Kingfisher Cottage Kingfisher Cottage

Kingfisher Cottage

Close to the beautiful Palala River with open views across the hills. Guests may hear hippo, zebra and other wildlife from the lodge and may see a variety of wildlife from the garden. The main lodge sleeps 6 and the two en-suite rondavels sleep 2 guests each. Guests can enjoy a crystal clear swimming pool, shaded braai area and free WiFi.

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Kingfisher cottage consists of a 3 bedroom farmhouse set in a garden with a swimming pool and braai area. There are also 2 en-suite rondavels in the garden, creating a total of 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

The main cottage sleeps 6

The 2 en-suite rondavels sleep 2 adults each

Extra beds & cots can be supplied


The spacious open plan sitting and dining room has a log fire for winter months. Some firewood is provided, and additional wood is available. It is perfect for families or small groups and for larger parties can be taken in conjunction with Podica bush camp (3 traditional rondavels 500 metres upstream on the other bank of the river). It can be serviced by arrangement. There is a bird hide a short distance from the cottage on the edge of the Palala river.

Fully equipped kitchen



Open plan sitting & dining room

Log fire

Swimming pool & large garden

Paved braai area

Outdoor dining area

Pool loungers

Covered parking for 2 cars

Free WiFi



There is a wealth of options available to Palala River Cottages guests to get the most out of the beautiful landscape and the wildlife on the reserve. From self-driving to guided drives and walks, hiking and mountain biking trails, fishing, birding or relaxing with a massage, guests are free to choose. Guided activities need to be booked in advance. There are also some fabulous nearby excursions.

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Game drives

Night safaris

Walking safaris


Picnic sites


Mountain biking

Fauna & flora


Bird watching

Hiking & running trails