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  • Bothaskraal Kirkwood

  • Longitude: 25.24718
  • Latitude: -33.34597
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Accommodation Offered

  • Self Catering


  • 4x4 Trails


  • English

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Bush Getaways

This 2000 hectare privately owned game farm in the Sundays River Valley is home to over many species of game including Giraffe, Kudu, Bushbuck, Cape Mountain Zebra, Eland, Nyala , Waterbuck, Impala, Wildebeest and jackal.

Scenic bush walks, mountain bike trails, 4x4 routes are all on offer. The abundant and varied bird and plant life makes this a wildlife enthusiasts dream. Nearby one can visit the Addo Elephant National Park, a cheetah breeding camp, Sundays River Valley rose growers, citrus pack houses or top class health spas.

This is a one-stop destination for family getaways, corporate indabas, school bundu bashing breakaways and nature lovers.


Bush Getaways offers fully equipped TGCSA 3 star rated self-catering accommodation at 3 different locations, namely Deer Cottage, Aloe Tented Camp and Intaba Lodge.

Aloe Tented Camp

Three star Tented accommodation nestled into the surrounding bushveld offers a haven to de-stress and reconnect with yourself and your loved ones.

This child-friendly camp has 3 comfortable tents and a thatched cottage, sleeping a total of 26 persons. They all have their own shower/toilet/basin nearby. A central natural rock pool with deck and braai area, open plan kitchen, lapa and pub area offer a spacious and relaxing camp. Marvel at the vistas of never ending stars and savour the calls of the wild on your doorstep.

Deer Cottage

This quaint renovated farm cottage, dates back to the 1890’s, and is TGCSA 3 star rated. Deer cottage is a comfortable and tranquil getaway for Flora and Fauna enthusiasts, with a resident herd of tame Axis Deer. The cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a cosy lounge with inside fireplace, and a kitchen, and is fully equipped for self-catering. An outside braai area with plunge pool and jungle gym look down through the beautiful valley below.

Intaba Lodge

This luxury 3 star mountaintop guest lodge offers quality accommodation in a rugged environment. The thatched lodge has 4 bedrooms en suite and a 1 bedroom log cabin with bathroom and lounge area. Fully equipped for self-catering, one can enjoy cozy winter log fires in the Lapa or Lodge, or cool off in summer in the cliff-edge plunge pool. Panoramic wrap around views, stunning sunsets and abundant game viewing make the Lodge a highly desirable option. The Lodge is let out as one unit and is only accessible with a 4x4 vehicle.

Room / Unit Features

  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Kitchen (fully Equipped)
  • No Smoking In Rooms

On Site Features

  • Braai / Barbeque Area
  • Child Friendly (all Ages)
  • Parking (off Street)
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking (non Indoors)
  • Swimming Pool

Map and Directions to Bush Getaways

Intaba Lodge/Deer Cottage/Aloe Tented Camp

From Uitenhage travel on the R75 towards Graaff Reinett for 47 kms before turning right to Kirkwood (R336).

(Don't take the first turn to Kirkwood which is 34kms from Uitenhage but the second turn off)

Travel for about 5kms and take the turnoff to yout left. It is a gravel road marked "Brakkefontein" and has signs saying "INTABA LODGE 8kms / DEER COTTAGE 11kms / ALOE TENTED CAMP 12kms" Follow the winding gravel road for 8kms where you will find the Intabe Lodge gate on your right hand side. Further on the gravel road for a further 3kms you will reach Deer Cottage gate on your right hand side (Total 11kms) Pass the gate of Deer Cottage for a further 1km and you will reach Aloe Tented Camp Gate.

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