Amohela-Ho-Spitskop Country Retreat

Amohela-Ho-Spitskop Country Retreat

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S343, Clocolan 9735 South Africa
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Pampoen wrote a review Aug 2020
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently spend a weekend at Quail Cottage. The cottage has everything you could wish for. The decoration was done with care and gives a calm and relaxed atmosphere. The view is spectacular and on a clear day you can see the Lesotho mountains in the distance. Good thing is that there is not cellphone reception at the cottage, and internet only at the main house.
The small kitchen is well equiped. There is a microwave, fridge and a gas stove if you really have to cook. Luckily there is also a Weber braai. The fireplace was packed and we enjoyed the fire especially in the cold evenings.
The is an easy hiking trail that takes you around Spitskop. You can climb up the koppie and enjoy the fabulous view. Take your camera and binoculars with you.
We were the only people there the first week after lockdown and the lovely place was all ours. Will definitely recommend it to couples and families.
The Quail cottage is for 2 people.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Jennifer Lotter, Owner at Amohela-Ho-Spitskop Country Retreat
Responded 27 Aug 2020
So pleased you enjoyed it so much, we loved seeing you wandering happily around and up the mountain. Come visit again soon, bring the kids take a big cottage - the views are awesome from any cottage. Good to remind people, bring camera and binoculars, the birding is stunning. Look forward to that next visit. Regards Allen & Jennifer
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HertsJosh wrote a review Sept 2020
Much Hadham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Allen and Jenny have created the most magical 'Retreat' overlooking the Maluti's Mountains. Alternative living, and respect for nature and its inhabitant are high on this owner run farm. Rarely do you find a gem like this, where the only activities are mindful ones. Learning to relax and rest in our break-neck speed lifestyles is essential and one cannot but marvel at this amazing, unique and intelligent hosts. Lockdown has taught us to value our inner beings and if ever one needed to retreat from commercialisation this is it. Pack a few books, take many walks and let nature enthral you.

Highly recommended for the discerning guest.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: All units have spectacular landscape views
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pkoeho573918 wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a long, dry winter of hard, red earth and windswept, barren hills, Amohela-Ho-Spitskop was balm for the soul. Surrounded by nothing but the earth, the sky, and the mountains, it's the most perfect escape from...essentially everything outside its glorious bubble. Our cozy Nguni cabin was delightful in every way, the swimming dam is fabulous (and has the most incredible views), the bird song is a beautiful cacophony, Alan and Jennifer are incredibly gracious and knowledgeable hosts, the bird and animal life is extraordinary, and we will absolutely be back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Jennifer Lotter, Owner at Amohela-Ho-Spitskop Country Retreat
Responded 04 Mar 2020
Robin, we loved meeting you both, and so superb to share our love of wild and native plants, wild pollinators, and I am in awe of that masters in Horitculture detailing that amazing of all Arican plants, wild wormwood-Artemisia. :-) We look forward to another visit very soon. Regards Jennifer & Allen
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abrey800934 wrote a review Jun 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Amohela Ho Spitskop Now for the third time and again we had the most serene and relaxing stay there. The phenomenal Mountain View’s from our great bungalow as well the breathtaking night sky with the gorgeous Milky Way was very Special! The absolute amazing stillness there let you get in touch with yourself immediately and all stress and city noises are gone immediately. The walks around the Spitskop are absolutely stunning. Jennifer and Alan are amazing hosts who welcome you in the most special way.
We had everything you need in the bungalow for self catering but in case you‘d like to go for Lunch or Dinner there are a couple of nice places not far. We already looking forward to spent a couple of days in near future there again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Jennifer Lotter, Owner at Amohela-Ho-Spitskop Country Retreat
Responded 04 Jul 2022
Andrea and Marco, You are very very special guests - thank you for coming and sharing some of your time with us - we cant wait to see you again so come soon. Regards Allen & Jennifer
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HestineVH wrote a review Mar 2022
Bucharest, Romania
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Porcupine cabin, absolutely stunning view of the mountain. Very quiet and peaceful. The cabin was nicely equipped, clean and very spacious. The personnel were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely recommend to anyone wanting to get out of the city.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure to go with a 4x4, the road is quite bad
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Response from Jennifer Lotter, Owner at Amohela-Ho-Spitskop Country Retreat
Responded 04 Jul 2022
Hello Hestine, Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you son again at Amohela. Regards Allen & Jennifer
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vanjays wrote a review Jan 2024
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a little piece of paradise accompanied by fantastic hosts! We spent a week exploring this wonderful place. We stayed in Guinea Fowl chalet. Spacious, clean, comfortable and well equipped. The special mountain towers over such a tranquil setting - you can only relax and catch up with yourself! Fabulous walks of varying distances and difficulty. Breathtaking sunsets and night time stars. The only noises one hears are those of the myriad of birds all day and nocturnal animals - absolute bliss. Jenny and Allen are passionate about their lifestyle and their idyllic place on earth and all the plants and animals that go with it.
Rejuvenating, enlightening, refreshing and oh so well worth a visit! We dare you to spoil yourselves - you will not be sorry!
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Skywind cottages are fabulous
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gkondy630301 wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The property is relaxing and allows you to switch off , with little reception and no TV in the unit , you are forced to enjoy the beauty around you . The hosts and staff are beyond friendly and helpful . The views and fresh air make for a tranquil setting , we will definitely be back soon .
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Jennifer Lotter, Owner at Amohela-Ho-Spitskop Country Retreat
Responded 06 Oct 2021
So pleased you enjoyed it - and we certainly look forward to that return visit. Regards Jenny & Allen
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Jamie T wrote a review Feb 2021
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I have stayed twice at Amohela, with 12 years in between. We will definitely be back to this very special place. Well worth a stay for the excellent chalets, beautiful scenery and splendid isolation.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Jennifer Lotter, Owner at Amohela-Ho-Spitskop Country Retreat
Responded 03 Feb 2021
Hi Jamie- It was "splendid" to have you visit after all those years - now a married couple- we look forward to many more visits not 12 years apart :-) though. Regards Allen & Jennifer
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gerrit148 wrote a review Nov 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent 2-day stopover between CT and JHB. Will stay longer next time, or even book it as a destination in itself .Just make sure you follow their directions (both Garmin and Google got it hopelessly wrong :) ).
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mieke W wrote a review Apr 2024
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a beautiful cottage with the most amazing views into the distance . There was nothing that we could fault . We did the walk to the top of the koppie and had a braai with the sun setting . I 100% would recommend this to anyone who wants to get away from it all . Will stay longer next time as there is mountain biking to do
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from AmohelahoSpitskop
Clocolan
Hi, Yes there is a pool, and the EarthStone Cottages are large with two or three bedrooms, have a look at our website, it has lots of information for Amohela ho Spitskop,
Zoe L asked a question Nov 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
Hi do you have availability over Christmas? Thanks
Answer from StuartMcEwen
Wokingham, United Kingdom
This was just my review, you'd have to check with the owners
vanjays wrote a tip Jan 2024
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Skywind cottages are fabulous"
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HestineVH wrote a tip Mar 2022
Bucharest, Romania
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to go with a 4x4, the road is quite bad"
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HertsJosh wrote a tip Sept 2020
Much Hadham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All units have spectacular landscape views"
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A W wrote a tip Nov 2019
Newick, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms in the farmhouse or isolated cottages(3), plus 2 smaller semi-detached rooms."
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Laurentia21 wrote a tip Apr 2018
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Chalets are really big and the rooms are all nicely sized"
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AMOHELA-HO-SPITSKOP COUNTRY RETREAT - Guesthouse Reviews (Clocolan, South Africa)

Frequently Asked Questions about Amohela-Ho-Spitskop Country Retreat
What food & drink options are available at Amohela-Ho-Spitskop Country Retreat?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Amohela-Ho-Spitskop Country Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Amohela-Ho-Spitskop Country Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.