The Fort

With a front door leading onto the Tankwa plains and its western side straddling a Swartruggens mountain slope, The Fort literally encompasses the best of both beautiful worlds

This charmingly appointed hideaway for larger groups of up to 10 guests incorporates a separate large pool and entertainment deck with a built-in barbecue and seating area. Aptly named because of its fortress-like outward appearance, the Fort is made from local rocks hewn into shape to form massive walls around an interior which will keep guests in cool luxury even on the hottest of days in summer and cosy and warm in winter.

A large airy open plan dining, lounge and fully equipped kitchen area opens out via a large arched glass-paned door onto an endless view of the Tankwa plains. A raised swimming pool and deck is situated a short distance away. The partially covered pool deck incorporates a barbecue and a large table and chairs.

An open barbecue pit with surrounding seating is situated on the NE side of the Fort. Parking for up to five vehicles is available next to adjacent shady pepper trees. Out front, a dedicated sandy boules court awaits those wanting to enjoy this quirky and fun outdoor game. Boules are provided.

 

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Amenities

 

  •  3 bedrooms containing one queen extra length bed
  •  1 bedroom with two single beds and an antique bunk-bed for small children.
  •  2 bathrooms, one with shower, bath and toilet and one with shower and toilet only (neither en-suite)
  •  SE facing covered verandah with table and chairs
  •  Rooftop leisure area with table and chairs
  •  Filtered natural water
  •  High-speed internet
  •  220 volt AC electrical supply points with integrated USB power points
  •  Large wood-burning closed fireplace
  •  Pool area with built-in barbecue and dining table/chairs
  •  Fire-pit

Equipment

 

  •  Smeg Gas Stove/Oven
  •  Full-sized Fridge
  •  Small Freezer
  •  Full range of cutlery, crockery, and glassware for up to 10 guests
  •  Full range of pots, pans and cooking, and slicing utensils
  •  Coffee plunger/Bialetti Moka pot/Stovetop milk frother
  •  Wonderbag (insulated slow-cooking bag)
  •  Salt, pepper, olive oil, instant coffee, Ceylon tea, rooibos tea and foil.
  •  Boules set
  •  Portable barbecue
  •  Small Bluetooth speaker
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