Our farm-style accommodation amongst the horses, trees, wildflowers and bedazzling birds and insects of the region offer a tranquil but exhilarating country getaway. Here your gaze across extraordinarily soothing views in a rustic environment will remain uninterrupted.
We offer 4 distinctly unique houses all with their own histories, stories. All the houses are equipped with basic food preparation and cooking facilities, as well as a braai (barbecue) area should you desire to self-cater. Alternatively, you may choose to relax and enjoy the freshly prepared nibbles, meals and drinks at our Gypsy Caravan Cafe. Here, among the yarns and laughter on the veranda, there’s more wide-open views of the mountains. And awesome Illy coffee made from the world’s finest Arabica coffee beans.
In 1937 this was one of the first houses erected on the Berlin Forest plantation. Creaking wooden floors, spacious and cool interiors, moths against the window panes and lamps. These are all reminiscent of times not that long ago when life was simpler, more rustic. Connect with family and friends on the patio or simply soak up the surroundings in the unique and welcoming ambience of the Guest House.
The house has 3 bedrooms, one a double bed, the other 2 single beds, separate bathroom and shower, lounge, kitchen and a stoep with a view.
This, the original stable complex from the early forestry years, was where the foresters kept their horses. They were used for both transport and timber extraction. Stable House still has the alluring atmosphere of a stable. It accommodates a maximum of four people in the double room while the bedroom hosts two single beds. There’s a bathroom, a kitchen (kitted out for basic cooking needs) and a private veranda with a braai facility.
Trail House sleeps a total of twelve people. There’s a double room, two larger bedrooms with bunk beds, and another single bedroom containing three bunk beds. There’s a bathroom, a patio (‘stoep’), a braai area, and a kitchen for basic cooking.
Quinlee House is a cosy and comfy wooden house that’s ideal for couples wanting to escape. A cosy double bed, a stove and fridge on the veranda, a shared bathroom 20m away, also a single bed for a child is in the room should it be needed..
Four seasons in one day:
Always remember to bring warm clothes because Kaapsehoop, at an altitude of 1600m, sees temperatures averaging 10 degrees cooler than in Mbombela / Nelspruit. Its unique but cool mountain climate often conjures up (at least) 4 seasons in one day.
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”