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Tierkloof Mountain Cottages


Accommodation options

Dragon Rock
Max 4 Guests
3 double

from R 2995 / per room per night

The Fort
Max 10 Guests
4 single, 3 double

from R 4220 / per person per night sharing

Max 6 Guests
2 double, 2 single

from R 3695 / per person per night sharing

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About Tierkloof Mountain Cottages

Tierkloof Mountain Cottages is a private self-catering hideaway located in the Tankwa Karoo region of the Western Cape, just 2.5 hours from Cape Town. The 1200-hectare property is surrounded by natural beauty and the pristine wilderness, with just three off-grid, self-catering cottages available - Serenity, Dragon Rock, and The Fort – each offering a unique and unforgettable escape. From wood-stove heated pools and outdoor showers to modern wood-burning fireplaces, each unit offers a distinct yet equally luxurious take on the serene Tankwa life. The cottages can accommodate between four to ten guests and guarantee breathtaking views, complete privacy, and intimacy with the untouched wilderness.

The property has been designed for a full off-the-grid experience, harmonising with the natural surroundings and providing a luxurious yet eco-sensitive escape. Hosted by owners Robin and Elsa, Tierkloof reflects their unwavering passion for the region and commitment to preserving its natural state. The intimate connection with the environment is mirrored in every aspect, from top-quality amenities and services to the highest standards of cleanliness. Tierkloof Mountain Cottages is a sanctuary where comfort meets sustainability, offering an unforgettable escape in the heart of Tankwa Karoo.

Tierkloof Mountain Cottages Setting

Situated at the foot of the majestic Swartruggens mountains in South Africa, Tierkloof Mountain Cottages overlook the vast Tankwa plains that offer diverse terrain for outdoor enthusiasts, birdwatchers, hikers, and those seeking relaxation. The property has two distinct biomes, creating a rich environment for diverse floral, avian, and animal life. Tankwa Karoo is a treasure trove of geological wonders and paleontological history. The region hosts endemic birds like the Cinnamon-breasted Warbler and the Karoo Eremomela, as well as large raptors such as Verreaux’s Eagle. Guests may encounter gemsbok, steenbok, klipspringer, baboons, and elusive Cape leopards. Conservation is paramount, and Tierkloof aims to preserve this unique ecosystem. Away from urban lights, Tierkloof offers a mesmerising night sky, perfect for stargazing.

For those venturing beyond Tierkloof, scenic mountain passes, and visits to local attractions like Tankwa Padstal await. Tierkloof is not just a destination; it's a gateway to the broader Karoo region's wonders. Tierkloof Mountain Cottages provides travellers with the opportunity to embrace the untamed beauty of Tankwa Karoo while enjoying a retreat crafted with eco-sensitivity and sustainability at its core. Guests are invited to book their stay and immerse themselves in the magic of Tierkloof's unfiltered wilderness experience.

What's included

  • Accommodation


How to get there

  • 3 hrs

    Cape Town International Airport

  • Tierkloof Mountain Cottages

    R355, Breede River, 6835

  • Check in at Tierkloof Mountain Cottages

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Tierkloof Mountain Cottages

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions


  • Favourite spot in SA

    Wow! Tierkloof Mountain Cottages gets my thumbs up for my favourite self-catering spot in SA! Weekend of complete bliss! Elsa and Robin have created pure magic ...beautiful off-grid simple luxury cottages each with their own unique fingerprint. Endless soulful vistas, deep pockets of comfort to curl up, thoughtful touches, sip and savour quiet star-filled nights. Can feel all the thought and care given to creating a truly exceptional experience! review


  • A soul sanctuary

    The Fort Tierkloof is a soul sanctuary. We were two families and the Fort worked amazingly well for us. We stayed 4 nights and have already booked our next trip. Every space is so inviting…from the coziness of inside the house, to the side dining annex, to the upstairs deck, or under the trees or up at the pool…there isn’t a single moment on this property that hasn’t been curated in love and a strong aesthetic eye. The property is so well appointed for every occasion. review


  • Off-the-grid wonderland

    Just "WOW". I have stayed in many self-catering places over the years so it’s usually easy to compare places. Serenity definitely reached a new high. Can hardly believe it’s off the grid, as every home comfort is there, and so much more. Do yourself a favour and book right now! You won’t be sorry. The outdoor bath under the Karoo night sky was my highlight. review


Tierkloof Mountain Cottages impact highlights

Tierkloof Mountain Cottages embodies a commitment to unfiltered luxury intertwined with a profound dedication to conservation and community impact. From its inception, Tierkloof has strived to provide guests with an unparalleled experience amid the stunning beauty of the region while upholding the core values of environmental preservation, sustainability, and eco-sensitivity. The cottages are uniquely designed to offer a complete off-the-grid experience, showcasing environmentally sustainable accommodations without compromising on luxury. In addition to providing an aesthetically pleasing and eco-friendly haven, Tierkloof emphasizes the highest standards of hospitality, ensuring guests receive unparalleled personal service from hosts and staff. The ethos revolves around fostering respect for both the environment and visitors, with a passion for the region evident in every aspect of the experience. By allowing guests to immerse themselves in the surroundings undisturbed, Tierkloof promotes a genuine connection with nature. Overall, Tierkloof Mountain Cottages not only redefines luxury accommodation but also actively contributes to conservation efforts and the well-being of the local community in the Western Cape.

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