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Simonskloof Mountain Retreat

Self Catering
  • Capacity: 45 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 21:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Address: Simonskloof Mountain Retreat, Koo Valley, Montagu, 6720, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
  • From R290 per night, for 2 ppl


Simonskloof Mountain Retreat is situated 50 km West of Montagu and offers quality accommodation options for a family or group of friends looking to go off-grid. It boasts beautiful views and is nestled in the ecotone of the Succulent Karoo and Mountain Fynbos. The kloof is habitat to countless medicinal plants and abundant wildlife, making it the ideal venue for Yoga and Healthy Living workshops.

The accommodation comprises 3 self-catering units and a camping site. The first 2 units are remote cottages equipped with 2 bedrooms each and can accommodate 4 guests at a time. It is ideal for 2 couples or a small family. The main bedroom has a queen-size bed and the second bedroom holds 2 single beds. There is a bathroom fitted with a shower, toilet and basin in each unit.

The third self-catering unit is a house with 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 7 guests at a time. The bedrooms are equipped with 2 single beds in each and there is an additional single bed in the living area. It has a bathroom with a shower, toilet and basin, and also features an outdoor bath.

The units all feature solar geyser and gas backup for hot water, a kitchen with a stove, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, crockery and cutlery. The living areas are furnished with comfortable seating and each unit also boasts a cosy fireplace for the colder nights.

There are lovely braai facilities available for guests’ use during their stay and guests are afforded secure parking on the premises.

Choose between eight private off-grid campsites, sunny or in the shade, with grass and most with their own water points all spread out around the almost 300-year-old oak tree. Ablutions are eco-friendly compost toilets and hot water showers with traditional “donkey-boilers”.

Occasionally we also offer dinner bed & breakfast. A unique African-Swiss cuisine prepared on the open fire and naturally served by candlelight. Simonskloof features small rock pools, hiking trails, mountain biking trails and guided outdoor activities such as canyoning, wilderness trekking and abseiling are on offer.

Since 1999 the owners have created a 60 km long network of hiking trails leading up the mountains and down into deep gorges. The Gecko trail has become part of the roughly 750 km long Rim of Africa, Africa’s toughest and longest mountain traverse.


Braai Area
Pets by Arrangement
Secure Parking


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Braai Area
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Malaria Free
  • Pets by Arrangement
  • Self Catering

Activities Onsite

  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling
  • Guided Walk
  • Mountain Biking

Activities Nearby

  • Horse Riding
  • Fly Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Trout Fishing
  • Bass Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Wine Tasting
  • Cycling
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Guided Walk
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German
  • Swiss

Meal Types Offered

  • Meals By Arrangement

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking

Payments Accepted Onsite

  • Cash

Review Summary

4.9 out of 5from 8 reviews for Simonskloof Mountain Retreat
Value for money


  • Simonskloof Mountain Retreat, Koo Valley, Montagu, 6720, Western Cape
  • Guests think Simonskloof Mountain Retreat is in an excellent location
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  • Capacity: 45 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 21:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Address: Simonskloof Mountain Retreat, Koo Valley, Montagu, 6720, Western Cape
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