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Strawcroft Cottage

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow, Van Reenen, Midlands & Battlefields, KwaZulu-Natal

Strawcroft Cottage is situated in a quiet corner of a farm at the top of Van Reenen's Pass, just 9kms off the N3. It overlooks Nelson's Kop and the Tandjiesberg with the Wilge River in the valley below.

The cottage is built of wheat straw bales, which are an eco-friendly renewable resource. The bales have excellent insulation properties, allowing the cottage to be warm and cosy in the winter and cool and airy in the summer.

There are 4 definite seasons at Van Reenen - summers are delightfully warm, without being excessively hot and on winter mornings the ground is usually icy with frost. Sometimes we also have snow! For those of us who enjoy our creature comforts, the cottage has an open log fireplace and all the bedrooms have eco-heaters.

The cottage accommodates 6 to 8 people and consists of:
  • 3 double bedrooms (1 en-suite) - 1 room with queen-size bed / 2 rooms each with 2 single beds.
  • 2 1/2 bathrooms - bath, basin and loo / shower, basin and loo / loo and basin.
  • Open plan living room - lounge, dining room and kitchen.
  • Upstairs gallery with sleeper couch.
  • Built-in braai on the verandah.
There is a TV and decoder in the lounge. Our card gives only SABC programmes and e-TV, if you would like to bring your own DStv card you are welcome to do so. Under cover parking for 2 cars.

Recommended activities include walking, hiking, mountain biking and birding; or sitting in front of the fire with a good book!

Reiki treatments and courses are available by prior arrangement.

For those who are only staying overnight, a breakfast basket is available by prior arrangement.


GPS Co-ordinates

S 28 degrees 17.444'

E 029 degrees 23.095'

From Johannesburg
Take the N3 towards Durban for about 320kms. 29kms after Harrismith, turn left at the Caltex garage. Travel down a dirt road for 9kms - our gate is on the left. Please close the gate behind you as there are cattle in the field.

From Durban
Take the N3 towards Johannesburg for about 280kms. 25kms after the Tugela Toll, turn right at the Caltex garage. Travel down a dirt road for 9kms - our gate is on the left. Please close the gate behind you as there are cattle in the field.

Location & Contact Details
Address: Van Reenen
South Africa
Contact :Margie Berry Cell :083-4268423
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  • Bed Configuration

  • Click on the rooms/units to see their bed configurations.
  • Strawcroft Cottage (Sleeps 6) x 1

    Room 1 - queen
    Room 2 - single, single
    Room 3 - single, single
  • Facilities

  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • DSTV in room (bring card)
  • fireplace
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • microwave in unit
  • parking all onsite
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Strawcroft Cottage - Van Reenen Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow