In time gone by Daniel Van Wyk, who was passionate about his horses,used to exercise them in the ‘kraal’.
 
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Die Rondekraal is a lovely romantic cottage for a couple only. Built with sandstone and a thatched roof, it is furnished in a manner that maintains its’ historical charm.

There is a huge round 'kraal' in front of the cottage, where an earlier Van Wyk used to exercise his horses, which he was passionate about. All doors are stable doors with the upper part in glass to allow you to see the landscape beyond. The huge glass doors in front, opening into the round kraal, invite the warm winter sun in, while in summer there are blinds that screen the sun, while still allowing you to see out.

The open plan design of Rondekraal finds a cosy fireplace and two rocking chairs on one end, a fully equipped kitchen area in between, and a double bed with percale cotton bed linen, on the far side. The bedroom leads into the bathroom, complete with a Victorian bath. And if you step outside of the bathroom you’ll find yourself in a semi-enclosed outdoor shower from where you can survey the landscape as you take a hot shower.

Chairs and a table in the 'kraal' under a huge taaibos invite you to use the braai facilities and around the corner, outside of the 'kraal', another table has been placed in the shade, with views towards the canyon. On the eastern side there is a table perfect for breakfast or morning tea in the sun. In flower season you’ll find yourself surrounded by a sea of yellow bulbinella, ursinia and white arctotis, set against the backdrop of sandstone ruins.

Rondekraal operates on gas fired hot water, fridge and stove top, and gas lamps supplement romantic oil lamps and candles, should you need them.

As with the other cottages, Rondekraal is equipped to be self catering, although many guests enjoy having delicious, two or three course dinners delivered to their cottage.

 

 

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