Rocky Drift Nature Reserve is situated in a beautiful enclosed valley in the Waterval Boven district, Mpumalanga. It offers self-catering cottages with a patio and close proximity to plenty of wildlife. The cottages at Rocky Drift Nature Reserve have well-equipped kitchens with oven, microwave and fridge. There is a seating area and bathroom and a private outdoor patio. Rocky Drift’s natural water supply is fountain fed from the mountain tops by Joubert Spruit. There are plenty of cycling, hiking and fishing opportunities in the reserve. Free private parking is available.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free private parking available on-site


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
Bedroom :
1 large double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 single bed
and
1 extra-large double bed
and
1 sofa bed
or
2 single beds
1 sofa bed
and
1 large double bed
or
2 single beds
1 sofa bed
and
1 large double bed
or
2 single beds
1 large double bed
or
2 single beds
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.6
Facilities
9.4
Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.3
Value for money
9.5
Location
9.6
High score for Waterval Boven
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Veronica
    South Africa South Africa
    Perfect place to relax and unwind. Warren was welcoming and professional and the other staff were friendly. The scenery is absolutely beautiful and our cottage was comfortable, clean and well equipped.
  • Erin
    South Africa South Africa
    Amazing glamping experience with friends, dogs and kids. The creek is an amazing spot to swim and the hiking was very fun..
  • Liesl
    South Africa South Africa
    Outstanding location and facilities. Absolutely loved everything about Rocky Drift

Managed by Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve

Company review score: 9.6Based on 70 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property information

Rich in history and long rumoured to contain the lost Kruger Millions, Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve is a hidden gem located in an enclosed mountanous valley. Proclaimed a private nature reserve in 1968, it is a bird watchers paradise. Everything we have created over the years has been with our guests enjoyment in mind. Offering a wide variety of activities, we constantly try our best to increase and upgrade our facilities. No request is too big, or too small!

Neighbourhood information

Waterval Boven, situated a mere 10km's from Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve, is world renowned and rated one of the Top 10 Rock Climbing sites in the world, with hundreds of bolted craggs to choose from. Offering a wide variety of activities from mountain biking, rock climbing, horse-riding, trail running, zip-lining and fishing, all available in close proximity to the tranquil gem that is Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve

Languages spoken

Afrikaans,German,English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
View
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Children's playground
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and charges are applicable.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Luggage storage
    • Express check-in/check-out
    Entertainment and family services
    • Kids' outdoor play equipment
    • Board games/puzzles
    Cleaning services
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Safety deposit box
      Additional charge
    General
    • Pet bowls
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Designated smoking area
    • Heating
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Outdoor swimming pool
    Free!
    • Open all year
    • All ages welcome
    • Pool with view
    • Shallow end
    • Pool bar
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Sun umbrellas
    Wellness
    • Kids' pool
    • Sun umbrellas
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    Languages spoken
    • Afrikaans
    • German
    • English

    House rules
    Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve takes special requests - add in the next step!

    Check-in
    From 14:00 to 17:00
    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in
    You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
    Check-out
    From 08:00 to 10:00
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
    Damage policy
    If you cause damage to the property during your stay, you could be asked to pay up to ZAR 1,000 after check-out, according to this property's Damage Policy.
    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 13 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 16 years
    Extra bed upon request
    ZAR 350 per child, per night

    Prices for extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no cots available at this property.

    All extra beds are subject to availability.

    Age restriction
    The minimum age for check-in is 18
    Pets
    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
    Payments by Booking.com
    Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
    Smoking
    Smoking is not allowed.
    Parties
    Parties/events are not allowed
    Quiet hours
    Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Please inform Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 08:00:00.

    Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    If you cause damage to the property during your stay, you could be asked to pay up to ZAR 1,000 after check-out, according to this property's Damage Policy.

    FAQs about Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Guests staying at Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish
      • American
      • À la carte

    • Check-in at Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve is 2.8 miles from the centre of Emgwenya. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Children's playground
      • Fishing
      • Horse riding
      • Swimming Pool

    • The prices at Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Yes, Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve is popular with guests booking family stays.