Simonskloof Mountain Retreat


Three secluded farm cottages with 360° view of fynbos and karoo

Rustic, down to earth yet cosy self-catering cottages in the Koo valley at the Western end of the Langeberg, untouched by electricity, cell-phone and Wifi connectivity.

Faraway & Orange Cottages sleep 4 each, two bedrooms with a cosy lounge and kitchen space.
Eric’s Place sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, a spacious lounge and dining room.
The veranda’s have hammocks and amazing views of Simonskloof (-valley).

All units are off-grid and fully equipped with all the essentials, solar lighting and heated water, gas for cooking and refrigeration.
The bathrooms have inside showers and for the romantic, an outside bathtub surrounded by karoo bush and a starry night sky.
Traditional Dover wood stoves and a Queen Ann fire place in Eric’s for those chilly winter nights inside and a pit braai in front of the veranda with an exceptional view...

Activities range from hiking, kloofing and abseiling to mountain biking, cooling off in the little rock pools and birding.
Alternatively, there’s camping too – basic, private and uncrowded.

Simonskloof is off-grid, solar powered & eco-friendly - 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:+27 86 522 7647

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