Drakensberg Self Catering at Willowbrooke Cottage Accommodation in Himeville
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  • Property TypeCottages
  • Guests7
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

Willowbrooke Cottage is a 4 star graded property offering Himeville accommodation for up to 7 guests.

About Willowbrooke Cottage

Leave the urban sprawl behind and retreat to the tranquility of the Southern Drakensberg foothills. Recharge your batteries in this World Heritage Site and enjoy an abundance of simple pleasures in an unspoilt landscape.

Willowbrooke is a fifty acre estate and the country home of your hosts Alan and Michele Howard with Landscaped gardens which flank a two hectare trout dam reserved exclusively for the use of our guests

Willowbrooke is only 1km off the main Underberg / Himeville Sani Rd. It is within walking distance of the Himeville airfield.

Self Catering Accommodation

Willowbrooke offers guests a comfortable, unforgettable experience in a fully equipped and serviced self-catering cottage made of Cyprus wood and thatch with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and your own private Jacuzzi.

Rustic open wooden staircase with balustrade lead to the loft bedroom with stunning views over Willowbrooke Dam. Enjoy your meals in the open plan living area under a vaulted thatched roof or on the patio.


• Invertor - When ESKOM is load shedding, the Inverter will kick in for lights, DSTV & charging of cell phones & computer
• Sleeping - a maximum of seven guests
• DSTV (Television) Full bouquet available
• Wi-Fi - 10 gigs free & a top R150 for a further 10 gigs at a time is available in need
• Kitchen – fully self-contained
• Lounge / Kitchen & eating - Open plan
• Fireplace - in living area, firewood provided on arrival – no charge
• Bedrooms - three bedrooms, Bathrooms two
• Fans - in each room
• Main bedroom en-suite with queen bed, large tub and shower, double vanity and loo
• Second bedroom is king size
• Second bathroom with shower, loo and basin
• Loft bedroom with three single beds
• Electric blankets - provided on all beds
• Large outdoor patio with Jacuzzi
• Adjacent Boma braai/barbeque & Firepit, firewood provided on arrival – no charge

Activities on Site

• Boating – Stable Mable & a Canoe (no charge)
• Trout fishing - Willowbrooke Cottage is on the banks of a well-stocked two- hectare trout dam. The dam is fed year-round by pristine springs rising from the hillside and supplemented by summer rainfall. The rainbow trout that thrive in this healthy ecosystem grow quickly and fight hard! Fishing is controlled and the dam is carefully monitored. Guests are required to pay a rod-fee of R150pp per day upfront, dawn to dusk, catch and release and adhere to the daily bag limit. 3 rods maximum on the dam at any one time, your own equipment is essential. A rowing boat is available as well as a Canoe at no extra charge
• Walking & birding - both being relaxing and popular pursuits. The gardens a delight where guests can enjoy with a dam meters away with a variety of waterfowl as well as other birds. There are a few secluded spots with benches where you can settle down with a good book.
Identification sheets are provide for you to fill in and we encourage guests to add to our list of species.

Activities in the area

• Sani Pass, in the magnificent 'uKhalhamamba Mountains'
• Organised hikes, walks and birding
• Trips up the Sani Pass (valid passports required)
• Golf, tennis, bowls, squash, touch-rugby
• River tubing
• Horse Riding
• Bass and trout fishing
• Canoeing
• Rock art and wildflower walks
• Bird watching
• Gym
• Mountain biking trails
• Sani Pass, in the magnificent 'uKhalhamamba Mountains'
• Golf, Biking, Hiking, Running, Walking, Birding, Tennis & Bowls
• Food Supplies & Eateries - Eateries minutes away as well as not too further afield as well as our local food supplier, a 'Super Spar' & 'Tops'the bottle store a mere 6kms away

Features you'll appreciate

  • wifi
  • parking
  • braai / bbq

On Site

  • Fire pit
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

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

Exclusive Use Holiday Cottage

Willowbrooke Cottage offers guests a comfortable, unforgettable experience in a fully equipped and serviced self-catering cottage with three bedrooms and two bathrooms that sleeps up to 7 guests at any one time. Enjoy the rustic feel of cypress and thatch in landscaped surrounds. Relax in the luxury of en-suite accommodation where the main bedroom and bathroom look directly onto the water only metres away, through feature windows. Rustic stairs lead to the loft bedroom with stunning views over Willowbrooke Dam. Boating available with a two man boat and one man canoe at no charge. Enjoy your meals in the open plan living area under a vaulted thatched roof or on the patio. Facilities include boma / braai / barbeque, Jacuzzi, satellite TV (DStv) Cell phone communications with good signal and Free wi-fi ! Microwave, kettle, toaster, 4-plate stove and oven, large fridge / freezer in the fully equipped kitchen. All towels and bed linen provided for, parking under 2 pin oaks (in shade), patio, fireplace (firewood provided), cottage serviced daily.

Sleeps: 7 guests (max 7 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

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Guest Reviews

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

Verified reviewexcellent

This stunning cottage went beyond my expectation of "just a self-catering cottage". It is luxury through and through. Michele and her staff made us feel at home straight away, even including a few extra's to make our family feel special. Small family or a romantic weekend away - this delightful gem should be on the top of your list! I would highly recommend this to all and cannot wait to go back to Willowbrooke!

September 2011

Barbara (Queensburgh)

Verified reviewexcellent

Truly enjoyed staying here. So Peaceful and relaxing. The roses smell so beautiful. Our fifth honeymoon and the last alone before the twins arrive! Thank you for everything.

October 2010

Emanuel & Nicola (Richards Bay)

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Need to Know

Child policyChildren 6 years and older are welcome due to the proximity of the dam, jacuzzi off your patio area & a very steep open wooden staircase with a balustrade up to the Loft Bedroom inside of the cottage. Tractors, farm equipment and dogs can be a little overwhelming for the little ones.

Closest airport(s)Himeville Airfield (Private) - 1km
Pietermaritzburg Airport - 145km
Durban International - 250km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00 to 17h00
Check-out by 09h30

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

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

Host on SA-Venues.com for 15 years

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