Drakensberg Accommodation at Thel Jean Cottage Self Catering in Underberg

Thel Jean Cottage

Self Catering at Castle End Farm, Underberg, Southern Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeHouse
  • Guests12
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms3
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

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 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
River pools (5 minute walk)
Golf (5kms)
Horse Riding (2kms)
Mountain Biking
Trout Fishing (5 minute walk)
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.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • 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)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

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
  • Tonight from
  • ZAR 1750
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -29.738839999666666
Longitude: 29.25041

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

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Listed on SA-Venues.com
October 2010 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Morning Jean We had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing weekend humans & dogs alike came back refreshed. Your cottage is a neat and comfortable...

Kim Colebank, Durban

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