Bakoni Hide-away

The Bakoni Hide-away is an off-the-grid retreat, ideal for a romantic getaway for lovers of the African bush. Unfenced, it is set on a remote spot on the side of a mountain with abundant birdlife as well as some buck and other game around

The architecture was inspired by the many stone circles that occur in this region and the Bakoni people who are believed to have roamed the area in the past.  The cottage is ideal for a romantic getaway for 2, or for 2 good friends - the king size bed with a thick overlay can be separated into 2 comfy single beds.

The space

The cottage is targeted at birders and nature lovers familiar with the African bush who will delight in perhaps seeing a porcupine, jackal, buck or other wildlife drinking in the little rock pool close to the house if they are lucky! Lovely walks lead you to two waterfalls and some very special stone circle ruins that the area is known for. The cottage is not fenced in and a small rock pond has been created nearby to attract birds and game for closer viewing so this is the only cottage on our property that is not pet-friendly.  There is a fire place as well as a gas heater for cold winter evenings.

The Bakoni Hide-Away is also targeted to guests who are concerned about our global environment.  It is off the grid with all power being provided by a solar geyser and batteries.  The geyser provides extremely hot water but, in rainy weather, may take time to warm up.  Plug points are provided for charging laptops and phones (but not hairdryers) and there is a very spacious fridge/freezer.

A vehicle with high clearance is required to reach the hide-away (4x4 only necessary in wet weather). The owners will happily shuttle their guests to the cottage at the beginning and end of their stay at no extra cost.  Please note that extra transfers during your stay are charged at R100/round trip.

Guest access

It is optimally designed for 2 in a large open-plan room with a private bathroom.

Interaction with guests

The cottage is not serviced during your stay unless required by yourselves - if so, this will cost an extra R100 / service to be paid in cash at the time.

Other things to note

The cottage is off the grid with hot water being provided by a very efficient solar geyser. A large fridge/freezer is available and a gas hob and outside fire place are provided for cooking. A large iron cast "potjie" pot is available for slow cooking on the fire.

  • King-size bed with thick overlay or 2 single beds
  • En-suite bathroom with dual shower
  • Gas stove
  • Fireplace & gas heater
  • Off-the-grid design but phones & laptops can be charged
  • Outdoor fireplace and braai area
  • small outside watering hole for wildlife nearby
  • Loft reading area
  • Front wall of glass doors opens cottage to the bush

Other info
  • No TV or microwave
  • Outdoor smoking only