Paddadam

  • Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom
  • Own bathroom
  • Kitchen & braai facilities
  • No electricity
  • Indoor fireplace
  • No cell phone reception
  • Wi-Fi hotspot at reception

Paddadam is a getaway unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

Nestled between two magnificent koppies, this unique cottage will take you back to basics. Fully equipped but without modern-day luxuries such as electric lights and cell phone reception, you will regain your appreciation for nature.

This stone cottage, sleeping two people, was built on the foundation of an old dam. With spectacular views you cannot get more peaceful than this. The cottage also has running water and its own fireplace for those brisk Karoo nights. The fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom, complete with hot running water, is located just adjacent to the cottage.

If you’re more than two people, a separate camping site close to the cottage offers the ideal place to pitch a tent.

You’ll be stargazing around the campfire cooking your dinner like in the olden days. For rainy days a gas stove can be provided.

Since Paddadam has no electricity, remember to bring along your lamps and flashlights.

Glowing Reviews

Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a wonderful stay here. Such a beautiful space with incredible mountains and views. Thank you for your warmth and hospitality. We really enjoyed spending this time here! Such a wide sky and being still in the world was perfect for us. We will definitely be back!


Elinor and Casey

So much more than we expected. What a gem of a place. Thank you so much for the wood. We will tell all our friends about this magical place. Thank you!


Brenna and Katherine

Wow, wow and wow wa we!! Thank you for sharing this special place with us city folk. Pure magic.


Sally de Waal

Salig!!! Eenvoud. Stilte. 'n Totale wegbreek van die harwar. Selfs jou eie gedagtes laat jou met rus. Dit laat jou met vrede en vreugde. Dankie.


André en Sineke

I have never heard silence like this, nor seen this many stars. What a unique and intriguing place. We loved the experience of having no electricity. So quiet. No buzzing or whirring. Fantastic. How do you get an old lady up a mountain? Slowly! This old lady only made it half way to God’s Balcony, but Sonja persevered and saw the spectacular view. Thank you for allowing us to share this piece of paradise. We are so grateful. It was well worth the drive on the sand-pad! Wishing you well, always.


Susan and Sonja

Ek, my man en ons twee honde het 'n wonderlike tyd gehad in Paddadam! Onversteurde stilte, vars lug, sprankelende sterre, die verweg geluid van beeste wat wei teen die oorkantste koppie, en die opwindende reuk van reën op die wind. Ons het heeltemal ontspan en weer energie geskep vir die nuwejaar. Ons sal beslis weer terug wees!


Karin Groenewald

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We offer special discounts if you stay more than three days, but overnight travellers are also more than welcome. We look forward to your visit!

Ansie & Johan Malherbe

Due to unreliable telephone and cellphone service,
please contact us via WhatsApp or email should you not be able to reach us on telephone.


Tel: +27(0) 49 840 0050 or +27(0) 40 555 0029

WhatsApp: +27(0) 72 307 2551

Email: [email protected]