Sunbird Cottage
Sunbird Cottage
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Sunbird Cottage & House
Sunbird Cottage and Sunbird House are situation on the farm Glen Athol between Volksrust and Wakkerstroom, roughly 30km from each. We offer a chance to get away from it all on a working farm offering unsurpassed views of the surrounding mountains including the famous battlefields of Majuba.

Sunbird Cottage
Sunbird Cottage has 2 bedrooms and can sleep 4, the main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has two single beds.  There is one bathroom, it has a shower or one can enjoy a bath in the large oval tub while looking out over the forest and down into the gorge. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove/oven, fridge, microwave, crockery and cutlery etc.  The kitchen and lounge are open plan and the lounge hosts a lovely fireplace in the one corner with comfortable chairs and a couch to relax in.  The deck overlooks the forest below, there is a lovely bird table in one corner outside the main bedroom so that you can watch birds in the morning while enjoying a cup of coffee.  The deck also has a table with benches and a weber for those that want to braai.   Wood and charcoal are supplied and stored to the side of the cottage out of the way.
Linen and bath towels are provided but you need to bring your own Swimming towels if you plan to swim in the dams, the cottage is serviced (except for Public Holidays).

Sunbird House
Sunbird House is a rustic large farmhouse with large rooms and space to roam.  There are 4 bedrooms all off a large passage.  The main bedroom has a queen size bed with an en-suite bathroom that has a shower and bath.  The second and third bedrooms have double beds.  The fourth bedroom has 3 single beds and there is an additional pull out couch/bed in the third bedroom, so the house can sleep up to 10 people.  The second bathroom is at the end of the passage and is a shared bathroom with a shower.  The kitchen is large and is fully equipped with a stove/oven, fridge, microwave, crockery, cutlery etc. and has a kitchen table and chairs.  There is a large dining room, lounge and sunroom all with comfy furniture in which to relax.   The lounge has a closed fireplace which is great in winter to relax and read a book in front of.  The sunroom looks directly over the forest and gorge and has folding doors which are useful depending on the weather.  There are board games, puzzles and a dart board in the sunroom to enjoy.   It has an extensive front lawn for kids to play on and a jungle gym to the side of the house.

Linen and bath towels are provided but you need to bring your own Swimming towels if you plan to swim in the dams, the house carries an additional cost of R100/day for servicing. Charcoal and firewood are supplied.

Activities .
Sunbird Cottage and House backs onto an indigenous forest that is home to a wonderful variety of animals and forest birds, we have over 200 species of birds on the farm and is great for birders. Some of the species include: Bush Blackcap, Blue Korhaan, Bald Ibis, Martial Eagle and Gymnogene.

The farm offers great bass fishing, we have 5 dams for fishing and have 3 kayaks, two equipped for fishing and one kids kayak.

Great Walks as we have lots to see and great views from various points on the farm.
Mountain Biking, for those that just want to follow the roads there are some challenging routes round Zaaihoek dam or just an amble around the area.  For the more adventurous there are the cattle paths on the farm which amble around or up into the mountains.
We do not allow Off Road or Quad Bikes.
Children are welcome to help on the farm, collecting eggs and picking veggies depending on the season.

As we are a working farm and have numerous animals, including 6 dogs so PETS are not allowed.
Both the Cottage and House do not have TVís.

Please send an email to for rates and availability.

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