The Old Hatchery

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse in Drakensberg Gardens with restaurant and bar/lounge

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The Old Hatchery

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Front of property
Free WiFi

Overview of The Old Hatchery

7,0 out of 10 Good
7,0/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
Drakensberg Gardens Road, Drakensberg Gardens, KwaZulu-Natal, 3257
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa services
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Bike rental
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Barbecue grill(s)

Room options

Double Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Fishing Cabin

  • 20 sq m
  • Partial lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 112.6 miles/181.2 km


  • Bergview Resturant - 2 min walk
  • Fairways Restaurant - 10 min walk

About this property

The Old Hatchery

Enjoy your visit to Drakensberg Gardens with a stay at The Old Hatchery. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or mani/pedis. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden.


Afrikaans, English, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rentals


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2006
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Spa services


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, facials, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 95 for adults and ZAR 75 for children

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Old Hatchery Guesthouse Drakensberg Gardens
Old Hatchery B&B
Old Hatchery B&B Underberg
Old Hatchery Underberg
Old Hatchery House Drakensberg Gardens
Old Hatchery Drakensberg Gardens
Old Hatchery Drakensberg Garn
The Old Hatchery Guesthouse
The Old Hatchery Drakensberg Gardens
The Old Hatchery Guesthouse Drakensberg Gardens

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Old Hatchery?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Old Hatchery?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at The Old Hatchery and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. Enjoy amenities like spa services, a picnic area, and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Old Hatchery?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around The Old Hatchery like?
The Old Hatchery is a short 1-minute walk from Drakensberg Mountains and 3 minutes' walk from Maloti-Drakensberg Park.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

I shan’t be returning
The rooms are okay and they are perfect for the price. However, the host did not tell us we would be sharing the house with other guests abs this caused a startle with those we found in the house already. The gyser was not working and this was on a 9degree Celsius weather where we had to take a night and morning cold shower. Supper was a disaster: upon arriving at 7pm, we were told there’s no food as they had hosted a group of people earlier and couldn’t cater for us. We managed to get leftover stew guised as curry on dirty tables. To top it off, the place only starts serving breakfast after 9am; the kitchen staff only arrives at 9 so you get served around 10. Even that breakfast, the eggs were burnt on Saturday, did not offer variety and dare you ask for a second cup of coffee, you’d be slapped with a R24 bill. The chef was injured on her hand with what looked like unsanitary bandage. To top it off, while we were dining, a guest whisks into the kitchen with kiddies diapers to be disposed offand the chef “gladly assists” her- all in full view of us eating. Overall, I shan’t be going back.
Nosipho, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Peaceful & refreshing retreat
It was the most peaceful and relaxing place I've ever been to
Silindile, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Happy days at The Old Hatchery
The staff at The Old Hatchery were amazing and friendly. Rooms very clean with a stunning view towards the Berg. Would definitely recommend it!
Brett, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Stay in the bush
Okay stay but would go back
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charming hotel in beautiful setting
Room was cozy with small fully equipped kitchen, nice bathroom, sofa, and fireplace overlooking a pond. Food was delicious for breakfast and dinner. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Bodde där för att vara med om en dagstur i Drakensberg, och den var riktigt intressant.
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