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About The Old Hatchery Mountain Retreat & Waterfall Restaurant & Pub


Affordable and comfortable Lodge with Oak Tree Lodge (9 en-suite bedrooms); Mountain Cottages (3 x Self-catering cottages); Otters Den (3 bedroom self-catering Unit). The Old Hatchery is the ideal retreat for a family or group of friends. It is only 10 km from Underberg Town in the Southern Drakensberg of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa. Facilities include a lovely decorated Restaurant and Bar on site, situated next to a natural waterfall. The wooden decks outside are overlooking the breath taking Drakensberg Mountains, 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 In Lesotho.

We are situated 1 hour 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 the Wild Coast making this the ideal location to stopover for the night.

We offer Bed and Breakfast or Rooms only as well as Self-catering Cottages with DSTV in all Units.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 31
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 38 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • 24H. Reception
  • Activities desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast in room
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • House Keeping
  • Patio
  • Shower
  • Special offers
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

The Oak Tree Lodge rates include breakfast, but can also give a rate without breakfast if needed. We have a Restaurant on the premises that can cater for all your meals . Room service are also available.
The Otter's Den rates are self-catering and no breakfast is provided.
The Cabins are selfcatering without breakfast

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  • Double Room Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 7 Double Rooms Bed and Breakfast:There are 15 comfortable-en-suite rooms that can be set as king or twin beds. All rooms... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, Garden views
    • Rooms Adults
      • Mountain Cottages Mountain Cottages Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 We have 3 of these delightful little cottages that are suitable for couples. Each of them has a bathroom, kitchenette... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch see more Double beds, DStv, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views, Garden views
        • Rooms Adults
          • Family Room Family Room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B This family suite has a double bed, bathroom,2 single bedds in 2nd room . It has direct access to the verandah downstai... see more Features:  Double beds, Balcony/patio, Single beds
            • Adults
              • Otters Den Otters Den Sleeps 7 Includes: Self-catering This is a self-catering cottage which is a popular choice for families and small groups.There is one kingsize room.... see more Features:  King beds, Single beds
                • Adults

                  Reviews for The Old Hatchery Mountain Retreat & Waterfall Restaurant & Pub

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                  Clive Chambler
                  31 August 2021

                  heating in the bath room to cold and big no heaters to cold when it got to -3.

                  Yvette Van Rooyen
                  19 March 2021

                  The walks and swims along the river.

                  Dylyn Shepstone, South Africa
                  19 July 2016

                  Looks can be deceiving!

                  07 February 2016

                  5 star in every aspect of the word. I mean where do they phone you when you are on you way to take your food order? That means eat on arrival and after a 6 hour grueling trip in the dark that sure takes the weight off reality! Service was great on all levels and not to for the Hatchery to take all the credit - God is the Almighty Creator, but the nature and views SUPERB MAJESTIC WONDERFUL! Be back to see all our newly made friends soon. Thank you Hatchery for good value getaway.

                  Claire Wilson, South Africa
                  31 December 2015

                  Beautiful views and delicious, affordable food. Thank you for a wonderful time.

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                  The Old Hatchery Mountain Retreat & Waterfall Restaurant & Pub is 8.4km from the centre of Underberg , the nearest airport 159.5km (Margate Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling