Buffelskloof Nature Reserve has two cottages which are only open to bona fide researchers and recognised natural history groups who require accommodation while carrying out research studies or training programmes on Buffelskloof Private Nature Reserve or the adjacent properties.

All requests for accommodation must be approved by the Manager before arrival.

Aloe Cottage

The Aloe Cottage has two rooms, both with two single beds; all beds have bedding and towels provided. There are separate shower, bathroom and toilets.

Clivia Cottage

The Clivia Cottage sleeps a maximum of ten people in four double-bunks and two single beds, divided into two bedrooms. It has one shower and a separate toilet. Bedding and towels are provided.

Both cottages have a fully-furnished dining room/kitchenette and are equipped with electricity, mattresses, pillows, towels, all crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils, a fridge, microwave, gas stove, toaster and kettle. Visitors must therefore bring all their own food, drink and toiletries.


There is a spacious camping area with eight camp sites, a sheltered braai area and ablution block. A mess hall with fridge, tables, chairs, cooking facilities and basic equipment is available.

Accommodation Rates

Aloe Cottage
R200.00 per person, per night
Clivia Cottage
R200.00 per person, per night
R100.00 per person, per night

Note: a conservation levy of USD 35 per person per day will be charged for non-SADC members.

Enquiries should be addressed to the Reserve Manager:

John Burrows
Phone: +27-(0)83-2750594;