Budget Getaways Logo

Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve

190km from Cape Town
Converted milking shed on a private nature reserve near De Hoop - 40km from Bredasdorp
  • Renosterveld Reserve
  • Research and Visitor Centre
  • Bedroom with double bed
  • Views
  • Open plan living area
  • Bedroom with 2 single beds
  • Views outside
  • Sunrise over the Reserve
  • Open plan kitchen
  • Indoor fireplace and lounge

Rate Guide

R1700 nightly for the cottage (sleeps 6); minimum two nights.

Quick Facts

40km from Bredasdorp
S 34°20'18''
E 20°19'34''
birdwatching, hiking, mountain biking, spring flowers, stargazing, swimming, walking

Budget Getaways Review

Located in a remote area midships between Swellendam and Bredasdorp (40km), your accommodation at this WWF-owned nature reserve comes in the form of a converted milking shed.

Accommodating a total six guests, Haarwegskloof combines thick mud-brick walls, tinted screed floors, and basic, yet comfortable furnishings - which all add up to a simple country persona.

Sleeping-wise, you’ve got three bedrooms (two doubles and a twin) - these share two bathrooms with a shower and toilet apiece. Linen and towels are provided.

The living area centers around a large farmstyle fireplace, the kitchen is open-plan and equipped, and there's dining table and breakfast counter for meals.

The cottage spills straight onto the Overberg - as such, it could do with a covered stoep. Choose your braai spot, light the Blitz and take in that rolling countryside. 

Turning to activity, Haarwegskloof and Nature are synonymous. In fact, the reserve’s research centre is right adjacent to the cottage.

Stepping out the gate, De Hoop Nature in only 10km away, so you really are right in the thick of it. 

There's also plenty scope walk or cycle to your heart’s content, head into the surrounding hills for sundowners, visit a nearby wine farm, or just chill back at base camp and soak up the setting. For summer months, there's a tiny swimming pool at the research centre.

Summing up, one recent patron hits the proverbial nail on the head: “As a getaway it is superb. As a place to be surrounded by nature it is grand.

We'll go with that.

Guest Reviews

"I used this as a training venue for 11 students for 13 days. Excellent value for money."

"As a Getaway it is superb. As a place to be surrounded by nature it is grand. The facilities and the accommodation are of the best available and I was delighted by the atmosphere. The beds are comfortable and although some facilities appear basic - everything works to a high standard. The peace and quiet offered is amazing."

"It's a picturesque little building. Good for conferences and just as a backpackers lodge. It's clean and tidy and isn't too far from civilization as well as close to natural areas, such as De Hoop nature reserve. All in all a good place to visit."

"Truly a place where holistic conservation ecotourism takes place. Phenomenal flowers, and freedom to walk and experience nature at your own pace. Comfortable, good quality for your money accommodation and service!"

Add Your Review
Have you recently stayed at this getaway? If so, we'd love to hear all about it.
Rate It
Standard of facilities
Appeal of setting
Professionalism & hospitality
Value for money


Thanks for submitting your review.

Getaway Map
Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve, Bredasdorp, Western Cape
GPS: S -34.3383   E 20.3261
Request a Quote
Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve, Bredasdorp

This is an obligation-free enquiry forwarded directly to the establishment for reply.

Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve
(sleeps six, minimum stay one night)
  • 2021-09-01
  • 2021-10-01
  • 2021-11-01
  • 2021-12-01
  • 2022-01-01
  • 2022-02-01
  • 2022-03-01
  • 2022-04-01
  • 2022-05-01
  • 2022-06-01
  • 2022-07-01
  • 2022-08-01
  • 2022-09-01
  • 2022-10-01
  • 2022-11-01
  • 2022-12-01
  • 2023-01-01
  • 2023-02-01
  Booked        Public Holiday

The above is a rate GUIDE. Exact rates should be confirmed on enquiry.


Other Handpicked Getaways in the area

De Melkportaal Cottage

Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Rustic-luxury cottage in a picturesque farm setting - 17km from Bredasdorp

Surrounded by gum trees and fronted by generous green irrigation fields, De Melkportaal Cottage is your go-to for a rustic-luxury weekend on a real macoy dairy ...

per unit

Haze Vlakte Self-Catering Accommodation

Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Farm with three stylish semi-detached units and a farm cottage on the Nuwejaars River - 22km from Bredasdorp and 14km from Elim

Perfectly placed along the lawned banks of the Nuwejaars River, and set within the wider Nuwejaars Nature Reserve, Haze Vlakte Farm offers three gorgeous, semi-detached u...


Oorvloed Campsite and Guesthouse

Swellendam, Western Cape

Four bedroom farmhouse and campsite with equipped tents - 38km from Swellendam towards Malgas

A large working Overberg farm is the setting for Oorvloed Campsite and Guesthouse. It’s big sky country here with swathes of wheat fields and wide open spaces. The ...


Middeldam Plaashuis

Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Working historic sheep farm with a four-bedroom farmhouse - 15km from Bredasdorp

It started seven generations ago with the first Uys arriving at Middeldam, unpacking the wagon and trying his luck with a spot of farming. His efforts paid off, 'cause to...


Bergen Dam Cottage

Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Large dairy farm with a secluded renovated worker's cottage - 17km from Bredasdorp

Bergen Dam is a very nicely renovated worker's cottage sitting stoksiel alone on the foothills of the Soetmuisberg mountains. The uninterrupted views spilling out from ...



Bredasdorp, Western Cape

Renovated labourer's cottage on an historic Overberg farm - 15km from Bredasdorp

Once home to the farm hand of Middeldam Plaas, this little worker's cottage has been spruced up, and together with its big sister, Middeldam Plaashuis, offers an authenti...

Request a Quote