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About Eagles' Rock Mountain Retreat

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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 2 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Includes: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 32
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 74 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

No cancellations or refunds will be allowed and it is subject to availability. Rates featured are based on a “from” price and will be subject to increase according to the number of beds.

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                          Reviews for Eagles' Rock Mountain Retreat

                          74 guest reviews Reviews of

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                          vassie Nayanah, South Africa
                          11 August 2015

                           Hi We stayed at the sparrow Hawk lodge and it was neat and tidy and mostly back to basics. This a  real farm venture that you would not experience in any of the more upmarket resorts. This brought back a lot of memories ofdays gone bye. This is a place to take stock of life. The Saunders family are very warm and hospitable they get a five star rating

                          Remy Kloos, South Africa
                          07 April 2015

                          We stayed in the most beautiful Log Cabin and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The views were absolutely breathtaking and the owners made evey effort to make our visit a great one.We will be back to stay during the next Splashy Fen festival for sure.

                          Barbara Rice, South Africa
                          22 April 2014

                          We did enjoy our stay at Eagles Rock, but we just thought it was a bit overpriced.For the amount charged, the chalets should be on a bed and breakfast basis. Our chalet was not very well designed and quite cramped. The main bedroom that was more spacious, was up this steep flight of stairs. The staircase is not suitable for children at all.Otherwise the couple who are managing the place are very friendly.The mountain retreat is in a beautiful setting.

                          isha , South Africa
                          14 April 2014

                          Our hosts were fantastic and friendly. The view from Falcon cottage was straight out of a movie scene: serene, calm, stunning and beautiful. A lovely fireplace to warm up the freezing night air. Atmosphere extremely peaceful exactly as a retreat should be with NO t.v in cottages. Maids are in every morning to do last night's dishes and cleaning of the bathroom. Water is clean n crisp straight from natural springs. Attractions were the nearby dam, trails, horse-riding which we unfortunately never got to experience due to our baby however we made the most by also visit the Cheesery, Dairy, Farm...
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                          Brian Makepeace, South Africa
                          10 March 2014

                          A great location with beautiful views. Accommodation very clean and adequate with everything one needs for a successful holiday/break away or long weekend. Barry and Philla were very helpful and welcoming.

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                          Eagles' Rock Mountain Retreat Map

                          Eagles' Rock Mountain Retreat is 6.7km from the centre of Underberg , the nearest airport 186.1km (King Shaka International Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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