|PALALA RIVER COTTAGES, VAALWATER (50km)
+27 (0) 82 570 8474
+27 (0) 83 438 1166
|Muisvogelkraal 654LR, Vaalwater 0530
Scattered over the reserve in this wilderness area of outstanding natural beauty, the four self-catering Palala River cottages are all different and can accommodate couples looking for a romantic getaway to families after adventure and fun or groups of friends. All will enjoy the peace, beauty, wildlife, and opportunity to relax in comfortable, well-appointed lodges and excellent personal service. Some of our guests have returned over 30 times!
Kingfisher cottage consists of a 3 bedroom farmhouse set in a garden with a swimming pool and braai area. There are also 2 en suite rondavels in the garden, creating a total of 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is situated on the banks of the beautiful Palala river with open views across to the hills. Guests may hear hippo , zebra and other wildlife from the lodge and may see a variety of wildlife from the garden.
The spacious open plan sitting and dining room has a log fire for winter months. Firewood is available.
It is perfect for families or small groups and for larger parties can be taken in conjunction with Podica bush camp ( 3 traditional rondavels 500 metres upstream on the other bank of the river). It can be serviced by arrangement.
There is a bird hide a short distance from the cottage on the edge of the Palala river.
Podica bush camp has 3 traditional rondavels, each fully equipped with kitchen, bathroom, outdoor shower and veranda. One of the rondavels is a double, another is a double and 2 single beds and the third is a double with a sofa bed. Each has a hammock and private outdoor braai area. Firewood is available. The camp can be taken by one party or each rondavel booked separately.
Set in the riverine bush approximately 50 metres from the Palala river, this camp is right ‘in the bush’. Wildlife may wander through the camp and the birding along the river is excellent. A small hide is set in the bush behind the camp.
Guests can self-game –drive or book a game drive or guided walk with one of our experienced rangers. Subject to availability. For those wanting extra relaxation, a massage can be enjoyed in the privacy of your rondavel.
It is perfect for families or small groups wishing to take the whole camp, or couples looking for a getaway in the wilds.
River Cottage, the most romantic and secluded stone and thatch cottage on the river. A favourite with couples, several have returned more than 10 times! Situated on the banks of the Palala river, this private lodge is the perfect mix of stylish comfort and excellent facilities from which to explore and enjoy the bush.
A single bedroom draped with a mosquito net, a sunken bathroom, spacious sitting room with open plan kitchen and a shady verandah from which to enjoy game viewing, read a book or relax in the hammock...
Equipped to a very high standard – this is true get away from it all in style.
Enjoy self –drive game viewing or book one of our experienced rangers for a drive or guided walk. Subject to availability. The braai area is set on the river bank. Firewood is available.
Samia is situated in the bush within close access to the 3000 ha Palala River Game Reserve which falls within the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. Its unique bio-diversity features and cultural aspects make this area a special place to visit. Guests can use their own vehicles for bush drives, bush walking and cycling is also popular. The house is a few minutes' walk down to the Palala river.
Samia is a large log cabin with a view of where the Palala and Melk rivers meet, tastefully furnished and well equipped. Samia can comfortably accommodate 6 guests in 3 bedrooms with on-suite bedrooms. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed, with their own entrances to the viewing deck.
The lounge area opens up onto an expansive deck ideal for bush viewing, meals and relaxation. A boma area at the front of the cabin is a lovely place for evening gatherings and star gazing. This cabin is perfect for a family or group of friends wanting a peaceful getaway in the bush in both summer or winter as it has a cosy fireplace.
All of the bedrooms can be converted from a double room into a twin room. All bathrooms have both a bath and shower.
This is what Palala River Cottages specialises in – providing a wide range of bush experiences for guests to get the most out of their safari holiday whatever their age or interest. The examples below are designed to give a flavour of the experience guests will enjoy at Palala River Cottages.
Please contact the team at Palala River Cottages directly for ENQUIRIES.