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Ferns Creek - Luxury Riverfront Bushveld Home

Entire chalet hosted by George
6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds3 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the chalet to yourself.
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Ferns Creek is a comfortable, modern, luxurious and romantic self-catering chalet situated on the edge of the Tonquani River. Enjoy the view of the river, bush, koppie and riverfront lawn and enjoy the freedom, sounds and beauty of nature while soaking your feet in the clean and fresh river pools.

It is an off-the-grid chalet which is well equipped with solar power and gas (no electricity).

For the more adventurous, several amenities are on offer in and around Utopia.

The space
Ferns Creek offers 3 bedrooms. 2 With King Size beds, en-suite bathrooms, DSTV and balconies and the 1 even has a private mini lounge. The third bedroom has 2 single beds and an en-suite bathroom. Guests are offered a downstairs bathroom (toilet & shower) and an outdoor shower for those who would like to experience a shower close to nature. Bath towels, linen and swimming towels are included. Tennis courts, a children playpark, putt-putt and a giant chess set is situated at the main building. A picnic blanket and basket as well as plastic bags (for litter) is available should guests decide to make use of one of our many lovely picnic spots. Please remember that Utopia Nature Estate is a place where guests come to feed their souls with peace, tranquility, silence and the sounds of nature. For this reason no loud music is allowed in the chalet or anywhere else at Utopia. Undercover parking as well as other private parking is available. A cozy indoor braai room for all types of weather is available which is equipped with a gas and wood fireplace as well as a mini coal stove for cold winter nights. The indoor downstairs lounge is equipped with a gas fireplace. Enjoy stargazing in the privacy and safety of the upstairs balconies or lie in bed while watching the moon rising from behind the koppie. Be on the lookout for the odd Kudu, Bushbuck and Warthog popping by for a sip of water. Monkeys and Baboons are regular visitors. They will not harm you as long as you keep your distance and do not challenge them. They are huge opportunists and watch your movements all the time! Please do not feed them and ensure that you close the outside doors and windows when you are not near. They are very clever and will enter a room if you have left the window even slightly open. Best is to close the windows when you leave the room. Sliding doors should be kept closed if you are not in the room. Believe me, the little monkeys fit easily through the openings of the security gates! To ensure your safety at night, please lock the braai room sliding door and enjoy the nightlife from one of the balconies.

Amenities

Waterfront
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pool
TV with standard cable/satellite
Bath
Patio or balcony
Garden
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Bojanala, North West, South Africa

Utopia Nature Estate offers 5 different hiking trails to our guests, 2 x tennis courts, putt-putt (bring your own putters), giant chess, 3 x swimming pools, a chapel for weddings and christenings, a central large lapa with braai facilities, 10 x electrified camping spots area and several picnic and braai spots. Guests may swim in the cool, clear river rockpools or just walk the rocky riverbed area and admire the breathtaking beauty of the cliffs, flora and fauna.

The Restaurant at Utopia is under new management and opens for business on 11 December 2020. The newly renovated licenced family restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating for approximately 25 guests. Take away meals can be pre-ordered for those who are not in the mood to cook.

Other facilities in the area include fishing or boating at the Buffelspoort dam, several farm stalls, Raasblaar restaurant and bar, Broers bar and restaurant for those who wish to go dancing, Buffalo Grill restaurant at the Buffelspoort centre where guests will also find a fuel station, convenience store, clothing store, Gift shop, ATM, Butchery and Bottle Store. Karani's Superstore is approximately 15 km away from Utopia Nature Estate and sells everything from groceries, food and sweets etc to hardware. Golf lovers could enjoy a game of golf at the Mooinooi golf course. Mooinooi has a superspar, a pharmacy, butchery, and a doctor, dentist and optometrist.

The Rustenburg Mall is situated 25 Km from Utopia and offers various restaurants, shops, movie theatres and entertainment for the kids.

The Magaliesberg canopy tour facility is approximately 6 km from Utopia and Ten Flags Entertainment Park offers various things to do for the whole family eg. Ten-pin bowling, paintball, go-carts, ice skating, roller skating, massage and nail parlors.

Kumbangana Game Farm is on Utopia's doorstep but guests can also take a daytrip to the Pilansberg Game reserves and Sun City which is approximately 65 km away.

The Cradle of Humankind is in the opposite direction about 80 km from Utopia. Please do not use the Breeds Nek also known as the Maanhaarrand road as this road is not suitable for ordinary vehicles and is quite a challenge for 4x4 drivers and bikers.

Hosted by George

Joined in January 2020
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House rules
Check-in: 14:00 - 18:00
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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