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Royal Country Inn
Royal Country Inn is a home-from-home with every comfort and amenity – as well as a convenient base from which to explore the rich history of the surrounding area.

Originally known as the Royal Hotel, this inn was established in 1886, just four years after the town of Dundee was founded by a Scottish coal miner seeking his fortune and destiny.

Together, Dundee and the Royal Hotel built on their foundations, growing together, and today, the Royal Country Inn stands proudly restored to its former glory. Proprietors, Daniel and Motz Bezuidenhout, have been careful throughout its ongoing restoration not to lose the original charm and historical ambience.

- AA Highly Recommended Accommodation
- AA Accommodation Awards: Finalist in the category of "small hotel" in both 2005 and 2006
- 3 Star Grading

Accommodation at Royal Country Inn:
The Inn has a total of 26 bedrooms – 21 hotel rooms and 5 backpacker rooms. The bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms with showers, satellite television and are fully serviced daily by our housekeeping staff.

Our downstairs bedrooms (all with wooden floors and beautifully preserved pressed iron ceilings) open onto a peaceful garden courtyard.

From the hotel reception and lounge with magnificent parquet flooring, a sweeping staircase leads guests up to more rooms, some of which have been dedicated to the recipients of the Victoria Cross at the battle of Rorke’s Drift.

The backpacker rooms are sold at a cheaper rate – two very clean, communal bathrooms service the 5 backpacker bedrooms. They are comfortable, affordable accommodation for those travelling on a tighter budget.
R510.00 pps

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Facilities & Services:

  • Ironing Service
  • Limited Room Service
  • Special Meals on Request
  • Other
  • Conference facilities
  • Other
  • Dining room
  • Other
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Restaurant
  • Other
  • Garden
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • English
  • Other Language
  • Mini Golf
  • Communal Television
  • Swimming Pool
  • Communal Satellite TV
  • Other

Royal Country Inn Activities:

The Inn boasts one of the finest old-fashioned dining room restaurants, treating guests to an ever-changing menu of hearty meals and other edible delights.

Enjoy tea and scones in one of our courtyards, or if you prefer something a little stronger, join us for a drink at the resident pub – the Garrulous Griffin – dedicated to the 24th Welsh Regiment who fought so valiantly at the battle of Rorke’s Drift.

The Royal is the ideal place from which to explore the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer War battlefields, and is also in close proximity to the Drakensberg and the Itala Game Reserve.

Special packages are on offer for group tours.

Battlefields Tour guides are also available and can be arranged by the hotel.

A conference venue is on offer (maximum 50-60 delegates), with all equipment included and providing breakaway facilities.

Dundee attractions:
Dundee attractions include a fine golf course, water sports, the Moth Shell hole and an excellent Museum at Talana. Zulu cultural experiences are also on offer in the area.

Other attractions in the surrounding area:
The following are but a few in the endless list of things to do and see: The Battle of Blood River Heritage Site and the Ncome Museum; Isandlwana Battlefield; Rorke’s Drift Museum and the site of the death of the Prince Imperial of France.

You can also view San Bushmen paintings, Iron Age smelting sites, and enjoy a range of eco-tourism experiences such as numerous hiking trails and horse trails, bird watching, photographic safaris, mountain biking, abseiling and white water rafting.

There are also many game reserves in the area such as the Weenen Game Reserve, the Spioenkop Nature Reserve, the Chelmsford Nature Reserve and Wagendrift Nature Reserve, among others.

At Hattingspruit is the Tom Worthington Dam where you will find the Farmer’s Brewery that brews traditional home-brewed German and Austrian beers.

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Health & Climate:

Please note: Dundee is a malaria-free area.

Royal Country Inn Guest Review

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.0 out of 5 based on 1 review.

The food was excellent, the rooms neat and comfortable, overall everything was perfect!
 Reviewed by Janet Brewis over a year ago

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