Penny Farthing Country House

Guest house
(5 rooms)
(5 customer reviews)

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Penny Farthing is situated on a 3 000 hectare cattle and game farm in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields and is in close proximity to Rorke's Drift, Isandlwana and Blood River. The house is built on the original foundations of the colonial home founded by the Vermaak family in 1847.

Luxury ensuite accommodation is offerd in a safe and tranquil environment. Set in a large garden with a fish pond and swimming pool and graced with abundant bird life, Penny Farthing Country House offers warm and personal attention.

Room types


(5 rooms)

Room information

  x 1 (Double)
  Ensuite Bathroom (Bath and Shower)


Description: Luxurious en-suite bedrooms.
  • Fan
  • Fireplace


(See all 5 reviews)

Excellent location

(South Africa)
Mr golding
9 April 2014
Penny Farthing is located in an ideal location for exploring the Battlefields. The rooms are beautifully furnished and very comfortable and we enjoyed an evening meal with the owner and his manager who provided us with a wealth of information about the farm and the battlefields. In the morning we were provided with an excellent breakfast which set us up for a hard days ‘exploring. We would like to return for a longer period in order to enjoy the farm and hiking trails.

A Little Gem

(United Kingdom)
Mr Raw
26 August 2009
A very comfortable and homely country house that is convenient for touring the Battlefields. We felt part of the family as everyone ate together. The electric blankets were especially welcomed too. The food was excellent as was the service. We would certainly recommend The Penny Farthing.



Kalwerfontein Farm , Route 33 Dundee/Greytown Road , Dundee District
From Johannesburg take either N3 or R23 to Newcastle and then proceed to Dundee. From Dundee take R33 to Greytown for 30 km and at the 14 km milepost turn right at Penny Farthing signpost on to farm road for 2 km. Read More ›


  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Nature Reserve
  • Countryside
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
Leisure facilities:
  • Bird Watching
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Parking available
In all rooms:
  • Fan
  • Fireplace


Kids policy:
Children age 12 and over are charged as adults.

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