Farm Guest House, Southern Drakensberg

Farm Guest House, Southern Drakensberg

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Terri-Lee

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
4 Bathrooms

About our home

"Our home is such a quiet peaceful place, with outstanding views of Castle Rock, the UMzimkhulu River, and valley which are ever-changing throughout the day! We think this is the perfect setting to relax and unwind, and we hope you do too."

Castle Rock Farm is a self-catering mountain guest house set on the Umzimkulu River, off the Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg.

It is unarguably the most impressive location anywhere in the Southern Drakensberg due to the mix of accessibility, views, and activities right on the doorstep including fishing and paddling on the Umzimkulu River, hiking, Ezemvelo Wildlife just up the valley, Sani Spoors MTB Trails, Golf and loads more!

PLEASE NOTE: A CLEANING FEE WILL BE CHARGED SEPERATLY FOR POINTS SWOPS.

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  1. Our lovely farmhouse belongs to two families and best friends!
    - We are 4 friends with a lovely holiday home in Underberg that we cant get too enough!
    - JP & Terri live in Hillcrest, Kwa-Zulu Natal and have a beautiful little boy Joshua.
    - Ant & Tess live in the lovely Craighall, JHB, love to travel and recently adopted the cutest bulldog, Benji!
    - We all enjoy to holiday and love exploring the outdoors! We hoping to get enough points and pick a top destination from a hat and go :)

  2. JP & Ant work together and own a Steel Company, called Tradecore Steel.

    Tessa has a lovely leather company, called NOMAD LIFESTYLE CO. selling stylish and practical traveling bags & accessories for the curious wanderer.

    Terri is a Part-Time Advertising Exec and Mom.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

The picturesque little farming village of Underberg lies in the southern foothills of the Drakensberg range of mountains in the southwest of KwaZulu-Natal.

If you have a four-wheel drive vehicle take a visit to the Sani Pass - the third steepest pass in the world - that winds through some of Africa's most spectacular scenery. If you wish to go over the border into Lesotho a passport is necessary for non-South African citizens.

About 10 kilometers outside Underberg on the road to Swartberg is the Iris garden at Mount Dragon. This garden is well worth visiting, especially in October and November when the Irises are in bloom.

There is plenty of bird-watching in the Underberg area - a chance to see many species that are only seen on or near to the Berg. The rivers and streams around Underberg offer some of South Africa's best trout fishing. Hiking in the Underberg area can be planned so that hikers can spend the night in either a cave or a mountain hut.

Examine the splendor of the indigenous fauna and flora, cosseted in the nearby Natal Parks Board Nature Reserve. Join up with the Giant's Cup Hiking trail that passes through Castleburn or make a journey to the little town of Underberg, 30km away.

Cozy cafés
PUCKETTY FARM Pucketty Farm Stall is an epicurean delight. Baskets groaning with fresh home baked goodies. Shelves displaying a vast range of jams and marmalades, pickles and chutneys. Old fashioned ginger beer, pickled onions, and much more. They are well known for their unique honesty system. A one-stop shop, in a relaxed atmosphere, where you simply write you purchases in the book provided, put your money the box and take your change. They also have a playground and an animal farm so the kiddies can play and feed the animals, all fun!!
Bit of culture
REICHENAU MISSION Abbot Francis Pfanner, of the New Reformed Cistercian order of monks, commonly known as Trappists, came out to South Africa during the early 1800s. He first established Mariannhill Mission near Pinetown (Durban) and then the satellite mission at Reichenau. Self-sufficiency was a fundamental part of the Trappist doctrine. True to this principle the monks also erected a school, mill, butchery, bakery, forge and store around the church - all constructed of stone. Only a few buildings are still in active use, chiefly; the church, school and mill..
Walks in the park
KHOTSO HORSE TRAILS Nestled at the foothills of this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage site for exceptional natural beauty, Khotso has become synonymous with horse riding in the Southern Drakensberg. Open all year round, horse trails all start from the Khotso Backpackers Lodge and criss-cross over 1,300 hectares of rolling Khotso land. Eland’s Peak sits at 1,800m above sea level, whilst 5km of the beautiful UMzimkhulu River flows through the farm as well.
Spot of exercise
SANI SPOORS At the heart of Sani Spoors is a bunch of local farmers who are passionate about mountain biking and about the beautiful area that they live in. They want locals and riders from all over the country to be able to come, experience, share and enjoy what they have here in the Underberg area. Sani Spoors also has a lovely restaurant, animal farm and kiddies play area. ://www.sanispoors.co.za
Day tripping
Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort Drakensberg Gardens is poised on a scenic 860 hectare World Heritage site. Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort is a one-of-a-kind retreat for guests to reconnect, relax and unwind. Venture into the great outdoors – hiking, horse riding, canoeing or trout fishing. Play a round of Drakensberg golf on the Southern Drakensberg’s only 18 hole golf course or simply relax beside the swimming pools.

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