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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
rencialovell wrote a review Sep 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
The rooms are clean and have what you need. They do not however look like the pictures on the website. We had unit 9 . It is in need of a coat of paint and new linnen. Ours were torn and the pillows flat and ancient. The bathroom is of very low standard and really needs to be upgraded for the price charged. We do a weekend breakaway every second month. The unit would be fine if the rate charged was lower. I just felt that what we got for what we paid and what we expected based on the photo’s on the website we were left with a sour taste. Not at all like on the photo’s.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Vacation25723411979 wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution
The setting with the jacuzzi outside was amazing , with birds singing all day. Although it rained most of the time, braaing outside was not ideal as it rained into the chimney. No oven , so we had to use the gas cooker top one evening . We were unable to use the wifi as the line connectivity seems throttled. No restaurant. We also had car trouble and were unable to travel to get to any restaurants or get more supplies , the owner was so kind as to bring some supplies from the Town. The fireplace was great inside the cottage and the retreat is highly recommended for its coziness ,quietness and privacy and trails.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Stay24108773807 wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions
My wife and I spent 3 wonderful nights in this pristine environment. What has been done to replant the natural vegetation is commendable, while the accommodation is beyond expectation. So good that we opted out from leaving the farm during our stay and rather hiked the trails around us and enjoyed the jacuzzi with a view.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Frances L wrote a review Aug 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa48 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I visited Cederberg Retreat last weekend. It was an enjoyable weekend and we felt relaxed after spending two days and two nights relaxing in nature. My low-lights, not much space to put food or clothes, Hi-lights the jacuzzi, the stars and the little birds.
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Date of stay: July 2021
One up for the dog wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions3 helpful votes
We made a booking with Cederkloof as it is a dog friendly establishment and we wanted to take our dogs with on a short getaway to see how they will cope with travelling. The pictures on the website convinced us to make a booking. I need to mention that I am in the hospitality industry and I run two establishments. We stayed in cottage number 3 and on arrival we realised that it was nothing like the photos on the website. The following was clear from the very beginning: 1) The crede floor of the cottage is in a serious state of disrepair and needs urgent attention. 2) The wooden window frames and doors needs attention. The main door has plenty of wood rod. 3) Inadequate seating outside. The cottage is provided with a small hard bench and two hard chairs that might date
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Date of stay: June 2021
US$61 - US$77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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