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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for something genuine you have found it. Location is absolutely breathtaking and the tranquility absolute. Our cottage was comfortable, homey, spacious and with a great outdoor area for barbecuing. A great family like welcome and a fairy tale look and feel makes you wish you didn't have to leave. Really hope to be able to revisit... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome awaits after the 3km drive uphill on a gravel road to these spacious cottages scattered around the hilltop, with open space and spectacular views of the Drakensberg mountains. As they are mainly set up for self-catering, they have substantial kitchen areas and good living space, although they are comfortable, rather than luxurious. Furnishings are a little basic,... More 

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

Thank you for your review and recent visit.We are pleased you enjoyed your 1 night visit in the 2 bedroom cottage provided.We are a 3 star graded establishment as advertised on all our portals and website,however,we aspire to give a 5 star experience.We hope you enjoyed the dinner delivered free of charge to your cottage.Breakfast is self help so for... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After searching throught Tripadvisor for a convenient 'halfway' stopover spot on the berg on our way home from our beach holiday, we selected the Berghouse due to its high rating. We selected the catered option which seemed different to other resorts we frequent. We were not disappointed as the evening meals were well prepared and beautifully presented. We opted for... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit and kind words.We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you all and to see you all ride out on horseback as a family was truly special! We hope that you will return someday soon with warm regards from us all at the Berghouse and Cottages,Northern Drakensberg, South Africa Ps: sorry about the mini horse in your room..we'll... More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Have you ever booked into a place, to find everything just perfect? Well, now is your chance to experience what the "real Berg" is all about: Serenity, beauty, hospitality, first class accommodation, spectacular views, and tons to do! What you see on Berghouse's website almost does justice to the perfection of this place. Some might say the 3 km gravel... More 

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

The pleasure of hosting you was ours.Thank you for your kind words and recent visit.We look forward to hosting you and your friends sometime again soon.With warm regards from all at the Berghouse and Cottages,Northern Drakensberg,South Africa More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in the Phezulu Cottage, situated on the top. The cottage gives you an amazing view of the Amphitheater! The cottage is very nice decorated, has a good bed, fireplace, very nice bathroom/shower and a full kitchen. There is also braai on the pattio. Chantal and Vaughn are very kind and tell you all about the Berg House. We orderd... More 

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

We appreciate your positive response and wonderful compliment.We enjoyed hosting you and hope to have the same privilege again in the future.We look forward to your return to the Northern Drakensberg South Africa someday soon! With warm regards from us all here at the Berghouse and Cottages. More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The cottage had an incredible (!) view and was very cozily decorated, with a fireplace to top it all off. Hikes can be done from the cottage, as well as amazing horse trail rides. The hosts are friendly, fun and helpful. We did our own cooking and were pleased to find a well-equipped kitchen. It was everything we expected and... More 

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

Thank you for the kind review!. We enjoyed hosting you and all your great friends.We hope that you will all visit us again! With warm regards from all of us at the Berghouse and Cottages, Northern Drakensberg, South Africa. More 

Marina beach
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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

Thank you for a wonderful review!, thank you. Always a great pleasure to host you and your family.Thank you for the many happy returns, including all those special photos we have received from you in the past. We look forward indeed to your next visit to the Drakensberg, KZN. With warm regards from all of us here at the Berghouse... More 

Gauteng, South Africa
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47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

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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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 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 

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