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Vaal Johannes’ Cottage

Vaal Johannes’ Cottage

Vaal Johannes’ Cottage was home to a certain Johannes, described to us as a shy person of few words, and hence the name; “Vaal Johannes’’. Restoration to this cottage which served as a store-room for many years was completed at the end of 2014. We strived to maintain as much of the original by retaining for example some of the graffiti scratched out on the walls in the sitting room area. It has become popular with honeymoon couples. This [...]

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Oom Piet’s

Oom Piet’s

This dwelling belonged to the other Mostert brother (Oom Piet) and is situated next to the lovely little mountain stream running through the whole property. It is also approximately 500 yards away from the main farm yard of Boplaas.

The front door leads into a very spacious open plan living area: consisting of a sitting area with a wood burning Dover stove, which provides heating in winter and adds a special atmosphere to this cottage; a dining area, which leads [...]

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Jan Eentand

Jan Eentand

This is the first cottage that you will encounter as you enter our property. It is the furthest away from the Boplaas farm house and in a very secluded and unique setting.

The original building was a small single bed roomed cottage with a small kitchen and equally small living room. When we started restoring the cottage lots of thought went in to how to change it but still retain most of its character. In the end we made the [...]

Oom Hannes

This cottage is named after the previous owner Hannes Mostert who farmed Boplaas with his brother Piet. This cottage accommodates 6 people in 3 small bedrooms. An attempt has been made to retain much of its rustic charm. The original steps, beams, reed ceilings and hearth with wood-burning Dover stove remain original. This cottage had no bathroom facility and not to stray from the original we were advised to add this facility as an outside addition. We have however [...]

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The Stalletjie

The Stalletjie

On the land next to our newly erected farm shed and very close to Oom Piet’s cottage, was a restored (or rather “saved”) small building with a thatched roof. This was a store room in the old days and boasted a concrete floor to house the grain and a loft for storing dried fruit and other produce.

We have recently added a bathroom to the side of the building, but left the original single room as it had been. Kitchen [...]

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The Camp Site

The Camp Site

A lovely secluded setting has been chosen for our camp site. It is located 1 km from the main farm yard of Boplaas in a wooded area next to the mountain stream.

Grass has been planted and ablution facilities erected. A “Donkey”-burner provides hot water to the showers and washing-up facilities and wood is supplied to feed the burner. Braaiwood is provided for the first night, but more can be purchased from Donald.

Not more than six people are allowed per [...]