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About EmaFweni

There are two cottages with mountains in their front garden. Drinking water from the mountains has no chlorine and regular testing shows that it is safe to drink. Feel free to take bottles of it away with you! The two bedrooms unit has the superior Mountain Views; Little berg and High berg plus a splash pool on the patio. It has two full en-suite bathrooms. A shower is included in one of the bathrooms.

The one bedroomed unit called Lakeside Cottage has a view of a small private lake/pond below the covered patio, and a panorama of the Little berg. It has two bathrooms including one shower.

Both cottages have DStv. Wi-Fi is available at both cottages if you have 3G. Otherwise you can pick up internet at the owners RESIDENCE where each cottage is allowed up to 30MB per day, for free

All mod cons with RCI imperial grading equivalent to four stars. Peaks soar above tumbling waterfalls, deep river valleys, crystal pools, indigenous forests, caves and floral splendour peak flowering of over 100 Azaleas September and October.

Walk the well-known hiking trails from your front door; close to famous canopy tour, horse riding, birds of prey displays, river rafting, archery, quadbiking, guided walks and drives, go-carting, helicopter flips, hot air ballooning, bowls, golf, several restaurants, all within a few minutes drive. The world renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir holds Wednesday concerts during terms time. We are located only four hours’ drive from Johannesburg, and just over two from Durban; tarred all the way; no need for a 4X4 vehicle
Emafweni won the 2015 award on SLEEPINGOUT for best establishment in Champagne Valley, based on guest reviews. Also achieved 9.2 out of 10 rating on BOOKINGSCOM. Imperial grading by RCI FRONTIERS equivalent to 4****at affordable prices

Family friendly: The swimming facility is a rock splash pond loacated on the patio of the larger unit called Ema-Fweni Cottage. It is not available for guests in the smaller unit called Lakeside Cottage

Romantic: In the one bedroomed unit called Lakeside Cottage, view the stars by night through the glass skylight above the bed

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 52 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking
  • Cosy
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

In HIGH SEASON and DECEMBER month, the balance owing for the accommodation must be paid three weeks before arrival. In LOW SEASON balance is payable on arrival (cash or internet banking only)

Availability and pricing

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  • Lakeside Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Popular with honeymooners. Star Gaze through the skylight from your bed. One bed roomed luxury cottage with all mod cons... see more Features:  King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite see more King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Satellite TV, Radio, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Dam views
    from €76 Room rate
    • Adults
      • Ema-Fweni Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Self-contained cottage with two bedrooms two en-suite bathrooms, tub-for-two, bidet, toilets, basins, bath, shower. Can... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv see more Twin beds, Queen beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Satellite TV, Radio, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views, Swimming pool views
        from €107 Room rate
        • Adults

          Reviews for EmaFweni

          52 guest reviews Reviews of

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          Shiloh Vermaak
          24 January 2018

          The view from every angle is just amazing you are surrounded by trees and mountains and flowers truly a magical place! We stayed in The Lakeside cottage - comfortable, well equipped, very clean and private. Perfect for honeymooners with two bathrooms! Rita and Jens were so welcoming and absolutely fascinating to talk to!

          Dineo Maseko
          21 November 2017

          Area is away from the city, you get to enjoy the founa and flora in the area. Activities are within the area and bird show was on point. Its peaceful, we loved it 👍👍

          Eve Van Heerden
          22 August 2017

          We spent 2 nights at this comfortable cottage for a romantic break-away. The accommodation is more than amply equipped, comfortable and the hosts are both lovely people. Thank you for a great stay!

          Damian Newell
          19 June 2017

          What a gem. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Emafweni, and loved exploring all the sites around us. The accommodation was very comfortable and our hosts were friendly and welcoming. Would highly recommend staying here, and can't wait to go back!

          Sarah Gouws
          03 April 2017

          We stayed in the Lakeside cottage. It is a big cottage with lots of space and a view onto the dam. Emafweni is situated across from Champagne castle hotel and has amazing views of Cathkin peak and easy access to free walks. It is also just up the road from the Monks Cowl nature reserve where most of the big walks start.The cottage is well equipped but you need to take everything you need to cook (e.g salt, oil, tea etc.)Would definitely recommend this cottage

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          EmaFweni Map

          EmaFweni is 5km from the centre of Cathkin Park , the nearest airport 199.5km (King Shaka International Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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