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About GlenDonald River Cottage

Perched over the scenic Olifants River, GlenDonald River Cottage is a mountainous self-catering getaway at the foot of the Witzenberg Valley in the Western Cape. Recently renovated, this two-bedroom cottage offers a cosy open-plan kitchen/lounge, a loft room, and a wrap-around deck with breathtaking views of the river and surrounding mountains. What sets GlenDonald River Cottage apart is its fusion of comfort and natural beauty. The cottage is tastefully decorated, providing a homely ambience while immersing guests in the natural beauty of the Cape Floral Kingdom. The serene setting encourages outdoor exploration, from hiking and fishing to kloofing and mountain biking, as well as a "Lapa" braai area for al fresco evenings.

GlenDonald River Cottage Setting

Situated at the edge of the Witzenberg Valley in South Africa, GlenDonald River Cottage is surrounded by majestic mountains, pristine river frontage, waterfalls, and kloofs. The Witzenberg Valley itself is a haven for nature lovers, boasting spectacular hiking trails, mountain biking routes, and opportunities for fly fishing and kloofing. Explore the beauty of this remote retreat, where the charm of the Cape Floral Kingdom unfolds at every turn. Glendonald River Cottage offers not just a place to stay but an invitation to experience the wonders of South Africa's natural treasures.

What's included

  • Accommodation

Frequently asked questions

  • Is wood provided?

  • Is there wifi at the house?

  • Is there a dam on the property we can swim in?


  • A secluded paradise

    Awesome long weekend getaway - had the best time. Completely forgot about the rest of the world while we were there. Outdoor activities and adventure around every corner!

    Conservio.com review

    E. Smith

  • Incredible getaway

    Absolutely incredible location and such a beautiful house. We can't wait to go back.

    Conservio.com review

    I. Van der Merwe

GlenDonald River Cottage impact highlights

Situated in the headwaters of the Olifants River, Glendonald River 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 River 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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