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Bushmans Nek Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beziers, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars NEW

Very remote lodge, driveway poor surface , need a 4x4, stayed in chalet, only one loo and poor shower, super setting, v quiet, excellent for twitchers. Horse riding offered , unfit horses, beautiful estate to ride across. Meals ok - no choice of menu - dark dining room - staff friendly and helpful. Establishment would benefit from refit!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Penwarn is simply the best accommodation we have ever stayed at in our many visits to South Africa. The track down to the lodge is an adventure in itself, passing through stunning scenery and with fabulous views of the Drakensberg mountains. Once we arrived, we knew we were somewhere special. We had a really friendly welcome from Suzette on reception,... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited in winter, for our honeymoon and we managed to get a fair rate (even though it was school holidays) roughly R500pp pn. On arrival we found that we were the only guests, which was fine by us. I was a little surprised that they hadn't done any additional decoration of the room as you would expect for a... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Penwarn is an old 19th century lodge off the beaten track. The last 20km's or so before you get to the lodge is all dirt road with the last few km's only really suitable for SUV's or high raised vehicles. It seems a lot more remote than it probably is, but the fact that there is no cell phone signal... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went to the Penwarn lodge and have the following to say: Negatives: Place really needs an upgrade, especially the rooms Bathrooms not up to standard, mould in parts of our bathroom grouting Not too much to do actually, all tours etc run by one person, who if busy with another tour cannot really help Dinner - no really choice, give... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed at Wildflower self catering cottage, overlooking the dam. It was just what we needed to kick back and relax after running the Comrades Marathon. A really beautiful working farm, with an interesting farm tour including the dairy and stables. The three course meal in Penwarn's dining hall was delicious too! A memorable birding tour and an informative trip... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Thanks to our GPS, we reached Mtini Lodge located by a lakeside just before dusk, in time to see the birds swoop past in V-formation inches above the water on their way back. We saw elands, horses, zebras and a few ostriches after entering the sprawling estate. It was pitch dark when we switched off the Lodge lights and I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

With our small car and after a long period of rain, the access to the Penwarn estate was challenging, particularly at night time, but our efforts paid off when we arrived. Suzette, the lovely hostess took care of us, and welcomed us with hot chocolate. The beautiful lodge was waiting for us. The estate has wonderful views, and the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I have to say its been a long time coming, but I should put in by vote of greatness for Penwarn and in particular my fellow Devonshire lass Cherie! You can't go anywhere in this world without meeting someone who lives nearby and this was no exception! Myself and my partner spent a beautiful and tranquil two nights. Whilst the... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Do not make the mistake we did. We booked for one night only to break a long drive from Port Elizabeth to northern KZN. Penwarn is a little piece of heaven and we should have stayed much longer. The position is sensational tucked into the southern Drakensburg Hills. Cheerie and Reuben could not have been kinder hosts coming out to... More 

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Address: Bushmans Nek Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg
Number of rooms: 19

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