This private, self-catering home is situated at the base of Marula Trail with a great big view of the farm. Guests can enjoy the shade of the giant Marula tree after a sometime spent in the saddle. Marula Cottage has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
Each room has 2 single beds that can convert into a king should you need and is made up with 100% cotton linen. Towels are provided.
The open plan sitting room/kitchen has everything you need to make it a home away from home and you can enjoy a fantastic meal at the braai or just chill on the stoep.
We do offer freshly cooked meals daily – available for order at The Bike Village. We recommend that you book your meal 4 days before arrival as we need preparation time to provide a healthy fresh meal.
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Max Capacity: 4 Guests
The Bike Village kitchen is at your service! We take pride in offering a diverse selection of mouth watering home-cooked meals made with the freshest ingredients. From hearty venison pies to delightful sweet treats, our menu is sure to satisfy your cravings.
In addition to our delectable meals, we also bake a tempting assortment of farm bread, rolls, and other baked goods. Our bread is made fresh daily, ensuring that you enjoy the perfect texture and taste. To make your dining experience seamless, we offer a pre-order service. Prior to your visit, we will send you a menu so you can choose your desired dishes in advance. On the day of your arrival, our skilled chefs will prepare your selected meals, and our dedicated staff will promptly deliver them to your lodge if you are not eating at the restaurant.
At The Bike Village kitchen, we understand that every guest has unique preferences and requirements. That’s why we offer both fully catered and practically catered options. Whether you prefer a complete culinary experience or a mix of self-prepared and catered meals, we can tailor our services to suit our needs. For more information on our catering options, please reach out to our office. Our friendly team will be delighted to assist you and provide further details to ensure that your dining experience at The Bike Village is nothing short of exceptional.
Orders always depend on our availability & must be placed at least 72 hours ahead of me. Breakfasts/lunches/brunches are served at The Bike Village.
Depending on the size of the booking, dinners will be delivered to your accommodation. All meals exclude beverages.
Place your order via email – email@example.com or WhatsApp 083 302 5123.
By signing the guest registration form, the guest acknowledges that they are authorized to sign on behalf of all individuals represented by them or for whom they are responsible (“their Party”). In the absence of such authority, the guest agrees to assume personal liability for all expenses incurred during their stay at Summerplace Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd.
Only individuals listed and paid for on the guest registration form are permitted to use the property. Under no circumstances should the total number of occupants in each room exceed the maximum capacity specified by Summerplace Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd. Failure to comply with this rule may result in the client and their party being asked to vacate the premises.
Check-in and check-out times may vary unless otherwise notified. Generally, rooms are available for check-in from 2:00 PM on the day of arrival until 10:00 AM on the day of departure. Please ensure your arrival is prior to 6:30 PM, as the gate will be locked between 7:00 PM and 6:00 AM. During these hours, access to the property is restricted. We kindly request that you share your live location when you are on your way, allowing us to determine your estimated time of arrival.
The client is held responsible for any damage, breakages, or loss to the property or its contents. Summerplace Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd reserves the right to recover any additional costs or charges resulting from such incidents from the person who signed the booking form, in case the security deposit, if any, proves insufficient.
The individual who signs the guest registration form is accountable for the conduct of all occupants during their stay. If any member of the client’s party engages in behavior deemed unacceptable by societal norms, Summerplace Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd may request the entire party to vacate the premises without prior notice. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the client and each person listed on the guest indemnity form to:
- Cover the costs of any damages or losses to the property, except for reasonable wear and tear.
- Maintain the room in a clean and tidy condition throughout the rental period.
- Grant Summerplace Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd reasonable access to the room.
- Refrain from relinquishing possession of the property or sharing it with others.
- Avoid causing annoyance or disturbance to occupants of adjacent rooms or other
- Refrain from playing loud music, as sound travels and may disrupt other guests.
- Park vehicles in the designated parking area, without driving on the lawn or in the garden.
The right of admission is reserved by Summerplace Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd, and they assume no liability for any loss or damage arising from the exercise of this right, as long as it is legal and reasonable.
