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Tegwaan Country Getaway – Stone Cottage

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The dining table comfortably fits 6 and can be extended
Twin room 2

Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Cottage
Climb – Hike – Bike – Fish – Relax... Tegwaan is the perfect place to stay if you want to have access to a lot of fun outdoor activities while staying in a place that feels like home. Immersed in nature, Tegwaan is a little ecosystem of its own: with fresh water springs, several fish ponds and Rock Fairies river running through, the grass is always green, the trees are tall and the birds are happy! :-) – Tegwaan – Set just outside of Waterval Boven (one of the most popular weekend destinations among climbers and mountain bikers form Joburg and Pretoria), Tegwaan is a destination in itself: it is the closest place to the Restaurant(-At-The-End-Of-The-Universe) crags, and closely connected to some of the biking and hiking trails. We also have our own ponds and fish, so bring your rope, yo...Climb – Hike – Bike – Fish – Relax... Tegwaan is the perfect place to stay if you want to have access to a lot of fun outdoor activities while staying in a place that feels like home. Immersed in nature, Tegwaan is a little ecosystem of its own: with fresh water springs, several fish ponds and Rock Fairies river running through, the grass is always green, the trees are tall and the birds are happy! :-) – Tegwaan – Set just outside of Waterval Boven (one of the most popular weekend destinations among climbers and mountain bikers form Joburg and Pretoria), Tegwaan is a destination in itself: it is the closest place to the Restaurant(-At-The-End-Of-The-Universe) crags, and closely connected to some of the biking and hiking trails. We also have our own ponds and fish, so bring your rope, your hiking shoes, your bike, your fishing rod or your hammock! Your dogs will also love it – and they will be exhausted by the end of the weekend! Tegwaan is also an ideal stopover for travellers: being just a few kms off the N4 on a good road, just halfway between Jo’burg and Kruger National Park, it’s an easily accessible place to break up the drive and enjoy a properly relaxing day by the pool, followed by a braai under the stars and an evening by the fire. Tegwaan has one house and two cottages over 34ha of land, so you’ll always have privacy and quietness. It’s mostly self-catering for now, but inquire about our locally-made breakfasts if you’re interested! – The Stone Cottage – The Stone Cottage can accommodate 6-8 people and so is ideal for big families or groups of friends (there’s one master bedroom, two twin bedrooms and, should you need it, one sleeper futon in the living room). No room is en-suite but the shared bathroom has shower and tub and there is an additional toilet. Whether you’re into game nights, hanging out, reading books or watching flames, the big fireplace will keep you warm and cosy in the evening. From the living room you’ll have direct views over the lush garden and one of the ponds – a perfect place to watch the early morning sunlight peer through the macadamia orchard with a warm cup of coffee in your hands! The fully-equipped kitchen also opens to the back of the cottage where you’ll find a shaded patio (the best place to have lunch) and the braai area (the best place to have a beer). There’s no dishwasher but housekeeping is included each morning. Don’t worry about coals, we’ve got wood aplenty! – Also on the property – The cottage is all yours, but obviously you’re welcome to enjoy the rest of the property as well. Have a walk around and you’ll be amazed at how diverse this little paradise is! Or take a chair and just chill in the garden and see how many different bird species you can spot (we haven’t tried yet but we think there are at least 20 that we spot on a regular basis! The natural panoramic outdoor swimming pool will feel amazing after a day out! Fishing is free for guests. We’re no experts but apparently the bass in our ponds are big, and we made a deal with our partner across the road (Troutways) so that you can also test your fly-fishing skills for free. In both cases it’s catch-and-release. – Other things to note – Dogs are welcome but please note that we do like to let our chickens roam free when there are no dogs around, so please make sure to let us know if you have dogs so that we can keep the chickens safe and you can maybe take your dog off the leach. We charge R60 per dog per night and our standard policy is that dogs should be kept in control at at all times. Off leach at your own risk. Vodacom network is generally okay, but you’ll have to walk around the property a bit to find MTN. No hi-speed Wi-Fi for now but we can give you access to our 3G wireless if you need it. Laundry washing available upon request. Let us know if you need a portable crib, a high chair or toys for your kids. We have a one-year old and a 4 year-old, so we may be able to sort you out. Don't hesitate to inquire about unusual check-in or check-out times. If we don't have back-to-back bookings we're happy to be flexible. Additional mattresses available on request.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
PET RULES: Dogs are most welcome but: - They must have their own beds -- they are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the couch! - You must remain in control of your dogs at all times, and please be especially mindful when there are other guests or visitors around. Keep your dogs leashed if necessary. - There is a dog fee of R60/night and we reserve the right to add an extra fee in case of damages caused by pets. - Dog owners take full responsibility for any damage or injury caused.
Bedrooms
1 King1 Sofa4 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath

Meet the host
Tegwaan C
Hosting since July 2018
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOur friends at Roc n’ Rope manage the bookings for us so you will meet them to get the keys and they are incredibly knowledgeable on activities in the area, and always willing to help. They run a climbing shop/rental/school in town and they organise all sorts of outings and activities (we strongly recommend the Elandsriver waterfall abseiling daytrip!), so don’t hesitate to ask them – they’ll always understand your specific needs (even if you don’t) and make your stay in Boven something that you won’t forget!

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Reviews (11)
Daniella Court
Daniella Court
Parklands, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peaceful, cozy cabin feel and friendly getaway only 3 hours from JHB.
Peaceful, cosy cabin feel and friendly getaway only 3 hours from JHB. We had a beautiful weekend getaway at Tegwaan. From friendly hospitality to the incredible effort that has been put into the environmentally friendly design and functionality of the property, we couldn't be happier with our experience. An absolute highlight was the freshly baked sourdough loaf you gifted by Belthezar in the morning and the friendly greeting and information given on the various activities offered. He also gave us the best information on the crags and climbs to go to at different times of the day, which was truly helpful. Tegwaan has become a special getaway weekend or holiday that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a wholesome stay out of the city and for rock climbers.
Visited November 2023
Written 13 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Romain T
Romain T
Bern, Switzerland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic getaway
Tegwaan is a great place - beautiful, quiet, vast, green and well organized. We were two families staying over the weekend (4 adults and 3 kids) and stayed at the stone cottage. It was perfectly set up for cooking and hanging out. The dogs on the grounds are very friendly. The nature pool has a great view. We look forward to come back - thank you! PS: the owners baked us some bread and it was delicious (especially with salted butter).
Visited November 2022
Written 10 November 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Laurie_Meiring
Laurie_Meiring
Cape Town Central, South Africa37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Country Escape
Balthazar and Renia are the ultimate hosts on this beautiful country farm. I traveled alone with my dog and we loved the walking trails the 3 or 4 dogs who mind the place and the amazing ‘extras’ like firewood, rusks, fresh eggs and the best home baked bread. My only wish is that I could have stayed longer, 3 days and I was just starting to relax.
Visited June 2021
Written 14 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

claire n
claire n
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just perfect!!
We spent the best 5 family days at Tegwaan: an incredibly well-balanced environment with a huge, beautiful park where the kids could run and play, ride bycicle swim and go fishing or relax. The house is super cosy, all equipped and has beautiful scenic views. there are tons of things to do around such as climbing, hiking, cycling etc... No need for more. And the owners welcomed us very openly.
Visited March 2020
Written 7 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

larissantz
larissantz
Johannesburg, South Africa46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A quaint and quiet retreat from the city
Only a 2.5 - 3 hour drive from Johannesburg, Tegwann provides a quiet retreat near hiking, fishing, and relaxation. The Stone Cottage is rustic, but very comfortable for 6 people. (The beds are a dream!) The kitchen is sufficiently equipped and the cleaner does a wonderful job. There is a full bathroom and a 1/2 bathroom (toilet/sink) both of which are slightly tired, but clean. Dullstroom is about a 40 minute drive, Waterval Boven a 5 minute drive. There is no television nor internet connectivity. Signal reception for MTN is weak. The owners are a lovely couple who are helpful and welcoming! We had a bit of an adventure with the key arrangement, so would advise to call ahead to confirm who has the keys and where to pick up. A wonderful stay for a long weekend!
Visited November 2018
Written 27 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joanne T
Joanne T
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful getaway close to nature
Fantastic location (lots of walking/hiking/cycling trails) with beautiful views. Swimming pool and small ponds right in front of the house. Loved the homely Stone Cottage - worked well for 8 people. Lovely lovely hosts! Would 100% recommend for an affordable, remote getaway.
Visited September 2018
Written 1 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Stay817008
Stay817008
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stone Cottage is the way to go!
Perfect braai area and lovely decorations - thankful for our time in Stone Cottage - thanks Balt and Renata - and the whole Tegwaan team!
Visited April 2018
Written 21 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Simon H
Simon H
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful spot
We had a wonderful long-weekend stay in Stone Cottage. Rooms were comfortable and clean. There's a well equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge with beautiful African decor. Plenty of heaters and fireplaces for the winter too. If you're lucky you can see some wildlife coming through like buck and chickens! The walking trails to the cliffs are stunning, but also very pleasant to enjoy the spacious grounds at Tegwaan.
Visited July 2018
Written 21 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Traveller816834
Traveller816834
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxing eco-paradise with lots to do.
Beautiful little cottage in a lovely garden. Stunning hikes at your doorstep, an edible garden, cool springs, dams and streams. Great for kids and pets too. Just the perfect weekend getaway.
Visited January 2018
Written 20 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Brandon G
Brandon G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous country retreat, in a sublime setting
What a wonderful gem - nestled amongst the hills above Waterval Boven. Surrounded by fish filled dams; flowing mountain bike tracks and quintessential escarpment weather, the stone cottage provides the perfect setting for a blissful break from the cities. Charming in the winter, spent around the fireplace, and refreshing in the summer spent swimming in the spring fed swimming pool and dams. Incredibly peaceful; soulful. This venue will be a regular on my getaway to-do list.
Visited December 2017
Written 20 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
Property features
  • Staff on property
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
Entertainment
  • Ping Pong table

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Map
Getting there
Johannesburg Intl Airport
216.3 km
Restaurants
Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve
3.1 km

Stone Circle Country Kitchen
3 km

Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge
2.6 km
Attractions
Tegwaan Country Getaway Hiking Trails
0 minHiking Trails

Stone Circle Museum
2.9 kmAncient Ruins

Mountain Biking At Tranquilitas Farm
2.1 kmBiking Trails

Krugerhof Museum
4 kmSpeciality Museums
Activities nearby
Fishing spots available

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Tegwaan Country Getaway – Stone Cottage

Tegwaan Country Getaway – Stone Cottage is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

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