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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

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Address & Contact Details

 Physical Address:

off D119
Northern Drakensberg
Bergville District
KZN

Postal Address:

PO Box 87
Bergville
3350

 

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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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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. All have private/en-suite bathrooms and the kitchens are equipped with all self-catering facilities. 

 

 Physical Address:

Slievyre Game Farm
D416
Estcourt
3310
Kwa-Zulu Natal

ALPINE HEATH RESORTaha Alpine Heath Resort is an award-winning, four-star self-catering village nestled amidst the mountainous surroundings of the Northern Drakensberg in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The resort, widely regarded as one of South Africa’s premier holiday and conferencing destinations, is home to 100 three-bedroom six-sleeper chalets, all fitted with a patio, comfortable lounge, self-catering kitchen, dining area, television, fireplace and braai area.

The on-site coffee shop is the perfect place to enjoy a light meal or cup of coffee, while the Gruyeres Restaurant offers a delicious fine dining experience with a selection of starters, mains and desserts. aha Alpine Heath Resort is also home the Muzo’s Studio Bar and Pizza Inferno Pizzeria, where guests can enjoy some much needed downtime or a delicious wood fired pizza.

A world of endless fun and adventure awaits you at aha Alpine Heath Resort, with activities such as hiking, horse riding, tennis, putt-putt golf, squash, swimming, table tennis and fishing all available during the course of your stay with us. Our 365 day entertainment program ensures that guests both young and old are catered for, and features activities such as complimentary pony rides for kids up to the age of 10 years old, bead making, egg and spoon race, three legged race and face painting for kids, while adults can enjoy our general knowledge quiz, volleyball, bingo, as well as some karaoke fun in our Muzo’s Studio Bar. Our on-site weight centre ensures that your fitness goals don’t get left behind when you visit our resort, while the Be Spoilt Beauty Salon & Spa offers the ideal way to relax the mind, body and soul. The resort also boasts an on-site cinema, which features a kiddie’s movie every evening at 18:00, as well as a family feature film at 20:00.

There is no better place to enjoy a fun filled family getaway than at aha Alpine Heath Resort, so call us on 036 438 8500 or send an email to reservationsalpineheath@ahalodges.co.za and make our four-star village your home away from home. The mountains are calling!

Rooms

Mountain Suite bedroom  Garden Suite lounge  Mountain Suite view

Bar & Restaurant

montusi dining 2  Mountain Suite exterior  montusi pool area

Address & Contact Details

 Physical Address:

D119 off Cavenberg Road
Northern Drakensberg
Bergville District
KZN

Postal Address:

PO Box 112
Jagersrist
3354

 

 

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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

Exploring the Drakensberg on horseback is an unforgettable adventure. We offer trails from 1 hour to full days in the Bellpark-Mtoti area with beautiful views of Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle.
Contact: Karl Huybrechts

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

The Drakensberg Mountains offer opportunities for some of the finest hiking in the world.

Drakensberghikes.com is an online directory which provides information about hikes in the Maloti-Drakensberg Park and surrounding areas.

We have two secluded, fully equipped cabins set high in the Monks Cowl Reserve of the Central Drakensberg (higher in the Champagne Valley than any other establishment).  Step from your cabin into the Ukhahlamba World Heritage Site and walk beneath the majestic Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle. We offer an eco-friendly and completely off-the-grid experience with free access to the World Heritage Site. There are electric blankets and a fireplace in the bedroom.  We also offer free WiFi.  Activities include hiking, bird-watching and game-spotting.

 

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

 

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