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From Johannesburg(approx 3.15 hours drive)
Turn off N3 at Harrismith onto the Bethlehem road,N5, travel for 5 km’s and turn left onto the R712(Phutidijaba, Golden Gate, Clarence),cont for approx 9 km’s,turn off left onto the Bergville, R74 drive for approx 28km’s and turn off right at the 4 way intersection,Drakensberg World Heritage (Northern) road, cont for 3 km’s, turn off right at the Berghouse and Cottages sign, continue up the unpaved driveway for 3 km’s to the reception.

From Durban
Get onto the N3, Northbound, pass Estcourt Shell Ultra City service station, next off ramp turn left onto the R74 and continue passed Winterton, pass Bergville, continue on the R74 for 27 km's.Turn off left at the 4-way junction, Drakensberg World Heritage(Northern)sign, continue for 3 km's, turn off right onto the Berghouse unpaved driveway, continue for 3 km to the reception. Enjoy the mountain views!
Berghouse and Cottages

28373'14" 29035'37”, 3350 Bergville, South Africa


Berghouse Accommodation:

Romantic, comfortable cottages with views of the Drakensberg mountains from the windows of the cottages are offered at this 1650 acre privately owned destination.

Log fireplaces in each cottage with an abundance of firewood supplied and charged per bundle used.

These cozy cottages are all fully equipped with kitchens and kitchenettes,including ovens and stoves, microwaves, kettles, etc to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The cottages are serviced in the mornings only, cleaning fees are included in the rates. Hidden amongst trees and shrubs, these privately situated cottages are within walking distance of one another, Phinda and Thokozela cottages are adjacent to each other whilst all the other cottages are free standing.


Don't be surprised to see an antelope or rabbit walk passed the cottage, as they enjoy the open spaces around the cottages, during your visit.

Enjoy an evening sitting around an open fire at the "mini Stone Henge" under a wonderful starry Milky Way, with a glass of your favorite, listening to the unique African night sounds such as jackal barking, Owls hooting, Night Jar bird calls as well as the Mountain Reedbucks sharp whistle eminating from the hill slopes near to the cottages.

Experience a booming Drakensberg Thunderstorm, also nicknamed the "Dragons wrath" as the Dragon(Draken) bellows fire across the skies and the sound similar to that of a thousand drums reverberate from the top of the escarpment, you have to see it to believe it!!

Numerous activities are offered on site including hiking and walks of various degrees of difficulty starting from the door of your abode to mountain biking and Trail running routes.4x4 routes are also offered, however you will need your own vehicle. Guided horse riding trails between 1 and 3 hours, on Basoto cross ponies is a box to tick as these trails take you through some "World Class geography". If you enjoy fishing, there are 3 dams on offer as well as river frontage. Unguided White water tubing is also offered in the summer time, depending on the level of the water in the river. Prior booking essential for all activities on site.


Reservation Terms

All deposits to be made via electronic financial transfer, the balance of the accommodation must be paid 1 week prior to arrival alternatively in cash on arrival.

  • Guests are liable for the tariff of the full period booked, regardless of early check out or late arrival.
  • A reservation may not be transferred. Reductions or extensions are subject to arrangement with management.
    Rates are subject to change without notice.
  • Regret, no cheques accepted.
  • The period of occupation on the day of arrival is from 14h00's to 10h00's on the day of departure. Extensions are subject to availability and must be accepted as a separate reservation requiring due confirmation.
  • Where a cottage is not vacated by 10h00's an extra days accommodation may be charged.
  • No reductions will be allowed for meals not taken or periods of absence.
  • Payment is not refundable for reservations not cancelled or not taken up.
  • The confirmation is a contract and you will be required to pay the full amount regardless of cancellation or part cancellation. Refunds will be passed only where the accommodation can be let in full to other guests.
  • Notwithstanding common law rights, it is the express condition of occupancy of the Berghouse and Cottages that the management is not responsible for loss or damage suffered by any person to his or her property or person, whether arising from fire, theft or wrongful act of any person or property or otherwise.
  • Guests will be responsible for all breakages, shortages or loss occurring during their stay, to any linen, furniture, effects and fitting contained in their apartment, or caused by them in or about the Berghouse and Cottages.
  • The use of electrical appliances, other than hair dryers and shavers must be sanctioned by management from whom the charges for use of such equipment may be obtained.
  • The Berghouse and Cottages management and staff will not be held responsible for any mistake occurring from a reservation that has not been reduced to writing from a telephone conversation.
  • Full deposit will be forfeited for reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to the date of booking, bookings cancelled prior to 30 days will be refunded once the same dates cancelled have been re-booked, a 10% admin fee will be charged.
  • Whilst the Berghouse and Cottages management may have allocated a specific cottage to you, whilst making your enquiry, it is their express right to alter/transfer you from your venue/cottage, prior to your arrival or during your occupancy for whatever reason, without prejudice.
  • In the event of a guest being in breach of any of the foregoing conditions, or refusing to obey any request by management or committing a nuisance or any act which is, in the opinion of the management, detrimental to the operation of this destination, the management may forthwith terminate the accommodation of that guest and any persons accompanying that guest without prejudice to the right to recover any damages or loss sustained, including the loss of income arising from the premature termination of the accommodation.
  • The management reserves the right of admission.

