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About Ultima Thule-Cottages

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Ultima Thule cottages are situated on a small working farm at the crest of a hill in the beautiful Natal Midlands. The cottages afford amazing views of the magnificent Drakensberg range as well as the beauty of the surrounding countryside. The sunsets over the mountains can be quite breathtaking
Our focus is to offer a tranquil and secure retreat far from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and to ensure that your stay leaves you refreshed and relaxed.
After a good night’s sleep, you may wake to the lowing of the cattle, the chatter of the guinea fowl and francolin and the call of the cockerel welcoming the new day.

There is wood for the braai and complimentary pure spring water to quench your thirst. Take a gentle stroll across the land whilst drinking in the views or take a walk across the pastures up to the seats in the forest area and look across at The Berg or down to the cattle grazing peacefully below. Test your stamina and take a walk down to the small dam, or you could just lie back on one of the loungers and enjoy the peace and quiet. If you are of a more adventurous spirit, we are convenient the Karkloof Canopy Tours and the Karkloof Mountain Bike Club
One can see duiker, reedbuck, bushbuck, blesbuck and if you are lucky the caracul. Lie in bed and listen to the call of the jackal. If buck are not your thing then take your binoculars and bird watch to your hearts content. A small selection of the birds to be seen include the Black Headed Oriole, The Bokmakierie, Burchell’s Coucal (the rain bird) Cape Robin, Crowned Eagle, Red Breasted Cuckoo, Diederiks Cuckoo, Southern Boubou, green wood hoopoe, fish eagle and various Sun Birds.
We are 20 minutes from the centre of Howick with all its shops and eateries, not to forget the Howick falls which, when in full flood, is a beautiful sight. We are also central to some of the best restaurants in the Midlands. We are on the Meander route with all its many fascinating shops with its different routes that cater for you whether you are interested in art, collectibles, leatherwear, cheeseries or something delicious to eat. Midmar Dam with all its recreational facilities and the Mandela Capture Site are close at hand. We are convenient to Karkloof Canopy Tours, Abingdon Winery, Terbodore coffee roasters and many of the popular wedding venues that the area has to offer.
So, whether you jump into your vehicle and “do” the Meander or just relax and shrug off the stresses of a busy life, we will be close at hand (if required) to try and make your stay an enjoyable one.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Iron and board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • No TGCSA Grading
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Land's End Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Please note That there is a minimum of 2 nights stay for this cottage.We offer a secluded secure cottage for four with... see more Features:  Queen beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom see more Queen beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Television, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
    from $106 Room rate
    • Adults
      • Boutique Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Please note that there is a minimum of 2 nights stay for this cottage.We offer a cosy intimate hideaway for two with... see more Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, Shower only see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
        from $40 Room rate
        • Adults

          Reviews for Ultima Thule-Cottages

          8 guest reviews Reviews of

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          Warren Burton
          15 August 2021

          Thank you to Elizabeth and Colin. We stayed for 2 nights and loved it. The accommodation is lovely, comfortable and furnished with a thoughtful touch. Establishments response: Dear Warren,Thank you for taking the time to give us your very kind review.You were really lovely guests and we hope to see you again sometime in the future.Stay safeKindest regards,Collin and Liz

          Linda Mannion
          07 April 2021

          The hosts Liz and Collin were very friendly and welcoming. Beautiful views from the patio. Accomodation was spot-on and had everything you need in a self-catering cottage. It was great to help feed the cows and chickens, so children especially will love it. We had a lovely, relaxing time here. Would highly recommend it!

          Thula Mbambo
          12 January 2021

          I really had an amazing and restful stay with at the cottage. So neat, well cared for and had all that I needed. Thank you both so much for your great hospitality. Establishments response: Dear Thula,Thank you so much for your kind review. It was lovely meeting you and it was an absolute pleasure to have you as a guest. Warm regardsCollin and Liz

          Marna Bosch
          27 September 2020

          Very beautiful and very clean farm style accommodation. Elizabeth and Collin were very friendly and helpful. ESTABLISHMENT RESPONSE:Dear Marne and Quintin Thank you very much for that lovely review. You were such lovely guests and Fay is a delightful little girl. Hopefully we will see you again. Warmest regards Collin and Liz

          Marie Murphy
          01 January 2020

          We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hosts were warm and welcoming and the cottage was very peaceful and comfortable. It was a great base from which to explore the Midlands Meander!Establishment response:Dear Marie and SteveThank you so much for the beautiful review. It was lovely meeting you both and have to say that you were great guests, and hope to see you both again. Warm regards,Collin and Liz

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          Ultima Thule-Cottages is 10.3km from the centre of Currys Post , the nearest airport 109.3km (King Shaka International Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling