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“The mountain hideaway you wish you owned”

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KolKol Mountain Lodge
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Cape Town
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21 reviews
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“The mountain hideaway you wish you owned”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We were wondering why the Bugsy cottage was booked out for all weekends for 2014. Well, even on arrival it's clear why this romantic log cabin is so popular. A no-fuss check-in: simply drive up to your cabin - the key is in the door... And then, a few other surprises welcome you...

This cabin was clearly made with much love and is ideal for honeymoon couples, or anybody else that wants privacy and a closeness to nature or who needs to just completely switch off. The hot tub is a must and really easy to heat up - right to steaming glacier temperatures. We visited in the middle of winter and didn't feel the icy fingers of the season for one second.

There were several touches that reflected the generosity of the owners. Each and everyone was appreciated - thank you, Rudi and Karen. (By the way we never met the owners. They really respect privacy. But maybe next time. Would be lovely to meet the people who created this special place.)

We were wakened by the birds pecking against the huge, slide-away windows, and also got a visit from the resident field mouse and a daring lizard who wanted to make himself at home under our car wheels. So, please check for small animals before reversing out...

Will we be back? Absolutely. Even a one-night stay feels like a week's holiday!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Parow, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Beautiful log cabins +- 200m from each other and completely private and peaceful.Indoor fireplace with endless firewood .The room has an uninterupted view over the valley from your bed.Its self-catering with everything you need even fresh milk,eggs and butter.You can braai and use the hot tubs during the biggest storm and this is talking from experience.

Room Tip: Bugsy was perfect for a couple or a couple and 2 children aged 8 to13 as there is 2 bed on a mezanin...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We absolutely loved our weekend at Kol Kol. My husband and I had the privilige of staying in the Brunia log cabin for the weekend. The cabin itself is beautiful and the view is gorgeous. We spent many an hour in the log fire pool and I found it very difficult to get out of the super comfortable hammock while admiring the view. We were worried that we would be a bit cold being the middle of winter but the indoor fireplace, outdoor fireplace, log fire pool, ample amount of wood and the fluffy hot water bottles kept us snug and warm. Thank you Rudi and Karen for sharing such a beautiful place with us and for all the wonderful little extras such as the delicious rusks and farm butter etc. We really did feel revived and ready to take on the world after our weekend at Kol Kol!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

stayed there twice actually..once in the tent once in sugarbush.. both great... attention to detail.... the view ..everything is just amazing... away from stress and hectic one of my favorite places. .. will always return to spend some quality time in silence. ...

thank you rudi and karen... you doing a great thing up that nice mountain

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Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Had an amazing weekend stay at Kolkol. I found the whole place absolutely beautiful! Lots of personal touches which made it a real pleasure, like rusks and milk in the fridge and lindor chocolate balls left for us as well as home made butter. The King Cabin is a stunning place to spend a weekend and the hot plunge pool is amazing.

Room Tip: Stay at the King Cabin, its beautiful
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

This was a great place for couples needing a bit of space and tranquillity. I would not say this is great if you have little kids as there is nothing for kids in the area to do. The cabin itself was great and the peaceful nature sounds were lovely. I would definitely refer childless couples to go there....

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We recently stayed in the King Cabin, excellent weekend with a great get away not far from Cape Town, surrounded by some great wine farms including Luddite, Gabrielskloof to name but a few... would defnitely recommend it and will be going back for sure

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: KolKol Mountain Lodge
Address: Van der Stel Pass, Bot River 7185, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Bot River
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Bot River
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Kolkol Mountain Hotel Bot River

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