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Blue Hill Escape


About Blue Hill Escape

Blue Hill Escape

Blue Hill Escape offers self-catering accommodation on a 2300 hectare nature reserve, in the Kouga Mountains in the Western Cape. The property lies to the west of the Baviaanskloof Wilderness area and shares two borders with the reserve. Breakfast and dinner are served on request in the owner´s family home (booking essential).


Swartberg flat is a newly thatched flat offering first floor accommodation with views north towards the Swartberg mountains. The double bedroom is large and bright, with easy access to the comfortable lounge area and kitchen facilities. The modern bathroom with a shower and a bath, has a view of Bloukop Mountain and the nearby sand-olive slopes. Braai facilities are available in the communal garden. The flat is near the owner´s house and ideal for those wishing to book a meal. Swartberg comfortably sleeps two adults; a third adult or up to two children can be accommodated on the sleeper couch in the lounge. There is only a room divider between bedroom and lounge.


Baviaans cottage is perfect for those who want to get away from it all. It is far from all the other buildings and electricity hasn't been laid on, gas lamps, candles and stars light up the darkness. A gas stove, fridge, and geyser offer all the modern comfort you need. There is a double bedroom, lounge with fireplace for cold nights, as well as a kitchen and a bathroom with a shower. Braai facilities are available on the private veranda.

Baviaans cottage comfortably sleeps two adults. A third adult or a child can be accommodated on the extra single bed in the lounge.


Activities on the property and in the surrounding area include hiking, birdwatching and mountain biking, provided you bring your own bicycle.

Features of Blue Hill Escape

  • Room / Unit Features
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Fireplace In Rooms
  • No Smoking In Rooms
  • Tea And Coffee In Room
  • Bar Fridge In Room
  • Electric Blankets
  • Fans
  • Heaters In Room
  • Kitchen (fully Equipped)
  • Tea And Coffee Facilities
  • On Site Features
  • Braai / Barbecue
  • Child Friendly (all Ages)
  • Complimentary Tea / Coffee
  • Garden
  • Gay Friendly
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Ice In Summer
  • Parking (off Street)

Directions to Blue Hill Escape

From Uniondale:

Travelling on the N9 between Uniondale and Willowmore: 11 km north of Uniondale turn right onto gravel road at sign “Hartbeesrivier”. Drive for 18.8 km to Hartbeesrivier (cluster of houses).

At the Y-junction follow the main road left. Drive for 6 km. Turn right onto a small gravel road (“Blue Hill Escape” is signposted from here). You still have 4.6 km to go. At next Y-junction turn left if you have a high-clearance vehicle or right if not. Roads meet shortly after. Drive past several buildings and through two gates. Y-junction: turn left. Third gate: our property. Drive up to the houses.

From Willowmore:

Consider driving as “from Uniondale” if you have a sedan vehicle. The gravel road from Willowmore is not always in a good condition.

Travelling on the N9 between Willowmore and Uniondale: About 3 km south of Willowmore turn left onto gravel road towards Baviaanskloof. Drive for 29 km. Turn right towards Uniondale. Stay on this road for 27.3 km. Ignore the Uniondale turn-off to the right after 14.3 km and continue straight towards Hartbeesrivier. After 27.3 km turn left onto a smaller gravel road (“Blue Hill Escape” is signposted from here). You still have 4.6 km to go. Rest see above (From Uniondale).

From Baviaanskloof:

Once you are out of the Baviaanskloof turn left towards Uniondale. Stay on this road for 27.3 km. Rest see directions from Willowmore.

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Rates at Blue Hill Escape


Please note that these rates are due to change without notice. 

Swartberg flat:

Two adults: R250 per person sharing per night

Third adult: R100 per night

Child (3-12 years): R50 per night


Baviaans cottage:

Two adults: R200  per person sharing per night

Third adult: R100 per night

Child (3-12 years): R50 per night


Children 0 – 2 years stay free.

Children 13 years and older pay the adult rate.


Breakfast    R50

Dinner          R90  (vegetarian R75)

Contact Information

Contact: Anja Lee

Landline: +27 44 752 1254

Email Establishment

Paardekraal Farm, Baviaanskloof, Uniondale Area

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  • Bank Deposit (EFT)
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