Penwarn Country Lodge
is a country retreat just outside Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg of South Africa, a world heritage site.
The farm Penwarn lies in a beautiful valley traversed by two rivers. Zebra, wildebeest and antelope roam free across the plains, while the blue heights of the Drakensberg rise up to the west. Options are endless – fly-fishing, horse riding and game drives.
Enjoy river swimming and tubing, abseiling, archery, mountain biking, wing-shooting or other adventure sports. Discover the secret beauty of san rock art and wild flowers or spot some of our 280 species of birds.
Go hiking and take in the scenery of the Drakensberg, a World Heritage Site. Only 20 minutes from the mountain village of Underberg, this is the ideal base for day trips up the Sani Pass.
We also offer self-catering accommodation in cottages. Penwarn makes the perfect venue for challenging team building exercises, tough 4x4 orienteering, conferences, enchanting weddings or other special occasions.
Accommodation at Penwarn Country Lodge:
Choose between two fully-catered exclusive lodges, Mthini Lodge and Indabushe Lodge and enjoy a break in sumptuous colonial style.
With a maximum of only eight guests, per-sonal attention is simply a matter of course. Here you can live in sumptuous colonial style with a view that will make you sing. Mthini Lodge is perched on a hill overlooking a magnificent lake and the long barrier of indigo peaks – the Drakensberg. The four rooms, luxuriously appointed with en suite bathrooms, are uniquely decorated and each opens onto the wooden deck with its spectacular view.
Let the afternoon sunlight soak your body as you laze on the deck, be enchanted by the constant dance of light and water between sky and lake and let the mountain breezes and bird calls sing you to sleep. As the evening sun sets, gather around the crackling fire under wide star-studded skies and listen to the sounds of the African night.
Built of huge sandstone blocks, Indabushe was originally the cow shed and stable of Penwarn Farm. Here you can enjoy traditional country hospitality in rural seclusion. Meals are served in the cosy dining room with a roaring fire and true colonial style food.
Our guests will marvel at the fertile valley of Penwarn with its uninterrupted views of the Drakensberg Mountains. Furnished individually, the seven suites each have a charm of their own.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Penwarn on invigorating hikes in the foothills or take a leisurely picnic on the lawns overlooking the lake.
Self Catering Log Cabin:
Perched on a hilltop with awesome views the log cabin offers a rustic, close-to-nature experience. There is no electricity, only gas, and a kitchenette for basic cooking. We recommend you bring along a hot-water bottle, mosquito repellent and a torch. Please try to arrive before sunset.
Penwarn Country Lodge Activities:
Penwarn is a premier fishing location with seven dams (one is two kilometres long) and eight kilometres of river, and 6-9 pounders are regularly hooked.
Five dams are stocked from our own trout hatchery and two are bass dams. We will supply boats and rods, and arrange a fishing clinic for those who wish to perfect the art of fly-fishing.
Penwarn Country Lodge Map: