Reviews of Otters Den Self Catering


"Above and beyond "

(South Africa) Angie | 4 October 2021

"Otters Den is absolutely amazing they went over and above to make our trip amazing, special and romantic, they offered me extra add on's to celebrate our special day which I hadn't opted for and they still went ahead with it anyway, rose petals on the bed, bottle of champagne to celebrate.
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"Otters Den is absolutely amazing they went over and above to make our trip amazing, special and romantic, they offered me extra add on's to celebrate our special day which I hadn't opted for and they still went ahead with it anyway, rose petals on the bed, bottle of champagne to celebrate.

The view over the river is amazing, the wildlife around is stunning beautiful birds and bucks (weren't lucky enough to see the otter but next time :-)) waking up to the chirping birds, flowing river and rolling mist was so relaxing and at night the fire place just tops off the amazing day had of meandering.

Rooms are beautiful, neat and clean - hosts are accommodating and thoughtful.

Thank you Otters Den for such a memorable stay "


"Tranquillity at its best!"

(South Africa) Dudley | 11 February 2020

"The warm welcome sets the tone for a friendly and hospitable stay at these comfortable and well appointed cottages. The host goes out of his way to ensure that all your needs are catered for. For a peaceful and relaxing stay this is the place to be! "


"Amazing "

(South Africa) Karl | 16 September 2019

"A huge thanks to Stanley for making our stay unforgettable.

The accommodation was five star the views are absolutely breathtaking.

We are already looking to book our next longer stay

Thanks again Otters Den "


"Peace and quiet. Cool weather."

Ronnie Millett Clay | 2 January 2018

"Lovely place. Needs an otter or two."


"Otter's delight"

Aliesha Theron | 19 November 2017

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Otters Den. It was absolutely tranquil and the cottages were extremely neat. The view from our balcony was majestic! Jeff did his best to assist us un our needs as well."


"Otters Den"

Janyne Brooks | 19 September 2017

"What a beautiful place didn't want to leave, will be coming back very soon."


"therapy"

ian Mccallum | 10 July 2017

"Loved the location. Everything well thought out. Thoughtful touches like warming our room before arrival and milk in the fridge showed extra care. Candles in the on the jacuzzi and solar light jars added that extra bit of magic.Charming and winsome place. Will certainly make it a regular stopover."


"Welcoming"

Natasha Alexander | 16 May 2017

"Thank you Jeff and Alice, our night at your cottage was very warm, and welcoming. Wish we could have stayed longer."


"Romantic & Peaceful"

Yvonne Snow | 29 March 2017

"This is a lovely peaceful spot to relax with somebody special. Loved the views from the Spa bath. Would have enjoyed some board games around and better pillows, but otherwise it was an absolutely lovely stay."


"Christmas in Midlands"

(South Africa) Loura Korff | 3 January 2017

"We had a very lovely stay around Christmas time. The place is very nice and quite with beautiful surroundings. The hosts went out of their way to make our stay homey - Thank you so much for that! Will definitely book there again if we are in the Midlands in the future"


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(South Africa) Jane Vaughton | 14 January 2016

"Lovely setting, although the pictures suggest rather more isolation than the reality!Comfortable accommodation, but could definitely do with some TLCEnjoyed our brief stay."


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(South Africa) Leon & Lee-Anne Hough | 24 August 2015

"Thank you for a fantastic stay!! Loved every single second of it. Stunning views and the cottage (Copper Cottage), was very cosy. WE WILL BE BACK!!!! Thank you...Leon & Lee-Anne HoughMiddelburg, MPSouth Africa"


"Basic neat and clean"

(South Africa) Jani Vorster | 30 June 2015

"Otters Den cottages all have a beautiful view of the lions river with an amazing jacuzzi-bath. As we went in the middle of winter the only things we really missed, and that we feel would have made our stay perfect were a fireplace and satelite TV. It obviously depends on what your looking for. We've..."

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"Otters Den cottages all have a beautiful view of the lions river with an amazing jacuzzi-bath. As we went in the middle of winter the only things we really missed, and that we feel would have made our stay perfect were a fireplace and satelite TV. It obviously depends on what your looking for. We've been to the midlands a few times and we've done all the touristy things, so we were looking for a cozy comfy relaxed two days of lying around reading and drinking hot chocolate all day. Otherwise the cottage was neat and clean and had all the basics to prepare a simple meal."


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(South Africa) AMY VAN HELSDINGEN | 29 June 2015

"thank you Alice and Jeff. what a wonderful weekend.We highly recomend your cottages."


"Otters Den"

(South Africa) Alain Hocepied | 23 May 2015

"Well appointed unit, spa bath overlooking the river. Private balcony. Good Wi-Fi connection.Lovely and peaceful surrounding."


"Amazing!"

(South Africa) Leigh Wright | 29 April 2015

"This place is truly magical. The pics on the internet really do not do it any justice. The unit is a stunning size, extremely well looked after and very clean. The bed was very comfortable with a beautiful goose-down duvet. We received a very warm and welcoming reception from the owners as well. We ..."

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"This place is truly magical. The pics on the internet really do not do it any justice. The unit is a stunning size, extremely well looked after and very clean. The bed was very comfortable with a beautiful goose-down duvet. We received a very warm and welcoming reception from the owners as well. We will definitely be back.... again and again!"


"Will be back again"

(South Africa) JF Bruwer | 5 January 2015

"This was our second visit and once again enjoyed the beautiful view and the well-equipped cottage, especially the spa bath. Well worth it!"


"Beautiful Getaway"

(South Africa) Clare Kampel | 2 January 2015

"Stunning accommodation. A brilliant base from which to enjoy the Midlands Meander, or simply chill."


"Self Catering Gem"

(South Africa) Kate Bezuidenhout | 16 June 2014

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Otter's Den - a quaint self catering cottage on the Lions River. The cottage was self sufficient, had everything it needed and boasted stunning views of the adjacent farms and Lions River. We enjoyed braai'ing on the private balcony despite the freezing winter temps..."

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"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Otter's Den - a quaint self catering cottage on the Lions River. The cottage was self sufficient, had everything it needed and boasted stunning views of the adjacent farms and Lions River. We enjoyed braai'ing on the private balcony despite the freezing winter temps!"


"Will be back"

(South Africa) Michael jones | 17 December 2013

"Very neat, comfortable and clean. Lovely view. Will be back. "


"Michelle"

(South Africa) Michelle van Zyl | 15 November 2012

"Very clean and neat cottages with a lovely view. I will strongly recommend it."


"Satisfying"

(South Africa) Andries Fourie | 24 July 2012

"Most satisfying experience!"


"Amazing place"

(South Africa) Pieter Koekemoer | 2 May 2012

"We spent the long weekend at Otters Den and it was amazing. We loved every minute of it. The accommodation is great, it made us feel relaxed and recharged our 'batteries' We will be back there soon."


"The best Jacuzzi "

(South Africa) Richard Armstrong | 2 April 2012

"Amazing Jacuzzi bath. Well situated along the meander. Nice owners. Great view and great bed. No oven though. But everything was really great."


"Am amazing stay"

(South Africa) Garry Bell | 6 February 2012

"Immaculate and cosy, yet spacious units. A beautiful view and very well positioned on the Meander. We will definitely stay again."


"Beautiful setting"

(United Kingdom) Maureen Deeming | 20 November 2011

"The cottages are in a beautiful setting and well equipped. We were made to feel welcome. It is a great place to explore the Midlands Meander. I would recommend Otters Den to anyone who likes the tranquillity of the country with no TV or Wi-Fi."


"Stunning cottages"

(South Africa) Nina Crowhurst | 10 October 2011

"These are stunning cottages in an exquisite setting. We had a wonderful stay."


"Great"

(South Africa) Anton Vorster | 6 July 2011

"Had a great weekend. Cottage well equipped and clean. Feel as if you are far away from the outside world but still close to local shops. Cleaning lady excellent. Would only recommend a fireplace in the lounge. Will be back."


"Will visit again"

(South Africa) Justin de Villiers | 10 January 2011

"Very well equipped. Perfect surroundings. Jacuzzi bath perfect. Views from cottage perfect. All needed facilities nearby. Will visit again for sure."


"Otters Den"

(South Africa) Jackie Van Niekerk | 7 January 2011

"I thoroughly enjoyed the peace and tranquility of Otters Den. Its a real piece of heaven. Alice and Jeff are wonderful people."


"Outstanding"

(South Africa) Fanie van der Westhuizen | 28 December 2010

"Service was oustanding. Staff very friendly and helpful."


"Most enjoyable stay"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 6 December 2010

"We stayed at the Copper Cottage and found it very clean, spacious and with a beautiful view. It is also well equipped for self-catering. The jacuzzi was the cherry on the cake."


"Relaxation at Otter's Den"

(South Africa) Natalie Jones | 6 December 2010

"We had a wonderful time and our hosts were fabulous. They went out of their way to tell us about things that we were interested in around the area, even going so far as to get us contact no's. The accommodation was fabulous and we loved the jacuzzi."


"Otters Den Self-Catering Cottages"

(South Africa) Elizma Botes | 1 November 2010

"We enjoyed our stay and is very peaceful. We will definitely stay there again and recommend the honeymoon suit to anyone else"


"Great Stay"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 12 July 2010

"We had a very relaxing time and were well looked after. Copper Cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. Great jacuzzi .... HUGE shower and awesome views from the balcony!"


"A very pleasant stay. "

(South Africa) Linda Schoeman | 22 June 2010

"The cottages are in a perfect location, and are very comfortable and clean. The jacuzzi bath and comfortable beds with goose-down duvets were a real luxury."


"Satisfying Stay"

(South Africa) anonymous | 28 July 2017

"The owners were very friendly and accommodating. I booked a getaway for some relaxing time. It was achievable at Otters Den because it was so peaceful and quiet. Nobody bothered or disturbed you. The staff were well mannered and did a good job. The place was always kept clean and tidy. I'd go back a..."

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"The owners were very friendly and accommodating. I booked a getaway for some relaxing time. It was achievable at Otters Den because it was so peaceful and quiet. Nobody bothered or disturbed you. The staff were well mannered and did a good job. The place was always kept clean and tidy. I'd go back again, and I would recommend it to anyone who is in need of a tranquil getaway. "


"Cozy Accommodation"

(South Africa) Peter | 29 May 2017

"My stay was comfortable. The view and surroundings are admirable. The Chalet was clean, spacious and airy. It accommodated me conveniently. I had a nice experience and would stay there again."


"Fantastic"

(South Africa) Sagren | 28 April 2017

"We were absolutely happy with the accommodation. Our stay was excellent, the unit was well equipped, all facilities was clean and the bedding was of good quality. We enjoyed the spa bath, we had access to a Webber braai which made our stay extra special."


"Very Nice"

(South Africa) Andre | 4 April 2017

"I enjoyed my entire stay. Loved the jacuzzi, the beautiful views of my surroundings and the quiet environment. Everything we needed was there and convenient."


"A Really Good Stay"

(South Africa) Kgolo | 29 March 2017

"The staff are hospitable, the place has got a nice setting and situated nicely. I would definitely recommend anyone."


"Lovely Place"

(South Africa) Aamena | 13 February 2017

"My stay was wonderful. The place is secluded and the owners was very accommodating. The rooms was spacious, clean and everything was in place. I can recommend and definitely will go back again."


"Piece of heaven in the Midlands"

(South Africa) Dehan | 25 January 2016

"One of the most picturesque places in the Midlands, just off Nottingham road. The thatched roof house gives a feel of living on your own farm. With a river view to die for out of the Jacuzzi bath. The chalet has everything needed from the stove to microwave. Spotless inside a true hidden gem. With s..."

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"One of the most picturesque places in the Midlands, just off Nottingham road. The thatched roof house gives a feel of living on your own farm. With a river view to die for out of the Jacuzzi bath. The chalet has everything needed from the stove to microwave. Spotless inside a true hidden gem. With so much to see a two to three night stay is definitely needed. Otters Den I will recommend to anyone."


"Otter's Den Getaway 27 to 29 November....."

(South Africa) Maureen | 30 November 2015

"Just what the doctor ordered, a tranquil weekend away. Beautiful setting overlooking the Lion's River. Nothing but the sounds of the running river and bird life. The thatched chalet equipped with the necessities - home away from home feel. Sipping wine on the veranda and breathing in the fresh air..."

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"Just what the doctor ordered, a tranquil weekend away. Beautiful setting overlooking the Lion's River. Nothing but the sounds of the running river and bird life. The thatched chalet equipped with the necessities - home away from home feel. Sipping wine on the veranda and breathing in the fresh air.
Walks in and along the river...... dassies, buck and porcupine spotted along the way. Friendly hospitality and free WIFI a bonus! A sure recommend, you won’t be disappointed.
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"Excellent accommodation with a great view"

(South Africa) Glen | 13 October 2015

"Set in such a beautiful location. Amazing views of the valley and river. Loved exploring the surroundings.
The accommodation was very comfortable. We loved that the accommodation was central to the Midlands Meander routes.

Hosts were lovely and helpful.

Would highly recommend."


"Little Piece of Heaven! "

(South Africa) Jessica | 27 July 2015

"When we arrived at Otter's Den, we were met with the magnificent view of the Lions River, and an idyllic country cottage with all the comforts of home, but also with some luxurious little features that made our stay very relaxing and memorable. From the romantic Jacuzzi spa bath with it's warming to..."

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"When we arrived at Otter's Den, we were met with the magnificent view of the Lions River, and an idyllic country cottage with all the comforts of home, but also with some luxurious little features that made our stay very relaxing and memorable. From the romantic Jacuzzi spa bath with it's warming towel racks, to the cozy electric blankets, our stay at Otter's Den left us feeling felt pampered and refreshed!
It was an absolute treat to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and to be able to spend some quality time in the countryside, communing with nature and de-stressing. Added to this the fact that Nottingham road and all of it's meandering wonders were ten minutes away, meant that exploring the area was an easy adventure.
I would like to extend a big thank you to our hosts, Jeff and Alice, who were so welcoming and made us fell right at home, and I highly recommend this magnificent weekend timeout to all! "


"Home-from-home away from it all!"

(South Africa) Sue | 29 June 2015

"Very comfortable and secluded thatch cottages. Jacuzzi was super hot and warming. Home made biscuits with coffee were a treat.
Well worth it for visiting the Midlands Meander."


"We are very happy to have stayed here"

(South Africa) Hamish | 26 May 2015

"We had such a lovely stay. It's really a super place. We have in fact already recommended it to friends. Thanks to Rooms For Africa for the professional service. We enjoyed the fact that it was at the country side and we had a chance to unwind. It's not a very big place and fortunately we were the o..."

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"We had such a lovely stay. It's really a super place. We have in fact already recommended it to friends. Thanks to Rooms For Africa for the professional service. We enjoyed the fact that it was at the country side and we had a chance to unwind. It's not a very big place and fortunately we were the only people staying there at this time. It's also close to Nottingham road so we could sneak off to get some breakfast there. We were very happy with this accommodation."


"tranquil and very relaxing"

(South Africa) Lientjie | 17 May 2015

"Well equipped , friendly service and in a beautiful setting close to nature!"


"Beautiful cottages"

(Australia) Kleynhans | 13 April 2015

"We hired three cottages for a weekend and found them to be of a very high standard. Stunning views from each cottage, looking down onto the river. The spa bath was a real luxury. A little slice of heaven in the Midlands! "


"Would like to come back again"

(South Africa) Powell | 26 March 2015

"I was very pleased with the unit and had a very nice stay. The place was smart, well laid out and very clean. "


"Otters Den"

(South Africa) Chantal Strydom | 15 February 2015

"Finding the accommodation on Rooms for Africa was very easy and user friendly. Once I requested a quote from Otters Den it wasn't long before I received an answer. The booking process was very user friendly and I did it with ease. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner in a very friendly manner a..."

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"Finding the accommodation on Rooms for Africa was very easy and user friendly. Once I requested a quote from Otters Den it wasn't long before I received an answer. The booking process was very user friendly and I did it with ease. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner in a very friendly manner and we were shown to our unit immediately. The unit was exceptionally clean and tidy and it wasn't difficult to find our way around. Even the light switches are marked for ease of use. Our room was cleaned on Saturday morning whilst we were out and it was clean and tidy when we returned. Our overall experience at Otters Den was amazing and we will certainly return as well as recommend it to friends and family."


"Excellent"

(South Africa) Mr Steenkamp | 12 January 2015

"The accommodation and the stay were excellent. I liked the surrounding and the location of the place. The owners were very helpful and everything was in good order. Will definitely revisit the place."


"Excellent service"

(South Africa) Mrs Greenberg | 14 December 2014

"This place is a real gem. Lovely surroundings and perfect chalets. The jacuzzi bath with a view was a real treat. Friendly hosts with a well organised team. The home made biscuits and jug of milk made us feel so welcome. Thank you!"


"A real den away from everything"

(South Africa) conway-nunn | 2 November 2014

"What a welcoming place - not just in hospitality but in sheer beauty. The river sang me to sleep. I bathed, slept, relaxed and ate with the most amazing view surrounding me."


"Perfect for Recovery"

(South Africa) Dr Shinners | 1 May 2014

"The stay for my family of 4 including our 1 and 4 year old children was very comfortable and homely. The environment permitted the opportunity for us to spend quiet and intimate time together as the distractions and pressures of city life are conspicuously absent there. The sound we heard throughout..."

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"The stay for my family of 4 including our 1 and 4 year old children was very comfortable and homely. The environment permitted the opportunity for us to spend quiet and intimate time together as the distractions and pressures of city life are conspicuously absent there. The sound we heard throughout our stay was of the Lions River on the property. We greatly appreciated the privacy and the base that the cottage served whilst we meandered through the Midlands."


"Great relaxing accomodation"

(South Africa) Ms Forrest | 4 February 2014

"The cottages were clean, comfortable and in a very relaxed area. I would say they need better signage, so customers can find the venue a little easier, as it is 13km from the main town and on a dirt road.
Perfect for our weekend getaway and would come back again.
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"All you need in a lovely setting"

(South Africa) Mrs Hayes | 30 October 2013

"Lovely accommodation in a wonderful setting. "


"lovely stay"

(South Africa) Mr Vermaak | 22 October 2013

"We had a good and comfortable stay and would recommend this guesthouse to others."


"thank you!"

(South Africa) Mrs van Niekerk | 5 May 2013

"The "Otters' Den" cottages are charmingly situated in a quiet and peaceful part of the Midlands Meander. They are well equipped and comfort and convenience are well provided for. Great value."


"Impressions of Otters Den"

(South Africa) Mr Muller | 8 January 2013

"From arrival to departure we loved Otters Den. It was exactly what we had in mind when planning our stay in the Midlands. The accommodation, service and surrounds are all great. Otters Den is within striking distance of the Midlands Meander. It is secure and parking is available and safe. Loved the ..."

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"From arrival to departure we loved Otters Den. It was exactly what we had in mind when planning our stay in the Midlands. The accommodation, service and surrounds are all great. Otters Den is within striking distance of the Midlands Meander. It is secure and parking is available and safe. Loved the fact that the facilities do not include television, a slight concern to start off with. We quickly got used to the quietude and peaceful surroundings. Both of us live hectic lives so to sit back and do nothing was amazing. The kitchen is fully equipped and we often made breakfast and dinner but enjoyed lunch along the Meander. We received personal service from the owners that was much appreciated. The cleaning team is friendly and all round the facilities bode well for a happy and enjoyable stay. We still had access to our laptops and internet so could check up on news whenever we wanted to. We saw deer the very first day we arrived! We went on a walk down to the river to try and spot otters but sadly they were nowhere to be seen. The braai facility is wonderful - nowhere in South Africa, can one braai on a balcony overlooking the beautiful Lions River gushing by and the view is just breathtaking and the birdlife magnificent. Swallows were building nests under the thatch almost dive-bombing my husband - we had an interesting stay. The only suggestion I can make is that guests take along binoculars. The flowers along the mountain are exquisite and one will only be able to view them up close with binoculars unless u take a "meander" down the river. We were sad to leave and can strongly recommend Otters Den to those who want peace and quiet and a wonderful environmental experience! "


"Engagement week at Otters Den"

(South Africa) Richard Lourens & Rene v Ede | 12 July 2012

"Wow wow wow what an amazing time we had, just an amazing scene to wake up in the morning. Then thanks so munch for all the pre arrangements you guys did for us and keeping it a surprise for my fiance, from arranging the helicopter trip from Otters Den, romantic breakfast, and then the roses in the a..."

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"Wow wow wow what an amazing time we had, just an amazing scene to wake up in the morning. Then thanks so munch for all the pre arrangements you guys did for us and keeping it a surprise for my fiance, from arranging the helicopter trip from Otters Den, romantic breakfast, and then the roses in the apartment. What can I say, a very special place and the most wonderful people to visit. Otters Den was amazing,really miss the afternoon walks down at the river and we were there only for a week.
Richard & Rene
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"Beautiful spot with lots of nice details"

(South Africa) S Malone | 12 June 2011

"Located in a beautiful spot just outside Nottingham Road, with the perfect view over a small stream. The owners have thought of all the little details - from homemade peanut butter cookies on the counter, to a heated towel rack in the bathroom, to an electric blanket on the bed, to little labels on ..."

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"Located in a beautiful spot just outside Nottingham Road, with the perfect view over a small stream. The owners have thought of all the little details - from homemade peanut butter cookies on the counter, to a heated towel rack in the bathroom, to an electric blanket on the bed, to little labels on all the light switches indicating what they turn on."


"A night of foul weather"

(South Africa) Mr Brammage | 23 March 2011

"Despite the time being close to 02.30 in the morning, after some of the wettest days in a long while, we were met with warm hospitality by the owners of Otters Den and shown to our accomodation. Although our stay was unfortunately of short duration, the facilities were magnificent. The sounds of rus..."

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"Despite the time being close to 02.30 in the morning, after some of the wettest days in a long while, we were met with warm hospitality by the owners of Otters Den and shown to our accomodation. Although our stay was unfortunately of short duration, the facilities were magnificent. The sounds of rushing waters, in the brook below the chalet, made for soothing comfort after a hair raising car trip from Limpopo the day before. We definitely will visit again, but for several days next time."