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Pennygum Country Cottages

3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Off Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Pennygum self-catering cottages are a true gem. They are set in stunning surroundings with beautiful views, gardens and surroundings to eat, walk and relax in (see pics!). We particularly enjoyed the rafting, swimming in the river, and wonderful walks that Sarah and Paul recommended - many thanks.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed in the African dreams cottage for two nights - and that was definitely too short to enjoy the place and its great opportunities! Pennygum is located just outside Underberg in a quiet surrounding and is therefore ideal for anything to do around here. The African dreams cottage is lovely with two bathrooms and a living room, everything is... More

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pennygum-cottages, Owner at Pennygum Country Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for your lovely review - we loved meeting you and wish you could have stayed longer as we so enjoyed chatting to you! More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The beautiful scenery and surrounds of the Southern Berg are only surpassed by the wonderfully warm welcome we received from Paul and Sarah. We spent 3 nights in the African Dreams Cottage in July and felt completely relaxed and rested on our return home. The cottage was well appointed, with the spare linen and electric blanket making a big difference... More

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berwynllangollen, Owner at Pennygum Country Cottages, responded to this review

Delighted you both had a lovely time - we really enjoyed meeting you and hope you will come back again soon! Glad you enjoyed a cosy fire! More

Glenwood, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

My husband and I have been to Pennygum a few times and we always enjoy our stay thoroughly. Everyone is always so friendly and helpful. The cottages are beautifully decorated and all so unique. Every effort is made to assure that your stay is a good one. We will definitely be back.

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pennygum-cottages, Owner at Pennygum Country Cottages, responded to this review

So delighted you enjoy visiting us! We love having you! see you again soon More

London, England, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

My girlfriend and i stayed hear for 3 nights in early May, and what a wonderful place to stay. The views from the African Dreams lodge are amazing. The hosts Sarah and Paul were very helpful and pleasant to chat to. Admittedly it was cold, but the logs for the fire certainly helped!! It was weird having frosts in the... More

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pennygum-cottages, Owner at Pennygum Country Cottages, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your stay - we loved having you - hope you will be back soon! More

UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the African Dreams cottage last weekend and enjoyed it immensely. We were met with a big hug from our hosts Paul and Sarah who could not have been more helpful or accommodating and gave us great advice re places to visit and local restaurants that would welcome our little dogs. The surrounding views were... More

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Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

After a terrible couple of days on the road! The big hug from Sarah on arrival and the beautiful view of the Berg, made our holiday finally feel real! What an amazing little family cottage we stayed in, the view WOW, it was cozy, lovely decorated and just close enough to town if we needed supplies! Thank you for an... More

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Kfar-Saba, Israel
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in Pennygum cottage. It's the beginning of the winter and it happened that our two nights were cold and raining. Paul and Sara welcomed us and they are lovely people. The cottage is quite nice and spacious. A bed room, living room, kitchen and two bath rooms. Very convenient. With that, since it was very... More

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pennygum-cottages, Owner at Pennygum Country Cottages, responded to this review

So lovely to meet you and so very sorry you picked probably one of the only really cold and wet weekends of the year - there was a gas fire you could have borrowed as indicated in our welcome pack but it was such a shame you couldn't get out into the beautiful countryside because of the weather- hope you... More

Torremolinos, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The welcome we recieved from Paul & Sarah was wondeful, location accomodation views & most important hosts perfect, cottages spotless, also plenty to do & see in the area with lots of good places to go out to eat, White water rafting & tubing available at pennygum ,loads of fun for all the family,Paul & Sarah will also arrange other... More

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Kendal, UK
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We arrived in Underberg during a recent tour of South Africa and fortunately discovered Pennygum Cottages. The area is superb and Pennygum is a great location and perfect place to stay. Paul and Sarah were very welcoming and helpful throughout the stay, readily advising about the area and making sure we gained the most from our visit. Their dogs also... More

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Address: Off Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pennygum Country Cottages 3*

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Pennygum Cottages are a fabulous base to explore the Southern Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. Our 4 cottages are set in beautiful gardens and apple orchards in 10 acres of land with stunning views of the berg from each cottage. The cottages are well equipped for self catering - our African Dreams is a thatched rondavel 'honeymoon cottage' which sleeps 2-4, our Lavender Cottage sleeps 4 and 2 children, Apple sleeps 6-8 and our Family Cottage set in its own garden with a private drive sleeps 10. All have braai areas and sitting out areas. Most cottages have fireplaces for cold winter nights and also all have DVD players with complementary DVDs. There is a splash pool in Summer and also rafting and tubing on site in season. There is a small children's play area and daily maid service. ... more   less 
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