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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: 7 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Mid Range

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Pets by arrangment.

Room availability and prices

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          Reviews for The Ponds Self-catering Cottages

          10 guest reviews Reviews of

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          Ramachandran Ramakrishnan, South Africa
          05 April 2016

          Ponds is a beautiful cottage with a lovely interior. We stayed in June 2015. Central to most places in Drakensberg, Ponds is a nice place to relax. To be honest I was a bit sceptical while booking Ponds on seeing the review about theft. However Marcelle is a lovely host and she made arrangements for a secutiry to be in place day and night. She was also considerate in periodically phoning us to know about our comfort level. Cottage is serviced daily and the helper gal did a great job. There are a lot of books to read. I recommended the place to another friend who later booked both cottages duri...
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          Candida de Freitas, South Africa
          29 March 2016

          A very quiet place with ample space surrounded by majestic trees for those that enjoy privacy and nature. It was an excellent break away from the noisy city life for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. During the night we saw many stars and even a falling star. We saw an owl. It seemed as if the owl stayed close by on one of the trees near the cottage as we heard it during the night. The self catering cottage was very comfortable and was furnished with all that was required and had the utensils, pots and plates necessary for those that enjoy preparing holiday meals.I highly recommend Ponds Self...
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          Andre Grobler, South Africa
          29 March 2016

          Everything was pretty much perfect. The house is nice, clean and has everything you need in the kitchen. It's a big plot, very peaceful and quiet. I didn't see one other person apart from the caretaker and the cleaning lady, both very helpful and friendly. I would go back there anytime.

          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.

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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

          Things to do in and around Champagne Valley

          Falcon Ridge

          (8.4 km from Champagne Valley)

          1 review

          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!

          Kwazulu Weavers

          (6.8 km from Champagne Valley)

          Kwazulu Weavers produce hand-woven woolen carpets and homemade candles. The mini putt-putt course keeps the little ones busy while parents are shopping. Grab a bite to eat afterwards at the Waffle Hut.