Orchard View Cottage

Orchard View Cottage

Description & Layout:

This spacious, free-standing cottage enjoys a restful, scenic position on the tree-rich campus grounds of The South African Institute for Heritage Science & Conservation.

The cottage has two bedrooms (one bathroom) with a double bed in the main bedroom, and two single beds in the second bedroom. It is also possible to place an additional single bed in the nook of the lounge to accommodate a fifth guest.

Orchard View Cottage is situated approximately 250m from the campus cafeteria, The Belfry Kitchen.


  • One guest: R459.00 per evening
  • Two or more guests: R349.00 per person sharing per evening
  • Infants under the age of 12 months: No charge
  • Infants/toddlers between the age of 12 - 24 months: R174.50 per person per evening
  • Once-off cleaning fee: R150.00
  • Before booking, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the grounds policies in order to determine if the accommodation will suit your purpose. The grounds policies may be viewed via the following link: Grounds Policies

    How to book:

    A booking at Orchard View Cottage may be secured via one of the following ways:

    1. Settlement of a 20% non-refundable deposit (non-refundability also applies in the case of shortened stays). The deposit may be settled either via credit card or via EFT into the Belfry's bank account (kindly request the banking details from the bookings administrator). Additional payment options are available for international guests.

      Kindly note that campus cottages necessarily remain open for booking, also on online platforms, which are vulnerable to instant bookings, until such time as a record of transfer in respect to settlement has been received. During high-demand periods, such as December, securing may require increased deposits.

    2. On the Airbnb platform, via the following link: Orchard View Cottage - Airbnb platform

    Other accommodation units:

  • Birch Cabin Tiny Home (click to view)
  • Weltevrede Cottage (click to view)
  • To enquire, kindly contact the bookings administrator, Sarine Viviers, or your host, Reuben Botha:

    042 273 1089 (Mondays - Fridays: 08h30 - 17h30, Sundays: 09h00 - 17h30)
    042 273 1567 (Mondays - Fridays: 08h30 - 17h00)
    Mobile: 084 952 5771