All Comments for Little Switzerland Hotel

Reviews 53 of 53
Great facilities
Mohammed Hoosain, Namibia - 12 January 2017
Although the accommodation décor was dated, the space in the self catering chalet was ample. The location and activities also make up for any negative experiences. I would love to return to the Drakensberg again.
comfotable stay
Sam Kartsounis, South Africa - 16 December 2016
Little switzerland was a lovely place to stay for a few days with enough to do. chalets comfortable and clean but need some upgrading.
Alf & Gill Murie, South Africa - 25 October 2016
The accommodation, the View, The service, the meals were all wonderfull. We had a super time at the hotel and would definately stay again.
stunning setting
Belinda Klaver, South Africa - 01 August 2016
We enjoyed the stunning views and peace and tranquility that Little Switzerland had to offer. The 6bed self catering chalet was clean and well stocked. The underfloor heating, electric blankets and indoor fireplace with wood in stock were appreciated in the cold winter weather.
Little Switzerland
Diane Armstrong, South Africa - 10 July 2016
we had 5 wonderful days this past week. The staff were all helpful, friendly and polite.  The food was well presented and really great. The accommodation was comfortable and clean. There was also alot of activites for my children. I would recommend Little Switzerland and we will defintely be back. 
Rakesh Kismath, South Africa - 09 July 2016
Lovely,tranquil setting. Staff very pleasant and chalets very neat.  Enjoyed our stay. Will definitely go back.
A little disappointing
Michelle Tandy, South Africa - 08 July 2016
The hotel needs further upgrades if it wants to charge the costs it is currently.
We were disappointed as it did not match up to the hotel we stayed in the previous year in the berg -which costs a similar amount and has the same rating.
The buffet is less than varied. The bar area is shoddy.  The spa was shocking and the therapist was a misery. The rooms are cold. The kids area is dismal and my children did not want to spend any time there. 
It's missing all the little things that make it a quality hotel for the money you are paying. 
It is adequate.... if you want adequate for  R3000 a night!

Alpine Comfort
Jacqui Scott, South Africa - 26 March 2016
Beautiful views, comfortable accommodation and friendly staff made for a very relaxing break.
Beautiful views, lovely staff and a unforgettable experience
Jean Mouton, South Africa - 09 October 2015
This is a lovely place in the Drakensberge on the border of KZN and Freestate. It has some stunning views and friendly staff.

I got engaged at Little Switzerland on the passed weekend. The staff went above and beyond to make this event a special an unforgettable one. It was a lovely experience.

I would recommend Little Switzerland anyone that wants a lovely weekend away. With just 3 and a half hours trip away from Johannesburg it is just close enough to have a lovely weekend away without spending too much time on the the road.
Relaxing family get-away
Elsje Botha, South Africa - 07 October 2015

We enjoyed a very relaxing family get-away at Little Switzerland for a couple of days. Excellent service, clean and comfortable self-catering accommodation and amenities in and around the hotel are well maintained.

We were a little concerned about the health of the horses at the hotel - they seem to be malnourished (one in particular had protruding hipbones and clearly visible ribcage) and neglected. I do hope someone is concerning themselves with the welfare of these animals.

Apart from that, a wonderful stay. The restaurant serves excellent buffet meals, the kids are entertained all day long and the staff are friendly and accommodating all 'round.

We will surely be back.

Relaxing weekend away and good value
Craig Varner, South Africa - 28 September 2015
We spent a long weekend at Little Switzerland for our anniversary. Had a lovely time relaxing and enjoying the mountain views and fresh air. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The room was spacious and clean with a patio with great mountain views. The food was good and there was a nice variety. The prices were affordable and there were a range of activities.

