For those who love their home comforts but need to get away from it all… The perfect spot for family and friends.
An hours’ drive from Plettenberg Bay will take you to a remote and peaceful retreat, where you can relax in complete comfort and feel secure and cared for. The bungalows are simply furnished, serviced daily and fitted with a fridge, gas stove, braai facilities, large walk-in showers, and solar electricity.
You will immediately sense the magnitude of your surroundings and be privy to an alien clearing project that’s visible from the deck at the Nyala bungalow; and experience a newly opened valley and beautiful lake, developed between 2010 and 2012.
Flora lovers will enjoy the biodiversity of the farm. Clear and distinguishable biomes create an elegant and textured landscape, home to many beautiful bird species, with over 100 identified on the conservancy thus far. Absorb the sights and sounds of nature from the comfort of your chalet.
We do our best to be self sufficient, using rainwater as far as possible. Tanks are supplied at all residences and chalets.
We have one borehole at Knoetzkraal, while Uitvlugt, Assegaaibos and Tarka make use of natural spring water. All the water on the farm has been tested and treated where necessary.
Offering a sense of remoteness, this Victorian cottage provides simple accommodation, solar and gas energy, pure natural spring water on tap for bathing, and bottled water for drinking. Enjoy quiet bird watching and wake up to a herd of Wildebeest, grazing Nyala or Red Hartebees - right near to your doorstep! Quaint, eco-friendly and inviting in a sense that requires you only to kick off your shoes and relax, you’ll experience breathtaking views across fields of wheat grass from dawn until dusk, and crystal clear, pollution-free skies beyond.
The cottage is located at the foot of Vleitjie se berg - an environment not unlike scenes from Cold Mountain, the movie.
Friendly game means you can fit in an early morning hike - 45 minutes will take you around a large field on a cleared track, in full view of Nyala and Wildebeest. Baboons, monkeys and honey badgers add to the thrill as they congregate in a nearby forest. Bird watchers will delight in our local birds including recent sightings of the Oxpecker, last seen in the region decades ago!
The cottage sleeps five – two double bedrooms, and one single bedroom.
It includes an outdoor boma shower, indoor bathroom – with two loos. The feel of the cottage is one of understated rustic elegance – the four poster bed not out of place in a home that’s estimated at 80 years old.
There are currently two camp sites available.
1. River crossing at Howard’s Heaven: 4 x 4 access only (or via KRGT staff).
This site was recently cleared of wattle overgrowth and has been grassed. Facilities include a shower and flushing loo. Paddling, swimming and catch and release fishing are some of the activities allowed. The river is unique, clean, beautiful and untamed – and makes for a spectacular visit. When you reach the river crossing at this camp site you will see the most westerly distribution of Eastern Cape Valley Bushveld.
2. Campsite at Tarka: 4 x 4 access only (or via KRGT staff).
Here, you can camp on the lawns behind the Victorian cottage Tarka, with peaceful wildlife for company. There’s an outdoor boma /shower enclosure and an eco-loo.
We take pride in the fact that all of our facilities are owner managed, thereby providing the best possible attention to detail. Within the expansive KRGT grounds, a variety of fun family / friends oriented activities is on offer…