The MatopHouse – an idyllic Midlands escape


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  4. 2 Badezimmer
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The MatopHouse, the African home of wandering travel writers, is a carefully considered sanctuary. It is enveloped by a garden frequented by birds, hares and duikers, and has views of the Karkloof hills. The MatopHouse is full of character (and books), and is a tranquil space in which to read, write, cook, create – and simply "be". Set on a quiet eco-estate on the fringe of Howick, it is close to many MTB & running trails, the Midlands Meander, Midmar Dam, and numerous cafes and attractions.

Die Unterkunft
The MatopHouse is a superbly comfortable and carefully designed home that sleeps a maximum of four people. Its location close to Karkloof makes it ideal for trail runners and mountain bikers (plus, we have bike-cleaning facilities and a secure, lockable garage for bikes); the house is a wonderful base from which to explore the Midlands, and is a stone's throw from the Ambers, making it a convenient base for those wanting to visit family there.

The MatopHouse has two bedrooms. The main en-suite bedroom is downstairs, and the spacious studio space upstairs – with an extensive worktop and antique writing desk – forms the second en-suite bedroom. This room sleeps two people, and the stack beds can be configured as one single, two twin or a king-size bed.

Central to the building’s unconventional design is the natural temperature-regulating system, which has an organic lung and a solar chimney that keep the home delightfully cool in summer and cosy in winter. It is a light and airy house; all rooms overlook the garden, an open field and out towards the Karkloof hills.

Highlights of The MatopHouse include:
* The captivating “book nook” library, which envelopes a day bed
* The lounge – cozy with a fire in winter, and with two walls of folding glass doors that open onto the veranda and garden
* The wide veranda and its swinging chair, a perfect sundowner spot
* The braai-pit / mini-boma, set between yellowwood trees
* The al-fresco dining area, under white stinkwood trees
* The wonderful en-suite bathroom in the master bedroom, featuring a large dome-shaped shower and a view of Karkloof
* The large studio space upstairs, which is also a second en-suite bedroom

The kitchen is very well equipped and includes a four-plate stove and oven (both gas), a microwave/convection oven, blender, slow-cooker, Wonderbag and baking equipment. There is also a coffee-bean grinder, French press and a moka pot. A full rack of spices is available, as well as basics such as coffee, tea, sugar, olive oil, sunflower oil and flour. There is a fridge with large freezer, a dishwasher, washing machine, space in the garage to store bicycles, and a covered parking area.

Please note:
* Due to the design and decor of the house, we cannot accept bookings from families with children under the age of 10.
* Due to estate restrictions, we are unable to accept bookings from guests who are travelling with pets.

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Indlovu DC, KwaZulu-Natal, Südafrika

The MatopHouse is set on an eco-estate that shares a boundary with Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve; after heavy rains, you can hear the roar of the Howick Falls. The estate is a haven of indigenous trees and flowers; there is a wide variety of birds here; duiker and scrub hares can often be seen in the evenings.
The popular Village cafe and Woolworths Food are just a down the road; St John's Lifestyle Centre (with Pick n Pay and Clicks) is a short drive up the road, as are the Ambers, the Karkloof Farmers' Market, the Old Mushroom Farm lifestyle hub, Karkloof Club and the network of MTB trails.

Gastgeber:in: Narina

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Hi! I'm Narina, a travelling writer and the online host for the peaceful MatopHouse in South Africa's KZN Midlands, as well as The Writers' Treehouse and Hidden Well, two beautiful homes tucked away in a very special part of Bali. Carol is your host on the ground in South Africa, and Sudana and his family, who own The Writers' Treehouse and Hidden Well, are the "actual" hosts in Bali.
Hi! I'm Narina, a travelling writer and the online host for the peaceful MatopHouse in South Africa's KZN Midlands, as well as The Writers' Treehouse and Hidden Well, two beautiful…

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