Set high in the majestic northern Drakensberg, midway between Durban and Johannesburg, 45km from Bergville in Kwazulu-Natal, Aha Alpine Heath Resort is a stylish four-star village in the berg, surrounded by crystal-clear streams and mountain fresh air that blends perfectly with the landscape, and widely regarded as one of South Africa’s premier conference and family holiday Drakensberg resorts.
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Accommodation Options in the Area
We are surrounded by spectacular mountains and are situated close to attractions such as Thukela Gorge, The Amphitheatre and Thukela Falls. Many holidaymakers visit us while staying in the Drakensberg Accommodation establishments nearby. As a service to potential customers we would like to introduce some of these establishments to you.
Montusi Mountain Lodge
Situated in the Kwazulu-Natal Drakensberg, halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, Montusi Mountain Lodge is the only upmarket destination in the area with a full and uninterrupted view of the Drakensberg’s most famous part, the Amphitheatre escarpment. Our guests enjoy this spectacular scenery in the comfort of their private individual garden suites.
Aha Alpine Heath Resort
Hlalanathi Berg Resort
Beautifully set in the Natal Drakensberg, with serviced chalets, and spacious grassed caravan stands overlooking the Tugela River and Amphitheatre. Halfway between Gauteng and the coast, this is an ideal breakaway resort with modern facilities and sparkling ablutions. Golf enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the Amphitheatre Golf Course is situated next door to Hlalanathi. This challenging Nine Hole boasts the Amphitheatre as a backdrop, and has been developed with minimum impact on the Berg environment.
The Ledges Retreat
Ledges Retreat is a peaceful guest farm set in a picturesque valley in the Northern Drakensberg. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, the resort offers stunning views of Cannibal Cave and Sugar Loaf, and overlooks the Langkloof, a lovely walk for bird and nature lovers.
We offer self-catering as well as dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation. The resort is under new ownership, and we have recently renovated our self-catering Farmhouse as well as our B&B rooms so guests can enjoy a comfortable, relaxing break in scenic surroundings.
The Tower of Pizza B&B
Farm-style hospitality in close proximity to the major attractions in the Amphitheatre Valley. Visit this famous landmark and experience traditional farmstyle hospitality in close proximity to all major attractions in the Amphitheatre valley, Northern Drakensberg. Artistic and off beat décor complement the tranquil and natural beauty of the area.
The Cavern Resort & Spa
Superior suites and standard accommodation are available with views of the surrounding valleys. The Forest Retreat Spa, set high up in the indigenous forest, is a relaxing space to unwind in whilst being treated by our therapists. The resort offers daily guided hikes and horse rides. The Cavern is home to an extensive range of recreational facilities, from trout fishing to mountain bike trails.
Toplodge offers unrivalled peace, tranquility and relaxation, stunning views, superb on-site walks in unspoilt natural surroundings including large tracts of indigenous forest, and our own gorge cascading crystal clear spring water, rock carvings, angling, and a wide variety of indigenous fauna and flora – a “birder’s” paradise. Above all, Toplodge offers an opportunity for children and adults alike to enjoy these unique surroundings in complete privacy, seclusion and comfort. High clearance vehicle required.
Sungubala Eco Camp
Set on a secluded mountain farm, overlooking the Sungubala Valley is the Sungubala Eco Camp. This is a Self Catering Camp, ideal for a nature lover’s active getaway. The camp is equally suited for just relaxing. In keeping with the Eco theme, all power is wind and solar generated. Gas is used for cooking, and water heating.
Distance to All Out Adventures: 9km
Tel: 083 060 7161
The Greenfire Lodge Drakensberg is one of the jewels in the Lodge Collection. The Lodge features a main communal lounge, dining area, and cosy bar for socialising, overlooking the Royal Natal National Park and famous Amphitheatre. Accommodation is in Canadian styled log cabins, each en-suite. Twin rooms all have their own fireplace. A communal lounge, dining area, and surround verandah with cosy bar for socializing, overlook the Royal Natal National Park and breathtaking Amphitheatre.
Berghouse and Cottages
Located high in the Northern Drakensberg Mountains. Enjoy Drakensberg mountain views from the windows of all the cottages. Offering, Half-board, or self-catering, the choice is yours.
Mahai Camp Site
Mahai is a beautifully situated campsite featuring 120 large campsites nestled along the Mahai River with magnificent mountains forming the backdrop in the Royal Natal National Park. All camp sites have shared coldwater taps. Mahai campsite is serviced by five, modern ablution blocks with hot baths and showers, flush toilets, laundry machines and dishwashing facilities.
The quietude and tranquillity of the location, coupled with our excellence in service, allows for a true Ezulwini experience. Ezulwini is a Zulu term which means “heaven” – and our aim is to offer our guests a unique experience in our little piece of heaven. Our family resort offers guests comfortable accommodation, and a wide range of facilities to choose indulge themselves in.
Exchange the cityscape for spectacular natural scenery in the Drakensberg near the foothills of the Amphitheatre, a world heritage site. ATKV Drakensville, with its breathtaking views, is surrounded by historical landmarks and offers access to numerous tourist attractions in the vicinity. The resort has a variety of accommodation, adventure activities and recreational facilities, plus a restaurant, fast-food outlet and gift shop.
The Little Switzerland Resort can be described as a little piece of heaven situated in the peaceful and tranquil slopes of the Drakensberg Mountains near Bergville. Guests staying at this mountain resort in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province enjoy breath taking views of the extraordinary wilderness which surrounds them. Lovely nature walks in the forest along streams and waterfalls await while the evenings are spent in the lounge of the resort around a warm roaring fire.
Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge offers a wide range of accommodation and prices from camping to en-suite deluxe rooms. Everyone is free to utilise the great facilities no matter what their budget might be. All rooms are serviced daily. Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge is your perfect gateway to the full Drakensberg experience.
The most popular activity at Royal Natal is undoubtedly hiking. A comprehensive hiking guide is available for purchase at the Visitor’s Centre and at Thendele Curio Shop. The brochure shows a map of the Park and the network of hiking paths which visit every part of the Park from the gentle walk to Fairy Glen to the challenging hike up the to the top of the Amphitheatre.
The award-winning Thendele Resort is situated in one of the most picturesque settings in the country, with views of the Amphitheatre from every chalet. Camping is available at Mahai Campsite catering for 400 campers and caravanners and at the Rugged Glen Campsite which accommodates 45 visitors.
Stay in one of our charming, self-catering bungalows, perched along the edge of the plateau. Then relax, breathe in the fresh air, take in the uninterrupted view and let your discovery of the Northern Drakensberg begin.
There are 9 self-catering bungalows at Windmill Farm, consisting of 8 two-sleeper bungalows and 1 four- sleeper bungalow.
The Phatt Chef
The Phatt Chef Road Side Diner and B&B is an owner run destination situated on top of Oliviershoek Pass on the R74. Accommodation is offered in comfortable bed and breakfast rooms, all with incredible views over the Drakensberg range of mountains.
Run by Chef Patron Simon Kerr and his wife Megan, the Phatt Chef Roadside Diner at The Border Post serves well matured steaks as well as a range of dishes that keep all our patrons satisfied. Breakfast, lunch & dinner as well as all day teas, not to mention our fun pub, The Bent Arm Bar, are what the Border Post is all about.
Only one self catering cabin on a 4×4 track not possible by car. You are assured privacy in an unspoiled part of the Berg, except for free roaming eland, bushbuck, mountain rheebok, wild baboons and an abundance of bird life to disturb your peace of mind. A recently built dam stocked with rainbow trout makes for great fly fishing with unsurpassed tranquility and views.
Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow In Oliviershoek Pass, Drakensberg & Surroundings, KwaZulu-Natal Nestled against a mountain on an unknown plateau high in the Northern Drakensberg, Seletwane is the ultimate refuge and getaway dream. Seletwane looks east over the Drakensberg escarpment with the protection of a mighty mountain buttress behind it. There are two superb log-and-thatch cabins.
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.
Set among giant Blue Gum trees, 10 thatched bungalows and 2 self catering prefab houses at Bingelela are all private, free standing and individually appointed and provide, you, our guests, the perfect spot to kick up your feet, relax and enjoy the splendour of our country retreat and all the exquisite beauty that awaits you in the Drakensberg.
Sandford Park Lodge
Sandford Park Country Hotel invites you to escape from the stress of city living, and take a breath of fresh air in the tranquil surrounds of Bergville, gateway to the Drakensberg.
With endless views of the ancient Drakensberg mountains, Sandford Park’s country-like setting amid manicured lawns and rose gardens is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Only 3.5 hours from Gauteng, Sandford Park is ideal for a peaceful weekend getaway or an energising outdoor experience.
Dalmore Guest Farm is an intimate family friendly destination offering beautifully decorated en suite B&B and self catering accommodation. Separate from all the accommodation, the majestic original farm house, built in 1913 and recently restored to its former glory, hosts meals and afternoon teas. Our environment is warm, relaxed and tranquil. The breakfasts are superb and only surpassed by the delicious home cooked farm dinners.
Three Tree Hill
This Eco-friendly lodge, which is Fair Trade in Tourism accredited, places great emphasis on Responsible Tourism and offers spectacular scenery, locally grown farm-style country food with superb hospitality. It is the ideal environment in which to unwind and be rejuvenated. This intimate, luxury 18 bedded lodge is owner-managed by Simon & Cheryl Blackburn whose passion and enthusiasm for Africa’s wildlife, history and culture is immediately evident.
The Homestead is a 26 bedroomed Guest Lodge with a “home away from home” atmosphere, situated in the quiet sanctuary of Geluksburg / Bergville in the Drakensberg. This family Guest Lodge aims to give you value for your money at affordable prices. It is nestled at the bottom of the Middledale Pass and is a tranquil hide away enabling you to escape from the stress and hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Cathedral Peak Hotel
The famous Cathedral Peak Hotel is easily accessible to its many visitors from all over South Africa and abroad. Since the hotel first opened to guests in 1939, the van der Riet family has succeeded in offering warm hospitality, combined with exceptional service and value for money. In addition the hotel offers a conference centre seating up to 200 delegates, a quaint stone-and-thatch chapel, reception venues and honeymoon suites.