Accommodation

Sunbird Cottage is the ideal venue for a group of up to six people to enjoy seclusion within the Central Drakensberg. Whether you are on holiday, business or that special family celebration this is the venue for you. Each bedroom is fully en suite and has its own DSTV and beautiful views of the mountains.

  • Features 3 bedrooms (2 with queen beds, 1 with 2 single beds) each with an en suite bath, shower, toilet and two vanities.
  • All 3 bedrooms have DSTV and open out onto the magnificent mountain view.
  • The spacious lounge with a large flat screen TV (DSTV), DVD and patio with charcoal braai area and jacuzzi, share some fantastic views.
  • For those chilly winter evenings there is a wood burning fireplace and under floor heating throughout.
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Wi-Fi
  • Linen, towels and outdoor towels are provided: mid-week servicing for stays of a week or more.
  • Fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher.
  • Double carport.
  • Secluded garden courtyard off the kitchen with water feature is a lovely cool, private place to spend some 'down' time.
  • Swimming pool and fishing dam on site.

Enquire about other weekend and full week specials.
No children under 13 years unless by prior arrangement.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Cottage

Our 2017 Rates

Friday & Saturday: R2 800.00
per night per unit
(6 people)
Sunday to Thursday R2 300.00
per night
(min. 2 nights)
Mid-week special – Mon. to Fri R8 500.00
4 nights
(6 people)
Weekly special R 16 000.00
Terms and Conditions

Ama Casa reserves the right to deny access or evict guests who cause unnecessary damage or disruption to other guests at the establishment. In addition, payment for these bookings will be forfeited at the sole discretion of the owners of the establishment.

Deposits

A booking will only be secured on payment of the full accommodation price and must be paid within 3 days of making a booking.

Card facilities are available online on this site.

  • Enquire about other weekend and full week specials.
  • No children under 13 years unless by prior arrangement.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Book Online
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% of full amount less 10% administration fee and third party commissions (if applicable) will be refunded for cancellations 60 days or more prior to arrival date
  • 50% of full amount less 10% administration fee and third party commissions (if applicable) will be refunded for cancellations 30 days or more prior to arrival date
  • No refunds for cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival date.
  • No refunds for late arrivals or early departures.
  • All deposit refunds will be subject to the discretion of the owner.


Accommodation

For that special occasion, honeymoon or escape from the stress of everyday life in the city, Hoopoe & Kingfisher are the ideal romantic getaway for a couple. Whether you relax in your own jacuzzi on the private patio with magnificent views of Cathkin and Champagne Peaks or participate in the many activities in the Central Drakensberg, the cottages offer a secluded haven for you to relax and unwind!

The following features are to be found in each of our cottages:

  • An open plan "loft style" area with king size bed, lounge, dining and fully equipped kitchen areas.
  • En suite bathroom with bath, basin, toilet, indoor and outdoor showers.
  • A jacuzzi on a charcoal braai patio with panoramic views of the mountains.
  • Flat screen TV, DSTV and DVD.
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Wi-Fi
  • Log fireplace and under-floor heating.
  • All linen, towels, outdoor towels and cleaning materials are provided. A mid week service and linen change is provided.
  • Swimming pool and fishing dam on site. A range of activities from the Canopy Tour to the Drakensberg Boys' Choir School are situated close by. See our Activities for more details.

The cottages sleep two persons in either a king size or two single beds.
Enquire about other weekend and full week specials.
No children under 13 years unless by prior arrangement.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Cottages

Our 2017 Rates

Friday & Saturday R1 400.00
per night per unit
(2 people)
Sunday to Thursday R1 200.00
per night
(min. 2 nights)
Mid-week special – Mon to Fri R4 400.00
4 nights
Honeymoon special R7 900.00
per week (includes flowers, wine & chocolates)
Terms and Conditions

Ama Casa reserves the right to deny access or evict guests who cause unnecessary damage or disruption to other guests at the establishment. In addition, payment for these bookings will be forfeited at the sole discretion of the owners of the establishment.

Deposits

A booking will only be secured on payment of the full accommodation price and must be paid within 3 days of making a booking.

Card facilities are available online on this site.

  • Enquire about other weekend and full week specials.
  • No children under 13 years unless by prior arrangement.
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Book Online
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% of full amount less 10% administration fee and third party commissions (if applicable) will be refunded for cancellations 60 days or more prior to arrival date
  • 50% of full amount less 10% administration fee and third party commissions (if applicable) will be refunded for cancellations 30 days or more prior to arrival date
  • No refunds for cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival date.
  • No refunds for late arrivals or early departures.
  • All deposit refunds will be subject to the discretion of the owner.


testimonials

  • Emma F | 3 March 2017

    My husband and I stayed at one of the bungalows at Ama Casa for two nights while traveling through the Drakensberg region. This place is incredible. The gardens on the property are stunning and there are gorgeous views of the mountains. The bungalow itself is really really nice; it's very open, light, clean, well furnished. It had a very romantic vibe. We ended up staying in to cook meals rather than going out to eat because we didn't want to leave the property. Les and Dave were lovely hosts and we would go back again if we were ever in the area. One thing I'd recommend in the area if you are into hiking and swimming is go up to the Monks Cowl trailhead which is just a 10 minute drive from Ama Casa. From there, there are many trails that lead you up into the mountains. Check out the swimming holes labeled as pools on the visitors map of the area (there are also some signs for the pools on the trails themselves). We had a great time cooling off in these pools as we hiked.

  • Sally G | February 2017

    We stayed in one of the cottages and were returning guests, as we so enjoyed it a year ago. Les and Dave go out of their way to make sure one is comfortable & nothing seems too much to ask. Les very kindly printed out a large number of pages of a document my husband needed urgently. The cottage has marvellous views of the mountains & relaxing in the jacuzzi on a misty evening was sublime. The gardens are spectacular & we so enjoyed the abundant colour & bird life. We will definitely be returning to this gem in the Drakensberg.

  • Mark B | November 2016

    We stayed at Ama Casa end Sep 2016. We'd been looking for luxury, affordable accommodation for the last 4 years and have finally found it. The amenities at the cottage are superb, decorating and layout magnificent. Utterly private with breathtaking, unobstructed views of the Berg. Without a doubt the loveliest place I've stayed at in the Champagne Valley area. Will be back every year to enjoy this place. Room Tip: Kingfisher & Hoopoe great for couples - Sunbird perfect for a larger group

  • Daynia Phillips | August 2016

    ***** Our family spent three nights in Sunbird cottage. The accommodation is luxurious and very well appointed. The views are spectacular. You can lie in bed and gaze upon the mountains or sit in the private Jacuzzi if you prefer. Highly recommended

  • Christine Graham | July 2016

    ***** We spent two nights in the sunbird house. It was amazing! The house was luxury with heated floors and a fire place. The hot tub was great with an incredible view. The view of the drakensberg was truly spectacular. Can't wait I go back!.