Reviews of Mkomazana Mountain Cottages


"Rose cottage"

(South Africa) Karen Foley | 19 September 2016

"Very comfortable. Kitchen well equipped. Well serviced and lovely fresh scones in the morning.Betty and Mike looked after us very well. Loved the history of the property and of course the location. Drove the Pass twice in two days. Would definitely recommend and stay there again. "


"Most enjoyable"

(South Africa) Peter Warren | 18 May 2016

"Great place to stay in the Southern Berg, especially if you want to tick Sani Pass off the bucket list. We stayed in the cottage which was clean, spacious and comfortable with a nice log fire. Cooking facilities were good but a degree of organization was required regarding kitchen working surface. more

"Great place to stay in the Southern Berg, especially if you want to tick Sani Pass off the bucket list. We stayed in the cottage which was clean, spacious and comfortable with a nice log fire. Cooking facilities were good but a degree of organization was required regarding kitchen working surface.
Staff were pleasant and efficient from the welcome to the departure.
There was cell phone reception at Reception (where else) but it did not make or to our cottage. No TV either; heaven.

Walks in the estate were disappointing. The walk around the dam was too short. The mountain walk went through a lot of old gum plantation and I never made it to the top because of the thunderstorm. But then I guess there are a lot of walks in the Berg any way so it no great loss.
Would stay again."


"recharge your battery"

(South Africa) malcolm hoare | 22 June 2015

"Fantastic location, great host and hostess,rooms cosy and extremely well appointed.A great place for a break and for peace and quiet.Mike and Bettie will well look after you, and ensure your stay is one to remember."


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(South Africa) Cath Greenwood | 24 July 2014

"Beautiful scenery - would love to see it when its green. Cottages quaint thankful for the electric blankets enjoyed the history."


"Over night at Mkomazana"

(South Africa) Andre Rademan | 5 October 2013

"We slept 1 night over as a base camp before going up Sani pass. Beautiful farm, nice fully fitted cottage with a Jetmaster fire place, oil and panel heater. High quality linen on the bed. The complimentary scones in the morning is an absolute delight!"


"Amazing and quiet"

(South Africa) Jonathan McCarthy | 29 July 2013

"Daily Scones Were a Treat,the staff were very friendly and it was the perfect location to get away and enjoy the beauty of the Drakensberg."


"Mkomazana Mountain Cottages"

(South Africa) Chris vdMerwe | 30 May 2013

"Very peaceful. Friendly hosts. Warm, cozy accommodation. The bed was lovely. We enjoyed the long walks up the mountain and visits to the river. Warm scones delivered to the door by friendly staff, lovely! Thanks, it was most enjoyable."


"Very good"

(South Africa) nathalie Schuurman | 24 October 2012

"The house was big, clean and comfortable and we enjoyed the garden and the estate."


"Beautiful"

(South Africa) Vicky Ireland | 20 October 2012

"A most beautiful setting and wonderful to have a few days without cell phones and TV. Betty &and Mike friendly and most welcoming. Warm scones each morning a special bonus! "


"Gorgeous little house"

(Lesotho) May Ng | 1 October 2012

"We stayed at Mkomozana for two nights. The cottage and grounds were absolutely lovely. Very comfortable and the staff take great care of you. Would definitely recommend this place."


"Stunning"

(Netherlands) Geoffrey de Jong | 16 July 2012

"A stunning and beautiful place! Clean, well kept, spacious and good service. Enjoyed the fire and the scones. Well worth coming back!"


"Excellent stay in the mountain"

(South Africa) Hannetjie Janse Van Rensburg | 20 April 2012

"It was a very good historic experience with a lovely clean old time house with fireplace."


"Oase in the mountains"

(Netherlands) Peter Leersnijder | 12 February 2012

"The rose cottage is a nice and cute cottage for two persons. The environment is very beautifull. Also the skones we got evry morning made our stay well-worth."


"Loved our stay"

(South Africa) renell olivier | 21 November 2011

"Rocco and I loved our stay at Mkomazana, the staff were friendly helpful and the scones every morning were a delight. We will be going back soon."


"Excellent weekend"

(South Africa) Vidya Murthy | 20 June 2011

"The accomodation was beautiful and comfortable. Our group had a great time, and definitely think staying at the base of Sani pass is an excellent way to see the area. "


"Recommended"

(South Africa) Tersia Moon | 4 May 2010

"It was wonderful and peaceful and the wine and scones (still hot!) were excellent. Thanks - we will be back - when it snows this time."


" Overral a great stay"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 3 April 2010

"A tranquil setting, in close proximity to the Sani Pass. A great place to relax. There is no cell phone network at the resort or TV."


"Excellent choice"

(South Africa) Martin Heffer | 1 March 2010

"Mkomazana Mountain Cottages was an excellent place to explore the Sani Pass from, A beautiful tranquil setting, friendly staff, good fishing and excellent walks fro the property.

An excellent choice."


"Nature at its most beautiful"

(South Africa) Jan Morren | 28 December 2009

"It's all true: the bottle of wine, the scones, the friendly staff, etc., etc

On top of it you stay in THE most beautiful natural surroundings with an occasional and very modest sound bit produced by a passing car going up or coming down Sani Pass, just as a reminder you're still part of the '..."

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"It's all true: the bottle of wine, the scones, the friendly staff, etc., etc

On top of it you stay in THE most beautiful natural surroundings with an occasional and very modest sound bit produced by a passing car going up or coming down Sani Pass, just as a reminder you're still part of the 'civilised' world.

The bird and insect life is amazing to observe and watching dragon flies preform their lovers dance is just an amazing experience. You have to be into this kind of thing of course because if you are looking for action of another kind I would suggest you stay in the city.

if, on the other hand, you'd like to forget the concrete, fumes and hooting... Mkomazama is the place to stay for more than a day. "


"Romantic place"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 2 December 2009

"It is a lovely and romantic place, great value for money. Little bit far of central Drakensbergs but great for relax. the cottage is so romantic and the complimentary white wine bottle so kind.

thank you very much"


"We very much enjoyed the stay."

(South Africa) Louis Kotzee | 4 May 2009

" It is a special place, worth the travel even if you don't go up the Sani. Friendly people managing the place who will go out of their away to assist, but without being in the way. Complimentary wine, roaring fireplace, early morning scones, great views, accommodation is tastefully furnished; border..."

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" It is a special place, worth the travel even if you don't go up the Sani. Friendly people managing the place who will go out of their away to assist, but without being in the way. Complimentary wine, roaring fireplace, early morning scones, great views, accommodation is tastefully furnished; bordering on luxurious. Everything pitched just right."


"Spectacular views"

(South Africa) Tamsin Puren | 17 February 2009

"Excellent venue and accommodation, one of the best self-catering venues we have been to. All the extra pampering (wine, scones) was really a wonderful surprise and it made the weekend even more special. Spectacular views of the Sani pass and mountains were the best!"


"Back in the 1900's"

(South Africa) Gabrielle Looman | 4 January 2009

"The trip towards Mkomazana Mountain Cottages was already noteworthy, we experienced sun, mist and rain. From Joburg it is quite a ride but all very worth it. We were welcomed at 19h00 with a bottle of rose and some fire wood. The next morning the sun was out and we went for a stroll to discover the ..."

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"The trip towards Mkomazana Mountain Cottages was already noteworthy, we experienced sun, mist and rain. From Joburg it is quite a ride but all very worth it. We were welcomed at 19h00 with a bottle of rose and some fire wood. The next morning the sun was out and we went for a stroll to discover the setting. It is an absolute beautiful place, loved the dam with its natural pool (which we used on occasion) and the walk to salt and pepper a nice challenge.

We loved the warm scones in the morning and a nice surprise that the ladies come and clean your cottage everyday. This was definately a trip worth making, it made us relax instantly. "


"Peaceful Stay"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 20 October 2008

"It was great!"


"Lovely"

(South Africa) Stuart Crichton | 19 May 2008

"What a lovely peaceful place not to mention the very friendly and always obliging host's Betty and Mike. Will definitely go back with my friends."


"An absolute gem! "

(South Africa) Anonymous | 8 May 2008

"We really liked it very much!! The Coot cottage was wonderful, the surroundings are great and the warm scones every morning at our doorstep: excellent!"


"Recommended"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 3 May 2008

"Fantastic!!!"


"Fantastic"

(South Africa) Patrick Gilson | 25 February 2008

"Fantastic but as only one night and early start not able to really appreciate the cosy setting and peace. Will certainly be back and recommend to others .

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"Tranquil and Satisfying"

(South Africa) anonymous | 14 March 2017

"The environment was peaceful, my surroundings was quiet which made my stay wonderful. The accommodation itself was comfortable and the service was fantastic. I couldn’t find any fault and would certainly recommend."


"An excellent stay at Mkomazana Mountain Cottages"

(South Africa) Anthony | 11 July 2016

"We had an excellent stay at Mkomazana Mountain Cottages and will most definitely consider staying there again. Beautiful and peaceful surroundings, magnificent mountain views and easy access to the Sani Pass. Mike and Bettie are doing a great job to make your stay a great one. The warm scones early ..."

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"We had an excellent stay at Mkomazana Mountain Cottages and will most definitely consider staying there again. Beautiful and peaceful surroundings, magnificent mountain views and easy access to the Sani Pass. Mike and Bettie are doing a great job to make your stay a great one. The warm scones early in the morning was the cherry on top (wonderful surprise)! "


"Wonderful stay"

(South Africa) TILLA | 6 January 2016

"We had a wonderful stay at Mkomazana. The birds, dams, river and cottages, were all beautiful and peaceful. We could not get enough of us exploring the place. Our walk up to the top of Salt & Pepper was breath-taking. Thank you to our wonderful hosts, Mike and Betty, as well as the staff, for the fr..."

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"We had a wonderful stay at Mkomazana. The birds, dams, river and cottages, were all beautiful and peaceful. We could not get enough of us exploring the place. Our walk up to the top of Salt & Pepper was breath-taking. Thank you to our wonderful hosts, Mike and Betty, as well as the staff, for the friendliness, and the lovely warm, homemade scones every morning! We will definitely be back soon!"


"Thank you"

(South Africa) anonymous | 13 April 2015

"Very beautiful place. The rooms were lovely. This is definitely the place if you're looking for a nice peaceful weekend."


"Cottage with a view"

(South Africa) Mrs Wolmarans | 12 August 2014

"We stayed in Coot Cottage for the weekend of 8h and 9th of August. Loved the open plan area of our cottage and the fire place was an absolute bonus. Loved sitting out on the veranda looking out over the dam and mountains. Very tranquil and beautiful. The freshly baked scones were a treat every mo..."

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"We stayed in Coot Cottage for the weekend of 8h and 9th of August. Loved the open plan area of our cottage and the fire place was an absolute bonus. Loved sitting out on the veranda looking out over the dam and mountains. Very tranquil and beautiful. The freshly baked scones were a treat every morning. The staff were very pleasant. All in all a very comfortable stay and will definitely be back in the future. "


"Mkomazana Mountain Cottages"

(South Africa) Mrs Asmal | 31 March 2014

"Thank you for a wonderful stay. We would definitely go back and highly recommend it."


"I want to call this home"

(South Africa) Mr Marais | 21 November 2013

"We enjoy every stay at the lodge. Rose cottage is the best for that romantic getaway for two. It is difficult to find a getaway that comes close to the experience you get at Mkomazana. Thanks to Mike and Betty and the staff that make a memorable stay.
We will be back again.
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"Lovely stay"

(South Africa) Mr Nel | 30 October 2013

"We had a good stay at Mkomazana Mountain Cottages. Would definitely recommend to others."


"Fantastic stay"

(South Africa) Ms Riley-Hufner | 30 September 2013

"We had a fantastic time at Mkomazana Mountain Cottages. Would definitely revisit and recommend to family and friends."


"Mkomazana- prime location in Sani pass"

(South Africa) Mrs Eades | 30 July 2013

"I found Mkomazana Mountain Cottages to be quaint, comfortable and perfectly positioned right in the heart of the Sani pass mountains. Accommodation was affordable and comfortable and the early morning scones delivered direct to our door was a nice touch. We will definitely be back."


"Cosy seclusion"

(South Africa) Mrs de Lange | 25 June 2013

"We travelled in June 2013 and were very impressed with Mkomazana Cottages. It is so secluded, peaceful and wonderful. It can get really cold in winter but the cottage has a fireplace and is so cosy and romantic in the evening with the fire going. The cottage was clean and comfortable and the host..."

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"We travelled in June 2013 and were very impressed with Mkomazana Cottages. It is so secluded, peaceful and wonderful. It can get really cold in winter but the cottage has a fireplace and is so cosy and romantic in the evening with the fire going. The cottage was clean and comfortable and the hosts/caretakers are friendly and helpful. It is everything they say it is on their website and definitely worth a stay."


"Wonderfully peaceful and cozy!"

(South Africa) Mr VAN LELYVELD | 27 May 2013

"Our short one-night stay was thoroughly enjoyed before our great trek up Sani Pass the next morning. We were brought a basket of heavenly home-made scones at 8:00am to have with our morning coffee. Delicious and the perfect accompaniment to that first cup of hot coffee!!!!! The surroundings are beau..."

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"Our short one-night stay was thoroughly enjoyed before our great trek up Sani Pass the next morning. We were brought a basket of heavenly home-made scones at 8:00am to have with our morning coffee. Delicious and the perfect accompaniment to that first cup of hot coffee!!!!! The surroundings are beautiful, peaceful and tranquil and of course you have the perfect view of the Sani Pass as well. Our walk around the trout dam was rewarded with an abundance of bird-life and we even got a glimpse of a few trout.
Our room was perfectly heated with the fire-place and our king-size bed very comfy with the electric blankets keeping away the mountain chill. The kitchen had everything we needed and we felt that we should have booked for an extra day to unwind a little longer. A really charming place with so much history! I would gladly recommend Mkomazana Mountain Cottages to family and friends.
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"Valley Cottage"

(United Kingdom) Mrs Pettit | 7 April 2013

"We stayed in Valley Cottage at Mkomazand Mountain Cottages in the southern Drakensberg in March 2013. It was only for one night but we wish it had been for longer. The cottage and surroundings were absolutely gorgeous. The cottage was so spacious and very nicely furnished and equipped. It was a ..."

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"We stayed in Valley Cottage at Mkomazand Mountain Cottages in the southern Drakensberg in March 2013. It was only for one night but we wish it had been for longer. The cottage and surroundings were absolutely gorgeous. The cottage was so spacious and very nicely furnished and equipped. It was a little bit chilly and we really appreciated the electric blankets, and the ability to make a fire in the sitting room. Thoroughly recommended."


"The Great Escape"

(South Africa) anonymous | 19 December 2012

"Me and my girlfriend loved the Mkomazana Mountain Cottages as it supplied us with a great escape which took us outside of our busy city life.We enjoyed the homely touch which was added in our stay. :)"


"Absolutely Stunning"

(South Africa) Mrs Russell | 29 February 2012

"I had a very pleasant stay. The extra care taken, bottle of wine on arrival, hot scones, willingness by the staff to be helpful, laying a fire, all made for a home to home experience. Loved it, loved the people."


"Comfortable romantic in a beautiful setting"

(Belgium) anonymous | 8 May 2011

"Very nice cottage with all comfort needed in a gorgeous setting. Ideal for nature lovers or simply lovers.


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"Peaceful retreat in Sani Pass"

(United Kingdom) Ms Alexander | 18 April 2011

"Mkomazana mountain Cottages nestle at the foot of Sani Pass in the Southern Drakensberg. The properties are steeped in history, very comfortable and fully equipped for self catering. We stayed in Stone House and enjoyed the elegant furnishings, wood fire and comfortable beds. The cottages are a gr..."

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"Mkomazana mountain Cottages nestle at the foot of Sani Pass in the Southern Drakensberg. The properties are steeped in history, very comfortable and fully equipped for self catering. We stayed in Stone House and enjoyed the elegant furnishings, wood fire and comfortable beds. The cottages are a great base for walking, horse riding and just drinking in the views. Situated within the nature reserve, Mkomazana offers unrivalled peace and natural beauty."


"Room with a view!"

(South Africa) Mrs Smith | 1 December 2010

"What a great find - we'll definitely be going back. The house had everything you could possibly need. The cleaning staff was friendly and efficient. The management were helpful and as for the warm scones in the morning, what a wonderful surprise!"


"Mkomazana Mountain cottages"

(South Africa) Mrs du Preez | 21 June 2010

"Lovely, warm welcome. Valley House was super and the fresh scones every day much looked forward to. We had snow, which was brilliant and all in all we LOVED it. There will be a next time."


"Mountain Wonder"

(South Africa) Mrs Viljoen | 27 April 2010

"Very friendly welcome, the stone cottage was clean and felt just like home. The very cold night was made comfortable by clean and warm bedding. The next morning we received hot scones, what a joy on a cold morning. Sadly we had to leave such a mountain wonder. But with a good nights rest we were abl..."

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"Very friendly welcome, the stone cottage was clean and felt just like home. The very cold night was made comfortable by clean and warm bedding. The next morning we received hot scones, what a joy on a cold morning. Sadly we had to leave such a mountain wonder. But with a good nights rest we were able to face the Sani pass. "


"Quick Break"

(South Africa) Mr Burchett | 19 January 2010

"Very relaxing and a great way to get away from it all. Staff and Management made you feel welcome and at home from the minute you arrive. The location is stunning and is just far enough away from the nearest shops to make you hang up your keys and chill out. The cottage was cosy and good value."


"A fantastic place to appreciate Southern Berg"

(United Kingdom) Ms Johnson | 28 August 2009

"These cottages were well prepared, nicely organised and the staff were helpful. The wood fire was a great touch and receiving freshly baked scones every morning for breakfast was delicious! Stay here and relax and enjoy the tranquility of Drakensburg."


"Mokonyana Mountain Paradise"

(South Africa) Mr Bishop | 26 June 2009

"We arrived at Mokonyana Mountain Cottages on a freezing late Monday afternoon where we were welcomed by Peter and Gill with smiling faces and a warm fire going in the reception area. We had a hearty warm chat in front of the fire and then we were presented a bottle of wine so we could relax after th..."

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"We arrived at Mokonyana Mountain Cottages on a freezing late Monday afternoon where we were welcomed by Peter and Gill with smiling faces and a warm fire going in the reception area. We had a hearty warm chat in front of the fire and then we were presented a bottle of wine so we could relax after the long drive from Centurion in Gauteng. We then proceeded to our cute little "Stone Cottage" where I lit the fire for my little had a traditional South African braai with all the accessories and utensils provided. What a pleasure for my girlfriend, Susan and me to relax in the middle of this beautiful mountain setting. We continued the next day with a short half day hike up to the salt and pepper pots on the mountain behind that look further than what they actually are. What a great discovery to me to find that Susan loved the mountains and especially hiking. With that new knowledge I soon got hold of information brochures and booked a trip in a 4x4 up the Sani pass into Lesotho. What an experience it was to see a Lesotho village where we tasted Basotho beer and bread. Much to our amusement there was a light hearted American tourist trying to translate the Basotho response to the greeting and came up with the typical "right back at you" after the greeting was made. We all had a good laugh and then proceeded to the highest pub in Africa. We then continued home after our tasty curry and a few beers on at the top and had a well deserved afternoon nap on the cough in front of the wood fire. The next few days we spent playing golf, horse riding and shopping in the surrounding area. This was such a special holiday as it was Susan and my first holiday together. It was made extra special by the romantic setting the friendly people and the interesting activities that were available a short distance from the cottages. Thanks to all for such a great holiday."


"Lovely relaxing stay"

(South Africa) Mr Duraan | 5 March 2009

"Quiet and relaxing with lovely views from the dam. After a day of exploring it was very relaxing to come back to the cottage. I was very surprised at the awesome view from the dam, something that could be emphasized more.

Mkomazana Mountain Cottages

There was a beautiful view from..."

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"Quiet and relaxing with lovely views from the dam. After a day of exploring it was very relaxing to come back to the cottage. I was very surprised at the awesome view from the dam, something that could be emphasized more.

Mkomazana Mountain Cottages

There was a beautiful view from the dam
in which we never swam

The rain had us run back
but then we had a afternoon nap

The fireplace kept us warm
while outside there was a storm

Later in the quiet of the night
I held her tight

In the bright new morning sun
I was looking forward to a day of fun

It was well worth the stay
and I will do so when I come this way

So hand me my three grand
and I will be back with a tune in my hand :)"


"The best "chill out""

(South Africa) Mrs Munro | 5 January 2009

"Not at all what I expected. We were pleasantly surprised and had an absolutely fantastic time. Betty and Mike were there to greet us on arrival. They made us most welcome. All the extra little touches, like the freshly baked scones every morning. On new years day a greeting card accompanied the scon..."

