Stunning Executive Country Home

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6 Pin Oak Lane
Underberg, Kwazulu Natal 3256
South Africa

Price: 475,000.00 USD
Square Area: 5,382 Sq. Ft (500 Sq. M)
Acres: 0.50
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
General Features
» Controlled Access
» Security System
Home Features
» Deck/Patio
» Guest House
» Staff Quarters
» Wine Cellar
Yard and Outdoors
» Gardens
» Mountain View
» Sprinkler System
» Terrace/Outdoor Space
This magnificent home is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, close to all the local amenities, known as Pin Oak Lane. It is beautifully appointed with much love and time being dedicated to it. It boasts breath-taking views of the Southern Drakensberg and lends itself to be run as a B & B.
This home is for the discerning buyer who places a value on lifestyle and calm country living.
This perfectly positioned 500 sq. meter double storey home consists of 5 bedrooms, ALL en suite! 3 of the bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes. In addition it has a spacious lounge, dining room area which opens out onto a covered veranda or patio, which overlooks the majestic Southern Drakensberg. The kitchen is fully fitted and includes granite tops, double sink and prep basin. The lower level has under floor heating and a jet master fireplace.
There is also an office, walk-in linen room, family room and kitchenette upstairs for convenience.

This home is situated on 2006 Sq. meter property and faces North West.

Introduction to Underberg

The district of Underberg and Himeville - now officially known as KWA-SANI, is situated in the Southern Drakensberg area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Drakensberg is a High Altitude area and perfect for sports training teams.

Despite being a predominantly farming community, Underberg and Himeville have grown considerably over the last twenty years and are now also home to many successful commercial businesses. The district is popular for young and old - many persons retiring from city professions escape the rat-race and spend their retirement in this area known for its beautiful scenery and fine trout fishing.

History of Underberg

Despite rich soil, abundant water and breath-taking scenery, its high altitude, climatic extremes and heavy snowfalls saw pioneer farmers dismiss this region until the very last. The original San hunter-gatherers spent summers here but followed animal migrations to the coast before winter's onset.
Himeville was named after Sir Alfred Hime, a road engineer elected Prime Minister of Natal in 1889, while Underberg describes its location beneath the mountains. The five-kilometre buffer between the two settlements relates to a certain animosity, now fully-consigned to history. Proof that all hatchets were well and truly buried came in 1970 when the Garden Club planted a roadside row of oak trees to symbolize the new-found unity between the two.

The Himeville Museum is in a fort that was originally built for the protection of local settlers and was subsequently a prison for 70 years. The rich history of the district is reflected in the buildings and artefacts on display at the Museum in Arbuckle Street, Himeville.

Local amenities

Underberg is a busy little town with most facilities available to residents, such as, supermarkets, pharmacy, local country inn, hardware stores, stationery shops, book store, health shop, sports/hobby shops, service stations, schools and a few well-known arts and crafts outlets.

The village of Himeville is 5 kilometres away from Underberg (if you look at a road map, slightly north of Underberg). Himeville is a predominantly residential little village, with a grocer, flower shop/restaurant, garage and service stations, and the well-known Himeville Arms Hotel. The Magistrate's Court and the (most impressive) museum are also in Himeville.

Local Activities

The gateway to Lesotho via Sani Pass provides 4x4 enthusiasts with the perfect challenge. The Sani Pass is one of the most spectacular mountain passes in South Africa. It climbs up through the sheer cliffs of the Drakensberg escarpment in a series of tight zigzag curves. Views from the pass and its summit are quite spectacular, sights normally reserved only for those willing to put on a backpack and hike for a couple of days.

A trip up the Sani pass combines amazing scenic splendor with a fascinating glimpse of the unique mountain culture of the Basotho people. The Country Club boasts an excellent golf course as well as other sporting facilities such as squash, cricket, touch-rugby, hockey. The office of the Underberg and Himeville Trout Fishing Club is where members and visitors can book a river beat or local private dam for a day of unsurpassed trout fishing! Apart from its excellent fishing, the Umzimkulu River is a favourite for canoeists and those who choose to float downstream in a less energetic way.

Hiking and walking in the Drakensberg is a major activity in this area, as is horse riding. Friendly and sociable clubs such as tennis, bowls, wildlife, bird watching and gardening are regularly supported by locals and visitors alike. The Sani Saunter area, a relatively unknown part of the great Drakensberg offers a multitude of hikes catering for all grades of fitness and enthusiasm.

Hikers have a choice of gentle strolls of a few hours; all-morning hikes that will bring one to features such as San rock art sites, pristine 'Berg pools and streams, caves and hilltops with splendid views; or overnight trips taking the ardent hiker deep into the mountains and even up the great escarpment onto the South Africa - Lesotho border.

Local Attractions

We are justifiably proud of our mixed World Heritage status, the Drakensberg now being known as the UKhahlamba National Park. It is unusual for an area to be declared both a Natural and Cultural Heritage Site, which is proof that we have something special in this magnificent part of South Africa!

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