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Santih Cottage

Self-catering cottage in the Monks Cowl region


28 Yellowwood Drive, Bergview Estates - Santih
Situated in the Central Drakensberg, high on the hill above the Drakensberg Sun Resort ) with access to the facilities at this resort which includes tennis, bowls, horse-riding, restaurant, two large swimming pools, gym, squash court, laundry facilities and a Ladies Bar. Please do not take food & drinks onto the Resort's property and during busy seasons please be reminded that the chairs round the pool are for the resorts' guests only.
This holiday cottage is very tastefully furnished and is fully equipped for self-catering. There are three bedrooms, main bedroom has double bed, en suite. The other two bedrooms are twin bedded and there is a second bathroom.
The kitchen has a stove/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, crockery, cutlery etc. The lounge does have TV and music center. However, in order to have DSTV, please bring your own smart card. Cozy, gas-coal-look-a-like fireplace. There are built in braai facilities on the sun deck.

Santih is located in Bergview Estate, an access-controlled secure estate in the Champagne Valley area of the Central Drakensberg. Bergview Estate forms part of the Drakensberg World Heritage site.

Santih is a well-appointed, three-bedroom cottage that comfortably sleeps six. The master bedroom has a double bed with a bathroom en-suite. The other rooms have two single beds each, and are serviced by a second bathroom which has both a bath and shower. The fully-equipped kitchen looks out over an open-plan lounge and dining room, ensuring that the chef is never far from loved ones. A gas Jetmaster fireplace in the lounge makes for cosy evenings in front of the cottage's television. The cottage is also equipped with a DVD player, and a DSTV decoder, for which guests must please bring their own smart card. Barbecue/braai facilities are situated in the secluded garden just off the patio, making al fresco dining easy to enjoy.

The peace and tranquility of the mountains are not the only reasons to visit the Drakensberg. From the cottage, there is straightforward access to numerous walks and hikes, both up into the mountains, or down into the valleys with their impressive indigenous forests, and bountiful birdlife. Bergview Estate boasts a recently established vulture-feeding station, which attracts a number of different raptors.

Within a kilometer of the cottage, is the Drakensberg Sun Hotel, which has swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, boating and trout fishing in the lake. Santih's guests may utilize all of these facilities at the discretion of the hotel's management.

The valley offers many other forms of entertainment, including horse-riding, quad-biking, white-water rafting, mountain boarding, and world-class mountain bike trails for the more adventurous. Local craft such as carpet-weaving, grass basketry and world-renowned Ardmore pottery can be appreciated and purchased at source in the valley.

The Drakensberg Boys' Choir performs every Wednesday afternoon at 3pm at the school. Visit Falcon Ridge for bird of prey demonstrations or play golf at either of the two golf courses close by (4km). Dining out can be enjoyed at a number of hotels or a la carte restaurants in the area.

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

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