exhale cottage

where you don't feel guilty for doing nothing...

A place to recharge your soul, connect with nature and wallow in the silence of the starlit, little karoo landscape. 


Colette 082 447 0191   Chris 082 411 6982

A modern, off-grid cottage with solar to power all the amenities you require. We created and positioned the cottage so that it would allow you to Exhale as soon as you step out onto the stoep with its breathtaking views of the bird-filled valley and surrounding towering mountains that continually change colour. We want your heart beat to slow and your senses to heighten as you breathe in the fresh Little Karoo air and fragrant surrounding vegetation. If you are still a little stressed, the wood-fired hot tub is sure to relax every muscle in your body. Look up at the stars as you laze on the stoep netting or take a short walk down to the rock pond to cool down on hot summer days. If you're feeling more energetic, we have a 2.5km walking path that takes you around the farm with some lookout stops to rest and view the valleys below. If cooking or braaing is your passion, you can do that inside or on the stoep and watch the moon rise over the distant hills. With a different view from every window, we are sure your stay at Exhale cottage will be a memorable one.

We are excited to share our piece of heaven with you. We bought the farm and named it Journey to symbolise this new chapter of our lives and Exhale cottage is just the beginning.

The cottage is nestled in the fertile and fruit-tree lined Keisie Valley. It is situated around 2.5 hours from Cape Town and 18km from the picturesque town of Montagu, bursting with art, history, great food and friendly people. Pick up your supplies in Montagu as you may end up relaxing at the cottage for the rest of your stay. The short graded gravel farm road will guide you to the front door.


Here is a short summary of the cottage rates. 

Based on 4 people per night. Minimum 2 night stay.

2024 Weekdays Weekends

The above are standard rates. You can book directly for discounted rates. 




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The house

A completely off-grid, 4-sleeper house surrounded by the Little Karoo bush. If you do need to work or share your experience with family and friends, there is wifi to keep you connected. 

Bedroom 1

King-size bed with ensuite bathroom and outside shower.

Bedroom 2

King-sized or two 3/4 beds with ensuite bathroom and outside bath.


Living room

A sociable place to be, whether relaxing, braaiing or cooking. Open plan kitchen and kitchen island. A dining room table alongside the indoor fireplace / braai and a couch and loungers to soak up the views and tranquility.  


Stargaze on the stoep hammocks or soak away your stress in the wood-fired hot tub. An outside cooker and fire-pit complete the facilities on the stoep.  The views are rejuvenating.. 

Around the house

The rock pond has a deck with some comfy seating under the umbrella. It's perfect to feel immersed in the bush. Grab a book for the outside bath and watch the sun rise or set. If you are feeling more energetic, the path is a perfect place to get some scenic exercise.  

Rock pond

Outside bath

2.5km walking / jogging path

Magical sunrises and sunsets

Wildlife and insects

The cottage is surrounded by a huge variety of animals and insects. Our idea is to create a window into their world and watch them living their day to day lives. 

Winter and spring flowers

As dry and hot as it may seem, the display of colourful plants during winter and spring is amazing to witness. 

Where to find the cottage

A short dirt road leads you to the cottage once you turn off the R318 at the Journey sign.

Terms and conditions


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