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About GlenDonald Orchard Cottage

Set in amongst the orchards and only five minutes from the Olifants River, the GlenDonald Orchard Cottage offers guests the ideal weekend getaway in a beautiful valley in the Western Cape. Recently renovated in architectural design and finishes, the cottage has all the comforts of home and more – the opportunity to explore and experience the Cape Floral Kingdom at its finest. This rustic cottage is designed to take you away from the stresses of city life and leave you relaxed, surrounded by pure nature and the nearby sound of the river. GlenDonald Orchard Cottage comprises 4 en-suite bedrooms with an open plan kitchen and lounge with fireplace, with an outside braai adjacent to a covered outdoor living area, or you can relax under the stars by the fire pit and kol-kol pool. The serene setting encourages outdoor exploration, from hiking and fishing to kloofing and mountain biking.

GlenDonald Orchard Cottage Setting

Located at the edge of the Witzenberg Valley near Ceres in South Africa, GlenDonald Orchard Cottage is wedged in amongst the apple and pear orchards with superb views of the Witzenberg and Skurweberg mountain ranges. The Witzenberg Valley features spectacular hiking trails, mountain biking routes, and opportunities for fly fishing and kloofing - the perfect getaway for nature lovers. Discover the beauty of this secluded retreat, where the charm of the Cape Floral Kingdom unfolds at every turn. GlenDonald Orchard Cottage offers not just a place to stay but an invitation to experience the wonders of the Witzenberg Valley's hidden treasures.

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  • Is firewood provided?

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GlenDonald Orchard Cottage impact highlights

Situated in the headwaters of the Olifants River, Glendonald Orchard Cottage showcases the stunning beauty of the Cape Floral Kingdom. In partnership with Cape Nature, the property has been designated as a protected environment and biodiversity hotspot, safeguarding rare endemic flora, fauna, and freshwater species. Glendonald Cottage's commitment to conservation is not limited to the property itself, but extends to the Witzenberg Valley, which covers 4200 hectares of untouched landscapes. By taking measures to protect the Olifants River system, Glendonald River Cottage not only provides visitors with an unparalleled nature experience but also plays a vital role in preserving the region's rich biodiversity, benefiting both conservation initiatives and the local community. In addition to its conservation efforts, Glendonald Orchard Cottage is also dedicated to sustainable living. The property is powered by solar energy, ensuring that visitors can enjoy their stay while minimizing their environmental impact, benefiting both conservation initiatives and the local community.

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