Mkomazana Mountain Cottages Drakensberg Self-catering Accommodation KZN

Mkomazana Mountain Cottages

Self Catering at Sani Pass Road, Sani Pass, Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

About Mkomazana Mountain Cottages

Mkomazana is an historical site situated within a trans-frontier peace park; an unique property nestled at the foot of the Sani Pass in the beautiful Sani Valley. It is a nature lover’s paradise and possibly the Southern Drakensberg’s best-kept secret.

We have it all, flora; fauna (incl. otter, baboon, reedbuck, eland); wide variety of birds (incl. black eagle, bearded vulture and 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.


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.

Coot Cottage:
Two steps from your private patio and 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 and kitchen looking onto the lake. Three bedrooms accommodate a total of 6 people - main bedroom has a king-size 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:
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 king-size 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:
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:
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:
This delightful cottage, which has been furnished with romance in mind! It has a lounge, cozy bedroom (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 and towels and is serviced daily. Braai facilities are provided. Firewood available for sale.

Attractions & Activities

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).

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -29.652922222222223
Longitude: 29.436833333

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-out times on Sundays may be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on
March 2007 - 4 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful place. The small extra touches were so appreciated. We highly recommend...

Anthea, Durban Travellers' Rating

Very Good

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