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"Not at all what I expected. We were pleasantly surprised and had an absolutely fantastic time. Betty and Mike were there to greet us on arrival. They made us most welcome. All the extra little touches, like the freshly baked scones every morning. On new years day a greeting card accompanied the scones. Mkomazana Mountain Cottages is neat and well maintained with Rose Cottage being the cherry on the top. We will most definitely be going back again as this was the most relaxing time we have spent away from home. The peaceful tranquillity and stunning mountain views of the area are most definitely the best cure for any stress ailments. We arrived back in Midrand yesterday feeling ready for the stresses of everyday life until we pack up and go back to Mkomazna again to de-stress."


"Mkomazana Mountain Cottages"

(South Africa) Mrs Niemand | 29 September 2008

"Coot Cottage was very well equipped and the bedding was outstanding. The electric blankets on each bed were a very nice surprise. The setting was just beautiful and peaceful. Next time we will definitely stay longer!"


"Made to feel very welcome"

(United Kingdom) Miss Rose | 20 March 2008

"Lovely accommodation, in beautiful surroundings. Wish we had known about the freshly cooked scones every morning and then we wouldn't have taken any breakfast supplies with us. A really great place to chill out and do nothing but walk up a mountain or get lost in a good book! Thanks ever so much f..."

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"Lovely accommodation, in beautiful surroundings. Wish we had known about the freshly cooked scones every morning and then we wouldn't have taken any breakfast supplies with us. A really great place to chill out and do nothing but walk up a mountain or get lost in a good book! Thanks ever so much for all your advice and great hospitality Mike & Betty, we really appreciated it."


"Birding Expedition"

(South Africa) Prof Anderson | 4 January 2008

"Reception was friendly, and owners gave good advice on activities and surrounding places. the accomodation was good and the tranquility great, despite the bad weather we had during our two days, from a birding point of view we still managed to spot several "lifers", (Olive Woodpecker nesting in an o..."

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"Reception was friendly, and owners gave good advice on activities and surrounding places. the accomodation was good and the tranquility great, despite the bad weather we had during our two days, from a birding point of view we still managed to spot several "lifers", (Olive Woodpecker nesting in an old tree in the road way and a bush black cap, cap canary and many more.
Will certainly go for another visit in the future.
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"A wonderful mountain retreat"

(South Africa) Dr Rodseth | 27 November 2007

"Mkomazana Mountain Cottages provides a wonderful, relaxed retreat in heart of the mountains. We stayed in the self catering unit - Stone Cottage. It provides stunning views of the mountains and is the perfect place to just sit back and chill. With a fireplace, veranda and its wide spacious rooms it'..."

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"Mkomazana Mountain Cottages provides a wonderful, relaxed retreat in heart of the mountains. We stayed in the self catering unit - Stone Cottage. It provides stunning views of the mountains and is the perfect place to just sit back and chill. With a fireplace, veranda and its wide spacious rooms it's the perfect mountain hideaway.
In addition the atmosphere is relaxed and the service (and scones) are great.

I can recommend it this gem of a spot to anyone.



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"great start place for the Sani Pass trip. Freindly management and staff"

(South Africa) Mr dodkins | 22 November 2007

"Freindly management and staff and a beautifull place to be."


"Relaxed and Enjoyable"

(South Africa) anonymous | 17 September 2007

"When driving into the Mkomzana lodge we were surrounded by trees which made us feel relaxed instantly. The place where we stayed was lovely and just to hear all the silence that was around us with the birds whistling softly was great. I have been to self catering lodges before where you had to take ..."

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"When driving into the Mkomzana lodge we were surrounded by trees which made us feel relaxed instantly. The place where we stayed was lovely and just to hear all the silence that was around us with the birds whistling softly was great. I have been to self catering lodges before where you had to take all of your own things, but this lodge had everything that you needed there, there was not one thing left out like cutlery. towels etc. The lodge is really prepared for cold weather as there was a fire place, heater, thick duvet and heated blankets. It was really nice to stay there and I will return there in the future. Thank you very much Mkomazana lodge for the lovely relaxing stay."