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Penny Farthing Country House
R250 to R800
per person sharing
Location: Dundee (KwaZulu-Natal)
Type: Guest house (5 rooms/units)
Child Policy: Children age 12 and over are charged as adults.
Check in/out: 2:00 PM (in)   10:00 AM (out)
Reviews: (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 info & pricing please note that low season rates are shown in brackets

Standard (5 rooms)
Max guests: 2 guests
Bed: Double bed
Bathroom: Ensuite Bathroom (Bath and Shower)

Description: Luxurious en-suite bedrooms.

Map & Directions use controls on map to zoom/pan etc

Address: Kalwerfontein Farm
Route 33 Dundee/Greytown Road
Dundee District
Latitude: -28°13"58.08' (-28.232800)
Longitude: 30°13"12.00' (30.219999)
Directions: 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. From Greytown take Dundee Road for Approx 95 km. Turn Left at 14 Km post

Reviews (see all 5 reviews)

  Excellent location
(South Africa)   Mr golding 09 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.


  • Accreditations
    • Local Tourism Bureau
  • Surroundings
    • Nature Reserve
    • Countryside
  • Languages
    • English
    • Afrikaans
  • Wining & Dining
    • Breakfast served
    • Dinner served
  • Leisure facilities
    • Bird Watching
    • Garden
    • Swimming Pool
  • Business & conferencing
  • General Facilities
    • Parking available
  • In all rooms
    • Fan
    • Fireplace

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