Graceland Eco Retreat is farm style accommodation where all the shaded pergolas, terraces and decks have breath-taking views of different parts of the Kudu River Valley and the Schnellskop Mountain. Your hosts Anders and Douglas with their three Ginger cats and three Cocker Spaniels will ensure that your stay at Graceland Eco Retreat will be a memorable, relaxing and exciting experience. The retreat has a variety of accommodations.
Graceland Eco Retreat’s main house comfortably sleeps 4 adults. The 210sqm space has a large master bedroom with a queen size bed and the en-suite bathroom has a shower with a view of the valley.
The room has two fold-away glass doors leading out to a patio and the splash pool.
A second bedroom has a queen size bed and a private bathroom and shower across the passage.
The lounge area has an open fireplace and a sliding door that leads to the outdoor lounge, outdoor kitchen and pool area. The modern kitchen has a gas stove with oven and fridge/freezer and is fully equipped with a variety of modern and traditional cooking utensils.
The indoor dining area caters for six people and the upstairs lounge area has fold-away glass doors leading out to a deck overlooking the Kudu River Valley.
The Chalet is ideal for 2 adults and has a 66sqm open plan design with a queen size bed. The bedroom overlooks one part of the valley through sliding doors that lead out onto a private furnished terrace with a clear view of the look-out point.
The built-in wardrobe provides sufficient space and acts as a divider between the queen bed and an open plan dining area that adjoins the kitchen which is equipped with a gas stove with oven and fridge/freezer.
The large bathroom with shower leads to an outside shower and a little private spa garden.
A writing desk is placed before a large picture window and the fireplace keeps the chalet warm and cosy during those cold winter evenings.
The Communal Outdoor Areas
The Kudu chalet and Giraffe House are located on either side of the open air kitchen which is the perfect place for dinner al fresco under the pergola. The outdoor kitchen caters for a variety of cooking experiences and is equipped with a pizza oven, braai area, weber and various prep areas.
A variety of cooking accessories are provided to make your cooking experience all the more eventful.
A communal outdoor lounge space is shaded by an old Common Fig Tree for those hot summer days next to the splash pool.
The rooms and garden have 24 hour Wi-Fi access.
The Giraffe House and Kudu chalet are located next to each other and are separated by the outdoor kitchen and pergola. These can be rented separately or as a combined option for a larger group of up to 6 people.
Serapana is a Sepedi word for a space outside a house where grass and other plants have been planted to look attractive and provide a place for relaxation as well as the cultivation of food. With Serapana House we want to create a space that works as overnight accommodation as well as a nursery.
The garden is a work in progress and is filled with a variety of indigenous aloes and succulents which are water-wise. A large conversation/fire pit is located in the garden and a small pathway leads through the bush to a pergola overlooking the Kudu River Valley and the Schnellskop Mountain as a backdrop. This area is a favourite grazing place for our animals as it is not far from the dam.
The rooms all have adjoining verandahs and the rooms and garden have 24 hour Wi-Fi access.
The Impala Studio
The 35sqm Impala Studio is an open plan studio with an en-suite bathroom with shower. The queen sized bed overlooks the garden and conversation pit. The studio has a fully equipped kitchen with a gas stove with oven and fridge/freezer. There is an intimate dining nook for two and the large veranda faces the garden and conversation pit with the bush as a backdrop.
The Pangolin Studio
The 55sqm Pangolin Studio has two bedrooms with a shared bathroom with shower. Each room is equipped with a queen size bed, writing desk and vanity with hot and cold water. The studio has a fully equipped open plan kitchen with a gas stove and oven and a fridge/freezer. A six-seater dining area overlooks the garden and conversation pit. The two rooms have individual verandas with views of the majestic Schnellskop Mountain. This studio is suitable for two couples or two singles sharing facilities.
The Ginger Lounge
The 15sqm Ginger Lounge adjoins the Pangolin Studio and overlooks the Schnellskop Mountain and the bushveld. The lounge has glass sliding doors on two sides of the room and a wraparound veranda overlooking the bush. It is suitable as a mediation/Pilates/yoga room or just a relaxation space. The lounge is a multipurpose room and is equipped with a queen sleeper couch and vanity with hot and cold water allowing it to be used as extra sleeping space.