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About Hilltop Cottage

We have two cottages on Farraway Farm. Luxurious Hilltop Cottage, built on the top of a hill giving it an unsurpassed view extending tens of kilometers down the valley with the massive mountains in Lesotho in the background. Our second cottage, Shepherd's Cottage, is a one bedroom cottage which we completed in Sep 2018. Both cottages have verandas with braai areas. They also have wood burning fires (complementary firewood) and electric blankets and heaters, so you will never be cold when everything outside is covered in snow! Hilltop Cottage has full DSTV and Shepherd's Cottage has satellite TV. The cottages are about 400 m apart, so they are completely private. Both cottages are fenced and are pet friendly.
Farraway Farm is 90 ha, and neighbours Parks Board land which borders Lesotho. Over a km of the Mzimude River runs through the farm, and we have a dam. The circumference of the farm is about 5 km. You may see wild eland and reedbuck come down from Parks Board land to drink from our river. And, at night, you are likely to hear jackals howling.

Hilltop Cottage has two en-suite bedrooms and a large living area cottage is luxurious, quiet and very private. It has its own fenced garden that is about an acre, and is about 200 m from the main farm house.

All you need to bring is your food, camera and walking shoes. And some carrots if you want our horses to love you!

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 7 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Reviews: 13 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
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Availability and pricing

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  • Hilltop 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
      • Shepherd's Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Small one bedroom cottage in the mountains near the sheep and horse paddocks . Single beds can be made up as a king... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more King beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Heater, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
        from R750 Room rate
        • Adults

          Reviews for Hilltop Cottage

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          Khawaja Abdullah
          24 September 2018

          This beautiful cottage has an almost perfect location. Overlooking a stunning valley, mountains and a water lake. We arrived late at night so waking up to the mind blowing views was truly magical. The cottage itself has everything you need and more. Comfortable beds (with electric blankets), every kitchen item you would need, plenty of wood to Braai and make a fire in the fireplace, hot water, DSTV etc. you literally just need to bring your food.Stephens plot and the surrounding farms have some really excellent walks (also includes some old rock art), which offer an excellent excursion. You...
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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.

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          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