van Ginkel. Married at Mina’s@Zwakala 1st September 2012.

September 2012

Nathalie Van Ginkel (Pretoria)

Need to Know

Response timeZwakala River Retreat typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Polokwane Airport - 64km
OR Tambo International - 475km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyPaypal, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since October 2012

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