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montusi logoMontusi Mountain Lodge offers a different “berg getaway”. It is smaller and more intimate than the standard Berg Resort. It offers that rare combination of Space, Comfort and Peace with a breath-taking view over the foothills and plains of the Little Berg up to the spectacular cliffs of the 3000-meter high escarpment. It is owner-run by the third generation of the Carte family who settled in this valley in the 1940s. Generational experience has evolved into a fierce passion for the area for sharing of the beauty of this natural environment with all who visit.

Situated on a 1000 hectare conservation estate, the lodge offers unlimited space for hiking, mountain biking, trail running and horse riding.

The lodge complex is spacious and the suites are free-standing units within carefully designed indigenous gardens. Right from the private patio of every suite, guests can enjoy bird watching, while soaking in the magnificence of the ever-changing light and shadow playing on the face of the Amphitheatre wall. A relaxation massage is also a great way to unwind for those looking to simply relax and revel in “doing nothing”.

The suites all have one or two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, and a lounge with private patio. They are specifically orientated to take full advantage of the mountain views while giving guests the privacy of their own space. All the little details to make for a proper pampering are covered: umbrellas, ceiling fans, heated bathrooms, excellent coffee, a fridge for fresh milk, a comprehensive information booklet about the area, a gas fireplace with real flames, fresh flowers, arrival treats and of course, gloriously soft dressing gowns.
The kitchen provides imaginative cuisine for all tastes. The dinner menu includes 5 courses of deliciousness that are just big enough to sate the appetite without feeling over full. The unusual flavour combinations accompanied by the extremely reasonably priced wines make dinners a highlight of the Montusi Experience.
Alfresco breakfasts on the Phumleni make the start to a day of adventure or relaxation unbeatable: the bird-song, views and delicious food on offer are the perfect breakfast combination. On chilly days, the crackling fire in the dining room makes for a cosy breakfast experience.
The Carte Family looks forward to welcoming all to Montusi Mountain Lodge!

Rooms

Mountain Suite bedroom  Garden Suite lounge  Mountain Suite view

Garden Suite exterior  Mountain Suite bathroom  Garden Suite Bedroom

Other Facilities

montusi dining 2  Mountain Suite exterior  montusi pool area

Address & Contact Details

 Physical Address:

off D119
Northern Drakensberg
Bergville District
KZN

Postal Address:

PO Box 87
Bergville
3350

 

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Tugela River Lodge is a self-catering bush camp, located on a private cattle and game farm on the banks of the Tugela River, near Winterton, KZN, South Africa. In the shadow of the famous Anglo-Boer Battlefield of Spionkop, the rustic and pet-friendly accommodation is the ideal place for a romantic get away for 2, or a family weekend, or a large group get together. We have a total of 32 beds in stand-alone thatch cottages, that can be booked either as the Lodge - an 18 bed set up, the Hideaway - a 6 sleeper or the Bush Camp-an 8 sleeper.

Ideally situated just 2 and half hours from Durban or 3 and half hours from JHB, the Lodge is perfect to explore the surrounding countryside. The nearby Battle of Spionkop, the Spionkop Game Reserve and the Central Berg will ensure that you have lots to do. On site you have free fishing and usage of tubes and canoes on the river, and there are numerous hiking paths, 4 x 4 tracks, and MTB trails on the game farm, all exclusively for you.

Husband and wife team, Lee and Claire Fuller, are your hosts at Tugela River Lodge. Lee is a photographic safari guide, with 15 years experience throughout Africa. He still guides a handful of trips every year into Africa, Madagascar being his favourite and most visited destination. See www.starry-starry-nights.com 

Claire is an experienced outdoorswoman, and has been a trail runner, paddler, hiker and mountain biker for many years. She owns a mobile Physio practice specialising in MTB and trail running stage races. See www.adventurephysio.co.za.

Most of their time however has them pursuing their passion of getting kids outside. They run the busy, and getting busier, Tugela River Trails - a business specialising in Outdoor Education Journeys for kids. Visit www.tugelarivertrails.co.za

Rooms

BushcampHideaway bedroomMain lodge upstairs rooms

Lounge and Kitchen areas

Bushcamp kitchenHideaway Lounge 2Main Lodge- central unit

 

Address & Contact Details

 Physical Address:

R600
Between
Winterton & Ladysmith

Postal Address:

PO Box 188
Winterton
3340

 

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Set in the beautiful bushveld of the Natal Midlands, 10kms from Estcourt and the N3, Slievyre is a private nature reserve which provides the perfect place for family reunions, quiet holidays, romantic getaways or just an overnight stop.
The camp sits in over one hectare of fenced mature lawned gardens and consists of five traditionally built stone and thatch chalets. The camp comfortably sleeps seventeen people and extra beds can be arranged if required. Three of the chalets are twin/double, one sleeps three people with the fifth being an eight bed family chalet. All have private/en-suite bathrooms and the kitchens are equipped with all self-catering facilities. 

Phone: +27 36 352 1041 / +27 721241197

 

Rooms

Resort photo Cottage 1  Inside Blesbusk  Downstairs inside kudu chalet

Address & Contacts

 Physical Address:

Slievyre Game Farm
D416
Estcourt
3310
Kwa-Zulu Natal

Postal Address: 
Slievyre Game Farm,
Box 691
Estcourt
3310
Kwa-Zulu Natal

 

 

 

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threetreehill logoAgainst the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, and overlooking the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve, lies Three Tree Hill Lodge. This eco-friendly lodge, which is Fair Trade in Tourism certified, places great emphasis on Responsible Tourism and offers spectacular scenery and locally grown farm-style country food with superb hospitality. It is the ideal environment in which to unwind and be rejuvenated. This intimate, luxury 18 bedded lodge is owner-managed by Simon & Cheryl Blackburn whose passion and enthusiasm for Africa’s wildlife, history and culture is immediately evident. You are welcomed into their home, and invited to experience the warm hospitality and relaxed atmosphere in their four star family-run lodge.

Close to the base of Van Reenens pass, the lodge is also the ideal half-way stop between Johannesburg & Durban, only 27km from the N3 highway. This lodge is the perfect location to base yourself for exploring the major Anglo-Boer War Battlefields in KwaZulu Natal (Battles of Spionkop and Colenso), the Northern Drakensberg Mountains (world heritage site), and within easy (2hrs) reach of the Anglo-Zulu War Battlefields (Battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift).

The name Spion Kop, Spioenkop or Spionkop (Spy or Lookout Hill) was given to this impressive hill by the Voortrekkers in 1837 as they settled along the Tugela River Valley. Spionkop was the original Voortrekker or Boer spelling, and Spion Kop the English version, with Spioenkop as the modern Afrikaans spelling. ‘So, as you wish...’

 

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Address & Contact Details

 

Postal Address:

P O Box 3534,

Ladysmith,

South Africa,

3370

 

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A farmstall with a difference! We have strong cappuccino’s with the world famous honeybaked cheesecake & light meals. We have exclusive products, raw honey, honey brittle, jams, pickles, biltong, worlds HOTTEST chilli & much more.
Contact: Marelize
Phone: +27 36 468 1308
Cell: +27 84 745 5999
lenhodson@telkomsa.net

A self catering camp in a pristine valley of the Northern Drakensberg, which offers Chalets or Rondavels for groups wanting to get away.

In keeping with the Eco theme, all power is wind and solar generated. Gas is used for cooking, and water heating.

The Eco Camp is a great base from which to explore the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site.

Contact: Peter / Rhona

GPS S 28 37.44 E 28 57.89

A magnificent youth camp situated on a game farm in the foothills of Cathkin Peak. Accommodating 100 guests plus support staff.  We offer a variety of activities. BergVenture is an ideal venue for school, youth, church and wedding groups.
Contact: Lynette
Phone: +27 36 468 1221
lyn@bergventure.co.za
GPS: S 29 2.10 E 29 26.2

Situated in Estcourt.

Specialising in Drakensberg hiking trips ranging from one day to multi-day trips. All hikes are led by legal and registered guides.

Contact: Deon Small

 

Berg Bauhaus (German for 'Mountain Farmhouse') is a secure, pet friendly cottage situated on a working farm in the Central Drakensberg. With a magnificent view of all the major Central Drakensberg peaks, it is an 8 sleeper free-standing home overlooking three bass dams with beautiful walks and cycling on the farm.

Being based in the heart of the Berg, the Bauhaus is close to all attractions that the area has to offer, with the Nest Hotel and uShaka Horse Trails being immediate neighbours. The Champagne Sports Resort’s 18 hole championship course, as well as the world renowned Battlefields and Drakensberg Boys Choir, are a short drive away. An abundance of wildlife and birds live in and around the farm, a constant reminder of the beauty of the Berg.

Contact: Olaf/Sigrun

GPS: S 28º 58.269 E 29º 28.445

 

We specialise in guided hiking in the Drakensberg. We can organise hiking experiences in any region of the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site.

Contact: Carlos Gonzalez

Cell: +27 76 459 9127

GPS: 29º 5.31’ S 29º 15.44’ E

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