Bain’s Retreat at
Outeniqua Mountain Lodge
The Original Building dates back to 1860. Thomas Bain entertained and housed guests in DeVlugt whilst the pass was under construction. The location is on the lower part of the farm, some distance away from the tented camp, fresh water pool and lodges. This makes it more private and ideal for bird lovers and privacy seekers as its location is close to the Kwaai River.
If more than 2 Guests should share, please note that the open plan lay-out and sleeping arrangements of this cottage does not offer privacy. This basic, clean and rustic house offers a living/sleeping area with six stackable black wood beds. The room boasts a large indoor fire place, ideal for keeping warm on cold winter nights or even to enjoy an indoor braai if it should rain.
Leading off the room is a bathroom with an old metal bath & flush toilet. On the front of the house is a covered stoep and another guest toilet. The stoep is ideal for relaxing on lazy afternoons.
The kitchen is equipped with a large fridge and 3 drawer freezer, a large gas oven with a grill for toast, a kettle for the gas-top oven, cutlery and crockery and basic kitchen equipment is provided.
A table with 4 chairs for dining and a 6 seater picnic bench outside the house as well as a kettle braai.
The open plan living area has 2 reading lamps and a paraffin lamp are used in the bathroom. Behind the house is an old style outdoor, cold shower.
Linen, pillows, blankets for the winter and bath towels are provided – please bring your own swimming towels. On the outside between the house and the watermill there is a large braai pit with tree-stumps to sit on.
The beautiful Kwaai River with its crystal clear pools is just some 50 meters away.
THE KITCHEN IS EQUIPPED WITH:
Please take note
Bain’s Cottage is equipped with “low power consuming” equipment. Please refrain from bringing high consuming electrical equipment such as 4×4 fridges, electric kettle, hairdryer or toaster. Small electrical equipment like laptops and mobile phones can be operated or charged. If in doubt, please ask.