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Eagles' Rock Mountain Retreat
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Location & Contact Details
Address: Drakensberg Gardens Road
Underberg
Southern Drakensberg
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Contact : The Saunders
Local Tel : 033-7011757
INT Tel : +27-33-7011757
Local Fax : 033-7011757
INT Fax : +27-33-7011757
The Saunders Family welcomes you to Eagles' Rock, our beautiful piece of God's creation set in the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains, near Underberg and Himeville. Only 7.7km out of Underberg on the Drakensberg Gardens Road. This pristine farming area is one of South Africa's premier trout fishing destinations. Our Retreat is magnificently positioned on a mountain plateau overlooking the Umzimkulu River and lush farmlands. Being owner run ensures a very warm welcome, wonderful hospitality and an enjoyable holiday.

We also have a rowing boat, canoe and paddle skis available.

Honeymoon in Kestrel or Falcon cottage or bring the whole family and friends to Lammergeier log cabin or Sparrowhawk cottage. Each cottage is fully equipped with stove, microwave, fridge, crockery, cutlery and bedding. Deep-freeze available should you require extra space. Enjoy winter evenings before a cosy log fire.

Jackal Buzzard cottage has a small bedroom downstairs with a double bed. Fairly steep steps (not for the infirm) lead to a large bedroom upstairs which also has a double bed and a lovely view. Downstairs there is a full bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin. The living room has a Jetmaster log fireplace. This is open plan into a small breakfast nook cum dining area and well equipped custom built kitchen with gas stove, fridge, microwave, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery. The door opens up onto a covered patio. There is a portable braai.

Kestrel is a cosy Harvey thatched one bedroom cottage. With double bed. The ensuite bathroom consists of bath, shower toilet and basin. The large living area has a custom built kitchen (well equipped with gas stove, fridge, microwave, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery) with breakfast nook at one end - easy chairs, a single bed and log fireplace at the other. The door opens into a small wooden deck and braai area with magnificent views.

Lammergeier is a handcrafted log cabin with magnificent 360 degree views. Downstairs there are 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with 2 single beds. There is one full bathroom with a bath, shower, basin and toilet and another separate toilet with hand basin. The large living area cum dining-room area and has a log fireplace and is open plan into the well equipped kitchen consisting of gas stove, fridge, microwave, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery. Double doors open up onto a wooden deck and a single door opens up onto a covered deck. Upstairs there is a large open plan loft with 6 single beds and above this is another small loft with 2 mattresses on the floor for which we do not supply linen. There is also a braai area.

Sparrowhawk cottage is a 3 bedroom log and block chalet. The main bedroom has a double bed and a bathroom en-suite which consists of bath, basin and toilet. The other 2 bedrooms have 2 single beds in each and there is another small bathroom with a shower, loo and wash hand basin. There is a well equipped kitchen with gas stove, fridge, microwave, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery. The large living area has a log fireplace and dining-room area. Double doors open up onto a covered patio with views across the valley and down to the trout dams. There is also a braai area.

Falcon is a cosy cottage consisting of a large open plan room with a double-bed and sleeper couch for a child (for which we do not supply linen). It has an en-suite bathroom which consists of bath, shower, basin and toilet. There are two easy chairs facing a large window. For the cold winter nights there is a log fire-place. The custom built kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove, fridge, microwave, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery. the side door open onto a covered patio and braai area, with a magnificent view.

Fish Eagle (Sleeps 8) - chalet has got 3 bedrooms. Bedroom One consists of a double bed with an en - suite shower, toilet and basin. The sitting room leads into the kitchen, For the cold winter nights there is a log fire-place.. The kitchen which is well equipped, with a gas stove, fridge, microwave, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery, this is the best room of the cottage as it lead off onto an enclosed balcony with lovely views down towards the Umzimkulu river and farmlands, ideal for early morning breakfasts. Bedroom Two (Open Plan) consist of double bed and two single beds with an en-suite bathroom, toilet and wash basin. An upstairs loft is accessible by means of a steep ladder from this room - ideally situated for kids with two single beds. Please note that this cottage has got a thatch roof and might affect asthmatics.

Enjoy the tranquility of our private 25 acres with pure spring water and lovely views. Wander through the pine forest, scramble over the koppies, add to the check list of over 100 bird species or fly fish in our well stocked trout dam. For the more energetic there is river tubing, canoeing, mountain walks/biking, horse riding, tennis, squash and golf available nearby. Spend a day hiking in the national Parks Board areas or enjoy going on a Rock Art excursion. We can even arrange a visit to a Vulture Restaurant should you so desire.

We are the ideal "getaway from it all" destination. (But for those who require to stay in touch we do have good cellphone reception.)
  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • National Accommodation Association

Directions
Take the N3 to Howick. Take the R617 to Underberg (off route 99 to Howick South/Southern Drakensberg/Underberg). Carry straight on through Underberg for approx. 4 km. Turn right onto the Drakensberg Gardens Resorts Road. Measure 3,7km and find Eagles’ Rock on your right.

GPS Co-ordinates
South 29 degrees 45 minutes 7.9 seconds
East 29 degrees 26 minutes 51.2 seconds
  • Payment Methods
  • Sorry, Credit cards not accepted
  • Bed Configuration
  • Fish Eagle (Sleeps 8) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - double, three quarter, three quarter
    • Room 3 - three quarter, three quarter
  • Facilities
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • canoeing (less than 5km)
  • fireplace
  • fishing onsite
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • lock-up safe
  • microwave in unit
  • parking all onsite
  • private entrance
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • rock art (less than 20km)
  • squash court (less than 5km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • tumble dryer onsite
  • Special Categories
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodation
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