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Berghouse and Cottages

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The views are breathtaking. Beautiful, small, romantic cottage (Phezulu) secluded at the furthest end from reception. The decor is simple, yet romantic. Open plan cottage, fireplace in the bedroom/small lounge area makes it cozy, the nights were freezing. The area is very quite. We additionally booked breakfast - the breakfast is a bit over priced, but it is delivered to... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and review.We enjoyed meeting you both.We hope that you will return someday soon.We would love to give away the firewood, however, we support an under priveledged community that chops up the firewood at a cost. Please be speccific regarding the ups and downs with accommodation so that we may respond appropriately, thank you. With warm... More 

Potchefstroom, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Pictures can be deceiving and I feel that they should update their website to inform visits better. We booked the large 12 sleeper. Only two bathrooms with shower and toilet only. No bath. I find this ridiculous especially as one one couple had a small 5 month year old baby. The supply a dishwasher in the cottage, that was nice... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit. Constructive criticism is always welcomed by the Berghouse and Cottages management. The website is current and updated. However, the writers accusation that the photos presented on our website are misleading is completely unfounded.The owner has taken a great deal of time photographing this destination and everything it represents..to say the pictures are false is... More 

Gaborone, Botswana
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

My husband and I spent a amazing weekend at Berghouse. The cottages sit on one of the most breathtaking sites on the northern Drakensberg and have access to extensive hiking, biking, and 4x4 trails right from their back porch. The cottages themselves are very tastefully decorated and have everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Views from the porch... More 

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

Thank you both for visiting all the way from USA & Botswana.We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to your next visit.Thank you for your kind review! Your happiness is our pleasure! With warm regards from us all at the Berghouse and Cottages Northern Drakensberg South Africa. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

The setting is absolutely beautiful. They accommodated a late arrival without fuss. We were not aware that our cottage shared a wall with another one and were talking amongst ourselves at 11pm. Resulted in a very angry neighbor guest confronting us about talking at 11pm. So you may want to consider booking one without a shared wall if you might... 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 sad to hear that there was a problem with the adjoining cottage guests, this is the only cottage on the property with an adjoining wall, this sort of problem has never been reported to us before.We hope that you were not too inconvenienced and hope that you will again visit someday... More 

Centurion, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

I planned a romantic weekend to propose to my girlfriend. Upon arrival the hosts Chantal and Vaughn were extremely welcoming and helped me with keeping everything a surprise. They made us feel special and treated us like royalty. The meals we ordered was delicious. The cottages were beautiful and had a romantic layout. It's a beautiful setting and you have... More 

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

Congratulations again!! thank you for your kind review and visit. We look forward to hosting you again soon, with warm regards from all at the Berghouse and Cottages Northern Drakensberg Kwazulu-Natal South Africa. More 

Brighton, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We recently stumbled upon this beautiful gem nestled in the Drakensberg Mountains! Coming from the United States, I have not encountered such hospitality as I have when I stayed at these well accommodated cottages! I was fortunate enough to not only take in the breathtaking beauty of the mountains but also the cottages themselves! They have more than enough space... More 

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

Thank you for your awesome review! and recent visit from the USA. The pleasure of hosting you was ours!, we hope that you will become our "Ambassador" to South Africa and more specifically the Drakensberg. We hope that you will return someday soon. With warm regards from us all at the Berghouse and Cottages Northern Drakensberg South Africa. More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Vaughn and Chantal made us feel at ease immediately. The cottages where perfect, spotlessly clean and well supplied. On entering the cottages you feel as though you are the only people on the planet and surrounded by nature. Spectacular views blow your mind. Little olde country touches like wood bundles tied with string for the Braai fire and the fireplace... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words and recent visit.The pleasure of hosting you all was ours.We look forward to your return to our "little mountain paradise", with warm regards from us all in the Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. More 

Dar es Salaam
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This place is magical. A lovely place to visit for a quiet few days. Great for kids: fishing, horse-riding, pony-feeding, biking, etc... lots to do! Quiet and private bungalows. Clean and well-maintained. Amazing views. Close to the National Park. The owners Vaughn and Chantal are lovely hosts and so helpful. Anything you need, just ask and they will do what... More 

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

Thank you for visiting the Berghouse and Cottages and you positive feedback via reviews.We enjoyed hosting you and your family in Thokozela cottage a.k.a Thokozela cottage for the week.We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit, with warm regards from us all in the Northern Drakensberg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa More 

Hillcrest, South Africa
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

If you are looking for accommodation that is relaxed and where you don't have to watch your children every moment then this is the venue for you. No loud music blasting over the public areas and no hordes of people everywhere. The cottages are laid out in such a manner to ensure privacy but there is a communal area for... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit and for taking time out to give your opinion on the location and locality convenience of all the cottages on the property.We appreciate all opinions and strive to satisfy all our guests especially when it comes to stay satisfaction, we endeavor to make each and every visit a 5 star experience, albeit that we... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We spent two nighs in Bungalow No. 8. The views are simply breathtaking. The chalet is very clean and very charming equipped. The owner and the staff were so helpfull and friendly. the ambiance of this place is incredible and we have never had such a romantic diner with candellight ever before. Unfortunatly we were there for just two nights... More 

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

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

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the Northern Drakensberg mountains,KwaZulu-Natal,South Africa,all cottages enjoy spectacular mountain views.Offering bed and breakfast as well as dinner.All cottages are fully equipped for self catering.Halfway between Johannesburg and Durban.Numerous activities offered on site.Centrally situated and in close proximity to other famous hiking routes and destinations of interest in the Drakensberg. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Berghouse and Cottages

Address: R304 Northern Drakensberg, Jagersrust | KwaZulu-Natal, Bergville 3354, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Bergville
Price Range: $24 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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