Teddington Adventure Farm Swartberg Self-catering Accommodation Drakensberg
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About Teddington Farm

Teddington Farm is dominated by the imposing Mt. Macdonald (2283m), to the east and the pristine Umzimvubu River forms the boundary to the west. The farm is 1400ha and offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the region. A get-away from it all experience that will leave you feeling truly rested and recharged. A place you will want to return to, again and again.

Accommodation

There are five 5 self-catering cottages on the farm, which include the main farmhouse, all unique in their own way. All cottages are serviced daily. Three of the cottages (Main, Peach & Stone), are situated next to each other and form an L-shape around a grassed, fenced in communal garden.

There is a thatched, communal bar at the bottom of the garden and a seated fire-pit area in the centre for those beautiful, star-lit nights.

Little Stream:
A quaint cottage set below the farmhouse with peaceful views overlooking the farmlands below and the mountain above. This cottage is named after the stream trickling along under the willow trees at the bottom of the front lawn. The cottage has 3 bedrooms in total, with double or queen sized beds. One bedroom is situated next to the cottage and has 1 double bed, 1 single and 1 bunk bed (can sleep a family of 4). There are no bathroom facilities in this room.

This cottage can sleep a total of 10 persons. Two full bathrooms are provided, one with a shower and a kitchen with small dinning room table, and separate lounge with fireplace. The kitchen has an old coal fired stove which keeps the cottage cosy during the cold winter. An outside braai and a carport are provided. Little Stream is pet friendly (dogs only).

Rock House Cottage:
Positioned in the shadow of Mt. Macdonald, provides spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding Drakenberg Mountains. This cottage is named after the huge sandstone rock it is built next to. Rock House has one double bedroom and another bedroom with two single beds. This cottage can sleep 5 persons if the sleeper couch in the lounge is used. One full bathroom is provided and an open plan kitchen and lounge, with fireplace, leads out onto a small covered veranda with big views. This is the ideal place to savour the magnificent views and to have meals or sundowners. The veranda is complete with patio furniture, braai facility and a hot shower with a view.

Rock House has no electricity supply, all appliances and lights work on LP gas. The absence of electric lights in the vicinity makes this an ideal venue for star gazers. Rock House is a wild and lonely place suited to those who enjoy peace and solitude without sacrificing comfort. Time spent at “Rock House” is not punctuated by watches but rather by the harsh bark of the baboons in the cliffs above during the day and the howl of the prowling jackal at night.

Main Farmhouse:
The main house is set just off the road at the base of Mt MacDonald, surrounded on one side by a small forest of pine trees. It can sleep up to 8 people and has 2 double bedrooms with a double bed in each, main room with en-suite and own entrance to the garden, 1 twin room with 2 single beds, and 1 attic room with 3 single beds. The other bathroom has a bath / shower. The kitchen is open plan leading onto a small dining room and outside into the garden.

There is a lodge-type, character filled, thatched bar at the bottom of the grassed, level garden for your use and entertainment, and a fire-pit seated area in the centre of the garden for spectacular fires on those clear, star-lit nights. Wood is available for sale on the farm. There is also undercover parking for 4 vehicles.

Peach Cottage:
This cottage is situated within the main farmhouse complex and can sleep up to 8 people (4 adults and 4 kids). It contains 2 double bedrooms (1 with an extra single bed), 2 bathrooms (en-suite), open plan kitchen and dining area and a large lounge area which can accommodate children on sleeper couches or mattresses. This cottage is completely separate from the main farmhouse and makes use of the communal garden area.

Stone Cottage:
This beautiful stone cottage is situated next to the main farmhouse within the main complex and has 2 bedrooms (main upstairs in a beautifully wood crafted attic room). It can sleep 4 people. There is one bathroom with a shower and lounge area with fireplace. This cottage does not have a kitchen and makes use of the main farmhouse – generally used as overspill for larger groups / families.

