Rockwood Karkloof Farm Cottage

  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 toilets

Rockwood Farm Cottage is a cosy stay nestled on the wall of the Spitzkop Farmhouse Dam. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, self-catering cottage offers exclusive access to some of the best mountain biking routes in the country, as well as, hiking in the indigenous forest of the Karkloof Nature Reserve, stunning views, bird watching, unrivalled peace and a short car trip to the adrenalin inspired Karkloof Canopy Tour.

Check-in: 15h00 | Check-out: 10h00 

Minimum Stay: 2 Nights on Weekends / 3 Nights on Long Weekends


The cottage was converted from the workshop and garage of the original manager’s house for the Hancock family to use while Rockwood Farm House was built. At one point it was nicknamed The Pigsty. Things have improved since then!


Bedroom 1 | King Bed en-suite with bath and outside shower

Bedroom 2 | Twin Beds en-suite with bath and shower


This stylish cottage has a wooden veranda boasting superb farm and forest views. There is a well equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge area kitted with DSTV and an iPod Docking Station. The cottage is complete with a Big Green Egg Cooker.


The Karkloof Nature Reserve is a short drive through the farm for exclusive use by all Rockwood guests. The Reserve boasts one of South Africa’s largest indigenous forests, many dams, waterfalls and weirs with birds, fish and game. The property has over 25km of well maintained hiking, mountain biking and trail running trails.


Kitchen Basics are provided; salt, pepper, oil, tea, coffee, sugar and milk.

Charcoal and Firelighters are provided for the Big Green Egg Cooker.

Fenced in Jungle Gym/Trampoline area meters away (for exclusive use by Rockwood Guests).

The property is 20 minutes drive into the town of Howick.

The Farm Cottage is not suitable for children who can’t swim as it is situated on a dam with no fence. Supervision is required. 


Activities Available on the Property

Swimming (in natural pools)
Mountain Biking
Trail running
Canoeing on the dam
Self guided hikes
Guided nature or birding hikes (on request)
Frogging after dark (on request)
Private Chef – on request
Yoga – on request
Pilates – on request
Massage therapy – on request

Best Things to do in the Area

Karkloof Canopy Tour
Karkloof Conservancy / Karkloof Conservation Centre
Karkloof Country Club
The Mushroom Farm
The Karkloof Farmers Market
Ground Cover – Family run leather goods company
The Goodman Aviation Memorial
Endeavour Alpaca Farm
Terbodore Coffee Roasters
Nelson Mandela Monument – Capture Site & Museum
Highgate Wine Estate
Piggly Wiggly – Outdoor shopping & activity centre


5% cancellation fee if cancelled more than 28 days prior to arrival

25% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 28 days prior to arrival

50% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival

100% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival or no show.

Should cancelled accommodation be resold, cancellation fees shall be refunded less a 10% handling charge

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Wake up to superb views of farmlands and forests at the Farm Cottage. Enjoy a refreshing outdoor shower and a good book on the generous wooden deck. 


  • WiFi
  • TV
  • Sound System
  • Hairdryer
  • Braai
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Ice Machine
  • Serviced
  • Secure Parking


  • Stays for Couples
  • For Friends and Families


01 Mar 2022 - 31 Mar 2024
R3,200.00 Per Unit Per Night

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