Rockwood Karkloof Lodges

About the Accommodation

Escape the city and return into nature. Stay at Rockwood in one of our four unique lodges. Rockwood Farm House and Farm Cottage sit luxuriously in Spitzkop farmlands, while Rockwood Forest Lodge and Mountain Cabin are nestled in the indigenous bush of the Karkloof Nature Reserve.

The lodges offer luxury self-catering accommodation to those who appreciate the natural beauty and tranquillity of an indigenous African forest. Bushbuck, Blue Duiker and Samango monkeys are frequent camp visitors.

Birdwatching on the forest fringes can offer some excellent rewards. Some of the more elusive species found are the Cape Parrot, Narina Trogon, Crested Guinea Fowl and the Crowned Eagle. The Reserve bird list comprises of over 250 forest and grassland species. All 3 cranes can be seen. Migrating swarms of swallows and storks are regular visitors on their journey and a rare Leucistic owl is often seen in the forest.

For the adventurous, there are a number of activities including mountain biking, fishing, swimming (in natural pools) or the famous Karkloof Canopy Tour which offers a thrilling way to learn more about our forests while hanging 40m above the ground.

Choose your ideal accommodation

Stay in one of our two self-catering luxury homes.

Farm House is a contemporary and spacious home that sleeps 8 adults in 4 bedrooms with 3.5 bathrooms.

Farm Cottage is a cosy cottage tucked just off to the side of the Farm House dam wall that sleeps 4 adults in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms.

These units are within 25m and ideal for larger groups up to 12.

Forest Lodge is a unique wooden structure with expansive glass windows that’s an idyllic forest hideaway, sleeping 6 adults in 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms.

Mountain Cabin is an eco-friendly unit that’s perched on the edge of a natural clearing on top of the Karkloof range. This quaint off-grid cabin sleeps 6 adults in 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms.

4×4 essential to access either of these lodges. Lodges are situated 20 minutes drive from each other.

Contact details:

Rockwood Karkloof Lodges
Howick, KwaZulu-Natal
Phone number:
Duty: +27 73 465 4335
Manager: +27 78 169 0041
Head Office: +27 31 502 4043

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