    We regret, no pets are allowed.

Important Notice!

Should guests wish to cancel their bookings, our normal cancellation policies apply.


Should you cancel your booking deposit refunds will be paid as follows:

  • +2 months' notice: Full refund
  • 'l to 2 months' notice: 75%
  • 2 weeks to 1 month: 50%
  • Less than 2 weeks: no refund

Please note all deposit refunds will incur a 10% administrative cancellation fee. Alternatively, we are willing to move your booking to a later date depending on availability. Should you require any further information or if there is anything else we can assist with, please do not hesitate to contact me

Warm Regards

This is only an inquiry for a reservation. Please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.


2013 Summer Special

  • 15th October to 10th Dec 2013
  • Stay for 4 nights pay for 3
  • Stay for 5 nights pay for 4

In season
1-10 Jan 2013 20 March – 10 April 26 April - 1 May 22 June - 15 July 9 Aug – 12 Aug 28 Sept – 7 Oct 11 Dec 2012 - 12 Jan 2014

  • B&B R 420.00 pppn
  • Braai/Barbeque packages are available upon request in advance of your arrival (POA)
  • Dinner Bed and Breakfast R850.00 pppn(children under 12yrs 50% off)
  • All meals must be booked in advance.
  • All meals are brought to the cottages.
  • Following times for meals: Breakfast from 07h30 to 09h30 Dinner time from 18h00's to 07h30.
  • All cottages have a hot tray to keep meals warm.
  • Please bring your own drinks/beverages.
  • Braai/barbeque packs are available to be purchased, includes a salad and rolls @ R80pp.
  • Picnic hampers are available @ R80pp
  • Remember to mention in advance of your arrival specific dietary requests such as Veegan, vegetarian, diabetic.
Please note: Meals should be booked well in advance of arrival. No restaurant facility on site, all meals are sent to your cottage.

Self Catered
Thandanani, Thula Thula and Phinda Cottages (1 bedroom sleeps 2 per cottage):
  • R340.00 pppn

 Thunzi and Thokozela Cottages (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 per cottage):
  • R 340.00 pppn selfcatering.
  • Min rate R 1020.00 per night.
  • Long weekends and Peak season R 1360.00 per night
  • Thamela Cottage (4 bedrooms sleeps 10):
  • R 340.00 pppn selfcatering.
  • Min rate R2 500.00 per night.
  • Long weekends and Peak season (Min rate) R 2700.00 per night.

Thokomala Cottage (5 bedrooms, sleeps 12):
  • R 340.00 pppn selfcatering.
  • Min rate R 2700.00 per night.
  • Long weekends and Peak season (Min rate) R 3000.00 per night.
  • Children 3 years to 11 years:
  • 50% of the adult tariff.

  • Arrival Time: 14h00
  • Departure Time: 10h00

  • The management reserves the right of admission.
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.
  • Late arrivals,after 18h00's, kindly inform management.
  • Deposits are non-refundable if reservation is cancelled within 31 days of arrival.
  • 50% refundable deposit if cancellation made 32 to 50 days prior to dates reserved.