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About The Berghouse and Cottages

Country cottages situated high up in the Northern Drakensberg mountains in South Africa.The Berghouse and Cottages is a privately owned, estate, offering you spectacular panoramic mountain views of the Northern,Central Drakensberg,including the Maluti mountains and little Drakensberg peaks, this mountain retreat offers comfortable accommodation in rustic chic appointed cottages. Situated only 3 hours from either Johannesburg or Durban International airports. Views onto the massive sandstone cliffs will remain etched in your memory forever.The property provides you with unique, views of the Drakensberg spires from as far as the Monks Cowls to the south and the Amphitheatre and Maluti Mountains in the Northern Drakensberg, as well as the Little Drakensberg, enjoy the mountain views from the widows of your cottage. If you are in search of serenity, tranquility, then this is the destination to visit. You will be suspended in moments of magic, like a balm to ones troubled soul. It's as though time stands still and one's worldly concerns just simply melt away or perhaps carried off on the gentlest of breezes, on the wing of one of the many beautiful birds that inhabit the estate, you will be left unencumbered to experience an exquisite lightness of being. Comfortable accommodation awaits you in seven well-furnished, privately situated cottages, each with fully equipped kitchens, kitchenettes and log fireplaces, with an abundance of firewood on site. We offer Dinner and breakfast, come and try out our country fare!Activities you can indulge in at the Berghouse on site include hiking, horse riding, fishing, four-wheel drive routes your own 4x4, mountain bike trails(16km's on-site), bird watching, river swim, tube and canoe-your own canoe. Please Note: All activities offered at The Berghouse and Cottages should be arranged prior to your arrival, booking essential, to avoid disappointment. Enjoy an evening sitting around an open fire at the mini Stonehenge under the wonderful Starry Milky Way, listening to the unique African night sounds: jackal, owls and night jars included at no extra cost. Take in a thunderstorm over the escarpment in summer - you have to see it to believe it. The Berg House and Cottages is a well situated destination, the gateway to the Northern Drakensberg, only 16km's from the Royal National Park. We offer a destination that our guests love to return to! We hope you soon will be one of them.Each cottage offers you views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. The Berghouse and Cottages offers an extensive range of activities including hiking with various degrees of difficulty to choose from. Guided horse riding trails on Basuto cross ponies through splendid scenery, fly fishing both in dams and on the 7 km river on the western boundary of our property, mountain biking and 4x4 trails are some of the activities we invite you to indulge in.Prior booking essential. An Ideal holiday destination for family and friends getaways, a romantic weekend for two – we have something unique and special to offer you.

Golf: Golf is played next door, 9 hole course. Clubs and golf cart for hire on the course.

Family friendly: Large open gardens and lawns.Trails for bikes. Horse riding and pony rides.River and dams for fishing and swimming.Hills to climb. Picnic spots on the estate.

Romantic: Special arrangements to suite couples needs may be arranged in advance of arrival.

  • Response Rate: 91%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 37
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 108 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast in room
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • House Keeping
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Terrace
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Important Information

Reservations are confirmed by a non-refundable deposit equivalent to 50% of the total accommodation fee.
No credit card facility on site.
All deposits to be made via electronic financial transfer, the balance of the accommodation must be paid 1 week prior to arrival alternatively in cash on arrival.
Regret, no cheques accepted....
Reservations are confirmed by a non-refundable deposit equivalent to 50% of the total accommodation fee.
No credit card facility on site.
All deposits to be made via electronic financial transfer, the balance of the accommodation must be paid 1 week prior to arrival alternatively in cash on arrival.
Regret, no cheques accepted.
The period of occupation on the day of arrival is from 14h00's to 10h00's on the day of departure. Extensions are subject to availability and must be accepted as a separate reservation requiring due confirmation.
Where a cottage is not vacated by 10h00s an extra days accommodation may be charged.
No reductions will be allowed for meals not taken or periods of absence.
The confirmation is a contract and you will be required to pay the full amount regardless of cancellation or part cancellation. Refunds will be passed only where the accommodation can be let in full to other guests.
Notwithstanding common law rights, it is the express condition of occupancy of the Berghouse and Cottages that the management is not responsible for loss or damage suffered by any person to his or her property or person, whether arising from fire, theft or wrongful act of any person or property or otherwise.
Guests will be responsible for all breakages, shortages or loss occurring during their stay, to any linen, furniture, effects and fitting contained in their apartment, or caused by them in or about the Berghouse and Cottages.
The use of electrical appliances, other than hair dryers and shavers must be sanctioned by management from whom the charges for use of such equipment may be obtained.
The Berghouse and Cottages management and staff will not be held responsible for any mistake occurring from a reservation that has not been reduced to writing from a telephone conversation.
Whilst the Berghouse and Cottages management may have allocated a specific cottage to you, whilst making your enquiry, it is their express right to alter/transfer you from your venue/cottage, prior to your arrival or during your occupancy for whatever reason, without prejudice.

In the event of a guest being in breach of any of the foregoing conditions, or refusing to obey any request by management or committing a nuisance or any act which is, in the opinion of the management, detrimental to the operation of this destination, the management may forthwith terminate the accommodation of that guest and any persons accompanying that guest without prejudice to the right to recover any damages or loss sustained, including the loss of income arising from the premature termination of the accommodation. The Berghouse and Cottages shall have lien over the luggage, clothing and personal possessions of any guest in regard to any claim against the guest whatsoever.
The management reserves the right of admission.


We regret, no pets are allowed.
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Availability and pricing

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                                      Reviews for The Berghouse and Cottages

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                                      astrid Riedel
                                      28 March 2021

                                      The setting of the cottages is lovely with great view of the amphitheater. Sadly we were disappointed with the cottage we stayed in. Cottage number 2 in our opinion is not great for those that want to self cater. The kitchenette is inadequate. The little shower room is also too small and the sliding door to the bathroom is poor. Compared to our friends that stayed in the cottage next to us (#5) they had for the same price per night a much larger place with much better amenities. The reason we still could enjoy the stay is that we were able to sit around the fire and eat in the Lapa at our...
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                                      Laurian McGonigal
                                      15 October 2020

                                      A view of the Amphitheater in the distance and peaceful nature surrounding you, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We loved sitting on the patio and watching the bird life or the Eiland in the distance. The accommodation is clean and comfortable and had everything necessary for self-catering in our unit. Royal Natal is 25 minutes away by car and an awesome day visit. We will definitely be back!

                                      Reanne van der Merwe
                                      28 December 2019

                                      We stayed in Phezulu and it was stunning. The views, walks and absolute silence is awesome. Swimming in the pool is refreshing and tranquil. We will be back!!

                                      Elmarie Greyling
                                      29 September 2019

                                      Excellent customer service; beautiful views; peace and quiet; and well-equipped cottages.

                                      Thomas Groenewald
                                      24 March 2019

                                      The quietness, the song of birds, the views of the mountains, the trails … but access is not ideal for low profile vehicles

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                                      The Berghouse and Cottages is 32km from the centre of Bergville , the nearest airport 191.5km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
                                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling