Boegoeberg 4×4 boasts three comfortable and well-appointed cottages in different locations on the farm. Each cottage offers good quality linen, towels, a private bathroom, hot and cold water (drinkable), a braai, and a fully-equipped kitchen with a fridge and electric stove. The cottages are named Klipspringer, Appie se Huis, and Ou Huis.
This iconic sandstone cottage rises above the trees like a castle’s tower. Château Klipspringer has an open-plan kitchen/lounge with a four-seater table and a huge fireplace.
A beautiful, steep wooden staircase leads to an open attic room (mezzanine, if you prefer) with thatched ceiling and two single beds. The master bedroom, with a double bed, is on ground level, and so is the bathroom (with shower).
The fireplace also serves as an indoor braai, or you can enjoy a grand view from the outside braai. The wide porch overlooks the valley. It has a picnic-style wooden table bench that’s ideal for watching the sun set – with or without a gin and tonic.
There’s no drawbridge, but you’ll need a vehicle with good traction to get up there (or we’ll give you a ride).
Klipspringer sleeps five – one on the sofa bed in the lounge.
On hot summer afternoons, tall gum trees shelter Appie’s from the hot sun, giving the house a peaceful, quiet atmosphere. The well-equipped kitchen adjoins the spacious living room, with a large fireplace doubling as an indoor braai. Sliding doors lead to a long stoep with a table and chairs for outdoor dining. Enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine, with the breeze whispering in the eucalyptus leaves.
Appie’s house sleeps six in three bedrooms. The main bedroom has a double bed and air-conditioning, and the second and third bedrooms – equipped with fans – have two single beds each. The bathroom has a shower big enough for two.
The name means “old house” and the original structure and its thick walls have seen around 200 summers. Mind your head if you enter through the front door; it seems people weren’t as tall back then. To your right is the cutest old kitchen east of the Atlantic. Don’t worry – it has electrical appliances. Further along the short corridor, you’ll find a large lounge/dining room, and another corridor leading from it. Here you’ll find a double and single bedroom and a large bathroom with bath. The door at the end of the corridor leads to the kuier area and braai, as well as the ‘secret’ bedroom: it’s a cosy twin bed with en-suite bathroom. Ou Huis sleeps six altogether.
Boegoeberg 4×4 offers a main campsite with 50 stands. Kliphuis camp, which is quite remote, has 15 stands and is often booked by groups who then have exclusive use of it. The beautiful sandstone shelter, “Buurman-se-gat”, lies only 2 km from the start of the 4×4 trail. This very rustic thatched-roof cottage is built against a natural rock overhang. It boasts an indoor fireplace, an outside shower, and a sea-view toilet. It’s the perfect spot for a weekend breakaway.
The main campsite has 50 stands. It provides hot showers, and it has lapa with two indoor fireplaces, a communal outdoor fireplace, a swimming pool, and large trees.
If you like the idea of camping, but don’t care for pitching a tent (and sleeping in it), Boegoeberg has the perfect solution: three comfortable rooms with beds, linen, and towels supplied.
These are private rooms (not dormitories), but one of them does have enough beds for a family of four. Guests share ablution facilities with other campers.
This rustic campsite is up in the mountain, far from the other accommodation facilities. To reach Kliphuis, you need a 4×4 vehicle with proper ground clearance. The camping spot is next to a cliff face that provides protection from the wind. The ablution facilities consist of a donkey-powered (wood-fired) hot shower, and flush toilets.
This remote and secluded sandstone shelter is luxuriously equipped with with bucket shower and gravity lavatory (a.k.a. long-drop). A 10-minute hike leads to a beautiful waterfall with shade and water all year round.
Amazing place. Love the campsite and communal braai area. A huge pool and adjacent dam will keep the kids happy. 4x4 trail was great... challenging (with some minor runner board dings), but good fun and no damage to vehicles. Hosts are friendly and hospitable. Love the way they reserve the whole campsite when a group booking is made. A fantastic weekend away... Aiming to visit again!Garth Elliott