About The Old Hatchery
The Old Hatchery offers affordable accommodation on a trout farm, set in a tranquil country setting just 10km from Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg. Located near horse riding trails, mountain biking trails, hiking routes, golf courses, trout fishing waters and of course the infamous Sani Pass. Sleeping 30 people, this is the ideal location for a big gathering of friends or family, be sure to book well in advance.
Bed & Breakfast accommodation
Our B&B unit and has a large lounge upstairs with little reading corners and a patio out front where you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the Berg.
Oak Tree Lodge:
There are 6 double en-suite bedrooms. This is what each room has:
Bath and separate shower
TV with DSTV channels
Temperature control (air-con OR floor heating)
Tea & Coffee in room
Breakfasts are served in the restaurant
Self Catering Accommodation
We have 5 self-catering houses accommodating 24 people in total:
Please bring the following with you when you take the self-catering option:
Firewood & firelighters
Tea, coffee, milk sugar and all other foods
DSTV decoder if your chosen unit has a TV
These units are serviced before arrival and on departure. Should you wish the unit to be serviced during your stay, it will cost an extra R20 per bedroom per day. We have gas heaters on site and you can arrange to hire gas bottles from us.
Four en suite bedrooms. Three double rooms and one twin room + an extra sleeper couch. This cottage is a popular choice for families and small groups of couples wanting some time away in the Berg. The kitchen comes fully equipped with all cutlery & crockery etc. There is a TV in the Lounge but please bring your own DSTV decoder.
We have 3 of these delightful little cabins that are suitable for couples. Each of them has a fireplace, bathroom, kitchenette and braai facilities. From the parking area, you walk along the wooden decking and over our gorgeous little waterfall to get to the cabins. No TVs in these units
This 3 bedroom unit has one double en-suite bedroom and 2 twin rooms with full self-catering facilities and braai area. There is an extra little room off the lounge with double bunk / sleeper couch for children. From the parking area, you walk along the wooden decking and over our gorgeous little waterfall to get to the cabins. There is a TV in this unit but please bring your own DSTV decoder.
All breakfasts for our B&B guests are catered for in the restaurant which overlooks the waterfall and trout dam, offering spectacular sunset views for those before dinner drinks. The restaurant is available to the public and for function hire, ie birthday celebrations, weddings, etc
We are corporate members of our local fly fishing club and this allows our guests to fish still and river waters that would not normally be available to day visitors in the Underberg area.
Reasons to come to underberg
Guided Sani Pass 4x4 trips
Breathtaking mountain hikes
Horse riding trails
Off road racing
San rock art
Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer ... and all the beautiful scenery they provide!
Notice how it's all about the outdoors. We don't have TV's in all of our units, we want you to hear the sound of the water flowing and the jackals talking to each other at night.
What to bring
Please see the list at the top of this page for things to bring when self catering.
Passport for your trip up Sani Pass into Lesotho
Bring your sense of adventure and come and explore our beautiful countryside to recharge your soul
We are situated one hour from Howick on the N3, one hour from Kokstad, making Underberg the ideal location from which to explore the majestic mountains of the Southern Drakensberg. We are on the route between Johannesburg and seaside resorts of the KwaZulu Natal South Coast and The Wild Coast making this the ideal location to stop over for the night. Our nearest airport is King Shaka International Airport (3 hours drive) and there is a daily shuttle service from Underberg available on request.