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Moorcroft Manor Country House

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Moorcroft Manor Country House is situated amidst rolling green hills and breath-taking sunsets on the outskirts of the country village of Himeville, 8km from Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg.


Moorcroft Manor is family-owned and operated, and prides itself in offering the highest standard of service excellence, hospitality and comfort.

Being graded five-star by the South African Grading Council for three years has been an accomplishment and being voted "Best Guesthouse KZN – 2005“ by The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa – East Coast has been a highlight in the years we have been operating.

On behalf of the Parsons Family I would like to welcome you to our small piece of heaven – Moorcroft Manor.


Moorcroft Manor offers eight classically decorated rooms all with bathrooms en suite. Choose from standard double rooms, a junior suite and two executive suites.

Lose yourself in the sheer comfort of our kingsize beds, crisp vanilla scented linen and finest quality Makoti down duvets and pillows. Selected satellite television, ceiling fans, hairdryers and robes are available in all our rooms.

All our bathrooms have underfloor heating to keep away the midnight chill and in winter, a covered hot water bottle in your neatly turned down bed is a welcoming treat. Our two executive suites are the epitome of luxury, furnished with antiques, free standing showers and thoughtful touches. The ambience and comfort will perfectly match your most romantic moments and leave you feeling relaxed, revived and rejuvenated.

Freshly brewed tea or coffee with homemade biscotti is delivered to your room each morning and can be enjoyed whilst marvelling at the uninterrupted views of the Giants Cup from the private patios which adjoin each room. Single beds and hypo allergenic duvets and pillows are available on request.


Here, at the base of The Barrier of Spears – the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg - there are a wealth of activities sure to make your experience in the Southern Drakensberg a memorable one.

Moorcroft Manor is optimally positioned directly on the main route to the Sani Pass which leads into the Kingdom of Lesotho.

A tour up the Mighty Mountain can be arranged either via 4x4 with a tour operator and guide or for a far more close encounter, a quad bike or rhino ride, with a guide. A visit to a Basotho village is a highlight of the trip as is lunch at the Highest Pub in Africa. Valid passports are essential for these trips.

Guided hikes and walks can be arranged to take you on a tour of discovery of the world of the lost bushmen and their legendary rock art. This is a whole day trip and when leaving Moorcroft Manor you are provided with a picnic lunch.

The hiking opportunities encircling Moorcroft Manor are countless and will appeal to both beginners and experienced hikers.

Other activities that are available are birding, horse riding, mountain biking, river tubing, wing-shooting and micro-lighting.

For those guests who enjoy the quieter things in life there are a plethora of well-stocked dams and rivers holding an abundance of trout. Fly fishing tackle is available at Moorcroft for the use of our guests and our reception staff will gladly arrange lessons which include a trip to club fishing waters.

The Underberg Studio with its wide range of pottery and photography by two highly acclaimed artists who have made the Southern Drakensberg their home, is a must see.

Interesting shops that stock books, crafts, cheese and gifts are in driving distance and for those who wish to unwind with massage, a variety of therapies are available in the area.

Allow our knowledgeable staff to arrange any activity you are interested in participating in or provide you with relevant information.


Unfortunately, only children over the age of 12 years are welcome at Moorcroft Manor Country House.

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