$105 / night
Total guests, Nights

Glen Erskine Guest Cottage – Home 2597868 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Glen Erskine Guest Cottage – Home 2597868

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Ask about children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Glen Erskine Cottage is a quaint and cosy self catering unit. It has one spacious bedroom (king size bed) and a loft (double bed), a standard room (single bed) and a sleeper couch, open kitchen, and bathroom. The kitchenette is equipped with a gas stove and fridge, cutlery and crockery. The rustic cottage has a fireplace for the colder winter evenings and a patio with a view that will have many a visitor simply lazying away on the Adirondack chairs taking in the tranquility and the beauty of it all.

The cottage uses solar power for lights and other basic facilities. The cottage does not have TV or WiFi facilities.

We are situated on a farm near Hermannsburg and Greytown in Kwazulu Natal. On a plateau overlooking the hills of the Zulu Kingdom, we boast spectacular yet peaceful views of the rural countryside, with hills and vales that beg exploring. The Hermannsburg / Kranskop area is extremely picturesque with valleys, mountains, rivers and dramatic krantzes. Beautifully preserved meadows abound in wild flowers and a great variety of birds. This tranquil setting is great for those who simply want to get away and reflect and an ideal respite for weary travelers on their way through.

Hermannsburg was settled in 1854 by missionaries and colonists from northern Germany. The present day community is still centered around the original Mission House (now the museum), and the Luthern Church.

Kranskop, previously known as Hopetown, is a typical trading town full of African bustle.

Experience the thrill of the outdoors by exploring our hiking and mountain bike trails, and mingle with the locals by vising a Zulu kraal near the river. We also arrange motor bike excursions for enthusiasts, which is an absolutely perfect way to explore the country. Bush camping is also available for those who want to truly go rustic and back to nature. Indigenous forests in the gorges on the farm are home to birds and wild life. Vervet monkeys, jackal, bush pig and several small buck species amongst other animals have been spotted on Glen Erskine. The cliffs are home to dassies and birds of prey.

Other attractions nearby would include the following:

- Learn about the early German settlers to this region by visiting the museum in Hermannsburg,

- arrange for an out ride with the stables at the Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg

- take a drive to the striking and picturesque Kop overlooking the Tugela River near Kranskop

- enjoy the Shu-Shu hot springs (in winter only) and the Lilani hot springs

- drop in at the St Cathryn’s Golf Estate for a game and sundowners. They also do catering, so you can arrange a sumptious meal or two.

- spend a day on the beautiful Midlands Meander the midlands meander provides an enriching experience for the tourist by means of a varied array of hospitality, arts and crafts, and outdoor activities in a beautiful and unique country setting.

- Or visit Lake Merthley near Greytown for a laid-back picnic

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 King Beds
  • 1 Full bath


  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Kettle

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:30
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $46.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

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About the owner

Johanna V.
Calendar last updated:
15 Jul 2017
Years listed:
Based in:
United States
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





2 reviews

Very Good

“A cosey cottage with spectacular views and welcoming owners”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2014

I grew up in the area and have visited the farm many times. Since the guest house was built I've also stayed there on multiple occasions. The cottage is gorgeous, my most memorable moments woul… More

“This is the place for harmony”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2014

I stayed here for one week during my road trip in SA and I had a marvelous time. The view over the valley from the garden is stunning. I did a hike in the Drakensberg, Canopy adventure in Karkloof and… More

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