River Cottage

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Pet Friendly : R100 Pet levy per dog per stay

R500 Refundable Breakage Deposit will be charged

2022 Rates: R3500pn (18pax) – two nights stay OR R5250pn for a 1 night stay.


Perfect for

Situated on the water’s edge, with views of the river, the River Cottage is the perfect getaway destination for a medium-sized group of people (up to 18). Ideal for students looking for a group holiday. Ideal for bachelor(ette) parties.

What we offer
Two dorm-style rooms, which sleep 9 people each, bedding included
Each room contains three bunk beds (three high)
Each room contains an en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin
A galley kitchen, including cutlery, crockery and glassware
Lounge area
An indoor fireplace that doubles as a braai
Includes kitchen & dish clean each morning

Additional activities
Clay pigeon shooting (R200 per person for 10 clays).

Hiking and adventure option available in Tulbagh, enquiries welcome.

Please note that additional activities are subject to availability and must be booked two weeks prior to arrival.

Please note
Price excludes ice and towels

Check-in is between 2pm-6pm and check-out is 10 am, early check-in or late check-out can be arranged prior to arrival via email and a R250 fee will be charged

Pet Friendly: R100 pet levy per dog per stay

Meals - Working up an appetite

This Property is self-catering.
A Spit braai can be arranged by a trusted service provider (lamb is standard but other options can be arranged).

Groups of 15 and up from *R250 – R300pp – please ask for a quote, group size dependent
Spit includes:
500 Grams raw meat (bone-in) per person
Curry Pasta Salad
Green Salad
Pearl Onions and Potatoes
Garlic Bread
(Vegetarian, vegan, and special dietary requirements can be catered for – additional costs may be incurred)
2-week lead time needed for any catering requirements

Make an Enquiry

Please contact info@buffalodrift.co.za or on +27 63 486 5201 for availability and bookings.

Check-in is between 2pm and 6pm.

Check-out is 10am.

After hours check-in to be arranged with management prior to date of arrival.

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Make your own booking

To make a booking directly email info@buffalodrift.co.za or click below to book through nightsbridge.

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Take the N1, out of Cape Town, heading in the direction of Paarl.
Take the Stellenbosch/ Wellington off ramp, turn left in the direction of Wellington (R44).
Drive straight with the R44 into Wellington. At the first traffic light in Wellington turn left, sign reads R44 Porterville.
Drive straight for approximately 45km, passing Hermon. You will then get a turn-off to the left, sign reads R44 Gouda/ Porterville.
Turn left and drive for approximately 11km heading in the direction of Porterville.
You will see the Buffalo Drift sign board on the left hand side of the road, come through the gates and follow the signs to your accommodation.
This drive should take no longer than 1 hr and 10 min.

GPS Co Ordinates:

Lat: 33° 13' 42.0564"S Long: 18° 58' 26.6694"E
Lat: -33.228349 Long: 18.974075