GlenDonald Cottage

  • 13 guests
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms

Built just above a crystal-clear rockpool called Visgat (“fish hole”), this secluded getaway is a fantastic choice in the southern Cederberg. GlenDonald Cottage and the adjacent Swallows Croft (rented together) sleep a maximum of 13 guests and provide every comfort and luxury (except TV, WiFi and cellphone reception, which is a rare luxury indeed).

On a 4 500-hectare swathe of land (protected in partnership with CapeNature), at the headwaters of the Olifants River, it’s a world of spectacular rock formations, ravines, gorges and thrumming fynbos. There’s plenty to explore, but the inviting Visgat – the focal point of your stay – might keep you rooted to the spot.


Bedrooms + bathrooms

  • GlenDonald Cottage: 4 bedrooms (2 queen beds, 1 double and 3 singles) and 3 bathrooms (2 ensuite)
  • Swallows Croft: 2 bedrooms (double beds) and 2 ensuite bathrooms

Indoor + outdoor living

  • Fully equipped kitchen with gas fridge, stove and oven
  • Open-plan living room with fireplace and gas bar fridge
  • 8-10-seater dining table
  • Book and games shelf
  • USB charger (no plug points)

Outdoor living

  • Outdoor dining table
  • Patio with braai, 2-plate gas hob and Dover stove/oven
  • Plunge pool with running water and umbrella
  • Swimming gear (tubes, inflatables, goggles etc)


On the property

  • Swimming in the river pool, plunge pool or waterfalls
  • Play boules
  • Fly-fishing (catch-and-release)
  • Hiking and mountain-biking
  • Rock art
  • Bird-watching
  • Guided kloofing (in summer)

In the area

  • Prince Alfred Hamlet
  • The Witzenberg Nature Reserve
  • Various walks and hikes
  • Ceres self-drive routes
  • Wine-tasting


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai
  • Fire Pit
  • Pool
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Secure Parking
  • Backup Power

Best for

  • Big Groups


Low Season
R7,000.00 Per Night

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