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The Berg house and cottages - Affordable Self Catering near Bergville

The Berg House and Cottages offers self catering accommodation with spectacular views and very affordable rates. This sandstone 4 bedroom cottage overlooks a trout dam with 180 degree views of the Northern Drakensberg Mountains.

The Berg house and cottages - Affordable Self Catering near BergvilleThe Berghouse and Cottages is a privately owned, 1650 acre estate, offering you spectacular panoramic mountain views of the Northern Drakensberg, Central Drakensberg, including the Maluti mountains and "little Drakensberg peaks"this mountain retreat offers comfortable accommodation in "rustic chic"appointed cottages. A Drakensberg experience par excellence awaits you. If you are in search of serenity, tranquility, then this is the destination to visit. You will be suspended in moments of magic, "like a balm to your troubled soul"."It's as though time stands still and one's worldly concerns just simply melt away or perhaps carried off on the gentlest of breezes, on the wing of one of the many beautiful birds that inhabit the estate, you will be left unencumbered to experience an exquisite lightness of being".

Comfortable accommodation awaits you in 6 well-furnished, privately situated cottages, each with fully equipped kitchens, kitchenettes and log fireplaces, with an abundance of firewood on site.

Each cottage offers you spectacular views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

Home cooked cuisine awaits those who choose to have dinner and breakfast, picnic hampers are also provided (meals and hampers by prior arrangement).

The Berghouse and Cottages offers an extensive range of activities including hiking with various degrees of difficulty to choose from on site as well as in the neighbouring "World Heritage" site in the Royal Natal National Park, approximately 16 km away. Guided horse riding trails on "Basuto" ponies through splendid scenery, fly fishing both in dams and on the 7 km river on the western boundary of our property, mountain biking and 4x4 trails are some of the activities we invite you to indulge in.

It’s the ideal getaway for those looking for peace, privacy and spectacular, memorable views.

Conference facility for max 21 delegates, total accommodation capacity 34 guests.

Excellent cellphone reception.

Fully catered, including teas and condiments.

Great team building venue.

Ideal for family and friends getaways, situated 1/2 way between Johannesburg and Durban (3hours drive) or a romantic weekend for two – we have something unique and special to offer you. The Berg House has an open plan lounge fully equipped kitchen area, 2 bathrooms, a large logfire place, with wood provided. The Cottage is serviced daily. The kitchen is fully equipped with electrical appliances. Braai area next to cottage. Clear views of the Amphitheatre, focal point, & surrounding escarpment. This cottage is situated on a 700ha property. Trout fishing on 7km`s of river frontage on numerous activities offered. A campsite is situated along a stream & near a 150m cascade, no electricity. Hot & cold water is provided. Cater up to 8 people.

The Berg house and cottages - Affordable Self Catering near BergvilleThe berg House and Cottages is located 34km`s from Bergville, on the R74, off the Oliviershoek Pass. From Harrismith. 44km`s, take the N5 left on R712, left again on the R74, 3km`s past Little Switzerland Hotel. 21km`s from the Royal Natal National Park. 3 Hours from Johannesburg and Durban.

The Accommodation at Berg House and Cottages

Self Catering:
Comfortable, rustic, stone and thatch dwellings. All with electricity, both cottages sleep 8 people. Both consist of 4 bedrooms each, 2 double-bed bedrooms, 2 single-bed bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and toilets in each. All linen is provided, including cutlery and crockery. An open plan lounge and kitchen area, with an oven, stove and fridges. Log fire places, and a braai/barbeque facility. Both have patio furniture.

Bed & Breakfast:
Comfortable thatch cottage, en-suite, private unit, sleeps 2 people. Consists of: fridge, kettle, condiments are provided. Dinner available on request.

Activities include: hiking, horse riding (night riding), fishing, fourwheel drive routes, mountain bike trails, bird watching, paraglide and hanglide take off site, river swim, tube and canoe, night drives with spot light or enjoy the lavender experience.

All the above activities can be enjoyed on site.

Off the property activities include: golf. game view and houseboat trip, Sterkfontein dam activites, restaurants, pubs, Pizza tower, Hydro electric station and various historical routes.

Or enjoy quietly relaxing in front of a log fire, read, play cards or browse in the lavender shop.



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