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Pennygum Country Cottages
Reviewed 22 April 2013

After a terrible couple of days on the road! The big hug from Sarah on arrival and the beautiful view of the Berg, made our holiday finally feel real! What an amazing little family cottage we stayed in, the view WOW, it was cozy, lovely decorated and just close enough to town if we needed supplies! Thank you for an awesome stay, next time we will come for longer!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in Pennygum cottage. It's the beginning of the winter and it happened that our two nights were cold and raining. Paul and Sara welcomed us and they are lovely people. The cottage is quite nice and spacious. A bed room, living room, kitchen and two bath rooms. Very convenient.
With that, since it was very cold outside, it was freezing inside. There is a fire place, but it hardly warms a limited radius around it. The bed room and the bath rooms are freezing. There is kind of a plate on the wall in the bed room that is supposed to warm, but you would not even notice that it is turned on.
After the first night when we told Paul that it was freezing he told us that there is an electrical blanket in the bad. We could not have known it ourselves and I wished they would have told us about it when we arrived, anyhow it does not help when you want to take a shower and the room is very cold.
We went to the near shop and bought warm cloths to sleep in at night and that helped a bit.
It would have been logical to expect that there will be some heating device in the bathroom and in the bed room that will help dealing with the cold.
So from our point of view, there is no doubt that the place is nice, Paul and Sara are lovely, very helpful and welcoming, the view is beautiful but.... For us, it was a chilling experience.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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pennygum-cottages, Owner at Pennygum Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2013

So lovely to meet you and so very sorry you picked probably one of the only really cold and wet weekends of the year - there was a gas fire you could have borrowed as indicated in our welcome pack but it was such a shame you couldn't get out into the beautiful countryside because of the weather- hope you had a lovely rest of your holiday

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Reviewed 19 February 2013

The welcome we recieved from Paul & Sarah was wondeful, location accomodation views & most important hosts perfect, cottages spotless, also plenty to do & see in the area with lots of good places to go out to eat, White water rafting & tubing available at pennygum ,loads of fun for all the family,Paul & Sarah will also arrange other trips for you if you request them including a trip up the Sani pass.We were only able to stay 4 nights but we will be back for another visit asap. Pennygum is a must visit location on your trip to South Africa.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 December 2012

We arrived in Underberg during a recent tour of South Africa and fortunately discovered Pennygum Cottages. The area is superb and Pennygum is a great location and perfect place to stay. Paul and Sarah were very welcoming and helpful throughout the stay, readily advising about the area and making sure we gained the most from our visit. Their dogs also became firm friends! The cottages are of a high standard and very clean. The whole development exudes calm and has stunning outlooks. It is a great area for walking and mountain biking - don't miss a ride down the river on Paul's Tubes or Rafts and also the 4WD ride up the Sani Pass.
Thanks for a great few days.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed there for only two nights last June. We were looking at pictures which reminded me to write a review.

Sarah and Paul were absolutely great, welcomed us with hugs & arrived with a smile later on when we sms'd them for firewood. They have awesome dogs, which I might or might not have fed biltong to. Definitely did not cuddle with them on the couch by the fire.

There's a ton of things to do that are close by, we didn't have much time but the horse riding was spectacular, the views are utterly amazing.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

I would recommend anyone to stay here; it is set in such a beautiful place. The cottages are surrounded by breath taking views; it gives you a sense of tranquility. As soon as you step through the gate you are given such a warm and friendly welcome by the hosts, they make you feel straight at home. They are so generous and efficient; nothing is too much trouble for them. They are always on hand to give you the best recommendations from where to do your food shop, to where the most picturesque walks are. I would go back in heartbeat, because it’s set in such a peaceful part of the world that all your worries disappear, and it really is somewhere you can truly relax.
Would like to say a massive thank you to Sarah and Paul for making our stay so special!! You have a magnificent place!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

What a lovely place to have stayed with SPECTACULAR views. We were welcomed in as if we were part of the family and really looked after, all of our needs were catered for. The hosts being so generous and knowledgeable about the area which allowed us to plan our stay and use our time efficiently seeing lots of what there is to do.

I would truly recommend a visit here to get away from it all, relax and best of all make some new life long friends. O shall certainly be returning in the future.

Thankyou all at Pennygum.
Kathy from London.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Additional Information about Pennygum Country Cottages

Address: Off Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Underberg
Price Range: £38 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pennygum Country Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pennygum Cottages are a fabulous base to explore the Southern Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. Our 4 cottages are set in beautiful gardens and apple orchards in 10 acres of land with stunning views of the berg from each cottage. The cottages are well equipped for self catering - our African Dreams is a thatched rondavel 'honeymoon cottage' which sleeps 2-4, our Lavender Cottage sleeps 4 and 2 children, Apple sleeps 6-8 and our Family Cottage set in its own garden with a private drive sleeps 10. All have braai areas and sitting out areas. Most cottages have fireplaces for cold winter nights and also all have DVD players with complementary DVDs. There is a splash pool in Summer and also rafting and tubing on site in season. There is a small children's play area and daily maid service. ... more   less 
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