Situated in the heart of an indigenous forest this oasis of
lawn and selected trees offers a tranquil setting overlooking a valley of lush
greenery and adjacent fruit farms. The all-weather concrete access road winds
its way through an indigenous landscape with the occasional sighting of Red
Duiker, Bush Buck, vervet monkeys and bands of mongoose.
Relax in the sun
by the rock pool or in the shade of the boma with a book from our library, your
private covered veranda in your chalets offers views over the Majajekulo river
valley. Braai (Barbeque) under the stars listening to the African night, on
quiet nights the sound of running water from the Majajekulo river can be heard
between the cries of the Bush babies as they go about their nocturnal lives.
Cuckoo Ridge offers 5 chalets, each unique with their own character.
Guests have the option of either bed and breakfast chalets or self-catering
chalets. Each bed and breakfast chalet has either a king- or queen-size bed, an
en-suite bathroom, and a private lounge. Each self-catering chalet has a fully
equipped kitchen, an open-plan lounge and dining area, and is equipped
with a TV with selected DSTV channels, air-conditioning in the bedroom, a
ceiling fan in the lounge, a hairdryer, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
All linen and towels are provided, along with gowns and cutlery and crockery.
Guests have access to free WI-FI and covered parking.
Cuckoo Ridge is
approximately 26 km from the Kruger National Park, entering through Phabeni
Gate, and is approximately 3 km from the Sabie River Adventure Centre which
offers river rafting, quad biking, horseback riding to name but a few.
The Panorama Route offers day trip to God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon,
Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Pilgrims Rest, and various waterfalls.
Directions: Routes via Nelspruit
Proceed from Johannesburg on the N12 towards Witbank, the N12 will become the N4 on route to Witbank, this is a toll road, with two toll points. The N4 continues through into Nelspruit. On entering Nelspruit follow the signs for White River on the R40, continue through White River following the R40 towards Hazyview, approximately 40km. On reaching the T junction turn left towards Hazyview continue through Hazyview until you see the signs for Sabie, turn left along the R536 towards Sabie (on the corner is the trading post Perrys Bridge) Cuckoo Ridge is 14km along the R536 to Sabie on the left hand side.
Directions : Routes via Belfast
Follow the same route out of Johannesburg, pass Witbank. This route encompasses only one toll point. Turn left from the N4 onto the R540 at Belfast, follow the signs for Dullstroom and Lydenburg, in Lydenburg follow the signs for the R37 to Long Tom Pass and Sabie. In Sabie follow the signs for Hazyview on the R536. Cuckoo Ridge is 30km from Sabie on the right hand side.
Both routes are approximately 4 hours from Johannesburg.
Should any reservation be cancelled, a cancellation fee on the full contract value will apply as follows:
The guest will be charged 50% of the total price if they cancel after reservation and the total price if they cancel in the 30 days before arrival.
100% for no shows
In addition a R20.00 service charge will be deducted from any refunded amount
Arrival & Departure Times
Note: We are not a Hotel, we do not have 24 hour reception late arrivals need to be arranged in advance to avoid cancellation for a no show and forfeit of deposit.
Check-in time is from 14h00 to 18h00 and Check-out time by 10h30.
Late arrivals, Early arrivals and late check-out by prior arrangement only.
Note it is approximately a 5 hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria
And a 10 hour drive from Durban kindly plan your journey accordingly
Terms Of Payment
Master & Visa cards accepted, please note that cheques are not accepted.
A deposit of 50% of the total accommodation booking is required to confirm all direct reservations.
The balance is payable 7 days prior to arrival unless otherwise agreed by Cuckoo Ridge and confirmed in writing.
Travel Agents and Tour Operators are required to pre-pay accommodation 30 days before arrival.
There is a minimum stay policy of 2 nights on non public holiday weekends
There is a minimum stay of 3 nights on weekends where a public holiday occurs either on a Friday or Monday of that weekend.
Where a reservation is made 7 days or less prior to arrival, 100% of the total accommodation charge is payable in advance to secure the reservation.
Upon receipt of a deposit or full payment, Cuckoo Ridge will confirm the reservation in writing.
A reservation will be assumed to have been cancelled if the deposit or payment as required is not received by the due dates.
Where payment has been made into our bank account by cheque or cash, refunds will only be made a minimum of 10 working days after date of deposit.
Child Policy – our child policy of accepting children 5 years or older is in the interest of their safety as well as our guests comfort.