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About Ihophe Cottage

Nestled in the peaceful Central Drakensberg, you will find Ihophe Cottage. The double-storey, thatched cottage boasts unrestricted views of Champagne Castle, Dragons Back, Cathkin Peak and Sterkhorn.

The cottage sleeps six guests in three double rooms and has a well-equipped kitchen and a comfortable lounge with a TV. You will need to bring your own DStv smartcard. Braai facilities are available.

There are some lovely hikes in the area and Bushmen caves and paintings are not far away. A falconry farm is close by with regular displays and trout fishing at the Bell Park Dam is a populqar actiity. Several good restaurants are situated in the valley, as well as a number of interesting curio shops. There are also helicopter flights available in the area. An 18-hole golf course is situated at the Sports & Racket Hotel.

The world famous Drakensberg Boys Choir is a stone’s throw away; regular concerts are held on Wednesday evenings in the school auditorium during term. Enjoy the complete peace of the moody mountains, the brilliant starry skies at night, the wonderful bird life, summer storms and winter snows. Why not pay a visit to this beautiful World Heritage Site, a holiday memory that will last you a lifetime.

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Response Time: 10 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

No smoking in the cottage.
No children under 13.

Ihophe Cottage Rooms

Reviews for Ihophe Cottage

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Anita Jacobs, South Africa
28 December 2015

Lovely setting with glorious views of berg & tranquil surroundings. Only set back were the numerous amounts of personal belongings of the owners scattered around the cottage including limited amount of guest cupboard space. Lounge suite is in dire need of a spring clean too.Establishment response:We intend taking up matter lounge sofa with our Cleaners so that is to be attended to.  We intend refining our personal things at the cottage but have had many, many compliments from visitors in our Visitors book that have complimented us on its homeliness - a home from home.  One cannot please...
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Tamryn Schmahl, South Africa
22 September 2015

The cottage is clean and cosy, with a view second to none. We will definitely be back!

Andrea , South Africa
01 May 2014

We so enjoyed our stay at Ihophe, a perfect little cottage with wonderful views. Quaint rooms and adequate facilities. Our only snag was that our dstv card didn't work as it is a newer card and is only paired to our machine. Will definitely look at going again. Thanks for having us!

Ihophe Cottage Map

Ihophe Cottage is 12.7km from the centre of Champagne Valley , the nearest airport 198km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Champagne Valley

Falcon Ridge

(8.4 km from Champagne Valley)

2 reviews

The Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre is found in Champagne Valley in the Drakensberg and is open every day apart from Friday. The shows are thrilling; highlighting the power, speed and intelligence of the birds. An insight into Falconry is included...

Dragon Rock Reptile Centre

(25 km from Champagne Valley)

1 review

The Reptile Centre is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am. R50 per adult and R20 per child u12 years. An opportunity to feel and learn about a range of reptiles.

Champagne Sports Resort Golf Club

(7.4 km from Champagne Valley)

2 reviews

9-18 hole golf course! Many well known players have played here before!

Drakensburg Ballooning

(13.9 km from Champagne Valley)

Drakensberg Ballooning offers scenic hot air balloon flights with panoramic views stretching from the Amphitheatre in the Northern Drakensberg to Giants Castle in the Southern Drakensberg. We are the only based Hot Air Balloon company in KZN and can...