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Penryn B&B

Penryn Self-catering accommodation in Dundee Kwazulu Natal

Description

PENRYN is a gracious old home, situated in central Dundee, close to all amenities and easily accessible. It is a listed building.

The house has been tastefully converted into a charming and comfortable B&B while carefully preserving its essential Victorian ambience.

Dundee is the heart of the KZN battlefields district. The first shots of the Anglo-Boer War were fired on the town at the Battle of Talana. The following battle sites are within a half hours drive of Dundee:

  • Isandlwana (The defeat of the British at the hands of the Zulus)
  • Rorke’s Drift (Most VCs awarded at a single battle)
  • Blood River (Between Boer and Zulu, lead to the Day of the Covenant)
  • Siege of Ladysmith
  • The armoured train
  • Winston Churchill’s capture
  • The death of the French Prince Imperial
  • Hlobane Mountain

Dundee also boasts an excellent historical museum, as does Rorke’s Drift. The town has a picturesque 18-hole golf course and offers squash, tennis, bowls and fishing. For the more adventurous the nearby Buffalo River offers white water rafting and canoeing. There is also a 4x4 trail for the off road enthusiasts. An hour and a half away is the NPB Ithala Game Reserve which has an abundance of bird life, as well as four of the big five.

Accommodation

We offer a family flat, sleeping four, which has a TV Lounge and kitchen. This unit can be self-catering or bed and breakfast.

A further three en suite bedrooms are available, each with private entry. All rooms are tastefully decorated and are equipped with a DSTV bouquet, bar fridge, heater, electric blankets and coffee making facilities. All offer an attractive outlook onto a private patio with outdoor seating.

We also have a wiFi internet zone (hotspot) in the lounge /diningroom which is available to our guests for free.

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Contact Details:
Reservations
Tel: 086 127 6237
Int. Tel: +27 51 924 0585

Attractions

Visit Battlefields, Talana Museum, Maria Raschitz Mission, Malusi Christian Community, historic buildings and Dundee Moth Shellhole, Ncome Museum etc

Attractions & Activities

Dundee is the heart of the KwaZulu Natal Battlefields district. The first shots of the Anglo-Boer War were fired on the town at the Battle of Talana. The following battle sites are very close to Dundee:

• Isandlwana - (The defeat of the British at the hands of the Zulus)
• Rorke’s Drift - (Most VC’s awarded at a single battle)
• Fugitives Drift - (Significant in the Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift Battles)
• Blood River - (Between Boer and Zulu, led to the Day of the Covenant)
• Battle of Talana
• The death of the French Prince Imperial
• Hlobane Mountain
• Siege of Ladysmith
• The armoured train
• Winston Churchill’s capture
• Spioenkop

Dundee also boasts an excellent historical and cultural museum (Talana Museum) which is situated on the Talana Battle site, as do Rorke’s Drift, Blood River and Ncome. There is a walk / drive / about route in Dundee central which leads one to all the significant historical buildings of the town including the St James Anglican church where Major-General Sir William Penn Symons is buried. The Maria Ratschitz Mission nestles at the foot of Hlatikulu Mountain. It was founded by early Trappist monks who established a vibrant community. The magnificently decorated church has been beautifully restored.

The town has a picturesque 18-hole golf course and offers squash, tennis, bowls and fishing. For the more adventurous the nearby Buffalo River offers white water rafting and canoeing. There is also a 4x4 trail for the off road enthusiasts.

An hour and a half away is the Ezemvelo KwaZulu Natal Ithala Game Reserve (malaria free zone) which has an abundance of bird life, as well as four of the big five.

 

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Directions

When driving into Dundee, turn left at the first set of traffic lights. You are now in Union Street. we are No 21 on the right. Drive straight for 0.9km, and you will see our blue and white 'Penryn' sign on your right.

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