HIDDEN AWAY IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE WESTERN CAPE LIES ONE OF THE NATURE’S
BEST KEPT SECRETS – GLENDONALD COTTAGE.

MOUNTAIN COTTAGE IN WESTERN CAPE

About our cottage

The perfect mountain cottage lies hidden away in the mountains of the Western Cape – GlenDonald – one of nature’s best kept secrets. Situated at the headwaters of the Olifants River, GlenDonald cottage offers visitors the opportunity to experience the Cape Floral Kingdom in all its glory.

Surrounded by magnificent mountains the 4500 hectare property is dissected by the Olifants River Gorge, and is home to a number of rare endemic floral, avian and freshwater species.

The property has been declared a protected environment and biodiversity hotspot, and offers visitors the opportunity to explore and revel in natures beauty in complete privacy.

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GLENDONALD COTTAGE


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ACTIVITES



  • BIRDING – While the greated Cederberg area is not abundant in bird life there are a number of rare and threatened species, and there are a number of Verreaux's Eagle which nest on the property.
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  • HIKING – With 4500 hectares of land there are a number of Hiking Trails catering for all levels of fitness and ability. Guests are provided with a map of the area indicating trails and areas of special interest.
  • FLY FISHING – The Olifants river system has the richest collection of endemic fish species in South Africa - 10 indigenous fish species, of which 8 are endemic. The upper reaches are the only mainstream areas remaining in the whole catchment area where natural reproduction takes place. As such, the importance of the area as a bio-diversity hotspot cannot be understated.
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Testimonials



  • "It is a magical spot and we had an amazing time! We did plenty of foofy sliding, walking, swimming and did a couple of trips down the canyon. The house is beautifully laid out and excellently set up for a weekend catching up with friends in nature."
  • Thanks so much for sharing your incredible place with us. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, better equipped cottage.
  • A beautiful haven situated at the end of a long farm gravel road. We loved sitting around the lapa listening to the sound of the water flowing a few meters away. The swimming is wonderful and the waterfalls spectacular! Be warned though to get there required a 4x4! GlenDonald cottage is ideal if you want to get away from the stress of everyday life – Debi.
  • One of my favorite places in the world...you can’t get better than this. Remote beauty for the adventurous. An awesome place that I have visited hundreds of times over many years. A Very Very special place. Alan.
  • Paradise on earth that I have been privileged enough to have known for many years from a tiny one room fishing cottage to what it is now: very comfortable and welcoming…for the rest: nothing has changed: Nature is overpowering ! Fabienne.
  • A haven that encourages an inner peace and feeds the soul. Glenda.
  • This is a very special place! Beautiful, spectacular and unspoilt! John.

CONTACT INFO

  27 (0)82 895 0171
 collm@invent.co.za