Twin Falls Farm

Self-catering cottages situated in the unique Karkloof Mistbelt Forest, via a rural KwaZulu Natal setting.

  • 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).

Cost is R375 per person. 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 then charge R100 per person per night for this facility.

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. Ellem has crockery and cutlery for 12 people. Chimes for 6 people.

Day visitors are charged R50 per person.

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


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 late 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.


An enthusiastic response to spending the long weekend at Twin Falls

A family have enthusiastically shared their experience of Twin Falls over the long weekend. Evening Mary. What a wonderfully peaceful and restorative time we shared in the cottages your family has created. Arriving to find the horses grazing on the front lawn couldn’t have ben a better surprise for all the horse lovers amongst our …

Birders paradise

We came across this blog written by some visiting birders in July 2020, and have so enjoyed how they have captured the essence of the Twin Falls Farm experience, and have therefore attached a link to this blog here: Bartho blog 2020/07/09 Enjoy 🙂