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Address: 12 Vondeling, Thohoyandou road (R524), Louis Trichardt, Limpopo, South Africa

The Cuckoo's Nest Guest House (CNGH) is so called because of the beautiful cuckoo birds that frequent the area. There are seven which are endemic to the area (not all seen) especially the Red Chested Cuckoo, (Piet my Vrou) which can be heard calling at all hours in the summer months. The cuckoo never builds its own nest, but lays its eggs in other birds' nests, so that the nest owner can look after the fledgling. Come stay with us, we will look after you.

CNGH is conveniently situated two km from Louis Trichardt on the Thohoyandou road. (R524). It is nearby to shops and three restaurants in town.
It is set on an eight-hectare plot of which two hectares is beautiful tropical garden, the balance of which consists of a bush camp which is home to six nyala. A section of the large grounds contains an orchard of macadamia nut trees, which give off a wonderful aroma, when flowering from August to September.

The house has six, spacious en suite bedrooms, which each having panoramic views of the beautiful Soutpansberg mountains.

Enjoy a walk in the tranquil gardens and view the feeding of the Nyala at sunset, or spot any of the numerous birds which frequent the many trees of the region.

The guest house is closely situated to the Kruger National Park - 130km from the Punda Maria gate or 185km from the Pafuri Gate. Other nearby attractions include the many local wildlife and nature reserves, Mapungubwe National Park, which is a world heritage site and the Ben Lavin just south of Louis Trichardt. The Blouberg Nature reserve has one of the largest breeding colonies of the Cape Vulture and is situated 90 km from Louis Trichardt, past Vivo.

CNGH Facilities include:

  •  A large braai area with both a gas and a wood/coal "braai". A large dining table and comfortable sitting room chairs.
  •  Large sitting room with DSTV with selected channels
  •  Free Wi-Fi
  •  Swimming pool at own risk which has a cover if children are present.
  •  Large veranda, where guests can relax at the numerous tables set out
  •  Breakfasts are served on the veranda which traverses the entire length of the North facing front of the house, weather permitting.
     

Rooms

Piet my Vrou (Luxury Family room): Consists of one queen and double size bed. Being on the first floor the room opens onto the north facing balcony through wooden double doors which are secured with trelli doors. The room is equipped with flat screen TV with select DSTV channels and tea and coffee facilities and a mini fridge. The en suit spacious bathroom, has a shower and two hand basins and opens onto the rear balcony through two double wooden doors. There are eight spacious built in cupboards which will be suitable for the longer-term guests. Free Wi-Fi.

Jacobin (Luxury Double room): This room, on the first floor opens onto the north facing balcony through wooden double doors which are secured with trelli doors. It has a queen size bed, flat screen TV with select DSTV channels and tea and coffee facilities and a mini fridge. The bathroom has a shower / bath combination. The outside doors are secured with trelli-doors. This room has four spacious built in cupboards and a small work station suitable for the working guests. Free Wi-Fi

Levalliant's (Double room): This room, a somewhat smaller room, on the first floor opens onto the north facing balcony through wooden double doors which are secured with trelli doors. It has a queen bed, flat screen TV with select DSTV channels and tea and coffee facilities and a mini fridge. It has an antique kiaat cupboard. The bathroom has a shower and hand basin. The room has a beautiful wooden floor. Free Wi-Fi

Great Spotted (Luxury Double room): This room, on the first floor opens onto the north facing balcony through wooden double doors which are secured with trelli doors. It has a queen size bed, flat screen TV with select DSTV channels and tea and coffee facilities and a mini fridge. The bathroom has a shower bath combination. There is a work station suitable for the working traveller. Free Wi-Fi

Diderik's (Luxury Family room): This room is situated on the second floor and is accessed on the southern facing side of the house off the large balcony on the first floor. The room is equipped with two double size beds, small kitchenette, flat screen TV with select DSTV channels and tea and coffee facilities and a mini fridge, small work station, built in cup boards and a large bathroom with a shower. This room has an air-conditioner. Free Wi-Fi

Klaas's (Luxury Double room): Klaas's is detached from main house, on a first floor with a large room with queen bed, built in cupboards, work station and en suite bathroom with a shower. The room has air-conditioning, flat screen TV with select DSTV channels and tea and coffee facilities, small work station and a mini fridge. Free Wi-Fi

Functions

The nest lends itself to small to medium sized functions due to the large “braai” area (entertainment area) , pool and sitting room area with a large bar and pool table. Ideal for birthday parties, weddings or any other celebrations.
Small conferences can be pre-arranged with a projector and screen available.

Outdoor activities

Having a large garden area, guests are welcome to explore the paths amongst the numerous trees and study the small Macadamia orcahard. The nest has access to a large area in the Soutpansberg mountains where guided walking or hiking trails can be arranged. These can be either "easy" or "vigorous" long walks. Or for the less active a sundowner outing can be arranged on a spot with a magnificent view of the mountains looking north to the Zimbabwe border.

The guest house is suitable for overnighting of cyclists, especially for the popular Kremetart cycle challenge. With a large secure parking area guests be can rest assured that their equipment will be safe. There is a marked mountain biking trail in the forestry area on the southern slopes of the Soutpansberg mountains six km from the nest.

Facilities
  • air conditioner (some units)
  • bar fridge
  • bar fridge (some units)
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • DSTV in room - Hotel Package
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • fireplace
  • generator
  • internet facilities
  • kitchen communal
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • squash court (less than 5km)
  • sun deck
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • tumble dryer onsite
  • washing machine onsite
  • wi-fi / hotspot

  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Tsonga
  • Venda
  • Bed Configuration
  • Family Rooms (Sleeps 8) x 2
    • Room 1 - queen, double
    • Room 2 - queen, double
  • Luxury Double room (Sleeps 8) x 4
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - queen
    • Room 3 - queen
    • Room 4 - queen
  • Special Categories
  • Conference Venue Accommodationdetails
    Accommodates how many people?
    Capacity : 15

    The following apply
    Exclusive / preferred service providers on call
    Restroom accessible
    Kitchen accessible
    Audio – visual equipment (request details)
    Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes
    Crockery and cutlery available for hire
    Catering done in-house
    Designated parking area
    Sufficient parking space
    Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)
    Internet connection
    Wireless internet connection
    Air conditioning
    Good lighting that can be operated independently
    Liquor license
    Bar on-site
    A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading
    Wheelchair friendly
    A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely
    Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight
    Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items
  • Guest Farm Accommodationdetails
    Is your establishment on a working farm?
    Yes
  • Interesting Place Accommodationdetails
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    Detail description : Two hours drive from entrance to Kruger park. one and a half hour drive to mapungubwe. Hour to the Zimbabwe boarder post.

  • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Bring your own bicycle
    Bicycles to hire
    Bicycle set trails
    Bicycle - free to explore
    Bring your own quad bike
    Quad bikes to hire
    Quad bike set trails
    Quad bikes – free to explore
    Bring your own off-road motorcycle
    Off-road motorcycles to hire
    Off-road motorcycle set trails
    Off-road motorcycle – free to explore
    4x4 vehicle set trails
    4x4 vehicle – free to explore
  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
    Yes
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