Birdsong Cottages

In the heart of the Bushveld on a 32-hectare farm, are Birdsong Cottages, a series of self- catering cottages 14 kilometres outside the town on the R101.

At Birdsong, guests wanting to escape city life bustle can choose between budget, standard and luxury cottage units. Nestled in the bush, Birdsong Cottages get their name from the plentiful birdlife that flock to the Nylsvley Nature Reserve, a 30-minute drive away.

Birdsong is an easy 90-minute drive from Pretoria and 2 ˝ -hour drive from Johannesburg. As soon as guests turn off the R101, they start to unwind. Driving on the eight-kilometre gravel farm road, guests pass through beautiful natural bush before reaching the peaceful cottages nestling in the hills. The farm also features a country pool, two farm dams and surrounding gardens.

Birdsong Cottages boasts a pleasing variety of accommodation to suit everyone; from comfortable budget or standard four- and eight sleeper cottages at the foot of the two farm dams; to a luxurious four-sleeper rondavel and upmarket six-sleeper thatched villa located on the hill overlooking the dams. For couples, friends, families and small groups that enjoy peaceful natural surroundings, few can beat what Birdsong Cottages has to offer!

There’s an added bonus; Birdsong Cottages are ideal to hold small parties, functions, conferences and weddings. The Uitkyk venue offers conference facilities for up to 30 delegates, while the picturesque wedding chapel can seat 50-60 people.

FACILITIES
Most guests that come to Birdsong cottages want to engage with nature by strolling through the bush, taking refuge from the hot African sun by dipping in the farm pool or enjoying the peaceful sounds of birdsong.

For the more adventurous, this secluded nature farm offers hiking trails with splendid views. In addition, game lovers can view various types of wildlife including warthog, zebra and several antelope species.

The brand new “Koi Pond” reception venue is a 60 seater venue ideal for indoor wedding receptions, events, functions, launches, family reunions and more. The venue boasts a magnificent indoor koi pond which is the main feature of the hall, as well as a unique bar and serving counter, with a beautifully decorated seating area for guests to enjoy their meal.

The recent addition of the Edwin Cameron Boma at Birdsong Cottages is the perfect setting for outdoor wedding receptions, conference breakaways and teambuildings, family and group get-togethers and functions. It is also ideal for romantic evenings for two in the heart of the bushveld with the fire glowing and the starry sky up above.

What makes Birdsong Cottages special?
• When you need to unwind in the restorative surroundings of unspoilt nature with family or friends, Birdsong Cottages offers a tranquil Bushveld setting on a game farm with easy access to Pretoria and Johannesburg.
• Variety of comfortable self-catering units to suit different budgets.
• Ideal getaway to laugh, relax and socialise with others while you prepare laid-back meals together, enjoy a barbeque under the stars, get up early to go bird watching or just take a leisurely stroll through the bush.
• Facilities for small conference and intimate bush weddings.

CONFERENCING
Birdsong Cottages offer a peaceful venue in a bush setting for small conferences or business workshops.

Conference organisers can opt for day conference and overnight packages. The following venues can be used for these events:
• The thatched Chapel can seat 60 delegates.
• The “Koi Pond” reception venue seating 60 delegates.
• Villa Dining Room can convert to a cosy conference or workshop space for 12 delegates.
• The Uitkyk and Edwin Cameron Boma are the perfect venues for outdoor year end functions, banquets and parties.

Birdsong offers basic conference facilities. However, we can also organise the hire of projectors and sound system on request. In addition, the facility offers various fun teambuilding activities, including archery, volleyball and guided nature walks.

The brand new “Koi Pond” reception venue is a 60 seater venue ideal for indoor wedding receptions, events, functions, launches, family reunions and more. The venue boasts a magnificent indoor koi pond which is the main feature of the hall, as well as a unique bar and serving counter, with a beautifully decorated seating area for guests to enjoy their meal.

The recent addition of the Edwin Cameron Boma at Birdsong Cottages is the perfect setting for outdoor wedding receptions, conference breakaways and teambuildings, family and group get-togethers and functions. It is also ideal for romantic evenings for two in the heart of the bushveld with the fire glowing and the starry sky up above.

WEDDINGS
If you have dreamt of an intimate wedding in the bush under African skies, consider what Birdsong cottages have on offer.

Lush private gardens surround the walkway to the romantic quaint thatched chapel. The 60-seater chapel has a large window overlooking the valley where the bride and groom exchange their views.

If an African outdoor ‘I do’ is more your style, why not have your special ceremony in the bushveld surrounding the pool area? Do not be surprised if some free roaming small game arrives as unexpected wedding guests!

The ‘Uitkyk’ serves as a lovely open-air reception venue with ample parking for guests. Alternatively, you can opt to have the banquet on the spacious lawns of the pool area encircled by African bush. We are happy to set the tables and create a delicious feast menu to enhance your wedding festivities.

The brand new “Koi Pond” reception venue is a 60 seater venue ideal for indoor wedding receptions, events, functions, launches, family reunions and more. The venue boasts a magnificent indoor koi pond which is the main feature of the hall, as well as a unique bar and serving counter, with a beautifully decorated seating area for guests to enjoy their meal. Call us today for more information.

The recent addition of the Edwin Cameron Boma at Birdsong Cottages is the perfect setting for outdoor wedding receptions, conference breakaways and teambuildings, family and group get-togethers and functions. It is also ideal for romantic evenings for two in the heart of the bushveld with the fire glowing and the starry sky up above.

No wedding is complete without photographs to capture your memories. At Birdsong, the lovely gardens, Bushveld backdrops and charming hidden corners in the garden offer plenty of photographic opportunities.


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