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Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Found in: Bergville, Drakensberg, Guesthouses / B&B, KwaZulu Natal, Self Catering, uThukela

Drakensberg Mountain Retreat is a stunning destination in the northern Drakensberg only 20 km beyond Sterkfontein Dam. Situated high on a ridge overlooking the Drakensberg and the Maluti Mountains many have said that the views are unsurpassed.

It offers much more than comfortable, affordable country style accommodation. It’s spectacular views, vast spaces, wild winds and superb walks make it the perfect place to experience the beauty and magnificence of the Drakensberg. Its deep silences, unfamiliar at first, will soon work its magic resuscitating body and mind. This is a place to relax, unwind, take stock, - a place to rejuvenate - a place to regain peace.

This is a cosy haven for those who like old fashioned holidays, with peace and quiet, excellent home-style cooking, reading near the fireplace, playing board games and pleasant company; also a wonderful base to experience the mighty Drakensberg. An ideal retreat for individuals, families or groups either self catered or fully catered.

Vergzient Lodge The Lodge, which has 10 rooms, is usually booked by individuals and families and offers a dinner, bed and breakfast rate. The rates here vary per room and can be found on the rates page. We offer a fully stocked bar. Vergezient Lodge with its numerous lounges and fireplaces is comfortably furnished and blends rustic charm with old fashioned elegance.

The Lodge has tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms and a number of bedrooms have their own lounges; some with fireplaces. The lounge, dining-room and enclosed veranda offer generous and comfortable spaces with a 100km long panoramic view of the central and northern Drakensberg including the Amphitheatre and Royal Natal National Park. It is said to be one of the best views of the Drakensberg. Food is an important part of your stay at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat and our excellent home cooking prepared with passion is loved by the guests, especially the 3 course, set menu candlelit dinners.

At Vergezient Lodge, dinner, breakfast, as well as morning and afternoon tea, are included. We also offer packed lunches for those wanting to get out to enjoy the surrounding area as well. These are not included in our rates and can be ordered from the kitchen between 12:30 and 13:30 Breakfast is served from 7h30 to 09h00.

Enjoy fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal and then order your full English breakfast from the helpful staff. Dinner is served at 19:00 is a 3 course, set meal served by candle light. We do cater for any dietary requirements. We have received endless compliments on our home style cooking served by the fire place in the dining room. Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Please note that an earlier dinner can be arranged for children under the age of 12; we have a special menu for the kiddies, a list of meals their taste buds understand. If you wish to enjoy a romantic dinner by candle light, then we can arrange for your children to be entertained in the games room.

Zonderntwyfel Barnhouse - Group self catering or by arrangement: The Barnhouse offers exclusive use accommodation for group bookings. It has 5 en-suite bedrooms, sleeping 12 people and 5 dormitory-type rooms that can accommodate up to 14 people. This allows a group of up to 26 people to be accommodated here.

The dormitory rooms use 2 separate ablutions with showers, toilets and basins. If the group is larger than 26, then both the Barnhouse and the Lodge may be used. The comfortable Barnhouse is generously proportioned and a wood-burning stove in the open plan kitchen / dining room and fireplaces in the lounges ensures cosy comfort on even the coldest days.

These, together with the large verandah, flower-filled conservatories, the indoor pool and a large function room, - all with incredible views - ensure you will have a comfortable and enjoyable stay, regardless of the vagaries of the weather. Self catering for the Barnhouse is only suitable for groups as there is only one kitchen. DB&B and B&B can be booked by arrangement.

The TV and Pool table in the Lodge is for the exclusive use of the Lodge residents unless special arrangements are made with management for a paticular event.

Local Attractions

  • Royal Natal National Park 40km
  • Sterkfontein Dam 28km
  • Spionkop Nature Reserve 90km
  • Retief klip and the Kaal voet vrou ( Voortrekker monuments) 3km
  • The Drakensberg Amphitheatre 40km
  • Cathedral peak and Didima Rock art centre 50km
  • Drakensberg Pumped storage scheme- Eskom 25km
  • Clarens 100km Spionkop Battlefield tours 90km
  • The sentinel Hike ( Tugela Falls) 90km

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