DeKotzenhof Guesthouse Wakkerstroom – the best of both worlds

DeKotzenhof Guesthouse

Situated in the village of Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga the beautifully-renovated 1906 DeKotzenhof Guesthouse has 5 luxurious rooms, sleeping 10.

With comfortable Guest areas offering everything you need: from wi-fi for business, complimentary putt putt for children, and laden bookshelves for leisure stays.

Conveniently situated en-route to Kruger or St Lucia, and in a natural wetland/grassland area you get the best of nature and village life!

DeKotzenhof has old world charm with modern conveniences. For your added peace of mind, all staff are vaccinated and facilities are  sanitised. Previous Guests remark on the hospitality of the hosts, the meals and this Guesthouse.

If you are looking for quality, comfort, personal attention and delicious food, then look no further.

Accommodation at DeKotzenhof Guesthouse

Room 4 is a standalone honeymoon suite with its own entrance. Its semi self-catering with Queen bed and Victorian bath and views of historic Ossewa kop.

The main guest house sleeps a further 8, with Guest lounge.

Room 1, Room 3 and Room 5 come with twin beds, and en-suite while Room 2 has a double bed with en-suite. Room 2 and 3 make up a family suite.

Large rooms have comfy beds, seating areas, desk/dressing tables, mosquito protection, safes, tea trays and bookshelves. Additional heating,often required unexpectedly in Wakkerstroom, consists of fireplace, electric blankets, heaters, extra blankets and hot water bottles.

See accommodation rates HERE.

Facilities at DeKotzenhof Guesthouse

Guest facilities include complimentary WI-FI; large secure parking for vehicles, buses, bikes and trailers; a lounge with puzzles, games and DVD’s; an onsite 20-seater restaurant serving highly rated South African meals; a boma for International Guests/functions; a deli with homemade preserves and treats, and long term rates with laundry service.

A 9 hole Putt Putt course with a trampoline are provided for complimentary use by children. There is a large garden and natural grassland/wetland section with paths and benches.

Things to do in Wakkerstroom

There is plenty to keep you and your family busy during your stay at DeKotzenhof. Popular outdoor activities in the area include nature photography, birdwatching, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and 4×4 adventures.

Being conveniently situated one can walk to shops, pubs/restaurants, churches, historic cemetery and bird hides and only get back into your car when its time to leave.

Reviews from previous guests

“The food was exceptional compliments to chef Mark,they served us high quality food and lots of it Mark and Karen were very hospitable and friendly the house has a great atmosphere and is conveniently located in the middle of town most shops are only a short walk away,” wrote Charl Alföldi on their TripAdvisor page.

Peps Pretorius added; “We stayed one night and it was excellent. The old house has a special ambiance with antique, musical and cultural decor. The shop – with owner’s art and frozen meals combines well with the dining area where the best breakfast is prepared by the owner himself. We had to tear ourselves away from great conversations with the owners. We look forward to our next visit.”

DeKotzenhof Guesthouse is located in Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga. Here is the location. For bookings, call or WhatsApp +27 (0) 83 452 3363 or email or visit today. Also follow them on Facebook HERE.


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