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Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage

Self Catering
  • Capacity: 4 people
  • Check-in: 13:00 to 17:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: 18 Buffelsvalley Farm, Oudtshoorn, 6650, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
  • From R1 500 per night (sleeps 4)


Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage offers self-catering accommodation, tucked away on the Groot Swartberg Mountains in the Klein Karoo. The farm boasts fresh mountain water, secluded pristine waterfalls, and 15 km of hiking trails for guests to explore, including no fewer than five different biomes from fynbos to Karoo succulents and Karoo thicket.

This off-the-grid, pet-friendly permaculture cottage can accommodate 4 guests and consists of 2 bedrooms and 2 en-suite bathrooms. The main bedroom is furnished with a double bed, and the second bedroom has 2 single beds that can be converted into a king-size bed on request; each bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with a shower, toilet, and basin. There is a unique outside bathing area as well, which uses natural spring water. There is also an indoor donkey heating system for hot water that backs up as a fireplace for those cold winter nights.

The open-plan kitchen contains a fridge-freezer, a 2-plate gas stove, and a whistling kettle to use. The adjacent living area leads out to a partially covered verandah, which boasts a braai facility overlooking the stunning and peaceful valley and mountains. There is a hanging meditation chair on the other side of the farmhouse on a hill; an ideal place to relax and unwind in the tranquil setting. Guests are welcome to take a refreshing dip in the mountain-water pool.

Minimum vehicle requirement is a rear-wheel drive high ground clearance. If not the host will provide transport to the cottage and safe parking under shade netting on the farm.

Well-behaved, medium to small size pets are allowed by arrangement. Guests can come and experience this environmentally friendly and tranquil space, where the hosts try to keep carbon footprints as low as possible.

The quality of the mountain spring water, plus the pollution-free air are added bonuses to this self-catering retreat situated on the Groot Swartberg Mountains.

Sleeping Arrangements

A booking at Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage includes:

Double Bed
Bedroom 1
Sleeps 2 people
1 xDouble Bed
Single Bed / Three-Quarter Bed
Bedroom 2
Sleeps 2 people
2 xSingle Bed / Three-Quarter Bed


Swimming Pool
Braai Area
Pets by Arrangement
Secure Parking
Free Wifi


  • Swimming Pool
  • Braai Area
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Malaria Free
  • Pets by Arrangement
  • Self Catering
  • Free Wifi
  • WiFi

Activities Nearby

  • Horse Riding
  • Bass Fishing
  • Mountain Biking

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking

Payments Accepted Onsite

  • Cash


  • En suite
  • Shower


  • Fridge
  • Stove


  • Books and magazines

Review Summary

4.9 out of 5from 36 reviews for Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage
Value for money


  • 18 Buffelsvalley Farm, Oudtshoorn, 6650, Western Cape
  • Guests think Joel's Off-the-grid Cottage is in an excellent location
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  • Capacity: 4 people
  • Check-in: 13:00 to 17:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: 18 Buffelsvalley Farm, Oudtshoorn, 6650, Western Cape
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