If you ever needed an excuse to get out of the city for the country, Ouhout Cottage, which is situated on a working farm, but with a touch of luxury, in the Natal Midlands, in KwaZulu Natal, is it. It is a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy the fresh country air.
Situated on the R103 – off the N3 between Mooi River and Pietermaritzburg, Ouhout Cottage a great stopover if you are travelling to or from Durban.
The cottage is situated on Springvale Farm, which has a herd of 850 cows, horses and an abundance of local wildlife including Bushbuck, Reedbuck, Blesbuck and Oribi.
You don’t have to look elsewhere for activities during your stay on the farm. It has some beautiful trails to run, walk or bike ride. There is also a large dam on the property suited for swimming and fishing.
Springvale Farm has spectacular views of the central Ukuhlamba-Drakensberg area, including Giants Castle – it’s a great place to stop by and stretch your legs. The farm is also close to all the local private schools, wedding and conference venues, just in case you need accommodation while visiting the area.
Accommodation to Ouhout Self-Catering Cottage
Visitors to Ouhout have a choice of two comfortable cottages – Ouhout and Sunflower Cottages. The building that houses the cottages was converted from stables into homely self-catering accommodation in 2017.
Ouhout boasts three comfortable bedrooms all en-suite. One of the bedrooms is a garden unit with its own entrance. Enjoy an open plan lounge with a fireplace for those chilly winter nights.
Sunflower is of equal standard but with only 2 bedrooms. Altogether we can sleep 10 people in beds, we haven’t got mattresses or any alternate sleeping space so can only sleep 10.
Both cottages have a fully-equipped kitchen with a separate scullery gives the cottages a homely feel. There is nothing better than gathering around an outside braai on the veranda and watching the sun set.
In addition, well-socialised dogs are welcome at Ouhout. However, you are required to keep them off the furniture and beds. They must also be on a leash while you explore the farm.
Natal Midlands tourist attractions
Part of Springvale farm was donated to the Bill Barns Crane and Oribi Reserve. There is a bird hide next to the biggest of the three dams. Those wanting to try their hand at fishing, will find the dams stocked with bass.
Just nearby, there are several amazing holiday activities and attractions. Besides its beautiful scenery, the Midlands Meander is also noted for its country restaurants, breweries, chocolate shops and curio shops stocked with everything from ceramics to leather goods, honey to beer and gin from local artisans and artists.
Reviews from previous guests at Ouhout Cottage
“We are staying in the new Sunflower Cottage and it is beautiful with all the comforts that you have at home! Set on a very scenic farm, close to restaurants! Its so beautiful and relaxing – we cannot wait to come back!” wrote Milene Coetzee on their Facebook page.
Loretta Wilmot said; “Wow! Just what a getaway is all about! Superbly comfortable accommodation, great views and amazing farm life stillness. This place really brings the outdoor feel inside! No technology and so peaceful! Close to loads of places to visit in the area if you need to! Very reasonably priced and close enough yet far enough to feel like a home from home! Awesome experience! Loretta”
“What an absolutely stunning place and wonderful host! I cannot wait to return,” added Zani Scheepers Bisschoff.
Jenny Muller agreed; “We had a very pleasant stay in Sunflower Cottage, What’s not to love? We were spoiled with freshly baked goodies and Milk. Will definitely visit again. Thank you!!”
Top reasons for booking a stay at Ouhout Cottage:
- An excellent stopover on the N3 between Johannesburg and Durban,
- The rates are reasonable for such an establishment,
- Service excellence,
- Family and pet-friendly accommodation,
- Situated on a farm, the cottages are ideal for those wanting to give their kids that country experience.
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If you need to contact Ouhout Self-Catering Cottage to discuss your booking requirements, call 033 007 0558 or 082 514 0405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today. Visit them at off the R103, Nottingham Road, KwaZulu-Natal, or online at ouhoutcottage.co.za. Here is their location on Google Maps.