Penryn is a gracious old home, situated in central Dundee, close to all amenities and easily accessible. It is a listed building.
The house has been tastefully converted into a charming and comfortable B&B while carefully preserving its essential Victorian ambience.
Dundee is the heart of the KZN battlefields district. The first shots of the Anglo-Boer War were fired on the town at the Battle of Talana.
The following battle sites are within a half hours drive of Dundee:
- Isandlwana (The defeat of the British at the hands of the Zulus)
- Rorke’s Drift (Most VCs awarded at a single battle)
- Blood River (Between Boer and Zulu, lead to the Day of the Covenant)
- Siege of Ladysmith
- The armoured train
- Winston Churchill’s capture
- The death of the French Prince Imperial
- Hlobane Mountain
Dundee also boasts an excellent historical museum, as does Rorke’s Drift.
The town has a picturesque 18-hole golf course and offers squash, tennis, bowls and fishing. For the more adventurous the nearby Buffalo River offers white water rafting and canoeing.
There is also a 4x4 trail for the off road enthusiasts.
An hour and a half away is the NPB Ithala Game Reserve which has an abundance of bird life, as well as four of the big five.
We offer a family flat, sleeping four, which has a TV Lounge and kitchen. This unit can be self-catering or bed and breakfast.
A further three en suite bedrooms are available, each with private entry.
All rooms are tastefully decorated and are equipped with a DSTV bouquet, bar fridge, heater, electric blankets and coffee making facilities. All offer an attractive outlook onto a private patio with outdoor seating.
We also have a wiFi internet zone (hotspot) in the lounge /diningroom which is available to our guests for free.
Penryn Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 3
All of the facilities were available. Plus a few extras. Staff were pleasant and discreet.
Rating: Reviewed by Jennifer Cox over a year ago
Owners and staff very friendly, garden beautiful, room was well laid out, breakfast good. Free wireless Internet.
Rating: Reviewed by Geoffrey Briggs over a year ago
Superb in every way. I hope I have an opportunity to stay there again.
Rating: Reviewed by Hugh Lawrence Rethman over a year ago
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