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Early summer morning in Waterval Boven. This was taken by brilliant local photographer, Gustav Janse van Rensburg (+27 13 257 0363)View from the kitchen
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The Writer's House 'Boven

The Writer's House 'Boven

4 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location90% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

This rustic, down-to-earth home is close to the escarpment edge and historical sites, there's also rock climbing, hiking, abseiling & bird watching, trout fishing & horse riding. You’ll love my place for the fresh air, night skies, crackling winter fires, bookshelves, peace & tranquility. Importantly, it's free of modern-day distractions (no TV, radio or Wifi). The home is popular with folk traveling between Gauteng and Maputo, or friends families needing to bond and reconnect.


Indoor Fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 10AM


37 Reviews

Liezl User Profile
April 2017
Great place and friendly owner. The house is quite basic, but comfortable and great value for money
Hannah User Profile
January 2017
Charles's place is in a little quiet town. The window from the kitchen overlooks the mountain, which is beautiful. The place is very spacious for 3 people (4 bedrooms), and also has a very fruitful garden. We didn't meet Charles personally, but he organised the co-host to welcome…
Natasha User Profile
May 2018
The Writer's House is one of Mpumalanga's hidden gems. The garden, decor, and hospitality upon welcome made us feel at home right away. Charles also shared some advice on what to do in the area which really was a perfect way to spend our time. I couldn't recommend this place (and…
Sarah User Profile
May 2018
A beautiful oasis in the middle of gorgeous Waterval-Boven - a rock climber’s paradise. Charles was very helpful in ensuring we knew all the best places to sightsee and nearby towns to visit. The house was stylish and comfortable. We had everything we needed to enjoy the stay and…
Louise User Profile
April 2018
We truly loved staying at the Writers House. Charles was a great host and the house was perfect. We'll definitely be back.
Teria User Profile
March 2018
We think we have found a little gem and we loved the artistic and quirky attention to detail. The little wood stove in the kitchen served us well when it got quite cold on Saturday (don't panic, there is a real stove for cooking). Will definitely go back!! Thank you Charles
Alisa User Profile
March 2018
We had a lovely stay at the writer's house - the view from the kitchen and outside area is amazing! Great place to get away from the bustling city an enjoy the peace and quiet this little gem of a town has to offer. Charles was very helpful and quick to respond. There is gardener…

Hosted by Charles

Cape Town, South AfricaJoined in September 2016
Charles User Profile
46 Reviews
Passionate adventurer, seeker of truth and meaning. I enjoy nature - appreciating the things we take for granted. In my spare time I find solace in writing and enjoy a good conversation over a glass of wine.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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