Reviews of Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve


"Most Excellent Hospitality"

(South Africa) Catharina Dolphina | 4 October 2021

"We first got a little lost on our way, due to google and the navigator (me), but when we arrived, I was totally amazed with excellent service and hospitality you will only receive overseas.
All the amenities were clean, I didn't have to look for anything and was escorted to the chalets so not t..."

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"We first got a little lost on our way, due to google and the navigator (me), but when we arrived, I was totally amazed with excellent service and hospitality you will only receive overseas.
All the amenities were clean, I didn't have to look for anything and was escorted to the chalets so not to get lost again :-) .
Warren and Samantha, you are one in a million that made the stay a pleasure and you will see us definitely again. "


"Lovely farm but accommodation substandard "

Ainsley Hay | 8 August 2017

"Advertised as a private nature reserve but they have peacocks at the accommodation disturbing the peace. Advertised as pet friendly but a very badly socialized and dog aggressive Rottweiler nearly attacked my dog. Accommodation needs TLC and caretakers willingness to help needs improvement. "


"Access"

Jadine Ventouris | 10 April 2017

"The only downfall is that you cannot take your trailer to your front door. Judas also complained about us taking wood on the second night saying that it's hard to find and he has to get it with a wheel barrow."


"Tranquillity "

(South Africa) Cathy Kriel | 12 December 2016

"We have been to Rockydrift a number of time and each time we've come back feeling rested. It's such a beautiful and peaceful place. Our kids have a blast there and we get to rest. "


"Super"

(South Africa) Ursula Hauptfleisch | 13 September 2016

"We had a wonderful time. Judas and Leno are so helpful. Witvoed the local dog is such a nice dog. Our dog made friends with him and she (Mandy) and the four of us had a really good rest. We will be back."


"A little piece of paradise"

(South Africa) Cathy Kriel | 29 August 2016

"Absolutely love this place. So peaceful and relaxing. Always leave feeling rejuvenated! "


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(South Africa) charlotte nel | 11 March 2016

"rained most of the time, but peaceful and quiet"


" Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve"

(South Africa) wendy koorts | 11 May 2015

"We have been here more than once and will come again. Love the fact that you can have the whole valley to yourself. It's so peaceful and the walk to the rock pools is fantastic. My kids love it here, as do my whole family. A favourite getaway of ours."


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(South Africa) Wendy Ansell | 12 January 2015

"The place is stunning, there are a few things that maybe should be reported. The sliding door kept coming off the rails. Please replace the opener it does not work. "


"Peaceful Get-Away"

(South Africa) Nicole Manners | 25 September 2014

"My husband and I stayed at Rockydrift from 19 to 24 September 2014, and thoroughly enjoyed out time there. Lovely chalet in a beautiful mountainous setting with a river nearby. We went on an amazing four-hour hike up the mountain, and took many shorter walks along the river on other days. It was ..."

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"My husband and I stayed at Rockydrift from 19 to 24 September 2014, and thoroughly enjoyed out time there. Lovely chalet in a beautiful mountainous setting with a river nearby. We went on an amazing four-hour hike up the mountain, and took many shorter walks along the river on other days. It was so peaceful and relaxing; a great get-away from city life. Judas the caretaker kindly provided firewood and all the information we needed. The chalet was spotlessly clean, and the kitchen was fully equipped. The nice large fridge, microwave, Dstv, fireplace and braai area were just some of the creature comforts which enhanced our stay. Best of all, we were allowed to bring our dog Oscar, who had a great time playing with the resident dog Whisky. We highly recommend Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve!"


"Pleasant Walks"

(South Africa) wendy hartley | 18 June 2014

"The area is very quiet and private. The walks along the river bank are great. "


"Beautiful"

(South Africa) Gary Bloem | 10 January 2014

"Lovely place and lovely staff even Whiskey the dog was an awesome welcoming committee for our beloved pet. Would recommend... thank you!"


"Absolutely fantastic"

(South Africa) Aabeda Timol | 19 December 2013

"We only stayed overnight but loved the accommodation. The scenery was breath taking. would love to visit here again with family. "


"Enjoyed my stay"

(Australia) Faith Nyikadzino | 23 November 2013

"Enjoyed our stay at Rockydrift Private Nature Reseve from start to finish. Rained a bit on the day we arrived limiting activities we could do. On the second day we got to do some hiking, climbing up the top was calorie burning and so much fun for us as a group. It was 6 of us. There is a volleyball ..."

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"Enjoyed our stay at Rockydrift Private Nature Reseve from start to finish. Rained a bit on the day we arrived limiting activities we could do. On the second day we got to do some hiking, climbing up the top was calorie burning and so much fun for us as a group. It was 6 of us. There is a volleyball pitch as well as a ball but we didn't get to play much as we didn't have enough time. Did a small barbecue later on in the evening. The webster house kitchen is fully equipped and we found nothing really to complain about. The staff homes are close to the webster house but that didn't worry us, they didn't disturb us one bit. Nice linen, comfortable beds and wonderful antique setting for almost everything. Reserve in an area almost remote. No noise, no pollution, full of fresh air and very peaceful. If there wasn't many other areas i would like to visit i really wouldn't mind staying at this reserve in the future during my holidays. I give it 10/10. My holiday was worthy it. "


"Stunning beautiful secluded and serene"

(South Africa) Ildiko Hegyi | 17 July 2013

"Lovely venue! Great for kids. Beautiful scenery. Do it!! Rustic and lovely South African venue."


"Pleasant stay"

David Daniel | 9 July 2013

"I would just like to say that m lady and I had such a relaxing time. Definitely a place to get away from the concrete jungle and endure nature at its best. The owl's house was stunning and we Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

We will definitely recommend this to our friends and family and we wil..."

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"I would just like to say that m lady and I had such a relaxing time. Definitely a place to get away from the concrete jungle and endure nature at its best. The owl's house was stunning and we Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

We will definitely recommend this to our friends and family and we will def be back."


"Expectations surpassed"

(South Africa) Nico Prinsloo | 2 April 2013

"Our stay at Rockydrift was fantastic - the hikes next to the stream, the tranquil nights, the fact that there's only two guest houses. Great value!"


"Excellent"

(South Africa) rufus steenkamp | 19 March 2013

"Service as well as house was excellent! Was one of the most relaxing evenings I ever had in my life!

Will definately go there again!"


"Awesome weekend away at Rockydrift"

(South Africa) Barry Willemse | 11 March 2013

"Awesome! Absolutely awesome!

Breathtaking view between the mountains and stream. The surroundings was exactly what one needs for that break away from the concrete jungle.

The house we stayed in also gets a thumbs up. Great job well done. Will definatly return.

Thanks."


"Clean. Pretty. Recommended."

(South Africa) Nic de Vries | 18 December 2012

"Very nice kitchen area, esp gas stove and large fridge. Generally house is small but perfectly adequate size except for upstairs (kids) bedroom which is a bit small and rather dark even in the daytime due to slope of thatch roof and no windows. Bunkbeds also not good for very small kids who might fa..."

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"Very nice kitchen area, esp gas stove and large fridge. Generally house is small but perfectly adequate size except for upstairs (kids) bedroom which is a bit small and rather dark even in the daytime due to slope of thatch roof and no windows. Bunkbeds also not good for very small kids who might fall out of bed. Chairs in lounge area not very comfy but nice to have DSTV, videos, books and magazines. Shower and bathroom area rustic but very nicely done. Garden area nice and neatly kept. Nice braai area. Units are a little close together although we were not disturbed at all by any noise because the unit next to us was empty during our stay. Lovely river and walking trail and small ÒdamsÓ (rock pools artificially enlarged) looked very good for swimming although it was a bit overcast so we didnÕt try. Judas met and greeted us, was friendly and helpful and was available any time on cell phone if anything was missing (e.g. dishcloths). Overall place is recommended."


"Nice time"

(United Kingdom) Jackie Brooks | 1 December 2012

"Location easy to find despite the remoteness of the place. Some difficulty when arriving as the attendant didn't speak English - but we managed. We did find the advertised walking routes were a little difficult to find. We found one, but would have struggled to find the others. The resident dog w..."

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"Location easy to find despite the remoteness of the place. Some difficulty when arriving as the attendant didn't speak English - but we managed. We did find the advertised walking routes were a little difficult to find. We found one, but would have struggled to find the others. The resident dog was a delight and a good walking companion and the bird life was amazing. We had arrived with few provisions as it was the last 2 days of our holiday and intended eating at the restaurant next door. Unfortunately they were full but Anthony the hotel manager was a complete star and arranged for any food we wanted to be brought to our lodge. This worked very well for us as the heavens had opened that evening. "


"Absolutely brilliant stay"

(South Africa) Mark Borrill | 26 November 2012

"What a way to spend our honeymoon.

Everything was just perfect. The accommodation, the surroundings everything was absolutely magnificent!

Would highly recommend it!"


"Little paradise"

(South Africa) Carina Smith | 12 October 2012

"Need to break away and find yourself again? Want peace and quiet? Then this is where you should go. Truly peaceful and relaxing! For a quick break out or longer stay with the family, consider Rockydrift. Will visit again soon."


"A magic place"

(France) Regine Charbonneau | 7 October 2012

"This is a place that we really recommanded because this is very peacefull and quiet near the N4 at 2 hours from Kruger Park (Malelane gate). You will appreciate the compagny of Whisky,the dog. Nature is all around with activities. The cottage itself is very charming and clean. We have everything we ..."

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"This is a place that we really recommanded because this is very peacefull and quiet near the N4 at 2 hours from Kruger Park (Malelane gate). You will appreciate the compagny of Whisky,the dog. Nature is all around with activities. The cottage itself is very charming and clean. We have everything we need for cooking in a modern american kitchen, television, a nice bathroom and bedroom. We will go again."


"Enjoyed it"

(South Africa) GUSTAVE CILLIERS | 13 August 2012

"We enjoyed our stay at Rockydrift. An ideal place to recharge 'batteries'. Staff are friendly and the accomodation is clean and neat."


"Baie geniet"

(South Africa) Barbara Scholtz | 17 May 2012

"Ons het dit geweldig geniet en sal definitief weer gaan! Judas en Lina is 2 dierbare mense en was baie behulpsaam!"


"Weekend stay at Rockydrift"

(South Africa) Andre Rademan | 8 May 2012

"We stayed in the Webster Cottage, and it was wonderful. Everything you need is there, very big Fridge/Freezer, fantastic gas stove and beautiful furnished rooms. It is very quiet and peaceful with only the sound of the stream in the background. Judas, the resident caretaker, is very helpful and w..."

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"We stayed in the Webster Cottage, and it was wonderful. Everything you need is there, very big Fridge/Freezer, fantastic gas stove and beautiful furnished rooms. It is very quiet and peaceful with only the sound of the stream in the background. Judas, the resident caretaker, is very helpful and will assist with anything. Will definitly recommend to friends and family!"


"Great stay"

(South Africa) FC Nel | 16 April 2012

"Had a great stay at the venue, will definitely return to them, will recommend it to everyone."


"Peaceful"

(South Africa) Andre Van Greunen | 12 April 2012

"Very peaceful, relaxing and beautiful environment. We enjoyed our two days stay and will visit again. If you want to get away from the rush at home or city this is the place to be."


"Thank you"

(South Africa) Cathy van der Nest | 28 February 2012

"Rockydrift is really a lovely place to unwind and relax Hans made us very welcome and the staff were also very friendly.

Lots of lovely walks and rock pools, fantastic scenery to drink in all in all the weekend was really lovely. The accomodation was lovely also. Thank you Hans we enjoyed o..."

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"Rockydrift is really a lovely place to unwind and relax Hans made us very welcome and the staff were also very friendly.

Lots of lovely walks and rock pools, fantastic scenery to drink in all in all the weekend was really lovely. The accomodation was lovely also. Thank you Hans we enjoyed our stay."


"Rockydrift "

(United Kingdom) Martin Hensher | 31 October 2010

"My whole family had a wonderful stay here in this truly beautiful place. One of the most peaceful and tranquil places we have ever been. Everyone (kids aged 1 to 9 plus mum and dad) loved it. Just be aware that the nearest decent supermarket is in Belfast, the other side of the toll gate. Visit it ..."

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"My whole family had a wonderful stay here in this truly beautiful place. One of the most peaceful and tranquil places we have ever been. Everyone (kids aged 1 to 9 plus mum and dad) loved it. Just be aware that the nearest decent supermarket is in Belfast, the other side of the toll gate. Visit it now before it becomes more developed."


"My stay was perfect"

(South Africa) Yusuf Amod | 24 June 2010

"Hi, my stay was perfect, my family enjoyed it, and thanks to safari now.com and the lady named Kelly, who was very helpful in giving us quotes. You should get more staff like that. I will be visiting the place again."


"Tranquil & Peaceful"

(South Africa) Gill | 27 June 2016

"Had a very pleasant stay at Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve very quiet and tranquil highly recommended!!"


"Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve"

(South Africa) Mr Rhodes | 3 February 2014

"Thank you for a pleasant stay. We will recommend to others."


"Rockydrift Relaxation"

(South Africa) The Barnards | 14 April 2013

"We have just spent a wonderfully relaxing weekend at Rockydrift with our 2 young girls. It was wonderful to see them enjoying themselves with the freedom that children are rarely able to have in the cities today. They frolicked in the stream, built sandcastles in an unexpected sand patch and had a..."

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"We have just spent a wonderfully relaxing weekend at Rockydrift with our 2 young girls. It was wonderful to see them enjoying themselves with the freedom that children are rarely able to have in the cities today. They frolicked in the stream, built sandcastles in an unexpected sand patch and had a fantastic time practicing their cycling skills through the river.
The cottage is warm and excellently kitted kitchen wise. Judas the supervisor very kindly made us a fire and the resident dog, tortoises and peacocks provided much entertainment.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend not too far from Joburg and we shall definitely return.
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"The Best of Nature"

(South Africa) Ms Mazibuko | 15 January 2013

"Coming to Rockydrift was the best way to end 2012, after a hectic year we really needed the tranquility and it was perfect. We enjoyed the rock pools, mountains and the view was too beautiful. The best place to be intouch with nature. We are definitely coming back."


"Wonderfull place to spend a relaxing break!!"

(Australia) Brian Jerg & Astrid Jerg | 8 March 2012

"My partner and I stayed at Rockydrift in March for 1 night. I am an Australian who has travelled the world, but Rockydrift is honestly one of the most wonderful places we have ever stayed. The chalet, with its completely unique bathrooms and decorations, was special. Mosquitoes were surprisingly not..."

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"My partner and I stayed at Rockydrift in March for 1 night. I am an Australian who has travelled the world, but Rockydrift is honestly one of the most wonderful places we have ever stayed. The chalet, with its completely unique bathrooms and decorations, was special. Mosquitoes were surprisingly not a problem at all (we never saw any), but our bed was still supplied with a net every night. We saw many Vervet monkeys and baboons scampering about the area, and some buck on our morning walk. At night, Judas made hot water in a boiler and made our fire for the barbeque. Overall, the whole experience was so enjoyable that I wish we hadn’t only booked it for a 1 night stay over. I can recommend Rockydrift highly!"


"Comfortable and relaxing stay"

(South Africa) Ms Yolanda Bekker | 1 November 2010

"The accommodation was first class, catered for all our needs, very affordable and we had a very comfortable and relaxing stay. The peaceful and beautiful surroundings contributed to a much needed break away from the buzz of city life. We were unable to to fish on the premises, which was a pity. "