About Us


Magoebaskloof Birders Cottages is the premier birders accommodation in the Magoebaskloof Valley(near Haenertsburg). Magoebaskloof is located between Polokwane and Tzaneen on the R71. Magoebaskloof Birders Cottages are located on Dragonwyck Farm, a small farm on the edge of the Limpopo Drakensberg escarpment. Dragonwyck Farm is ideally located to some of the best birding areas of Limpopo Province. Click for maps here

 Historically the Magoebaskloof Valley was composed mainly of grassland with acacia and kiaat trees dotted about. There have always been patches of mist belt forest in ravines and along river lines.  Today, most of these forest patches remain but the grasslands have been planted with avocado, macadamia and bluegums. Recently some farmers have started removing the gum plantations and replaced them with Avocado and Macadamia orchards.

We have three cottages for self catering accommodation.

Robin Cottage has two bedrooms.

Narina and Trogon Cottages each have one bedroom.

All the cottages have WIFI. If you are working from home why not take advantage of our WIFI and work from one of our cottages instead! The cottages have everything you need for self catering. Bring only your drinks and food.

Our climate falls between the heat of the lowveld and the cold of the Haenertsburg highveld. Each cottage is surrounded by indigenous plants providing the ideal habitat for many birds and animals. There are walks on the farm some which follow the streams and others provide access to escarpment forest. The cottages are a short drive away from the Woodbush Forest Reserve. There is excellent bushveld birding on the rain shadow route only 15km away.


The cottages are accessed via a winding 2km dirt road. There are a few steep sections which have been concreted. The road is a single track but you are able to pass oncoming vehicles at most points along the road. The road does not require 4 wheel drive. The road is easily tackled using regular sedan cars. Fully laden sedans or cars pulling trailers might struggle on the steep sections.

Our Contact Details

  • Email: mbcottage1@gmail.com
  • Cell: 084 402 3709
  • A 46.5 off R71 – physical address

Magoebaskloof Birders’ Cottage is an Afristay Valued Member.

 Magoebaskloof self catering accommodation.

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