Pennygum Country Cottages Drakensberg Self-catering Accommodation, Underberg
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Pennygum Country Cottages is a highly recommended property for self catering in Underberg for tourists visiting the Drakensberg region.

About Pennygum Country Cottages

Pennygum Country Cottages are set in lovely gardens and apple orchards. They make an outstanding base to explore, hike in the Drakensberg World Heritage National Park, fish, mountain bike, ride or take a Sani Pass tour into Lesotho. You can even go on our rafts or tubes down the Umzimkulu River in season or just enjoy the peace.

Pennygum is owner-run and we pride ourselves on giving a warm welcome to our guests and we promise to do our best to help you have a memorable holiday. Pennygum offers fully equipped and fully serviced cottages, which are beautifully appointed. We have a splash pool and swings for children and most cottages have log fires and electric blankets for winter.


African Dreams:
Our ‘honeymoon’ thatched rondavel, which sleeps two - four. It comprises of a double bedroom, a sofa bed in the lounge, two bathrooms – one with a large romantic corner bath- the other a shower room. It boasts an open log fireplace and DVD player (DVDs available to borrow) and outdoor seating and braai area with dazzling views of the Giants Cup.

Lavender Cottage:
Sleeps four - but can also accommodate one to two children on a sofa bed. It is a beautiful light cottage and has a double bed with large en Suite bathroom and a twin bedded room with a shower room en Suite, it also has a DVD player, an electric fire for winter and patio / braai area.

Apple Cottage:
Is perhaps the ‘star’. It sleeps six - eight people with a Queen size bed with shower room en Suite, a twin bedded room and a double room with a family bathroom and a double sleeper couch in the lounge. It has a stunning fireplace and a DVD player - bring own card and box for TV. There is a large dining room and lovely kitchen with a range type stove. The verandah has a Weber braai and shady trees to sit under in the heat and admire the views.

The Family Cottage:
Sleeps 10 people – it is double storey and has its own private entrance and garden - ideal for a large family or group. There are three double bedrooms and a dormitory room with four single beds. The cottage has two bathrooms and a large open plan kitchen / dining room with open fireplace and a DVD player (bring card and decoder for TV). Enjoy a Weber braai on the veradah with magnificent berg views, spotting glorious birds or star gazing into a sky with virtually no light pollution.

Breakfast and Dining

There are a number of restaurants nearby offering delicious breakfasts and dinners.


We are also pet friendly - please enquire.
Wi Fi available.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)


  • Free Wi-Fi
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Rooms & Rates

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

African Dream Cottage

Cottage with 1 x double bed, plus double sleeper couch, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, lounge area, braai area, fireplace.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Lavender Cottage

Cottage with 2 x en-suite bedrooms one with a double bed and one twin, plus small sleeper couch in the lounge - full kitchen , lounge area, braai area.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 5 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Apple Cottage

Cottage with 2 x double bed rooms, a twin, a double sleeper couch, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen, large lounge and large dining room and braai area, fireplace.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 7 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Family Cottage

Cottage with 3 x doubles and a loft room with 4 single beds, 2 bathrooms, large lounge/ dining room, large kitchen, own drive and garden, fireplace.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 10 guests (max 10 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Pennygum was great! We were really excited to see how spacious and beautiful Apple cottage was, and what a lovely, big bath! Our hosts were friendly and went out of their way to make us feel at home. We will definately go back asap. :)

July 2017

Roxanne Larkan (Durban)

Verified reviewvery good

We enjoyed our stay at Pennygum with our little doggy. The hosts were extremely friendly. We stayed in Lavender cottage, and it was clean and neat, we felt comfortable and relaxed and will definitely recommend Pennygum to anyone travelling or visiting Underberg.

November 2011

Gerda (Durban)

Need to Know

Response timePennygum Country Cottages typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)King Shaka International - 220km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 13h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since April 2011

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