Birding Accommodation in Southern Africa

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Free State

CHERRY COTTAGE GUEST HOUSE - Enjoy a wonderful stay at Cherry Cottage Guest House in Lindley, in the heart of the Eastern Free State. Indulge in beautiful views and spectacular sunsets over rolling mountains. Peace and tranquillity in luxury. This upmarket Guest House provides homely accommodation, in comfortable natural surroundings. The charming four bedrooms,  capture the indulgence of bygone eras whilst sunny “stoeps” (porches) ensure your stay will be a truly relaxed and contented one. Each carefully decorated room is adequately equipped with  bath luxuries, coffee making facilities and more to ensure a comfortable and memorable  stay. A  fireplace in one room, with heaters and electric blankets in all of the rooms, ensure that your cold days and nights will be spent in a cosy atmosphere. Enjoy a sundowner on the veranda or simply enjoy a stroll in the garden. On a clear evening star gazing should not be missed. Over six hundred  bird species for all the bird lovers.

For information contact: Willy Hudson 083 656 9951  email:                                     Peter Hudson 082 777 0192  
For Reservations: Joh-Marie van Heerden 083 719 1110 email:

HABULA LODGE is a wonderful bush retreat in the Northern Free State, just outside Parys and Vredefort, aimed at relieving the stress and tension of today's somewhat hectic pace of life. It is a superb venue for weekend getaways, conferencing, weddings & functions incorporating bird watching, star gazing, animal spotting, bush walks and outstanding geological and historical interest. The luxury accommodation is all fully catered and consists of either chalets, or en-suite rooms in the guesthouse. Habula Lodge is situated in an area that is both incredibly beautiful and historically fascinating. Nestled in the hills forming the outer ring of the Vredefort Impact Site (one of the oldest and largest meteorite impact sites on earth) and only 1 hour 30 min from Johannesburg. This catastrophic event took place 2023 million years ago and yet it has a direct impact on our lives today, having been responsible for ensuring the rich gold deposits in the Witwatersrand region. The area is rich in diverse and unique fauna and flora and is well worth a visit. Contact Clive Gillespie at Habula Lodge (Pty) Ltd Tel: +27 11 267 2501 and Fax: +27 11 388 0695. E-mail or

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