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Cederkloof Botanical Retreat

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R303 Cederkloof, Citrusdal 7340 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 27 Speciality lodging in Citrusdal
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Cederkloof Botanical Retreat is a place of restoration and healing, and a passion for science and common sense. Set in a beautiful valley abutting a wilderness area, the largest dedicated private fynbos gardens in Africa is now six years in the making. Wild and open landscapes await the more adventurous traveller where stark rock formations and stunning moon rises over the Cederberg can be witnessed from your chalet. You’ll also pass a number of rehabilitated Cedar tree saplings and may catch sight of duiker, steenbok, muskeljaatkat, baboons and leopard droppings. We have a lot of silence, though the chattering of more than 125 rare (and not so rare) bird species may disturb your peace. The swimming pool is fed with the spring water borehole that provides the water for the resort and conforms to European standards for mineral water. The borehole of 87m delivers 11700 litres of water at a temperature of 26 - 30 °C, all under its own natural pressure. Due to the fact that the water is forced through a calcium formation under its own pressure, there is no need for pumps or filters. By the time the water reaches the top, it is sparkling clean. Cottages: There are 10 chalets of which 4 are two-bedroom (en suite) with sitting area in kitchen with wood fireplace and 6 are one-bedroom open plan units all with double doors that open onto the terrace which is the perfect spot for sundowners, to light up a braai or do Stargazing from your private Jacuzzi. In the morning you can take your breakfast outside into the country air and experience the superabundance of life which includes blue agama lizards, blue crane, Veroux eagle, sugarbirds, butterflies, dragonflies and many more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free wifi in the business centre
Pool
Hiking
Horseback riding
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Canoeing offsite
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Seating area
Sofa
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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hermafouche wrote a review Nov 2021
Pretoria2 contributions
Beautiful chalet in a great area! Chalet was well equipped, with a stunning view! The jacuzzi was a nice addition and definetly aided in the relaxation in the calm environment. Nice and easy hikes close by.
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cpitt995175 wrote a review Nov 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Great location and value for money. Was nice having the extras like the jacuzzi and dstv and indoor fireplace. Rooms spacious and comfortable. Pet friendly. Only criticism would be that the unit could do with a little makeover. Otherwise I am keen to revisit during winter again.
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Dirk V wrote a review Nov 2021
Cape Town, South Africa24 contributions
This is a very nice venue to come and relax. Although the chalets is clolse to rach other, you are still private. We received a bag of wood and also nice bean coffe and tea produced on the farm. We stayed in number 6 and the view is amazing. The jacuzi was also a nice add-on and we relaxed in it most of the time. There is also a comunal pool. The only problem I had was music in the mornings from 8 until about 10. Otherwise, do visit. You will come back relaxed
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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John P wrote a review Nov 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa2 contributions
The setting is lovely, saddled between hills all around, with lovely walks. Our stay for 3 nights was as we expected but when we arrived our fridge had no door shelves and was simply too small for the 4 of us plus 2 small children. Anya promptly replaced the fridge the next morning. Very impressive service. A little TLC is required to spruce things up (eg. outside light hanging off the wall) but I would heartily recommend this venue to anyone looking for a few nights away from it all.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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CharltonSmith54 wrote a review Nov 2021
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Cederkloof provided a beautiful cottage in the middle of the wilderness, offering us all the luxuries of fine living, like Hot tub under the stars, fire pit in front of the house and a wonderful little bird paradise right outside our front door, which aided in the whole experience, and my daughters and wife loved it!
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PRICE RANGE
US$61 - US$77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Elephant Leisure Resort
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCitrusdal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cederkloof Botanical Retreat
What are some of the property amenities at Cederkloof Botanical Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Cederkloof Botanical Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cederkloof Botanical Retreat?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cederkloof Botanical Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cederkloof Botanical Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kardoesie, The Old Village Restaurant, and De Tol Farm Deli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cederkloof Botanical Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Cederkloof Botanical Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cederkloof Botanical Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Cederkloof Botanical Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.