Crab Apple Cottages

    Helen Booysen (Contact Person)
    082 337 2025 (Telephone)
    082 337 2025 (Mobile) (Email)

Physical Address

Kilgobbin Cottage
D707 Dargle Valley

Postal Address

P. O. Box 61


Architecturally designed and delightfully comfortable, our three AA Superior Crab Apple Cottages are set on the edge of a pristine wilderness, the Dargle Valley Conservancy. Each thatched, self-catering cottage has a different character whilst being furnished with every comfort including underfloor heating to keep you snug. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed and there is an antique cast iron Victorian tub and shower in the en-suite bathroom. The spacious, open plan living area, with sleeper couch for children, leads onto a sun deck. Starred Robin Cottage has an additional loft with two single beds. Starred Robin and Wood Owl cottages have multi-fuel cast-iron stoves as fireplaces, while Crowned Eagle cottage has a large Spanish-style fireplace. As enthusiastic supporters of local living, the Booysens have used local suppliers to furnish the cottages. Our delicious spring water, from the taps, is drinkable. There is an electronic safe available in each cottage. A laundry service and a housekeeper are available if required.

Pets are permitted by arrangement.

Kayaking, carriage driving and forest walks are available by arrangement.

We have also invested in a generator to ensure that should Eskom load shed, you will enjoy the luxury of a continuous electricity supply. There will be no ‘lights out’ during your stay with us.

Getting There


From the South / Durban on the N3: Take the Howick North / Tweedie off ramp (exit 107) from the N3, turn left onto Main Road. 1.4 km on, at the

T-junction turn right onto the R103.

From the North / Johannesburg on the N3: Take the Howick North / Tweedie off ramp (exit 107) from the N3, turn right onto Main Road. 1.4 km on,at

the T-junction turn right onto the R103.

Then from both directions:

5.1 km, once you have passed both the Belgium Chocolate Shop on the left and the Nelson Mandela Monument on both the right and left, turn left onto the

Dargle / Impendle Road. As you take the corner you will see Piggly Wiggly up on the hill on the right. If you pass it on your left, you've gone too far. In 6

km turn right onto the D17 and then at the fork, 1.7 km on, turn left onto the D707. Follow the road for 1.5 km, right to the end, to Farm No 13, Crab Apple

Cottages. You will pass Crab Apple Chapel on the right as you take the final hill.