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Koedoeskop Private Mountain Reserve

Rietvlei Road, 6105 South Africa
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Koedoeskop, literally, in Afrikaans, « Kudus’ Hill », is a privately owned 5000 hectares' nature reserve committed to the preservation of the Southern Africa fauna & flora. Owned & managed by nature-enthusiasts, our aim is to propose a true experience of the African bush and wildlife, without unnecessary constraints. We provide a personal service, based on our guests’ preferences whom can chose from a variety of activities such as walking & hiking, mountain biking, game & bird viewing, initiation to botanics or tracking. We specifically welcome family with kids, even very young, to whom we can offer dedicated outdoor activities. Koedoeskop is located in the Southern Karoo, a malaria-free and bilharzia-free area so no specific health precautions are necessary.
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Rietvlei Road, 6105 South Africa
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Wineen wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg20 contributions
We booked a family stay at Koedoeskop over December. Luc was very helpful with providing all the info we could need and the staff were very attentive and helpful from the moment we got there. The Lodge itself is beautiful and we loved all the space, especially the stoep! There was enough room for everyone and the kids could play with such a variety of things. The pool was wonderful and the most popular spot. We loved going hiking, running and cycling in the bush and we went out for a few drives and sundowners as well - absolutely beautiful farm, lovely views - especially if you climb the koppie behind the house before sunrise! Off course the boma is also great, sitting around a fire under the Karoo skies - magic! We had a very special time on the farm for the 10 days we were there. It is a magnificent farm, and you can see that everyone there loves the place and they take such good care of the farm and environment. I can highly recommend Koedoeskop - a place you can truly rest and get away from it all.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Louis-Marja wrote a review Feb 2020
Almere, The Netherlands24 contributions6 helpful votes
This small private game reserve (4 staff members in total) has a beautiful location, rooms are lovely and fully equipped, nice chairs to sit and eat outside. Game drives are quite nice with drinks and snacks served on the afternoon gamedrive. Be careful with the gamewalks on foot: one of us broke a wrist after a fall. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Downside is the location. Wherever you come from, do not use the 70 km untarred road from Somerset East if you do not have a 4x4. It took us 1 hour en 45 minutes to cross it and can, in our opinion, only be done with a 4x4. Pity that we were not warned in advance. There is another road, 50 km untarred, with less obstacles so check before you go. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are cooked on the spot and are very simple for a very high price (300 Rand pp for lunch and 450 Rand pp for Dinner). For this money you only get cheap stuff like spaghetti or a piece of pizza for lunch and chicken with rice or pork with potatoe mash as main dish for dinner. Really bad value for money. So although it is a lovely place we will not come back
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Date of stay: February 2020
Schato wrote a review Jan 2020
Zug, Switzerland112 contributions9 helpful votes
Nicely decorated common rooms and guest rooms. The 4 employees do their best to justify the high prices. The meals are good basic home cooking but priced like in a gourmet restaurant (we dined at Reuben‘s in Franschhoek for a similar price). After rainfalls the river blocks the major part of the park for a week or two. Meaning, no game drives. There exists no plan B in this case, you are trapped. Do not expect any personal interaction with the owner who lives in Dubai. Bring enough cash with you if you want to avoid a 5% fee on you creditcard payment. In summary, compared to similar lodges - overpriced.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ldavies-jones wrote a review Oct 2019
London17 contributions29 helpful votes
Thank you to all the team at Koedoeskop for making our stay so special. Luc helped us plan a fantastic itinerary before we arrived to ensure that we made the most of our short 2 night stay. Once we arrived, the team at Koedoeskop were so helpful, kind, attentive and passionate. Christine made the most delicious food. Neal and Matthews took us on 3 game drives including a sundowner game drive at Koedoeskop and a safari at Addo. We were one of only two couples staying, so when we went out on our game drives we were the only people in the bush. A very different experience to some of the more commercial safaris. The lodge itself is beautiful. Every evening the team made a fire so we could eat and drink under the skies filled with stars. This was such a special and memorable place - I would highly recommend a stay for anyone visiting SA.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marijn K wrote a review Dec 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21 contributions2 helpful votes
Amazing warm welcome by the lovely staff, beautiful location with giraffes within walking distance, very comfortable room and a very cute dog. One of the best places we vistited in SA and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$146 - US$327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Koedoeskop Private Mountain Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Koedoeskop Private Mountain Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Koedoeskop Private Mountain Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Koedoeskop Private Mountain Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Koedoeskop Private Mountain Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Koedoeskop Private Mountain Reserve have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Koedoeskop Private Mountain Reserve offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Koedoeskop Private Mountain Reserve?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Koedoeskop Private Mountain Reserve accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.