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“Great placed central Drakensburg spot” 4 of 5 stars
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Cathkin Cottage Bed and Breakfast
1Yellowwood Drive | Champagne Valley, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa   |  
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great placed central Drakensburg spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Wonderfully attentive hosts, amazing breakfast choices, great views and cosy house. Great location for exploring the mountain area and some great walks on your doorstep. Try and stay at the front of the B&B for the best views. Some restaurants in area to choose from.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the mountains.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Cape Town
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

My mom (84) and I spent two wonderful nights at the beautiful Cathkin Cottage. We were treated like royalty and nothing was too much trouble - More than a "home-from-home" experience! Thank you to our hosts - we would have loved to have stayed for longer and will definately be back!
Edie + Lynne

Room Tip: Cathkin Cottage is highly recommended.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Cape Town
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is a beautiful home away from home. The rooms are professionally decorated with every conceivable nick-nack provided. The art work is tasteful and the gardens and swimming pool are set
within a backdrop of stunning mountains. The pool and gardens are beautifully maintained.

Should you wish to dine "at home" on the large patio, the hosts provide you with knives, forks, plates, condiments and even a salad bowl! Truly magic after a tiring day's walking or visiting the surrounding areas. A large outside sitting area is available for guests' use and each suite also has a private sitting area.

The breakfasts are divine with quiches to die for.

Attentive hosts who strive to provide the best.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the pool have the best view.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

My son (25) and I (55) stayed 2 nights at Cathkin Cottage Bed & Breakfast on a short trip through South Africa. We felt at home from the first minute we arrived. We appreciated the advise our host gave us, and the way they cared for us! The Drakensberg area is splendid we walked a whole day at Monks Cawl (using the walking sticks of our host). We had good diners at the Drakensberg Hotel just across the road. If you’re looking for a nice good (basic) quality place to stay with personal attention, do visit Cathkin Coattage!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

What a beautiful time I had in Drakensberg staying in Cathkin Cottage. The room was absolutely lovely and the bed was heavenly cozy. My hosts helped me so much because I didn't know where to go or what to do, the first thing was to give me a walking stick and send me on a beautiful hike to the Blue Grotto. They fed me well, made sure I was ok and gave me a lot of great advice. Lovely place to stay....and I love their dog.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

very cosy estate in a beautiful area, nice garden, great views, warm welcome by the new owners, terrific breakfast - simply highly recommendable with great value for money!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

If you are looking for a little piece of heaven in the Drakensburg,
you need look no further- the rooms are pristine and tastefully furnished, the view is spectacular, the breakfast is awesome, the hosts Sue and Hennie are fantasic, they
make one feel welcome and at ease. I took my mother to the Drakensburg as a gift for
her birthday and Sue and Hennie went out of their way to make the experience special.
Thank you both for making our get - away memorable and special. The hospitality industry could use this establishment as an example of first class service, great for overseas holiday makers. Regards
Tatjana and Nina Raunich

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Cathkin Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1Yellowwood Drive | Champagne Valley, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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