• Mountain cabin, hiking, outdoors

River Run Cottage

  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms

Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg's Kamberg Valley, this privately located country chic cottage is suitable for couples and families wanting a quiet getaway with only the sounds of the Little Mooi River flowing past. 

Check-in: 14h00 | Check-out: 10h30

Minimum Stay | 2 Nights


The 94sqm self-catering cottage is situated a kilometre from Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse. Having its own private access allows guests to enjoy privacy, peace and solitude. The views are spectacular, looking directly onto the river with the soaring mountain rising above. It is surrounded by the World Heritage Site – the Highmoor section of the Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve.


2 en suite bedrooms and an attic en suite, suitable for up to 4 children.


A lounge/ dining room with full DSTV, fully stocked kitchen and desk area. Outdoors is a private garden leading down to the Little Mooi River, covered veranda and boma with electricity, chairs, table, Weber braai and fire.


Tucked away in the beautiful Kamberg Valley close to Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve, and all the normal mountain pursuits such as swimming, mountain hiking and scenic walks are available.

Highmoor Nature Reserve makes up 90% of the property's border and has just been declared a world heritage site because of its inherent beauty. It is a 10 minute drive from the cottage in a normal motor vehicle (cars can be parked at the top).

There are three big Trout Dams up there stocked with Rainbow Trout. Wildlife includes Eland, Reedbuck, Oribi, Jackal, Serval, Rooikat, extensive birdlife and a huge diversity of flora. The cottage is situated on Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse's 500 acres of rolling hills, and walking trails are available on the property as well.


Book for gourmet meals at the award-winning Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse, only a kilometre away - by prior arrangement only.

Toiletries, towels and bedding are supplied.

Fishing in the river available – catch and release.

Intermittent cell phone reception.


Eat & Drink

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse's Copper Pot Coffee Shop for breakfast or lunch, or the dining room for dinners


Copper Pot Spa

The Berg by Helicopter

Golf, cycling or river tubing at Glengarry

Midlands Meander

Sani Pass



Payment Policy

50% deposit on booking and balance 30 days before arrival.
R1,000 security deposit (refundable) is required, and full payment to secure your booking.

Cancellation Policy

Less than 7 days prior forfeit the full deposit
08 – 14 days prior forfeit 75% of the deposit
15 – 21 days prior forfeit 50% of the deposit
22 – 28 days prior forfeit 25% of the deposit
Any refunds on the deposits are at the discretion of management and are dependent on the ability to re-let the cottage.

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This beautifully decorated country cottage is tucked away in the picturesque Kamberg Valley, close to Giant’s Castle Nature Reserve.

Complete privacy yet within a kilometre of the gourmand destination of Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse - book to have your meals taken there if you don't feel like cooking!


  • WiFi
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Coffee Machine
  • Fire Pit
  • Braai
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Electric Blankets
  • Fishing
  • Dedicated Work Space
  • Secure Parking


  • For Friends and Families


01 Mar 2022 - 28 Feb 2023 From
R5,700.00 Per Unit Per Night
01 Mar 2023 - 29 Feb 2024
R6,050.00 Per Unit Per Night

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