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About Acorn Cottages

Situated on a peaceful small holding, we offer cottages for self-catering holidays and weekends. Enjoy beautiful scenery all around you from the privacy of your cottage in the stunning Champagne Valley.

All our units are different and fully equipped for self-catering, apart from our two Bed and Breakfast Rooms. Look up at the imposing Drakensberg Mountains of Champagne and Cathkin, with nearby access to the peaks of Cathedral Peak, the majestic amphitheatre at Royal Natal National Park, and Giants Castle.

Enjoy the rock swimming pool on a hot summer’s day or the lovely sunsets from your own veranda. Sheep, cows and even guinea fowl stroll around the property at leisure, and our great dane will love and play with your children. Activities in the area include horse riding, fishing, walking, hiking, white-water rafting, bushman paintings, bird watching, local crafts, golfing, bowls and bass fishing about five kilometres away.

Being just four kilometres off the road that leads into the mountains, we have the best of both worlds, offering total peace and quiet in a friendly atmosphere. In the evenings, choose from three local restaurants or braai at your cottage while you plan your next day. We are happy to assist you with local outings or offer advice for travelling onwards.

  • Response Rate: 90%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 19
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 16 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • 24H. Security
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Shower
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Breakfast must be booked when reservation is confirmed, not included.

Acorn Cottages Rooms

Reviews for Acorn Cottages

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Hermien de Beer
28 September 2021

The place was clean and neat.

mthoko Ndumo
24 March 2020

Kindly note that I only spent one night instead of three nights for my booking due to the fact that the venue was not what I expected. My concerns are listed below:1. Change my preferred room and I was only informed last around 17:30 on my way.2. On arrival I did raise a concern about my expectations and I was told that there were no alternatives, however they will see in the morning. 3. In the morning they brought in the cleaning lady and at that time I informed them that we were leaving. 4. About the venue:* Grass not cut* Spider webs* Dusts* Front door broken and main bedroom door not...
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Etienne Gerber
22 April 2019

Liked the friendly reception, farm atmosphere and the dogs. The unit we stayed in could be improved. There is a broken heater in the bathroom that apart from not looking great, could hold a shock hazard. Several lights did not work and even though the maintenance people came to replace one of them, this should be checked beforehand. The one bedside lamp has absolutely no place to plug into (not without a long lead). No braai utensils. Remote for the front gate did not work. It was replaced, but the replacement also did not work, which was quite frustrating. Lots of potential to improve...
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Roland Stucki
06 January 2019

Cottages were ok, maybe need a bit refreshing.It's a bit old fashioned but ok. To my understanding the precontact could be better. Was promised a few times documentation will be sent shortly but I never it receive it until. I asked repeatedly. Received just a short mail with the account no from the bank, this is ok if you live in SA but from outside you need more details from the bank and this I had to find out myself. I think this should be improved.But the stay was ok. Unfortunately only had contact to the owner when we left.

Corne Bezuidenhout
04 January 2019

First time in my life where I was very well rested and felt totally relaxed. You must be an animal lover, otherwise it will not work for you. It was awesome.

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Acorn Cottages is 8.7km from the centre of Cathkin Park , the nearest airport 196.2km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling