Twin Falls Farm

Self-catering cottages situated in the unique Karkloof Mistbelt Forest, via a rural KwaZulu Natal route. A rustic setting and an authentic farm experience – an escape into the country!

  • Small cottage “Chimes” sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms with a double bed in each, and each having en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower and toilet).
  • Larger cottage “Ellem” sleeps 8 (3 bedrooms: 1 bedroom has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet, the 2nd bedroom has a double bed, and the 3rd bedroom has 2 bunkbeds. There is a 2nd bathroom with bath, shower and toilet, and there is also a 3rd single toilet).

A minimum of 2 nights stay is required. No charge for children under 2 years old, if they are not occupying a bed. If you need more persons to stay, the space is very large as shown in the pictures. You are welcome to bring extra mattresses and bedding. We would charge per person per night for this facility. Ellem has crockery and cutlery for 12 people. Chimes for 6 people.

Kitchens are equipped with a stove, microwave, toaster, kettle & fridge. There is also a beautiful portable braai. You do need to bring your own charcoal. The geyser is on gas, and there is a small gas cylinder and plate if there is load shedding. We have also just installed a basic solar system for the cottages! Please note the cottages are not serviced.

Day visitors are charged R50 per person. Please contact us for day visitor permission.

No pets allowed – this is important to preserve the pristine, indigenous natural environment.

  • We also have an old “Hanger” that could be used for camping. It is a very large open space, with a closed in ablution area. Perfect for large groups who enjoy the rustic experience. Situated right next to the Mholweni River, and just down the road from our self-catering cottages.
  • And for an even more rustic adventure, there is “Will’s Hut” up on top of the world – with the spectacular view of the beautiful Midlands, mystical natural Mist Belt Forest and Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfall, and majestically ‘guarded’ by Mount Gilboa. This very basic wooden hut is 4x6m, with a small water tank with rain fed water, and simple long drop. So, it is similar to sleeping in a cave – bring along all that you will need for a never to be forgotten get away!

Access to Cottages & “Hanger”

A 45 minute drive from Pietermaritzburg.

The road from Howick is tarred for 21kms, you then travel on gravel for 3kms until you see the Twin Falls Farm sign on your left.

You then travel for 3kms along a farm road. Smaller, low slung vehicles will need to negotiate this slowly.

GPS Co-ordinates: 29°17’11.4″S 30°19’37.5″E


Please email info@twinfallsfarm.co.za for any booking enquiries


Twin Falls Farm

This farm is situated in a peaceful corner of the rare KwaZulu-Natal midlands mist-belt grassland and forest biome. It is a South African Natural Heritage Site with rolling green hills, wild natural bush, beautiful indigenous fauna and flora, and hidden life-giving streams – including two magnificent twin falls deep in the forest.

Originally part of the larger farm “Braco” which has belonged to the Shaw family since the mid 1800’s, “Twin Falls” has recently been bought back into the “Braco” Shaw family. This has been after belonging to other landowners for a few decades. Because of the property’s limited agricultural value, due to the natural bush and very steep terrain, it has preserved its pristine natural beauty and untouched elements.


Additional accommodation options at Twinfalls Farm, Karkloof

We have added 2 more accommodation option to the Twinfalls Farm experience: We have an old “Hanger” that could be used for camping. It is a very large open space, with a closed in ablution area. Perfect for large groups who enjoy the rustic experience. Situated right next to the Mholweni River, and just down …

Brown Trout found in the Twinfalls Farm rivers, Karkloof

Great excitement as a very healthy population of Brown Trout was re-discovered in the Mholweni river, right next to our Twinfalls Farm self-catering cottages! Uncle Willy stocked the river with trout years ago, and we were not sure how they are doing. Avid fly-fishing angler staying in our cottages recently sent us these photos with …


Email:  info@twinfallsfarm.co.za

Cellphone: O842559977

Please also see our Facebook page: Twin Falls Farm 

GPS Co-ordinates: 29°17’11.4″S 30°19’37.5″E

– a rustic setting & authentic farm experience

– an escape into the country