Rockwood Karkloof Farm House

  • 8 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 toilets

Situated on Spitzkop Farm in the Karkloof Nature Reserve, the Farm House is a luxurious, contemporary, spacious farm home that offers self-catering accommodation sleeping up to 8 adults in 4 bedrooms with 3.5 bathrooms. Large doors and windows open onto expansive verandas, inviting dams and offer stunning views of the indigenous forest and grasslands. 

Check-in: 15h00 | Check-out: 10h00 

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


Rockwood Farm House was architecturally designed by Richard Stretton and styled by Angela Shaw from Koop Design in 2009. The brief was to design a home that lives in harmony with the environment. The black exterior paint gives camouflage in summer and warmth in winter. The house has recently been redecorated by Wendy Douglas from Douglas and Douglas. The palette reflects the changing seasons of the forests and farmlands, from bright green in summer through orange to dry yellow in winter.


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

Bedroom 2 | King Bed Room en-suite with bath and shower

Bedroom 3 & 4 | Twin Rooms sharing a bathroom (One of the Twins can be converted to a King on request)


Relax on sun loungers, swim, paddle or tube in the dam, enjoy ball games in the beautifully landscaped country garden, explore walking, hiking and biking trails, and on colder evenings, feel at home in front of warm fireplaces with board games or books. The house is equipped with an upstairs attic with a ping-pong table.


The Karkloof Nature Reserve is a short drive through the farm and is 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.

Firewood is provided.

Tubes and canoes are provided for fun on the dam.

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 House is not suitable for children who can’t swim as it is situated on a dam with no fence.


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 John Goodman Household 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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A contemporary and spacious Farm Stay in Howick. Floor to ceiling windows tumble onto expansive green lawns. You will leave wishing you had stayed a little longer. 



  • WiFi
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Braai
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Secure Parking


  • For Friends and Families


01 Mar 2022 - 31 Jul 2025
R7,600.00 Per Unit Per Night

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