Surrounded by high mountains at the end of a country road, we offer a variety
of self-catering accommodation in several cottages, a large farmhouse and 2
exclusive units sleeping up to 46 guests in total. Our reserve comprises 2000ha
of spectacular mountain fynbos with wooded streams & farm dams for swimming &
fishing, mountain bike trails, hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts and an
abundance of bird life and indigenous fauna & flora. We invite you to escape the
hustle & bustle and come explore our hidden valleys with friends & family.
We are well situated to enjoy the spoils of the Robertson Wine Valley and are
only 1.5 hours scenic drive from Cape Town. Explore our 'World in One Valley'
and discover the many wonders our corner of the Cape has to offer. The nature
reserve forms part of the Klaasvoogds West foothills in the Langeberg Mountains,
15km between the towns of Robertson & Ashton.
Our rustic banquet hall & lush meadows are a perfect venue for your next
conference, retreat, function or wedding. Pat Busch Mountain Reserve is owned &
managed by husband and wife team, Stephan & Lindi Busch and they look forward to
Standard Self-Catering Accommodation
Affordable family accommodation is offered in semi-detached self-catering
cottages and one large freestanding Farmhouse sleeping 23 people. All cottages
offer fireplaces for winter, their own private braai areas and fully equipped
kitchens. All linen & towels provided.
- Pine Cottage: Sleeps 4 people with one and a half bedrooms (one
double bed in bedroom, 2 single beds in the alcove). It has a fireplace,
open plan lounge/dining area/kitchen. Bathroom with shower and outside braai.
- Fig Cottage: Sleeps 2 to 3 people, one room only with fireplace,
double bed and one single bed, fully equipped kitchen unit with small dining
area, bathroom with shower and outside braai.
- Peach Cottage: Sleeps 2 people. One room only with fireplace,
double bed, fully equipped kitchen until with small dining area, bathroom
with shower and outside braai.
- Quince Cottage: Sleeps 2 to 4 people with one and a half bedrooms
(one double bed in bedroom and d/bunk bed in the alcove). It has a
fireplace, open plan lounge/dining area/kitchen. Bathroom with shower and
- Oak Cottage: Sleeps 2 in a double bed with one room only.
Fireplace, fully equipped kitchen unit with small dining area, bathroom with
shower and outside braai.
- Farmhouse Erika: This large farmhouse is perfect for large groups
of friends or families! It has its own private garden with lawn and oak
trees, an outdoor braai area and indoor fireplace. It can sleep up to 23
people in total, split as follows: 16 people between 6 bedrooms upstairs and
a Garden Flat beneath the house which can sleep a further 6. The house also
offers a futon & sleeper couch which can be used for small children.
Farmhouse Erika offers 3 bathrooms - one with shower, one with bath and one
with shower and bath. The Garden Flat has its own bathroom with shower and
kitchenette with fridge and microwave. There are 2 lounge areas and a large
farmhouse kitchen which is fully equipped with a microwave, large stove and
oven as well as 2 fridges. There is an outdoor braai area with potjie pot
and utensils, plus an undercover patio area with tables & chairs. TV & DVD
player in the lounge. Regrettably no TV reception - bring along own DVDs for
Exclusive Self-Catering Accommodation
Apart from the sweeping views of mountains & vineyards, Nightjar and Hadeda
boast French doors and windows throughout, terracotta tiled living areas and
lush carpeted bedrooms complete with reeded ceilings in every room. These
cottages are next door to one another, yet have separate gardens and entrances,
making them ideal for romantic couples. The possibility to entertain larger
family groups of 6 to 8 people in comfort also exists by means of an adjoining
garden door. Extra creature comforts include air-conditioning, percale linen,
outdoor hammocks and a spa bath in the bathroom. Basics like tea and coffee are
Nightjar Cottage (sleeps 4 people in 2 separate bedrooms)
2 separate double bedrooms, each bedroom has own private entrance, bathroom
offers a luxury spa bath & shower, fully equipped kitchen with microwave,
fridge, oven & stove, dining room table & cosy lounge for four with indoor braai
/ fireplace. Outside area includes large braai with patio furniture, outdoor hot
& cold shower, reeded awning & hammocks. Cottage offers air-conditioning for
summer months and guests can enjoy down-duvets in the winter. Nightjar offers
sensational views and is the best place to watch a sunset on the nature reserve.
Hadeda Cottage (sleeps 4 people in 2 separate bedrooms)
2 separate double bedrooms with cupboards & bedside tables, one bedroom has own
private courtyard, bathroom offers a luxury spa bath & shower, fully equipped
kitchen with microwave, fridge, oven & stove, dining room table & cosy lounge
for four with indoor fireplace. Outside area includes large braai with patio
furniture, outdoor hot & cold shower, reeded awning & hammocks. Cottage offers
air-conditioning for summer months and guests can enjoy down-duvets in the
winter. Hadeda cottage is our most private cottage on the nature reserve with
its own secluded garden with wild olive trees and views of the mountain.
What We Supply: Quality bed linen, towels (not for swimming),
complimentary bath salts, soap and candles. Ground coffee, Tea, Sugar & Milk are
supplied for your stay including bathroom necessities and washing up liquid. The
cottage has a radio/CD player, fan & a hairdryer. Portion of complimentary wood
& firelighters are included in the rate for both braais and fireplaces; a braai
grid and tongs are also available for use as well as a potjie pot. Self-catering
facilities include microwave oven, conventional oven, fridge with deep-freeze,
cutlery, crockery and kitchen utensils. All bedding and towels freshly supplied
- PLEASE BRING OWN SWIMMING TOWELS.
Things to do at the Pat Busch Nature Reserve:
- Hiking: Approx. 40km of hiking trails through 2.500 ha of
unspoilt natural Cape fynbos. Trails meander along clear mountain streams,
rock pools and up through the valleys and foothills to the Langeberg
- Bird Watching: over 120 species to be seen.
- Mountain Biking through orchards and vineyards. Several routes to
explore on the Klaasvoogds Meander.
- Swimming and fishing in our freshwater mountain dam. Bass fishing
is catch & release only. Bring own equipment.
- Wine Tasting & Cellar Tours: We are well situated to enjoy
several wine estates! Self-drive or arrange a tour guide to explore over 50
wineries in the area.
- Eating Out: There are several very good restaurants within 5
minutes drive from the nature reserve
- Star-Gazing: The stars are brilliantly clear on the nature
- Explore Robertson Wine Valley: enjoy wine tasting, boat trips on
the Breede river, farm stalls, rock climbing and so much more!
No booking is confirmed without a 50% deposit payment, and confirmation of such payment.
All bookings are subject to the following cancellation policy based on the deposit amount:
10% cancellation fee for any & all cancellations;
25% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 90 days (3 months) prior to arrival ;
50% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 60 days (2 months) prior to arrival ;
100% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival or no show.
Arrival & Departure Times
Arrivals from 14h00 onwards, Departure at 10h00 (unless prior arrangements have been made).
Terms Of Payment
No booking is secure without a 50% deposit payment.
Balance to be paid either prior to arrival or on arrival.
Right of admission is reserved by the owner. Any damages or breakages to any cottage / house and / or any equipment should be reported as soon as possible please, costs for negligent damage will be recovered.
Guests reside at their own risk.