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Self-catering Accommodation in Southern Drakensberg

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Esigodini Cottage

16 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Mid-week Special   Esigodini is the Zulu name for "Place in the Valley," and it is a delightful holiday cottage nestled in its own valley just off the...
Esigodini is the Zulu name for "Place in the Valley," and it is a delightful holiday cottage nestled in its own valley just off the Drakensberg Gardens road, approximately 1 km from the hotel. About four km from the cottage, there is a convenience store which is well stocked for odds and ends. Both the hotel and Castle Burn have restaurants which offer meals to visiting guests.

The cottage is fully equipped and well-appointed with three bedrooms, a separate rondavel and a newly-built outside chalet with a large bedroom and bathroom. The unit comfortably accommodates 10 guests in the five bedrooms. The lounge in the main cottage has a feature stone fireplace and a DStv decoder is provided, but guests must bring their own smart card for satellite reception. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you will need for self-catering. The smaller cottage has a double bed and an en-suite shower bathroom. The rondavel comprises one bedroom with twin beds. There is a braai area and a boma fire pit ideal for a relaxing night under the stars. The units are serviced and all linen is provided.

The house is situated in a large 20-acre, tree-filled garden with a small dam and stream running through the property. It is surrounded by rambling roses and lush green grass, and it has a commanding view of the Rhino Peak of the Drakensberg escarpment. The bird life is good and it’s a really lovely place to relax and unwind. There are lots of lovely walks to various pools and waterfalls.

Esigodini is a wonderfully peaceful and comfortable refuge for a relaxing getaway and the ideal base from which to explore the beauty of the Southern Drakensberg.
from R1200

J&B Lodge

8 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

J&B Lodge is a charming self-catering unit situated 1 km outside Underberg, on the Swartberg Road. The unit has beautiful mountain views...
J&B Lodge is a charming self-catering unit situated 1 km outside Underberg, on the Swartberg Road. The unit has beautiful mountain views looking onto Hodgson’s Peaks and Sani Pass.

The unit consists of one bedroom, a private bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and an open-plan living area with full DStv access. The lounge area leads out onto a sunny deck with lovely views. There is under-cover parking available with a separate entrance.

Relax by the fireplace in the lounge area on a cold winter’s night. Enjoy a sundowner on the deck while watching the sun fade behind the mountains. The Underberg Country Club is only a short drive away for a round of golf.

Regrettably no pets permitted.
from R640

Fairbairn Guest Farm

13 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 4 rooms

Nestled within nature’s paradise, Fairbairn Guest Farm is situated between the beautiful mountains of Maclear. Come indulge in a list of...
Nestled within nature’s paradise, Fairbairn Guest Farm is situated between the beautiful mountains of Maclear. Come indulge in a list of fun and exciting outdoor activities or enjoy the days lazing around.

Spoilt for choice between the Main House, Little Rondavel, The Cottage or Big Rondavel, we offer six luxuriously comfortable rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms that overlook the snow-capped mountain tops in the winter and rolling green hills in the summer. There is a kitchen and lapa with fully equipped braai facilities and DStv. Meals are available on request. We also offer conference facilities.

Single or sharing, groups or families, Fairbairn Guest Farm provides homely comfort to all.
from R650
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Stone Cottage

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

JW Cottages Winter Special   Stone Cottage is situated in the wondrous Underberg in Kwazulu-Natal.

The cottage has five bedrooms and three separate...
Stone Cottage is situated in the wondrous Underberg in Kwazulu-Natal.

The cottage has five bedrooms and three separate bathrooms. There is an open-plan living room and a kitchen, with a cosy wood fireplace. The spacious garden has views of the surrounding mountains and there is an outdoor braai area.

The little town of Underberg is set in Southern Drakensberg. It is based at the foot of the world famous Sani Pass, which borders The Kingdom of Lesotho. Underberg offers visitors a wide range of activities such as hiking to Giant’s Castle, bird watching, canoeing, fly fishing, horse riding or just relaxing at one of the many great restaurants.
from R3120

Fairways Holiday Accommodation

3 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 3 rooms

Fairways offers self-catering accommodation in six- or eight-sleeper cottages, which are situated...
Fairways offers self-catering accommodation in six- or eight-sleeper cottages, which are situated in the Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa resort, bordering on a World Heritage Site. It has the only 18-hole golf course in the Southern Drakensberg.

