Dundee Accommodation at Penryn B&B Bed & Breakfast KwaZulu Natal
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  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests10
  • Rooms/Units4

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Penryn B&B is a 4 star graded B&B with self catering option, offering Dundee accommodation for tourists and visitors of the Battlefields.

About Penryn B&B

Penryn is a gracious old home, situated in central Dundee, close to all amenities and easily accessible. It is a listed building, built in 1904 by the Mayor of Dundee, its style is in keeping with this historical town to which visitors are attracted by the famous Battlefields that surround it.

The House has been tastefully converted into a charming and comfortable Bed & Breakfast while carefully preserving its essential Victorian ambience. Penryn B&B is set in a beautiful, prize winning garden, offering a private, relaxed and peaceful stay, with good security and electronically controlled access.


We offer a family flat, sleeping four, which has a TV lounge and kitchen. This unit can be self-catering or bed and breakfast. A further three en suite bedrooms are available, each with private entry.

All rooms are tastefully decorated and are equipped with a DSTV bouquet, bar fridge, heater, electric blankets, overhead fans, coffee making facilities, guest amenities, hairdryer and local tourist information. All offer an attractive outlook onto a private patio with outdoor seating.

Attractions & Activities

Dundee is the heart of the KwaZulu Natal Battlefields district. The first shots of the Anglo-Boer War were fired on the town at the Battle of Talana. The following battle sites are very close to Dundee:

• Isandlwana - (The defeat of the British at the hands of the Zulus)
• Rorke’s Drift - (Most VC’s awarded at a single battle)
• Fugitives Drift - (Significant in the Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift Battles)
• Blood River - (Between Boer and Zulu, led to the Day of the Covenant)
• Battle of Talana
• The death of the French Prince Imperial
• Hlobane Mountain
• Siege of Ladysmith
• The armoured train
• Winston Churchill’s capture
• Spioenkop

Dundee also boasts an excellent historical and cultural museum (Talana Museum) which is situated on the Talana Battle site, as do Rorke’s Drift, Blood River and Ncome. There is a walk / drive / about route in Dundee central which leads one to all the significant historical buildings of the town including the St James Anglican church where Major-General Sir William Penn Symons is buried. The Maria Ratschitz Mission nestles at the foot of Hlatikulu Mountain. It was founded by early Trappist monks who established a vibrant community. The magnificently decorated church has been beautifully restored.

The town has a picturesque 18-hole golf course and offers squash, tennis, bowls and fishing. For the more adventurous the nearby Buffalo River offers white water rafting and canoeing. There is also a 4x4 trail for the off road enthusiasts.

An hour and a half away is the Ezemvelo KwaZulu Natal Ithala Game Reserve (malaria free zone) which has an abundance of bird life, as well as four of the big five.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

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

Double En-Suite Rooms

Private outside entry with patio and seating, a fridge, coffee station, TV (DSTV Bouquet and SABC), safe, hairdryer, electric blankets and heater.

Qty: 5
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Self-Catering Flat

Fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, microwave and fridge. Shared bathroom which is entered through the main double bedroom, second bedroom with two beds. TV Lounge and covered verandah with seating. Private outside entry as well as inside entry.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

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

Verified reviewvery good

We enjoyed our stay immensly, the rom was clean and well-appointed, the garden lovely and the reception was warm and welcoming. We would stay here again!

September 2019

Colin L. (Centurion)

Verified reviewexcellent

fantastic location , highly recommended place to stay and explore the battlefields .

October 2009

Keith Miller (Oegstgeest, nl)

Need to Know

Response timePenryn B&B typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Dundee Airport - 3km
Durban International - 300km
OR Tambo International - 350km

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

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyAmerican Express, Visa, Mastercard, Diners, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since July 2008

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