About Rockwood Karkloof Farm Stays
Rockwood Karkloof Farm Stays is a picturesque countryside retreat offering a selection of self-catering units on Spitzkop Farm, tucked away within the Karkloof Nature Reserve in KwaZulu Natal. In addition to lovely lodgings,…show more
Activities at Rockwood Karkloof Farm Stays
Mountain bikingmore info
Nature Walks and Hikesmore info
Farmers Marketmore info
Canopy Toursmore info
- Bottle of red wine
- Charcoal, firelighters and firewood
- 1L of milk in the fridge
- Box of tasty biscuits
- cooking oil and basic spices
How to get there
King Shaka International Airport
Rockwood Karkloof Farm Stays
Karkloof Nature Reserve, Karkloof Rd, Howick, 3290
Check in at Rockwood Karkloof Farm Stays
15:00 on day of arrival
Check out at Rockwood Karkloof Farm Stays
10:00 on day of departure
Frequently asked questions
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The Farm Cottage is beautiful inside; and set in the most idyllic location. There is something for everyone to do. The staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming.
Perfect Remote Getaway
What an amazing 3 days. The location is amazing. No other people anywhere nearby, a stream with natural pool in front of the lodge, beautiful trees to keep the place cool, lovely walks and good cycle paths. So wonderful to get completely back to nature
Rockwood Karkloof Farm Stays impact highlights
Karkloof Nature Reserve is situated in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, approximately 30 kilometers north of Howick. It spans the Mpofana and uMngeni local municipalities within the uMgungundlovu district. Covering an area of 3,274.7 hectares, the reserve encompasses land parcels owned, assigned to, or leased by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, as well as those held by private individuals incorporated through the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife biodiversity stewardship program.
As a vital component of KwaZulu-Natal's protected area system, Karkloof Nature Reserve plays a crucial role in preserving the indigenous Eastern Mistbelt Forest and the surrounding grassland-wetland continuum. Positioned in the upper catchments of the uMgeni and uThukela Rivers, it holds strategic significance for the region by contributing to the water supply for the large cities in the area.
Karkloof farmers seamlessly integrate agriculture and conservation, demonstrating a profound commitment to preserving and perpetuating its remarkable biodiversity. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of the conservancy's tranquil hides, where you can observe a myriad of birds. This initiative stands as a commendable model showcasing the harmonious coexistence of advanced agricultural practices, conservation efforts, and tourism, all conducted with utmost care to avoid disturbing the delicate ecology.