The Old Hatchery - Underberg, East Griqualand

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Underberg Accommodation
Underberg, East Griqualand

The Old Hatchery

Underberg, East Griqualand - Accommodation

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The Old Hatchery in Underberg


Affordable and comfortable B&B and self-catering accommodation just 10 KM from Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg. We provide free parking, free wi-fi and an a-la carte restaurant on site. Our tranquil setting, located near horse riding trails, mountain biking trails, hiking routes, golf courses, trout fishing waters and of course the famous Sani Pass.

We are situated 1,5 hours from Howick on the N3 Route and 1 hour from Kokstad, making Underberg the ideal location from which to explore the majestic mountains of the Southern Drakensberg. We are on the route between Johannesburg and seaside resorts of the South Coast and Wild Coast making this the ideal location to stopover for the night.

We offer bed and breakfast, room only, self-catering and full board options in our various units.

Accommodation / Room Types:

Bed and Breakfast:There are 15 comfortable en-suite rooms that can be set as king or twin beds. All rooms have bathroom/shower facilities, tea/coffee trays and televisions with DStv.

A self-catering unit popular for families and small group. There is 2 rooms with queen beds and one room with three twin beds. All rooms are en-suite. The kitchen is fully equipped, lounge with TV opens onto verandah with views of the Southern Drakensberg in the far distant.

Otters Den:
This is a self-catering cottage which is a popular choice for families and small groups.There is one kingsize room with TV and the other two rooms can either be twin or kingsize. One of these rooms have TV. Kitchen/lounge open plan and kitchen completeonto a verandah with views of mountains.

Fishing cabins: We have 3 of these delightful little cabins that are suitable for couples. Each of them has a bathroom, kitchenette and braai facilities. From the parking area, you walk along the wooden decking and over our gorgeous little waterfall to get to the cabins.

Reasons to visit The Old Hatchery and Underberg
• Guided Sani Pass 4x4 trips
• Mountain hiking
• Horse riding trails
• Trout fishing
• Mountain biking
• Equestrian events
• San rock art

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at The Old Hatchery,Underberg, East Griqualand

  • Available Next Weekend
  • Available This Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Cosy
  • Hiking
  • Womens Day Weekend
Activities Nearby
  • 4 X 4 Trails
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Horse Riding
  • River Rafting/Expedition
  • Trout Fishing
  • Walking

Nearby Towns:

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 29° 25' 44.7" E / 29° 45' 14.8" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to The Old Hatchery in Underberg, East Griqualand

Departing: King Shaka International Airport
Address: King Shaka International Airport, King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, 4405
Distance: 5.5 km / Duration: 2 hours 46 mins
1.Head southeast13 m
2.Turn right toward International Trade Ave30 m
3.Keep left to continue toward International Trade Ave40 m
4.Slight left onto International Trade Ave0.7 km
5.Turn left onto Mdloti St/M65
Continue to follow M65
Partial toll road
2.9 km
6.Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2
Partial toll road
28.9 km
7.Take exit 165 to merge onto N3 toward Pietermaritzburg/Johannesburg
Partial toll road
89.7 km
8.Take exit 99 toward R617/Howick/Underberg0.4 km
9.Turn left onto Boston Rd/R617
Continue to follow R617
116 km
10.Turn right
Destination will be on the left
5.5 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

King Shaka International Airport - Durban


In May 2010 King Shaka International Airport was opened and is three times bigger than the original Durban International Airport.

The airport has been named after the great warrior and 19th century ruler, Zulu King Shaka. This international airport is the third busiest airport in South Africa with around 7 million passengers. It is 35 kilometres away from the centre of Durban.

Reviews for The Old Hatchery

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Service and food was very good.

review by Jim Bradley

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It's the best place to go get a warm meal when you're in Underberg. Especially if you've had a long drive into the area. Lovely views from your table. Friendly staff. We always make a stop there.

review by Joeline Govender

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Cosy setting, friendly and efficient staff. Their trout dish is recommended as is the Lamb shank , they had no more Eisbein

review by Ken Jones

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Could be better. Very disappointing. Made reservations which wasn't the problem. Service was slow. Waiters couldn't really answer much of the questions. Really could be better. Such a waste of good property.

review by Kuben Pillay

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Very nice food service was good as well it was not very busy on the day we went there nice people who work there

review by Martin Weightman

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Love the place, the food was great, was there for the new menu launch and have been back since, there service is also outstanding

review by Angeline Devine

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Meat was dry, but the sauce was tasty. Room was warm but smokey. Few people, still it was loud. Could be a nice place, but I experienced it as mediocre.

review by Ann-Elize de Ridder

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Beautiful surrounding but the food was too expensive for the quality presented. My fiance had the oxtail which consisted mostly of bone and very little meat. I had the falafel pita which was dry (no sauce) and completely tasteless. It was evident that none of the ingredients that were used were fresh (definitely precooked or frozen)as our meals arrived within 15mins of placing the order. A place with phenomenal potential, friendly staff...but bad food at a high price.

review by Zandri Benade

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The accommodation we had was a big bedroom in what seems to be a very big farm house. The room was clean and spacious compared to other accommodation we had on our holiday butu can see it's a bit old. The restaurant was nice but our breakfast took quite a while because they had a group of 16 before us that was quite demanding. We had to go to the farm nextdoor for horse riding as there was no activities available at The Old Hatchery. There was no swimming pool but they do have a dam you can swim in.

review by Clyde Sheppard

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Just a quick visit to the Old Hatchery. Accommodation looks comfortable, up to date and well serviced. I will definitely book a fisherman's cottage for my wife and I on our next weekend visit to Underberg.

review by Robin Purves

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The Fillet was excellent, the vegetables mediocre. The Oxtail was delicious. Menu ripped, plastic table cloths, furniture miss matching. The noise from the kitchen of staff, cooking and washing is annoying. The restaurant has a beautiful setting along a river with waterfall, it would be nice to be able to sit outside to enjoy that.

review by Susanne Stamer

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Lovely roomsNice and bigSure it would be lovely and warm in WinterAwesome food served at the restaurant. Friendly waiters andcstaffPity we missed the snoe by a few days

review by Daleen Dick

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We loved our stay here. Nice little cottage, food ok. Beautiful access to the cycling / running trails along the river.

review by David Clark

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Recently under new management. Went for dinner a couple of times and both times exceeded expectations. The rustic environment set amongst lots of lush foliage and wooden walkways creates a charming and welcoming atmosphere that is complemented by the thatch and sound of trickling water. The menu while fairly basic offers something that will suit most appetites. I particularly enjoyed the lamb shank and pasta. (Obviously not on the same evening. ) The service was good and the geniune friendliness of the staff made for a suitably relaxing and comfortable experience that makes one want to come back.

review by Paul Manners


Our few days stay at Ridgedale was fantastic. Even though we timed our stay during a very rainy, misty few days - it just added to the magic of the area, and having a fireplace in our room made it that much more special. The fishing was great and Ron and Dawn are an amazing couple and we just wish we had more time to have spent with them and also to experience the beauty of the area. Breeza the jack russel was always there with a welcome and loved to venture with us on fishing expeditions to the well stocked dam.We wouldn't hesitate to return and will most certainly be back when we are in the country again.

review by Haydn Adendorff, South Africa

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Thanks to all at Ridgedale - a great relaxing evening before our long SANI2C mountain bike ride. Great place and i hope to be able to stay there next year again.

review by Sean Dane, South Africa

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