Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Underberg, South Africa - Updated 2021

airbnb Underberg, South Africa
Nicole
Nicole
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Underberg is a town in eastern South Africa, located within a farming area of the country. Whilst small, the area provides plenty to do, particularly if you like the outdoors. Spend the day at Maloti-Drakensberg Park, which offers plenty of walking trails to hike and scenic mountains as a backdrop. Fly fishing is a popular sport in the area, so you can spend some time in the Mzimkhulu River. And if you’re visiting over the Easter weekend, you can enjoy the music and food of the Splashy Fen Music Festival. We’ve created a list of our favorite Airbnb vacation rentals in the area, so continue reading to check out the options.

1. Stoney Way Cottage (from USD 60)

This cottage is located just outside Underberg and provides excellent views of the mountains. Start your day off at LEMON TREE BISTRO, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast. Then, you can spend your day hiking the mountains and enjoying Maloti-Drakensberg Park. We’d also recommend going through Sani Pass in the mountain range, and into Lesotho, the neighboring country. There, you can enjoy a drink at the Sani Mountain Lodge, the tallest pub in Africa. The cottage has two bedrooms and it can sleep four guests. There’s free parking on site, so don’t worry about carrying your luggage too far. You’ll have wireless internet access and a full kitchen to cook your meals in.

Stoney Way Cottage
Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
55 reviews
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had a great view of the mountains comfortable beds and very friendly dogs
the cottage was stylish and comfortable excellently maintained
bed was comfortable and the view from our bed was indeed beautiful
beautiful cottage tucked away in nature with the latest snazzy appliances in the kitchen
simple but comfortable for a family of 4
Cleanliness:
clean and well equipped
the place was very clean and nicely provisioned
it’s very clean and nicely furnished
everything meticulously clean with all the necessities in the kitchen
my husband and i stayed in cottage 1 and it was clean and had beautiful views
Host:
brenda was extremely helpful and available to answer all questions
a wonderful weekend - the cottage is gorgeous and brenda was the perfect helpful host
Location:
really beautiful location and a comfortable well furnished apartment
we had a great stay such a cute little place
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2. Romantic cottage (from USD 60)

Here we have a one bedroom cottage for two- the perfect rental for a couple on a romantic getaway! In the evenings, you can stay cozy with the indoor fireplace and watch some cable tv. And you’ll have a full kitchen where you can whip up your favorite meals. The cottage is near the Mzimhkulu River, and it is an excellent spot to take a relaxing stroll or to fly fishing. If you’re a golfer, try for a hole in one at the Underberg Country Club. For a romantic meal, head to the popular Malachite Manor.

Over The Edge Cottage - with Stunning Views!
Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
82 reviews
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing wifi and full dstv
the views are spectacular and the cottage is warm inviting and so very comfortable
the cottage is great modern and comfortable with a great view from the deck as advertised
uncomplicated beautiful view comfy bed
lovely stay so cozy if you bring firewood to burn and the view is amazing
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
clean and has everything you need
beautiful cottage very clean and stylishly decorated
cleanliness could definitly be better
Host:
great host responded promptly and was very helpful
helpful and responsive host who left lovely touches for us
brenda was very helpful before and during the trip and easy to communicate with
Location:
absolutely beautiful location and the pictures don’t do it justice
very good is the location for a trip to the sanipass as underberg is not very far
very nice place to stay for a romantic weekend away
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3. Central home (from USD 58)

This home is centrally located in Underberg. Enjoy a tasty breakfast at the nearby Stonehouse Cafe. If you’d like to be out in nature, you can head to the Himeville Nature Reserve. It’s a great spot from which to watch the sunset. The house can sleep up to four guests. You won’t have to drag heavy luggage too far, as there’s free parking on site. You can relax in front of the tv and indoor fireplace in the evenings. And on a hot day, you can enjoy the pool.

Lairds Lodge
Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
35 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we stayed two nights nice place swimming pool very close to lesotho border (sani pass)
Cleanliness:
very clean and well organized
spacious clean and safe
it was very clean quiet and excellent location for day trips in drakensberg
the cottage is spacious well equipped and very clean
our stay at the lairds lodge was great there is plenty of space and it was very clean
Host:
this host was great and is very good recommendation and very witty furnished
mitch hosted us at very short notice for which we were very grateful
Location:
we enjoyed the beautiful scenery with multiple stunning hikes in the close proximity
great location and cosy home
what a perfect place to relax and unwind
convenient location clean and good value for money
perfect place to chil and explore the drakensbergen as well as other things
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4. Newly renovated guesthouse (from USD 31)

Coming in at number five is a guesthouse which can accommodate up to four guests. There’s a fully functional kitchen, so if you like to make your own meals, you’re in luck! If you need to get some work done, you’ll have a space to sit with your laptop and wireless internet. There’s even an indoor fireplace to keep you warm and cozy on cool nights. The guesthouse is located in the heart of Underberg. On a nice day, walk along the Mzimkhulu River or even try your hand at the area’s popular activity, fly fishing. If you happen to be visiting over Easter weekend, be sure to stop by the Splashy Fen Music Festival where you can enjoy the live music and taste a variety of foods from the area.

The Studio: central + eco-friendly
Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
94 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi connection is excellent
bathrooms are fresh and bed sleeps good blankets available for the cold nights in the berg
very comfortable and close too all amenities
perfect stop over base with an extremely comfortable bed very friendly and helpful
Cleanliness:
awesome premises which are clean thoughtful and well presented
we loved how very clean and well-maintained everything in the studio was
the place was lovely and spacious clean and comfortable
it’s spacious clean and looks like the pictures
easy to find super clean very private and great value
Host:
she is a super friendly and helpful host
the hosts are very welcoming and friendly
very friendly hosts and a lovely garden
spacious and quiet with helpful hosts
caron was a great host & very friendly & helpful
Location:
location wise the studio was close enough to the shops and areas of interest
it's situated perfectly for a drive to sani and close to shops and restaurants in town
it’s close to many fantastic restaurants and other attractions
i don't think you'll find better value for money anywhere close to caron's accommodation
the studio is very central to everything & it’s a beautiful spacious home away from home unit
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5. Quaint cottage (from USD 64)

This cottage is located in Underberg and perfectly positions you for exploring all of the area’s outdoor activities. Head into the Drakensberg Mountains where you can explore the walking or biking trails. Or head to Kenmo Lake in the nearby town of Himeville, which offers a perfect picnic spot. This cottage is suitable for six guests, making it an excellent choice for groups of friends or families. You’ll find free parking on site, so you won’t have to carry your luggage too far. You can relax with cable tv and wireless internet.

Simply South Downs
Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
73 reviews
Entire cottage 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were super warm with ample blankets
lovely comfortable clean home with spectacular views of the berg
Cleanliness:
well equipped clean and as advertised
super clean nicely equipped kitchen
so clean and had everything we needed
a well positioned clean and neat place
great clean accommodation and value for the money
Host:
lovely place and a friendly considerate host
our hosts made sure we had all the correct details before arrival and that we settled in
sweet accommodating hosts and check-in was a breeze
Location:
the house was easy to find with good proximity to the shops restaurants etc
a great well located place and a very friendly and welcoming host
lovely setting and conveniently close to supermarket and other shops while still being absolutely tranquil
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6. Valley view cottage (from USD 50)

This cottage has two bedrooms and can sleep four guests. It’s a family-friendly space, offering a travel crib and children’s toys. You’ll find a full kitchen where you can make your own meals. And there’s an indoor fireplace to keep cozy by. Start your day off with a coffee and breakfast at LEMON TREE BISTRO. Golfers can head to the Underberg Country Club. Or go for a walk at the Himeville Nature Reserve.

Valley View Cottage
Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
24 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable and cozy with lovely views of the mountains
the double bed was comfortable
my favorite spot was the sitting area in the bay window - better than tv
Cleanliness:
wonderful cottage very clean and everything one may need for stay
it was spotless very well furnished close to the shops and very quiet
Host:
it is an excellente destination with very kind host sue who made ourselves feel at home
we had no issues and sue is a great host very responsive and willing to help
beautiful peaceful location and friendly host with quick responses
didn't get to meet sue but she was very flexible with check-in and helpful in every way
the hostess is very friendly and accommodating
Location:
perfect distance out of town to enjoy a getaway but close enough to enjoy the town and surroundings
such a lovely place to stay
beautiful hiking places nearby
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7. Modern cottage (from USD 60)

This cottage has two bedrooms and it can sleep five guests. You’ll have use of a barbecue so you can grill your meals on nice evenings. Keep connected during your stay with wireless internet. And you can cozy up in front of the indoor fireplace and cable tv in the evenings. If you’ve brought your bike, be sure to enjoy the bike trails of the Drakensberg Mountains. Or go for a walk along the Mzimkhulu River. And when you’re hungry, we recommend a dinner at Mike’s Restaurant.

