Montana Vista Cottage

  • 8 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 toilet

Enjoy the karoo mountains from a private pool or keep warm next to the indoor fire with your favourite drink. Accommodating up to eight guests in two bedrooms with stunning views and two double sleeper couches. Privacy and space is in abundance at Montana Vista Cottage. Take in the scenery from a sheltered stoep or explore the beauty of Gecko Rock Nature Reserve on foot.

Check-in: 14h00 | Check-out: 10h00 

Minimum Stay: 1 Nights (2 Nights preferable over weekends)


This wooden home is perfect for entertaining. Enjoy privacy and solitude in nature with your companions. 


Bedroom: 1 | Queen Bed

Bedroom: 2 | Queen Bed 

2 Double Sleeper Couches (bedding included)

1 Bathroom with a shower, bath and toilet


Enjoy your own wood fired jacuzzi, on a stunning sheltered wooden deck with an outside braai. Dine inside or outside, both spaces are fitted with a dining room table. The kitchen is fully equipped with a full fridge/ freezer and gas/electric stove/oven. 


Gecko Rock is located within one of the World’s most unique regions. Known simply as the Karoo. The name, ‘Karoo’ originates from the Khoikhoi tribe, who long ago called the region ‘Garob’ – meaning place of great dryness. The word eventually changed to Carro, and finally its present-day form. Described by Prof. Bruce Rubidge as a ‘Palaeontological Wonderland’ the Karoo basin contains one of the most remarkable records of prehistoric activity – from the Permian to the Jurassic age.

Plants and animals abound too – and on Gecko Rock one can observe three distinct vegetation types – succulent Karoo - (vetplante), renosterveld Karoo – (shrubs, bushes, and trees) and fynbos Karoo – restios, proteas, ericas.

The indigenous game is found on the reserve – leopard, springbok, gemsbok, zebra, grey rhebuck, duiker, steenbokkie, klipspringer, aardvark, African wild cat, caracul and even honey badger.

Many bird species including the rare black harrier and Verreaux’s eagle that frequently nests in the valleys and cliffs.


You will need;

  • Enough fuel (nearest petrol station – 30km – Touwsrivier)
  • Braai wood, firelighters & matches
  • Torch
  • Binoculars
  • Toiletries
  • First Aid kits, insect repellant

Cleaning basics and braai essentials (Tongs, grids etc.) are covered.

Solar System available for charging devices.

There is a small shop at Reception for basic supplies such as firewood (R50 per bag), firelighters, matches, tea, coffee, milk, cold drinks, ice, chips, and sweets etc.

Pets are welcome by prior arrangement only.

By arrangement you welcome to a more leisurely departure should no guests be arriving after your stay.


Rock Climbing
Mountain Biking
4 x 4 Seattle Trail, level 4
4 x 2 Nature Trail
Beautiful photography opportunities micro/macro/landscapes


Gecko Rock Supports Safe Citizen NPO; booking through Lifetree Collection ensures that 5% of your fee is donated directly to this chosen project.


Booking Policy 

50% upfront to secure the booking, within 24 hours of booking taking place.

R700 refundable damage deposit. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancel 21 days before date check-in and get a 90% refund 

Cancel 14 - 20 days before date check in and get a 70% refund 

Cancel 7 - 13 days before check in and get a 35% refund

Cancel 1 - 6 days before check in and get a 10% refund

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This Private Reserve is an outdoor destination that offers friends and families alike peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of life. Nestled in a kloof, this cottage offers a private stay surrounded by mountains with views for days and beautiful clean Karoo air.



  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Loadshedding Proof
  • Braai
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen


  • For Friends and Families
  • Low Enviro Impact Stays


03 Dec 2021 - 31 Jul 2025
R3,000.00 Per Unit Per Night

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