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Private and tranquil self-catering accommodation in the Drakensberg Mountains

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

One or two bedroom cottage with spectacular mountain views and private patio

Kamberg Valley Hideaway is located in a uniquely scenic and tranquil part of the Drakensberg Mountains. It is the perfect place to get away and relax, or explore the many nature reserves in the area.

Mountain View Cottage can be rented as either a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom cottage. The bedrooms are comfortable and spacious and contain either a King Bed or two single beds, plus electric blankets are provided for those cooler winter nights.

The bathroom has a large, separate shower and well lit mirror and all linen and towels are provided.

The kitchen is fully equipped and is open plan with the living area, which contains a log fire. Double doors open on to a private patio / braai (BBQ) area which has spectacular views of the mountains.

Mountian View Cottage adjoins the main house, however there is a private entrance and private outside area so you will not be disturbed.

Kamberg Valley Hideaway itself is a 27 hectare smallholding, and there are some gentle walks on the property that you can enjoy. There is also a fishing dam which is currently stocked with bass, so if you fancy trying your luck, you are welcome to fish in the dam.

In addition, one of the owners is a professsional photographer, so if you are keen, you can also arrange some photography workshops during your stay.

Close by there are three well know nature reserves, which are all part of the Drakensberg Mountains World Heritage site. Highmoor Nature Reserve is 9kms away and has well stocked trout dams, as well as some beautiful, leisurely walks.

Kamberg Nature Reserve is 11kms away and has, arguably the best Bushman's Rock Art Paintings in South Africa. Guests are able to book a guided walk to see these well preserved paintings.

Giants Castle is 31kms away and this area is well know for its great hikes and walks, as well as it's Vulture Restaurant which is great for birders and photographers. You do need to book the Vulture Restaurant, however.

More Details

Owner
Kamberg Valley Hideaway
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Kamberg Valley Hideaway

My name is Michelle and I am a photographer and qualified KZN Nature Guide, as is my partner Bryan.

We moved from the coastal town of St Lucia to this stunning area of the Drakensberg in April 2016 and love it! We used to visit this area for our holidays then late last year we found the most beautiful smallholding to purchase. With Bryan being is a keen fly-fisherman and myself, a photographer, there are so many places we can visit to enjoy our passions. We wake up to the most incredible view every morning and thrive on the peace and tranquility of this unspoilt area. We have the space to offer self-catering accommodation to guests and really love to share the beauty of this part of the Drakensberg.

Kamberg Valley Hideaway purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Kamberg Valley Hideaway chose Howick

Kamberg Valley Hideaway is geared up for those travellers who are looking to get away from the larger accommodation establishments and really enjoy a relaxing and peaceful break away. We have accommodation for a small number of guests and all our guests are free to explore our property and river walk as well as the surrounding area. The cottages and tastefully decorated, are spacious and you have a lot of privacy. Having been involved in guests visiting South Africa, both Bryan and I have experience in the province and are happy to help out with advise on places to visit, if guests would like.

What makes this cottage unique

As mentioned, our property caters for a small number of guests in comfortable, spacious and tranquil accommodation. In addition, I offer photography classes, so if anyone in the group would like to book a photography course or workshop, this can also be arranged. The area has a wealth of subject matter for the keen photographer.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Howick in Indlovu DC

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Our bathroom contains a large, separate shower and has a well lit mirror. Towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Our bedrooms are extremely comfortable and spacious and can either be made up with a King bed or with two single beds. All linen and towels are provided. We also provide electric blankets for those cooler winter nights.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
We have a stunning River Walk on the property which has plenty of quiet, private spots where you can relax and enjoy the sound of the flowing river.

Reviews

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Private and tranquil self-catering accommodation in the Drakensberg Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Vancouver, Canada
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Lovely tranquil setting with wonderful owners.

  • 5 of 5

Michelle is a fabulous host, giving us helpful tips on what to see and do. Her personalized photography classes were amazing and so reasonably priced. Hiking in Highmoor is the best in the southern Drakensberg The view from the house is stunning and the air full of birdsong. The house itself is both stylish and comfortable. The bedroom is huge, the kitchen well-equipped kitchen and very modern bathroom. We planned to stay two nights and stayed for six.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jean and Chris, Thank you so much for you wonderful comments. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and have you stay at Kamberg Valley Hideaway. We are so pleased you explored the area and that you enjoyed the hikes at Highmoor Nature Reserve. We also believe they are wonderful hikes. I am looking forward to seeing some of your photographs from Kruger National Park after the Photography classes, so do please send me some once you have had a chance to edit them. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in South Africa and we would be delighted to welcome you back to Kamberg Valley Hideaway if you are ever exploring this part of the World again. Warmest regards Michelle Kamberg Valley Hideaway
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Location

Highmoor KZN Wildlife Campsite
Kamberg Nature Reserve/Highmoor Reserve
Nottingham Road
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Pietermaritzburg
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Knackered Swan Pub
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
N3
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Cleopatra Farm House
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Durban

If you enjoy walking / hiking, fishing, birding and photography there are plenty of scenic areas for you to visit to enjoy these activities. There is also Berg Trails close by which offers horse trails for all levels of riders.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Howick, South Africa

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017-18
1 Dec 2017 - 30 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
£77
for 1 night
From
£77
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£70
for 1 night
From
£70
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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