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Hotel Poespasrivier Cottage

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10 Kerk Street, Caledon 0.4 km from city center

Bereaville is in fact a nearby suburb of Genadendal, SA's oldest mission station and home to a 'coloured' community. In times past, when wagons and hardened missionaries worked their cause, it was known as Poespasriver (ahem…), in reference to the little river running through the village in a vaguely north-south direction. Not much has changed in this neck of the woods; today the only traffic you’re likely to find are loping livestock, a few chickens, colourful local characters, and possibly an intrepid Hostelworld explorer. This typical Cape cottage of old forms part of a larger property, with the main house nearby. It has all the makings of a gingerbread house: uneven mud walls, exposed timber beams, a cozy loft, splashes of happy color, and dollops of creaky old world charm. Bed-wise, you’ve got a double bedroom which leads off from the lounge, and a further two singles tucked in the loft. The lounge has a cozy fireplace and is open-plan to a kitchen with fridge and gas hob. Now, onto the loo. It’s back to earthy basics here, with a compost toilet in the bathroom (yikes!), along with large shower. No need to panic though, there's also an outhouse with flush loo. Staying outdoors, you’ve got a nice patio area shaded by vines, comfortable chairs and table, and a lawned garden with braai and views stretching to the surrounding mountains. There’s loads to do in the area, from a platter of hiking trails, to miles of quiet gravel roads to explore by car or bike, to the Genadendal museum, to Greyton's varied pleasures. Your friendly host, Angora, is on hand to point you in the right direction. An untrampled country village, a character-packed organic cottage with a deliciously naughty name, oodles of local history, Poespasrivier Cottage is your time-travel ticket to the past. Greyton is 9km away with lots of restaurants, some pubs, shops, supermarkets, art, market (no banks but ATMs). Some top class mountain biking trails run via Bereaville and can be accessed very easily for an outing to Greyton or Genadendal. There are also many hiking trails into the local Riviersonderend Mountains with waterfalls, indigenous fynbos and stunning views over the whole valley. Local guides are happy to accompany you. The cottage can comfortably sleep 4 guests and comprises an open plan lounge, dining nook, kitchenette, double bedroom, loft bunks and bathroom. A large adobe bench with lots of cushions is used as a dining area with comfortable seating around the open hearth. Poespasrivier Cottage Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. Check in from 14:00 to 22:00. This could be adjusted depending on bookings for the day. Check out before 11:00. Reception opening times 07:00 – 22:00. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. General: No curfew. Pet friendly. Child friendly. We do not accept credit cards but EFT payments or cash are welcome. Before you book, bear in mind that Bereaville (and Genadendal, for that matter) is a genuinely rural 'coloured' village. It is not Greyton - if it's dozy gentrification you want, then to Greyton you must go. But if you're open to a slightly different cultural experience, then Bereaville is your kind of place.

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