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About The Old Hatchery


Affordable and comfortable B&B and Self-catering accommodation just 10 km from Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa. We provide free parking, Free Wi-Fi and and a-la carte restaurant on site. Our tranquil setting, located near Horse Riding trails, Mountain Biking trails, Hiking Routes, Golf Courses, Trout Fishing waters and of course the famous Sani Pass In Lesotho.

We are situated 1 hour from Howick on the N3 Route and 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 the 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.

Accommodation / Room Types:

Bed and Breakfast: We have 15 comfortable en-suite rooms that can be set as king or twin beds. All rooms have bathroom/shower facilities, tea/coffee trays and DStv.

Otters Den:
This is a self-catering cottage which is a popular choice for families and small groups. There is one king-size room with TV and the other two rooms can either be twin or king-size. One of these rooms have TV. Kitchen/lounge open plan and kitchen complete onto a verandah with views of the beautiful Drakensberg mountains.

Mountain Cottages: We have 3 of these delightful little cabins that are suitable for couples. Each of them has a bathroom, kitchenette and braai facilities. From the parking area, you walk along the wooden decking and over our gorgeous waterfall to get to the cabins.

Reasons to visit The Old Hatchery and Underberg
• Guided Sani Pass 4x4 trips
• Mountain hiking
• Horse riding trails
• Trout fishing
• Mountain biking
• Equestrian events
• San Rock Art

  • Response Rate: 96%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 42
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 37 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Cosy
  • 24H. Reception
  • Activities desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • House Keeping
  • Patio
  • Printer
  • Shower
  • Single rooms
  • Special offers
  • Suites
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

The Oak Tree Lodge rates include breakfast.
The Otter's Den rates are self-catering and no breakfast is provided.

Availability and pricing

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  • Double Room Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 7 Double Rooms Bed and Breakfast:There are 15 comfortable-en-suite rooms that can be set as king or twin beds. All rooms... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities
    • Rooms Adults
      • Fishing Cabin Fishing Cabin Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 We have 3 of these delightful little cabins that are suitable for couples. Each of them has a bathroom, kitchenette and... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds see more Double beds, DStv, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views, Garden views
        • Rooms Adults
          • Otters Den Otters Den Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 This is a self-catering cottage which is a popular choice for families and small groups.There is one kingsize room with... see more
            • Rooms Adults
              • Family Room Family Room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B This family suite has a double bed, bathroom, small lounge with sleeper couch. It has direct access to the verandah... see more Features:  Double beds, Balcony/patio, Sleeper couch
                • Adults

                  Reviews for The Old Hatchery

                  37 guest reviews Reviews of

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                  Yvette Van Rooyen
                  19 March 2021

                  The walks and swims along the river.

                  Dylyn Shepstone, South Africa
                  19 July 2016

                  Looks can be deceiving!

                  07 February 2016

                  5 star in every aspect of the word. I mean where do they phone you when you are on you way to take your food order? That means eat on arrival and after a 6 hour grueling trip in the dark that sure takes the weight off reality! Service was great on all levels and not to for the Hatchery to take all the credit - God is the Almighty Creator, but the nature and views SUPERB MAJESTIC WONDERFUL! Be back to see all our newly made friends soon. Thank you Hatchery for good value getaway.

                  Claire Wilson, South Africa
                  31 December 2015

                  Beautiful views and delicious, affordable food. Thank you for a wonderful time.

                  Diana Bloem, South Africa
                  21 December 2015

                  The Old Hatchery offers tranquil accommodation and the service is very welcoming!  

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                  The Old Hatchery is 8.4km from the centre of Underberg , the nearest airport 159.5km (Margate Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling