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About Fels Retreat

Fels Retreat is situated in the heart of northern KwaZulu-Natal. This gem is located just outside Paulpietersburg, at the foot of the Dumbe Mountain, the tail-end of the magnificent Drakensberg mountain range. Fels was originally a Catholic Mission with a monastery, chapel and other outside buildings. The transformation into Fels, as a venue for various occasions, started in 2000.

With a spectacular view over tree plantations and of mountain ranges on the horizon, this retreat is a perfect countryside bed and breakfast and wedding or event venue. In addition, Fels Retreat has an on-site salon that offers make-up, hair, nails and massages.

Fels Retreat can accommodate approximately 34 guests in various rooms including Superior Rooms, Double Rooms, Dorms, and a Self-catering Unit.

The on-site chapel can seat 150 guests, who can witness the exchanging of marriage vows of a loving couple, committing themselves to each other for life; with pipe organ enhancing the atmosphere of this wonderful occasion.

This rustic-looking, round, thatched-roof hall of the lapa seats 150 guests. For conferences, about 60 participants can be seated at tables. A large bar counter and fridge, as well as under-floor heating is available.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Conference Venues

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Standard Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 8 These standard rooms each contain either twin single beds, or a double bed, an en-suite bathroom and tea and coffee-maki... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, En-suite, Single beds, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities
    from R660 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Superior Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 The superior rooms each contain a double bed, an en-suite bathroom, a TV, fridge, heater, and tea and coffee-making faci... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
        from R900 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • Six-bed Dormitory Sleeps 6 Includes: B & B This six-bed dorm is a mixed dorm with shared bathroom facilities. Features:  Shared bathroom, Bunk beds, Single beds
            from R420 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • Ten-bed Dormitory Sleeps 10 Includes: B & B This ten-bed dorm is a mixed dorm with shared bathroom facilities. Features:  Shared bathroom, Bunk beds, Single beds
                from R420 For 2 guests
                • Adults
                  • Self-catering Unit Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This self-catering unit contains a double room, a lounge and dining area with a TV, and a kitchenette. Two additional... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Self-catering, Television, No Smoking in Rooms
                    from R600 Room rate
                    • Adults
                      • Family Room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B The family room is a two-bedroomed unit containing four single beds, that can be converted to doubles on request. The... see more Features:  Private bathroom, Single beds, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
                        from R900 For 2 guests
                        • Adults

                          Reviews for Fels Retreat

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                          Jenny Laming
                          23 July 2018

                          I booked this accommodation for a group of 4 gentleman doing a motorcycle tour. They were all very happy with the hospitality afforded them, the standard of accommodation and the lovely home cooked substantial meals.

                          Antoinette Wehmeyer
                          18 April 2017

                          Peaceful, tranquil and restful

                          Gilda Biassoni, South Africa
                          23 July 2016

                          Thanks Sarina, for your great hospitality, your wonderful breakfast and dinner.  We all had a great time and will return on our next trip.Angelo, Gilda, Buci and Frances

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                          Fels Retreat is 4.6km from the centre of Paulpietersburg , the nearest airport 113.4km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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