PEACEFUL

COUNTRY GETAWAY

WELCOME

We offer you a private farm cottage on the banks of the Vaal River, away from the rush of the city. Relax on the banks of the river, enjoying the songs of hundreds of birds and watching the graceful jumps of fishes from the water. Or just cosy up in the cottage while listening to your favourite music over the connected speaker.

Please familiarise yourself with our website to find out why The River Cottage is your perfect country getaway choice.

 

ACCOMMODATION

The cottage was built as an addition to our already established sustainable, eco-friendly enterprises of mealie farming, cattle- and sheep herding and compost making.

It is fully self-catering and boasts with all necessary amenities, plus some extra luxuries, like an outside shower, air-conditioning, full bouquet DStv, uncapped Wi-Fi and 100% cotton linen.

There are 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an open living / dining area and kitchen. The braai / stoep area walks out on a wooden deck with a sunken-in swimming pool overlooking the grass-covered terraces on the river banks.

When you arrive, you will find a complimentary starter pack with coffee, tea, sugar, milk and braai briquettes. There are also hand-wash soap, body cream, shower gel and shampoo which you can use.

QUICK FACTS

SLEEPS

6 people (3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms)

TYPE

Fully self-catering

FEATURES

Air-conditioning

Eco-friendly heaters in bedrooms

Fully equiped kitchen with stove-top

Uncapped Wi-Fi

DStv

Blue-ray DVD player

Bluetooth speaker

Stoep

Wooden deck

Small swimming pool

PROVIDED

High quality, 100% cotton linen

Pillows

Warm blankets

Bath towels

Starter-pack with tea, briquettes, etc.

Basic toiletries and toilet paper

PLEASE BRING

Own food and drinks

Toiletries (basic toiletries provided)

Swimming towel

Sunscreen

Insect repellant

Wood/briquettes (one bag provided)

ACTIVITIES NEARBY

Hiking

Rafting

Game Driving

IMPORTANT

- The farm as a whole and the cottage are strictly non-smoking areas.

- Pets are not allowed.

- Unfortunately no children under the age of 10.

The River Cottage - Accommodation
The River Cottage - Accommodation
The River Cottage - Accommodation
The River Cottage - Accommodation
 

PHOTOS

We are proud to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests and therefore trust that our photographs capture the essence of the cottage.

 

RATES

SUMMER 2021 / 2022
(1 September - 30 April)
(minimum 2 nights stay)

 

1 person - R1,200 per night

2 persons - R1,200 per night

3 persons - R1,500 per night

4 persons - R2,000 per night

5 persons - R2,250 per night

6 persons - R2,700 per night

WINTER 2022
(1 May - 31 August)
(minimum 2 nights stay)

 

1 person - R1,100 per night

2 persons - R1,100 per night

3 persons - R1,350 per night

4 persons - R1,800 per night

5 persons - R2,000 per night

6 persons - R2,400 per night

NOTES

- All rates include VAT and are quoted for the house as a whole.

- Prices are subject to change and should be confirmed upon booking.

- Reservations confirmed only on receipt of 50% deposit.

- All outstanding accommodation amounts to be paid prior to arrival.

- Cancellations made within 7 days prior to the arrival date will

forfeit the 50% deposit.

- Check-in from 14:00 to 18:00.

- Check-out at 10:00.

IMPORTANT

- The farm as a whole and the cottage are strictly non-smoking areas.

- Pets are not allowed.

- Unfortunately no children under the age of 10.

 

CONTACT US

info@therivercottage.co.za

+27 84 581 9133

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

FROM POTCHEFSTROOM

Drive out of town on Govan Mbeki Road with golf course on your left.

When outside of town, turn right on the R501 to Viljoenskroon.

Drive approximately 20km turn left on first dirt road after crossing the Vaal River.

Our farm is exactly 1.5km along on this dirt road on right hand side.

FROM VILJOENSKROON

Drive on the Kroonstad / Orkney road (R76) towards Orkney.

After driving past Rammulotsi township, turn right at the four-way crossing towards Vredefort.

Drive for about 11km and turn left to Potchefstroom on the R501.

After approximately 20km, just before crossing the Vaal River, turn right on the dirt road.

Our farm is exactly 1.5km along on this dirt road on right hand side.

GPS COORDINATES

FORMAT 1: DD MM SS.S

26° 56' 28.7" S

27° 04' 21.9" E

FORMAT 2: DD MM.MMM

26° 56.478' S

27° 04.364' E

FORMAT 3: DD.DDDDD

26.94130° S

27.07274° E

USEFUL DISTANCES

 

Vredefort Dome - 25km

Potchefstroom - 29km

Viljoenskroon - 37km

Klerksdorp - 53km (includes dirt road)

Parys - 58km (includes dirt road)

Johannesburg - 149km

Pretoria - 203km

Bloemfontein - 311km

Click here for directions on Google Maps

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