Craig and Jo-Anne
Very nice and Peaceful
Darshana Vallabh, South Africa - 28 September 2015
This is a fabulous place, hidden away from the noise, traffic, and pollution. The perfect getaway. We had lunch at the restaurant which was really good. The standard of their food is high.  Self Catering Chalets are perfect, well kept and homely.
pleasantly surprised
Gretha Kemp, South Africa - 14 September 2015
Over the years we got used to not expect too much from the at food at a dinner, bed and breakfast establishment but we pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food , which was excellent. The portions was also very generous.
This is a lovely place to stay at and the views are spectacular
What an amazing weekend!
Werner Koen, South Africa - 22 June 2015
I want to thank each and every person involved in making our engagement weekend at Little Switzerland truly special and amazing. The staff has been absolutely awesome, and took it so personal to attend to our every need. You guys will not be forgotten, and definitely visited again and again. Thank you for making it awesome! The venue is fantastic and the rooms utterly delightful
Amazing weekend
Johann van Biljon, South Africa - 17 November 2014
The location is beautiful! in the middle of the mountains. waking up to that spectacular view of the Drakensberg is just wonderful. staff were very helpful and friendly. and the food was of great quality. thanks to the Hotel staff and the Coyote Cafe for excellent cuisine. We will go back for sure!
Great Value
Leanne Pooley, South Africa - 21 July 2014
We were in transit and spent one night at Little Switzerland. Staff were were friendly and helpful. The chalets were nice, neat and warm. Great value for money. The restaurant at the main gate was a huge surprise. We expected toasted treats, but instead we got the best meal of our holiday. I believe the chef was on Masterchef SA. That explains it. Superb grub! Thanks for a lovely night.
willie hills, South Africa - 07 July 2014
Marius Du Toit, South Africa - 19 May 2014
Awesome positioning clean and tidy Food had great variety Staff was friendly at all times.
Robbie Taylor, South Africa - 10 May 2014
Happy stay
December stay at Little Switzerland
Amy Witherden, South Africa - 04 January 2014
Pleasant staff, good food in the hotel, reasonable prices. Chalets are well equipped. Very pleasant stay overall.
Not great
Lorraine Davel, South Africa - 16 October 2013
After seeing the Hotel after 8 years I think it is run down and the price too expensive for the state the resort is in. Room inside is fine but main restaurant not running and paying for bed and breakfast you expect a buffet!
Linda Dippenaar, South Africa - 01 January 2013
Excellent view.
Paying attention to guest needs
Janet du Preez, South Africa - 26 December 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent at Little Switzerland. We were there on a family holiday and were so impressed by the number of staff at the resort who seemed determined to do what they could to ensure that we had a great time. I can see how that would translate into excellent service of corporate clients. The time in this beautiful and professionally managed resort was well worth travelling over the short stretch of poor road over the Oliviershoek Pass. Taken slowly it posed no threat.
Beautiful views
Danie Grobler, South Africa - 18 December 2012
Chalets are a bit old but neatly maintained. The place has the most beautiful views from the top of the mountains and great walking trails.
Family stay, long weekend
Ami Gaber, South Africa - 18 December 2012
Fantastic. Accommodation comfortable, well serviced by friendly staff. Children activities managed by very capable ladies, guided hikes too. Can't be better
Mosele Khajoane, South Africa - 14 August 2012
We really enjoyed the stay, will like to thank the friendly staff and its management. The chalets are so cosy and classic.
Gert Botha, South Africa - 10 July 2012
Wat 'n wonderlike ontvangs en verblyf. Baie dankie vir die puik diens en skoon chalets, die kaggel vuur en die vriendelikheid.
Good, but could be better
Cornel Buitendag, South Africa - 10 July 2012
Enjoyed our stay. We were not informed that the gym burnt down and only found out through the newspaper that hotel closed. It is a pity that is so expensive and does not advertise some specials. Nice place but they will have to jack up for me to go back.
Thank you
Rena John, South Africa - 14 May 2012
My stay was awesome.
Great time!
Magan Govender, South Africa - 11 January 2012
We had a great time at Little Switzerland, treating our family from Mauritius! The views were fantastic and very pleasant service was received by the staff,. We swill definitely stay here again. Not to mention the vast amount of activities planned for the day!
Miss Nokothula Putini, South Africa - 16 December 2011
Little Switzerland was really great! Thank you so much for your hospitality!
Jana Pienaar, South Africa - 19 September 2011
Wow! We had such an awesome time! Thank you so much!
Unforgettable view
Sybille Straatmann, South Africa - 25 June 2011
We had a very nice stay in the deluxe mountain view suites. You could just sit there and look at the mountains. We enjoyed our stay together with our three-year-old daughter who loved the horse riding. The dinner was even better than we expected. We really can recommend Little Switzerland and will definitely come back!
Denver Lieutier, South Africa - 14 April 2011
If you want a great view of the Drakensberg it is a must that you stay there. The chalets are fully equipped and extremely cosy. Definitely going back next year.
Little Switzerland Hotel
Dawid Van Vuren, South Africa - 09 November 2010
Thank you, we have enjoyed our stay tremendously. The service was fabulous and we were surprised for all the staff's attention towards us. Our experience surpassed all our expectations. The menu and kitchen staff were excellent. We will for sure come again
Little Heaven
Michelle Hugo, South Africa - 20 July 2010
Great, so much to do. They even made me feel special for my birthday with cake and a candle without anyone telling them. Wished for snow but maybe on a next visit.
It was relaxing and peaceful
Rubena Bouwer, South Africa - 29 March 2010
The view was amazing and service great. The chalet had all the necessary items and was cleaned on time everyday.
Little Switzerland
Terri Uren, United Arab Emirates - 17 December 2009
Views were outstanding Place was comfortable and clean would definitely want to go back for longer than the one night we stayed there
Dave Lurie, South Africa - 29 September 2009
All of the staff from all the different parts of the hotel were so polite and friendly and helpful. Nothing was to much trouble for anyone. Our room was so comfortable and spotlessly clean and the touches with the fruit, roses and platter of snacks every evening was perfect. We have been fortunate enough to stay at many hotels around the world and we will definitely be coming back to Little Switzerland. Thank you for a relaxing wonderful weekend. See you soon. Dave and Cindy Lurie.
Excellent stay
Dreshen Appalraju, South Africa - 13 July 2009
We spent 3 nights for our honeymoon at Little Switzerland and it was excellent.Very relaxing stay and it was the extremely helpful and friendly staff that made our stay most memorable. We felt like VIP's being greeted and shown to our table for dinner and breakfast. The hosts already knew who we were and even made sure my wife's vegetarian needs were met. Great place for a relaxing getaway....Well done to all the staff...
Excellent facilities
Rebekah Brown Brown, South Africa - 09 April 2008
Little Switzerland is a beautifully situated resort with excellent facilities for all. Pony rides were a hit with the kids. Staff could be more friendly but I suppose such a large resort will inevitably be slightly impersonal.
View we will never forget
yvonne hamstra, Netherlands - 30 November 2007
We were on holiday with the three of us and we were never there before, we liked the setting of the hotel, distances are always far in South Africa it was a long ride to other sightseeings in Drakensberg, like Giant Castle for example. We have to compliment you with the wonderful food you were serving and your excellent winelist. Also the house that we where sleeping is was beautiful with a view we will never forget
Children enjoyed the pool
Zelda Bezuidenhout, South Africa - 12 November 2007
The setting of our chalet was absolutely gorgeous, it felt as if we were alone in the mountains. The children enjoyed the pool, jungle gym and horses.
marlene engelbrecht, South Africa - 01 November 2007
Elmarie Potgieter, South Africa - 29 October 2007
We loved the views of the mountain. The chalet was however very standard and the 4-sleeper chalet we slept in was cramped (especially in the living area with the two pull-down beds). The staff were very friendly and the restaurant food was very tasty with very good service.
Very good
Anthony Meredith, South Africa - 25 September 2007
Lovely scenic setting
john cronje, South Africa - 10 September 2007
Ran the Mount aux Sources 50km challenge and unfortunately did not have time to explore the surroundings at the resort; maybe next time
A lovely time
Lisa Kemp, South Africa - 17 July 2007
We had a most enjoyable week here, the kids just had an absolute ball, relaxing for parents with very comfortable accomodation and good home cooked food.
Little Switzerland BIG on family ...
Hanlie Stander, South Africa - 09 July 2007
We were pleasantly surprised at the effort being put into making a stay at the Little Switzerland a family experience and the amount of effort that goes into entertainment for the little ones was greatly appreciated.
Your own little slice of Peace
Farzana Sader, South Africa - 22 March 2007
The time we spend at Little Switzerland can best be described as restorative. The sheer magnificence of the mountains and the peace and quiet that surround the area force you to be still - to take time to glory in the wonders of nature and to surrender to a feeling of utter peace. Every aspect of our stay at the chalets was idyllic. The only problem is that you have to leave ...
Enjoyable Weekend
Charlain Combrink, South Africa - 05 June 2006
We enjoyed the weekend very much. It was a pity we did not see any snow but maybe next time. The only negative comment that I can make is that the health centre prices is a bit high, what I could suggest is that in winter time maybe they can make the charges cheaper. Otherwise that place is awesome. Well done!!!!!!!!
Denise Govender, South Africa - 31 August 2005
My husband and I absolutely enjoyed our stay at the resort. It was a perfect weekend getaway for our first anniversary.
Little Switzerland Hotel - the BEST
Ylme Rappard, South Africa - 20 June 2005
The hotel was lovely - staff extremely helpful and friendly!! The food was out of this world !! Compliments to the chef and kitchen staff - the buffet at night was absolutely DELICIOUS, WONDERFUL, very special!!

Little Switzerland Hotel
Little Switzerland Hotel is an unforgettable experience enhanced by the peace and tranquillity of the majestic Drakensberg mountains.

Savour the breathtaking views, explore the lush fern-filled forests, seek out the exciting bird life and delight in this ancient wilderness of flower decked foothills, bubbling streams and cascading waterfalls, where old mysteries remain and the tiny San left their priceless legacy of rock art. Undeniably a little bit of heaven in a very special land.

Little Switzerland is very popular with South Africans as well as a growing fraternity of foreign tourists, not only for the beautiful views and superb cuisine, but also for the hikes and walks organised by the Resort to the top of the Amphitheatre (elevation 3,050 metres).

Set in a private estate of some 1700 hectares approximately 4,000 acres, Little Switzerland is unrivalled by any other Resort in the Drakensberg. We also offer a kids club over weekends and In-Season periods.



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