Eco-friendly Accommodation Sedgefield – Western Cape; Garden Route, Coastal, Self-catering, Family-friendly
Check in: 14:00 ; Check out: 10:30
From R950 per night for the unit *Seasonal
lovetostay.co.za awards 5 green hearts to Kalanderkloof Cottage for its efforts to protect and conserve the environment by implementing the following practices: Recycling, Green Cleaning, Responsible Body Products, Sustainable Energy Acumen, Water Wise Practices and Land Rehabilitation & Conservation.
A SPECIAL HIDEAWAY
Kalanderkloof Cottage is an off the beaten track retreat, situated on a 108 ha farm, inland from Sedgefield in the picturesque Garden Route region of the Western Cape. Surrounded by pine plantations, natural forest and the Karatara River, this upmarket, self-catering, solitary cottage lends itself to secluded serenity.
Formerly an old workers ? cottage, Kalanderkloof Cottage has been completely refurbished and fitted with modern facilities to create an off-the-grid, 4 Star, luxury haven for guests to unwind and enjoy the magnificence of the natural surrounds.
This is the perfect place to take it easy, to listen to the chatter of birds and the occasional call of a fish eagle. With enchanting forest, abundant sunshine, fresh air and privacy, the Kalanderkloof Cottage is just the place to restore your soul. Quick Facts
Kalanderkloof Cottage has a contemporary design with modern finishes and stylish furnishings. The cottage has a comfortable open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, as well as a cozy fireplace, bedroom with en-suite bathroom and wooden deck.
The cottage has a double bed sized sleeper couch in the lounge that can easily accommodate 2 children, an elegant four-seater glass table in the dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. The bedroom features a queen sized bed adorned with quality linen and a built in bamboo cupboard. The private en-suite bathroom has both bath and shower with an amazing view; the shower`s external glass sliding door can be opened for an exhilarating partially open-air shower.
Both the bedroom and lounge lead out onto the wooden deck through glass sliding doors where guests can relax on deck chairs and soak up the magic and natural beauty of this special hideaway. The built in braai area is located just off the deck for open-air outdoor culinary pleasure.
Kalanderkloof is a wonderful place for nature lovers to explore the abundant bird life and flora (over 50 species of bird and 142 species of trees and plants have been identified in the area) of the area by walking trails down to the river or into the Kalanderkloof and Soutkloof. There are also circular mountain bike routes to be enjoyed. In the farms vicinity there are large forested areas and plantations that also have a number of walking and biking trails.
Pristine beaches, sporting activities and restaurants are a mere 12 minutes away in the small coastal towns of Sedgefield. Other major towns are easy to access from Kalanderkloof Cottage as Knysna is only 25 km to the East and George 40 km to the West.
KALANDERKLOOF COTTAGE: GREEN ACTS FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Kalanderkloof Cottage has achieved off-the-grid living by the use of gas for cooking and baking, a solar geyser system for hot water with a back-up gas water heater for those cloudy and rainy days. A solar power system illuminates the cottage with wall mounted LED lights as well as standard 3 point plugs for chargers, we also provide guests with oil burning lanterns, candles and battery operated standby LED lamps.
We have an ongoing program remove invasive wattle on the farm in order to rehabilitate the land. Wood from this wattle is provided to our guests to heat the cottage by means of the fireplace and to use in the braai.
Rain water is harvested and filtered giving a clean non-chlorinated supply for drinking, cooking and washing. A septic tank/french drain combination takes care of the waste water. To further conserve our water resources, we provide our guests with eco-friendly toiletries in the bathroom and the cottage is cleaned with biodegradable cleaning products. We are also very committed to maintain a fully indigenous garden, with the exception of the two generous, old avocado trees on either side of the cottage.
We provide our guests with organic, free range, local eggs as part of their welcome parcel.
This cottage has been upcycled from an old workers cottage and some recycled timber was incorporated to build the outside steps at the front door as well as the staircase leading off the deck. The timber beams used are large profile sections that used to be part of the German base on Antarctica.