All Comments for Kwela Lodge

Reviews 33 of 33
Relaxing
Sandy Allin, South Africa - 13 October 2013
Rene and Birgit were very welcoming. Our cottage was clean and welcoming. We were sad not to have more time there and enjoy the facilities. The setting is very relaxing, quiet and we loved being in the "bush".
Good
Ernst Marais, South Africa - 06 February 2013
Very quiet. Nice.
A lovely place
Matthias Ziegler, Germany - 20 December 2012
Wir haben sehr schöne Tage in der Kwela Lodge verbracht. Lage und Ausblick auf den Stausee sind einmalig. Die Gegend um Pietermaritzburg ist einen Besuch Wert. Auch ist man schnell in Durban. Birgit und Rene sind die perfekten Gastgeber und haben immer gute Ratschläge. Die (Traktor-)Safari über die Farm bleibt unvergessen. Wir kommen gerne wieder.
Nice
Jd van der Walt, South Africa - 16 April 2012
Most enjoyable!
Nice quiet getaway
Graeme Scholtz, South Africa - 13 February 2012
Very friendly, amazing views and good service. Recommended.
Thanks
Zwelihle sokhela, South Africa - 05 December 2011
Thanks so much for making our time here enjoyable. You were so welcoming and made us feel safe and cared for. The rooms were clean and the environment was so nice with the dam view.
Amazing
Elsie van der Merwe, South Africa - 03 May 2011
Our stay at Kwela Lodge was an amazing experience! Birgit is truly a very special person and I must say that I will gladly recommend Kwela Lodge as a place to stay. Our breakfast was great and even the way my nine-year-old granddaughter was treated was special. It was my daughter's birthday and the breakfast was made special with a little treat in her serial bowl! Thanks Birgit and Rene.
Lovely
Vimbai Mhuka, South Africa - 18 April 2011
We had a lovely, peaceful stay for two nights. Great scenery and hosts. Hope to see you soon Birgit and Rene, and we will bring more along with us.
Thank You
Ted Maitsi, South Africa - 06 December 2010
Although we only spent a single night at Kwela, we found it to be peaceful, serene and relaxing. Birgit and Rene were very warm and friendly and the service wonderful. We'll definitely visit again.
Arrive as strangers and leave as friends
Joan Walton, South Africa - 27 September 2010
We had a really good time. Birgit and Rene were very accommodating and friendly. I would certainly recommend Kwela Lodge to others and we will go back again.
What a lovely place.
Anonymous, South Africa - 05 October 2009
The people are friendly and offer warm smiles and a cosy place to stay. It is not far from the city and yet was so peaceful. Perfect place to get away and enjoy the beautiful views and quaint surroundings!
Excellent.
Zuzile Zungu, South Africa - 21 September 2009
Family like experience.
Best ever
Andre Verwey, South Africa - 13 July 2009
The hosts were generous and hospitable and made our stay the best ever. We actually stayed an extra night! If ever we go to Pietermaritzburg again, Kwela is the only place where we shall stay. Excellent! Kind regards,
Fantastic Getaway
Neresh Mahdaw, South Africa - 16 February 2009
In the short time that we had been there we have taken back homes many happy memories
I ant to move in!!!!
Sma Deku - 08 December 2008
My goodness we had a great time!!! The Oeggers are sooooooo hospitable, it was like we moved in to our other home, a better home. The Pecan Nut cottage is so nice, and in the morning the donkeys would greet us :-), what's their names again? :-)..... We really enjoyed it, driving out of PMB wasn't nice, we wanted to stay longer. If I visit KZN again, I'm definitely staying at Kwela Lodge!!!!!
Very good
Marisa Zietsman, South Africa - 30 March 2008
We enjoyed our stay very much. It was quiet, without any interruptions.
Very good
Renier Feldtmann, South Africa - 14 February 2008
Pecan Nut Cottage was good value for money. Rained all night with the sound of raindrops on the tin roof. Roadworks on the way there made it a bit of a rough ride to get there. Had a lovely breakfast the following morning before departure. Hope to have a longer visit sometime in the future.
A Nice Stay
Anonymous, South Africa - 06 January 2008
We had a nice stay, the hosts were very friendly.
Fantastic
lukhanyo ntanjana, South Africa - 26 November 2007
Our stay was excellent.
Very good
Geraldine Smith, South Africa - 13 November 2007
We enjoyed our stay at Kwela Lodge!! We had a splendid time at the lodge!!
Beautiful
Barbara Van der Walt, South Africa - 25 September 2007
My family and I enjoyed the stay at Kwela Lodge tremendously. It is one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed and the hospitality we received was wonderful.
Enjoyed
Seboko Maelane, South Africa - 18 September 2007
We really enjoyed our stay. A wonderful family to stay with, it was home away from home.
Great
Gabor Nemeth, South Africa - 04 September 2007
We have a great time the accommodation, breakfasts were really wonderful, Rene and Birgit were very helpful!!
Loved the hospitality
Sdu Nxele, South Africa - 10 July 2007
Loved the hospitality from Birgit. Also loved being closed to the farm animals.
A view beyond description
lynne CAREY, United Kingdom - 22 April 2007
Superb location, most welcoming hosts, well equipped and comfortable cottage with beautiful grounds and astounding views, which adequately served our needs. Honoured to be staying in a cottage with so much history. Self catering so the food was great! A lovely establishment with a variety of accommodation and delightful hosts.
Beautiful view
Lorraine Bezuidenhout, South Africa - 12 March 2007
Well equipped accommodation with a beautiful view
Great Location
Anne , South Africa - 15 February 2007
My son and daughter in law stayed at Kwela Lodge and thoroughly enjoyed their stay in a beautiful environment overlooking the valley. Hopefully we shall be able to come there ourselves in the near future and also enjoy the tranquility and quiet away from mad "Joeys".
Lekker gebly
amanda keet, South Africa - 12 February 2007
Dankie, het lekker gebly. Hulle het baie moeite gedoen met die seuns se verblyf, word baie waardeer. Moontlike waaiers vir kamers? Etes was lekker, baie dankie.
Enjoyed
James Martin, South Africa - 18 January 2007
The accommodation and hospitality of the owners was first class and we enjoyed our weekend even with the continuous rain.
One night stay
Althea Scott, Pinetown - 12 January 2007
Accommodation was adequate and clean in the Pecan Nut Cottage, which was very private away from the main residence. My husband just loved the farm animals and it was all so interesting. Breakfast was exceptional, with lovely place setting and a fantastic view of the dam in the distance. Surrounding gardens were lovely and the owners were helpful and friendly.
Enjoyable stay
Lynn Schumann, South Africa - 14 August 2006
We enjoyed our stay and our breakfast. The cottage was comfortable and reasonable. The owner has thought of a lot of little things that make a difference. A little more lighting would have been good as we arrived after dark and struggled a little to find our way around.
A wonderfull stay!
Roz Neale, South Africa - 19 June 2006
We found that our stay at Kwela Lodge was extremely enjoyable and we'd definitely return. Our hosts, especially Birgit, really impressed us because they were so accommodating and friendly!!
Slow paced weekend
Sylvie Phelps, South Africa - 10 April 2006
Driving in to the property one can see the property is vast and calm. The little oak cottage is very old world charme and cosy. Beautfiul views of the Albert Falls Dam on the horizon.


Kwela Lodge
Kwela Lodge is the ideal getaway for the holiday maker or business traveller, nature lover and bird watcher - anyone wanting to relax and seeking tranquillity, peace and security in country surroundings for a weekend or longer stay. The original farmhouse was built in 1841 and belonged to Par Otto, one of the first settlers to the valley.

Otto’s Bluff Mountain is named after him. In the fifties Otto's Bluff Farm - as Kwela Lodge was then called was a working farm with dairy cattle, maize and wattle tree plantations and a mill. In 1936/7 the movie King Solomon’s Mines based on Rider Haggard’s book was shot on location at the foot of Otto’s Bluff Mountain.

Enjoy our beautiful gardens and trees which are home to an abundance of birds and make friends with our farm animals. Explore the unspoilt African bush on our property or simply relax at the pool and listen to the rustle of the palm leaves above you. Be inspired by the history of this magic place.

The lodge is situated in country surroundings at the foot of Otto's Bluff Mountain with a stunning panoramic view over the Albert Falls Dam and Umgeni Valley - only 15 minutes from Pietermaritzburg, 20 minutes from Albert Falls Dam Reserve and 50 minutes from Durban.


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