All our rooms have their own private entrances, full private bathrooms, a bar fridge (we have a liquor license) and tea and coffee facilities. They have ceiling fans with remote controls for summer and a log fireplace in winter. Breakfast is either in the dining room or served on your verandah overlooking the mountains and our rock pool. Relax with a sundowner around the pool and we will recommend a restaurant for your evening meal.
Experience true country life in South Africa where we all live in harmony. Dogs, cat sheep, cows and even guinea fowl stroll around at leisure. Tassenberg, the Great Dane, will love and play with your children. You are welcome as our guests.
Other guests include Bald Ibis, Sacred Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Ha Ha dedas, raptors abound and owls tap-dance on your roof at night. Our newly established birders route provides Birders with Montaine, Grassland, Riverene and Wetland birding habitats. Even Lbj's are found in numbers.
Mountain hikes include guided hikes of the "Big Five" mountain trails including Sterk Horn, Amphlett, Champagne Castle, Gatberg and Injasuthi and Matterhorn. You can be rewarded by experiencing "San" Rock paintings in caves on route. Many of these are day trips from the Central Drakensberg. ACORN cottages are often used as "base camps" for those in training for Kilamanjero, Mount Kenya and who knows - Nepal? Mountain Biking and many other Adventure Sports are within easy reach.
We are situated with-in easy reach of Johannesburg +/- 4 1/2 hours, Durban 2 1/2 hours, Kimberley 5 hours, London 14 hours and New York 16 hours backwards, we are convenient for happy family reunions and weddings in the mountains. Acorns in Champagne honeymoons and anniversaries are very popular.
As the only "graded" self-cater accommodation in the Central Drakensberg we are proud to show our airy, light, sunny, cottages with a roaring fireplace in winter and fans in summer. Your comfort is guaranteed at affordable rates.
All sports - horse riding, golf, bowls, fly fishing, cycling, hiking, white water rafting, quad biking, etc, are available within a short drive from Acorn Cottages.
An afternoon with the Drakensberg Boys Choir cannot be missed!
3 Day mid week specials are available according to your choice of activities!
Your hosts will happily help you plan your daily activities over a glass of South African wine, or a cup of tea.
There are no additional charges for visitors from overseas!
- Free parking
- Private Bathroom