For specific information – please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please do NOT Bring:

Braai grids, potjie pots, cutlery, crockery, bedding and bathing towels.

Please do bring:

Beach towels, Loo Paper, Matches, Spices, and your food & bev. (Of courseJ).

If you forget something – we do have emergency supplies – just ask.

Advance orders of Braai Wood (optional)

Rooikrans braai and firewood. +- 16 pieces per bag (R40 ea). Pls indicate the number of bags required in advance of arrival.  

Phone / PC Reception

Aerial & Booster is located in the main building (kitchen-Living-Dining-Porch); giving 4-5 bars, sufficient for mobile phone calls, VOI text, emails, etc. Insufficient to make Voice-Over- Internet calls.  There is negligible to zero reception outside the building.


Supplied from a nearby spring. Suitable for washing but not drinking. Drinking water is supplied from a filtered rain system with a dedicated tap in the kitchen. Guests wishing to drink bottled water are encouraged to do so. Top ups can be purchased in Stilbaai, Riversdal and Heidelberg. There are no water restrictions in effect.


There are braai facilities on the open deck and in the porch area; a small gas oven, gas stove and a traditional cooking hearth located in the kitchen area. Pls. ask our staff to demonstrate how to start the gas oven. For your safety please check that the gas hobs are dialled to the position after use.

Pls. rearrange the outdoor furniture and cushions for your comfort.  There are blankets available for cold nights. For hot days enjoy the plunge pool adjacent to the open deck and the bush pool in the hammock house. Children are to be supervised at all times.

The watersport gear is located in a store near the river. Pls. store above the high tide mark or attach by rope to the poles.  Thorn & Feather does not accept liability for injury or accidents. Swimming in the pools and river are at the guest “own risk”.