We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Pennefather

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Haenertsburg
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
The Pennefather
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 11: English reviews
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
71 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Decided last minute to stay over in quaint Haenertsburg. Very very good deal! Lovely fireplace in the cottage, enough wood for one night. Each cottage has a name, I stayed in the Rider Haggard cottage. Host switched on the oil heater also to warm up the cottage. There is a microwave oven, fridge, kettle in the small kitchen. Walking distance... More 

Thank JanineZA
Kintbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I stayed at the Pennefather for two weeks last month. It is a great place to stay. The cottages are well kept by the staff, and although it was very cold at night, there are electric heater in each room as well as a log burning stove, with plenty of dry wood supplied, to keep you warm. I loved it... More 

Thank Aston P
White River, South Africa
Level Contributor
55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were 2 couples out for a ride on our bikes in the area of Magoebaskloof and needed to overnight somewhere. Having been to Haenertsburg previously for a brief day visit we were keen to return for a night. Each couple had our own "cottage" comprising a large double bed, fire place, self-catering kitchenette and small bathroom with a shower.... More 

1 Thank Matt_Sa_12
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stopped over for a night on our way to the Kruger National Park. It is set in the quaintest town in the Magoebaskloof area and allows you to begin to relax. The cottages are really clean and well equipped. The booking process was easy and the reception very welcoming. Well worth a visit

2 Thank Meganvdp
Centurion, South Africa
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Pennefather was easy to find due to the fact that it's so unique and reminds one of a bygone era. They are in close proximity to the pub, foodzone and other restaurants. We stayed in the Prester John cottage and was delighted to find that what you see on their website is what you get. This is a no... More 

1 Thank ZJordaan
Dover, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My wife and I stayed here last year on my way through to Gauteng from the Kruger National Park. It was affordable, the staff were extremely accommodating, the place was clean and presentable, and I woke up feeling like a million dollars. We took an early morning drive around the mountain, came back for breakfast (good value), and sat at... More 

1 Thank DarrellMac
Long Lake, Minnesota
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed in one of the cabins for one night. Very comfortable and clean, nice kitchen and shower. Don't forget to bring all your personal items such as soap etc. Porch to sit out on.Local history decor. Owners very accommodating. Wi-fi at the cafe next door-not in the cabin. Breakfast very special. Enjoyed our stay.

1 Thank margaret m
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We slept at this beautiful little and what a disappointment. The towels are in a worse state than the ones my dogs sleep on at home! The linen and curtains are old and shabby! A very sick dog was allowed in our room on checking in (whilst I am allergic to animal hair) and above all, the "no name brand... More 

3 Thank Marlene S
707Mountain, Owner at The Pennefather, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to give our establishment a rating. 1. Dogs. My 10 year old Rottweiler, who had a partial paralysis of her back legs, was at that time, full time in my care. I was not aware that she followed me, if I was aware, I would have stopped her for her sake as she... More 

Rustenburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

These little vintage cottages are really all you need. They are well equip with a double/ 2 single beds, kitchen, TV, bathroom and fire place. They are a walking distance from every shop and restaurant in town. It's safe and clean and you even have a car port for your car. But I do think they are a little expensive... More 

1 Thank Alisha89
Randburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
132 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

There are 6 wooden cottages in the complex. They are equiped with everything you are going to need for a weekend. Some cottages have two single beds joined as a double bed. Fireplaces are in all cottages. Everything in the village is within walking distance.

3 Thank doppierunner
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

26 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (26)
Room/Suite (8)
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Bathroom (2)
View from Room (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Haenertsburg
5.2 mi away
Magoebaskloof Hotel
Magoebaskloof Hotel
#1 of 2 in Magoebaskloof
4.0 of 5 stars 148 reviews
13.4 mi away
Coach House Hotel & Spa
Coach House Hotel & Spa
#3 of 7 in Tzaneen
3.5 of 5 stars 99 reviews
2.9 mi away
Stanford Lake Lodge
Stanford Lake Lodge
#2 of 6 in Haenertsburg
5.0 of 5 stars 38 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Cheerio Trout Fishing & Holiday Resort
0.2 mi away
Art Gallery Bed & Breakfast
Art Gallery Bed & Breakfast
#1 of 2 in Haenertsburg
5.0 of 5 stars 1 reviews
13.6 mi away
Kings Walden Garden Manor
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


Room types
  • Kitchenette

Additional Information about The Pennefather

Address: 105 Rissik Street, Haenertsburg, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Haenertsburg
Number of rooms: 6
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing