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About Drakensberg House

In the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE - Drakensberg House is differentiated by its quality, 50m from the resort it offers a unit rate for 1 to 8 guests, maximum of all ages. Safe and secure it is a security-patrolled estate where all kinds of African wildlife abound. Zebra, Impala and Wildebeest roam free, a unique “Vulture restaurant” where at feeding time, invitations extend to the rare and endangered Cape Vulture. Drakensberg House is a stone cottage with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Included is a separate apartment which sleeps, two guests to a total of 8 max. The cottage has a traditional wood-burning stove and a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, dishwasher, microwave, hob and gas plates. There is an open-plan dining room with a four-seater dining table and a comfortable lounge. There is just under an acre of manicured gardens with an outdoor braai and a seating area, and there is adequate covered parking. A maximum of eight people, children and adults, is allowed.Taking a walk in the garden or the surrounding area; you may stumble across blue wildebeests, duikers, blesboks, Egyptian geese, servals, porcupines, jackals, baboons, vervet monkeys and several species of mongooses, as well as Cape clawless otters. We are just a stone’s throw from international hotels with swimming pools, a lake, boating, fishing, canopy tours, hot-air ballooning, helicopter rides, hiking, tennis, squash, bowls, pub and golf.Hiking trails and walks in the Champagne valley and further; local from the Drakensberg House include The Monk's Cowl; the starting point to the spectacular peaks. If you're looking for a good, easy walk, try the Hlathikulu forest trail as it winds through indigenous forests and the spectrum of Drakensberg wildflowers. Rest in the mist at the base of the magnificent Nandi's Falls and explore the pools along the Profane river. Another great day hike takes you up past the sandstone rock faces of the valley to the grasslands at the base of Cathkin peak where Rhebuck, Eland and bird life flourish.For fit hikers, two mountain peaks can be reached on day hikes. Rock scrambling at the end of a four-hour ascent will put you on the top of Sterkhorn (2970 m) - a stone's throw from mighty Catkhin peak and perched over the Mwhlazini river valley. The views are fantastic and you'll be able to see the Devil's Tooth at the Amphitheatre in the north and Giant's Castle in the south.Toughing it, is the 10 hour round trip that will take you up to the plateau of Champagne Castle (3337 m), one of the highest mountains in the Drakensberg. Here you can rest at the top of a 1000 m drop and watch rare bearded vultures circle before heading back down Gray's Pass.A drive away includes; The Cathedral Peak area is defined by a freestanding set of peaks extending from the escarpment, and is a 45-minute drive from Inkosana Lodge. Try the day walk to Rainbow Gorge where the spray from waterfalls form beautiful rainbows. Hard-core hikers can try the day hike to the top of Cathedral Peak (3007 m), one of the best day walks in the Drakensberg. The Injasuthi area holds the highest peak in the Drakensberg and is especially notable as having one of the best sites of Bush men rock art in the area. This art can be explored with a guided walk to Battle Cave, which displays a battle scene between two Bushmen tribes. Injasuthi is only 45 minutes by car.Royal Natal National Park is 90 minutes north and lies at the northern end of the Drakensberg range, at the base of the Amphitheatre. Day hike up the beautiful Tugela river gorge, or drive an additional hour and walk up to and along the top of the escarpment to the Tugela falls, second highest waterfall in Africa.Giant's Castle is another great site for Bushman rock art, with the caves only a 1.5 km walk from the entrance gate. Here you'll also find a museum which recreates Bush men life. Serious hikers can reach the top of the Drakensberg escarpment via Langalibalele Pass.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 3 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 16 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
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Important Information

50% deposit is due on booking(24 hours) - balances due 60 days from arrival date - bookings 60 days or less is a 100% payment on booking and the cancellation applies - no refunds.
Obtain bank details from the proprietor for balances if that applies.
No smoking or pets are allowed.
A maximum of eight people, children and adults, is...
50% deposit is due on booking(24 hours) - balances due 60 days from arrival date - bookings 60 days or less is a 100% payment on booking and the cancellation applies - no refunds.
Obtain bank details from the proprietor for balances if that applies.
No smoking or pets are allowed.
A maximum of eight people, children and adults, is allowed.
There is a R750.00 refundable breakage deposit payable within 10 days, post inspection.
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Availability and pricing

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  • Self-catering Cottage Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering The cottage has three bedrooms with a king-size and a queen-size bed and twin beds and there are two bathrooms plus one... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, King beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite see more Twin beds, Queen beds, King beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Television, Satellite TV, Garden views
    from R2850 Room rate
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      Reviews for Drakensberg House

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      David Whitby
      21 August 2017

      My family and I had an unbelievable experience in this beautiful stoned cottage. The entire cottage is exceptionally well furnished, clean and perfect for a family getaway. The views are incredible and with the use of the Drakensberg Sun facilities it made for a perfect week away. I liked the fact that everything that one wants to do in the central Drakensberg is so close to this perfectly positioned cottage. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone that is interested in visiting the beautiful South African Drakensberg mountains.

      Chantal Butler
      10 July 2017

      Beautiful house in the stunning DrakensbergNothing to improve!

      Taber Webb
      23 January 2017

      Great Place. Quite, spacious and perfect for our 3 day getaway! Tony is great at comms and a pleasure to deal with. We go back one day!

      Anria Pieterse, South Africa
      11 January 2017

      We stayed at Drakensberg House for three nights over December and loved every minute. The house is very big and cosy, there is enough space for everyone to feel comfortable. Two of the bedrooms and one of the bathrooms are on one side of the house and the other bedroom on the opposite side of the house with en-suite bathroom...the cottage is attached to the house with bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom.It was great for 3 couples, everyone had their own space.The garden is beautiful and very big, the kids loved running around and exploring and it is also very safe so they couldn't escape or...
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      Johaara Shahaboodin, South Africa
      13 December 2016

      I had the most unforgettable stay in Drakensburg this past weekend. Drakensberg house is an amazing home nestled within the berg. The house caters to small and even large groups. My 5 and 6 year old were more than comfortable in the spacious areas the house has. The garden and landscaping is breath taking. We filled our days with a host of activities provided close by such as horse riding, riding scooters down the mountain, air ballooning, zip lines and so much more but couldn't wait to get home to relax and unwind.I look forward to visiting Drakensberg house again perhaps in winter so that i...
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      Drakensberg House is 1.4km from the centre of Cathkin Park , the nearest airport 199.8km (King Shaka International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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