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About GlenDonald Trout Pod

Perched on a cliff in the Witzenberg Valley, GlenDonald Trout Pod is an off-the-grid getaway offering a dream escape for nature enthusiasts in the Western Cape. The cosy self-catering cottage, accommodating four guests, comprises two en suite bedrooms with stunning views and essential amenities, embracing a rustic design harmonising with the serene surroundings.

Experience tranquillity away from urban demands, as the property deliberately excludes modern distractions like Wi-Fi and TV. The open-plan kitchen is well-equipped, and guests can unwind in the lounge or on the patio with breathtaking views. A septic tank system manages waste, while a gas geyser ensures hot water. Enveloped by nature, guests can explore catch-and-release fly fishing or revel in birdwatching.

GlenDonald Trout Pod Setting

Situated on a cliff overlooking the Olifants River of South Africa, GlenDonald Trout Pod is a gateway for guests wishing to explore the Cederberg. The cottage is surrounded by mountains, beautiful river frontage, waterfalls, and kloofs. The Witzenberg Valley has spectacular hiking trails, mountain biking routes, and opportunities for fly fishing and kloofing. The newly built pod offers unparalleled views and complete seclusion. The property features a hot pool and a pothole dipping pool by the river, creating an idyllic setting for rejuvenation. Escape to GlenDonald Trout Pod for a unique blend of rustic charm, natural beauty, and unparalleled fly-fishing adventures.

What's included

  • Accommodation

Frequently asked questions

  • Is the cottage pet-friendly?

  • Are there any driving restrictions on the farm roads?

  • Is there wifi at the cottage?

  • Is firewood supplied?

  • Are swimming towels provided?


  • Hidden gem

    One of the most beautiful (and secret) places in South Africa.

    Conservio.com review

    S. Herbert

  • Nature at its finest

    There is a sense of quiet and peace that slowly wraps itself around you from the minute you start the dirt road to arrival. Once there you never want to leave again. Nature and comfort at its finest.

    Conservio.com review

    E. Opperman

  • Best getaway

    The pristine beauty and remoteness is tops. Best place ever for bonding, down-time and natural adventures.

    Conservio.com review

    N. Gautier

GlenDonald Trout Pod impact highlights

Located in the upper reaches of the Olifants River, GlenDonald Trout Pod offers a captivating view of the Cape Floral Kingdom's natural beauty. Through a partnership with Cape Nature, the estate has earned the status of a protected environment and a hotspot for biodiversity, safeguarding rare indigenous plants, animals, and freshwater species. GlenDonald's cottages' dedication to conservation extends beyond its borders to the expansive Witzenberg Valley, spanning 4200 hectares of unspoiled landscapes. By implementing measures to preserve the Olifants River system, Glendonald Tout Cottage not only provides visitors with an exceptional natural experience but also plays a crucial role in upholding the diverse ecosystem of the region, benefiting both conservation initiatives and the local community. Going beyond conservation, Glendonald Trout Pod is committed to sustainable living by being completely off-the-grid. The property relies on solar energy, ensuring guests can enjoy their stay while minimizing their environmental footprint, contributing to both conservation efforts and the well-being of the local community.

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