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Bushmans Nek Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 via mobile

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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Maun, Botswana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Penwarn is situated on Waterford farm and on a clear day you have an absolutely stunning view of the Drakensberg mountain range. We stayed in the self catering bungalow that can accommodate 4 couples. Lucky for us we had the place to ourselves! The view from the deck is awesome, when the clouds were not around, and you are basically... More

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Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

If the South Drakensberg and a visit to Lesotho are not part of your plans when in KZN you should change plans. After the coast, the parks, the battlefields and the drive through the mountains arriving at Penwarn is a bit surreal - I thought we'd been teleported out of Africa straight into Devon or the Peak District. Penwarn Lodge... More

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Address: Bushmans Nek Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg

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Penwarn Country lodge is situated on the edge of the Ukhlthlamaba Drakensberg Park in the Southern Drakensberg, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.Both hotel and self-catering accommodation is available. There are 2 hotel lodges and 4 self catering units that can accommodate from 2 to 14 people.Many activities are on offer - horse riding; farm tours of the dairy and horse-stud farm; birding; hiking; fishing are merely a few. Sani Pass tours are arranged for the guests with the local tour companies.Warm hospitality, relaxed atmosphere, good country dining are our some of our specialities!We look forward to your stay! ... more   less 
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