Simonskloof Mountain Retreat
South Africa - Western Cape - Montagu (50km)

S -33.61584°  E 19.72749°

 
Down to Earth
 
  Self Catering  Camping - Tents Only
Contact 
Jurgen
Tel nr 
+27 (0)23 614 1895
Fax nr 
+27 (0)86 522 7647
e-mail 
info@simonskloof.com
 
Office hours 
24 Hrs -
Check-in 
14:00
Check-out 
10:00

 • Information

Deep in the Langeberg mountains faraway from the hustle and bustle of city life, you will find Simonskloof Mountain Retreat. Situated 50 km from Montagu in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, only a 2? hour drive from Cape Town.

Simonskloof is a tranquil and remote mountain retreat and offering three self catering cottages and 8 shaded and secluded campsites. The bush style showers are heated by donkey boilers and with the clean and comfortable compost toilets add to our down to earth and eco friendly set-up.


Our little farm dam is just a short walk away and perfect to cool off in the summer heat or watch the birds. Further up the kloof you find small hidden rock pools.


Kloofing and Abseiling in the Nuy River Gorge are available as well as 60km of Mountain Bike trails and a network of over 45km of adventurous hiking trails.

Over the years we?ve created a network of hiking trails leading up the mountain to panoramic lookout points up to 1300m and with views into the Nuy River Gorge. Our border collie, eagerly guides you on your hikes. The ultimate one, the Gecko Trail, is a multi day trekking adventure traversing the Langeberg.

For swimming our farm dam and the little rock pools are the perfect places to cool down in the Summer heat and also a perfect location for bird watching.

For the ultimate wilderness experience try: Bushwhacking, abseiling, boulder hopping, swimming, and bivouacking under the starry full moon sky ? this is in short the most adventurous Kloofing?in the total solitude of the Nuy River Gorge. Further more there?s a guided 60m Abseil on the edge of the gorge and over 40 km of MTB trails to keep you fit.

See you soon at Simonskloof Mountain Retreat, a truly down-to-earth escape!

Activities
• Bird watching
• Guided tours
• Hiking
• Mountain biking
• Scenic drives
Facilities
• First Aid available
• Pets friendly
• Wood for sale

 • Accommodation

Eric's Place From R840.00 / per night
Accommodation image

Renovated in 1999, Eric?s Place now offers down to earth, self catering accommodation painted it in happy bright colours with timber floors and clay tiles in the kitchen. It has a big veranda with a hammock, large table and a triple ground braai (BBQ).

3 Bedrooms, sleeps 6: 2 doubles/twin and 2 single beds
Spacious lounge with Queen Ann stove
Bathroom with shower, toilet and basin ? outside bath tub
Solar heated water with gas back-up
Spacious dining room with a round table seating 8
Kitchen with all the ?down to earth mod cons? fridge/freezer, large 6 plate gas stove/oven

Self Catering
Self catering accommodation

1

Units
Number of persons

6

Persons
Number of beds

6

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom with shower
• Bed - Double
• Bed - Single
• Kitchen fully equipped
Faraway Cottage From R640.00 / per night
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Our most remote ? faraway ? self catering farm cottage with awesome views down the Simonskloof valley.?Perfect down to earth, rustic cottage for one or two couples or a little family.

2 bedrooms: sleeps 4 ? 1 double, 2 single beds
Kitchen incl. all basic cutlery and crockery (+ a Bodum coffee plunger! And wine glasses) 2 plate gas stove and an under counter fridge/freezer
Dinning/lounge with comfy couch and a wood fired Dover (stove & oven)
Solar heated water with gas back up
Shower and toilet inside & bathtub outside
Cool veranda with hammock
Pit-braai (BBQ) with grid and tongs and a free bag of wood

Self Catering
Self catering accommodation

1

Units
Number of persons

4

Persons
Number of beds

3

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom with shower
• Bed - Double
• Bed - Single
• Kitchen fully equipped
Orange Cottage From R640.00 / per night
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A cozy mountain cottage overlooking Faraway cottage in the distance (150m) and is only a 5min walk from the farm dam or campsite.
Ideal for couples, a family or a small hiking group.

2 bedrooms: sleeps 6 ? 1 double, 4 bunk beds
Kitchen incl. all basic cutlery and crockery (+ a Bodum coffee plunger and wine glasses?) 2 plate gas stove and an under counter fridge/freezer
Dinning/lounge with a big table and wood fired Dover (stove & oven)
Solar heated water with gas back up
Shower and toilet inside & bathtub outside
Cool veranda with a hammock
Pit-braai (BBQ) with grid and tongs and a free bag of wood

No Electricity

Self Catering
Self catering accommodation

1

Units
Number of persons

6

Persons
Number of beds

5

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom with shower
• Bed - Double
• Bed - Twin / Bunk
• Kitchen fully equipped
Camping From R70.00 / per person
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Camping at Simonskloof is down to earth and Eco-friendly.

The Campsites are spread out around a big 230 year old oak tree. Most sites are very private, shaded and have vehicle access and their own water points (spring water!)

3 Bush style showers 2 with?hot water via wood fired donkey boilers

3 Eco friendly compost toilets ? bring your own loo-paper

NO ELECTRICITY nor Cellphone reception

Ideal for the nature loving campers and 4?4?s but NOT recommended for caravans due to absence of electrical points and steep access. No problem with a normal car!

Camping - Tents only
Tents only

8

Stands
Number of persons

6

Persons
Amenities
• Ablution - Communal
• Donkey (warm water)
• Own Braai
• Stands - Grass
• Stands - Gravel
• Stands - Partially shaded
• Stands - Shaded
• Toilet - "Long drop"
• Water tap nearby

 • Tariffs

Tariffs 2014

Accommodation

Rates

Camping
Per Adult per night
R70-00
Per child (4-12 years)
R35-00
Rent a 2-man tent per night
R50-00
Cottages - Self Catering
2 persons
R550-00
Additional person per night
R175-00
Child per night (4-12 years)
R125-00
Optional bedding and towels per person (once off)
R45-00
Eric's Place - Self Catering
5-6 people per night
R1 400-00
3-4 people per night
R1 100-00
2 persons per night
R750-00
Optional bedding and towels per person (once off)
R45-00
Eric's Place - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Per Person per night
R650-00
Child (4-12 years) per night
R350-00
Day visitors per person
R50-00
Please confirm latest tariffs with the establishment before making a booking.
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 • Where in the world are we?

Physical Address
Simonskloof Farm
Koo Valley
Off the R318
Montagu
6720
Postal Address
Simonskloof Mountain Retreat
PO Box 508
6720
  GPS: S-33.61584°  E19.72749°
South Africa
Western Cape