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About The Bell @ Fernwood

The Bell is situated on Fernwood, at the foothills of the majestic Cathkin Peak.Surrounded by the little berg, free roaming game and privacy of the champagne valley, it is the place to come home to.

The Bell received a minor facelift in October of 2013, and we can proudly announce that is has received a 4 stars rating from the South African Tourism Grading. We strongly believe that the unique and beautiful location is its best assets.

The Bell is a fully equipped three bedroom six-sleeper chalet, with two bathrooms and a reading room. The spacious open plan living area leads onto a cosy veranda with amazing views giving you an instant connection to berg life. The kitchen is well equipped and daily cleaning services will ease you into a relaxing mode. The Bell is privately situated and no other units are visible from the house. For cold winter nights, the Bell is equipped with a fireplace, underfloor heating in the main bedroom and bathroom and electric heaters in all the other bedrooms.

Wild antelope and birds feed on the lawn and can be seen in early mornings.

Fernwood consists of 230ha of pristine mountain property adjacent to the UNESCO Ukhalamba World Heritage Park.

The Bell is the only commercially rentable chalet in this private development. The Bell - the best of the Berg.

We regret, no pets allowed.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Mid Range
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


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

Important Information

Please note: we require a minimum of four guests per night over the high season.

We regret, no pets allowed.

The Bell @ Fernwood Rooms

Reviews for The Bell @ Fernwood

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Abhishek Singh, South Africa
05 September 2016

Wish there were more starts to rate the Bell @ fern-wood......This was one experience of a lifetime.Facilities : Best in classView : Please be there to experience, words will fall shortExperience : Wish i had know about it earlier. I would have visited this place every month. Sadly I am leaving SA next month.A perfect place for a family outing, Safe and beautiful.

Adele Van Den Berg, South Africa
26 June 2016

We had a wonderful stay at The Bell. The house is very comfortable, warm and the views from every room are just amazing! The staff were all very friendly and we enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere at the lodge. We will definitely be visiting again!

Gabriela Dragone, Argentina
08 December 2015

My 2  time in The Bell .  YES! Super beautiful, conformable, clean, everything for the kitchen, good decor. Very perfect the WIFI. A place to rest, excellent location, beautiful view of the mountains. Of course I have recommended and will recommend this place. Of couse I will back Gabriela of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Phil Vardey, England
23 November 2015

The pictures do not do this place justice. The inside is so spacious nicely decorated. The area is stunning and one evening we had a braai surrounded by zebra on the lawn. Could not recommend this place enough

Janine Scholte, Netherlands
21 August 2015

The Bell is beautifully located in the mountains of Drakensbergen, you see no neighbours, only nature. The view is absolutely stunning. The house is well equiped and the fireplace is a must in wintertime. You can do nice walks on the grounds of Fernwood to the waterfalls and there is short cut on foot to the National Park. Zebras do walk around in your garden.The whole family enjoyed it. 

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The Bell @ Fernwood Map

The Bell @ Fernwood is 2.9km from the centre of Cathkin Park , the nearest airport 197.7km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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