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About The Ponds Self-catering Cottages

The Ponds Self-catering Cottages are situated in the Drakensberg, with views of Champagne Castle, Cathkin Peak and Sterkhorn. These two quaint self-catering farm-style cottages are set amongst 150 year old trees with breathtaking views of the magnificent central Drakensberg.

Both the Guinea Fowl Cottage and Ferndale Cottage feature two en-suite bedrooms and an open-plan country kitchen leading onto a lounge and dining room area. There are plenty of activities to do in the surrounding area, including horse riding, golf, mountain climbing, hiking, zip lining, quad biking, paintball, shopping, game drives, helicopter trips, and a spa.

The cottages are serviced daily. Pets are permitted by prior arrangement.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Pets by arrangment.

The Ponds Self-catering Cottages Rooms

Reviews for The Ponds Self-catering Cottages

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lindiwe mdlalose, South Africa
06 May 2015

We had such a lovely time in this cottage with my partner and friends. The electrical blankets and heaters were just a cherry on top. Lucy was so welcoming and she surely does know how to treat guests. Marcelle was very caring and helpful too.The place is such a great getaway area. Thanks you Marcelle and Lucy

Alex Wang, South Africa
02 January 2015

Both the cottages available at The Ponds were robbed on the weekend we stayed over. The care-taker failed to notify us when the 1st cottage was robbed nor did she arrange additional security. This resulted in our cottage being robbed later that same day. We only found out about the first robbery at the police station whilst filing a 2nd report for the same property.

Natasha Robb, South Africa
19 January 2014

We absolutely LOVED our stay at the Ponds, the people were very friendly on the property (and so were the doggies) and it was very private and just quaint. It was so relaxing and close to all the other hotel resorts, and walks which made it very easy to get around. The cottage itself is perfect for 4 people to stay, very comfortable beds and spacious inside. The cottage is Incredibly well furnished and equipped with everything one needs in the kitchen. The only negative would be all the bugs in the house, but if you staying in the Drakensberg, I guess that's expected.

Hugh Shankland, South Africa
14 January 2014

Excellent location, outstanding service, a gem.

Karen.coetzee , South Africa
31 December 2013

Truly an amazing place to stay. So peaceful, and with-in close range off outdoor activities if you need some action. The dogs are a pure please and the best trained I have seen in a long time. We will be back.

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The Ponds Self-catering Cottages Map

The Ponds Self-catering Cottages is 3.5km from the centre of Champagne Valley , the nearest airport 196.4km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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