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Located in the beautiful forested mountains and streams of Magoebaskloof, Boscobel Cottages is an intimate, luxury Magoebaskloof self-catering establishment that offers memorable accommodation in Magoebaskloof. Set in lovely gardens and lawns, each of the three cosy stone and thatch cottages offers privacy and charm which can only be found at this accommodation.
The name Boscobel has a special English royalty history and connection, although it comes from the Italian word 'bosco bello', which means 'in the midst of fair woods'. Near the end of the English Civil War in 1651, King Charles II fled for his life, seeking refuge at Boscobel House, situated on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border and built around 1632. On this property, Charles II hid in a nearby oak tree (which became known as The Royal Oak) to escape discovery by Parliamentary soldiers after the Battle of Worcester.
As there is a magnificent oak tree on this property at Magoebaskloof, the name Boscobel was bestowed on the farm, evoking royal historical imagination!