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Cederkloof Botanical Retreat

R303 Cederkloof, Citrusdal 7340 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized 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.


#1 of 26 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
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
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Seating area
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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marcellemou2n wrote a review 16 Jan
Paarl, South Africa1 contribution
Perfect, beautiful location. The room was not what we expected for the tariff payed. Kitchen cupboards hanging, bedside lamp broken and cleanliness was not up to standard. Overall we loved our stay and will most definitely visit again in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Chrissie_TA wrote a review Dec 2020
South Africa124 contributions32 helpful votes
We were pleasantly surprised to find a place of solitude, which did not have wifi or cell connectivity, and with walking / hiking trails literally from our front stoep! This is a rare find and was wonderfully enjoyed. There are two private trails from the reserve -2hr which goes over the mountains and drops in the direction of the Oliphant's river, through magnificent fynbos, and culminating with stunning views of the local mountains and citrus plantations. We stayed in cottage #2, which was closest to the mountain, with stunning all round views. The heated outdoor jacuzzi is a bonus, and the cottage is well equipped (no oven but outdoor braai area). We felt very secure and both Anja and Yvette are wonderful hosts. As we travelling during COVID/lockdown, we felt safe as the cottages are far apart, and there is minimal contact with the owners or other guests, even during the hikes.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for a cottage away from the main pool area if you want a quiet stay, or close to, if you need...
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Anri wrote a review Dec 2020
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My husband and I spent our honeymoon at this little gem. What a lovely experience. We were surrounded by nature and the only sound, apart from the Jacuzzi when switched on, was the birds. The absolute tranquility that you will need to unwind. Lovely braai pit, jacuzzi and beautiful views of the mountains. The cottage we were in was open plan and very spacious and cozy. Fully equipped with everything you'll need. Even sanitizer was provided. Coffee beans and Local Rooibos Tea was provided. I had the best Rooibos tea there! Will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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graemesa wrote a review Dec 2020
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions3 helpful votes
I brought my family (dog included) for 4 nights to this beautiful and peaceful place - what a treat. Highlights included a jacuzzi, walks in nature and swimming pool. The fact that I could bring my doggie with was a blessing and was even welcome at the Hebron restaurant. There is aircon in the cottage with free coffee beans, rooibos tea and a bag of wood. And the jacuzzi !! Yvette was very helpful and she even makes herbal products which are amazing. Only negative thing are the flies and ticks present in the area but otherwise a perfect holiday for the family. Definitely the best holiday I've had.
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Date of stay: November 2020
sarizecoetzee wrote a review Nov 2020
Langebaan, South Africa3 contributions
Besides the lovely cottage, amenities and nature...we mostly were impressed with the service/staff. We had some car trouble from taking the scenic route...Anja, Yvette and staff jumped in to help with caring hearts. We will definitely come back but next time for longer!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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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.
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.