It is named in honour of William John Burchell, a 19th century explorer, naturalist and author. In 1811, Burchell set of on a four-year, 7,000 km journey through South Africa, collecting plant and animal specimens for research.
Burchell’s Cottage overlooks the Spioenkop Game Reserve and Mountain.
The cottage comprises two en-suite rooms, sleeping two couples or two adults and up to four children. Other facilities include a large deck, tea and coffee facilities, gas cooker, fridge/freezer, barbecue facilities and electronic safes.
The cottage has been decorated with replicas of Burchell’s drawings and a printed glass map detailing his journey. The furniture is locally custom-made using reclaimed cypress and cedar wood, while soft furnishings are made with locally produced fabric.