Blommekloof Country Cottages

 
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Blommekloof Country Cottages

Location

R328 Ruiterbos

Price range - complete one of the options

Rates/person
Up to R350
Rates/unit
R800 - R1500

About the establishment

General facilities & services
  • Braai
  • Child-friendly
  • Disability-friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Gay-friendly
  • Pet-friendly
  • Secure parking
  • Self-catering facilities
Activities offered
  • Bird-watching
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Stargazing
Getting there/ what's nearby
  • Beach nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Wilderness area
  • Farm-stays
Make lasting memories - and relax completely - when you break away to our self-catering farm cottages in the Leeukloof Valley, near Ruiterbos, in the Outeniqua Mountains between Mossel Bay (in the Garden Route) and Oudtshoorn (in the Klein Karoo) of South Africa.

Blommekloof Country Cottages. Ruiterbos, near Mossel Bay

Make lasting memories - and relax completely - when you break away to our self-catering farm cottages in the Leeukloof Valley, near Ruiterbos, in the Outeniqua Mountains between Mossel Bay (in the Garden Route) and Oudtshoorn (in the Klein Karoo) of South Africa.

Accommodation

·         Old Cottage: Our lovely, historic labourer’s house - which we’ve restored in style. Low ceilings, thick walls, flat roof, huge personality. Comfortable lounge with library and a cupboard-full of board games; covered stoep with braai (BBQ) area; modern kitchen; sleeps 8 (three bedrooms plus sleeper couch in the lounge. Additional beds can be moved in for groups of kids, etc.).

·         Sunflower Cottage: Off the grid, gas powered and solar powered, newly built (2014), modern-with-a-hint-of-old-Cape, Sunflower Cottage has a huge open-plan lounge and kitchen; covered stoep with braai area; two bedrooms (one bedroom has a double bed with beautiful brass headboard; one bedroom has 2 single beds).

·         The farm: the 16 hectare Blommekloof Farm is home to ducks, geese, chickens, cows, calves, dogs, cats, and such (but it isn’t a working farm). Activities include walking, birding, wildlife, and catch-and-release fishing on three different dams.

·         Pet friendly: Yes, we are dog-friendly at Blommekloof. Cat-friendly, too, and parrot- and goldfish-friendly. And our cottages are individually fenced (1.2 metres). But please contact us before you arrive so that we can make arrangements to accommodate your furry family.

Attractions

·         Leeukloof & Ruiterbos: Leeukloof is a quiet, secluded valley in the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains. It’s a great destination for birding, hiking, fynbos watching, mountain biking (MTB), off-road motor cycling, and motor bike touring. And swimming, too: the water in the Boesmans River (on our boundary) is clean and pure. Local attractions include Leeukloof Cheeses - our neighbours - and Eight Bells Mountain Inn, which is a great place for a meal or afternoon tea. And it has a fine bowling green and a number of marked walking trails and mountain bike (MTB) trails.

·         Mossel Bay: This historic harbour town - about 35 km from Blommekloof - is one of South Africa’s favourite beach holiday destinations (it’s got 60 km of sand!). But it’s also the birthplace of culture and advanced technology (you can find out why on a half-day Point of Human Origins Experience in the Pinnacle Point Caves - which have revealed the earliest evidence for modern human behaviour). Mossel Bay is known for its museums: the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex houses a replica of the ship in which Dias became the first European navigator to reach South Africa, as well as the Post Office Tree (first used as a posting station in the 16th Century). Other attractions around Mossel Bay include excellent birding, game watching, hiking, nature reserves and wilderness preserves - and a vibrant diary of entertainment. Information, maps, and guides are available from Mossel Bay Tourism.

·         Klein Karoo (Little Karoo): the semi-arid rolling plains between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Swartberg Mountains. The capital of the region - Oudtshoorn (about 61 km from Blommekloof Country Cottages) - is famous for its ostrich show farms and the Cango Caves (Africa’s biggest show caves: visit them for a 60-minute ‘Heritage Tour’ or a 90-minute ‘Adventure Tour). But the area has much, much more to offer: the wine farms of the Klein Karoo Wine Route and the Cape Route 62, game watching, meerkat encounters, birding, mountain biking (MTB), hiking, art and culture (don’t miss the annual Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees - the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival). Visit the 121,000 hectare Swartberg Nature Reserve - a World Heritage Site - for its fynbos (Cape macchia), and its famous mountain passes (including the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert in the Groot Karoo or Great Karoo). Information and maps are available from Oudtshoorn Tourism



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