The name "Boscobel" holds a unique connection to English royalty, while its roots trace back to the Italian phrase 'bosco bello', meaning 'in the midst of beautiful woods'. During the waning days of the English Civil War in 1651, King Charles II, fleeing for his life, sought refuge at Boscobel House—a structure built around 1632 and situated on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border. The King famously concealed himself in an oak tree on the property (later named The Royal Oak) to evade discovery by Parliamentary soldiers following the Battle of Worcester. This rich history imbues our magnificent self-catering retreat in Magoebaskloof with profound historical significance.
Our cottages proudly house a magnificent oak tree, reminiscent of the regal oak of Boscobel House, bestowing the name "Boscobel" upon our farm and igniting the flames of royal historical imagination.
Magoebaskloof is an alluring tourist destination, showcasing its natural marvels including the captivating Debengeni Waterfalls, Magoebaskloof Dam, and a plethora of forest hiking trails.
Haenertsburg, perched on the edge of the Great Escarpment in Limpopo Province, thrives through a symbiosis of farming and tourism, earning it the affectionate moniker "The Mountain" from locals due to its hilly terrain. The prominent Iron Crown mountain, towering as Limpopo's highest peak, serves as an iconic landmark.
The breathtaking beauty of the Haenertsburg region beckons tourists from far and wide. It has become a favored hub for cycling, biking, and angling enthusiasts. Adjacent to the area, Ebenezer Dam offers sailing and various water sports. Descending from the Highveld of Haenertsburg to the Lowveld neighboring Kruger National Park, the Magoebaskloof Pass—ranking as South Africa's 20th steepest mountain pass—grants access to this lush paradise.