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About Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages

Magoebaskloof Birders’ Cottages are located on Dragonwyck Farm in the Magoebaskloof on the edge of the Limpopo Drakensberg escarpment. Accommodation comprises two self-catering cottages surrounded by indigenous plants providing the ideal habitat for many birds and animals. The cottages are accessed by a 2 km dirt road. The road is not suitable for low profile cars or drivers who are unaccustomed to dirt roads.

Trogon has two entirely separate fully self contained units: Narina Cottage and Trogon Cottage (the original Trogon Cottage). This arrangement is ideal for two couples travelling together but would prefer their accommodation to be separate. Can be booked by a single couple.
Trogon Cottage has a splash pool.

Robin Cottage is a two bedroom unit but can be booked by a single couple. Robin Cottage can accommodate 6 guests. Cost is calculated per person, minimum 2 guests. It comprises 2 bedrooms, a sitting room, a bathroom, a kitchen and an additional private outdoor double bath, shower and toilet. The second bedroom has a double bed on the mezzanine level and two single beds on the lower floor. Robin has a splash pool.

Both cottages have hot water is supplied by a wood-burning stove. All linen and towels are provided in both cottages. Each cottage unit has a fully equipped kitchen with a gas stove, fridge-freezer, microwave, and barbecue facilities. The cottages are no-smoking zones and smokers are kindly requested to smoke outside. Unfortunately no pets are allowed.

Dragonwyck Farm is a working farm producing avocados and indigenous plants. Various walks can be enjoyed on the farm which follow the streams and provide access to escarpment forest. Woodbush Forest, one of the premier birding spots in South Africa, is also a short drive away and there are a number of scenic drives in the district for excellent bird watching opportunities. Fishing and adventure activities are available in the Haenertsburg area.

Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Please note: Low profile cars cannot use the access road. Book in is at 2pm however this can be negotiated for earlier if schedules allow.

Availability and pricing

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  • Robin Cottage Two bedroom Robin Cottage Two bedroom Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Two bedroom cottage. First bedroom -double bed, second bedroom two levels - double bed on mezzanine level and 2 x singl... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Self-catering, Single beds see more Double beds, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Self-catering, Single beds, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
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      • Narina Cottage Narina Cottage Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Narina Cottage has a double bed plus a large couch in the bedroom suitable for younger children. It has a portable braai... see more Features:  Double beds, Self-catering, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
        • Adults
          • Trogon Cottage Trogon Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Trogon Cottage can have either a King size bed or two single beds depending on guests requirements.Trogon Cottage has... see more
            • Adults

              Reviews for Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages

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              Renske Lombard
              03 February 2019

              Very well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting. Ideal for birders.

              Hellen Lukas
              29 October 2018

              Everything peace and tranquillity it was just perfect we enjoyed every moment of our stay; the staff is very friendly and the owner mark just awesome experience was just perfectly awesome.

              Lucua du Preez
              02 May 2018

              This was truly unforgettable, the cottage was fully equipped and the surroundings was breathtaking. Really appreciated the attention to detail, such as bubble bath at outside bath (GLORIOUS) and emergency lights in every room. The hike along the river around the property was incredible. Will definitely be back for a long stay.

              Pat Clark
              24 April 2018

              Bruce and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our far too short stay at this attractive, well appointed and clean cottage. Thank you for all the thought that has gone into ensuring that visitors want for nothing. Brilliant little place and we shall most definitely stay again and recommend that our friends stay there.

              Dean Sherry, South Africa
              19 January 2017

              The Robin Cottage that we stayed in was amazing. The scenery was spectacular. The cottage couldn't have been better and the outside bathroom was a surprising bonus. A great experience overall, just be prepared for a really rough road into the property.

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              Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages is 11km from the centre of Haenertsburg , the nearest airport 61.1km (Polokwane Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling