Mornings will be spent catching the early sun rays on the verandah. The birds will be joining for brunch, as you indulge in a culinary extravaganza with your loved ones. Snoozing after lunch becomes a ritual, and then onto the afternoon explorations. Light the fires and dine under the stars to say goodbye to the day. The hours are yours, time passes slowly here.


The BoatHouse overlooking the dam provides the perfect setting for alfresco dining and fireside storytelling. The fully equipped communal kitchen area with a fridge, freezer, and stove will take care of all your self-catering needs. Some of the most special and social evenings in the bush end with dinner under the stars.

Bird Watching

Discover the diverse birdlife that surrounds you during your stay at Burlington Bush Cottages, from the comfort of your cottage or out on a walk. Whether you are an avid birder or just appreciate the beauty of these winged creatures, our reserve offers a unique opportunity to connect with the soul-stirring sights and sounds of nature around you. Don't forget to pack your binoculars, bird books and a camera.

Bush Walks

One might go to the bush in search of the Big 5, but a stay at Burlington Bush Cottages will leave you with an appreciation for every kind of creature left to thrive, no matter how small or familiar. Allow the magic of the bush to reveal itself in a multitude of ways by exploring the wide-open space of Burlington’s property on foot. At Burlington Bush Cottages, we are proud to offer our guests an intimate and personal encounter with giraffes and bucks in their natural habitat, free from cars, crowds, and queues.

Sunset Spot

Experience the breathtaking beauty of an Eastern Cape sunset from our Sunset Spot. Gather, reflect, and connect with loved ones, around the fire, as the sun slowly sets in the distance. Far from the city lights, you'll have the opportunity to marvel at the dazzling array of stars as they slowly light up the night sky. And on a full moon evening, the experience is even more magical.


Embrace the beauty of nature on two wheels and explore the vastness of our private game reserve. With rugged terrain, wide open space, and gravel roads that wind through the bush, mountain biking at Burlington Bush Cottages is a must for adventurous guests. Don't forget to bring your own bike!

Kenton - on - Sea

Venture out of the bush to discover the breathtaking coastline of Kenton-On-Sea. Within just a half-hour drive from the property, you'll find pristine sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters that create an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing and exploring rock pools. Unwind under a beach umbrella with a good book, or venture into the waters for some exhilarating water sports like kayaking or paddle boarding before an easy, laid-back lunch at a local restaurant. Remember to check the weather forecast before starting your beach excursion!