South Africa Cottage Vacation Rental on the Perimeter of The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
This is a charming self-catering cottage built in a truly unique and extraordinary location within the perimeter of The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
Basic electricity is provided via solar panels and limited mobile phone coverage facilitates a true African getaway from the hustle and bustle of city living. The cottage offers an exclusive and private setting to observe the life of HESC’s cheetahs, and is the perfect base from which to explore the scenic wonders of the lowveld, including (but not limited to) God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Pilgrim’s Rest.
This is a birder’s paradise, for the region supports a diverse and kaleidoscopic number of bird species. Another treat for feathered enthusiasts is watching vultures descend from the sky to avail themselves of the pickings delivered to the Vulture Restaurant at HESC.
This Cottage is set within its own enclosed and protected area, offering a private and personal experience. This is the ideal experience for self-drive clients who do not wish to compromise on comfort, but are looking for an authentic bush experience with great value for money.
The cottage comprises three en-suite bedrooms and is perfect for larger families, or for friends traveling together. The cottage consists of two twin rooms (each with an additional day bed) and one double room. An expansive wooden deck boasts spectacular views of the surrounding wilds. Amenities include towels, linen, cutlery, tea and coffee making facilities and cooking utensils. The cottage has a gas fridge and stove.
Clients staying here will have a dedicated ranger on hand should they require any assistance. Visitors will leave their vehicles at HESC and a ranger will escort them to the cottage.
As a self-catered unit, guests determine their own meal times and preferences. The outdoor boma is THE spot for a magnificent meal underneath the stars – nothing quite tops a traditional South African braai (barbeque).
For those who are not inclined to bring their own food, à la carte breakfasts and lunches are served daily at The Deli, based within HESC.
Those who are travelling from afar may also send their grocery list through in advance, and the HESC team will purchase the items on their behalf.
Dinners may be arranged by HESC too.
Visitors may also define their preferred catering option:
1. No hosting or setup required, and dinner is simply delivered to the Cottage.
2. No hosting required, but dinner is set up for guests’ enjoyment (ZAR 250.00 charge)
3. Dedicated hosting by one of HESC’s Guides, and dinner is set up for guests’ enjoyment (ZAR 500.00 charge). The host will also take care of ‘braaing’ meat on behalf of guests should they require.
Those who prefer not to bring their own food may choose from two meal plans when confirming accommodation: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast OR Bed & Breakfast. This must be requested at the time of booking.
per night, from ZAR 3600
The Cottage is a wonderful way to experience the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and take in all the wonderful work they are doing there to help protect Southern Africa’s wildlife. The accommodation has 3 double rooms in a treehouse set up with a great deck area overlooking the African bush. We had visits from cheetah, ostrich, sable antelope and a monitor lizard all observed safely from our vantage point. Food was delivered to us for our evening meal and we had the option of heating and serving it ourselves (including a traditional South African Braai) or one of the staff could help us out and dine with us. All in all a great start to our trip. Thank you.”
Hébergement superbe en plein milieu de la réserve, on voit les animaux passer autour (derrière le grillage électrifié quand même !). Nous avons pu profiter d'une girafe. La visite du centre est bien organisée avec des circuits qui partent toutes les 2h, nous avons eu un tour "particulier" seuls dans la voiture. La plupart des animaux sont dans des enclos assez vastes, malheureusement on ne peut pas s'approcher des guépards. La restauration simple est bonne PhiPhi Grasse, France
première nuit en afrique du sud : inoubliable ! un cottage magnifique dans le bush, un excellent dîner typique, une très bonne literie et un réveil avec vue sur les guépards, nous serions bien restés plus longtemps! Typhany Saint Brice Sous Foret, France
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