Yellowwood Cottage Himeville Self Catering or Bed & breakfast Drakensberg
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  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests8
  • Rooms/Units4

Yellowwood Cottage is a highly recommended B&B with self catering option, providing accommodation in Himeville for tourists visiting the Drakensberg region.

About Yellowwood Cottage

Yellowwood Cottage provides a relaxed and comfortable environment with facilities in which guests are reassured that their needs will be met and with tariffs which translate to excellent value for money.

In the picturesque village of Himeville, only five kilometres from the town of Underberg on the Sani Pass road in the Southern Drakensberg of KwaZulu Natal, you will find Yellowwood Cottage, situated in a large, peaceful garden with beautiful views of Hodgson's Peaks.


You will feel at home in one of four rooms, each with its own bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms have their own entrance and are heated with panel heaters. There are family room options, double rooms and twin accommodation. There are a total of four rooms which can accommodate eight adults with accompanying children. DStv is communally available to some of the rooms.

A well equipped kitchen with large fridge/ freezer, a separate dining area and adjoining guest lounge with a cosy fireplace and DStv make for a comfortable stay.

Breakfast and Dining

We offer scrumptious home cooking with a full English or Continental breakfast available for the Bed & Breakfast guests. Meals can be served either in the dining area or outdoors under the trees.

There are braai facilities and lunch and dinner is served on request. Delicious frozen meals and picnic hampers are also available on request.

Attractions and Activities

Whether you come in the winter months with the chance of snow or in the warm summer months there is plenty on offer to keep you busy.

Within walking distance from Yellowwood Cottage are:
• Himeville Nature Reserve with two dams, birding, bass fishing and picnic spot
• Himeville Museum - reputed to be one of the best rural museums in South Africa.
• Himeville Arms with its' legendary Pub
• The Amur Falcon Roost
• The Himeville Tennis Club with the courts being positioned behind the local dam where you can try for bass or take a walk.

Just over 2 hours from Durban and 5 hours from Johannesburg on tarred roads, Yellowwood Cottage is the perfect place to get away.

Features you'll appreciate

  • wifi
  • pet friendly
  • parking
  • kitchen
  • braai / bbq
  • room service
  • wake up
providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Ndebele
  • Swazi
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

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

You will feel at home in one of four rooms, each with its own bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms have their own entrance and are heated with panel heaters. DStv is communally available to some of the rooms.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

60 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

My stay was very relaxing. The hosts very warm and their hospitality was awesome , breakfasts superb.

December 2021

John O. (Pinetown)

Verified reviewvery good

Elsa and Derryl are wonderful hosts. We spent a very good time in Yellowwood Cottage, which has a lot of space for us. The food (breakfast and dinner) were excellent. As it was quite cold (end of May) we were provided with an open fire, electric blanked, heater end even a hot water bottle was waiting for us in the cupboard. The kitchen is well equipped for selfcatering. We enjoyed our stay there very much. Thank to the two ladies!

May 2018

Marga Olejak (Hamburg)

Verified Host

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  • Proof of address on file
  • Property listed on since June 2010

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)King Shaka International - 300km

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

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

Payment methods accepted by the property EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since June 2010

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