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"Rose Cottage" Self Catering

Rose Cottage is acknowledged as the premier self catering establishment in the area with some guests giving the Cottage a 4 Star rating and other guests claiming it’s the best value for money guesthouse in South Africa.

All units have TV’s with an Openview decoder.

There is a strict “Non Smoking” rule in all the units, however, smokers are encouraged to smoke outside. A "No-pet" policy applies to all Rose Cottage units.

Rates are inclusive of electricity, linen and Towels. Due to the high quality of the White towels provided in the rooms, these towels are not to be used at the Swimming Pool area.

Rose Cottage is divided into 8 separate independent structures namely

Rose Cottage Hammerkop
Hammerkop can accommodate 8 guests. Hammerkop consists of 2 separate bedrooms, 2 single beds in each room and 2 double sleeper couches in the double size lounge.

Shower with basin and a separate toilet, large fully equipped kitchen and small dining room.

The double size lounge consists of a T.V, DVD Player, Hi-Fi and a sliding door that leads to the long Stoep, garden, swimming pool, braai and 8 seater Lapa.

Rose Cottage Rooibekkie
Rooibekkie our Granny Flat can accommodate 2 guests. It consists of 2 single beds that form a double bed with an open plan fully equipped kitchen, T.V and an on-suite bathroom.

The bathroom consists of a bath, toilet and basin. Have its own private braai area and a quaint 2 seater, romantic “Lapa”.

The unit has a “Honey-Oak” theme with cute kitchenette.

Rose Cottage Swallow
Swallow can accommodate up to 4 guests. It consists of 2 separate bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom consists of 2 single beds. The unit has an open plan kitchen, dining room, hi-fi and a TV. The bathroom has a shower, basin, and toilet. There are sliding doors leading to the private braai area, lapa with seating for 4 and a private outside bathroom with a shower and toilet only. Fully equipped self-catering unit. There are 2 major bronze images of Zimbabwe that hang on the wall. Simonz beds with clean white linen, air-conditioning, safe sheltered parking space and a small splash pool in the garden with a romantic swing.

Rose Cottage Suikerbekkie Unit
Suikerbekkie is part of the Rose Cottage group of establishments and is situated 6 houses from the Main Rose Cottage mother unit. Surrounded by fruit trees and grapevines, this is a great hide-away from the city rush and a unit that invites you to kick off your shoes and just relax!

This self contained house is the latest of the Rose Cottage group and consists of 3 Rooms, serviced by a single bath/shower and separate toilet. The Rest of the house features a separate kitchen combined dining area and separate lounge. Paintings by John Burton

Pristine “spine –master” beds in all rooms and quality Sheridan linen, together with cutlery and furniture ensures that this unit is something out of the ordinary.


  • Flat screen television
  • Undercover Parking
  • Braai facilities
  • Swimming pool at main Rose Cottage Complex only 6 doors down
  • Single Samsung air conditioner in Lounge services House
  • Asbestos wall mounted heaters in all rooms to ease the cold winter nights
  • Gariep Dam only 5 minute ride away from Suikerbekkie Unit

Rose Cottage Mossie
Mossie is a bachelor unit situated on the same premises as Suikerbekkie. It is perfect for two adults.

The cozy unit consists of two single beds, a shower, and coffee/tea facilities, kettle, counter-top stove, microwave and bar-fridge. The unit also features a flat screen TV and a quaint two-seater lapa outside.

Mossie has got its own entrance which ensures complete privacy.

Truly a home away from home!

Rates are inclusive of electricity, linen, towels, toiletries and coffee/tee/sugar in each unit. All guests have access to the garden, swimming pool and secure undercover parking. Although many of our pictures reflect a view of the dam, there is no view of the dam from any of our Rose-Cottage units.