|Address:||Glen Athol Farm, Volksrust, Mpumulanga, South Africa|
|Contact :||Sylvie Armitage|
Sunbird Cottage & House
Sunbird Cottage & Sunbird House
Sunbird Cottage and Sunbird House are situation on the farm Glen Athol between Volksrust and Wakkerstroom, roughly 30km from each. We offer a chance to get away from it all on a working farm offering unsurpassed views of the surrounding mountains including the famous battlefields of Majuba.
Sunbird Cottage and House backs onto an indigenous forest that is home to a wonderful variety of animals and forest birds, we have over 200 species of birds and is great for birders. Some of the species include: Bush Blackcap, Blue Korhaan, Bald Ibis, Martial Eagle and Gymnogene.
The Cottage has a deck and the House has a veranda from which you can watch amazing sunsets over Majuba.
The farm offers great bass fishing, we have 5 dams for fishing and have 3 kayaks, two equipped for fishing and one kids kayak. For those that enjoy nature we have great walks and mountain biking. Sorry we do not allow Off Road or Quad Bikes. We also have numerous animal, including 7 dogs so do not allow pets.
The cottage has 2 bedrooms and can sleep 4, it is fully equipped for self-catering and the lounge hosts an open fireplace. The bathroom is a delight and one can enjoy a bath in the large oval tub while looking out over the forest and down into the gorge. The kitchen and lounge are open plan and it is a shared bathroom. The rate quoted is for 2 people. Long Weekends and Holiday rates are for 4 people.
The house is self-catering and has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 people, with two bathrooms, one en-suite. There is a large dinning room, kitchen, lounge with a closed fireplace and veranda. It has an extensive front lawn for kids to play on and a jungle gym to the side of the house. Please check rates, depends on the number of people staying.
Linen and bath towels are provided but you need to bring your own Swimming towels, the cottage is serviced daily however the house carries an additional cost of R100/day for servicing. Charcoal and firewood are supplied, bring your own fire lighters.
Please ask about availability as the calendar may show booked for one but the other is available.
- braai / barbecue - onsite
- fishing (less than 3km)
- fishing onsite
- fridge in unit
- kitchen (fully equipped)
- lake (less than 5km)
- lake onsite
- linen & towels provided
- microwave in unit
- nature trail onsite
- parking all onsite
- private entrance
- stove in unit
- tea / coffee making facilities
- Payment Methods
- EFT / Bank Transfer
- Sorry, Credit cards not accepted
- Bed Configuration
- 2 Bedroom Cottage (Sleeps 4) x 1
- Room 1 - double
- Room 2 - single, single
- Sunbird House (Sleeps 10) x 1
- Room 1 - queen
- Room 2 - double
- Room 3 - double
- Room 4 - single, single sleeper couch, three quarter, single
- Special Categories
- Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodation