Peaceful, off-grid luxury in the Agter Pakhuis Valley, Rocklands, Cederberg.
Our vision is to provide a space where guests are able to truly experience for themselves the raw and rugged magic that is the northern Cederberg landscape. To this end, we've created simple, sustainable yet comfortable accommodation that merges with the surrounding wilderness. We've also kept things small, with three units, each of which can accommodate only four people. In April 2019, we will be launching a fourth, slightly more luxurious unit, but in August 2019, Porcupine Place will be closing down to make way for a new cultural and environmental education centre – the Story Space.
We are situated in the Agter Pakhuis Valley, northern Cederberg, right at the edge of the wilderness area and adjacent to De Pakhuys and Alpha Excelsior Farms. Exact driving directions are supplied on confirmation of a booking.
All of our units are positioned without line-of-sight to ensure your privacy and peace of mind for the duration of your stay. Dassie Den, Porcupine Place and Tortoise Terrace are furnished safari tents with private bathrooms and kitchens. They all sleep four (two in a double bed in the main room and two in bunk beds in the second room). Caracal Cottage, which opens in April 2019, is a little cottage built around a completely refurbished caravan, which now serves as the main bedroom. It sleeps three - two in a double bed in the main bedroom, and one in a single bed in a separate room. We strive to keep things as sustainable as possible. Porcupine Place and Tortoise Terrace are completely off-grid, while Dassie Den and Caracal Cottage have electrical power but with off-grid lighting, geyser and cooking facilities.
We care for our accommodation and our guests personally. We built the units ourselves, we do all construction upgrades ourselves and we clean and maintain them ourselves. In short, we take a hands on approach to our accommodation offering, so you an rest assured that we are here to ensure you have a memorable Cederberg experience.
What about connectivity? We don't have any wifi on our property, including our home. However, the whole of the Agter Pakhuis Valley has very good MTN data reception. Simply purchase an MTN SIM card for 40c and you're good to go!
We do also have a small office next to our house, where a high-speed LAN-based internet point (plug-in, not wireless) is available to guests, free of charge, where you can privately plug your laptop in (Porcupine and Tortoise guests can also charge cameras and other devices here).
The office also has a freezer to allow guests to store additional frozen foods, should you have more than can go into your fridge/freezer in the unit.
NOTE: As of 2019, we would like to encourage people to stay longer. Please be in touch about our discounts for weekly, monthly and three-monthly stays, only available when booking directly with us.