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About Esigodini Cottage

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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 31 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Please note that we do not accept one night bookings over weekends and we also only accept a three night booking over a long weekend.,

Availability and pricing

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  • Esigodini Cottage Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering Our rate of R1400 per day is for the first six people - an extra charge of R200 per person is charged up to 10 people.... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only, Shared bathroom see more Twin beds, Double beds, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Television, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views, Garden views
    from R1500 For 2 guests
    • Adults

      Reviews for Esigodini Cottage

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      Heather Theron
      05 July 2018

      Fantastic service from the caretaker and cleaner Clement and Nicole. could do with some indoor heaters

      Kate Nuns
      23 April 2018

      Beautiful quaint setting... friendly and helpful staff..cosy cottage! We went for a hike at Garden Castle which I'd highly recommend and came back to play boardgames by the fire.Lovely weekend all in all!Thanks Sue!

      Sarah Porter
      21 November 2017

      We loved every moment of our stay. The cottages were comfortable and homely and the garden has to be seen to be believed. There was a choice of outside eating places and everywhere there were views and more incredible views. We were looked after so well by Happiness who washed mounds of dishes with a smile. Berg walks and rivers easily accessible. We would recommend this place without reservation to groups of 8 people. Had the happiest reunion with my siblings and spouses.

      Vimal Mothilal
      10 October 2017

      Most beautiful lawns and gardens . Cosy cottages with character filled rooms. Inviting lounge with a fireplace centrepiece.A privilege to have stayed at Esigodini. Will return ....

      Thandazile Pakati
      11 September 2017

      The drive way from the main gate to the cottage needs TC, but everything was perfect.

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      Esigodini Cottage is 9.9km from the centre of Underberg , the nearest airport 160.4km (Margate Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling