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Berghouse and Cottages

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R304 Northern Drakensberg, Jagersrust | KwaZulu-Natal, Bergville 3354, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Marina beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nicely halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, owner-managers Vaughn and Chantal personally welcome you to one of their comfortable, mountain-top cottages with breathtaking views of the Amphitheatre and the northern Drakensberg range. We liked the spaciousness of the estate, the thoughtful and artistic appointments of the comfortable accommodations and the very modest prices for a quality stay in an exquisite setting.... More 

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Gauteng, South Africa
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site speaks for itself, perched on a hillside with spectacular vistas of the 'berg. We got the whole family together there in two cottages and it worked really well, enough space to dine together if we chose. The property boasts a big stretch of river, walking trails and cycle trails - we used all of them and enjoyed it... More 

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit as well as your delightful review.We have many family and friends that gather here,being midway from Johannesburg and Durban,we hope that we can host you all again someday soon.With warm regards from us all in the Northern Drakensberg,South Africa. More 

South Africa
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few nights at Berghouse, while hiking various trails in the area. The setting is absolutely wonderful, with fantastic views and a farm feeling (especially with the adorable miniature horses). We loved that breakfast and dinner was brought to our cottage. The meals were scrumptious, home cooked fare that helped sustain tired hikers!

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and positive feedback,we hope that we can host you again someday soon.With warm regards from us all in the Northern Drakensberg,South Africa. More 

Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

One of the best weeks of our lives. A charming , very well equipped and stylish cottage in a private and tranquil setting with spectacular views... With walking and MTB trails at your door and the Amphitheatre a short drive away it is perfectly situated for climbing, hiking and mountain biking. Thank you Vaughn and Chantal for your warmth and... More 

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review!.We look forward to hosting yourselves and friends/family sometime soon hopefully,with warm regards from us all at the Berghouse and Cottages,Northern Drakensberg,South Africa. More 

Long Island, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My son and I stayed at the Berghouse and Cottages a few weeks ago. The place is beautiful. The cottages are immaculately kept and well stocked. The beds are comfortable, and the food is great. Our cottage had a gazebo and comfortable patio furniture that overlooked a truly awesome view. The property is a short drive from the Royal Natal... More 

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

The pleasure of hosting you and your son was ours.Thank you for your visit and kind review.We hope that you will become ambassadors to our Drakensberg in the USA!! We look forward to hearing from you both again,and hopefully we will have the privilege of hosting you both(or your friends) again sometime.With warm regards from the Northern Drakensberg,South Africa, Berghouse... More 

London
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The setting for Berghouse and Cottages is fantastic; a short drive to the entrance of the Royal Natal National park, with great views of the mountains from the cottages and sitting areas. The steep gravel driveway is easily managed in a normal car and helps add to the sense of seclusion. The cottage we had was small but comfortable, with... More 

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and kind review.We look forward to hosting you at our "Little mountain paradise"on your return.With warm regards from the Berghouse and Cottages,Northern Drakensberg,KZN,South Africa. More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband and I stayed in the Thula Thula cottage from 10-13 March 2015. The location is lovely, secluded and peaceful. All the cottages also have a beautiful view of the mountain and the viewpoint stunning. The grounds were well maintained and the walks good. The accomodation could of been much more comfortable however. We found our unit very small... More 

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Good day,thank you for your review and kind words.We have noted that you have a few pertinent pointers for our attention.Our beds are checked by a company from Durban,we will certainly be bringing up this issue with them.The beds are firm as they are manufactured from a high quality high density multi layers of foam.These queen base sets are regarded... More 

Belsele
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112 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

this is a fantastic place to find some peace and quiet. We were lucky and had the premises for ourselves. nice views, pony in the garden (something different than a dog or a cat), and very very friendly people.The cottages are so cosy. all is there to cook and to have a braai, which we did the 2 evenings we... More 

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Thank you for your great review!!we enjoyed hosting you both and look forward to your return someday.With warm regards from us all at the Berghouse and Cottages,Northern Drakensberg,South Africa More 

Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Vaughn and Chantal could not have done more to look after us. We stayed at Phezulu for 4 nights last month. We were delayed at JHB Airport and they were unperturbed by our late arrival. Over the next few days they helped us with internet access, recommendations for walks and more. The cottage was charming. Boutique rustic with beautiful found... More 

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and kind review!,we enjoyed hosting you both and look forward to your return visit someday soon!,with warm regards from the Berghouse and Cottages,Northern Drakensberg,South Africa More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stayed here for a week and really enjoyed it . The views were amazing as was the welcome from Vaughan Chantal and Thuli . We stayed in Phezulu which had an incredible view over the hills and the Drakensbergs and amphitheatre . It was pleasantly furnished , the furthest property from the main house . We self catered most... More 

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review,we enjoyed meeting you both.Thank you for your recent visit.Our unpaved gravel road is well maintained and used by all vehicles throughout the year,including the wet season.Folks are at first surprised by the road but get used to this 6 meter wide driveway and the World Class Mountain scenery along the way.We endeavor,however,to keep the road... More 

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