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About Highover Wildlife Sanctuary

Highover Wildlife Sanctuary is an eco-adventure destination in KwaZulu-Natal that offers you an adrenaline rush as you shoot with white river rapids, experience the thrill of seeing the endangered blue swallows in flight, opt to enjoy the spectacular indigenous tree trail, or relax with a good book.

Highover is an ideal base from which to explore the southern Natal Midlands. This might include Sani Pass, trips on the steam trains, Byrne Village, the Southern Berg and the Umkomaas Valley.

Highover Wildlife Sanctuary offers various self-catering accommodation options including a Lodge, Stone Cottages, Riverside Chalets, Bunkhouses and Camping sites.

We also welcome day visitors who wish to spend a day at the river, walk our tree-spotting trails, view game and birds or simply relax outdoors. Bring your picnic basket or braai equipment along and spend a relaxing day in the bush camp.

Activities include hiking trails, fly fishing, 4x4 trails, tubing, swimming, off-road and quad-biking tracks, mountain biking trails, and lots of picnic spots.

Wedding Venues: Highover is the perfect venue for weddings, birthdays and corporate events. We have hosted small weddings of up to 120 guests, engagement and bachelor parties and corporate functions.

Conference Venues: Highover is the place to have an uninterrupted conference or workshop with a stunning bushveld ambience. Our central lapa with a wooden viewing deck overlooking the mighty Mkomazi River offers this ideal bushveld setting.

  • Response Rate: 93%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 12 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 199
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

The balance is due prior to arrival. No towels are supplied. A R150.00 breakage/key deposit is charged. In the event of serious damages, including damage to thatch roofs, Highover reserves the right to charge guests for repairs and/or replacement of furniture/equipment. Accommodation is supplied with filtered drinking water and 1 crate of fire... The balance is due prior to arrival. No towels are supplied. A R150.00 breakage/key deposit is charged. In the event of serious damages, including damage to thatch roofs, Highover reserves the right to charge guests for repairs and/or replacement of furniture/equipment. Accommodation is supplied with filtered drinking water and 1 crate of fire wood free, thereafter R20.00 per crate. We regret we do not have camping equipment to hire. No electricity points are available in the campsite. see more

Availability and pricing

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  • Campsites Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 25 Our new campsite offers campers quiet sites among the trees. Our riverside camping offers numerous spacious and seclude... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering
    from R220 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Stone Cottages Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 5 Our Riverside Stone Cottages are built of stone, with thatched roofs, and each cottage has a unique semi-outdoor shower,... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Outdoor shower, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
        from R960 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • Bunkhouses Sleeps 16 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 The two stone bunkhouses, with thatched roofs, offer comfortable accommodation with access to the central lapa area and... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms see more Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
            from R520 For 2 guests
            • Rooms Adults
              • Riverside Chalets Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 2 Our essentially 'African' Riverside Reed Chalets offer simple but attractive accommodation under a thatch roof. Each... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, No Smoking in Rooms see more Double beds, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
                from R720 For 2 guests
                • Rooms Adults
                  • The Lodge Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering The Lodge sleeps up to ten guests, is fully equipped, and boasts a unique outdoor bathroom with a spectacular view of... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Single beds, Outdoor shower, No Smoking in Rooms
                    from R800 For 2 guests
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for Highover Wildlife Sanctuary

                      4 guest reviews Reviews of

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                      Justin Stirton
                      05 January 2018

                      Stayed five days in Stone Cottage 3. Beautiful, peaceful setting near the Umkomaas River. Many birds. Perfect peace.

                      theunis steenkamp, South Africa
                      31 December 2016

                      It is with disappointment that we found the once popular Highover in a state of disrepair and poor service. During our 3 day stay from 27 to 30 Dec we were at times the only visitors in the resort. Ablutions are in disrepair, some days the "donkeys" for hot water were not lit and campers had to do this themselves, rubbish bins were not emptied once, ablutions were not cleaned once, firewood which was requested did not arrive and the reception office is virtually non functional. Campsites grass was not cut and chalets look dirty. We will certainly not visit again.

                      Wayne Englund, South Africa
                      11 July 2016

                      STT disappointing and overgrown.

                      Valerie , South Africa
                      22 April 2014

                      Suggestions: clean the thatch roof so spiders do not pose a threat and hornets. I had spoken to the manager about the hornets as they were flying around aggressively all over highover- the toilets/bathrooms, the other peoples stone cottages.. Instead of chicken wire use a shade cloth or something that keeps bugs out but still allows ventilation.even the communal bathrooms had spiders dropping down from the chicken wire while using the toilet/ bath. My Hubby suggests they have a small tearoom supplying essentials like milk bread, water , ice. Mb some sweets for special times like easter. It...
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                      Highover Wildlife Sanctuary is 21.5km from the centre of Richmond - KZN , the nearest airport 108.8km (Margate Airport).
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