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Straw Bales is rustic, simple and totally off the grid- just outside of Calitzdorp. Escape the madding crowds at these unique straw cottages on the edge of a vineyard with breathtaking mountain views. We had the pleasure of spending the night on a road trip recently and we absolutely love it!

Cottage 2 sleeps 3 and Cottage 1 sleeps 2, enjoy total privacy at either cottage or bring family or friends along and use both. The cottages have been created using materials from their surroundings, combining all the elements of traditional Karoo building techniques. Visit the nearby restaurants for lunch and dinners!

What we love!

There is now a plunge pool for cooling off on those hot, hot days!

There is a local professional field guide who can take you on a guided hikes in the area

Calitzdorp has plenty of options for eating out

What you need to know…

The cottage have a basic kitchenette for tea, coffee and continental breakfasts and also an outdoor braai

The two cottages are fairly close to each other and share the plunge pool

Book a hike with a professional field guide, gain insight into the history, landmark and agriculture of the area focusing particularly on the unique succulent biodiversity. Enjoy this walk either in the morning or as a sundowner stroll. More walks are available further afield


  • 1 x Bathroom (shower)
  • 1 x Bedroom
  • Fireplace (bedroom)
  • No DSTV
  • No TV
  • No Wi-fi
  • Servicing (weekly)
  • Towels (swimming)


Cottage 2 sleeps 3 and Cottage 1 sleeps 2


No pets allowed

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Based on 3 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Straw Bales.


Guest reviews

  • Guest

    Calitzdorp is a very interesting town and if you want to be in a remote area, then this is the perfect place. The house itself is a work of art. The outdoor shower was my highlight. We enjoyed a nature walk to discover some of the rarest succulent plants in the world. This was organized by the owner. We also enjoyed the rustic living and indulged in a great Portuguese dinner at Casa Liefling.

  • Guest

    We loved our stay at Straw Bales. We loved how rustic it is. It was perfect - peaceful and uncomplicated.

  • Guest

    Thank you for booking our stay at Straw Bales, it was great!


Off peak: R1 250

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Cancellation / Prepayment

The 50% rental deposit and the 50% balance of payment due 30 days prior to arrival are non-refundable. However, in the event of a cancellation management may consider refunds where those days can be rebooked after deducting any costs incurred with respect to the re-booking and preparation of the residence.