House at Glengariff – the perfect base for Underberg and Southern Drakensberg activities

House at Glengariff, Underberg, Southern Drakensburg, KwaZulu-Natal

House at Glengariff, Underberg, Southern Drakensburg, KwaZulu-Natal

While staying at House at Glengariff self-catering accommodation, you may simply want to put your feet up, relax and enjoy the fresh country air and your surroundings. However, for those wanting to engage almost all the senses, Glengariff has a wide array of on-site activities and adventures to keep you and your family active and entertained.

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.

Read more about the accommodation at House at Glengariff here.

Activities at House at Glengariff

From trout fly fishing, nature walks, hiking, cycling to canoeing – and everything in-between, there is a lot to do and keep your days engaged at Glengariff.

Fishing is undoubtedly among the best ways to relax and spend time together as a family. And Glengariff offers trout fly-fishing as good as it comes! The farm has a bustling dam that is well-stocked with trout and other fish. Here the fishing is only surpassed by the magnificent scenery. Please enquire with management regarding catch and release.

The treeless peaks, hills and plains of the Drakensberg with their open grassy lower slopes lend themselves to cycling, hiking and nature walks – the trails are designed for all ages and fitness levels. Often, you do not need to wander off the farm property on these breath-taking walks.

From short escapes to overnight hiking, you are guaranteed to experience the views and the peace the area has on offer.

And your Glengariff holiday needs not just be about hiking and walking. The farm is the best place to enjoy paddling in canoes free of charge at the dam. The sway of the canoe and the dip and splash of your paddles as you glide along is a great way to spend a hot summer’s day with the family.

Remember the excitement you had growing up while playing with farm animals. If travelling with children, you can give them the same experience as Glengariff is the kind of place where kids can run wild and experience life on a farm.

They offer children the experience of holding and feeding lambs during lambing season and the feeding of calves. Pony rides can also be organised well in advance.

Still, if you are intending to use Glengariff as your base to explore the Underberg and Drakensberg area, you will find a lot of activities are within your reach. There are various day hikes, self-guided tours in Underberg and surrounds.

The area is also popular with birders. The Sani Pass is also popular with 4×4 enthusiasts.

I dare say the region also lends itself to golfing very well. Enjoy a round at the Underberg Golf Club. There is also a magnificent cheese farm and the Wine Gallery of Africa for those wanting to tickle their taste buds.

Other activities nearby include the Himeville Museum, the Reichenau Mission and viewing of Rock Art at Cobham and Giants Castle.

One thing is for certain, when you say bye-bye to Glengariff, you are bound to leave with tonnes of fond memories. However, many of their guests soon find themselves back at the farm to rekindle those memories and make new ones.

What do people say about House at Glengariff

“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 Visit their website  

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