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from$72.77 Avg per night for 2 guests
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About Palala River Cottage

River Cottage is a most romantic and secluded stone and thatch cottage on the river. A favourite with couples, several have returned more than 10 times! Situated on the banks of the Palala river, this private lodge is the perfect mix of stylish comfort and excellent facilities from which to explore and enjoy the bush.A single bedroom draped with a mosquito net, a sunken bathroom, spacious sitting room with open plan kitchen and a shady verandah from which to enjoy game viewing, read a book or relax in the hammock.Equipped to a very high standard – this is true get awa

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

Self-drive Safari Package: Guests are provided with a map on arrival and welcome to drive all over the reserve.

Romantic Safaris: Perfect, isolated self-catering cottage for couples looking to reconnect with each other and have a romantic breakaway in the bush.

 Sleeps 2
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 11:00
Reviews: 47 reviews

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Check-in Time: 14H00 and checkout Time: 11h00.

Guest Reviews

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stephen godwin
January 2021
Game drive and guided walk by Ed the ranger. What a learning experience - thanks 'Ed' for sharing your wealth of knowledge with us.
jennifer krouwel
January 2020
Loved the clean, comfortable cottage and the ability to rest completely. We will go back there.
brenda oosthuizen
July 2019
Nothing more is required and it really ticks all the boxes!
brett apker
October 2018
2nd time we love it and will go back again and again!
annemarie krieg
September 2018
Being left totally on your own without disturbance.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Palala River Cottage location

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Palala River Cottage is 46.4km from the centre of Vaalwater , the nearest airport 118.4km (Polokwane Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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