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About Eagles' Rock Mountain Retreat

The Saunders family welcomes you to Eagles’ Rock, our beautiful piece of God’s creation set in the magnificent Drakensberg mountains near Underberg and Himeville, in KwaZulu Natal. 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 you a very warm welcome, wonderful hospitality and an enjoyable holiday. Enjoy a romantic getaway or honeymoon in Kestrel or Falcon cottage or bring the whole family and friends to Lammergeier log cabin or Sparrowhawk cottage.

Accommodation

Eagles' Rock is a peaceful Self Catering and Bed & Breakfast Getaway. All cottages are fully equipped for self-catering with stove, fridge, crockery, cutlery and bedding. Each has a private braai (barbecue) area. A hearty country breakfast is served in the main dining room – the perfect way to start an eventful day in the Drakensberg.

Kestrel:
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 onto a small wooden deck and braai area with magnificent views.

Falcon:
Falcon is a cosy cottage consisting of a large open plan room with a double-bed and sleeper couch for a child. It has an en-suite bathroom which consists of bath, shower, basin and toilet. There are two easy chairs facing a large window from which one can see “forever”. A log fire will keep you warm during the cold winter nights. The custom built kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove, fridge, microwave, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery. A side door opens onto a covered patio and braai area, with magnificent views.

Lammergeier:
This hand-crafted log cabin has a unique ambience and consists of an open-plan kitchen, dining-room and living area with log-fire. Two bedrooms downstairs with one full bathroom. Separate toilet. A large open-plan loft. This cabin sleeps up to 12 people. Double doors open onto a deck with panoramic views.

Sparrowhawk:
A delightful log and block chalet with 3 bedrooms (main en-suite) sleeping 6. Second bathroom with shower. Large living area with a cosy fireplace open plan into kitchen. Covered patio and braai area with views to dam and farmlands.

Jackal Buzzard:
Jackal Buzzard cottage has a small bedroom downstairs with a double bed. Steep steps (not for the infirm) lead to a large bedroom upstairs which also has a double bed. Downstairs there is a bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin. The living room has a double sleeper couch and a Jetmaster fireplace and is open plan into a small breakfast nook cum dining area and custom built kitchen. The door opens up onto a covered patio.

Fish Eagle:
Fish Eagle chalet has got three bedrooms. Bedroom One consists of a double bed (plus electric blanket) with an en – suite shower, toilet and basin. The sitting room leads into 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.

Activities

Enjoy the tranquillity of our private 25 acres with pure spring water and lovely views. Two short walks are available on the property and we encourage visitors to add to our check list of over 100 bird species. For the more energetic there is river tubing, canoeing, horse-riding, tennis, squash and golf available nearby. The more serious hiker can visit the Drakensberg conservation areas nearby where one can do trails of varying degrees of difficulty.

Fly-fishing:
Fly fishing in our trout dam or search for that elusive 10 pounder in other private or club waters in this premier trout fishing area. Access to river (in season) and dams can be arranged.

Sani Pass Trips:
We arrange trips up Sani Pass. This is a must and often proves to be a highlight of our visitors’ stay. This entails a cross border trip into Lesotho; therefore passports are required.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Falcon Cottage

1 Double room with double bed, bath, shower, and 2 x single sleeper couches. Falcon is a cosy cottage consisting of a large open plan room with a double-bed and sleeper couch for a child. It has an en-suite bathroom which consists of bath, shower, basin and toilet. There are two easy chairs facing a large window from which one can see “forever”. A log fire will keep you warm during the cold winter nights. The custom built kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove, fridge, microwave, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery. A side door opens onto a covered patio and braai area, with magnificent views.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Kestrel Cottage

1 Double room with double bed, single bed, en-suite bathroom, bath and shower and open plan lounge. 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 onto a small wooden deck and braai area with magnificent views.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Jackall Buzzard

2 Bedrooms with double beds, bath and shower. Jackal Buzzard cottage has a small bedroom downstairs with a double bed. Steep steps (not for the infirm) lead to a large bedroom upstairs which also has a double bed. Downstairs there is a bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin. The living room has a double sleeper couch and a Jetmaster fireplace and is open plan into a small breakfast nook cum dining area and custom built kitchen. The door opens up onto a covered patio.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Sparrow Hawk

3 Bedrooms, 2 rooms with double beds and 1 with 2 single beds, 2 bathrooms. A delightful log and block chalet with 3 bedrooms (main en-suite) sleeping 6. Second bathroom with shower. Large living area with a cosy fireplace open plan into kitchen. Covered patio and braai area with views to dam and farmlands.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Lammergeier

3 bedrooms + loft room/separate toilet & full bathroom,1 double bedroom, 2 single beds/6 single beds/loft = 2 singles. This hand-crafted log cabin has a unique ambience and consists of an open-plan kitchen, dining-room and living area with log-fire. Two bedrooms downstairs with one full bathroom. Separate toilet. A large open-plan loft. This cabin sleeps up to 12 people. Double doors open onto a deck with panoramic views.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 12 guests (max 10 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Lilly Cottage

3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 Double Bedroom, en-suite Bath/Shower, 2 single beds and 2 double bunk beds + full bathroom. Lilly Cottage overlooks the top most dam up into the valley. A beautiful spacious 3 bedroom cottage, main bedroom has a double bed, with bathroom en-suite. Second bedroom has 2 single beds, Third bedroom has 2 bunk-beds, Open plan living area with fire place, Fully equipped kitchen, and in the open plan dining room with a solid wooden dining room table 1 x separate shower & toilet, Huge veranda to relax on. There is also a barbeque area.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 8 guests (max 8 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Pigeon Cottage

1 bedroom, full bathroom, 1 Double Bedroom separate bathroom, 1 double sleeper couch in lounge and 2 bay windows suitable for children. It is a cozy, peaceful 1 bedroom, self catering cottage which can sleep up to 4 guests. Pigeon cottage is situated behind Lilly Cottage and on the LHS of the Drive way. Main bedroom has a double bed en – suite bathroom. There is a double sleeper couch in the lounge and two window seats one in lounge and one in bedroom. Cozy fire place in the lounge area. An extra guest can sleep on the Window Seat in the sitting room and in the double bedroom. Kitchen (fully equipped), Built in barbeque facilities on the verandah.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Feather Cottage

2 bedrooms, 1 double bed room with shower, 1 Double Bunk for 2 children. This is a 2 bedroom cottage it is situated on the LHS of the drive overlooking the lower / first dam. With double bed in main room 1 bunk bed in spare room. Great views of the dams and down the valley. With open plan lounge, with lovely fire place. And cozy veranda area. NO TV Facilities. There is now a built in braai on the veranda.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

6 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

The stay was beautiful at eagles rock. We really enjoyed our time, Falcon cottage always had a warm touch to it. Barbara and Erol were really helpful. We would most definitely be back.

February 2018

Therusha (Durban)

Verified reviewexcellent

This is a fantastic place to stay, the views were incredible, the area is beautiful and and the owners and staff were friendly and efficient. We had a problem with our tire and Mr. King helped us out with it, going over and beyond to give us a quick release tire pump. Not only that but there was plenty to do in the area, with hikes, horse riding, 4x4 trips and tours into Lesotho, restaurants, farms and galleries to visit, all really close by. And if you want to go for a walk around the place itself the dogs offer plenty of entertainment and excellent companionship! We will definitely stay there again, and also recommend it to anyone who wants to spend an amazing holiday in Southern Drakensburg. Thank you Eagles Rock!

August 2011

Keel Heubner (South Africa)

Need to Know

Response timeEagles' Rock Mountain Retreat typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages welcome.

Closest airport(s)
Oribi Airport - 120km
King Shaka International - 250km
Pietermaritzburg Airport - 250km

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since June 2001

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