We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cederkloof Botanical Retreat

Save
Share
R303 Cederkloof, Citrusdal 7340 South Africa
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
Expedia.com
Travelocity
Orbitz.com
eDreams
Priceline
Booking.com
View all 7 deals
Prices above are provided by partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Traveller (275)
Room & Suite (104)
Pool & Beach (21)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
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
Read more
Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Cederkloof Botanical Retreat
Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#1 of 27 Speciality lodging in Citrusdal
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
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.
Read more
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
Show more
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
Show more
Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
416Reviews7Q+A71Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 257
  • 110
  • 28
  • 12
  • 9
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
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
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2020
Helpful
Share
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.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2021
Helpful
Share
Chrissie_TA wrote a review Dec 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa128 contributions32 helpful votes
+1
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
Read more
Date of stay: December 2020
Helpful
Share
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.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2020
Helpful
Share
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.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2020
Helpful
Share
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
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing