CLOSURE OF MBC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Yesterday we were visited by a functionary from LEDET. She delivered a letter of compliance shutting down Magoebaskloof Birders' Cottages. This resulted from a complaint from my neighbours.
The letter states that "the activities have the potential to cause environmental degradation and will continue to do so if decisive action is not taken"
The activities referred to are the cottages being present. It appears we do not have environmental authorization. However legal opinion I have obtained indicates that when the cottages were built and the guests first visited environmental authorization was not required. ie The letter of compliance refers to the incorrect regulation.
So we will not be taking any further bookings and will have to return deposits to guests who have already booked.
Hopefully this will be resolved soon.
About Us : Accommodation Magoebaskloof
Dragonwyck farm is a small farm with self catering accommodation. Two cottages available, Robin and Trogon Cottages.
Robin Cottage has two bedrooms and can sleep 6 people. Ideal for two couples but can be booked by a couple.
Trogon Cottage has a single bedroom and sleeps a couple.
Destination for birding. walking and relaxing.
Perfect stopover for northern Kruger Park and eastern Soutpansburg.
WIFI available at a hotspot on the farm
NOT suitable for very low profile cars.
A 46.5 off R71
Magoebaskloof Birders’ Cottages are located on Dragonwyck Farm in the Magoebaskloof (near Haenertsburg) on the edge of the Limpopo Drakensberg escarpment. Historically the valley was mainly grassland with acacia and kiaat trees dotted about with patches of mist belt forest in ravines and along river lines. Today, much of the forests remain and the grasslands are mostly planted with avocado, macadamia and bluegums.
The cottages are accessed by a 2km dirt road. The road is not suitable for very low profile cars. View a section of the road at http://youtu.be/aUvsuYwSYAA The property is usually below the mountain mist yet out of the intense lowveld heat. We can experience very wet conditions in summer.
Dragonwyck Farm is a working farm producing avocados and indigenous plants. We practise natural farming methods and have many birds and animals coexisting with us on the farm. We do our best to offer our guests peace and quiet and the opportunity to get the most enjoyment from our environment. Each cottage is surrounded by indigenous plants providing the ideal habitat for many birds and animals. There are walks on the farm which follow the streams and provide access to escarpment forest.
Birding in the district There are a number of walking trails and scenic drives in the district with excellent bird watching opportunities. Link
Mountain Biking There are a number of well maintained mountain biking trails passing through plantations and farms. Access for our guests at Sanford Heights Nursery
Walking There are day walks in the district.
for more detail go to http://www.mbcottage.co.za/things-to-do