Waterfall cottage is one of the earliest settler houses in the Dargle Valley
Waterfall Cottage was built in the mid-nineteenth century by a mad and reclusive Englishman using fieldstone from the surrounding hills and is a charming relic of vernacular settler architecture that has been sensitively restored. Come and enjoy the beauty and peace of the Dargle Valley, KwaZulu Natal Midlands
- Self Catering or B & B
- Cottage is made of stone, original farmhouse dating back to 1820
- Farmhouse interior, charming white washed stonewalls
- Two bedrooms, 1 large family bedroom with 4 poster Quaker bed extra single bed in corner. 2nd bedroom twin beds
- Large kitchen with all equipment provided
- Big bathroom with enormous old enamel bath, very comfy
- Heated Swimming Pool
- Stunning views over the Drakensberg
- Close to the main house for security
- DSTV & WiFi
- Cell: V
Although life in the Dargle was tough and terrifying when Waterfall Cottage was built (the mad recluse is supposed to have buried his small fortune somewhere nearby to safeguard it from brigands) it now finds itself at the heart of a serene working-farm and park-like garden. There are horses, Nguni cattle (the breed is traditionally used by the Zulus as a bride-price) and every kind of chicken, goose and parrot. The surrounding indigenous forest and redgrass plains – where you are welcome to go for walks – are home to abundant wildlife including blesbok, various duiker species, birds, endangered wattled cranes, owls and monkeys. The veranda of the cottage overlooks a delightful rose-garden (roses being a passion of the present owner) and a hanging wood of bird-filled indigenous treesoda & MTN signals
Sitting-room: A stone fireplace heats the cottage. There is satellite T.V., books and back-issues of various magazines.
First Bedroom: One double bed and one single bed.
Second Bedroom: Two single beds.
Kitchen: The kitchen is equipped with all the expected utensils and has a gas stove.
Bathroom: Spacious old fashioned bathroom with a lovely big enamel bath and some of our renowned hand-made Marseilles lavender soap is always supplied
Rate R880 per night