Berghaven Holiday Cottages

Berghaven Holiday Cottages

Route 600, Central Drakensberg, Winterton 3340 South Africa
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#2 of 3 cottages in Winterton
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Berghaven Self-catering Cottages are situated in the peaceful Champagne Valley, just 25 km from Winterton and surrounded by some of the highest and most beautiful mountain scenery in South Africa. Come and enjoy the invigorating hikes or relax around the pool and get in tune with the peace and tranquillity of this magnificent countryside.Enjoy our three cascading dams, forest, open spaces for the kiddies to play and ride their bikes, have fun in the playground with swings and trampolines. Enjoy the farm-style countryside with us at Berghaven. There are various restaurants and hotels nearby, as well as shopping facilities for basic necessities.We offer 8 self-catering cottages that can accommodate between two and six guests. Our self-catering cottages are equipped with bed linen, heaters, crockery and cutlery, a fridge, stove topped oven and microwave. Each cottage features an outside barbecue facility and a TV with local channels. For satellite viewing, it is recommended you bring your smart card and your decoder. The cottages are serviced daily.On a day when relaxing is not enough, why not take a drive to the Battlefields, experience some of South Africa’s rich history. Or visit the Valley Bakery, where a variety of home baked goods are on offer. Sit and enjoy a fabulous breakfast while viewing some of the lovely local artwork. For the more adventurous, visit Four Rivers where activities such as river rafting, quad biking and the exhilarating canopy tours await. In the area you can go swimming, walking, bird watching, fishing, hiking, climbing, and horse riding. Across the way is an award winning golf course at Champagnes Sports. Or for that special occasion, book yourself a helicopter ride over the mountains.Access to the Valley is very easy off the main highway, the roads are all tarred and drivable.
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howard l wrote a review Mar 2023
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a great little find. The cottage is clean and well equipped for self catering. The grounds are lovely with great views of the Berg. There are a few dams and lots of bird life. There are plenty of interesting shops within a few km's. The Valley Bakery is a must try for breakfast or lunch and there is plenty of great bread and baked goods to take back to your cottage. If you are coming from JHB leave the N3 at Harrismith and travel past the dam towards Winterton (the R600 off the N3 is not in great shape) Will be back.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ashley S wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A real hidden gem in the central berg! The chalets are very well kept. All of the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Perfect views of Cathedral Peak and the surrounding mountains. The perfect get away for anyone wanting to escape to the berg for peace and quiet.

There are 3 dam's to fish in, a really nice forest walk around the property and possibly the best view in the central Drakensberg! We saw and heard a lot of wild life in the area, which was great.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Choose the mountain view chalet option when booking.
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David G wrote a review Dec 2023
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Small resort of about fourteen cottages , although when we were there, not many occupied . Our cottage overlooked the lake with views of the mountains. Cottage was very comfortable, well equipped, with a great verandah with braii. Great location for touring, but care on roads , lots of potholes.
On second night we had an early evening storm with gale force winds ( trees down )and although we did not know at time, power was out for 13 hours. No one checked on us and there was just one emergency light and one candle , so a very long night
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bit of maintenace needed
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Sven_on_trips wrote a review Jul 2013
travelling
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you Debbie and Dave for this unforgettable stay during our 3 months travelling South Africa!

The views from the cottages and from the area are amazing.
Private fishing ponds on the property, a game ground for kids, a pool and of course braai places leave invite to spend your time.

The most cottages are beautifully renovated and decorated.
Few are still updated step by step.
All are spotless clean.
You can park your car directly in front of the door.

In the mainhouse is a very good WIFI-connection which will even be brought to the cottages during the next months.

Debbie and Dave are very helpful and friendly and make sure your stay will be a pleasant one.
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for one of the already renovated cottages. They offer even better value for money and...
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Lynette V wrote a review Dec 2015
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The most peacefull and quit holiday destination I'd ever visited. The children's playpark and outdoor swimmingpool is close to the cottages and so safe. Centrally located for the nature lover and close to the best mountain hikes.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from DebraGreg, Manager at Berghaven Holiday Cottages
Responded 20 Dec 2015
Thank you so much for the lovely review Lynette. Have a wonderful Christmas, and hope to see you and your family in the future Kind Regards Debra
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MichRocke wrote a review Aug 2015
Durban, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a 4 sleeper cottage over the long weekend. The cottage was better equipped than other self catering accommodation I've stayed in. It was also clean (serviced daily) and well situated in the Winterton area. Very good value for money and we will certainly go back for a family weekend.
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marais M wrote a review Aug 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
How do you spell value? Easy.....Berghaven... Had a fantastic weekend. Cottages conveniently situated, clean, equipped with everything you need. Beautiful views. Quiet and tranquil. Loved it. The fireplace was a big plus as it is still chilly in the evenings (August). Debby was more than accommodating and assisted with everything. We will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: August 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Only been in unit 8....and had a fantastic view of the dam and mountains.
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MiaAng wrote a review Dec 2013
Kazakhstan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Accommodation was neat, we'll stocked to be self-catering. Always kept very clean. Beautiful gardens, and swimming pool area. Excellent for the keen mountaineer and mountain biker wishing to explore the Central Drakensberg. Would definitely come back to these cottages.
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Date of stay: December 2013Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tayla-Anne Goss wrote a review Jun 2015
Hillcrest, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our self catering cottage was very well decorated and homely. The beds were comfortable and great value for money. The lady at reception is friendly and helpful. I will definitely be back! Had such a wonderful weekend at Berghaven!
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from DebraGreg, Manager at Berghaven Holiday Cottages
Responded 24 Jun 2015
Thank you for the lovely review! We hope to welcome you back soon
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Bea777459 wrote a review Apr 2015
Limpopo
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed our week here. It is so peaceful and really did our souls good. The accommodation is quaint little cottages facing the fishing dams. The views of the mountains are great and if you enjoy a spot of bass fishing there are quite a few dams on the property. The cottages are serviced daily and the beds are super comfortable. It would be great if there was some cover on the veranda for us nature lovers who like to sit outside in all weather conditions. Great stay, would go back for sure.
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Date of stay: March 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David G wrote a tip Dec 2023
Crowthorne, United Kingdom1,018 contribution229 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bit of maintenace needed"
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Ashley S wrote a tip Oct 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the mountain view chalet option when booking."
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Lynn Easton wrote a tip Feb 2020
Durban, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"View of the dam is stunning"
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Maggie Nel wrote a tip Aug 2019
Gauteng, South Africa47 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cottages number 8 & 7 which are right in front of the dams with a backdrop of Mountains"
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Lynda J wrote a tip Dec 2017
Cape Town28 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"For quiet, view of the woods. For beauty and a view of the mountain, book a lake view"
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionWinterton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Berghaven Holiday Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Berghaven Holiday Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Drakensberg Boys Choir School (2.9 km), Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre (4.8 km), and Drakensberg Mountains (6.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Berghaven Holiday Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Berghaven Holiday Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
Is parking available at Berghaven Holiday Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Berghaven Holiday Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Valley Bakery, The Drakensberg Chocolate Memories, and Champagne Bistro - Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Berghaven Holiday Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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