Midlands & Battlefields Accommodation


Colenso Accommodation


Self Catering in Colenso

Bridal Drift Cottage

Location & Contact Details
Address: Bridal Drift Cottage
KwaZulu Natal

Contact : Charlotte Boettiger
INT Tel : 036 940 0032
INT Fax : 086 268 8314
Cell (1) : 083 281 2754
Cell (2) : 083 703 0788

Set on the banks of the mighty Tugela River, in the heart of the historic Boer War area.  Located near Colenso in KZN on a dairy farm.  Close to many of the Boer War grave sites.  Great for anyone doing self-guided Boer War trips.  Centrally located between Winterton, Ladysmith, and Estcourt.  Easily accessible from the N3 freeway.  A great place for bird watching a quiet place to relax.  A quaint double story log cabin with a fully equipped kitchen equipped for self-catering.

Guests are welcome to walk along the river banks and around the lands or bring their own bicycles.  The log cabin has an amazing view of the Tugela River.  There is an abundance of birdlife, trees and a bit of wildlife.  There are also many trail running and mountain bike events that happen near Winterton / Ladysmith and Estcourt.

The cottage is accessible via a dirt road, but even small cars can manage if driven slowly.  Depending on the season, there are times when there will be livestock around the cottage.  The cottage is securely fenced with an electric fence.

Guests will need to pick up the keys at the main farm 2km away, and after that the cottage is yours to make yourself at home.  We are available via whatsapp or cell phone at any time.

As Colenso is not a very big place, it is adviseable to do your shopping for foodstuffs etc at one of the bigger centres.  The Colenso Club is the closest place where one can buy a meal, otherwise there are a few restuarants in the nearby towns.  The Central Drakensberg is a 35min drive away via either a tar or a dirt road.

As this is a double storey cottage, kids are welcome at the discrestion of parents, but there are no burglar bars upstairs either.

The House & Facilities:

  • A fully equipped kitchen with a full size oven and stove, kettle, toaster, fridge with a freezer, microwave and toasted sandwich maker.
  • Access is via an electric gate and guests will be given a remote with the keys.
  • All the utensils and serving dishes required to be comfortable.
  • TV with Dstv.
  • Two bedrooms. One upstairs and one downstairs, each with 2 single beds.
  • One bathroom with a shower, toilet, bath and basin. (As there is only one bathroom we will always only rent this out as an entire unit, and it would be preferable if it was a family or people who are comfortable with each other. The bathroom is in the upstairs bedroom. There is a toilet and basin in the downstairs room)
  • A braai. Please supply your own wood and charcoal.
  • The cottage will be serviced daily (washing dishes, sweeping and making beds).
  • Laundry can be done for people staying more than 2 nights at a cost of R50 per kg (no underware).
  • As we are a farm next to the Tugela River, our water which is perfectly safe to drink, may at times be off colour, so if you feel the need kindly bring your own water for drinking.
  • A hair dryer.
  • As we have only recently purchased this property, the garden is a work in progress.
  • Currently we do not have wi-fi and it is not wheel chair friendly.

  • Payment Methods
  • Cash on arrival
  • EFT / Bank Transfer
  • Sorry, Credit cards not accepted
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Zulu
  • Facilities
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • ceiling fans
  • DSTV in communal area
  • hair dryer
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail onsite
  • parking all onsite
  • remote security
  • serviced
  • tea / coffee making facilities
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