Enjoy the beautiful Southern Drakensburg at House at Glengariff

House at Glengariff accommodation Drakensburg KZN

House at Glengariff, Drakensburg, KwaZulu-Natal

Exuding both rustic charm and elegance, House at Glengariff is a picturesque self-catering accommodation located in the Southern Drakensburg of the KwaZulu-Natal. The House stands on open farmland and offers brilliant views of the surrounding landscapes.

Families, romantic couples and groups looking for the perfect peaceful getaway, where they can relax in natural surroundings while listening to the sounds of country life, will agree that the House at Glengariff offers top-rated accommodation.

The House itself is surrounded by landscaped gardens that are beautifully-kept and filled with a range of flora. Many animals make their way through the surroundings, and bird watched will find that there are many species that can be spotted throughout.

Accommodation at the House at Glengariff

House at Glengariff accommodation Drakensburg KZN

The House itself offers luxury accommodation for a maximum of ten guests. There are five rooms available, one of which is en-suite. Each room has a King-sized or twin bed, heated blankets and hairdryers.

A separate bathroom with a toilet and shower is available as well as a separate bathroom with a toilet and another bathroom with a toilet and bathtub.

Guests will find that the House has a spacious living and dining room area. The lounge opens up to the large veranda where guests can sit back and enjoy a delicious breakfast as they take in the views of the sun shining upon the landscape.

Guests can also bring their four-legged friends along for the trip as House at Glengariff is pet-friendly.

Facilities at the House at Glengariff

House at Glengariff accommodation Drakensburg

The fireplaces will help keep the House warm and cosy during the cold winter days and a TV with DStv will keep guests entertained during their stay.

The kitchen is fully-equipped for all your self-catering needs, and the open-plan of the House gives off a more social feeling so guests won’t feel isolated or secluded in any part of the House.

There are a number of activities that families and friends can enjoy in the area. Trout fishing is a very popular pastime in the area and can be enjoyed at the farm damn. Guests can go for a walk or cycle in and around the farm property which allows them to stay fir while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

Should you be travelling with your children, the farm offers lamb holding and feeding activities for them to enjoy during lamb season. They can also feed the cattle on the farm during their stay and pony rides can be arranged in advance.

Local attractions guests can enjoy in the area are day hikes, the Sani Pass, visits to the Cheese Farm and Wine Gallery of Africa, the Himeville Museum, and viewing of Rock Art at Cobham and Giants Castle.

What do people say about House at Glengariff

House at Glengariff accommodation Drakensburg

Rates at House at Glengariff are R2300 per day, with specials available on occasion.

“Beautiful area. Having snow on the mountains added to the charm immensely but there are certainly so many places to visit and see. Our main purpose of our visit was to do the CHOC Walk up Sani Pass so didn’t allow for too much touring time but definitely saw places we would go and visit on a return trip to the Underberg.” – Arlene afristay.

“Was on a business trip, but have been there many times. Close to Sani Pass and the Drakensberg. Fabulous nature in summer months.” – Jan afristay.

“Small, quiet, not a lot of people, and the most breath-taking scenery in the country. The Golf Club supplies fantastic meals for really good prices.” – Harry afristay.

Top reasons for staying at House at Glengariff

  1. The surroundings are beautiful and tranquil
  2. The owners are welcoming and helpful
  3. The House is very well-kept and nicely decorated
  4. The interaction with farm animals for the kids is a lot of fun for families
  5. The House is open-planned making it feel bigger and the rooms are comfortably spacious.

To make a booking at House at Glengariff, give them a call on073 417 4375/072 916 1512 or email info@houseatglengariff.com. Visit their website at www.houseatglengariff.com.  

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