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Pennygum Country Cottages

 Our four garden cottages have a beautiful setting with magnificent views of the mountains and a peaceful country atmosphere.Underberg, on Penny Lane just off the Drakensberg Gardens Road.

Our popular Family Cottage is a double story, with own entrance from Penny Lane and private garden area. There are three double bedrooms and a dormitory room in the loft which sleeps 4 people. All beds have electric blankets or hot water bottles available in Winter.

The cottage has two bathrooms and a modern open-plan kitchen. The lounge / dining room has a log fireplace and a television, and DVD facilities. Enjoy a weber type braai on the covered verandah with magnificent berg views.

Our Apple Cottage is perhaps the new 'star'. It has 3 bedrooms - 1 queen which has an ensuite shower room, 1 double and 1 twin, with a full bathroom, a large lounge with dvd player ( collection of dvds on site to borrow), a fireplace, a sofa bed - which can sleep another 2 people, a large dinning room and a beautifully appointed kitchen with large gas/electric 'range' cooker. There is a veradah area outside withWeber braai, glorious views over the berg and gardens with shaddy trees to sit under in the sun.

Our Lavender Cottage is a beautiful, bright cottage which sleeps 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children. It has a double bedroom with a lovely corner bath ensuite. It has a further twin bedded room with shower ensuite. there is a full kitchen with breakfast bar, a sitting room with a sofa couch that can sleep a further 2 children, a dvd player and patio area with braai and gloriouis views.

Our African Dreams Thatch Cottage is tastefully decorated in this theme and 3 or 2 adults and 2 children under the comfort and atmosphere of a thatched roof. It has a double bedroom with en-suite, a second bathroom with corner bath, an open plan lounge with sleeper couch and fireplace and kitchen. It is fully equipped for self catering. There is a television with dvd and a music centre, and all beds have electric blankets in winter. The cottage has a covered patio with braai and is nestled under oak trees in its own private garden. The view of Giants Cup from this cottage is breathtaking! An ideal honeymoon suite.

All linen and towels are provided.

There are many restaurants in the area for breakfast and dinner, and hundreds, if not thousands, of hiking and cycling trails!

Services offered:

  • Laundry facilities, including hand washing for delicate items.
  • Internet - wifi available in cottages
  • Tourist information and booking activities.
  • Maps of Hiking Trails available.
  • Firewood at R55 per bundle.

On-Site activities we offer:

River Rafting and Tubing adventures from Pennygum. All necessary equipment including lifejackets and helmets are provided. Guests can pick their own apples from the orchard in season.

Other great activities to be enjoyed in the Underberg/Himeville area include:

  • Fly-fishing
  • Horse riding
  • A guided trip up the famous Sani Pass into Lesotho
  • Visit a Pottery Studio
  • Scenic hiking trails
  • Guided Rock Art trips
  • Mountain biking
  • Golf
  • Squash
  • Great Restaurants
  • Explore local history
  • We prepare itineraries for our guests and make all necessary activity and restaurant reservations on request.

Regional finalists for the Lilizella Tourism awards in 2013 and 2014