Mkomazana Mountain Cottages
Mkomazana is an historical site situated WITHIN a trans-frontier peace park; Southern Drakensberg's best-kept secret. The accommodation is a charming combination of eclectic facilities consisting of two original and recently refurbished farmhouses and three picturesque new cottages with all home comforts.
This former trading station from the 1800's era is perfectly situated for a range of outdoor activities including - high or low 'berg walking / backpacking / nature rambling / trout fishing (rates on request) / swimming in crystal clear mountain pools / mountain biking / bird watching. All of these activities can be undertaken from the property. You can also canoe or tube in the area (+/-20km away) and play golf, squash or tennis (+/-4ms away) Whilst we wish to preserve the serenity of the area (and therefore do not allow motorbikes/quads to be ridden on the property), exhilarating fun for the adventurous can be had at the bottom of the driveway - test your 4x4 / mountain bike / motor bike skills on the famous and formidable Sani Pass which takes you up into the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. At the top of the Pass is the legendary "Sani Top Chalet" which lays claim to "the highest pub in Africa".
NB: Bring your PASSPORT. If you do not have your own 4x4, tours up Sani Pass can be arranged (details on request).
We have it all, flora; fauna (incl. otter, baboon, reedbuck, eland); wide variety of birds (incl. black eagle, bearded vulture & fish eagle); provenance of people past (history; bushman paintings) waterfalls, crystal clear 'berg rivers and pools; dams. We guarantee you will not visit just once!
Coot Cottage (6 sleeper)
Two steps from your private patio & you could be dabbling your toes or swimming in the lake. This charming thatched cottage has loads of character, an open plan lounge with log fireplace; dining room & kitchen looking onto the lake. Three bedrooms accommodate a total of 6 people (main bedroom has a kingsize bed and en-suite shower room); second bedroom / twin beds; and a loft bedroom overlooking the lounge/twin beds) sharing a shower room/basin/loo.
Stone House (6 sleeper)
Tucked away in a private garden, you can sit on your veranda and gaze up Sani Pass. Three bedrooms accommodate a total of 6 people (main has kingsize bed; other two bedrooms each have twin beds; 2 bathrooms, two loos, lounge (with log fireplace), dining room and old fashioned farm kitchen.
Stone Cottage (2 sleeper)
A charming and tastefully decorated (fully self-contained) one-bedroomed cottage (king size bed) with en-suite shower/basin/loo; lounge with jetmaster fireplace; kitchenette and small private patio. Can be hired separately as a romantic getaway for two or in addition to the Stone House if extra space is required.
Valley House (6 sleeper)
Set in tranquil garden overlooking lake, Valley House accommodates 6 people, 3 bedrooms (one with king size bed and 2 with twin beds), 2 bathrooms, lounge with log fireplace, dining room and old-fashioned farm kitchen.
Rose Cottage (2 sleeper)
This delightful cottage, which has been furnished with romance in mind! has a lounge, cozy bedroom with king size bed, kitchen and bathroom. A Jetmaster fireplace adds ambience for those cold winter nights.
Each establishment has a fully equipped kitchen (including a stove, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery), (bedding, towels) and is serviced daily. Braai facilities are provided. Firewood available for sale
Check-In Time: 2pm
Check-Out Time: 10am
- fishing onsite
- horse riding (less than 5km)
- parking all onsite
- tea / coffee making facilities
- Take the N3 to HOWICK
- Turn off at EXIT 99 (R617) UNDERBERG/SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG
- Travel through BULWER to UNDERBERG
- Turn right to HIMEVILLE
- About 2 kms out of HIMEVILLE turn left to SANI PASS
- Drive about 14 kms on the gravel road, past the Sani Pass Hotel, to the MKOMAZANA sign (on the right)
- Drive over the bridge crossing the MKHOMAZANA RIVER, to your destination