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Off Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg 3257 South Africa
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#6 of 27 Specialty lodging in Underberg
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Pennygum Cottages are a fabulous base to explore the Southern Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. Our 4 cottages are set in beautiful gardens and apple orchards in 10 acres of land with stunning views of the berg from each cottage. The cottages are well equipped for self catering - our African Dreams is a thatched rondavel 'honeymoon cottage' which sleeps 2-4, our Lavender Cottage sleeps 4 and 2 children, Apple sleeps 6-8 and our Family Cottage set in its own garden with a private drive sleeps 10. All have braai areas and sitting out areas. Most cottages have fireplaces for cold winter nights and also all have DVD players with complementary DVDs. There is a splash pool in Summer and also rafting and tubing on site in season. There is a small children's play area and daily maid service.
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LWsa wrote a review Apr 2022
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We stayed at Pennygum Cottages for three lovely nights. Our hosts, Pierre and Jackie (and their dogs), warmly welcomed us. Since the guest in our booked cottage, Hlogoma, had left late, we were upgraded free of charge to a larger cottage. Lungi and Goodness made sure everything was clean and organised for our stay. Each cottage is positioned so that they all have privacy and views of the sunset and mountains. The cottage is comfortable, spacious and like a home, not a hotel. Proper mattresses, electric blankets and a well appointed kitchen are just a few of the quality amenities. Our first night's firewood, fresh milk and freshly ground coffee were on the house. Pennygum cottages are just on the outskirts of Underberg and close to good restaurants and en route to the Drakensberg Gardens. A short walk down the servitude takes one to the Mzimkhulu River where one can enjoy a leisurely stroll and do some Birding. Pierre has lived in Underberg for many years and very generously shared his knowledge of area highlights and offered excellent advice that helped make the most of our visit. We'll definitely be back in Underberg and we'll most certainly be staying at Pennygum Cottages again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lauren Groenewald wrote a review Apr 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa2 contributions
We absolutely loved pur stay at Penny Gum. Clean, comfortable rooms with tasteful decor referencing area. Personal touches like farm fresh milk in fridge, good coffee and rusks. Close to hikes and other activities. Beautiful walks in the immediate area. Family run with great hosts and friendly staff. Looking forward to coming back in winter to enjoy the fire place. Perfect for families or a group of friends. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ttokot672113 wrote a review Sep 2021
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The cottage was lovely. Friendly service, clean and overall a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of city life. We truly enjoyed our stay. We would definitely come again. We loved it a lot.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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dmerce488447 wrote a review Sep 2021
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A lovely relaxing stay in this cosy and welcoming setting. Pierre and Jaqueline were fabulous hosts and very flexible with our needs for a quick weekend away. Highly recommended. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Campbells777 wrote a review May 2021
South Africa58 contributions11 helpful votes
Good comfortable and spacious accomodation ... rooms were a little cramped with all our cycling kit and baggage . Nice setting and relaxing surrounds . Pity we could only stay for 1 short night , rushing around getting ready for the mtb race .
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Curious61895674240 wrote a review Mar 2021
Durban, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
Comfortable accommodation with splendid views of the Drakensberg. Ideal base for exploring with river and country trails on doorstep. Great cycling country. Some wonderful restaurants / coffee stops close by. Pet friendly. Charming hosts.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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wsharmse wrote a review Nov 2020
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We had a lovely weekend at Pennygum Cottages close to Underberg. Lovely views and baeutiful lawns for kids to run around. Great trails for raunning and cycling close by. Very friendly and accommodating hosts. We stayed in Lavender cottages which is perfect for 4 people, but tight if you try to fit 5.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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lcolff954639 wrote a review Oct 2020
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Lovely stay, beautiful guesthouse, excellent staff. Chill and relax in this cottage. Central to the Underberg and other areas. Very very beautiful surrounding area, lovely little shops and restaurants
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Date of stay: October 2020
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s0ne23 wrote a review Jul 2020
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Thank you so much Pierre and Jackie. Excelent value, super smart and affordable. A beautiful, clean and warm cottage. The staff was excellent and made us feel very comfortable and welcome. We will see you soon. Kevin and Sone
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Amelie Volk wrote a review Apr 2020
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The new owners have truly created an amazing and relaxing experience once you step on to their Pennygum grounds. Beautiful views, lots of space to relax and do morning yoga, hiking and bike trails are just around the corner - the perfect weekend or holiday get away.
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PRICE RANGE
US$47 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionUnderberg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pennygum Country Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Pennygum Country Cottages?
Nearby attractions include The Himeville Museum (5.6 km), Underberg Cheesery (0.3 km), and Sani Spoors (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pennygum Country Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Is parking available at Pennygum Country Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pennygum Country Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lemon Tree Bistro, The Olde Duck, and Moorcroft Manor Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Pennygum Country Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Pennygum Country Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.