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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a place! You know you’ve found a gem of a spot when you instantly feel at home. Like the wave of a magic wand you’re transported into a peaceful world where you feel at one with Nature as you gaze out in wonder across our beautiful land. I have shared many pictures on my page South Africa My Best,...

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DrakensbergRetreat, Front Office Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear DalesSAmyBest, Thank you for your beautiful review of Drakensberg Mountain Retreat and for sharing your experience with us on social media. We are delighted to read of how much you enjoyed all that we have on offer. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Grayslake, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for one night en route from Durban to Johannesburg. The views are spectacular, the food is good quality home cooked, and room was very comfortable. Would liked to have stayed longer to enjoy the peace and the walking trails

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DrakensbergRetreat, Front Office Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Linda F, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of Drakensberg Mountain Retreat. It is rewarding to know that you would have liked to have spent more time with us and we hope that if you are visiting our way again, that you will return for a longer stay at our Retreat. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain...

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large, spacious, clean and comfortable room with ensuite shower. Difficulty shaving in washbasin with sloping roof. Staff friendly and helpful and honesty bar well-stocked. Supper was good value and breakfast very good. Beautiful situation with panoramic views, but this necessitates about 12 km of gravel road travelling.

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Dear sumpine, Thank you for your honest and complimentary review. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a stop over on our way to Drakensburg Sun. What a surprise! Our breaths were take away by the sheer beauty of it all. Awesome view overlooking the Drakensberg. The retreat itself lend to this beauty. Wild horses running freely. Supper and breakfast was included. Hats off to the shef and the staff. Food good. Staff very friendly....

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Dear Charles P, Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review about your time at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat. We appreciate your valuable feed back and look forward to welcoming you here again. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Views to die for. Spent a couple of nights here. Waking trails for all ages and great food The hosts we're wonderful, they went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable. Highly recommend this place.

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Dear 705peterkp, Thanks so much for your lovely review of your time spent at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat. It was an absolute pleasure to have hosted you. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an extremely relaxing time at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat. This food was out of this world. Value for money - definitively....The hosts were warm and hearty people and always there if you needed anything. The staff friendly.

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DrakensbergRetreat, Front Office Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear bronwynn193, Thank you for your kind review. It is satisfying to know that you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you bacK. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Quite remote with a little trek from the main road. Friendly, simple and welcoming - with good food and drinks at reasonable prices. Rooms are clean and functional with lots of space and peace and quiet. Views are spectacular - the kind of spot that deserves a visit in winter - hopefully for some snow and the right ambiance.

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Dear 508grantn, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We truly appreciate your positive comments about the different aspects of Drakensberg Mountain Retreat. We look forward to welcoming you back in winter. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Not he easiest place in the world to find in the dark but well worth the hunt. Make sure you check the directions especially if your from Alaska. Only planned to overnight but spent two days. If you looking for a lot of night life this is probably not the place to go, but if you like to hike and...

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Dear stephenlC7955DP, Thank you for your kind review and we hope you have the opportunity to experience Drakensberg Mountain Retreat again. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Big accommodation, big hospitality and big mountain views. We stayed in Room 6, the room was well furnished, the bed was very comfortable, the shower was bigger than big. We had a fireplace which was great and a private atrium. The food was really good. The weather was cold and rainy, but we were cheered by the wonderful books and...

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Dear Andree2011, Thank you for your amazing review, and thank you for sharing your experience and for highlighting the uniqueness of our Retreat that made your stay enjoyable and memorable. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Thanks a lot for those beautyful days! WE had a really good Time! Everything was Perfect! The hosts are warm, friendly and very helpfull! The Breakfast and the Dinner were amazing! The hole Place is beautyful! We want to come back!!

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Dear 226sylviae, Thank you for taking the time to share kind feedback following your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Retreat. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Drakenberg Mountain Retreat is a stunning destination in the northern Drakensberg with breathtaking views. Accommodation at the Lodge is fully catered for breakfast and Dinner. Lunch can be ordered and can be enjoyed on the patio or a picnic basket for your walk in the mountains. The rooms range in quality and size so chat to the management if you want something specific. There are 2 luxurious rooms for romantic couples wanting a totally private retreat. Our pet friendly rooms have enclosed gardens and our large family rooms are wonderful for relaxing with the kids. There are no fixed entertainment activities for the kids. There are marked hiking trails for the fit and not so fit. Enjoy the streams, rivers and just be captured by the quiet of nature. Bring some board games for kids and some of their books from home. Useful on rainy days. The Lodge is set high on a ridge overlooking the northern Drakensberg, the Maluti mountains and most of the central Drakensberg. A wonderful base from which to experience what this part of the Drakensberg has in store for you. The BARNHOUSE is our Self Catering option on the same premises. It offers accommodation for groups and conferences. Enjoy the "homely" atmosphere and caring hosts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Address: Scheepersrus Farm | Bergville District Okhahlamba, Bergville 3350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Bergville
Price Range: $104 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Drakensberg Mountain Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Room 6 has a fireplace and private atrium. I would book this one again.”
 of 5 bubbles Andree2011, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for the luxury rooms if possible. They're lovely.”
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“2 qualities of accomodation to suit every budget.”
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“Room 6 was sublime.”
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“Bring your own sheets, towel, fan, and lots of cleaning products!”
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