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About Mari's Cottage

Mari's Cottage Guesthouse, situated 4 minutes away from Melmoth city center, is set in a spacious property in town and offers 15 lovely cottages, sleeping a total of 32 guests. Each cottage features a private entrance, a fully equipped kitchen, en-suite bathrooms, and a veranda with panoramic views overlooking the beautiful valleys around Melmoth. Guests can choose from a self-catering option or meals can be prepared on request. Come and relax while you absorb the timeless peace and tranquility of Mari's Cottage.Good birding walks adjoin the property and a large fig tree, in the beautifully landscaped garden with waterfalls, is a haven for African Green pigeons and other birds. We also provide conference facilities, ideal for small conferences and workshops.We are located close to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve and Ophate Game Reserve, with other places of interest nearby including the historical sites at Ulundi, Kwazulu Cultural Museum, Ondini, Dingaanstad/Umgungundlovu, Emakhosini Valley, Valley of the Kings, Ukamba, Isandlwana, Rorkes Drift, Blood River and Nkandla Forest.

  • Response Rate: 89%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 32
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews


  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

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

Mari's Cottage Rooms

Reviews for Mari's Cottage

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Elizabeth Odendaal
05 May 2021

Upon arrival, We were downgraded to a smaller room nor prior communication about the change and given an excuse that a larger group booked there and want to stay in rooms close to each other. When we confronted Mari about it,she gave us a bigger room,it reeked of cigarette smell but we were fine with the size and considering there's no other options as the place is booked.we asked for a two point plug she said she doesn't provide because guests steals them and said she doesn't have, to our surprise when we asked the receptionist for a bath plug she took out the pin plugs. Our stay was not plea...
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Greg Shapiro
15 March 2020

great place all round

Silindile Dlamini
10 August 2019

The cottage is cosy and different. The owner was so nice and treated us well. Melmoth is a remote area so to find a decent place to stay is nothing to take for granted.

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Mari's Cottage is 2.1km from the centre of Melmoth , the nearest airport 31.8km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling