Welcome to Duiwekloof!
This is our little piece of paradise and we’re glad you have decided to share it with us.
Your host Austin and his wife Tocco who hail from Malawi and Chef Cynthia who is from Oudtshoorn, will be happy to assist you with any queries you may have.
Please settle any outstanding balance on arrival.
All units are equipped with everything you need for self catering & the inventory is checked before arrival. Please report any broken items to the staff. A refundable Breakage Deposit of R200 has to be paid on arrival.
Please feel free to use the fridge in the lapa for any perishable items you cannot accommodate in your unit.
You are welcome to braai and have your meals in the lapa –fully equipped with cutlery & crockery in the cupboards on either side of the fridge (our staff will gladly assist with all preparations).
Should you wish to braai on the stoep of your unit, please take care that the flames are nowhere near the roof timbers or surrounding vegetation.
There are Cobb/Weber braais available that you are welcome to use on your veranda, please ask the staff to assist.
Wood is available at R25 per bag, kindling in the lapa.
Our water comes directly from the mountain stream 3 km up the kloof. It goes through a 10 micron filter and is completely safe to drink.
All fixed heating and lighting at Duiwekloof makes use of solar and gas. Please DO NOT USE the gas lamps in the room. They are redundant and are not fitted with lint.
Out of consideration for other guests, please restrict noise in the units after 22h00.
You are at liberty to explore wherever you please.
There is a very pleasant walk up the valley through the wilderness camp to the ‘Crak’ – a split in the sandstone accommodating the riverbed & ‘Source’(water intake in the mountain stream) just beyond it. About 5 km round trip – easy and spectacular.
For the more energetic, there is a trip up the Eastern wall to the saddle for a view down the Baviaanskloof – from there a steep walk to the ‘Orrelgrot’ – guaranteed to take your breath away (from amazement, not exhaustion!) – the path carries on down to the neighboring farm ‘Speekhout’ where you can view an excellent Bonsai collection (please be careful as the path is not always maintained). You can elect to return via the main road as a circular route.
Saddle: 1,5 km – moderate; Orrelgrot: 2 km – hard; Speekhout: 5 km – moderate.
‘Bakkrans’ is a route up to a ridge on the Western wall – spectacular views. 2 km – moderate.
The route further up to the plateau and along to the main road is dangerous in sections & MUST ONLY BE ATTEMPTED with a guide or after discussion with one of your hosts.8km – moderate to hard…..
The newest route is ‘Leopards View’ and is accessed from the third camp site. There is a sundowner/lovers bench on the route well worth the visit.
Our Par 3 tee-off is also found on the trail. This will be an exciting addition to activities in Duiwekloof.
Alternatively explore the riverbed or fynbos. There are Bushman paintings in the valley which Austin will guide you to on request.
There are very few snakes or scorpions at Duiwekloof, however be cautious when off the beaten track or when moving rocks.The ants can be rather aggressive – please notify your hosts if they are a problem around the lodge.
‘Peaceful Sleep’ available in each bedroom for the mozzies & flybait around the lodge – your stay should be relatively pest free.
A First Aid Kit available – please ask the staff!
WiFi available at R250.00 per day and an internet phone for emergency communication only.(WiFi available for Lodge guests only…. :)))
Most of all – enjoy your stay!
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