The Berghouse and Cottages

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 350
PRICE (unit):
from R 1,020
Country cottages situated in the Northern Drakensberg mountains in South Africa.The Berghouse and Cottages is a privately owned, 1650 acre 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, this stunning Drakensberg getaway is surrounded by mountains - their massive sandstone cliffs will remain etched in your memory forever.The property provides you with unique, panoramic views of the Drakensberg spires from as far as the Monks Cowls and Cathkin Park, Cathedral Peak, to the south and the Amphitheatre and Maluti Mountains in the Northern Drakensberg, as well as the Little Drakensberg, Drakensberg mountain views from the widows of your cottage. If you are in search of serenity, tranquillity, 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 eight 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 on our 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 spectacular 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.
28 Dec 2016
By Ilse, South Africa
"WeHad a lovely time at the Berghouse.We loved the privacy and the incredible views. The house was comfortable and had all we needed."
"A wonderful place"
16 Jun 2016
By Chantelle, Botswana
"We had a great stay, the facilities were good and the staff are friendly.Establishments Response:Thank you for your kind words and recent visit. We enjoyed hosting you all and look forward to the same privilege in the near future.With warm regards from staff and owners in the Northern Drakensberg, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa"
"Loved it!!"
13 Jun 2016
By Roz, South Africa
"Lovely place-perfect place for my toddler to run wild and the miniture horses were so sweet. We really enjoyed our stay and will be beack again!"
"What an Adventure"
04 Apr 2016
By ANICKE, South Africa
"Only when you experience this GEM for real, in person, not on a website, can the beauty of this place be justified. I'm so glad we did not go with the every-day commercialized options for accommodation and found this place! The warmth of the hosts, the surrounding beauty of mountains - the incredible breakfast and supper, the view, the activities, horse riding experience, the cosy cottage with such beauty - everything left us in awe! We will most definitely come back and refer our friends and family!"
"Berghouse cottages"
08 Sep 2015
By Chris, South Africa
"We stayed at Berghouse (cottage 1) and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cute cottage was rustic but fully equipped for a wonderful relaxing 3 days. The cottages are set far apart from each other so that each is really quiet and private. I can unreservedly recommend Berghouse"
"Wonderful family getaway!"
17 Jun 2015
By Debbie, South Africa
"Had a lovely relaxing break at the Berghouse and Cottages. Great setting and views spectacular. The kids loved playing with the little ponies and loved their horse rides. My husband loved the mountain bike trails, and I loved curling up by the fire or on the picnic blanket with my book :) Lovely relaxed vibe and safe for the kids. Can really recommend ordering the odd meal from the main house, which they can deliver to your cottage. Really delicious, especially the breakfast! Will definitely be back!"
"Great stay"
01 Apr 2015
By Kate, South Africa
"Phezulu at the Berghouse is a stunningly decorated, fully equipped cottage in the most beautiful berg surroundings. We loved the ponies in the garden and enjoyed a 6 km walk to the Tugela river from the driveway. The environment was very friendly and peaceful, with help from the owners whenever we needed it."
"Epic weekend away!"
03 Nov 2014
By Erin, South Africa
"What a treat! Amazing friendly hosts who have thought out their guest cottages very well. The outdoor facilities available are lovely as well with mountain bike tracks, beautiful walks and stunning horse rides. Highly recommend the Berghouse and am hoping to return soon!"
19 Dec 2013
By Lindi, South Africa
"Beautiful and relaxing. We will definitely return!"
"Beautiful peace and quiet"
13 Dec 2013
By Maretha, South Africa
"The scenery is lovely and the accommodation excellent. We had an extremely relaxing few days far from the rush of city life surrounded by green hills and mountains. Keep it up."