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Drakensberg Mountain Retreat is situated on a plateau in the Northern Drakensberg, overlooking the majestic Amphitheatre and with a clear view from the Central Berg area to the Malutis in the distance. Many have said that these spectacular views are unsurpassed.

This is a place to relax, unwind and take stock.

A place to rejuvenate. A place to regain peace.

Home-style cooking, hiking trails, crystal clear mountain pools, and “San” rock art, wild horses on the ridge, snow in the winter, cosy fireplaces and pleasant company is what makes it an ideal retreat for all.

“Vergezient”, is a charming lodge, gracefully furnished with cosy corners, numerous fireplaces, comfortable bedrooms and sunny flower filled conservatories, lounges and an indoor pool. This venue can accommodate 25 guests.

“Zonderntwyfel”, the original barnhouse converted to great-value-for-money self-catering accommodation has facilities which include a wing of en-suite bedrooms, four additional dormitory style rooms, lounge with a large open fireplace, an open plan kitchen and spacious dining room with a wood burning stove, an indoor pool and a large functions room ideal for small group activities, family functions, weddings, workshops and retreat groups. This facility can also accommodate 25 guests.

Just a mere three and a half hours and equidistant away from Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein, but a million years from the Rat Race.

Drakensberg Mountain Retreat offers comfortable and affordable Country Style hospitality.

 

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Address & Contact Details

 Physical Address:

Scheepershoek Farm
Retief Pass Road
Bergville
Kwa-Zulu Natal
3350

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 853
Harrismith 9880 

 

 

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berghouse final smallThe Berghouse and Cottages are located high up in the Northern Drakensberg, South Africa. Amphitheatre and Mountain Views are enjoyed from the windows of the cottages. Panoramic views of the Northern Drakensberg Mountain Peaks surround this unique and special venue, offering the most spectacular views of the mountains. Self-catering as well as dinner, bed & breakfast is offered.

Log fireplaces can be found in each cottage with firewood supplied at a small fee. Situated at the “Gateway” to the Northern Drakensberg, on 1650 acres of private estate. If you are searching for somewhere with beautiful mountain views, tranquil and serene, look no further.

Conveniently situated halfway between Johannesburg and Durban – approx. 3 hours drive. At 3000m above sea level, these majestic mountains tower above. We invite you to visit us so that you too may enjoy this venue, “kick back and relax”, feet up, wine glass in hand, toasting the colourful sunset and mountain silhouette that “kiss your eyes”. You will be suspended in moments of magic, ”like a balm to your troubled soul”.

“it’s as though time stands still and one’s worldly concerns just melt away or perhaps get carried off on the gentlest of breezes or on the wing of one of the many beautiful birds that inhabit this estate, you will be left unencumbered to experience an exquisite lightness of being”.

All the cottages are well appointed with fully-equipped kitchens, kitchenettes, log fireplaces and an abundance of firewood on site. Spend a lazy morning in your cottage with the breakfast option, all meals are sent to your cottage, at no additional service charge. Alternatively, enjoy a guided horse ride or enjoy a trip on a mountain bike on some of the challenging single tracks provided on the property. Fly fishing on dams and river on site. Numerous activities within easy reach including the Royal Natal National Park only 16 kilometres away.

 

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Address & Contacts

Physical Address:

Berghouse Cottages
Northern Drakensberg
Kwa-Zulu Natal

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 327

Bergville 3350

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Nestled in the unspoiled surroundings of the Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage Site) lies Cathedral Peak Hotel, one of South Africa's premier resort hotels.

Just 250 kilometers from Durban and 400 km from Johannesburg, the famous Cathedral Peak Hotel is easily accessible to its many visitors from all over South Africa and abroad.

Since the hotel first opened to guests in 1939, the van der Riet family has succeeded in offering warm hospitality, combined with exceptional service and value for money.

In addition the hotel offers a unique conference centre, seating up to 200 delegates, a quaint stone-and-thatch chapel, reception venues and honeymoon suites ideal for that country style wedding and/or honeymoon.

Whether your aim is a relaxed family holiday, conference or a romantic mountain getaway, the hospitable staff and management look forward to welcoming all guests to an unforgettable Drakensberg experience.

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. 

Phone: +27 36 352 1041 / +27 721241197

 

 Physical Address:

Slievyre Game Farm
D416
Estcourt
3310
Kwa-Zulu Natal

Previously known as Ukhozi Bush Lodge, Drakensberg Bush Lodge is set in the peaceful surroundings of the Central Drakensberg and a private Game Reserve. Ideal for groups, family or friends

There is a 4-bedroomed self-catering lodge which can accommodate up to 8 people;  2 self-catering double rooms (2 adults in each) and a Berg Backpackers Unit with 8 rooms accommodating 3 adults in each room.

We have a Hot Air Balloon launch site, for the experience of a life time!  And there are plenty of activities within a 30km radius.  Winterton is 8km away.

Contact: Emile

Landline: +27 (0)36 488 1544

Cell: +27 (0)81 478 3026

GPS: 28º49.536 S 029º28.192 E

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The Crane Centre holds all 3 species of southern African crane in captivity and guided tours are available. The surrounding mountains offer excellent mountain biking and the adjacent Entabeni Education Centre offers environmental, adventure and leadership training for youth.

Contact: Sandi Barrett

Phone: +27 33 263 2441

Cell: +27 82 408 6610

GPS: 29º16 30.4 S 29º39 53.0 E

 

We are located only 3km straight off the N3 highway - perfectly situated on your way to the coast or back up to Gauteng or the Free State.

There are 3 self-catering cottages on a farm overlooking a dam; each unit sleeps 2 adults and 2 children. There are bunk beds for the kids. Ceiling fans for the warm nights and a big, covered verandah.

You’ll love it because of the peaceful environment, comfy beds and the view of the dam with a massive lawn for kids to play. You can swim in the dam and we have board/tubes available upon request. You can fish or chip a few golf balls on the lawn. 

Situated in the Central Drakensberg with magnificent views, Graceland offers self-catering cottages with a beautiful picnic spot and kiddies play area. Ideal for families to relax and recharge.

Contact: The Manager

Phone: +27 36 468 1011

reservations@gracelandsa.com

GPS: S 28 59.618 - E 29 27.559

www.gracelandsa.com

Clivia Hill, situated on Bell Park Dam in the Champagne Valley of KwaZulu-Natal, offers self catering and B&B accommodation in a tranquil and scenically beautiful setting.

The guest cottage comprises of a living area with open-plan kitchen and three double bedrooms, each with its own bath or shower. The living area has DSTV and a log fireplace. The living area opens onto a shaded stoep with both a built in braai and a Weber.

Contact: Clive and Gill Parker

Cell: +27 82 557 7339

GPS: 28º57’47.9” S 29º26’9.3” E

 

The Best B&B in the Berg! Tranquil, romantic, luxurious and quaint with rustic & elegant touches! Nestled between huge trees, abundant birdlife, a
garden like paradise. Relax and listen to the calm voice of nature. Splash pool, dam, and lapa for your enjoyment. Home cooked breakfasts and dinner on request to be enjoyed outside in the lapa, or in our charming dining room with soft music.

Contact: Julita van Zuydam

Phone: +27 36 940 0034

Cell: +27 82 804 3774

wcl@rosecottagebnb.co.za

www.RoseCottageBnB.co.za