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Goblin's Cove

  • Eclectic

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

You can find this delightful little restaurant and hotel, the creation of sculptor Charles Gotthard, amid trees next to a river. It's made up like a fantasy fairy world, with three stories of little rooms, winding passageways, and stairs leading to colorful private alcoves and balconies. The restaurant has tasty, creative cuisine, such as South African sushi (made with springbok carpaccio), Thai chicken salad, and lime-marinated chicken breasts. A set menu (about R170)

is offered on Sunday and holidays. The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday, and bookings are essential. A small shop sells dream catchers, small fairy statues, and the like, and the Gobble D'Gook coffee shop serves homemade cakes on weekends and holidays. There are three B&B units in a restored vintage train car and two forest cabins. (Less than 10 km [6 mi] away and also operated by Gotthard are the smaller Out of Africa Guest Lodge, which has five two-story thatch cottages, and La Provence, which has seven suites, each with a lovely antique Victorian bath, in an old stone sculptor's studio.)

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Hotel Information


Off R24, Bekker School Rd., Box 98,, Magaliesberg, 1991, South Africa


014-576–2143; 014-577–1126-Out of Africa and La Provence

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 3 rooms, 2 cabins
  • Breakfast

Updated 12/31/1969


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