Elgin B&B lies on a good tar road, 6 km from the country village of Underberg which is a delightful blend of farming activities, galleries, interesting local shops, restaurants and coffee shops, a cheesery and farm stalls.
Himeville, just 5 km on, boasts the best rural history museum in the country, the famous Himeville Arms Pub and a nature reserve. From Himeville the road winds up to the Sani Pass, entrance to Lesotho.
The Drakensberg enjoys warm summers with plenty of sun, and spectacular thunder storms in the afternoons. The mountains are carpeted in green grass and sprinkled with wild flowers. This is the season for enjoying all kinds of river pursuits- fly-fishing, swimming, canoeing and tubing.
In autumn, the district turns into a blaze of bronze, orange and red as the many avenues of oaks and maples turn. Our winters are a tranquil time of soft, sunny skies.
This is the dry season, with the weather mostly stable, except for the occasional snowfall – which transforms the landscape into an enchanting white fairyland overnight. Cosy log fires take the chill off the frosty nights.