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Newmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is out in the wilds and to get any where else is a slog. We like quiet and isolation and had picked here for access to the nearby nature and farming activities. The heavy rains post an extended drought meant that dams were breached ,some routes flooded and fly fishing off the table. We were the only guests during...

Thank 364tilley
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This place was breathtaking! We went for a wedding - the venue was stunning and the chapel beautiful. The pictures came out amazingly well! The food provided the lodge was delicious! There were many great walks around the grounds. The accommodation was everything that you needed - we saw the the larger lodges and the a-frame cottages and all were...

Thank Jordan M
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Christmas break was a comfortable stay in Nguni cottage. Very basic accommodation, with lots of flies visiting us in the cottage so suggest you take a big can of Doom! No fireplace for a winter stay. Food was way beyond our expectations- simply delicious and plenty! Lovely walks to find cell reception around the farm.

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We visited Penwarn and stayed in one of their thatch chalets. What a surprising treat! This farm totals 3800h and is teeming with fun waiting to happen! On arrival we drove through the game reserve and spotted eland, blesbok, zebra and wildebeest. This is not just a 1200h game reserve, but also a dairy totalling about 6000 cows and a...

Thank CatloverDurban
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Penwarn this weekend, found it to be very expensive for what we got. Food not good at all, very salty and soup, custard all had lumps. Apart from very salty no taste at all. Accomodation run down and needs urgent attention. Room not cleaned properly, bath not washed, fireplace not cleaned. Zero ambience at the bar as to...

Thank Denis B
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

All I can say is that this was the best decision Ryan and I made to celebrate our wedding at penwarn. From the start Shannon and Barbara were extremely helpful with every detail I was not worried at all. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and all want to return for fishing and horse riding. The views are breathtaking and the...

Thank Stephenie M
ShannonDommett, Manager at Penwarn Country Lodge, responded to this review

Ryan and Stephenie, thank you for choosing Penwarn to be a part of your magical day! We were honoured to host your family and friends for a truly special occasion and thoroughly enjoyed the entire weekend. Thank you for trusting us with such an important event in your lives and we are thrilled to hear that you are so happy....

Cape Town
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The staff were friendly, but really attention to detail is not the order of the day. We had no heating in our room - the fireplace had not been cleaned, the bathroom only had hot water, no shower gel or shampoo in bathroom. The lack of internet connectivity made it impossible to contact management after hours as only Vodacom was...

Thank MicheleStarke
ShannonDommett, Owner at Penwarn Country Lodge, responded to this review

Good day Michele, We pride ourselves in being a country retreat away from the busyness of the city and aim to provide an experience that is unique and centred around farm life. We have Wifi available in the Reception area as we understand that we are in a remote location and that business must go on. The managers and owners...

Midrand, South Africa
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I do not know if they still have the same chef, but their restaurant was way too good. The accomodation was amazing too. We were there to shop for horses and the horse riding experience was just as spectacular with a good guide riding with us. If you seek peace of mind away from the noise, this could do it...

Thank romeobleck
ShannonDommett, Manager at Penwarn Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments! We hope that you will be back to enjoy the food, accommodation and horses for many more years to come. We are always so thrilled to hear from guests who enjoy our "little piece of heaven away from it all" as much as we do. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped over at Penwarn on our way down to the Transkei. The rooms were comfortable with a cosy fireplace . Scenic surroundings allowed us to take lots of photos and good walks amongst the horses. The staff were friendly and informative of the area.

Thank raymondr500
ShannonDommett, Manager at Penwarn Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful comments! We are happy to hear that you so enjoyed yourself and hope that the next time, your stay with us will be longer.

Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Short and long.... We wished we could've stayed longer. Lovely setting, warm friendly service. Lodging is more than sufficient given the price charged. We did the farm tour and the kids loved it. The only disappointment was the fact that fishing was not possible due to the drought that dried up all the dams a few weeks earlier. I would...

Thank Schastri
ShannonDommett, Manager at Penwarn Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments! We so enjoy watching families take to farm life like yours did. The farm tour is the perfect vehicle to experience the entire farm and all its enterprises We were privileged to show your family around. We hope to host you for a fishing weekend in the future once the weather conditions have improved...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Penwarn Country lodge is situated on the edge of the Ukhlthlamaba Drakensberg Park in the Southern Drakensberg, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.Both hotel and self-catering accommodation is available. There are 2 hotel lodges and 4 self catering units that can accommodate from 2 to 14 people.Many activities are on offer - horse riding; farm tours of the dairy and horse-stud farm; birding; hiking; fishing are merely a few. Sani Pass tours are arranged for the guests with the local tour companies.Warm hospitality, relaxed atmosphere, good country dining are our some of our specialities!We look forward to your stay! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Penwarn Country Lodge

Address: Bushmans Nek Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg
Number of rooms: 19
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