Top Accommodation in Winterton

Top Accommodation in Winterton

Winterton is a town located in the central Drakensberg area within the Kwa-Zulu Natal province.  The town is situated between Bergville and Ladysmith. This small community was formed three years after the Anglo-Boer War and was renamed Winterton in 1910. Visitors to the region have a selection of top accommodation including hotels, full board accommodation, bed and breakfasts and self-catering accommodation.

Winterton is the entry point to the Champagne Valley as well as the Cathedral area of the central Drakensberg. The world famous Drakensberg Boys’ Choir lies 30km outside of the area. 

The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. The area is home to a large number of rock paintings as well.

This small town comes alive during July when their annual street carnival takes place. A variety of local artists and musicians get the chance to showcase their talent here. Visitors are able to view the landscape like never before thanks to the Drakensberg Ballooning company.

Winterton is the ideal destination for those who long for a piece of quiet, whilst admiring the mountain scenery.

Cathedral Peak Hotel-Accommodation Type-Four Star Hotel

Top Accommodation in Winterton

The Cathedral Peak Hotel in considered to be one of the premier hotels in South Africa. This hotel has a selection of a number of rooms and suites. Each of their rooms has a king- sized bed, an en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, television, fan, heater, telephone and a private veranda. Their suites come equipped with a king-sized bed, LCD television, telephone, stocked mini bar fridge, electric fireplace, under floor heating and private veranda which has great views of the mountain range.

This four star hotel offers full board services, which include mid-morning and afternoon tea, coffee and treats. The Cathedral Peak Hotel can also host weddings up to and including 120 people. This establishment is also a great destination for hosting conferences.

Telephone: 036 488 1888. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here

Three Tree Hill Lodge-Accommodation Type-Four Star Full Board

Top Accommodation in Winterton

The Three Tree Hill Lodge is a four star rated accommodation. The old-world charm of the lounge area is a great place to unwind. A central fireplace within the lounge area is a welcome sight to those feeling the effects of those cold winters. This establishment is child friendly with their offerings, which include a jungle gym, trampoline, obstacle course, sand pit & fantasy house.

This accommodation offers full board services. Visitors can tuck into their breakfast and lunch buffets, which are served either outside on their viewing deck or on the veranda. The Three Tree Hill Lodge serves a three course dinner in front of the fireplace or around the boma fire.  The lodge has a selection of four different cottages to choose from.

Telephone: 036 448 1171. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Swallows Nest-Accommodation Type-Four Star Bed and Breakfast

Top Accommodation in Winterton

A four star bed and breakfast accommodation in Winterton is what the Swallows Nest has to offer. Located on the R74 road, this establishment has eight rooms to offer. Each room includes a braai area, a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, DSTV, a fully equipped kitchenette, fan, heater and electric blankets.

There are a number of activities nearby, including the Winterton Museum, the Spionkop Battlefields, various golf courses, game drives and tasty restaurants to name but a few. The Swallows Nest staff offer their visitors personalised service in order to ensure comfortable and relaxing stay.

Telephone: 036 488 1009. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Ouma se Opstal-Accommodation Type-Four Star Self-Catering

Top Accommodation in Winterton

Also known asGranny’s Homestead, Ouma se Opstal is a beautifully preserved historical residence within Winterton. Situated at the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, this establishment is surrounded by beautiful scenery. This four star self-catering accommodation also boasts an impressive garden, which is appealing to all senses and makes for a perfect place to gather your thoughts.

Ouma se Opstal consists of four spacious bedrooms which all lead to the veranda. This establishment is where the past meets the present. A combination of their modern kitchen and antique lounge makes for an intriguing style.  

Telephone: 036 488 7438. Make a reservation, click here. Get there, click here. Find out more, click here.

Winterton Country Lodge at the Rose Cottage-Accommodation Type-Three Star Bed and Breakfast

Top Accommodation in Winterton

The Winterton Country Lodge at the Rose Cottage is a three star accommodation in Winterton. This accommodation establishment has 10 suites available for those visiting. Meals can be enjoyed inside the lapa which overlooks the majestic Drakensberg. 

This bed and breakfast accommodation is a great destination for couples. Fly-fishing and canoeing is available in the dam, whilst a pool is available for those who wish to unwind within the property. The Winterton Country Lodge at the Rose Cottage offers amenities such as braai facilities, a fridge, fan, heater, coffee and tea making facilities as well as DSTV is made available for visitors.

Telephone: 082 804 3774. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Inkungu Lodge-Accommodation Type- Bed and Breakfast

Top Accommodation in Winterton

The Inkungu Lodge is where luxury and simplicity meets. This bed and breakfast accommodation’s name is derived from the Zulu word for mist. The prospect of trout fishing in the dam as well as the hiking trails and golf courses nearby is what visitors can look forward to upon their stay.

Each of their 12 rooms are individually furnished and predominantly showcases Victorian and Edwardian styled furniture. This lodge’s fireplaces and communal lounge is a great place to spend those cold winter evenings. The Inkungu Lodge is an ideal venue for conferences and weddings.

Telephone: 084 465 8648. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

iKhayalamafu-Accommodation Type-Self-Catering

Top Accommodation in Winterton

Located within the Monk’s Cowl Nature Reserve is where you would find iKhayalamafu. A romantic getaway is what this self-catering accommodation has to offer. A selection of two private cabins, with each accommodating two people makes for an ideal couple retreat.

Each kitchen comes equipped with fridge, hob, microwave oven, crockery, pots and pans and there is also a coffee and tea making facilties. Visitors are able to dine outside covered deck and braai area. The abundance and variety of birdlife that can be seen makes for a pleasant stay.

Telephone: 073 481 6331. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

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Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

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So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

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