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Next to the tarred road that is the scenic route from Ngodwana to Nelspruit (so easy to access) Kaapse Hoop, Kaapsehoop or Kaapschehoop as it is variously known (originally known as Duiwels Kantoor) is ideal for the young and adventurous or those seeking to escape the stress of the big city. High on the mountains that wind their way up through the Lowveld from the Drakensberg, we are central to most major attractions in the old Eastern Transvaal, now Mpumalanga.

There are many things to do in the immediate vicinity viz.; horse riding, hiking, swim in crystal clear mountain water, explore a forest trail or visit unique pubs, restaurants, arts and crafts shops all in this quaint, historic village of Kaapse Hoop. Unhindered by other human habitation, you can take long walks and maybe sight a herd of reedbok or a troop of baboon. Besides many species of game, the area is a bird-watchers’ paradise being adjacent to the Blue Swallow Reserve. There's the stunning, 30 metre high, Battery Creek Falls, 10 minutes walk away and 20 minutes up through galleries of gnarled rocks and caves called Duiwel’s Kantoor, ( the original name of the village ) you’ll find spectacular views from the edge of the escarpment. On a moonlit night, the local pastime is to stroll up, tipple in hand, to see the lights of Nelspruit and Barberton 30 Kms away or early morning to watch the sun rise over the mountains of Swaziland.

The villager’s are a friendly and helpful bunch of artist’s, craftsmen and eccentric’s. They may tell you about UFO’s, ghosts and fairies, but then Kaapse Hoop is a magical place, so who can say?

Mountain Haven offers self-catering budget accommodation, no frills but comfortable and clean.
8 X 2, 4 or 6 Sleeper Family Units (For longer stays we recommend a maximum of 4 adults in the 6 sleepers, due to their size and the fact that they only have 1 bathroom they are more suited to 2 adults with children. Likewise for the 4 sleepers unless you are coming for a weekend or short stop over or unless you are close family or friends we recommend that 2 couples take separate units as the 4 or 6 sleepers are only 35 square meters. Please also be aware that for those with very small children and the elderly that most of the larger units contain stairs. Please also note we are fairly close to the main road and the property is not fenced in (a culture shock to some Gautengers) it is not a busy road, we have a rush hour of 5 or 6 cars and occasionally logging trucks if they are harvesting in the area, so please be aware we are not the ideal destination for un-road-wise toddlers. All units have basically equipped kitchenettes and en-suite shower, toilet, etc. with views of the grasslands and forests. We promise to help you find all the most interesting places and be available so that your stay is a pleasant one.

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