Winterton Country Lodge @ Rose Cottage, the perfect KwaZulu-Natal accommodation

Winterton Country Lodge

Winterton Country Lodge @ Rose Cottage, KwaZulu-Natal

The perfect place to stopover as you head towards the KwaZulu-Natal coast, Winterton Country Lodge provides a quaint and cosy accommodation for you to enjoy.

The Lodge’s main building is nestled between two large trees and is the home to a variety of birdlife; making the atmosphere tranquil and peaceful.

The friendly owners and staff will welcome you with open arms at this romantic accommodation. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, you will find anything you need to enjoy your stay at Winterton Country Lodge.

The lodge is ideally located so you can reach the local restaurants, shops and attractions of the area. With berg resorts close by you can enjoy activities such as hiking, horse riding, golfing and arts & crafts.

You will also find that the Spionkop Game Reserve and Drakensberg Boys Choir are close by.

Accommodation at Winterton Country Lodge @ Rose Cottage

Winterton Country Lodge @Rose Cottage, accommodation, Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal

There are ten different suites to choose from at Winterton Country Lodge, each one is spacious and beautifully decorated to help make your stay all the more relaxing and comfortable.

You can choose from The Hut, The Bungalow, African Dreams Cottage, Bushman’s Cave, Ethnic Moments, Suite-De-Luxe, Love Suite, Hope Suite, Peace Suite and the Joy Suite.

Rustic and romantic, The Hut and The Bungalow are thatched Rondavels that can accommodate up to two people each and comes with a double bed, fully-equipped kitchen for self-catering, fireplace, TV, fan and heater, a small outdoor patio and a mobile braai. One comes with an en-suite bathroom with a shower while the other has an old-fashioned bath.

The Bushman’s Cave and African Dreams Cottage can accommodate up to four people each and comes with King-sized bed and a double bunk-bed, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, a fully-equipped kitchen, fireplace, TV, fan and heater, an enclosed patio and a mobile braai.

Ethnic Moments is a zebra-themed room that comes with a King-sized bed, en-suite bathroom with a shower, tea and coffee-making facilities, air-conditioning, fan, heater, TV and a bar fridge. The room can accommodate up to two people.

Honeymooners can enjoy a stay in the Suite-De-Luxe. The room has an extra touch of luxury; it’s spacious and comes with a King-sized bed, en-suite bathroom with a double shower and spa bath, braai area, TV, air-conditioner, kettle and bar fridge.

The Hope, Love, Peace and Joy Suite are spacious and open-plan. The suites come with a King-sized or two single beds, en-suite bathrooms with a bath or shower, bar fridge, TV, fan, private entrance, a small patio with a view of the gardens, and coffee and tea making facilities.

Facilities at Winterton Country Lodge

Winterton Country Lodge @Rose Cottage, accommodation, Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal

Every morning you can enjoy a delicious farm-style breakfast served in the Lapa that overlooks the swimming pool and the beautiful Drakensberg landscape. Dinners can be served upon request in the cosy dining room with calming music and a roaring fireplace.

There are a variety of fun activities to enjoy in the area such as fly-fishing and canoeing in the dam, cooling down in the pool or just relaxing in the gardens. You can also enjoy free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the facility.

What do people say about Winterton Country Lodge

“Upon arriving at Winterton country Lodge you get an enchanted atmosphere with nature growing all over, we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend anyone thinking of staying. Julita was really friendly and helpful.” – Explore TripAdvisor.

“My friend and I recently stayed here for two nights while we went hiking in Drakensberg mountain. The accommodation met all our needs. The lodge is located in beautiful surroundings. Staff is very friendly. The service is excellent. Great breakfast. We had a bit of a car problem and the service station was not open. Justice, the owner’s son-in-law, offered to look at the car to see what the problem was and was able to fix it. This saved so much time and hassle. Justice, thanks again for a wonderful stay and all your help!” – Youdon TripAdvisor.

“This was an excellent choice for us travelling as two couples, it’s a family-run place land nothing was too much trouble. We stayed four nights – we particularly enjoyed the dinner they cooked for us on three evenings, Winterton is a very good centre for walking in The Drakensburg Mountains, They also arranged a guided tour for us of the battlefield at Spion Kop when which was close by. We loved it – we would go back!” – David TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Winterton Country Lodge:

  1. The Lodge is situated in a tranquil and quiet area, making it the perfect escape from the busy city.
  2. The owners and staff are helpful and friendly.
  3. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated.
  4. Breakfast and dinner are filling and delicious.
  5. There are a number of activities to enjoy in the area.

To find out more about Winterton Country Lodge @ Rose Cottage, give them a call on 082 804 3774 or email Visit their website at Find them on Google Maps.

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