We believe Makgobaskloof Birders Cottages is the premier, birder friendly, self catering accommodation venue in the Makgobaskloof Valley(near Haenertsburg).

Dragonwyck Farm is a small farm on the edge of the Limpopo Drakensberg escarpment.  Historically the Makgobaskloof Valley was composed mainly of grassland with acacia and kiaat trees dotted about. There have always been patches of mist belt forest in ravines and along river lines.  

Today, most of these original forests patches remain but the grasslands have been planted with avocado, macadamia and bluegums. Recently farmers have removed the gum plantations and replaced them with Avocado and Macadamia orchards.

We have three cottages for self catering accommodation, they are all provided with WIFI. Our climate falls between the heat of the lowveld and the cold of the Haenertsburg highveld.

The Makgobaskloof Birders Cottages are all 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. We have recently started developing a bird hide in the house forest.


The cottages are accessed via a winding 2km dirt road. There are a few steep sections which have been concreted. The road is a single track but you are able to pass oncoming vehicles at most points along the road. The road does not require 4 wheel drive. The road is easily tackled using regular sedan cars. Cars with low profile tyres should not be used. Fully laden sedans or cars pulling trailers might struggle on the steep sections.

Makgobaskloof Birders Cottages consist of:-