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Birches and Willows B&B

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed by Elsabe and Happiness who made us feel like long lost friends. Our luggage was carried into tthe most beautiful furnished cotttages. Everything shouted '"WELCOME!'" Here you can relax and find your soul again. Walking down to all the lovely spots intthe garden, overlooking the river at the bottom and amongst flowers and tranquility, is magnificent. No... More 

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Thank umfana
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Huck & Elsabe are such wonderful hosts and they have such a beautiful place nestled on the top of a hill overlooking a gorgeous river below in the valley. Huck has a wealth of knowledge on the area and can give great ideas on where to take an drive or day outing. There are many peaceful walks along the property... More 

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Thank Deon C
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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73 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stayed here for one night only whilst on our road trip. The room was very clean, with everything you need for a stopover. There are some lovely walks in the area but unfortunately we never had time to do any. Happiness was on hand if you needed anything. All in all a very peaceful and friendly place to stay.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

What a beautiful, peaceful place to stay. The owners are the friendliest, warmest couple we have met in a long time - we felt so welcome. Stunning views from the decks, river walk is amazing, rooms were comfortable, pretty, cosy and had everything we needed. The Lemon Tree Bistro is a great place to eat - cappucinos in particular were... More 

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29 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Once you get into the town of Underberg, it takes another ten minute drive down a well-maintained dirt road to reach the cottage, but as soon as you arrive, you know it was well worth the drive. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the owners, Huck and Elsabé who couldn't have been friendlier. We are not the type to self-cater,... More 

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Thank Amy P
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

We did not mind driving the 4km to get away from the mainrroad, the breakfast was plentiful the Cappucino the best we ever had, we enjoyed a wonderful hike down to the river, Elsabe and Huck makes you feel loved and cared for the staff are friendly and helpful the room well catered for and we will be letting people... More 

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Thank Kitzbuhe
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

My Family and I drove from Johannesburg to spend a weekend at the Birches & Willows B&B. We were welcomed by Happyness - Room supervisor & later greeted by the owners Huck & Elsabe. The rooms are beautifully decorated in chintsey decor. Comfortable king size beds with white crisp linen were very comfortable with the highlight of the electric blanket.... More 

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England
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24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Birches is quite remote - 5k down a dirt track from Underberg. The room is fine - but breakfast is only served at the Lemon Tree Cafe in Underberg - and it is frustrating that it doesn't open until 8.30am. All restaurants and shops etc are also in Underberg, so you are likely to be up and down the dirt... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

we spent valentine weekend in the Birches Cottage on Brittlewood Estate owned by the friendliest most welcoming couple around - Huck and Elsabe Orban. the Room and Estate are unbelievably comfortable (king size bed with down duvets provides extreme comfort) and beautiful! we took a stroll down the path to the river past the patience pool stopping at each one... More 

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Thank Marc T
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

We eventually found Willows down a 5 Km ish muddy, cow-poo ridden lane( just after milking). There was no one to meet and greet us on arrival, eventually we found an empty room with a note left on the bed for us . In this note were instructions about the breakfast arrangements - if you were happy with a continental... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In a quiet corner of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg World Heritage Park, with the cascading Umzimkulu river bounding one side and blue mountain sky the other, lie Birches and Willows cottages. Designed to satisfy the needs of the most discerning traveller, Birches and Willows are luxuriously appointed and serviced daily to international standards. Set in a private garden on the six-hectare riverfront. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Birches and Willows B&B

Address: 19 Scottson Road, Underberg 3527, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Underberg
Price Range: $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Both Birches and Willows”
 of 5 bubbles umfana, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All cottages have a stunning little patio and look onto very pretty gardens.”
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“The room was very well equipped and furnished”
 of 5 bubbles Brewersfriend, 17 Feb 2012 | Read review
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