Drakensberg Holiday Accommodation
Experience a mountain atmosphere with breathtaking views, described as the "IMAX Views" of the Drakensberg.
This private destination on a 1600 acre estate enables you to reunite the mind, body and soul, restore the essential "you". Relax and soak up the 270 degree views of the Drakensberg Escarpment.
Our prized feature is the world famous Amphitheatre, part of a world heritage site. View the second highest waterfall in the world during the summer; take in the breathtaking sunsets as you sit feet up, wine glass in hand.
Berghouse Tugela Falls
Tugela Falls...a day trip from the Berghouse and Cottages
An abundance of wildlife occurs at the Berghouse Cottages, including various species of antelope such as the Drakensberg Eland,Mountain Reedbuck whistle their "welcome calls" in the evenings and early mornings,Grey Rhebuck,Bush Buck as well as the Grey duiker. Other wild animals to look out for are Porcupine,Grey mongoose,Gennet,Cerval Cat,African Wild Cat,Lynx and the ever elusive Leopard. An initiative is currently underway to set camera's on the property and on adjacent properties to study the leopards movements.
Troops of wild Chocma Baboons can be seen and their barks heared from the hills.
Bird life is also in abundance,aprox 290 different species may be spotted on the property and in the Drakensberg,including the resident Secretary Birds as they stalk their prey on the hill slopes.Owls are plentiful and can be heared at night along with the delicate calls of the Night Jar.For more information of the birds to see in the Drakensberg visit www.sabirding.co.za
Wild flowers are a sight to behold,best time of the year to view flowers is from mid October to February.
Minature horses recently staked their claim on the property,much amusement can be experienced watching them as they run around with their tales in the air, sometimes with the Chantal following them in hot persuit (all at a full gallop!)
Breakfast available on request, booked in advance. Breakfast is delivered to your cottage in basket hampers,at no additional charge,remember to mention a time you wish to receive your meal at the reception
Activities you can indulge in at the Berghouse include: hiking, horse riding, fishing, four-wheel drive routes, mountain bike trails, bird watching, river swim, tube and canoe; paraglide and hang-glide take off site is available (equipment not supplied).
Please Note: All activities offered at The Berghouse and Cottages should be arranged prior to your arrival, booking essential, to avoid disappointment.
Enjoy an evening sitting around an open fire on our mini "Stonehenge" under the wonderful "Milky Way", listening to the unique African night sounds: jackal, owls and nightjars included at no extra cost. Take in a thunderstorm over the escarpment in summer - you have to see it to believe it!
The Berg House and Cottages is a well situated destination, the gateway to the Northern Drakensberg, only 3 hours from Johannesburg and Durban, and is in close proximity to the Royal National Park. We offer a destination that our guests love to return to! We hope you soon will be one of them.