The cottages have fully-equipped kitchens, including microwaves, washing machines and tumble dryers, limited DStv access, individual braai facilities and telephone facilities. The cottages are serviced daily. Recreational facilities include golfing, fishing, bowls, tennis, putt putt, hiking trails, horse riding and much more. Children are catered for with a mini animal farm, pony rides, trampolines and a playground. They can also join in the fun of the daily entertainment programme or enjoy indoor arcade games, snooker, table tennis or videos.

There are four restaurants on site, which offer dining experiences such as a la carte, buffet/carvery, club house and a bistro for the lighter meals. There are a number of pubs, which include a sports bar for snooker, darts and a big screen TV. There is a mini superette on site as well as a convenience store situated 3 km from the resort's entrance.
from R2195
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Silo Cottage

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Winter special   Silo Cottage is a lovely self-catering cottage beautifully located with the Umzimkhulu River a mere 100 m from the doorstep. As the name...
Silo Cottage is a lovely self-catering cottage beautifully located with the Umzimkhulu River a mere 100 m from the doorstep. As the name suggests, it was originally used as a silo to store grain, but after extensive renovations in 2001 it is now a stunning holiday cottage situated in the picturesque Bamboo mountain valley on a working beef and horse stud farm.

The cottage can comfortable accommodate up to six guests and comprises three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchen, and a lounge area. The master bedroom contains a double bed and boasts an en-suite bathroom and a walk-in closet. The second bedroom contains a double bed and is located upstairs, in the silo section of the cottage and also features an en suite. This room boasts spectacular views of the berg, farmland and the river. The third bedroom contains twin single beds, and is located downstairs.

There is a comfortable lounge area with a TV with DStv capability, should you wish to bring your own smart card. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering with a microwave, two fridge-freezers, and a walk-in pantry. The dining room is located off the kitchen and seats six comfortably at a large round table.

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the berg on the large social veranda, with sundowners and a braai as the sun sets. The garden offers ample space for the kids to explore and play. The cottage is serviced daily.
from R2000
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Moya Cottage

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Midweek Special   Moya Cottage is a cosy cottage situated in the peaceful Underberg village, in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg. The cottage is fully...
Moya Cottage is a cosy cottage situated in the peaceful Underberg village, in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg. The cottage is fully equipped for self-catering and can comfortably sleep a family of four or reps and contract workers.

The cottage has two bedrooms, with one double bed and two singe beds. The rooms share one bathroom with a shower. The cosy kitchen is well equipped for self-catering and has a breakfast bar looking into the living room. The lounge has a Jetmaster fireplace and a TV with DStv. The cottage opens out onto a covered veranda with braai facilities.

Ideally located, the cottage is close to all amenities and the perfect place to start exploring the Underberg, Himeville and the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site.
from R460

Elands Rust

15 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Elands Rust is a tastefully decorated stone cottage set high in the Southern Drakensberg mountains. The cottage offers luxurious...
Elands Rust is a tastefully decorated stone cottage set high in the Southern Drakensberg mountains. The cottage offers luxurious self-catering accommodation for six guests looking for a peaceful, charming, exclusive retreat.

The cottage is decorated with period pieces and collectables from all over South Africa. The mood throughout is both nostalgic and tranquil.

The warm cottage offers a large living space with a kitchen, a dining area and a lounge. The lounge has twin Jet master fireplaces and under-floor heating. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering and features all modern appliances and granite counter tops. All bedding, bath towels and toiletries are provided. Elizabeth will be your host and will ensure you settle in. She will also service the cottage on a daily basis.

For those who choose to fly in, there is a one kilometre grass landing strip approximately 500 m from the bottom of our property. Hangar facilities are available. Please arrange for more details before you arrive.

Our intention is to create a retreat for clientele who will appreciate the dream we have created and cherish the facilities and accommodation we have established. This is our home away from home and we welcome you to share in that.
from R1500

Aaah What More

5 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

This is a beautiful self-catering house situated in Underberg, in a small and secure estate which borders the country club golf course and...
This is a beautiful self-catering house situated in Underberg, in a small and secure estate which borders the country club golf course and farmlands.

The house consists of three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with laundry facilities and an open-plan living area with a TV and a gas fireplace. There is an entertainment area with a braai area, a dart board, a Ping-Pong table and some sports equipment. Wi-Fi is available at cell phone data rates.

There is a sunny patio area with a small swimming pool and outdoor furniture. Parking is available for three vehicles. Activities in the area include fishing, hiking, golfing, cycling and horse riding.
from R800

JW Cottage

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

JW Cottage is situated on a private farm close to a river, just outside of Himeville. The cottage offers self-catering accommodation for...
JW Cottage is situated on a private farm close to a river, just outside of Himeville. The cottage offers self-catering accommodation for four people.

The spacious cottage has two bedrooms with two bathrooms and an open-plan living area. The cosy lounge has a fireplace and a TV with DStv. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering. Step out onto a covered patio area with views of the private fenced garden.

Get away from the city and completely unwind with a hike in the beautiful landscape.
from R1300

Berg Retreat Self-catering Lodge

4 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Berg Retreat Self-catering Lodge situated in Himeville has pleasant mountain views and overlooks...
Berg Retreat Self-catering Lodge situated in Himeville has pleasant mountain views and overlooks the Himeville Nature Reserve. The house offers ultimate beauty, tranquillity and privacy for a comfortable stay in this beautiful part of the Drakensberg Mountain.

The house consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious living area with a fireplace and TV and a large veranda with braai facilities. There is underfloor heating throughout the house for those chilly winter nights.

All linen, bath towels, cooking utensils and cutlery are provided. Guests need to bring their own DStv card if they wish to watch TV. There are plenty of activities to do around the area which will suit both adults and children.
from R1100

17 On Beeton

2 Reviews
Sleeps 25 in 9 rooms

17 On Beeton is a beautiful Victorian sandstone guest house, situated in Ladybrand, a quiet valley surrounded by large trees.
17 On Beeton is a beautiful Victorian sandstone guest house, situated in Ladybrand, a quiet valley surrounded by large trees.

There are nine guest rooms available, including two are self-catering rooms, which are cool in summer and cosy in winter. All the rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee facilities, and TVs with DStv channels. Some rooms opens onto the garden and Koi pond, or the swimming pool area.

Guests can enjoy delicious meals in Isabella’s, our in-house restaurant, managed by an award-winning chef. The restaurant is developing a reputation for fine dining and excellent daytime meals.

Activities in the area include angling, boating on the Newbury Dam, swimming, running and cycling, 4x4 trails, quad biking and off-road motor bike trails. Ancient rock painting can also be seen just outside of town.
from R700

Mkomazana Mountain Cottages

26 Reviews
Sleeps 22 in 5 rooms

Mkomazana is an historical site situated within a trans-frontier peace park; a unique property...
Mkomazana is an historical site situated within a trans-frontier peace park; a unique property nestled at the foot of the Sani Pass in the beautiful Sani Valley. It is a nature lover’s paradise and possibly the Southern Drakensberg’s best-kept secret.

The accommodation is a charming combination of eclectic facilities consisting of two original and recently refurbished farmhouses and three picturesque new cottages with all home comforts. This former trading station from the 1800's era is perfectly situated for a range of outdoor activities including - high or low 'berg walking / backpacking / nature rambling / trout fishing (rates on request) / swimming in crystal clear mountain pools / mountain biking / bird watching. All of these activities can be undertaken from the property. You can also canoe or tube in the area (± 20km away) and play golf, squash or tennis (±4ms away)

Whilst we wish to preserve the serenity of the area (and therefore do not allow motorbikes/quads to be ridden on the property), exhilarating fun for the adventurous can be had at the bottom of the driveway - test your 4x4 / mountain bike / motor bike skills on the famous and formidable Sani Pass which takes you up into the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. At the top of the Pass is the legendary "Sani Top Chalet" which lays claim to "the highest pub in Africa".

NB: Bring your PASSPORT. If you do not have your own 4x4, tours up Sani Pass can be arranged (details on request). We have it all, flora; fauna (including otter, baboon, reedbuck, eland); wide variety of birds (including black eagle, bearded vulture & fish eagle); provenance of people past (history; bushman paintings) waterfalls, crystal clear 'berg rivers and pools; dams.

