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Hilltop Cottage

Country Cottages / Weekend Breaks Durban - 2 Bedroom self-cater cottage
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Breathtaking! There’s no other words to describe those spectacular mountain views. I couldn’t see another building, car or sign of civilisation anywhere! Just serene green farmland below with lowing cattle and fluffy sheep, and the Drakensberg’s ‘Barrier of Spears’. Perfect for us humans and our doggy companions.

Renee, Consultant. Reader. Adventurer. Surfer

ABOUT Hilltop Cottage

Hilltop Cottage is a fully equipped, spacious and beautifully appointed 2-bedroom cottage with the most panoramic views of the southern Drakensberg mountains. Built in 2013 on one of the highest points on Farraway Farm, outside Underberg, this secluded retreat stands alone with no other guest accommodation on the farm, assuring you of a private and tranquil stay in the mountains.

Overlooking a breathtakingly picturesque valley with unsurpassed mountain views, Hilltop Cottage is the perfect location for your country getaway. The 90 ha farm includes 1 km of the Mzimude River as well as a large dam, perfect for scenic riverside walks, a picnic at the dam, fly fishing, mountain biking or hikes in the mountains.

The cottage has two bedrooms, each with a large en-suite bathroom, percale linen and electric blankets. The lounge features a flat screen television, DSTV as well as a double-sided fireplace and plentiful firewood to keep warm and snug on those chilly winter evenings…in fact everything you’ll need to enjoy your stay.

Pet friendly

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2 Bedroom self-cater cottage
Sleeps 4
1 Unit
Valid: Seasonal (2018/01/01 - 2018/12/31) From R 1,900.00 Rates include: Room Only
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 11:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.


Hilltop Cottage
25 Jul 2018

"We really enjoyed our (too short) time a Hilltop Cottage. Everything was perfect. A relaxing spell in a very comfortable cottage, located in a beautiful setting. Snow all over the mountains was an unexpected bonus."

Steve Elliot

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  • Hilltop Cottage is situated on Farraway Farm, 20kms drive from Underberg, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Underberg is 120kms from Pietermaritzburg (about an hour and a half’s drive), and 200kms from Durban (a two and a half hour drive).
  • From the N3, take the R617 turnoff to Underberg. Underberg is approximately 600kms from Johannesburg. Taking the N3 towards Durban, look out for the R617 Underberg turnoff once you reach Howick.
  • The 110km drive to Underberg takes you through the scenic villages of Boston and Bulwer.
  • Once in Underberg, keep on the Main Road heading towards Swartberg.
  • Approximately 4kms outside Underberg, take the turnoff to the right, signposted Bushmansnek.
  • Drive for 17kms on gravel road until you see the sign to Farraway Farm.

GPS Co-ordinates : S29.49.650 / E29.19.705