Summerplace Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd and the property owners do not accept liability for the loss or damage of any valuables or personal property belonging to guests or their visitors. It is the sole responsibility of all guests to arrange adequate insurance coverage for their valuable items before arriving at Summerplace Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd. This includes but is not limited to, photographic equipment, laptops or other electronic devices, jewellery, cash, and vehicles.
Guests and their visitors who use the swimming pool and its surroundings do so at their own risk. They must acknowledge that no lifeguard or lifesaving facilities are provided. By using the pool, they fully indemnify Summerplace Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd and the owners of the property, releasing them from any liability for injuries, bodily harm, death, or loss of property that may occur.
To ensure the comfort of all guests, smoking is strictly prohibited inside all units. Smoking is only allowed on designated outside patios where ashtrays are provided.
Please use the provided bins for all rubbish, including paper, bottles, and cans. Littering on the property is strictly prohibited.
Parents, guardians, or responsible individuals in charge are solely responsible for minors while they are at Summerplace Game Reserve (PTY) Ltd or utilizing its facilities.
Please take note of our strict cancellation policy, which is in place to protect our business from lost bookings. As a small establishment, once a unit is booked, it becomes unavailable for sale on other platforms. Regardless of whether a deposit has been received if a booking is cancelled for any reason, the guest will be held liable for the full payment. Please be aware that verbal and email bookings are considered binding and serve as confirmation of the booking.
The farm dogs:
We are proud to have four delightful dogs and two cats as part of the Summerplace family. While they reside at the main farmhouse, which is located at a distance from the accommodation, they may occasionally visit our guests. If their presence bothers you in any way, please do not hesitate to inform us.
- 15-21 days prior to the arrival date: 50% of the total accommodation costs.
- 8-15 days prior to the arrival date: 75% of the total accommodation costs.
- 0-7 days prior to the arrival date: 100% of the total accommodation costs.
- Non-arrival or premature departure: 100% of the total accommodation costs.
Please note that all units, lodges, and homes are self-catering, meaning guests are responsible for their own meals and dining arrangements unless bookings have been made prior to arrival with The Bike Village kitchen.
The fine print
Please inform Summerplace Game Reserve in advance, via WhatsApp of your expected arrival time. For security purposes, the gates lock at 19h00. Please ensure you arrive well before then.
You can make Special Requests when booking, or Book Meals 72 hours in advance. Please contact us via WhatsApp. Please note, all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Guests are required to show photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Guests are required to sign an indemnity form before or on arrival. All outstanding accounts need to be settled before arrival.
This property is noise sensitive. We will kindly ask you to turn down the volume should we receive any complaints from other guests.
Helpful information for your visit
Summerplace Game Reserve FAQs
Are meals provided?
Summerplace is primarily a self-catering stay, but we do love cooking. We are able to provide up to three meals a day on request when booking only.
Can the whole reserve be booked?
You want complete privacy and wish to experience Summerplace as your very own. For you, we have introduced the option of booking all 11 units & reserve for your special occasion. Please contact us for a quotation.
I don’t have a bike?
Bike rental is calculated per person per day and includes a helmet. As a Specialized Ambassador, Summerplace offers top of the range, full suspension Specialized mountain bikes and eBikes for those looking to tackle the steller single track routes on the reserve. When renting an eBike, a guide is provided.
Is the reserve family friendly?
Located in the malaria free Waterberg, Summerplace boasts a variety of accommodation options that are perfect for families.
When are the best times to visit?
The best time to visit Summerplace is from March to September. That’s our favourite! Winter mornings and nights are cold but you have cozy fireplaces to enjoy. The wildlife viewing is excellent in the drier months.
Where are we located?
Summerplace Game Reserve is set in the heart of the magnificent Waterberg, forming part of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, which UNESCO declared to be an official World Heritage Site in 2001. Our 11 accommodation options are surrounded by 3500 hectares of unsurpassed natural beauty that is replete with wildlife. Just 2.5 hrs from Johannesburg, it is an easy drive north.