Drakensberg, South Africa

The farm

The Drakensburg mountains take your breath away. Magnificent craggy shapes that change their colour through the day and seasons. In winter they are  often covered in snow. They are home to interesting flora and fauna, ancient San cave paintings, and walking experiences for all.

It’s a setting appropriate to the farm of Glentowy, which lies outside the rural town of Underberg. Pick up some delicious homemade goodies in the local town on your way. You know you’re close when you cross the little bridge and wind along the road next to the Umzimkulu River. The Great River, the Umzimkulu, flows through crystal clear pools bursting  into rapids, then collecting again into wide deep pools..  As you slow down on the track, the sounds of the farm begin to call: the river rushing, wind in the trees, Guinea Fowl and Hadadas vying for volume, and frogs at mid-base calling to their partners.

The River frames the farm. 

A sweep of lawn and clusters of gardens lead up from the river to the homestead. The deepest offering that  Glen Towy makes is peace.  Set on a hundred acres protected by a mountain behind the dwellings and the river in front, it is a place to slough off your city skin, to soak in the tranquillity and total privacy of this sanctuary. 

Inside the main homestead, the generous spaces draw you into their comfort and elegance.  Architect Johan Slee has carefully considered all the details that make the indoor spaces responsive to the outside. Before settling for the evening meal, watch the sky moving across the landscape.

The big open log fire is lit when the chill moves in, warming the dining room on one side and the sitting room on the other. The gardens are generous and lovely. 





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From Sani’s Pass to hiking in the Drakensburg

Breathtaking Mountains

Glentowy is in the heart  of the Southern  Drakensberg, a mere 40 minute drive from the  adventure filled Sani Pass – a must to experience for any amateur or experienced adventure enthusiast.

Festivals and Events​

Underberg is home of the Splashy Fen Festival. Enjoy local produce, South  African music artists, and a great vibe.

Sporting Events

The list  is enless in terms of sporting events, some of which  pass directly through  our  beautiful farm. The Drak Challenge, Sani2Sea, Sani Saunter, annual  Underberg Eventing Show, and regular Polo tournaments for horse enthusiasts are but a few.



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