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Silver Hill Lodge

14 Reviews
Sleeps 42 in 9 rooms

Silver Hill Lodge is a privately owned estate situated in the beautiful Kamberg Valley of the Central Drakensberg, a mere 35 minutes from...
Silver Hill Lodge is a privately owned estate situated in the beautiful Kamberg Valley of the Central Drakensberg, a mere 35 minutes from Nottingham Road and Mooi River. The Little Berg mountain range, with Mount Cleopatra, Mount Erskine and Mount Lebanon, provide the backdrops of the estate comprising a Bed and Breakfast Lodge and two self-catering units. This area is a favourite with nature lovers, hikers and fisherman alike, and if you simply enjoy the peace and tranquility of the mountains, then this is the perfect place for you. There are many activities to keep the energetic going such as hiking, fly-fishing, boating, volley ball, and a 300-metre golf driving range. For the more relaxed, simply sit and absorb the surroundings, as for the children, there is a play area that includes a swimming pool, trampoline and a jungle gym. Enjoy trout fishing in our dams or in the rivers and streams that run abundantly through the estate. Small waterfalls cascade in the higher grounds of the mountain slopes and little springs pop up in unexpected places. There are five dams on the estate which also boasts its own mountain and natural forest. Enjoy a picnic or sundowners on the banks of the river, around a wood fire or enjoy the sounds of the river gushing over the rocks into rock pools where in summer this is a fun spot for a quick dip to cool off or swim. Take a stroll down to the wetlands or along the many trails on the estate or take a hike up the mountain and enjoy the beautiful views of the Kamberg Valley. Along the way there are numerous types of flora and fauna, animal life, buck and eland to look out for.
from R2200
25 % Off
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Denela Cottage

3 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

25% Discount offered for a 2 month..   Denela Cottage is located in Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, and is set at the foot of the Drakensberg. This quaint farming town offers a...
Denela Cottage is located in Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, and is set at the foot of the Drakensberg. This quaint farming town offers a landscape with endless mountain views. This cottage has two bedrooms, with the main bedroom fitted with a queen-size bed and the second bedroom fitted with a double bed. These bedrooms share one full bathroom. There is a cosy lounge with a fireplace and comfortable sofas. A TV with a full DStv Premium bouquet is available in the lounge. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering and has a dining area seating four. The property is fully fenced and gated with its own separate access. There is a carport and plenty of extra parking. Braai facilities and a garden table with seating for a sundowner evening meal is set on the patio.
from R700
15 % Off
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17 On Beeton

5 Reviews
Sleeps 25 in 9 rooms

Weekend specials   17 On Beeton is a beautiful Victorian sandstone guest house, situated in Ladybrand, a quiet valley surrounded by large trees. There are...
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 evening 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 paintings can also be seen just outside of town. Our rates include an excellent breakfast. Kaye at 17 on Beeton is offering during June, July and August a Snow Gourmet Family Weekends where families can book at competitive rates a weekend at 17 on Beeton. From the guest house families can go on daily excursions into Lesotho (roughly 3 hours drive to the best snow), please remember to bring your passports. 17 on Beeton will provide picnic hampers with hot drinks and meals for the trip. Upon returning to the guest house guests will be treated to gluwein and gourmet meals prepared by Kaye who is a qualified Chef and has received many compliments from both national and international guests. Please contact Kaye through SafariNow for bookings.
from R750

The Guardians

69 Reviews
Sleeps 23 in 7 rooms

The Guardians are situated on a working farm at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, in the busy little town of Elliot, which offers...
The Guardians are situated on a working farm at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg, in the busy little town of Elliot, which offers wonderful activities against a backdrop of dramatic mountain scenery. The Guardians is just 5 km out of town. The Guardians offers accommodation in a beautiful setting, in luxurious thatched cottages and family units. Guests have a choice of self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation, with dinner available by prior arrangement. Activities in the surrounding area include rock art sites, fly-fishing, horse riding, hiking trails, and 4x4 trails.
from R700

Emfuleni - Place by the River - Drakensberg

7 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

The Emfuleni - Place by the River is situated deep in the Drakensberg, in the centre of the Cathkin...
The Emfuleni - Place by the River is situated deep in the Drakensberg, in the centre of the Cathkin Valley, surrounded by majestic peaks such as Champagne Castle, Cathkin Peak, Monks Cowl and the Sterkhorn. This is the place, by the river "Emfuleni". Accommodation accommodates six guests in three double bedrooms. The living room is in an open-plan layout and includes a lounge, dining room and kitchen. Outside there is a carport for your car. At Emfuleni you could never be bored. Whatever your taste, you will be well catered for. For those who just wish to relax, the peace and serenity of the berg has been made especially for you. For the serious backpacker there are numerous one, two and three day hikes starting in the area. For the casual hiker there are two, four, and six hour hikes starting from Emfuleni.
from R800

Spitskop Cottage

Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Spitskop Cottage is located in Underberg, Kwa Zulu Natal. Spitskop sits above the village with sweeping uninterrupted views of the berg....
Spitskop Cottage is located in Underberg, Kwa Zulu Natal. Spitskop sits above the village with sweeping uninterrupted views of the berg. The property is 8.5ha. We can organise Sani Pass, Birding day trips, horse riding, hikes. The area is set at the base of the uKhahlamba World Heritage Site and is surrounded by the Drakensberg mountain range. Breakfast available If wanted The drive up to the house is not suitable for very low vehicles. This cottage is ideal for a couple, as it has one bedroom with a queen-size bed. An extra bed can be arranged on request. The bedroom is equipped with linen and an electric blanket, and it has an en-suite bathroom with a shower. There is a lounge area with sofas and an open fireplace. No TV is available, however guests can enquire about the Wi-Fi connection. The kitchen has Burmese-teak fittings and is fully equipped for self-catering, featuring a stove, a fridge and a microwave. The cottage leads onto a large verandah with stunning views of the mountain range. There is a sandstone courtyard with fire pit and braai area. This cottage is set on 8.6 hectares overlooking the village of Underberg. It is within easy reach to the shops, horse riding, fishing spots and hiking trails. A visit to Lesotho and Sani Pass is a highlight. Don't forget your passports
from R600

J&B Lodge

13 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

Lake Glencairn

Sleeps 23 in 5 rooms

Lake Glencairn is situated on a farm, just outside of Underberg, and next to the Pholela River. The farm comprises of five different...
Lake Glencairn is situated on a farm, just outside of Underberg, and next to the Pholela River. The farm comprises of five different self-catering cottages, which are one, two and three bedroomed units. Each unit has basic amenities, kitchens and televisions. The property also offers guests braai facilities and parking on the premises. Guests must please bring their own swimming towels. Attractions in and around Underberg include the Coleford Nature Reserve, the Mzimkhulu Wilderness Area and the Central Drakensberg.
from R660

The Ponds Self-catering Cottages

7 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 2 rooms

The Ponds Self-catering Cottages are situated in the Drakensberg, with views of Champagne Castle,...
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.
from R1250

Over The Edge Cottage

4 Reviews
Sleeps 7 in 3 rooms

Offering luxury accommodation, the Over The Edge Cottage is set on a grassy verge overlooking the Umzimkulu Valley and Drakensberg...
Offering luxury accommodation, the Over The Edge Cottage is set on a grassy verge overlooking the Umzimkulu Valley and Drakensberg Mountains. This quaint stone cottage and its unusual features lies in a quiet environment, and one can’t help but feels miles away from society, though you’re just a few minutes from town and a number of amenities. Up to seven guests can be accommodated at a time in three bedrooms. Downstairs there is a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, scullery, lounge and dining room. The lounge has a cosy fireplace for those cold winter evenings, and to make things better, the lounge has a TV with DStv access. There are tons of things to do in and around Underberg and these include hiking, fishing, trail running, mountain biking, tubing and many more. Please do not hesitate to ask about the wonderful things to do.
from R750
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Esigodini Cottage

18 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

WEEKLY 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 outside chalet with a large bedroom and bathroom. The complete unit comfortably accommodates 8 guests in the four 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 or newer decoder 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. 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 R1300

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

Twin Oaks Guest Farm

3 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 4 rooms

Enclosed by the Viervoet Mountain, with the Modderpoort Kop guarding the entrance and the Maluti Mountains in the distance, at the Twin...
Enclosed by the Viervoet Mountain, with the Modderpoort Kop guarding the entrance and the Maluti Mountains in the distance, at the Twin Oaks Guest Farm you will find a haven of tranquility, a place where one can discover the pleasures of solitude and silence. We offer good old boere hospitality and the beauty of nature to soothe the soul. At Twin Oaks one can kick off the shoes, put on the clothes you only dare to wear in the privacy of your own home, and just relax without any pressure. Accommodation is offered in the form of four uncluttered units, each with their own private entrance, in the out-of-the-ordinary sandstone farmhouse. All of the units are equipped for self-catering, but meals are also served on prior arrangement. If in need of a solitary retreat, the caravan hidden in the bush at the foot of the mountain will provide you with absolute privacy. Alternatively go camp high up in the cliff where nature is your only companion.
from R600

EmaFweni

41 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 2 rooms

The two cottages differ; the two bedrooms unit has the superior Mountain View (Little berg and High berg plus a splash pool on the patio....
The two cottages differ; the two bedrooms unit has the superior Mountain View (Little berg and High berg plus a splash pool on the patio. It has two en suite full bathrooms. A shower is included in one of the bathrooms. The one bedrooed unit called Lakeside Cottage has a view of a small private lake(pond) below the covered patio, and a panorama of the Little berg. It has two bathrooms including one shower. Both cottages have DSTV. Wifi is available at the owners RESIDENCE @ a cost of 1 EURO(or ZAR equivalent) for 200 MGBs. You may use yout own laptop/tablet there. A 3G card of your own can pick up internet in either cottage. Alternately, there is free Wifi(max50MB) at a place near Emafweni (5 minutes drive). All mod cons with RCI imperial grading equivalent to four stars. i peaks soar above tumbling waterfalls, deep river valleys, crystal pools, indigenous forests, caves and floral splendour peak flowering of over 100 Azaleas September and October. Walk the well-known hiking trails from your front door; close to famous canopy tour, horse riding, birds of prey displays, river rafting, archery, guided walks and drives, go-carting, helicopter flips, several restaurants, Drakensberg Boys Choir Wednesday concerts only four hours’ drive from Johannesburg, and just over two from Durban; tarred all the way; no need for a 4X4 vehicle
from R875

Stoney Way Cottage

9 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Stoney Way Cottage is a beautifully decorated cottage set in the mountainous area of Underberg. The area is popular as the rich flora and...
Stoney Way Cottage is a beautifully decorated cottage set in the mountainous area of Underberg. The area is popular as the rich flora and breathtaking scenery makes for an ideal getaway. This cottage offers two bedrooms each with a double bed and shares a bathroom. The spacious living room extending to a veranda that has lovely views of the Drakensberg Mountains. For the winter months there is a fireplace that warms the cottage. The modern fully equipped kitchen features a stove, oven and microwave. Underberg is the ideal destination for those visitors who loves the outdoors and has plenty outdoor activities to offer such as fly fishing, horseback riding and hiking.
from R590
Bye Gums is a double story thatched cottage in the Central Drakensberg, Mount Champagne. The...
Bye Gums is a double story thatched cottage in the Central Drakensberg, Mount Champagne. The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped and the spacious lounge has DStv. There is a large undercover braai area and a table with a bench that looks onto the swimming pool and the garden. The beautiful dam is close by and canoes are available to guests. The cottage is also serviced. Champagne Valley has many great activities, such as adventure sports, golf, fishing, great walks and hikes and horse riding in the area. Drakensburg Conopy Tours and The Adventure Centre at Drakensberg gardens is also close by to make your stay an eventful one.
from R2000

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 R550

Douglas Drift

1 Review
Sleeps 11 in 3 rooms

Offering beautiful views of the Umzimkulu River, Douglas Drift is an ideal option for nature-loving guests. The property is set within the...
Offering beautiful views of the Umzimkulu River, Douglas Drift is an ideal option for nature-loving guests. The property is set within the picturesque town of Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal. There are three comfortably furnished cottages and rooms, of which each has an en-suite bathroom. All of these choices offer a variety of layouts to cater to the needs of travellers. Two of these options make use of communal kitchen facilities while one cottage has a well-equipped kitchen as well as a private balcony. Guests can enjoy a braai or a picnic on the sprawling property. Visitors could also choose to walk down to the river for a swim, or to discover some fishing spots. Nearby attractions also include the delights of the Sani Pass, or the many farms and horse trails in the surrounding area.
from R520

Woodcliffe Country House

7 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 R950

Drakensberg Views

6 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Drakensberg Views is a beautiful self-catering house situated on a 40-hectare protea farm in the heart of the Drakensberg. The house is...
Drakensberg Views is a beautiful self-catering house situated on a 40-hectare protea farm in the heart of the Drakensberg. The house is ideally positioned between The Drakensberg Sun Resort, Champagne Sports Resort, and The Nest. This luxury self-catering house can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests and comprises three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two of which are en suite, and an open-plan lounge, dining area and a fully fitted kitchen. The first and second bedrooms each contain a double bed, and the third bedroom contains twin single beds. All bedrooms open onto a lovely sunny patio which has panoramic views overlooking Cathkin Peak and the magnificent Drakensberg Range. In addition, there is a double sleeper couch in the lounge that can accommodate two guests. All linen and towels are provided. The house has a large, sunny open-plan lounge and dining room and a kitchen which is fully equipped. DStv compact bouquet is available. Double carport parking is provided. Pets are permitted by prior arrangement only. There is plenty to do in the area, including walks in the Drakensberg Mountains, horse trails through a private game reserve, canoe trips, and, for the more adventurous, a forest canopy tour. For all golf enthusiasts, there is the nearby Champagne Sports Golf Resort. This 18-hole championship golf course has been rated as South Africa’s most beautiful golf course in recent years with the club house rated in the top 5 19th’s holes in South Africa.
from R1200

Drakensberg South Africa

Drakensberg Self-catering Accommodation

The impressive bulk of the mountains the Zulus called Ukahlamba - the barrier of spears - and the Voortrekkers called the Drakensberg - the dragon mountain - is an impressive rampart of sandstone and basalt that separates the well watered Indian Ocean coast from the dryer, harsher interior. Most of the escarpment falls under the Ukahlamba-Drakensberg National Park. This beautiful montane grassland is bright green in summer after the rains and fades to a delicate blonde, often with snowy highlights, in winter.

It's a great hiking destination with a range of trails from walks of an hour or two to long epics such as the Drakensberg Traverse, which takes about three to four weeks. Fabulous rock art tells the story of the San, or Bushmen, who lived here till bigger, stronger, more aggressive peoples pushed them aside. With over 2,500 flowering plants, many of which are endemic, and game such as baboons, eland and other antelope you'll never lack for something to look at. The birding is great, too, with the rare Lammergeier, or bearded vulture, being one of the real mega-ticks of the area.

The mountain slopes offer great paragliding - particularly at Bulwer and Oliviershoek - and adventurous ice climbers tackle the frozen waterfalls in winter. Four by four enthusiasts and keen mountain bikers enjoy the challenge of Sani Pass and others, while those who prefer a less technological form of travel can enjoy pony trekking in the hills. Dams and streams are stocked with trout and some, such as the Sterkfontein Dam, harbour the even more challenging indigenous yellow fish.
Golf courses, spas, and a range of cute coffee shops, funky craft shops, art studios, breweries, cheese factories and other rural delights complete the list of attractions. There is truly, something for everyone.

UNESCO World Heritage Selection Criteria: The uKhahlamba – Drakensberg Park

The uKhahlamba – Drakensberg Park has exceptional natural beauty in its soaring basaltic buttresses, incisive dramatic cutbacks, and golden sandstone ramparts. Rolling high altitude grasslands, the pristine steep-sided river valleys and rocky gorges also contribute to the beauty of the site. The site's diversity of habitats protects a high level of endemic and globally threatened species, especially birds and plants. This spectacular natural site also contains many caves and rock-shelters with the largest and most concentrated group of paintings in Africa south of the Sahara, made by the San people over a period of 4,000 years. The rock paintings are outstanding in quality and diversity of subject and in their depiction of animals and human beings. They represent the spiritual life of the San people who no longer live in this region.

Justification for Inscription

  • Criterion (i): The rock art of the Drakensberg is the largest and most concentrated group of rock paintings in Africa south of the Sahara and is outstanding both in quality and diversity of subject.
  • Criterion (iii): The San people lived in the mountainous Drakensberg area for more than four millennia, leaving behind them a corpus of outstanding rock art which throws much light on their way of life and their beliefs.

Source: UNESCO

The impressive bulk of the mountains the Zulus called Ukahlamba - the barrier of spears - and the Voortrekkers called the Drakensberg - the dragon mountain - is an impressive rampart of sandstone and basalt that separates the well watered...

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Draken Self-catering, Drakenberg Self-catering, Drakensberge Self-catering, Drakensberg Region Self-catering,

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