We guarantee you will not visit just once!

Please note - no Television or cell phone reception.

from R890

Woodcliffe Country House

4 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 3 rooms

Woodcliffe Country House is a scenically magnificent farm located 22 km from Maclear. Woodcliffe is the last inhabited farm before the...
Woodcliffe Country House is a scenically magnificent farm located 22 km from Maclear. Woodcliffe is the last inhabited farm before the high Drakensberg and is a destination for nature-lovers who enjoy a sense of space and mountain wilderness.

The Country House is a beautiful double-storey unit sleeping up to 10 guests in five bedrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering and the dining room and lounge are open plan. A fireplace and plenty of wood will keep the winter chills away. The County House also features a well-established garden with big shade trees. Woodcliffe Cottage is a thatched three-bedroom unit with one bathroom and an an open-plan kitchen and lounge area with a Jetmaster fireplace. The Garden Flat is an open-planned flat with twin beds an an en-suite bathroom, lovely north facing view of the mountain and a small kitchenette ideal for people staying overnight and wanting to have their main meals at the Country House.

Woodcliffe is graded 3 Stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and is a Quality Assured establishment with the AA and they are also listed with Greenwood Guide. Spend a few days to relax, hike, trout fish and see dinosaur footprints. In addition, qualified nature guides can be arranged to take guests to world-famous rock art and rare Drakensberg orchids in the summer months.

Please note that the rates are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.
from R750

Yellowwood Cottage

Sleeps 9 in 4 rooms

Yellowwood Cottage is set at the foothills of the picturesque Southern Drakensberg, in the town of Himeville. Because of it high altitude...
Yellowwood Cottage is set at the foothills of the picturesque Southern Drakensberg, in the town of Himeville. Because of it high altitude the area offer a spectacular scenery and offers visitors a true getaway from the city life.

The hosts welcome guests to their comfortable three-bedroomed cottage. There is a fully equipped kitchen however guests are welcome to request breakfast. The lounge has a fireplace and has DStv access. Sip a sundowner, or simply relax with a view of the mountains in front of you from the lush garden. The cottage has its own entrance and parking area.

Himeville is well-known for fly fishing and many other water activities such as canoeing and river rafting.
from R640

The Old Hatchery

26 Reviews
Sleeps 34 in 12 rooms

Affordable B&B and self-catering accommodation, set in a tranquil country setting just 10 km from Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg. ...
Affordable B&B and self-catering accommodation, set in a tranquil country setting just 10 km from Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg. We provide free parking and fabulous meals off an a la carte menu in our restaurant. Located near horse riding trails, mountain biking trails, hiking routes, golf courses, trout fishing waters and of course the infamous Sani Pass.

We are situated 1 hour from Howick on the N3, 1 hour from Kokstad, making Underberg the ideal location from which to explore the majestic mountains of the Southern Drakensberg. We are on the route between Johannesburg and seaside resorts of the South Coast and Wild Coast making this the ideal location to stopover for the night.

We offer bed and breakfast, room only, self-catering and full board options in our various units.

Reasons to come to Underberg include guided Sani Pass 4x4 trips, birding, flower walks, Drak Challenge, canoeing, Drak 250, off-road racing, equestrian events, Splashy Fen, golf tours, San rock art, and really just autumn, winter, spring and summer. Notice how it's all about the outdoors. We don't have TVs in any of our bedrooms, we want you to hear the sound of the water flowing and the jackals talking to each other at night.

Bring your passport for your trip up Sani Pass into Lesotho.
from R490
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Berg Haven

4 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

SPRING SPECIAL!!!   Berg Haven log cabin is situated in the picturesque Southern Drakensberg town of Underberg. This cosy cabin is the perfect place for a...
Berg Haven log cabin is situated in the picturesque Southern Drakensberg town of Underberg. This cosy cabin is the perfect place for a country retreat and has all you need for a great relaxing holiday. The cabin offers self-catering accommodation for up to six people.

The cabin has three bedrooms and a large open-plan living space. The lounge offers comfortable seating and a TV with DStv and DVD player. The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances including a fridge-freezer, a microwave, an electric stove with oven, a kettle, a toaster and all the cutlery and crockery needed. A gas braai is available on the upper deck. Please note a minimum charge is applicable for smaller groups of three to four guests and is depend on the dates and length of stay.

Berg Haven is fully serviced. For those who are booking for long stays, we can arrange the washing of clothes for a nominal fee. The property is fully fenced and pets can come on holiday too with prior arrangement.

Nearby, guests will find a number of activities including 4 X 4 trails, fly-fishing, hiking and horse riding. There are numerous restaurants, pubs and shops within 5 km of the cottage.
from R1500

Bushman's Nek

Sleeps 18 in 5 rooms

Situated in the Southern Drakensberg just 37 km from Underberg, Bushman's Nek is surrounded by some of South Africa's most sought-after...
Situated in the Southern Drakensberg just 37 km from Underberg, Bushman's Nek is surrounded by some of South Africa's most sought-after picture perfect landscapes. Time at this resort will transport you to a world of peace and serenity, surrounded by picturesque Drakensberg scenery, bushman caves and a wealth of fauna and flora.

Bushman's Nek Berg and Trout Resort offers a selection of 58 luxury hotel rooms, self-catering apartments and rustic log cabins. Room facilities include heaters, internet access, and lock-up safes.

Tranquillity and a plethora of activities await you at Bushman's Nek. Take part in hiking, fishing, paint ball, horse riding, tennis, bowls, table tennis, pool, adventure golf, action cricket, darts, squash, badminton or volleyball, there is so much to do at this resort. Facilities for the less active include a wonderful rock swimming pool, first class restaurant and a luxurious spa for ultimate relaxation, giving you isolation from all the pressures of modern life.
from R855

Oak Lane B&B

Sleeps 13 in 7 rooms

Come and experience that feeling of being at home at this bed and breakfast situated in the picturesque area of the Eastern Cape known as...
Come and experience that feeling of being at home at this bed and breakfast situated in the picturesque area of the Eastern Cape known as Maclear.

The establishment offers two double rooms, three single rooms and one self-catering unit with a kitchen and double room at present. Further expansions are in progress.

All rooms are en-suite; with comfortable beds and are neatly furnished. The rooms include facilities such as DStv, electric kettles for coffee/tea, refrigerators, microwave ovens, irons, electric blankets, wall mounted heaters and fans.

The establishment is renowned for its home-cooked meals and superb breakfasts served at times which suit our guests.

Secured parking is available close to your room.

Maclear makes provision for various types of recreation which among other things include the following

Fly Fishing in the numerous streams and dams around, Country club facilities offering golf, tennis, squash, rugby, Gymkhana motor cycle and quad car meetings and lovely club facilities.

Abseiling, river rafting, hiking trails and outdoor activities with the basis at the well-known Tsitsa Falls.

Bushman paintings, Rock art and Dinosaur footprints can be viewed by arrangement.

Oak Lane B&B is within reasonable vicinity of other popular tourism destinations such as Tiffindell Ski Resort; 90 kilometers away, Transkei Wild Coast; 180 kilometres away and the Nelson Mandela Museum at Mthatha; 98 kilometres away. Nelson Mandela’s birth place at Qunu which is 120 kilometres away.
from R880

Eagles' Rock Mountain Retreat

74 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 6 rooms

The Saunders family welcomes you to Eagles’ Rock, our beautiful piece of God’s creation set in the...
The Saunders family welcomes you to Eagles’ Rock, our beautiful piece of God’s creation set in the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains near Underberg and Himeville. We are only 7.7 km out of Underberg on the Drakensberg Gardens Road.

Eagles’ Rock is spectacularly positioned on a mountain plateau overlooking the Umzimkulu river and farmlands with the Giants Cup flanked by the mighty Hodgeson’s peaks in the background. Enjoy the tranquility of our 25 acres of land, with pure spring water and lovely views. Take the Duiker, Thimble or Kingfisher trail, or spend a day hiking in the berg. Birdwatch and add to the checklist of over 100 bird species. Cast a fly into our well stocked trout dams. Swim in the river, the dams or filtered splash pool. Canoe, paddle ski or row. Tube the river, ride horses, visit San rock art sites, take a 4X4 trip up Sani Pass or simply relax. The options and possibilities here are endless.

Enjoy winter evenings in front of a cosy log fire. All cottages are comfortably furnished, fully equipped, and serviced from Monday to Saturday.
from R810
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