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Sleep, Eat and Shop at the most beautiful setting in Limpopo.


GPS Co-ordinates  S 24deg 22.167′  E 30deg 42.228′

About us

Sleep, Eat & Shop..

What more do you need? You will find The Blue Cottages country house, Mad Dogz Restaurant and Monsoon gallery at one location. Our mission is to create a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to in the beautiful Hoedspruit area.




Since 1987

Authentic local & cultural experience.


Blue Cottages


Mad Dogz Restaurant


Monsoon Gallery


Local Activities


Blue Cottages

Comfortable Cottages

The cottages are set in the grounds of a luscious citrus and mango farm we have a range of accommodation including a number of traditional African rondavels, which are idyllic thatched cottages. All of our rondavels look out over the beautifully mature gardens.

Great for Tourists

Blue Cottages Country House is situated at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains; about 45 minutes from the Kruger National Park. Blue Cottages is also ideally situated for access to the Blyde River Canyon.

Fully Licenced

We have a fully licenced bar on site where guests can have a glass of wine or a ice cold beer. We offer Gin and wine tasting events. Please ask us when you book.


Come and visit us today!

Curios, Deli, Restaurant & Accommodation.

Your ideal all in one-stop near the Kruger National Park!

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Sip, Savour and Socialize in our Restaurant

The Mad Dogz Café is a 70 seater restaurant situated in charming thatched buildings and patios adjacent to the Monsoon Gallery. Set against the backdrop of the escarpment, the Afro chic décor, music from the African continent, tropical gardens and water features, makes this the Oasis to stop at.

The restaurant serves a diverse pan-African and international menu. You will find some remarkable dishes like renowned Dullstroom caught trout, served as a salad, pate or simply filleted. Try our Chicken Natalia made with our secret recipe served on a bed of salad or the traditional African Moshebo stew.

Relax and enjoy a fresh glass of mango juice made from the mangoes on our neighbouring farm whist checking your email using the cafe’s free WiFi.

Hours of Operation

Mon – Sat: 8am to 4pm

Sun: 8am to 3pm

Starting to get hungry?

À la carte menu

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Monsoon Breakfast

  • 2 Eggs
  • bacon
  • fried tomato
  • 1 slice toast

Sunshine Breakfast

  • 2 French toast
  • Grilled tomato & bacon

Health Breakfast

  • Nutty Muesli served with Fruit salad & Honey & Yogurt

Ramble Breakfast

  • Smoked trout fillet with scrambled Egg & mushrooms

Oscar’s Breakfast

  • Scrambled egg with spinach & cheese, served on toast


  • Home made quiche served with a slice of bread & salad

Mozzarella & Tomato Stack

  • Tomato, mozzarella & brinjal stacked with basil pesto & balsamic dressing, served with a slice of homemade bread

Peri-Peri Chicken Livers

  • Chicken Liver prepared with mushrooms in a red wine & peri-peri sauce with a special blend of spices and served with toast

Mozambiquean Prego Steak Roll

  • 150 gr Tender Rump grilled and served on a Portuguese roll with a special homemade sauce & chips

Smoked Trout Fillet & Salad roll

  • Dullstroom sourced trout fillet on a Portuguese roll served with fresh salad

Rare Beef & Chilli Salad

  • With sweet lemon coriander dressing

Smoked Trout Salad

  • Dullstroom sourced trout fillet served with fresh salad and in season avo/mango or orange

Chicken Natalia

  • Chicken cubes prepared in a secret curry sauce (NOT HOT) served on a crispy salad topped with either in season avo/mango or oranges, including a slice of homemade Bread

Lamb Curry

  • A delicate blend of lamb and spiced served with rice & sambals

Fillet Mignon

  • A delicious tender beef fillet served with sautéed rosemary potato wedges and a portion of freshly prepared vegetables, served with a piquant mustard seed sauce


  • Traditional Cape Malay mince served on yellow rice and a portion of fresh salad with a slice of homemade bread

Traditional Moshebo

  • A traditional African stew served with “mieliepap”and morogo (wild spinach) with a slice of homemade bread

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A cozy place to eat and relax.

Time to shop…


At Monsoon Gallery you can find:

• Ethnic Jewellery
• T-Shirts
• African Decor
• Folk Embroidery
• Homeware

• Rural Art
• Hand-painted
• Cloth Pottery
• Wildlife Books
• Basketware

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Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos.

Panoramic Route

Panorama Route detail and street level map showing the location of attractions and landmarks of the Panorama Route including Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window.

Daktari Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage

Volunteers from all over the world teach lessons and guide children in caring for the animals at DAKTARI and also run an outreach program to provide a greater impact to the community. We assist them with pickups from Hoedspruit Airport and any accommodation requirements.

Moholoholo Rehab

Situated in the shadow of the majestic “ Mariepskop” which forms part of the mighty Drakensberg mountains, our unique Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a home to many of South Africa’s abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife.