The main house was previously the living quarters of the farmer in the area who had 10 children. The house was also known to be one of the wildest places for dancing in the kloof. The yellowwood beams are very low – when people danced they had to watch out for the low-hanging lights; of course there was no electricity.
The small house was used as a schoolhouse for years. Many children attended the school, up until about grade nine. There was a school principal, who was often also the only teacher at the school.
Both houses are fully kitted out for self-catering. Clean linen and towels are also supplied. The main house has two bathrooms, one with a bath and one with a shower. The small house has just one bathroom with a shower. In the main house there is an old fireplace in the kitchen that is a fabulous gathering place in the wintertime. There is also an oil heater. The main house can accommodate 11 people, and the small house seven.
Katrien, the housekeeper (a character that you wouldn’t want to miss) makes sure that everyone arrives to a sparkling clean house. She will also clean the houses during the stay. Visitors can arrange this with Katrien and pay her directly. Katrien can also make arrangements for donkey cart rides, and short outings with a local guide to bushman paintings. She can also braai (barbeque) delicious traditional roosterkoek for extra remuneration.
The mountains surrounding the house have wonderful echoes, and there are beautiful ravines with rare ferns within walking distance. The old weeping willow on the grass is the most wonderful social place in the summer, with cool shade under the tree. Meals are also available on request and can be ordered before arrival.