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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 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.


#1 of 27 Speciality lodging in Citrusdal
Travellers' Choice
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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Popular mentions
Dawn M wrote a review Jan 2021
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions
We travelled during the allowable Covid pandemic, and there were things in the cottage that required maintenance, ie dripping tap and "wonky" chair. Their was NO communication from management, although we suspect it was them that walked past our cottage many times. A wave or a distant hello, how are you enjoying your stay, would have been welcomed. On the second day we eventually managed to attract the attention of workers, who did come and repair the dripping tap and chair. However, if management paid more attention to detail, these things should have been done prior to our arrival. The bedding was good quality, however it was too hot for summer and we would have benefitted from an additional flat sheet on the bed. We loved the bird life and the fynbos as well as the walks. An
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Date of stay: November 2020
marcellemou2n wrote a review Jan 2021
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
Chrissie_TA wrote a review Dec 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa128 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
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Date of stay: December 2020
Anri wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
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
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
US$61 - US$77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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