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Offering a warm welcome and beautifully appointed accommodation.

Pennygum Country Cottages has some of the most magnificent views in the Southern Drakensberg Mountains a World Heritage Site - and is set in peaceful, unspoilt surroundings in beautiful grounds with apple orchards. Our four cottages are perfectly equipped for self-catering.

The owners Paul and Sarah Cooper live on site to give you their personal attention.

Accommodation at Pennygum Country Cottages:
African Dreams
Our African Dreams Honeymoon thatched rondavel is tastefully decorated in this theme and sleeps 2 adults and a further 2 adults or 2 children can be accommodated on a sofa bed in the lounge. It has one bathroom with large romantic corner bath and 1 shower room together with an open fireplace in the lounge. It is fully equipped for self-catering and has a private garden with outdoor seating and braai facilities. There are outstanding views of the Giants Cup from the bedroom and lounge. It is equipped with a dvd. Ideal for a romantic getaway or a honeymoon.

Lavender Cottage
Our Lavender Cottage is a beautiful, bright cottage with a country feel. It has a double bedroom with a lovely corner bath en suite and a further twin bedded room with a shower room en suite. There is a full kitchen with a breakfast bar, a sitting room with DVD player and a patio area with braai and glorious views over the mountains and orchard. There is a sleeper couch in the lounge which can sleep 2 children so the cottage sleeps 4 adults and 2 children.

Family Cottage
Our Family Cottage is double storey with its own entrance and large garden area ideal for a large family or groups. There are 3 double bedrooms and a dormitory room in the loft with a further 4 single beds. The cottage sleeps 10 people. The cottage has 2 bathrooms and an open plan kitchen. The lounge/dining room has an open fireplace and a dvd player. Enjoy a braai (Weber type), spotting birds on the veranda with magnificent berg views or star gaze into a sky with virtually no light pollution.

Apple Cottage
Our Apple Cottage is perhaps the `star`. It sleeps 6-8 people. It has 3 bedrooms - 1 Queen with an en suite shower room, 1 twin and 1 double. It has a full bathroom and a large lounge with a fireplace, dvd player and a sofa bed which can sleep a further 2 people. It also has a large dinning room and a beautifully appointed kitchen with large gas/electric range style cooker. There is a large veradah with glorious views over the berg and over the gardens and orchards with a Webber braai and shaddy trees to sit under in the hot weather.

All cottages are serviced most days and have electric blankets in Winter.


We offer Rafting and Tubing in season and providing there is enough water in the river.

Rooms and Units Available:

Hlogoma Cottage

Cottage with 1x double bed, plus double sleeper couch, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, lounge area, braai area, fireplace.

Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Mvuleni Cottage

Cottage with 3 bedrooms - 1 Queen with an en-suite shower room, 1 twin and 1 double plus a double sleeper couch, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen, large lounge and large dining room and braai area, fireplace.

Sleeps 6 Adults and 1 child

Sangwana Cottage

Cottage with 2x en-suite bedrooms one with a double bed and one twin, plus small sleeper couch in the lounge - full kitchen , lounge area, braai area.

Sleeps 4 Adults and 1 child

Siphongweni Cottage

Cottage with 3x doubles and a loft room with 4 single beds, 2 bathrooms, large lounge/ dining room, large kitchen, own drive and garden, fireplace.

Sleeps 10 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Laundry Service
Limited Room Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Other Language
DVD and/or VCR

Cancellation Policy:

- less 7 days full amount
- 8 to 28 days - 50% of full amount
- more than 28 days 25% of full amount

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