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Marina beach
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Owner managed with warmth, class and caring. The cottages are thoughtfully, comfortably and tastefully appointed in locations on the estate that maximise the sense of openness and grandeur created by the magnificent mountain scenery. The estate is within easy reach of numerous scenic attractions like the Royal National Park, the Amphitheatre access from Witsieshoek and the spectacular Sterkfontein dam. A...

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and generous comments. We thoroughly appreciate your feedback and most of all your return visits. We look forward to hosting you and your family again in the not too distant future. With warm regards from us all at the Berghouse and Cottages in the Northern Drakensberg, KwazuluNatal, South Africa.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 10 October 2016

You could not ask for a better location,the views are awesome. If you are looking for a peaceful no fuss,weekend this is the place. Great walks/trail run/ mountain bike track,on the property,so no need to even start the car. We opted for DB&B an absolute treat , great meals brought to your cottage.Staff are friendly and service all round very...

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback, and recent visit. It was a pleasure meeting you and hope that we will be able to host you again in the not too distant future. With warm regards from us all at the Berghouse and Cottages, Northern Drakensberg, South Africa.

Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is an ideal spot for accomodation for the race as it is 12min away from the start and you don't have to camp. The hosts are very welcoming and the "farm"is very beautiful. Big plus is a warm shower and bed. The accomodation is rustic and has everything you could need for a weekend. Just realise it is 100%...

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. It was a pleasure hosting you. We have noted your comments and will be addressing the issues immediately. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Berghouse and Cottages, Northern Drakensberg, Southafrica.

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I travelled with a large group and we took two of the Berg House cottages. The cottages are lovely and the view spectacular! They were clean and had nice linens. If you are traveling with folks who snore be warned in the large cottage you can hear literally every snore reverberating through out the entire cottage as the rooms have...

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recent visit. We are saddened by your unhappy comments regarding the firewood and level of service. We are serious about our guests comfort. We are however a little surprised regarding your comment about the weather, as your group were overjoyed by the snow experience and the outstanding Drakensberg mountain views from the windows of...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at this very special place. Where else are you welcomed by two miniature ponies, on your cottage stoep? Exquisitely beautiful views of the northern berg with spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Stylish, cosy cottages, mountain biking and great hikes all add up to an unforgettably happy family holiday.

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our "Little mountain paradise", we enjoyed hosting you all and hope to do that again sometime soon! A special thank you for your review and feedback, our staff will be informed, always fantastic to pass on a compliment! With warm regards from us all at the Berghouse and Cottages, Northern Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

What a peaceful night away from Joburg and the busy N3! We stayed in Phezulu, cottage 8, with amazing views of the snow capped Drakensberg mountains, a romantic open fire and a comfortabe and safe bed. We didn't explore the mountain bike trail and would have to do that another time, but the pizzas and beers at the nearby Tower...

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and kind words. We hope to see you back with friends or family to stay again. With fond regards from staff and owners at our "Little mountain Paradise" in the Northern Drakensberg, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The views are breathtaking. Beautiful, small, romantic cottage (Phezulu) secluded at the furthest end from reception. The decor is simple, yet romantic. Open plan cottage, fireplace in the bedroom/small lounge area makes it cozy, the nights were freezing. The area is very quite. We additionally booked breakfast - the breakfast is a bit over priced, but it is delivered to...

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review.We enjoyed meeting you both.We hope that you will return someday soon.We would love to give away the firewood, however, we support an under priveledged community that chops up the firewood at a cost. Please be speccific regarding the ups and downs with accommodation so that we may respond appropriately, thank you. With warm...

Potchefstroom, South Africa
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Pictures can be deceiving and I feel that they should update their website to inform visits better. We booked the large 12 sleeper. Only two bathrooms with shower and toilet only. No bath. I find this ridiculous especially as one one couple had a small 5 month year old baby. The supply a dishwasher in the cottage, that was nice...

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit. Constructive criticism is always welcomed by the Berghouse and Cottages management. The website is current and updated. However, the writers accusation that the photos presented on our website are misleading is completely unfounded.The owner has taken a great deal of time photographing this destination and everything it represents..to say the pictures are false is...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Chipped crockery, one 2 seater sofa for a unit for 4 (who knows where the others are expected to sit), a broken fridge and no hot water in bathrooms with broken sanitary ware all spoiled a beautiful setting.

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recent visit. Our humble apologies for any inconveniences you experienced. If you had come to reception to mention that you had no hot water or even phoned us we would have reacted instantly.On reading the observations for the first time management inspected the cottage to find that there was hot water from the taps.The...

Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 16 May 2016

My husband and I spent a amazing weekend at Berghouse. The cottages sit on one of the most breathtaking sites on the northern Drakensberg and have access to extensive hiking, biking, and 4x4 trails right from their back porch. The cottages themselves are very tastefully decorated and have everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Views from the porch...

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Vaughn P, Owner at Berghouse and Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you both for visiting all the way from USA & Botswana.We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to your next visit.Thank you for your kind review! Your happiness is our pleasure! With warm regards from us all at the Berghouse and Cottages Northern Drakensberg South Africa.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Berghouse and Cottages

Address: R304 Northern Drakensberg, Jagersrust | KwaZulu-Natal, Bergville 3354, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Bergville
Price Range: RM109 - RM174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“Any of the mountain view cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles JacquesS709, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If a couple Phezulu cottage is perfect”
 of 5 bubbles gavin_louw, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Phezulu and wôw!! 10/10 Spectacular views and secluded. Romantic, rustic, modern open plan cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles moniquem580, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask if the cottage has a bath.”
 of 5 bubbles IgmarM, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Every cottage had its own views all stunning fair distance between cottages ensure privacy.”
  • Serenity at its best
 of 5 bubbles cherylcK5382DZ, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
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