Drakensberg Accommodation at Thel Jean Cottage Self Catering in Underberg
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  • Property TypeHouse
  • Guests12
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms3
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

Thel Jean Cottage is a highly recommended property providing self catering in Underberg for up to 12 guests visiting the Drakensberg region.

About Thel Jean Cottage

Thel Jean is a quaint stone faced cottage nestled in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg. Completely surrounded in the front by mountains and crystal clear rivers, it boasts an unhindered view of Garden Castle and The Rhino. The view from the garden is impressive to say the least. This setting is ideal for a romantic getaway and equally suitable for a family weekend or holiday, dogs are also welcome.

Just a 20 minute drive from Underburg and 1hr 45 minutes from Pietermaritzburg, it is easily accessible by way of an extraordinarily scenic drive. Underberg is a very well equipped, quaint town full of restaurants, art galleries, tourism businesses as well as all the shops you might require. A short drive from here is legendary Sani Pass, the historic route into Lesotho, at the top of which lies the highest pub in Africa, Sani Top.

Self Catering Accommodation

Thel Jean has three large bedrooms (two en-suite). A six sleeper bunk room, a total of three bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, lounge and bar. It also has a fridge, freezer and gas stove. In total the house comfortably accommodates 12 people.

The main bedroom upstairs boasts incredible views of Garden Castle (visible from the luxury of the bed) as well as a balcony overlooking the garden and mountain-scape.

Winters are great, spent around the fire and bar area. If you are lucky you could be greeted by magnificent views of snow covered mountains. Thel Jean is extremely popular during the winter months of July and August with bookings coming from people eager to experience the snow. If this is your thing, be sure to book early.

Summers can be spent frolicking in one of the many nearby mountain pools, walks in the surrounding foothills or for the more daring hikes into the Drakensberg, horse riding, golf, trout fishing, tubing, mountain biking etc. Summer is a very popular time in general, especially around December, so if you are interested in this time of year, we recommend booking at least 5 months in advance.


• Laundry facilities
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Plenty of parking on site
• Fireplace
• Darts
• River pools (5 minute walk)
• Golf (5kms)
• Horse Riding (2kms)
• Mountain Biking
• Trout Fishing (5 minute walk)
• Camping
• Tennis (5kms)
• Squash (5kms)
• Bowls (5kms)

Activities and attractions

Thel Jean is 3kms from the Drakensberg Hotel and Golf Resort. This is great for sporting enthusiasts and includes a host of pubs and restaurants.

The cottage is within numerous day hikes in nearby Parks Board and Forestry areas. These include Three Pools which are perfect for a packed lunch and swimming. Bushman's Paintings and Queen's Pool and Devil's Pool are near by. Other attractions include Sleeping Beauty and Pillar Cave and for the really adventurous, the Rhino Horn, one of the highest peaks in the Southern Drakensberg.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Roof deck
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available

Rooms & Rates

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Thel Jean Cottage

Self Catering cottage which sleeps 12 guests.

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

Guest Reviews

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

Verified reviewexcellent

Hi Jean Just wanted to say thank you for a great weekend. The cottage was everything we had hoped for peace and quiet, with spectacular mountain views. We hope to visit again soon. Champ had a ball. Take care Kind Regards Bruce and Janine

October 2010

Jin Rodda (Durban)

Verified reviewexcellent

Morning Jean We had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing weekend – humans & dogs alike came back refreshed. Your cottage is a neat and comfortable little abode and we felt very comfortable, more likely than not due to the little family touches that exist. Thanks again, and with your kind blessing, we would love to visit again in the future. Kind regards Brett & Kim

May 2010

Kim Colebank (Durban)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Oribi Airport - 100km
Durban International - 150km

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since October 2010

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