The Storytellers, acommodation in Rocklands, Cederberg - slacklining


Peaceful simplicity 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 have three glamping spaces available (with luxury tents as the sleeping quarters) and one gypsey-style cottage built around an old caravan.

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 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 is completely off-grid, while Dassie Den, Tortoise Terrace and Caracal Cottage have electrical power for the fridge and charging devices, 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 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.

Please be in touch about our discounts for weekly, monthly and three-monthly stays, only available when booking directly with us.

Caracal Cottage

NOW OPEN: For those who'd prefer a few more of the comforts of home, Caracal Cottage is our latest, glamping-inspired option.

Nestled cosily between the rocks, this little cottage was built around an old caravan, which still exists in the form of the main bedroom. There are two living spaces, one of which doubles as a second bedroom, plus a little bathroom with solar geyser and a full kitchen with gas stove and oven plus full, electrical fridge. Lights are solar powered but there are electrical plug points to charge everything you need.

The unit also has a lovely, protected garden and patio for playing, socialising and outdoor cooking.

Bath towels, linen and gas are supplied. The unit has one queen size bed in the main "room", plus a single bed, so it sleeps three comfortably. From August 2019, there will be accommodation for five people. Please bring your own swimming towels for the dam and waterfall.

Special introductory rate of R800 per night. Please be in touch about our discounts for weekly, monthly and three-monthly stays, only available when booking directly with us.

Tortoise Terrace

Tortoise Terrace is our smallest unit, but also the most private and close to nature. It consists of a wooden cottage with a deck and sliding door onto a gas powered kitchen and bathroom with shower. The unit is off-grid, with a gas geyser, a gas cooker, a gas fridge and solar lighting. There is also an shaded deck with outdoor dining and living area.

This unit has a large stone braai for those late night cookouts. A firepit is also provided for those who want to spend their evenings staring at the stars.

Towels, linen and gas are supplied. The unit has one queen size bed in the main "room", and then a bunk bed in a separate "room", so it accommodates four people very comfortably. (Please note that we cannot accommodate more than four per unit).

2019 Rate: R625 for the unit, per night.
A complimentary crate of wood is provided, with further wood available at cost.

NOTE: As of 2019, we would like to encourage people to stay longer. Please be in touch about our discounts for weekly and monthly stays, only available when booking directly with us.

Views of the area

Our three glamping units and new, glamping-inspired cottage are situated in the Agter Pakhuis Valley, Rocklands, Cederberg. 

For some great online mappng and bouldering topos for Rocklands, visit 27 Crags, or purchase the new Rocklands guidebook.