Delightfully comfortable, Crab Apple’s AA Superior Cottages are set on the edge of the Kilgobbin Forest and the Dargle Valley Conservancy. Retreat to one of our three thatched, self-catering cottages furnished with every comfort, including a fireplace to keep you cosy.
Each cottage has a spacious, open plan living area leads onto a sundeck. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed and there is an antique cast iron Victorian tub and shower in the en-suite bathroom. A wooden ladder from the living area leads up to a loft with two single beds. It is ideal for children. The kitchen is equipped with a two plate hob, fridge, and microwave.
Starred Robin Cottage
Starred Robin Cottage is a quaint, English-style country cottage, decorated in a cream and white palette with oak furniture. The deck is garlanded with rambling roses and overlooks a fairy ring of Silver Birch trees and the rolling lawn leads down into the forest’s stream.
The cottage’s namesake, a pair of Starred Robins, are resident. Another pair nest at Wood Owl cottage. These shy insect-eaters is notoriously difficult to spot. You are also likely to see the troop of Samango monkeys who regularly raid the lemon tree. Children will be delighted to find the playground near this cottage, it includes a jungle gym, sandpit, and swing.
Crowned Eagle Cottage
Tucked into the forest, our Crowned Eagle Cottage is both modern and warm, decorated in rich reds and oranges. The porcelain lamp fitting was restored by Helen and her father.
The wooden deck provides a breath-taking view over the forest. This is the territory of a pair of Crowned Eagles – the nest has been in the same spot for at least 70 years and is visible from the cottage. A family of dassies (Rock Hyrax) has made their home beneath the deck.
Wood Owl Cottage
An African Elegance vibe was instilled in our Wood Owl Cottage. Mohair curtains, wicker chairs, and dark wood furniture create luxurious warmth and elegance along with the bespoke four-poster bed.
Named after the resident male Wood Owl that regularly gives his long, rising hu-wuuuuu during the night, this cottage offers many pleasures – the deck overlooks the forest, the doors open onto the pool and there is a fragrant rose garden just around the corner.
Covered camp kitchen
Four single foam mattresses provided
Exquisite outdoor HOT and cold shower and hand basin
Spring water on tap
Ventilated improved pit latrine (VIP) – with a view☺
A large fire pit with serving table and log seating (firewood provided)
Weber-for-two braai facility on the deck of the tent
Access to numerous hiking trails (maps available)
For true nature lovers, The Oatley Hide is now available for sleepovers. Experience the wonder of waking to the sounds of the dawn chorus around you.
Situated in the heart of the Kilgobbin forest, this rustic site abounds with abundant bird life, and numerous mammal species including the endangered Samango Monkey, bush pigs, porcupines and the elusive bush buck.
Oatley Hide is completely off-grid and is conveniently situated no more than 300m from the parking. This unique facility can sleep four people, two in the hide and two in a spacious tent, which we set-up on a platform overlooking the forest.
There are two additional sites available for any extra tents you wish to provide, at a cost per head per night.
Price per night for the whole camp: R 800,00
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