General Information


Check-out / in

Normal check-out time is 11h00. Check-in from 14h00. If no guests are arriving the same day, we will happily extend check-out to 14h00. Please contact us to arrange for a late check-out.


The Lodge will be cleaned from 9 am to 12 am every day and again between 2pm and 4pm. Should you wish for the housekeeping staff not to return in the afternoon, please let them know during morning service. Cleaning staff duties include general cleaning, washing of dishes, making of beds etc. No cooking is included. We do provide a limited laundry service.

Where to eat

There are several restaurants in the area:

  • Thistledown Country House – booking essential – Tel: 033 330-2629 (15 min from Rockwood Mountain Lodge)
  • Shafton Guest House – booking essential – Tel: 033 330-2386 (20 min from Rockwood Farm House and Farm Cottage)
  • Yellowwood Café (Howick) – Tel 033 330-2461 (25min from Rockwood Farm House and Farm Cottage)
  • The Corner Post (Howick) – Tel: 033 330-7636 (30 min from Rockwood Farm House and Farm Cottage)

Alternatively, consult the Midlands Meander brochure provided.

No Pets

As the Lodge is located in a nature reserve and is unfenced, no pets are allowed. Dogs especially are likely to chase the game and will disturb the Samango monkey troop which are resident around the Lodge. Small dogs are likely to be eaten by monkeys and/or crowned eagles.


The water is perfectly safe to drink. It is taken direct from the steam running past the Lodge, well above any possible contamination sources. Occasionally, especially after heavy rains, the water may be murky. These suspended solids pose no health threat.

Cellphone Reception

Permanent reception at the Farm Cottage and House. Intermittent cell phone reception is available at Forest and Mountain Lodges. To get better reception, use your phone in a car kit, or drive to the edge of the indigenous forest.

No Malaria

There is no malaria risk in the area.

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