Over the Edge Cottage
Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
28 reviews
Entire cottage 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean and spacious
it was clean and and comfortable
the place was clean and comfortable
it was clean and well prepared for our visit
top top top everything is clean and accommodation is equipped
Location:
good location befoe going to sani pass
great views great location
beautiful view and close to everything wanted to do
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8. Chalet surrounded by greenery (from USD 159)

We’ll finish our list off with a chalet located in Underberg. Enjoy all that the Drakensberg Mountain Range has to offer during your stay: hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, and zip lining. When you need to stop for a quick bite, grab lunch and a coffee at LEMON TREE BISTRO. And when you need to relax, The Wellness Centre offers a sauna, a hydrotherapy bath, and a steam room. The chalet can accommodate six guests. There’s free parking on site, so don’t worry about dragging heavy luggage far. You’ll have a full kitchen in which to cook your own meals. And there’s an indoor fireplace to relax in front of.

124 Fairways - Drakensberg Gardens Resort
Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
21 reviews
Entire chalet 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
exceptional getaway the chalet is clean and perfectly positioned for access to everything
Host:
this is the perfect family holiday destination and unathi is an incredible host
awesome 5-star wonderful host and exceptional accommodation spacious and clean unit with everything you need
welcoming helpful and an incredible place to stay
Location:
honestly a lovely place to go to
wonderful place for a vacation
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9. Apartment with mountain view

Let’s start our list off with a private room in an apartment which can sleep two. Should you need to get some work done, there’s a laptop-friendly workspace and wireless internet. You’ll be served breakfast in the morning and will have use of the full kitchen to cook your other meals. The apartment is located right in Underberg and it offers stunning views of the Drakensberg mountain range. With the mountains in close view, you can spend a day hiking or exploring the mountain range on a 4x4. And when you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Mike’s Restaurant for a filling meal.

Mountain View Cottage Underberg
51 reviews
Private room 1 Bed

10. Home on a working farm

This home on a working farm is located just outside Underberg. We recommend heading to the tallest pub in Africa, the Sani Mountain Lodge. Head to the Sani Pass in the mountain range, and don’t forget your passport as you’ll be traveling into Lesotho. If you’d rather stay closer to home, go for a nice hike in Maloti-Drakensberg Park. The home is suitable for larger groups as it can accommodate ten guests. Don’t worry about carrying your luggage too far, as there’s free parking on site. If you who like to cook, you will be pleased to know there’s a fully-functional kitchen at your disposal.

Scotston Manor ,Farm stay
Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
35 reviews
Farm stay 7 Beds 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the kitchen is gorgeous too
big beautiful house with fantastic outdoor space and braai facilities
enjoyed the braai facility with a nice view of the valley
the fireplace in the living room on those cold evenings creates another great atmosphere
both bedrooms had en suites that were neat the larger having a walk-in shower & the other a tub
Cleanliness:
it is clean well equipped with everything you need
Host:
wonderful place and lovely host
meg and her husband are very welcoming hosts they made us feel at home
meg and pette were really accommodating and really fantastic hosts by inviting us into their diary farm
a comfortable place to stay and a great host
Location:
ideal for sani2c base as it is very close to start
amazing location and great value for money
close to the awesome drakensberg gardens
beautiful rustic and large home perfect location for families visiting the central drakensburg
loved the location so peaceful serene perfect to destress and unwind
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Explore nature in Underberg

From hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains to fly fishing in the Mzimkhulu River, Underberg offers plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. And there’s plenty of vacation rentals to choose from, including romantic cottages and large homes on a farm. Book your favorite today and start planning your trip to Underberg.

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Nicole is an American expat living in London, England. When she moved from the midwest to London in 2012, it was her first time leaving the US. She has traveled steadily since then, making trips...Read more

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