Berg House and Cottages Self Catering Accommodation

BergHouse and Cottages
Drakensberg Self Catering Accommodation
Accommodation Northern Drakensberg - Kwazulu Natal

The Berghouse and Cottages is a privately owned, 1650 acre estate, offering you Drakensberg self catering accommodation and numerous activities in the Northern Drakensberg of the KwaZulu Natal province. Situated only 3 hours from either Johannesburg or Durban, this stunning Drakensberg getaway is surrounded by mountains - their massive sandstone cliffs will remain etched in your memory forever.

The property provides you with unique, panoramic views of the Drakensberg spires from as far as the Monks Cowls and Cathkin Park to the south and the Amphitheatre and Maluti Mountains in the Northern Drakensberg, as well as the "Little Drakensberg" to the north east, bordering the Freestate province. Experience a mountain atmosphere with breathtaking views, described as the "IMAX Views" of the Drakensberg.

Panoramic Views of the Drakensberg


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. Guests have the option between Self-catering, Dinner Bed and Breakfast or Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Berg House and Cottages can accommodate up to 29 guests.

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Thamela - Bask in the Sun Thokomala - Warmth and Comfort Thunzi - Shade

The Cottages

Thamela - "Bask In The Sun"

  • 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 9 guests (including bunk bed for kiddies)
  • Open plan lounge and kitchen area
  • Huge log fireplace
  • Excellent mountain views

Thokomala - "Warmth and Comfort"

  • 4 bedrooms, 2 rooms with double beds and 2 with single beds, sleeps 8 guests in total.
  • 2 bathrooms(showers)
  • Open plan lounge and kitchen area with a large logfire place.
  • Under cover Braai/Barbeque facility.
  • Situated high up on the side of a hill, this elevated position offers spectacular views of the entire Central, Northern and Little Drakensberg.

Thunzi - "Shade"

  • 2 bedroom thatched cottage, both with ensuite bathrooms, bath off the main bedroom and shower in the second room.
  • Logfire place in the open plan lounge and kitchen area.
  • Fully equipped kitchenette.
  • Built in Braai/Barbeque facility outside the cottage.
  • Jungle gym for kiddies outside the cottage.

Thula Thula - Peace and Tranquility Thokozela Thandanani

Thula Thula - "Peace and Tranquility"

  • Ideal venue for "Honeymoon couples".
  • Privately situated.
  • Queen size double bed with a logfire place in the bedroom.
  • Ensuite bathroom.
  • Patio on both side's of the cottage.
  • Spectacular views of the "Amphitheatre" from the cottage.
  • Tucked up amongst giant trees.

Thandanani - "A Place That Everyone Loves"

  • A fully self-contained cottage.
  • A queen size bed and log fireplace can be found in the bedroom.
  • En-suite bathroom facilities.
  • Grand Mountain views from the cottage

Thokozela - "A Place Of Many Happy Returns"

  • A 2 bedroom cottage with a queen bed in the one room and twin beds in the other.
  • Fully equipped kitchenette,fridge,stove and microwave.
  • Spectacular views of the Amphitheatre,Northern Drakensberg mountains as well as the Maluti mountains, from the windows of the cottage.
  • Under cover braai facility.


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

Sunset View from Berghouse Self Catering Accommodation Drakensberg

Local Facilities and Attractions

  • Hiking with various degrees of difficulty
  • Guided horse riding trails
  • Fly fishing both in dams and on the 7 km river on the western boundary of our property
  • Mountain biking
  • 4x4 trails
  • Within close vicinity to popular Golf Courses
  • Tubing on site
  • Climbing opportunites nearby

Conference Facilities

  • Conference facility for max 15 delegates, total accommodation capacity 21 guests.
  • Excellent cellphone reception.
  • Fully catered, including teas and condiments.
  • Great team building venue.

View from Berghouse Self Catering Accommodation Drakensberg


From Durban:

Approximately 3 hours travelling in total, follow the N3 passed the Estcourt Ultra City, turn left after approximately 8kms,left onto the R74, continue through Winterton, then from Bergville continue on this road for approximately 28kms after , turn left at the Northern Berg turn off, continue for 3kms, turn off to the right(well sign-boarded), continue until you get to reception.

From Johannesburg:

Approximately 3 hours travelling in total, follow the N3 to Harrismith, turn off onto the N5, continue for approximately 5kms, turn off left onto the R712 (Bergville), continue for approximately 8kms , turn left onto the R74, continue down the pass, turn right at the R304 World Heritage(Northern)sign and junction, continue for 3kms, turn off to the right(well sign-boarded), continue until you get to the reception.

Ideal for family and friends getaways, 1/2 way between Johannesburg and Durban (3 hours drive) or a romantic weekend for two The Berg House and Cottages is a well situated destination, 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.

Facilities Available:

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Map of Berghouse and Cottages

Contact: Berg House and Cottages

Tel:+27(0)36 438 6707

Cell: +27(0)82 804 8784

Fax:+27(0)36 438 6707

P O Box 327, Bergville