Simonskloof Mountain Retreat


Simonskloof Mountain Retreat is South African / Swiss run - the ideal down to earth escape to relax, de-stress and recharge your soul.

The rustic farmhouse, restored in 1999, offers a wonderful opportunity to experience candlelit dinners prepared on the open fire, wonderful views over our valley, a tranquil setting in an unspoilt natural environment - or alternatively, some adrenaline rushing activities.

Perfectly suited for stargazing, swimming in the rock pool, hiking, mountain biking, abseiling, kloofing the Nuy River Gorge (canyoning), or trad-climbing.

It's off-grid, solar powered, eco-friendly and sustainable living at its best.

• Adventure activities on site
• Hiking Trails on site

2019 Rates
(subject to change)

Farm Cottages - self catered:

Faraway & Orange Cottage (sleeps 4 each)

R 400.00 per person per night
2 person min.
R 200.00 per child 4-12 years
R 25.00 per toddler 0-3 years

Eric’s Place - rustic luxury (sleeps 6)

R 500.00 per person per night
2 person min.
R 250.00 per child 4-12 years
R 25.00 per toddler 0-3 years
R1500.00 min. rate per night on long weekends & holiday season

Weekends: 2 nights minimum stay

Eco Option: Bring you own linen/towels and we’ll take off R20.00pppn

* Breakage/Cleaning *

As the cottages are not serviced, we ask our guest to please clean their dishes & sweep floors prior departure and leave a suitable amount for any breakages.


R 100.00 per adult per night
R 50.00 per child 4-12 years of age
R 60.00 rented tent per night


R 60.00 per pet per night
Strictly spayed and neutered pets ONLY
No pets on furniture please.

Nuy River Gorge Kloofing (Canyoneering)
* From October to April only *

2-Day Kloofing Trip:
2 days & 1 night in the gorge bivaking – guided.

R 2350.00 p.p. catered & special equipment
R 1750.00 p.p. self-catered & special equipm.

1-Day Kloofing Trip:
The short route – guided. For the very fit only!

R 1250.00 p.p. guided, lunch & special equipm
R 1050.00 p.p. self-catered & special equipm.

Self-guided Kloofing Permit:
Experienced groups of min.4 people and own abseil gear (60m rope) only.

R 500.00 per person – overnight in gorge.
R 250.00 per person – day trip.

Abseiling (Rappel):
R 400.00 per person for up to 2 x60m abseil
4-person min. booking essential & subject to availability

Gecko Trail:
R 60.00 per person per route (A, B or C)
Min. 2 persons. No pets allowed. No camping along trail.

Exclusive use of venue:
Please enquire for rates and T&Cs

Route Description

GPS waypoint: 33 37.015’ S 19 43.700’ E

Well signposted turn-off on the scenic R318 halfway (±40km) between N1 and Montagu, then 10km gravel (no 4x4 or high clearance needed)


Available Amenities


Contact:Jurgen or Ninon
Phone:023 614 1895
Cell:no reception
Fax:086 522 7647

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