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About Buffalo Thorn

Buffalo Thorn is a secluded and private self-catering, off-grid cottage on Kokopelli Farm set against the mountain side with clear and vast views over the Buffelsfontein valley onto the impressive Magaliesberg mountains on the horizon.The cottage is fully equipped including hot water, fridge/freezer and stove/oven. Bedding and towels are provided. There is a braai area overlooking the valley. Swimming is available in the farm reservoir close by overlooking the valley making it the ideal place to cool off and absorb the vast view. Buffalo Thorn Cottage offers you the

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

 Sleeps 6
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Reviews: 20 reviews

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martie liebetrau
February 2020
Wonderful place to stay. Going back soon.
tracy carter
December 2019
Lovely cottage surrounded by peace and quiet and beautiful areas to hike in. Was very hot though trying to sleep at night and would have loved a fan but there is no electricity at the cottage at all. Some board games in the cottage would have been nice too.
tevyn matthysen
December 2019
Had a wonderful city break at Buffalo Thorn... Explored abit of the unspoilt bush surrounds and spent time tanning and swimming in the reservoir and sundowners on the patio watching the sunset .. All in all was an amazing stay.
lydia cooke
July 2019
All four beautiful souls enjoyed absolutely everything about Buflo Thorn! The cottage was cosy and more comfortable than expected. Alan & Whales where absolutely incredible.A simple hike through the gorge became a life changing adventure as we got to scale a sheer rock face!Buflo Thorn is a magical place, every morning brings something new, it has many hidden treasures!This amazingly gorgeous plac... Read more
adrienne smit
June 2019
Great hikes which children can easily participate in and beautiful views. I particularly liked the stone cottage which had everything we required and an awesome braai area. My only recommendation would be to check out the gas geyser as the water was luke warm.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Bathroom
  • Double bed
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Shower
  • Year of construction after 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
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Buffalo Thorn is 21.2km from the centre of Magaliesburg , the nearest airport 63.6km (Lanseria International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
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