Set in the warm and friendly farming community of Underberg, Pennygum Country Cottages offer guests stunning views, tranquil settings and magnificent outdoor adventures.

"This is a stunning setting with beautiful views over Giants Cup. Very peaceful, serene and private. Easy to get to and within close proximity to Underberg and the surrounding tourist attractions. Wonderful staff to meet you on arrival."

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This beautifully thatched cottage is an ideal honeymoon suite or romantic getaway for a couple. It has one main bedroom with a Queen size bed, an open plan kitchen and lounge as well as an open fireplace for those chilly days and nights. There are two bathroom one which has a blissful corner bath and the other a shower. This cottage has a small yet well positioned patio that looks out onto magnificent views of the mountain range with outdoor seating and braai facilities.

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This country like feel cottage is perfect for a small family or can be used as an extension to the Mvuleni cottage for bigger groups. This cottage has 2 main bedrooms both with an ensuite, one with a double bed and the other has 2 twin beds. There is a small fully equipped kitchen with a kitchen bar that overlooks a cosy sitting room. The patio has outdoor seating with braai facilities and views of both the beautiful mountain range and our stunning apple orchards.

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This beautiful spacious cottage is perfect for larger families or friend groups. Mvuleni has 3 well-appointed bedrooms all with berg views, one with a King XL size bed and ensuite the other two bedrooms have one double bed and two twin size beds. It has a large fully-equipped kitchen which has a separate wash up station with a dish washer, a large dining room and comfy lounge, with an open fireplace, that overlooks the beautiful mountain range. This cottage has a large veranda with ample seating around an outdoor dining table, couch and chairs.

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This double story cottage is our biggest sleeper cottage as it includes 2 bedrooms downstairs and a separate upstairs loft with 4 single beds and a King Size bed making it ideal for large families or groups. Siphongweni cottage has a separate entrance and a large garden for the whole family to enjoy, it has a large open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area downstairs with 1 ensuite bedroom and another separate bathroom. There is an open fireplace for those icy Winter nights and a large outdoor veranda with two picnic benches, a Weber type braai and outdoor lounging chairs under large shady trees.

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Pennygum Accommodation

Pennygum’s 4 beautifully appointed self-catering country cottages, named after the surrounding mountains, are set in peaceful, unspoilt grounds under the magnificent Southern Drakensberg mountain range and has ample well-kept garden accompanied by a stunning apple orchard for the whole family to enjoy,


Pennygum is the ideal location to nestle yourself in nature, explore all Underberg has to offer and to relax and recharge.  It is surrounded by trails, farmland, delicious restaurants and within walking distance of the mighty Umzimkulu River.


Run by the Horn family, Pierre and Jacqueline accompanied by their 2 children Liam and Erin, who live on-site to greet you with warm open arms offering a personal family friendly environment. Pierre and Jacqueline have a great passion for people, Pierre runs the Family Literacy Project in Underberg which supports reading in homes and schools in rural areas and Jacqueline is an Educational Psychologist who runs various retreats and consults privately. We are a pet friendly property and have 4 incredibly friendly and loving dogs who greet you as your enter our property and roam around occasionally checking in to see how you are doing. Your pets are allowed on request, charges may apply.