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About Thatcher's Rest

Set within the Biggarsberg area of northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, this thatched cottage stands proudly on stilts above the dam’s cool waters.

Privately located with acres of land to call your own and exclusive fishing, the cottages accommodates six guests comfortable in three beautifully furnished bedrooms and three bathrooms.

This unique accommodation is completely surrounded by the lake, with each window offering a world of unobstructed lake and land views that stretch out for miles.

The lounge offers a fireplace for those chilly winter evenings, while you lie immersed in a good book. The kitchen overlooks the lounge and is fully equipped, meals can be served outside in the undercover balcony that can be enclosed with blinds; giving you the best of both worlds.

The cottage is equipped with a gas stove and fridge. Lights and power points are powered by a remote controlled generator. To add to all of the above, the dam on which the cottage is situated, offers great bass and trout fishing opportunities. There are a total of six stocked dams on the farm, all of which are available for guests staying in the cottage.

There is a bass boat available and other activities available on the farm include walking, and bird-watching.

  • Response Rate: 94%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 11 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English

Important Information

Please note the rates displayed are for one and two persons respectively. Additional guests will pay an additional R 250 per guest per night.

Thatcher's Rest Rooms

Reviews for Thatcher's Rest

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Janine Jungnicz
06 June 2019

The perfect peaceful getaway. Very well catered for, everything is provided for. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay especially with the bonus of fishing. The Coot (duck) kept us well entertained. I would definitely recommend this place and look forward to going back again.

Darrien Willmore
10 January 2018

We absolutely loved staying at Thatchers Rest. It was so quiet, no cellphone reception and absolutely no stress. One of the best places we have ever visited and we will definitely be going back as soon as we can!

Kirsten O'Brien, South Africa
29 September 2015

Thatchers Rest is the most perfect honeymoon destination in South Africa! My hubby and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a honeymoon that is totally isolated and incredibly romantic. Peace and quiet surround you and the setting is stunning.  John and June are very sweet and excellent hosts :) 

Antionette Bezuidenhout, South Africa
11 August 2015

Thatcher's Rest is an absolute haven of tranquillity. The love and attention to every little detail are visible throughout this stunning cottage. And what a breath-taking setting! 

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Thatcher's Rest is 37.6km from the centre of Ladysmith (KwaZulu-Natal) , the nearest airport 170.4km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling