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Mar 13

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Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve

Regular readers may remember that we discovered this magical place when we were staying at Klondyke Cherry Farm. It almost instantly moved to the top of my ‘must visit’ list. We booked for a weekend at the end of November and had a fantastic time. I’d recommend either the Goatherd House or 50 Shades of Green as both are very private and secluded.

50 Shades of Green

50 Shades of Green

50 Shades is smaller with one bedroom and sleeps four whilst the Goatherds House sleeps six so this is something to keep in mind. We chose 50 Shades, basically because the little veranda looked inviting and I loved the grass and very natural feeling of the place. We were not disappointed. With minimal cell phone reception on the Vodacom network and none on MTN, peace and quiet is a given.

Wonderful And Relaxing

Wonderful And Relaxing

Bath Time Anyone?

Bath Time Anyone?

An important point to remember is to take extra dog food with. You stand a good chance of having an extra guest for the evening. Janey is sure to meet you and escort you to your cabin. She’s a great tour guide and loves to accompany guests on their hikes.

Friends for the weekend

Friends for the weekend

Little Lukas was as absolute sweetheart, loved cuddles, and also spent the night with us, she has sadly passed on since our visit. Lukas was quite a hero at Matroosberg and escorted folks off the mountain during a white out. Her owner told me how all the students could see during that time was the black of her coat as she led them to safety.

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Daks and Our Guests – Janey and Lukas

The hiking is amazing with wonderful views. On the Friday we did a general mooch around for about 2 hours and on the Saturday we walked to the waterfall, up the valley and on the Sunday to the Rock pools so there is some nice variety.
While we were at the rock pools it started to rain. It was wonderful to watch the storm arrive.

Mooching Around Near 50 Shades

Mooching Around Near 50 Shades

The Amazing Proteas

The Amazing Proteas

View From Our Walk

View From Our Walk

Come On Then

Come On Then


Somewhat Dry Waterfall

Somewhat Dry Waterfall

Heading To The Rock Pools

Heading To The Rock Pools

The Rock Pools

The Rock Pools

Storm Arriving

Storm Arriving

For those that prefer camping, there are two camp sites, one of which is pet friendly.

Fun Times

Fun Times

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