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Duckbay Lodge  From R3400 /night


Sleeps 4 people, 2 Bedrooms.

Duckbay Lodge is a 4 – 6 sleeper unit that ... occupies the premium position on the farm. It is set on the edge of a pine glade, up near the estuary and surrounding reed beds .Very private! Birder's paradise! It consists of two bedrooms.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Queen

Bedroom 2

2 Double

From R3400 /night



Otter Cove Cottage  From R1700 /night


Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom.

Sleeps 2 in 1 en-suit bedroom. The bedroom has a ... bath and shower. Lounge with fireplace. Fully appointed kitchen. All linens, crockery & cutlery provided. Serviced daily. Patio & braai. Spacious, luxurious and very private. The unit is set on it’s own in

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 King

From R1700 /night


Full Kitchen
Bath towels
Covid-19 Certified
Cleaning service
Braai/BBQ Area
Child friendly
Serviced Daily

Giants Cup Wilderness Reserve™, the premier wild-trout flyfishing destination in Southern Africa, is a registered site of Conservation Significance (site no 49). Home to prolific wildlife and waterfowl, it has been called “one of the most beautiful fly-fishing destinations on the planet” (R. Kirby). With the Umzimkulwana river and a lake full of wild-spawning rainbow and brown trout, Giants Cup Wilderness sets the standard for authentic wilderness angling in spectacular mountain scenery.

In Room Facilities:

En–suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath, an open plan lounge and fully equipped kitchenette.

Area Information:

Please note that this Lodge is 4x4 access only!

Property Facilities:

The property, 110 hectares in extent has been called “one of the most beautiful fly-fishing destinations on the planet (Robert Brandon Kirby - Fly Fishing in Southern Africa).


Do a self-drive in your own 4x4 vehicle or join one of the tour
companies for a day trip to the kingdom of Lesotho.
There are walks for all levels of fitness in the area.
Enjoy a leisurely family stroll or a more intensive hike to the highest
peaks of the Southern Drakensberg.
There are more than 150 rock art sites in the Southern Berg.
There are many mountain bike trails in the area as long as you bring your own bike.
Choose from 3 different golf courses in the area.
Enjoy a horseback ride with a view.
Depending on the seasons and water levels in the river.
There are numerous restaurants and pubs in the area to enjoy a tasty meal with the family.


Extra Info

Property Type Chalet, Game Lodge, Self Catering
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
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Carl Folscher
21 January 2019

Simple, clean and the most refreshing get away. Staff are efficient and friendly. Fresh bread awaits after a morning hike. Awesome escape from the urban rush!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Samuel Knoche
03 January 2019

Perfect place to relax and hike!

Superb. 5 out of 5
08 December 2018

A lovely stay in a wonderful setting in a very comfortable cottage.
The setting is fantastic, the cottage is superb, the service and help were great. Can only recommend it!

Superb. 5 out of 5
08 October 2018

We have just returned for an amazing trip to Giants Cup Reserve. The spectacular view that greets you as you arrive, sets the tone for the rest of your stay. We stayed in a little thatched cottage called Fishermans Cottage, set in among the Pine trees. The tranquility of the place is a great setting for some real R and R. Both Wolf and Jack Avni were so welcoming and very interesting to talk to about life on the reserve and running a trout farm. We enjoyed fresh trout for dinner straight from the hatchery, a meal fit for a king. Morning runs, paddles on the boat, fly fishing, walks around the farm, fireplace, red wine and of course a braai. A little bit of paradise preserved in time. Thank you to all at Giants Cup. We will definitely be back.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Carly Anderson
22 July 2018

What a gorgeous location. Not too far from Underberg is this fantastic farm. Unbelievable views and the setting is just the best. We stayed in the Lakeside Cottage that is nestled in the pine trees and overlooks the magnificent lake. Fishing was not the best as trout had just spawned and were hiding but definitely worth the trip!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anita Thorburn
11 July 2018

Love love love the peace and tranquility! Great getaway from the city. Great accommodation, stunning views - good for the soul!

Superb. 5 out of 5
07 July 2018

A beautiful, isolated setting away from the madding crowd. The wind blowing through the pine trees at night was the perfect way to fall asleep. Amazing views of the lake which settles in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. You can hear the sounds of all sorts of wildlife at night in the stillness. It’s also really close to the Underberg town centre so you can stock up on supplies. Very friendly and informative staff and hosts who are always nearby if you need help. Our wood was restocked and cottage cleaned daily. We also received complimentary bread fresh from the oven, plus trout pate from the hatchery.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ocean Born
17 June 2018

Beautiful scenery, great fishing.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
03 April 2018

Breathtaking view.
If you are looking for tranquility, this is the place!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Sue McAlpine
03 February 2018

This is the most incredibly beautiful setting you could wish for - the view is incomparable - accommodation very comfortable and the hiking great. We had a glorious time - although the road to the reserve is a little challenging for an ordinary vehicle, we found it close to all the places we wanted to visit - we did Sani Pass, Kenmo lake, Sani spoors cycling and Garden Castle hikes easily - fantastic stay!

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Member since: 2 Nov. 2015

Underberg Reviews

08 August 2023

Amazing hospitality. Everything you need and more. Tasteful and comfortable. Loved feeding the animals. Beautiful outdoor area and scenery. Wallk down to the river.
Will definitely come back.

Onay Joseph
12 September 2022

Mountain views and the breath of fresh air

Okay. 3 out of 5
Megan Heathcote
12 July 2022

It's far enough away from all the hubub to really feel like you're away from it all but also has a lot available to do if you so wish. The scenery is beautiful and the air is fresh!

Superb. 5 out of 5
11 April 2022

Hiking, swimming, relaxing.

Okay. 3 out of 5
David Els
22 March 2022

If you're in to adventure, then Underberg is the place to visit. There's no shortage of trails for running, hiking and mountain biking. It's close to the Drakensberg and Sani Pass.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Inandi Maree
23 November 2021

Breath-taking beautiful! Well stocked convenience store (Elands Rest) and a few nice restaurants to have coffee. Just very cold, even in Nov.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Martin le Roux
09 November 2021

Scenery in the surroundings.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Michelle Gourlay
10 August 2021

For us its all about the hiking in the mountains.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Warda Ebrahim
30 July 2021


Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Riana Henning
29 April 2021

Beautiful part of the country!!

Superb. 5 out of 5

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