This charming farm cottage is situated in the very picturesque Helpmekaar/Elandskraal district 6km off the main road P6, between Dundee and Greytown, on a wattle-tree farm, hence the name Hole in the Wattle.
The main source of income is from timber-farming, however, nguni cattle and mutton merino sheep are farmed as well. The owners cultivate clivias, of which they have a large variety, as well as cycads and indigenous trees. “Our family is of German descent which is still our home language, although the majority of us speak English, Afrikaans and isiZulu fluently too. The homestead was built in approximately 1875 out of bluestone (dolorite); the ceilings, window frames, door frames and doors have been restored to their original oregan pine finish”.
It is fully self-catering facility with an oven and hob, microwave oven, washing machine, fridge, television, cutlery and crockery, linen, etc. Meals may be provided on request. The area offers various activities and excursions such as white water rafting on the Buffalo River and bird-watching, as well as game-viewing and walking trails. Horse rides can be arranged.
The famous Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana Battle sites as well as the Bloodriver Monument are also in close proximity. Hole in the Wattle is still reasonably new to the hospitality / accommodation scene but visitors can be assured of a very comfortable and pleasant stay