All Comments for The Old Hatchery

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Dylyn Shepstone, South Africa - 19 July 2016
Looks can be deceiving!
What a relaxing time.
Claire Wilson, South Africa - 31 December 2015
Beautiful views and delicious, affordable food. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Tranquil accommodation
Diana Bloem, South Africa - 21 December 2015
The Old Hatchery offers tranquil accommodation and the service is very welcoming!  
Totally Fantastic
Rene Ashton, South Africa - 30 November 2015
The Old Hatchery is a tranquil place. The view is beautiful. The staff were friendly. The accommodation is lovely. My little fishing cabin had everything I needed. The restaurant food was good value for money & very tasty. I will go back there any time. 
Ian Oertel, South Africa - 20 April 2015
We had a very pleasant stay at The Old Hatchery (Oak Tree Lodge). The reception was hearty and we had everything we needed. The food was  tasty and the service good. The vicinity was very attractive, especially when the sun shone.
Gone fishing
Karl Laepple, Germany - 12 April 2015
As returning customers we enjoyed our stay again.
The restaurant had a superb meal, great chef and excellent staff.
Will be back soon
alta lombaard, South Africa - 25 August 2014
Very nice!
Convenient spot
Peter M De Vries, South Africa - 18 February 2014
Conveniently positioned just off main road yet in the country. Clean comfortable, reasonably priced good food. Great spot for a stopover.
Very pretty place
Pam Long, South Africa - 23 September 2013
A very pretty place with comfortable cottages and we enjoyed a good meal in the restaurant, loved the curtains!
Lovely rural atmosphere
Johan Van Huyssteen, South Africa - 08 August 2013
We enjoyed the freedom to walk and the quietness of every day. The views are beautiful and the management have been superb in welcoming us and making us comfortable.
Lovely place
Natalie Tkaczynski, South Africa - 06 July 2013
We stayed here for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our little fishing cabin and log fire. We loved the sense of being apart from the main building and the other cabins. We self-catered for much of the time but ate a couple of delicious meals at the restaurant. It would not be a good option for people with mobility issues though, because you have to walk along several hundred metres of wooden walkway and steps to get to the car park and main building. It also gets slippery when there is frost and snow. But, on the whole, it was a lovely quiet break.
Lovely venue near Underberg
Chris Hulbert, South Africa - 16 April 2013
Lovely venue, very clean, good food, superb hosts, would recommend, and will be back.
Moses Govender, South Africa - 25 March 2013
We had a great night stay over at the Old Hatchery. The owners were very welcoming and the staff were friendly and efficient. It creates a very cosy family atmosphere where one is relaxed and at home. My wife and I would love to visit again for longer next time and we will highly recomend it to firnds and family. Oh by the way the meals were fantastic...compliments to the chef :-)
Amazing experience
Sindi Ndlovu - 04 February 2013
We had an amazing time at the Old Hatchery, the rooms are beautiful and the hosts are friendly and welcoming, service is excellent. Had an opportunity to do the Sani Pass tour which was breath taking. We will be visiting The Old Hatchery again in the near future.
Our stay
Ron Goatley, South Africa - 05 December 2012
Comfortable accommodation, would like to see: More shelving in bathrooms, confusing restaurant opening times. Staff and management very friendly and helpful.
Tranquil affair
Shaun Laubscher, South Africa - 16 November 2012
What an awesome place to stay! We really felt welcome and enjoyed our stay. The food is brilliant, specially the mint lamb chops.
Knut Normann, South Africa - 22 September 2012
Great views and service. Thoroughly rested.
Jaco Breytenbach, South Africa - 20 August 2012
Everything was clean and neat. Although we only stayed for one night it was memorable and I will recommend it to everyone.
Thank you
Tracey alvarrz, South Africa - 11 July 2012
Very friendly people. Lovely accomodation. Lovely restaurant.
Thank you
Nicole Stander, South Africa - 25 June 2012
Thanks for an amazing stay this weekend. We had an absolutely awesome time. The accommodation was very clean and spacious and well worth the money. We were glad to be a part of the "polar bear" celebrations and felt very welcome. The staff and family were very friendly and helpful, we couldn't ask for more. Thanks again.
What a stay!
Benjamin van Staden, South Africa - 02 May 2012
Our family stayed at TOH for one night only but found the accommodation simply fantastic! From the bedding to the scenery was simply marvelous. Thank you!
The mountains and good food
george swart, South Africa - 02 April 2012
Very clean and large accommodation - very up to date. The food was excellent, and we can honestly say it has been a long time since we have had food of that quality - thanks to the chef.
Leon Lombard, South Africa - 06 January 2012
Very beautiful surroundings & very peaceful. We enjoyed the restaurant on the premise and the staff were very friendly. It is a great place to base yourself to explore the underberg!
Quiet time away
Maira du Plessis, South Africa - 18 August 2011
Facilities were good and you were left alone good for a quiet getaway.
Willem Struwig, South Africa - 11 August 2011
Lovely place and area. People very friendly and helpful.
Lovely stay
Brian Gouws - 26 April 2011
We arrived at 9 PM after nine hours spent in the car. As we arrived we were warmly welcomed and seated to a nice warm meal and friendly faces. The service was brilliant and the scenery beautiful!
Awesome scenery
Michelle Meyer, South Africa - 28 March 2011
The surroundings were tranquil and beautiful. The peace and fresh air was what we needed to refresh us for a new week. The country experience was awesome and The Old Hatchery is a perfect getaway spot.
No hassle
Floris Binneman, South Africa - 10 August 2010
When last can you say that something was better than expected? This last weekend was, thanks to they guys at the Old Hatchery. We'll see you again.
Haydn Adendorff, South Africa - 12 October 2007
Our few days stay at Ridgedale was fantastic. Even though we timed our stay during a very rainy, misty few days - it just added to the magic of the area, and having a fireplace in our room made it that much more special. The fishing was great and Ron and Dawn are an amazing couple and we just wish we had more time to have spent with them and also to experience the beauty of the area. Breeza the jack russel was always there with a welcome and loved to venture with us on fishing expeditions to the well stocked dam. We wouldn't hesitate to return and will most certainly be back when we are in the country again.
Very good
Sean Dane, South Africa - 05 March 2007
Thanks to all at Ridgedale - a great relaxing evening before our long SANI2C mountain bike ride. Great place and i hope to be able to stay there next year again.

The Old Hatchery
Affordable B&B and self-catering accommodation, set in a tranquil country setting just 10 km from Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg. We provide free parking and fabulous meals off an a la carte menu in our restaurant. Located near horse riding trails, mountain biking trails, hiking routes, golf courses, trout fishing waters and of course the infamous Sani Pass.

We are situated 1 hour from Howick on the N3, 1 hour from Kokstad, making Underberg the ideal location from which to explore the majestic mountains of the Southern Drakensberg. We are on the route between Johannesburg and seaside resorts of the South Coast and Wild Coast making this the ideal location to stopover for the night.

We offer bed and breakfast, room only, self-catering and full board options in our various units.

Reasons to come to Underberg include guided Sani Pass 4x4 trips, birding, flower walks, Drak Challenge, canoeing, Drak 250, off-road racing, equestrian events, Splashy Fen, golf tours, San rock art, and really just autumn, winter, spring and summer. Notice how it's all about the outdoors. We don't have TVs in any of our bedrooms, we want you to hear the sound of the water flowing and the jackals talking to each other at night.

Bring your passport for your trip up Sani Pass into Lesotho.