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Cederkloof Botanical Retreat

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Now under new ownership and management, Elephant Leisure Resort has changed its name to Cederkloof Botanical Retreat. The name change signifies our love of and growing connection to the land and our reverence for the wonders of nature. Cederkloof reflects many aspects of our relationship to the astounding landscape, while keeping (and improving on) our tradition of dreamy comfort and simple, meaningful style. Cederkloof Retreat is only 8 km away from Citrusdal and with its Unique setting and wonderful views over Cederberg Mountain range and Sneeuberg conservancy which is covered in snow in winter creates a relaxing and calming atmosphere that welcomes the weary traveller. The swimming pool is fed with the spring water borehole that provides the water for the resort and conforms to European standards for mineral water. The borehole of 87m delivers 11700 litre of water at a temperature of 26 - 30 °C, all under its own natural pressure. Due to the fact that the water is forced through a calcium formation under its own pressure, there is no need for pumps or filters. By the time the water reaches the top it is sparkling clean. The resort is situated in a wide valley between beautiful mountains with an excellent opportunity to explore the mountain side with a 4km hiking trail with its weird rock formations covered in lichen and over 850 Fynbos species that attracts hundreds of bird species. Cottages: There are 10 chalets of which 4 are two bedroom (en suite) with sitting area in kitchen with wooden fireplace and 6 are one bedroom open plan units all with double doors that open onto the Terrace which is perfect spot for sundowners, to light up a braai or do Stargazing from your private Jacuzzi. In the morning you can take your breakfast outside into the country air and experience the superabundance of bird life which includes visiting Egyptian geese, blue crane, Veroux eagle and other visitors to the indigenous natural Fynbos Mountains that include sugar birds, butterflies, dragon flies and many more. There is also a Reed dam with weaver birds further up the winding gravel road.
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Free Parking
Conference Facilities
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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R303 Cederkloof Coordinates: -32.6757944°, 019.0109194°, Citrusdal 7340 South Africa
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Cape Town Intl Airport92 mi
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We had a perfect breakaway in Cottage Nr 8, just the ticket to recharge our batteries. We loved the peace and quiet and especially the privacy. The pool during the day was cool and the jacuzzi at night warm! The cottage is fully stocked but the braai is just begging to be used!
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What a gem!Excellent holiday destination for a family.Cottages have everything you need, towels,linen,good beds. Close to nature, swimming pool,pet-friendly. Jacuzzi at every cottage,very private and peaceful. Well worth spending time here.
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Really was a wonderful breakaway. So peaceful and quiet. We stayed in House # 8 and we had a lovely view. It was very hot outside but the air-conditioner was great and worked 100%. We do intend to revisit in April next year. Looking forward to the break in almost Winter. It was
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We stayed in cottage 4 for the weekend for our anniversary celebration. We had the most amazing views. My favourite memories of the weekend was sitting in the jacuzzi in the evening watching the stars and moon. Sitting on the bench outside reading. Walking the trails. Relaxing
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Cederkloof is a must see for all couples and even families. Situated in the mountains of Citrisdal. It has the perfect location to feel secluded from life's busy hustle and bustle, yet only two hours away from Cape Town CBD. On arrival, I was thoroughly impressed with how clean
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Hallo Phumza, Your question and experience leaves me with a very heavy heart. I can assure you that there is absolutely no discrimination on any level for any aspect of our retreat. Of the people who departed this morning alone, more than 60% were non-whites. All I can think about in terms of your experience is the following: First, our phone reception is bad at best and not hearing clearly can sometimes sound like abruptness. Secondly, we are currently running a promotion but we try and keep 2 cottages a week open for non-promotion clients when possible. If you stated you are calling on a promotion and your friend did not mention the same promotion, then you might have received different answers. This is a policy we will have to rethink, because I don't like areas of ambiguity and confusion. My apologies for the experience that you had. If you are interested in booking a cottage, please email us at the email on our website. Kind regards Yvette Owner and general manager
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Hallo! Die plek is veilig vir kinders. Hier kom baie kinders hiernatoe en geniet hulle gate uit!
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Hallo Mahlika, I am so sorry for missing this message. If you are sill interested in chalets for December, can you please give us a call at 0832856766. Please give us the sizes of the units you need (single or double) and then the dates for when you need them exactly. Looking forward to hearing from you. Regards Yvette
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Hallo Sebastian, Please send me your email address and then I can send you a package with our rates and specific information regarding our kitchen and other facilities. But basically our main season is 15th of December to 15th of January and outside of that the last two weeks of April and a few long weekends in between. We will still post the rates on our website, I just need to finalize a few things on them. Looking forward to showing you the venue. Yvette Anderson Tel: 076 966 0046
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"All was good - no complaints"
"Ask for a chalet that's more towards the far end of the property, it looks like those ones had more privacy."
"Every cabin has a different view, it is situated in a little valley, so your best view is at night in the sky!!!"
"My opinion would be that all the cottages are in good positions - each one pretty private from its neighbour."
"Cottages 1-3 are further from the pool so a bit quieter"
$63 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Elephant Leisure Resort
South AfricaWestern CapeCitrusdal
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