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LODGES & CABINS

Accommodation

Spitzkop Farm

Luxury farm self-catering accommodation. Units 25m apart.

The Karkloof Nature Reserve

Self-catering forest bungalows. 20 minute drive apart on 4×4 roads.

WELCOME TO ROCKWOOD KARKLOOF LODGES

Relaxing Pleasure

Escape the city and return into nature. Stay at Rockwood in one of our four unique lodges. Rockwood Farm House and Farm Cottage sit luxuriously in Spitzkop farmlands, while Rockwood Forest Lodge and Mountain Cabin are nestled in the indigenous bush of the Karkloof Nature Reserve.

Family & Fun
Create your own adventures.

Indoors or outdoors, Rockwood and the Karkloof Nature Reserve have something for everyone.
Explore the Reserve

HABITAT FOR THE FUTURE

Our Purpose

We support the protection of habitats and water catchments for future generations in line with the sustainable development goals. Conserving slowly adapting environments with minimal interference provides comfort of the familiar, and nurtures the human spirit to accept what has been and may yet still be to come.

Our Purpose

“We loved the bush sounds, birds and water and superbly comfortable accommodation.”

ADVENTURE AWAITS

LIVE LIKE A LOCAL

The Midlands

The lodges are luxurious and the atmosphere is relaxing. Now it is time to create, explore and enjoy the area.

“This hidden gem with awesome views of the countryside and mountain was absolutely amazing and refreshing!”

TRIPADVISOR REVIEW

DREAMS COME TRUE

Weddings

Rockwood is the perfect place for a small, unique wedding.

ADVENTURE AND ACTION

Trails

Explore our numerous constantly maintained exclusive running, hiking and cycling trails.

SOMETHING MORE

The Extra Touch

“We loved that you thought of the smalls things so we didn’t have to rush out and buy just for the weekend!”

KERRY C

“Thank you for the extras like charcoal, firewood, matches, firelighters, choccies on the bed and wine. What a treat!”

ALEXIS AND RAYMOND

LATEST NEWS AND PHOTOS

Our Lodges and The Reserve

Things To Do At Rockwood

There are so many ways to keep yourself happy in the Midlands. Some are found right on your doorstep at Rockwood with some justifying a bit […]

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Eating Out in the Midlands

There are many places to eat in the Midlands and several in the Karkloof area. Please consult that Midlands Meander guide for a full list, […]

Z113ZVsarah
2023-09-10
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
Tammydurban
2023-08-31
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
chelene e
2023-08-28
Rockwood Karkloof Mountain Cabin What a relaxing experience. It is very secluded, everything is very neat, The lodge is equipped with all you need for a comfortable, relaxing stay with stunning scenery, and a cabin in the middle of nowhere We highly appreciated the privacy and attention to detail. No other people around for miles so you can focus on the beauty all around you We had the most wonderful weekend. We will definitely be coming to stay again. 5 stars from us!!
Lucien d
2023-07-31
A MTB training weekend paradise Another amazing weekend at Rockwood Farm Cottage. This time, a boys weekend on our MTB's. Perfect location & access to simply the best trails in South Africa. If you like peaceful surrounding, a well appointed accommodation and the best MTB riding available... this is for you.
Litha402
2023-07-13
Hidden Gem in the Midlands A beautiful farmhouse surrounded by a majestic nature reserve. The farmhouse has a modern design and furniture. The guided walk in the forest was the highlight. The private chef was a class act. Not to mention the private massage. We will be back again.
KBSA_33
2023-07-08
Marvellous Midlands We stayed at Rockwood Cottage for 5 nights in June 2023 and it was simply wonderful! The Cottage was perfectly appointed, with modern, but cosy finishings and every comfort you could need - including simple but effective loadshedding backup. The farm itself is gorgeous with beautiful views over the dam and fields and Nguni cattle to really give a sense of place; the animals that made the trip (esp for my children) were Tom & Jerry the donkeys. Rockwood is wonderfully close to some of the best Midlands restaurants and coffee shops, as well as a convenient 20 min drive from Howick for a grocery top-up! However what made the stay all the more wonderful were Sue, who lovingly cares for the houses, and is 100% supportive and reactive to every request - checking in all the time, and informing us of loadshedding schedules etc; as well as her husband Ant (who looks after the farm) who dropped everything to help us with some car trouble - the support staff were smiley, friendly, and we felt right at home. I could not recommend Rockwood Lodges more (we poked our heads into 2 of the other 3 homes.... they are all gorgeous!) and we hope to be back in the very near future!
Herman
2023-01-09
Exceded my expections The Rockwood team went out of their to make our stay memorable and relaxing. The Mountain cabin had everything that we needed and more. The Big Green Egg was great to prepare food in. The surrounding area was so much fun and relaxing to explore and get out into nature. Highly recommended. Just a note that the Mountain cabin is only accessible by a 4x4 vehicle with high clearance. You won't be disappointed!
540mohamed
2022-12-05
Rockwood Lodge a wonderful clean and peaceful place to take a break. away from the city & surrounded by nature convenient & close to the midlands meander & Nottingham tourist route perfect getaway for a rested weekend
twaal429566
2022-10-03
Wonderful stay in such a Beautiful part of SA We stayed in the Mountain cottage which is beautifully positioned, completely private and offers all the necessary amenities. An extra bonus is the cottage runs on gas and solar so load shedding is no issue
OrianeChetty
2022-06-15
A Dream Space This modern farmhouse was magical. The interior decor and indoor/outdoor flow was unmatched and every room was fully equipped for the perfect stay. The natural surroundings accompanied the space perfectly. Our aim for the weekend was to enjoy each other as a family and this home invites this through all the available activities, games and breathtaking spaces. The hospitality was of a high standard. We would recommend this place over and over again.