Drakensberg & Surroundings Accommodation


Lower Berg Foothills Accommodation


Self Catering in Lower Berg Foothills

Krom Drift CottageAfrikaans

Krom Drift Cottage
Location & Contact Details
Address: Lower Berg Foothills,
Southern Drakensberg,
South Africa
Contact : Marcia Rowley
Cell : 071-0563930

Please note:

  • The closest town is Underberg 70km away
  • Strictly NO SMOKING in the house permitted. You may smoke outside.
  • Hikes are not marked. But we have maps.
  • The secure fence is only electric on the bottom strand.


Krom Drift Cottage suitably named for its location is hidden within a majestic forest on Kromdrift Farm. The cottage enjoys a lush flower garden with a busy bird life. The accommodation has been newly refurbished, including all new bathrooms.

Kromdrift Farm lies in a serene Krom river valley at the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, near Swartberg. 70km from the nearest town, the farm exudes peace, tranquility and offers an escape from city life.

In summer months the Krom Dam is the spot to enjoy picnics, swim, kyak, ski, fish (for Kaap, and if lucky the odd bass).
Bring cycles lovely places to ride round the farm. If you a motorbike or quad enthusiast NB: (only by appointment may you bring them, its guided only).
If you come round lambing time, which is roundabout easter time, we will take you to see the baby lambs, maybe you lucky to see some being born.
We have 200 different bird species.

If interested in hiking, birding, bushman paintings, ect please let me know in advance and I will arrange to tell you all about it. Just drop me an email or whatsup and I will fill you in.
Winter months, its a different beauty. No fishing and watersports, during winter May-Nov. Its cold and we often get snow in winter. Come prepared for below zero temperatures and we hv plenty of wood on site for you. 1 bag per day, complimentary and after that you may purchase bags from the maid.

The maid is included in your fee. She does a compulsory light clean every day, and cleans the fire-place and stacks it again.
To avoid disappointment please book massages in advance.
We supply all linen and 2 blankets and a duvet on every bed.


Boasting dramatic views over the Drakensberg mountain range, Krom Drift Cottage offers visitors a charming rural experience. Kromdrift is a working farm of maize, beef and sheep.

If you let us know when you are arriving you will be met by someone to greet you and show you the house, and if you would like a welcome fire on arrival please to let us know.

Self-catering holiday cottage

  • The cottage has 4 bedrooms.
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area with a large fireplace
  • Cozy second lounge doubles up as 4th bedroom
  • Large veranda
  • Secure electric fence surrounds the cottage


  • Cottage is compulsory serviced daily.
  • Microwave
  • Gas hob and electric oven
  • Large fridge and freezer
  • Linen provided (excluding towels)
  • TV (please bring your own DSTV)
  • Secure electric fence
  • We have a beauty therapist on site. And if pre-booked you can have massages @R150/hr for full body massage.

Things to do:

  • Artist on site, classes by booking and art for sale by appointment.
  • Watersports
  • Motorbikes
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Bird watching

  • Payment Methods
  • EFT / Bank Transfer
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu
  • Bed Configuration
  • Krom Drift cottage (Sleeps 8) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - single, single
    • Room 3 - single, single
    • Room 4 - queen
  • Facilities
  • boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • boat / marine slipway onsite
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • braai/barbeque (some units)
  • canoeing (less than 5km)
  • DSTV (bring card and decoder)
  • fireplace
  • fishing onsite
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • kitchen communal
  • lake (less than 5km)
  • lake onsite
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • microwave (some units)
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • parking all onsite
  • private entrance
  • rock art (less than 20km)
  • serviced
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in communal area
  • water skiing (less than 10km)
  • water skiing onsite
  • Special Categories
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Fishing equipment for hire
    Can bring own fishing equipment
    Boat available for use
    Boat available for hire
    Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)
    Catch and release
    Catch and keep
    Limited number of fish per day allowed
    Fly fishing
  • Guest Farm Accommodationdetails
    Is your establishment on a working farm?
  • Interesting Place Accommodationdetails
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    Detail description : NB: Please note that you may only bring your own quad and motorcycle only if you pre-arrange and book with our guide, and also if he is available. You may only ride with a guide and there is a special fee to be discussed with the guide. We are on a working farm. If you come over Easter holidays you will see little lambs being born in shed. If you are booking specially to see this, to avoid disappointment, please query the dates of the lambing with us. We have a special section. Lovely fields to walk. Mountains to climb. Lots of birds. Fantastic large dam for watersports, bring own equipment. We have a massage therapist on site. You have to book. To avoid disappointment. Lovely and quiet here. Just sound of animals and birds. We have oxbow lakes on the Krom River. You must drive up the hill to look down and see it.

  • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Bring your own bicycle
    Bicycles to hire
    Bicycle set trails
    Bicycle - free to explore
    Bring your own quad bike
    Quad bikes to hire
    Quad bike set trails
    Quad bikes – free to explore
    Bring your own off-road motorcycle
    Off-road motorcycles to hire
    Off-road motorcycle set trails
    Off-road motorcycle – free to explore
    4x4 vehicle set trails
    4x4 vehicle – free to explore
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