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About Wild Horses Lodge

Located in the Eastern Free State's pristine Sterkfontein Nature Reserve at the foothills of the Drakensberg Escarpment, Wild Horses Lodge is the perfect location for an African breakaway. With its panoramic views of the majestic Platberg Mountain and the vast Sterkfontein Dam, the Lodge is a masterpiece of architectural design in local sandstone and offers luxury accommodation, exquisite cuisine and a variety of activities centred around the dam and the abundant wildlife of the reserve.

This small, romantic country lodge with its four ultra luxurious suites (no smoking allowed), offers personalised service and a warm South African welcome to guests seeking tranquillity, comfort and stylish sophistication in beautiful surroundings. Suites have sumptuous en-suite bathrooms with showers and slipper or spa baths, separate toilets, individual climate control, real log fireplaces and oil heaters. Television with DSTV and wireless Internet access are standard, as are hair driers, kettles, complimentary tea and coffee, a well-stocked bar fridge, digital safe and a writing pad and pen. Creature comforts include Egyptian cotton linen on the beds, luxurious cotton bathrobes and towels and slippers.

Conveniently situated halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, just 30 km from Harrismith, Wild Horses is the perfect place to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. We undertake to provide our guests with peaceful surroundings and complete privacy and, for this reason, children and pets and not permitted.

The Lodge consists of an accommodation wing, a dining room which opens onto an extensive terrace, a lounge which opens onto a viewing deck overlooking the majestic Sterkfontein Dam and a well-stocked wine cellar. A Koi pond, rim-flow pool, rose garden and landscaped indigenous garden complete the picture.

Accommodation is offered on a full board basis or the Lodge can be booked in its entirety for private functions. On site activities include horse riding, hiking, game viewing, luxury boat cruises and fly fishing. The Lodge shuttle will transport guests to local places of interest as well as to-and-from OR Thambo and Durban International Airports.

Wedding Venues: The mountain provides an exclusive and unique setting and staff will assist couples in customizing an planning their special day. Up to 40 guests can be accommodated.

Romantic: Evenings will include a romantic candle-lit dinner before retiring to lovely en-suite bedroom with climate control and oil heaters.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Availability and pricing

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  • Sunrise Double Room (Honeymoon Suite) Sunrise Double Room (Honeymoon Suite) Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Equipped with a king sized bed, spa bath and shower, airconditioning, a private patio, television, DSTV, bar fridge,... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Fireplace, Separate toilet see more King beds, DStv, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Fireplace, Separate toilet, Jacuzzi, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Dam views, Garden views
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      • Zebra Suite:  Double Room Zebra Suite: Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Equipped with a king sized bed, slipper bath and shower, airconditioning, , a balcony, television, DSTV, bar fridge,... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more King beds, DStv, En-suite, Air-Conditioning, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Separate toilet, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Dam views
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          • Sunset Suite:  Double Room Sunset Suite: Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Equipped with a queen sized bed, slipper bath and shower, airconditioning, a private balcony, television, DSTV, bar... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Air-Conditioning, Fireplace see more Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Air-Conditioning, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Separate toilet, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Dam views, Garden views
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              • Guinea Fowl Suite: Double Room Guinea Fowl Suite: Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Equipped with a queen sized canopy bed, spa bath and shower, airconditioning, a patio, television, DSTV, bar fridge,... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Air-Conditioning, Fireplace see more Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Air-Conditioning, Fireplace, Separate toilet, Jacuzzi, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Dam views, Garden views
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                  Reviews for Wild Horses Lodge

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                  Ryan Groenewald, South Africa
                  14 March 2016

                  We love traveling and finding gems in the Drakensberg, and we found one! Wild Horses Mountain Lodge has breath taking views, luxury accommodation, mouth watering food, friendly staff and an intimate feel! We will definitely be back, two nights was not enough! 

                  Ryan Groenewald, South Africa
                  14 March 2016

                  We love traveling and finding gems in the Drakensberg, and we found one! Wild Horses Mountain Lodge has breath taking views, luxury accommodation, mouth watering food, friendly staff and an intimate feel! We will definitely be back, two nights was not enough! 

                  lindsay Van de Peer, England
                  03 November 2014

                  What a wonderful time we had! What a perfect place for a true 'getaway' time. The food was amazing - thank you Francisco. Everyone was so lovely and welcoming and we really didn't want to leave. John, your horses are so lovely and have such a great life. We shall certainly be back sometime. Best wishesLindsay and Julian

                  Jeanine Becker, South Africa
                  17 March 2011

                  Wonderfully romantic, excellent food and hospitality!

                  Gregory Till, South Africa
                  06 February 2011

                  Wow! Wild Horses has to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. Must be one of the most beautiful settings in South Africa. Cannot find one thing to falter. The attention to detail is flawless. Rooms a lovely size. All amenities provided. Meals superb. Would definitely recommend for a weekend getaway.Cannot wait to return.

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                  Wild Horses Lodge is 29.4km from the centre of Harrismith , the nearest airport 191.4km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling