Khulas Cottage

Khulas Cottage is the recently unveiled eco-friendly self-catering cottage, built in a truly unique and extraordinary location within the perimeter of The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

Basic electricity is provided via solar panels, and limited mobile phone coverage facilitates a true African getaway from the hustle and bustle of city living. The cottage offers an exclusive and private setting to observe the life of HESCs cheetahs, and is the perfect base from which to explore the scenic wonders of the Lowveld, including God's Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes and Pilgrims Rest.

This is a birders paradise, for the region supports a diverse and multi-kaleidoscopic number of bird species. Another treat for feathered enthusiasts is watching vultures descend from the sky in time to avail themselves of the pickings delivered to the Vulture Restaurant at the HESC each day.

Khulas Cottage is set within its own enclosed and protected area, offering a private and personal experience. This is the ideal experience for self-drive clients who do not wish to compromise on comfort, but are looking for an authentic bush experience with great value for money.

The cottage comprises three en-suite bedrooms and is perfect for larger families, or for friends travelling together. The cottage consists of two twin rooms, each with an additional day bed, and one double room. An expansive wooden deck boasts spectacular views of the surrounding wilds.

Amenities include towels, linen, cutlery, tea and coffee-making facilities and cooking utensils. The cottage also offers a gas fridge and stove. As a self-catered unit, clients determine their own meal times and preferences. The outdoor boma is the spot for a magnificent meal underneath the stars.

Breakfast and lunch is also served daily at The Deli, based within the HESC. Visitors who are travelling from afar may also send their grocery list through in advance, and the HESC team will acquire the items on their behalf. Clients staying at Khulas Cottage will have a dedicated ranger on hand should they require any assistance. Visitors will leave their vehicles at HESC, and a ranger will escort them to the cottage.

Tours are available at the centre. Game drives on the Kapama Game Reserve are also available at additional cost on request and include a beverage in a scenic sundowner venue at sunset. Regret no pets allowed. Please note the gates open at 06:00 and close at 17:00 daily.

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