Owl Cottage is situated on the southern edge of the Woodbush Forest. On this avocado farm, Phil and Tig have created a haven for birders. With their water features and bird feeders, they have managed to attract a variety of birds to the gardens around the cottage. This is arguably one of the best sites in Magoebaskloof to view the Cape Parrot, as up to thirty birds may come to feed on the pecan-nut trees in the garden during winter. You may also see Red-backed Mannikin, Swee Waxbill and African Firefinch on the feeders around the garden. Keep an eye out for the Grey Waxbill that turn up every now and then. Around the water features, you may find White-starred Robin and the Brown-hooded Kingfisher.
Accommodation is in a three-bedroomed, self-catering cottage offering fresh herbs from the garden and fresh country eggs in the fridge. Phil is also an accomplished fly-fisherman who can organize fishing outings and casting lessons.
Rates: R-RR (s/c)