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Farm Cottage

The cosy cottage with views of Spitzkop Farm grasslands, offers access to some of the best mountain biking routes in the country. The cottage is ideal for couples or small families.

  • Room 1 – 1 x King Size Bed
    Room 2 – 2 x Twin Beds

  • Shared entrance with Farm House for larger family gatherings


Spitzkop Farm
Luxury farm self-catering accommodation

Stay in one of our two luxury homes, Rockwood Farm House or Rockwood Farm Cottage.
These units are within 25m and ideal for 4, 8 or larger groups of up to 12 people.

The Karkloof Nature Reserve
Cosy forest cottage self-catering accommodation

4 x 4 essential to access either of these lodges. Lodges are situated 20 minutes drive from each other.
Rockwood Forest Lodge is a unique wooden structure with expansive glass windows nestled deep within the indigenous forest of the Karkloof. Rockwood Mountain Cabin is an eco-friendly unit with solar and gas perched on top of the Karkloof range with views into the forest.


Lodge, Cottage and Cabin Facilities

  • Verandahs with farm and forest views

  • Outdoor cooking on Big Green Eggs

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Serviced daily

  • Extra length beds

  • Linen and towels

  • Bathroom cosmetics

  • Basic condiments

  • Indoor board games

  • Outdoor ball games

  • Jungle gyms and trampolines

  • Dam and river swimming

  • Cycling, hiking and running trails

  • Bike hire

  • Check in 15h00, check out 10h00

  • 5 hrs from Gauteng, 1.5 hrs from Durban

Previous Guest Comments2021-12-18T14:31:45+02:00

Comments from previous guests:

  • Kerry Campbell says: “We loved that you thought of everything so we didn’t have to rush out and buy.”
  • Dino says: “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it far exceeded our expectations! The riding as always was a great experience and the Karkloof is our favourite destination.”
  • Sarah van der Merwe says: “All the facilities were in excellent condition and our stay was very comfortable.”
  • Chris says: “Rockwood Farm Cottage is an amazing getaway. Beautiful scenery, lots of trees and mountains. The cottage is clean, well kept and very comfortable.”
  • Dr Prinsloo says: “The location and setting is phenomenal.”
  • The Van Niekerks say: “Great, relaxing stay. Highly recommended.”
  • Alexis and Raymond say: “Thanks for the extras like charcoal, choccies on the bed and wine. It really was a treat! We also had a peak inside the Farm House and definitely need to book it soon.”
  • Karin says: “This was definitely my favourite stay in years! The scenery is absolutely stunning and the house and service superb! I rate Rockwood Farm House as more than a 4 star and have already recommended it to my family and friends. I am so looking forward to my following stay at Rockwood Farm House. Thanks for a wonderful, unforgettable stay!”
  • Miki says: “It was INCREDIBLE!!! I have never seen anything so beautiful in my life! That unit is breathktaking and to be honest, someday when I retire, that might be the place. Or at least, will come copy the design!”
  • Bridget says: “Most wonderful stay on Earth. I could stay here forever.”
  • Annelise says: “You’ll be very high on our recommendation list to friends!”
  • Pam says: “Just a note to thank you so much for a wonderful stay at Rockwood Farm Cottage. The Cottage was just the comfortable, relaxed and fun place that we wanted it to be! Our housekeeper Zanele looked after us very well, and Rex and Puppy were great companions. The big verandah and the outdoor shower were firm favourites, and the birdlife on the dam was spectacular.The whole experience was magic.We went for many drives to surrounding places, including the bird hides at the Karkloof Conservation Centre where we saw a pair of grey crowned cranes, as well as the nearby Karkloof Falls. The Midlands is truly a beautiful.”
  • The Cockburns say: “We loved the bush sounds, birds and water and superbly comfortable accommodation. We were lucky to see lots of birds.”
  • Liesel says: “Thanks for a glorious retreat. A special thanks for the bottle of bubbly on New Year’s, biscuits and milk and red wine on arrival. Lovely touch!”
  • The Collets say: “It’s always good to arrive and find more than you expected. Mountain-Bikers’ Paradise!”
  • Greg’s Family says: “A little slice of heaven. Wonderful walks and family time.”
  • The Botha Family says: “A wonderful experience being in an isolated haven. Mike and Mish will carry these memories to Australia.”
  • Keith says: “What a beautiful spot. Our new favourite getaway!”
  • Mark and Louise say: “Our second stay and we’ll keep coming back. Another wonderful weekend. P.S. We got engaged!”
  • The Rootmans say: “Dit was ‘n wonderlike, asemrowende plek om te bly. Die rivier hier onder is prentjie mooi! Terugkeer? O ja!”
  • The Geringers say: “Weekend was too short to take in all the beauty and tranquility.”
  • Ross and Christine say: “Oh dear, we’ve only booked for 1 night! We’ll now have to travel 60 000 miles from the UK to spend more time here!”
  • Annette says: “Saw the Narina Trogon for the first time and many other birds.”
  • Helen and Keith say: “This is our fourth visit and we’re already planning our next visit which will be longer.”
  • Andrew says: “Go back to June 2005, same comment applies. What a place, thank you for sharing it with us.”
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Based on 139 reviews
Stunning Retreat What a magical stay - Rockwood is in the most beautiful location - we so loved embracing the outdoors. And the decor and home were just superb. Comfortable and inspiring. Kitchen was superbly equipped too. Thank you so much x
Idyllic cabin in the woods An incredible stay. We stayed in the forest lodge. Idyllic cabin and surrounds. Perfect getaway if you need some peace and quiet with great amenities and the most beautiful forest to explore. We will be visiting again! Thank you to Sue and the team :)
Natural Beauty at its Best I'm not really one for writing reviews, but for Rockwood, you just have to make an exception. No other accommodation establishment in the world (and believe me, I've visited more than a thousand) can hold a candle to their sumptuous ROCKWOOD FARMHOUSE. Style with substance; perfectly balanced use of indoor and outdoor space; superb interplay of light; a natural setting beyond compare; quality linen and furnishings; and world-class servicing. I cannot think of a single thing I would change about our visit.
Jax Oldreive
Amazing location and accomodation The farmhouse is absolutely stunning with so many different spaces to enjoy! We were 2 families and at no time did we feel on top of each other. There are also 2 separate outdoor spaces that you can enjoy, depending on the weather. And the fireplaces and abundant supply of firewood just topped it all off for us.
Fantastic getaway in nature, away from it all, and close enough to what you looking for! We thoroughly enjoyed our family stay at the Forest lodge. Quality family time away from electronic distractions, surrounded by beautiful scenery and hiking trails. The cabin was truly something special and we will be making this an annual visit. We'll be keen to try the farm house and cottage along with friends next time. The location of the farm is truly special and you feel like you staying at the best kept secret in the midlands.
Farm House Stay Each time we stay at Rockwood, it is harder and harder to leave! Peace and quiet in a serenely beautiful setting and the welcoming staff make this the perfect place to unwind with family. The Big Green Egg's make any meal a sensational experience! We will definitely be back!
Beautiful mountain cabin Awesome mountain cabin.We had a lovely stay in Karkloof nature reserve.Lodge maintenance and staff was amazing.Selfcaterring but many upmarket restaurants in area and whole off midlands to explore…Karkloof canopy zipline around the corner…
Karkloof Long Weekend Spacious, stylish and well-equipped. This house was wonderful and comfortably accommodated the 8 of us. The setting of the house and views out of every window were beautiful. Loved the two patios and the games room upstairs, there were many different areas one could relax in. The cycling route on the farm was also fantastic. We hope to visit again in future, can highly recommend the Farmhouse at Rockwood Lodge.
Just what we needed! The communication and comfort stand out as key points regarding this venue. Sue and her team make sure every detail is considered. The house is beautifully decorated with quality linen and the location is superb. Would recommed this spot
Great farm stay with family Fantastic accommodation (Farm house) great informative hike with Ant. We will be back in the summer when the rivers are flowing nicely so the kids can tube. Communication was great with Sue. Kids played for hours on the front lawn
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