Buffalo Cottage

Cottage 5

Buffalo Cottage

This is the largest of the cottages with two bathrooms (one en-suite), two bedrooms, one with Queen bed and the second with 2 x single beds, ample built-in wardrobes. A good quality sleeper couch is in the open plan lounge area for children if needed.

This unit is equipped with an automatic washing machine, dishwasher, stove, large fridge and indoor fireplace with barbeque/braai facilities on the patio.

There is no DSTV, however it has a TV with a DVD Player to entertain young children.  The dining room is furnished with a six seater round table and a welsh dresser.

This unit is well appointed and furnished for a comfortable stay.

The following are supplied for your convenience on arrival:-

  • fire wood.
  • tea, coffee.
  • toiletries.
  • kitchen soaps.
  • towels (please bring your own towels for swimming).

The kitchen is fully equipped with a glass top stove and oven,  microwave, toaster, kettle, cutlery and crockery.


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Terms & Conditions of stay?
  • Deposit required within three days of enquiry to secure your booking.
  • Prices Subject to Change without prior notice.
  • Deposit slip to be emailed to bookings@bokouga.co.za
  • Cancellation Policy: At Owners Discretion.

Please note that the management and staff hereby indemnify themselves of any loss, injury or damage caused to yourselves or your property during your stay at Bo Kouga Mountain Retreat. Terms & Conditions subject to change at owner’s discretion.

What is the Payment Policy?
  • Bookings are essential.
  • A 100% deposit is payable to confirm your booking.
  • We regret no Credit Card facilities available and cheques are not accepted.
  • A minimum two (2) night stay is applicable in the main house.
  • Right of admission reserved.
  • All activities are done at your own risk.
  • Prices subject to change without prior notice.
Are there any planned activities?

Unfortunately the farm does not provide a daily program of activities, however, there is a lot to do on the farm: -

  • Walking and hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Quad Bikes (bring your own)
  • Picnic up at the secluded waterfall and dams
  • Swimming
  • Bird Watching
  • Star gazing
  • Watch the Game at feeding time (amazing experience)

For more information visit the "Attractions Page"

What is your Policy regading Pets?

Pets only allowed in Cottage 3,4 & 5.

  • All dogs, cats & caged birds welcome all year round.
  • Pets sleeping inside - bring own pet beds and bedding.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the furniture and beds.
  • Dogs and cats must be free of fleas and ticks on arrival.
  • Enclosed garden and easy access to walks.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times when outside of enclosure.
  • Consideration must be given to resident dogs, cats, birds, farm animals and wildlife.
  • If your dog is barking continuously please attend to it and have consideration for other guests.
  • No Doggie Damages deposit required, however you will be held responsible for any damage done to the cottage or furnishings by your pet.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PETS AT ALL TIMES! Please note that in line with our Terms and Conditions the management and staff hereby indemnify themselves of any loss, injury or damage caused to yourselves, your pets and/or your property during your stay at Bo Kouga Mountain Retreat. Terms & Conditions subject to change at owner’s discretion

What tourist attraction are on offer?

Bo Kouga Mountain Retreat is well situated just off the R62 (also known as Cape Route 62) which forms part of a tourists alternative and a suggested, more scenic route from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town or visa versa. Bo Kouga Moutain Resort is close to: -

  • Prince Alfred Pass (Scenic alternative Plettenbrg Bay and Knysna)
  • Baviaanskloof
  • Meiringspoort
  • Langkloof
  • Aloe Factory
  • Historical sites (5 Forts from the Anglo Boer War)

See the "Attractions Page" for more detail.

What about DSTV and Cell Phone reception?
  • DSTV only available at the Main House.
  • Openview HD Satellite television is available in all the cottages.
  • There is cell phone reception at a specific spot on the farm close to the cottages with better signal on the walk to the waterfall.
What's the weather like?

Bo Kouga Mountain Retreat is located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Summers are warm to hot with mostly cool evenings. Occasionally we enjoy winter snowfalls sending icy cold weather up north. We also enjoy winter rainfalls and much of the Cape weather.

Note: The data for the above charts are taken from 2000 to 2012

What facilities does Uniondale offer?

The town of Uniondale is just 30 km away. It offers: -

  • Banking (Standard, ABSA, FNB)
  • Petrol and Diesel
  • Medical facilities and hospital
  • Police Station
  • Post Office
  • Food Suppliers (OK Bazaars and Spar)
  • Uniondale Golf Course
How do we find you?

print COORDINATES to Farm Gate Turnoff:- GPS - S33º 39' 51.6" E023º 21' 14.4" or Google Maps: -33.664333,23.354000 Bo Kouga Mountain Retreat is situated approximately 130km from George, 29km from Uniondale and 62km from Joubertina. The last stretch is on gravel roads, where you will start to lose cell phone reception. There are two approaches to the farm on the R62. One is from George / Uniondale and the second from Joubertina. APPROACH FROM GEORGE

  • Take the N9 out of George and travel over the Outeniqua pass for +-93km from the foot of the pass at the Engen garage to the turnoff on the right to R62 (Joubertina).
  • (DO NOT TURN LEFT OFF THE N9 TO OUDTSHOORN). Carry on with the N9 in the direction of Uniondale until you reach the R62 turnoff to the right.
  • Travel 12.3km from the N9/R62 turnoff to the R62/R339 turnoff to Uniondale on the left.
  • Travel 2.35km down the R339 towards Uniondale and turn right into DE HOOP ROAD (dirt road)
  • Travel 21.4km from the R339/DeHoop road turnoff to the turnoff to the farm on the left. (You will pass through two farm gates. Please close them once you through)
  • There is a South African flag and a sign indicating the farm name – Bo Kouga Mountain Retreat.
  • Travel 400m down this road to the farm gate.
  • The Reception is on your left as you pass through the farm gate


  • Taking the R62 through Joubertina in the direction of George, approximately 44km from Joubertinia turn right into BO KOUGA ROAD (dirt road).
  • Opposite the turnoff is Ongelegen Primary school. There is also a large tree at the turnoff on the right of the road.
  • Travel 10.3km down this dirt road until you get to a T junction.
  • Turn left at the T junction.
  • You will now see a small church on your left.
  • Travel 8.2km down the road from the T junction and the turnoff to the farm will be on your right hand side.
  • Travel 400m down this road to the farm gate.
  • The Reception is on your left as you pass through the farm gate