Penwarn Farm Lodge

Country Escape

Accommodation Overview

Penwarn Country Lodge in the Southern Drakensberg is a beautiful country retreat with rustic yet modern cottages for groups of of 4 - 14 guests.
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Penwarn Country Lodge in the Southern Drakensberg is a beautiful country retreat with rustic yet modern cottages for groups of of 4 - 14 guests.


Type: Self-Catering

Capacity: 46

Rates: From R1 242.00 per night


Penwarn Farm Lodge lies in a beautiful valley traversed by two rivers and forms part of our Waterford Farm operations to which guests also have access. There is much to be seen and enjoyed, be it on Penwarn or on Waterford. Penwarn offers guests an authentic farm experience for solo travellers, couples and families alike. 


Penwarn can be found just 25kms from the town of Underberg – and a 3 hour drive from Durban. The farm lies in an exquisite valley surrounded by lakes, where one can enjoy a relaxed, rustic and modern country escape. 


Accommodation at Penwarn comprises a selection of self-catering accommodation for groups of 4 - 14 adults per cottage. In addition, the lodge can be hired for celebrations and weddings with it’s own chapel and Penwarn Bar. 


Penwarn Manor is the largest house out of the 5 lodges, accommodating up to 14 adults and 1 child. Complete with 7 en-suite bedrooms, a large kitchen (ideal for reunions and cooking up a storm), an open plan dining and living area with 2 fireplaces and doors that look over the fishing dam. Simple and rustic with modern touches and ideal for large groups. 


Mthini Lodge is an 8 sleeper self-catering lodge, comprises of 3 bedrooms with king beds and one suite with 2 three quarter beds. Each room offers an en-suite bathroom. The lodge has a fully equipped kitchen with open plan living and dining area. A fireplace with private patio and boma makes for an ideal winter escape. Stunning views over the lake and Southern Drakensberg Peaks. 2 Children can be accommodated on request. 


Mziki is the 7 sleeper cottage and comprises 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, a loft with 2 three quarter beds and a single day bed. The cottage shares 2 bathrooms (one with a shower and the other with a jet bath with lake views). A large open plan kitchen with dining area is available. The doors lead onto a patio with expansive garden and braai facilities. 


The 4 sleeper cottages are called the Kingfisher, Nguni and Oribi – each very similar in design and layout. Thatch cottages with a queen bedroom and a loft room with 2 x three quarter beds (an extra single bed can be added on arrangement). The cottages are ideal for small families with an open plan kitchen, lounge area, 1 bathroom and patio overlooking the jungle gym area. 


A number of activities are available for the outdoor adventurer – hiking on the farm or surrounding areas, horse riding, swimming at the dam or river or fishing. Nearby attractions include Sani Pass, The Local Cheese Factory and The Underberg Museum. 


Sharing the grasslands are zebra, hartebeest and blesbok. Birdlife is of abundance and the cranes and wild geese can be spotted from the comfort of your room. Penwarn truly is an animal and nature lovers paradise!



Rates are a guide price and will be confirmed when making your reservation


8 Sleeper Mthini Lodge

From R5 220.00 per night 


7 Sleeper Mziki Cottage

From R3 456.00 per night


14 Sleeper Penwarn Manor

From R8 631.00 per night


4 Sleeper Oribi Cottage

From R1 242.00 per night


4 Sleeper Nguni Cottage

From R2 196.00 per night


4 Sleeper Kingfisher Cottage

From R1 242.00 per night



Minimum 2 night stay required over weekends 



Braai Facilities


Secure Parking

Fully Equipped Kitchen



No restaurant on site


Specific details

Area Activities: 4x4 Trails, Bird Watching, Fishing, Golf, Hiking Trails, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Restaurant, Running Trails, Shopping / Markets, Spa
Facilities: DSTV, Fire Place, Television, Wedding Facilities, Housekeeping, Restaurant, Bar, Braai facilities, Linen, Towels
Star Grading: Not Rated
Accommodation Type Chalet, Self-Catering


Drakensberg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Penwarn Country Lodge, Bushman’s Nek Road, Underberg, South Africa