Aardvark Bioreserve: Springbok Cottage

  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom

In an off-the-beaten track corner of the Klein Karoo, between the parallel peaks of the Langeberg and Swartberg mountains, this once-desolate property has been nurtured back to life. Today, it’s half farm and half game reserve – and 100% off the grid and organic. There’s plenty of space in which to reconnect with nature, including an exclusive network of mountain-biking trails that follow the tracks of zebras, giraffes, antelope, ostriches, caracals and elusive aardvarks.

There are four modern cottages dotted around the wilder section of the property, decorated in a sophisticated white and neutral palette: the one-bedroomed Berghuisie (on a hilltop) and Springbok (overlooking the dam) cottages, and the two-bedroomed Gemsbok (overlooking a watering hole) and Zebra (nearest the trails) cottages. For larger groups seeking a more “country-style” getaway, there’s Die Opstal: a stylishly renovated four-bedroom farmhouse surrounded by fields, fruit trees, sheep, chickens and ducks.

Wherever you choose to spend your stay, you’ll have everything you need to make the most of it, from a fully equipped kitchen to an indoor fireplace, a furnished verandah with a braai and (of course) your own private wood-fired hot tub.


Bedrooms + bathrooms

  • 1 bedroom with a king-size bed
  • 1 ensuite bathroom (shower only)
  • Bathroom amenities

Indoor living

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Living area with a fireplace
  • Air-conditioning
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary basket of seasonal produce
  • Coffee and tea facilities

Outdoor living

  • Furnished verandah with a braai
  • Wood-fired hot tub
  • Mountain and valley view
  • Private lapa for two


On the property

  • Three hiking trails through the reserve
  • Four mountain-biking routes, from beginner to advanced
  • Sundowner drives
  • Visit the succulent nursery
  • Picnicking or paddling at the dam
  • Stargazing in the hot tub
  • Bird-watching

In the area

  • Explore the towns of Ladismith and Riversdale
  • Ladismith Golf Club
  • Various nature reserves
  • Gouritz Biodiversity Meander
  • Klein Karoo wine estates
  • Various hikes, walks and scenic drives


  • WiFi
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Dam
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Iron + Ironing Board
  • Secure Parking
  • Backup Power

Best for

  • Couples


Low Season
R3,600.00 Per Night

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