Self Catering Cottages
Self Catering Cottages on De Mist Farm near Patensie.

Patensie Self Catering Cottages

At DeMist there are two fully equipped for self-catering cottages. The cottages are ideal for staying over when travelling to or from the Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve. The Cottages also offer city dwellers a convenient breakaway to experience life on a working Citrus farm in the Gamtoos Valley, whether it is for a week or weekend, 

Please take note : From experience we discovered that in the end less television is more. Not having televison enhance the ultimate experience on the farm and the idea of getting away from everyday life.  Therefore, after careful consideration, we decided to have no television sets in our self-catering cottages.

DeMist Cottage - Old Pollie

Old Pollie

Old Pollie is a self-catering cottage near the mainstay, but still very private. The old Garden Cottage original room, now bedroom is almost 200 years old but we added a bathroom and a fully equipped open plan kitchen and living space. 

The little veranda looks out on the garden and aviary, where some of the other local residents are a normal sight, this include grysbokkies, mountain tortoises and bantam chickens. 

The small Lapa is private and rustic and the best place to spend a long evening under the starlit skyline with a nice fire in the round fire pit. 

Old Pollie sleeps two to three people and is perfect for a couple that needs a break away for the weekend, elderly people that wants to be close to other people, but still want privacy or a small family.

It is for this reason that we also included a jungle-gym in the garden.

Old Pollie is 10 minutes’ walk from our River Campsite and the majestic Gamtoos River that runs over the farm. It is close enough for sundowners, fishing or to have a picnic next to the river.

Old Bearie

Old Bearie is a much larger self-catering unit and all though it is free standing away from the mainstay it is still close to the road and very accessible.  

This unit sleeps 6 to 7 people and sport a nice big Lapa, perfect for the bigger family or that group of friends that like to travel together.  

With a double bed room, a two single bed room and a three single bed room there are ample space.  

Patensie Self Catering Cottages

The open plan kitchen living area has a fire place for winter and are fully equipped.  Old Bearie is an old farmworkers house that we revamped without losing the rustic style or atmosphere.  The Cottageis about 1 km from the river camp and since the river bank is accessible with a small car this should not keep you from your fishing or picnic next to the river.