Berghouse and Cottages

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Berghouse and Cottages is premier holiday accommodation, situated in the Northern Drakensberg. Furthermore, it is a private estate. Moreover, Amphitheatre and Mountain views are features of this accommodation establishment.

Located halfway between Johannesburg and Durban. An approximately 3-hour drive. from these destinations. Map.


Berghouse and Cottages offers self-catering-accommodation rental.
Fully equipped cottages are with kitchens and kitchenettes, open plan and fully electrified. Furthermore, log fireplaces can be found in each cottage. Wood is provided at a small fee. Moreover, a bed-and-breakfast option is available. Dinner may also be requested, by prior notice. All meals are delivered with a smile to your cottage. Try this option and be surprised by our chef’s style of country fare.

Phezulu – “On Top”

A privately situated thatched cottage with a romantic atmosphere. A 
Jetmaster log fireplace is provided in the bedroom. Furthermore, a king size bed with Egyptian linen.

Outstanding mountains views from the windows of this cottage.
Moreover, an en-suite bathroom(shower),fully equipped kitchenette including a microwave and fridge. A built in braai/barbeque is on the patio.

Antelope and rabbits graze around the cottage.

Thamela Cottage

This is a comfortable 4 bedroom cottage. Firstly, 3 bedrooms have double beds. One bedroom is equip ed with twin beds and a double bunk/stack bed.

This cottage sleeps between 8 and 10 guests. An open plan lounge and kitchen area,with a log fireplace is provided. Furthermore, a fully equipped kitchen, large fridge, gas stove, microwave, crockery and cutlery. Moreover, a patio with an under covered braai. Two bathrooms, with a shower in the one and bath in the other are features of this unit. Finally, this cottage has spectacular Drakensberg mountain views.


Thunzi Cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms. Both have en-suite bathrooms. Furthermore, it has a fully equipped kitchenette with an open plan lounge and  dining room. A log fire place to make the room cosy. Queen size double bed with en-suite bathrooms are provided. Moreover, a braai area off the cottage.  Finally this unit has beautiful mountain views from the cottage.

Thokomala – “Warmth and comfort”

Thokomala Cottage sleeps up to 12 people in five bedrooms. Furthermore, a lapa and braai are provided. Moreover, the unit contains a large open plan lounge and kitchen area. The kitchen is fully equipped and serviced daily in the mornings.

Experience world class mountain views from the cottage. Patio furniture is provided at both cottages.  firewood is available and sold per bundle used.

Thokozela – “A place of many happy returns”

Thokozela Cottage is a two bedroom cottage. It sleeps four with a queen bed and twin beds in the bedrooms. Furthermore, it has a fully equipped kitchenette with a fridge, stove and microwave.

Spectacular views of the Amphitheatre, Northern Drakensberg Mountains and the Maluti Mountains. There is an undercover braai facility.

Thula Thula – “Peace and tranquility”

This spacious open plan cottage, sleeps 2 guests. Furthermore, an en-suite bathroom(shower his & hers) is provided. Additionally, a king size bed, microwave, fridge, toaster, and kettle. But the offering is half-board only(no self-catering facility). Additionally, a log fire place is in the lounge.

Spectacular Drakensberg mountain views from the windows of the cottage. Finally, a beautiful patio with views of the Mountain Reedbuck and other wildlife that can be seen on the hillside nearby.

Thandanani – “A place that everyone loves”

Thandanani Cottage is a private cottage that sleeps two individuals. Furthermore, It is fully equipped to self cater with an open plan design. Bathrooms are  en suite. Furthermore a Queen bed is provided. Moreover a fireplace. Wood is provided and sold per bundle used.  A braai / barbeque is outside the cottage. The mountain views from the cottage patio are spectacular.

Phinda – “Return again”

A spacious single bedroom cottage (sleeps two). The bedroom has a queen size double bed. The bathroom is en-suite with a corner bath). Furthermore, a fully equipped kitchenette is provided. Additionally, a large patio with a under cover braai / barbeque facility. This cottage enjoys spectacular mountain views.



One of the highest peaks of the Drakensberg in South Africa, is Champagne Castle. Standing tall next to Monks Cowl as well as Cathkin Peak. All these mountain peaks can be viewed from this destination. Maloti-Mountains and “little Drakensberg” range join the Northern Drakensberg Mountain range at the Amphitheater. These are the panoramic views to be enjoyed from the windows of the cottages.

Additionally, hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty to choose from are offered on site. Furthermore, in the neighboring park called the Royal Natal National Park. This site was proclaimed a “World Heritage Site”. It is only 16km away. Royal Natal National Park, offers some of the most scenic Drakensberg hiking trails in South Africa. The main feature of the park is the Thukela Waterfall, it is the second highest waterfall in the World. This spectacular waterfall can be viewed from the cottages in the summertime, after rain on the escarpment.

Guided horse-riding is offered. A worthwhile option to take in our spectacular scenery. Moreover, we offer the rider between one hour to three hours of guided rides outside the estate. Look out for the Eland and other antelope species. Seven km’s of river frontage and three dams, provide you with a variety of fly fishing challengers.

Additionally, mountain-bike-trails are provided on site provide a challenge for all serious and casual riders. Berghouse-Trail forms part of a 150 km’s of mountain bike routes in the area.

Explore the Drakensberg-Experience-Route, mainly on the R74 from Giants-Castle in the Central-Drakensberg to Royal-Natal-National-Park in the Northern-Drakensberg. Situated at the end of the Maloti-Route, a driving experience to be enjoyed with family and friends. 


We cater for special requests such as a honeymoon getaways, engagement proposals, birthday parties, end of year functions.

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