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About Hilltop Cottage

Hilltop Cottage, which is the only cottage on the farm (Farraway Farm), was built in 2013 on one of the highest points of the farm. There are breathtaking views from the cottage of the valley and Drakensberg mountains.

The farm is 90 ha, and neighbours Parks Board land which borders Lesotho. A km of the Mzimude River runs through the farm, and there is a large dam on the farm. The circumference of the farm is about 5 km.

Hilltop Cottage has two en-suite bedrooms and a large living area with a fireplace. The cottage is luxurious, quiet and very private, no buildings can be seen from it. It has its own fenced garden that is about an acre, and is about 200 m from the main house.

Hilltop Cottage is fully equipped and beautifully furnished, including a flat screen TV with a premium DStv package, plentiful (free) supply of firewood, percale linen, very comfortable beds, electric blankets, in fact everything you’ll need to enjoy your stay with us.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 9 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • No TGCSA Grading
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering The Cottage has two en-suite bedrooms; one with a king-size bed and the second with two single beds. There is an open-pl... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more King beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, DVD player, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, River views, Dam views
    from R1900 Room rate
    • Adults

      Reviews for Hilltop Cottage

      12 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Delene Slabbert
      02 August 2017

      Hilltop Cottage is beautifully situated to enjoy the expansive and unrestricted views over the southern Drakensberg. The accommodation is perfect in every way, thoughtfully equipped and with generous spaces. Loved the fireplace,rhe swing and our host's kind hospitality. Our dogs had a great time too We look forward to many returns in years to come.

      Warren Smith
      24 July 2017

      We were looking for a quiet spot just to chill and recover from a hectic few months at work. We are self employed. The cottage turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. Quite and peaceful. The furnishings and fittings n the cottage are first class. There was nothing we needed. The fireplace was awesome at night and heated the whole cottage (it is well insulated so you do not feel the cold). We did not do any of the walks as i had hurt my back - but they looked truly awesome. The Superspar in Underberg proved to be a pleasant surprise. We need not have taken food with as we could have...
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      Manisha Hassan
      08 May 2017

      What a charming cottage on the hilltop. We loved the peace and tranquillity of the farm and the spectacular view of mountains. Stephen and Linda have thought about every little detail in the cottage. I will definitely be back for another visit.

      Roy Barford
      13 March 2017

      Hilltop Cottage is the only guest accommodation on Farraway Farm, ensuring maximum exclusivity. The owner is a fantastic host and has done an excellent job with this cottage, which has absolutely everything needed.The views are sensational and the farm includes a river and a dam for recreation.

      Carmela Meade, South Africa
      09 January 2017

      Thank you Stephen for an amazing time despite the weather we loved the walks with the dogs and the view from the cottage is sublime.

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      Hilltop Cottage Map

      Hilltop Cottage is 18.8km from the centre of Underberg , the nearest airport 160.9km (Margate Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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