Located in the beautiful forested mountains and streams of Magoebaskloof, Boscobel Cottages is an intimate, luxury establishment that offers memorable self catering 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 self catering in Magoebaskloof establishment.
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, evoking huge historical value to this magnificant self catering in Magoebaskloof.
As there is a magnificent oak tree on the property at our Magoebaskloof accommodation, the name Boscobel was bestowed on the farm, evoking royal historical imagination!
Magoebaskloof is a tourist attraction area which shows off its natural wonders such as the Debengeni waterfalls Magoebaskloofdam and many forest hiking trails.
The Haenertsburg is a village situated on the edge of the Great Escarpment in the Limpopo Province, Farming and tourism are the main economic activities on "The Mountain" as it is fondly called by the locals; Haenertsburg is in hilly terrain. The Iron Crown mountain is the highest point in Limpopo and is a well-known landmark.
The scenic beauty of the Haenertsburg area attracts many tourists. It is a favoured spot for cycling, biking and fishing. Sailing and other watersport take place on nearby Ebenezer Dam. The 20th steepest mountain pass in South Africa, the Magoebaskloof pass, leads one down from theHighveld of the Haenertsburg area to the Lowveld adjoining the Kruger National Park.