Distances

Distances from the major South African centres are as follows:

• Johannesburg: 675km
• Durban: 285km
• Cape Town: 1450km

Activities available on the farm

• Hiking & Trail Running (1400ha. Mt. Macdonald - 2283m)
• Fly-fishing - 2ha lake and 6km river. Lake is only accessible with a 4x4. Alternatively, a short but steep walk
• Game viewing
• Mountain biking - farm tracks and dirt road network
• Bird watching - bird list available – over 80 recorded species
• Vulture restaurant
• 4X4, quad & motorbike trails. Please bring your own bikes and quads. Organised trails up Thule Pass can be arranged – please note, these are subject to availability of guide. (The views from the top are spectacular and some of the destinations can only be reached by motorbike or quad bike)
• Working farm - seasonal farming activities
• Tubing on the river

Facilities available on farm

• Self-catering cottages, serviced
• Picnic site with thatched boma, braai facilities and field toilet on the Umzimvubu River
• TV in the main farmhouse. For DStv bring your own smart card.
• Cell phone - All networks.
• Thatched bar in main farmhouse complex with built in fire place
• Seated fire-pit area in main garden
• Undercover parking for vehicles at main farmhouse cottages and Little Stream cottages
• Braai facilities at cottages

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: allowed

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (garage)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)

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Rooms & Rates

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Little Stream Cottage

This quaint cottage is set below the farmhouse with peaceful views overlooking the farmlands below and the mountain above. This cottage is named after the stream trickling along under the willow trees at the bottom of the front lawn. The cottage has three bedrooms in total with double or queen-sized beds. One bedroom is situated next to the cottage and has one double bed and a bunk bed. This cottage can sleep a total of 10 persons. Two full bathrooms are provided, one with a shower. There is a kitchen with small dining room table, and a separate lounge with fireplace. The kitchen has an old coal-fired aga stove which keeps the cottage cosy during cold winters. An outside braai and a carport are provided. Little Stream is dog-friendly, by prior arrangement.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 10 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Stone Cottage

This beautiful stone cottage is situated next to the main farmhouse within the main complex and has two bedrooms. The main bedroom is upstairs in a beautifully wood-crafted attic room. It can sleep six people. There is one bathroom with shower, and a lounge area with fireplace. This cottage does not have a kitchen and makes use of the main farmhouse. It is generally used as overspill for larger groups and families.

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

Main House

The main house is set just off the road at the base of Mount MacDonald, surrounded on one side by a small forest of pine trees. It can sleep up to 15 people; it has three double bedrooms with king-size bed in each, that can be converted to two singles, and a loft room with four double bunk beds. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with bath, and its own entrance to the garden. The other bathroom contains a bath, shower and toilet. The kitchen is open plan leading onto a small dining room and outside into the garden. There is a large lounge with a lovely fireplace for those cold, winter days and nights.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 15 guests (max 15 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Peach Cottage

This cottage is situated within the main farmhouse complex and can sleep up to four adults and four kids. The cottage contains two en-suite double bedrooms, each with two extra single bathrooms. The cottage has an open-plan kitchen and dining area, and a large lounge which can accommodate children on sleeper couches or mattresses. This cottage is completely separate from the main farmhouse and makes use of the communal garden area. It can be booked individually or as part of a large group within the main farmhouse. The cottage has its own entrance.

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

Guest Reviews

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

Verified reviewexcellent

For those wishing to get away from it all, Teddington Farm is a great place. Our party consisted of 2 12 year olds, 2 mid 20's, 2 mid 40's and 4 dogs. Tubing down the river was a blast for all and we all want to return for another long weekend break. The main house has everything you need with a beautiful fully fenced garden for the animals and kids alike. Firewood aplenty and a fire pit outside to keep warm while star gazing with a glass of wine. We will definately visit again.

March 2017

Rob Sweetman (Durban)

Verified reviewexcellent

We stayed at the main house just above Little Stream Cottage and it was the best holiday we had in many, many years. I have 3 boys (ages: 17, 15 and 8) who thoroughly enjoyed themselves and was not happy to get back to the city - there is so much to do for them. The clean air and awesome views are an absolute must for any outdoor person. We are definately going back there soon. Everybody was wonderful, from the Farm Manager to the Cleaning lady - they all made our stay unforgettable! I will recommend Teddington Farm to anybody!

October 2016

Anita Smith (Richards Bay)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Pietermaritzburg Airport - 200km
Durban International - 300km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 12h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in / out times by arrangement, please enquire.

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

Listed on SA-Venues.com since May 2009

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