Review: Penwarn Farm Lodge
Due to its natural beauty, stillness and wide open farm lands, Underberg is an exciting and peaceful place to escape to.
One of our contributors, Bianca recently visited Underberg and stayed at the beautiful, Penwarn Farm Lodge.
Situated 25km from the little town of Underberg, one can find Penwarn Farm Lodge.
Penwarn farm is an up and coming accommodation venue, ready and waiting to provide guests with a truly unforgettable getaway experience.
The farm lodge is over 3400 hectares and is surrounded by lakes and an exquisite valley where cattle and sheep are raised and maize and potatoes are grown. The farm is also home to Zebra, Hartebeest and Blesbok and a range of birdlife, including Cranes and Wild Geese that can be spotted from the comfort of the lodges.
Penwarn Farm Lodge offers a range of accommodation options that suit couples, friends and families alike. The accommodation, lawns and facilities are beautifully well-kept and provide a feeling of relaxed luxury.
“Every morning we were greeted with beauty and tranquility. We would sit outside and have our coffee and rusks kindly provided to us, and just enjoy the peace. We had no cellphone signal at the cottage we were in, and this was perfect because we got to enjoy each other’s company and switch off from the world. Allowing us to rejuvenate and relax.”
After taking up new ownership, the farm lodge is currently undergoing renovations, and have started with the self-service cottages. “We are in the process of renovating the 7 rooms inside the main lodge. We are however open for functions such as weddings and parties. Our bar “Bull and Ewe” is operational and we have recently updated the reception/function area to a more modern look. Penwarn has always been known for its rustic farm vibe and we have people coming back annually to experience it.” commented Katie, one of the new owners.
There are a range of activities on the farm that can be enjoyed, including hiking on the farm or surrounding areas, pre-booking for horseback riding, canoeing, swimming in the rock pool, river or dams, as well as fishing, and visiting the waterfall where guests can see the Bushman paintings. There are life jackets and canoes made available to guests upon request, free of charge, at reception.
Penwarn Farm Lodge are also looking into developing a beautiful mountain bike trail, but in the meantime, guests are welcome to bring bikes along to try out on the many farm roads through Penwarn Farm and onto Highlands farm.
There are five main self-service lodges on the farm, each with a fully fitted kitchen and utensils that would be necessary during your stay. Each cottage has been kitted with emergency lights in the case of loadshedding and braai facilities are provided, with charcoal/wood and firelighters.
Bianca added; “Penwarn Farm has so much potential and we expect to see it flourish in time to come. I love coming to Underberg because it is beautiful and peaceful, but I have not felt so relaxed and re-energized as I did at Penwarn Farm. From laying on the grass looking at the stars, to exploring the river while canoeing, this was an amazing place to switch off at.”
To all future and potential guests of Penwarn Farm Lodge, Katie has the following message:
“If you are looking for an outdoor family or couples getaway then Penwarn is a perfect spot. We have stunning cottages which are isolated and private for you to enjoy. We encourage families to bring along their bikes and a healthy attitude and enjoy the beauty around them. We like to think that the people that come here can disconnect from life and go home feeling refreshed. We have so many outdoor activities for you to enjoy and stunning views for the perfect sundowners to end off your day. Cottages have been renovated to a more modern yet rustic interior and we have kitted out our cottages with everything you need, a home away from home. We also add that special touch when you arrive and are on call if you need any information or help.”
To book your next stay:
072 109 0283