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“Good room - unusual set-up!” 4 of 5 stars
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19 Scottson Road, Underberg 3527, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #7 of 10 Underberg B&B and Inns
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“Good room - unusual set-up!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

We eventually found Willows down a 5 Km ish muddy, cow-poo ridden lane( just after milking). There was no one to meet and greet us on arrival, eventually we found an empty room with a note left on the bed for us .
In this note were instructions about the breakfast arrangements - if you were happy with a continental one then it could be done in-situ, if not, and a more substantial one was wanted (and who doesn't when on holiday?) we were to get in the car and go down the lane again and visit the proprietor's restaurant/bistro,'The Lemon Tree,' where his staff would deal with us for breakfast.
We got the impression the owner was not too bothered with his guests - if there was anything that we wanted for the room we were to contact the room maid (who we never saw).

Room Tip: The room was very well equipped and furnished
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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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 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

We stayed at Birches Cottage over Christmas 2010,
Huck and Elsabe Orban has created a sanctury!
We had the best night sleep in years!
The food was amazing, the cottage clean and the bed so comfortable!
We will definitaley go back there!
Money well spent, friendly and homely and the view of the mountains and river is spectacular!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

Birches Cottage is situated 4 km out of the town of Underberg. The cottage is very well appointed, spacious with a lounge, kitchenette area, big bedroom and large bathroom. The furniture is very comfortable and the fittings and fixtures are all of good quality. The property is beautiful, with well laid out walks down to the river and views over the valley. Decks and benches have been positioned along the walks for rest stops and to admire the view.

Breakfast is served at a restaurant in town that is owned by the hosts and the food was very, very good. Fresh, delicious and tasty.

This is truly a wonderful place to stay - close to town yet away from it all in a magnificent setting.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Birches and Willows B&B

Address: 19 Scottson Road, Underberg 3527, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Underberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a quiet corner of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg World Heritage Park, with the cascading Umzimkulu river bounding one side and blue mountain sky the other, lie Birches and Willows cottages. Designed to satisfy the needs of the most discerning traveller, Birches and Willows are luxuriously appointed and serviced daily to international standards. Set in a private garden on the six-hectare riverfront. ... more   less 

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