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Berghouse and Cottages
Ranked #2 of 13 Bergville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
“Absolutely stunning”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

What a stunning place to stay so peaceful and tranquil in the most picturesque spot with spectacular views of the Drakensberg mountains. Enjoy a sundowner from the view site and watch the sunset. Cottages are well equipped and furnished you will want to sit on your patio and take in the scenery and surroundings. The perfect getaway to relax and unwind. Charming hosts ensure a very warm welcome.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Cape town
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Situated just outside the Royal Natal National Park, this gem of a B&B is the perfect place for a peaceful Berg getaway. The owners, Vaughn and Chantal were very friendly and helpful and we loved the cosy, beautifully decorated cottages. The cottages have stunning, panoramic views of the Amphitheatre and surrounding Drakensberg and it is a great place to stay for hiking, horse-riding, fishing or just some quiet R&R. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Hi There,

Sorry for the delay in getting to you with this message, we had been intending to send you feedback the day we got home!

This is Amy and Mzwandile who came to stay near the end of march. We just wanted to say that we really had the most wonderfull and relaxing time whilst staying in the cottage. The land you have with the views and animals is really un-beatable. We recieved a warm welcome and a cosy fire ready for us upon arrival. Your dog punch will stay in our hearts forever!!

We highly recommend your cottages as a weekend gettaway, especially for us 'Joburgers' who like to escape from the concrete jungle!

I hope you can share this on your website and do let me know if there are other search sites that you are on, so i can leave feedback there also.

Thanks again,

Amy (UK) and Mzwandile (SA)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Port Elizabeth
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

The setting was perfect. They cater for large groups or even perfect for a romantic getaway. Rooms and kitchen perfectly equip. Owners very friendly and we had an amazing breakfast. Close to the Royal Natal NP. A must stay at when in Northern Drakensberg area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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South Africa
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Situated halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, these cottages are an ideal stopover for an unrushed trip to or from Durban. The Berghouse offers a choice of 7 cottages, ranging from 5 bedrooms to 1, all fully equipped for self-catering including braai (barbeque) facilities. Breakfast is available and delivered to your room - great spoil! All units have log fireplaces which would be a boon in winter. The views of the Drakensberg are breathtaking and you are close to the Royal Natal National Park. For the energetic many activities are on offer including, fishing, hiking, horse riding and mountain bike riding all on the property. There are a choice of golf courses nearby.
We stayed in the THANDANANI cottage which was like a home from home, well equiped, en-suite bathroom, a queen size bed and comfortable lounge area. The stoep was perfect to kick back and relax with great views and some Shetland ponies for company!
The hospitality from Vaughn and Chantal and their son Cullam was excellent. Pity we could only stay for one night but will be back for a longer stay soon.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Spent a weekend at Berghouse and Cottages and came away feeling very relaxed. I particulary enjoyed the fireplace inside as one of the nights was really cold. The staff were friendly and accommodating. There is lots of open space and the kids ran themselves ragged. No real kid specific activities are available but there are some beautiful walks.

I wouldn't recommend a horse ride for beginners. The horses know the trails well and expect to canter, trot, etc. at certain points despite what you would like. Attempts to rein them in can result in a struggle and unexpected behaviour.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Durban South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Great panoramic views of the northern Drakensberg, and rustic yet comfortable accommodation. Overseas visitors might find the 3km dirt road somewhat daunting, depending upon what vehicle is being driven, because of its steepness in some places and hairpin bends. Watch out if you're considering going horse riding, the horses are somewhat wild.

Room Tip: The two family cottages are great for family groups, and have or are close to the best mountain view...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Berghouse and Cottages

Property: Berghouse and Cottages
Address: R304 Northern Drakensberg, Jagersrust | KwaZulu-Natal, Bergville 3354, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Bergville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Bergville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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