Memorable holidays at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge in Northern Drakensberg

Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

From your base at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge, at the foot of the magnificent Sentinel Peak in Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, you will appreciate the quiet beauty and tranquillity of this region.

With unrivalled views of the Drakensberg Mountains, Mont-Aux-Sources and the Amphitheatre, you will find few other therapeutic holiday destinations. See HERE and HERE.

And given all that has been going on in the world, Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge is a great choice for those looking to unwind and re-energise. They have also put in place various COVID-19 protocols to protect you during your stay.

Witsieshoek is part of the Transfrontier Park Group.

Accommodation at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

There are four accommodation options available for you at Witsieshoek. The accommodation is ideal for families, hikers, large or small groups. Unfortunately, there are no facilities for pets.

With floor-to-ceiling windows across the mountain-facing walls, the eight luxury Sentinel Rooms are the finest accommodation that Witsieshoek. These spacious suites are furnished with stylish Cape Pine furniture and leather armchairs; five rooms have extra length king size beds while three have extra length twin beds.

Besides being wheelchair-friendly, each Sentinel Room is equipped with en-suite bathroom with basin, toilet and walk-in shower; two leather tub chairs; a writing desk and chair, luggage rack and wardrobe; toiletries; coffee and tea facilities as well as a private patio facing Sentinel Peak.

The Bungalows consist of five comfortable rondavel units. These are Witsieshoek’s original accommodation offerings and symbolize the lodge’s unique mountain style character. Each unit has an en-suite bathroom and some have lockable double interleading doors with a second unit for families.

In the Hikers’ Cabin, which opened doors in 2014, expect a budget offering that was designed for the needs hiker’s and backpackers. It has six cozy rooms each one with two twin beds as well as two spacious communal ablution blocks. The cabin is situated against the hill and faces out onto the vast expanse of valleys and dams below.

See their accommodation rates HERE and make an online booking HERE.

Facilities at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

Guest facilities at the lodge include a reception area where you can find pamphlets and maps for the area and its activities; a lounge area and well-stocked pub, which is also popular with locals.

Their à la carte restaurant serves buffet breakfasts, tea-time treats, light lunches (including packed lunches) and substantial, home-cooked evening meals. Complimentary tea and coffee is available all day for lodge guests.

In the lounge is a fireplace and large leather couches for cosy winter evenings as well as DStv.

Activities in Northern Drakensberg

The Drakensberg area offers a host of activities that are guaranteed to fill your days with endless fun and adventure. On offer is Hiking (see the various Hiking Trails HERE), camping, rock climbing, bird watching and many other fun activities.

See the activity rates HERE.

Reviews from previous Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge guests

“I stayed at Witsiehoek for a long weekend, to enjoy the Tugela Falls and Mahai Falls trails. The stay surpassed all expectations, given the wet summer the region has had this year. All of the waterfalls were flowing strong, the mountains were lush green, and the wildflowers prolific. I’ll be back,” wrote Darren S on their TripAdvisor page.

tracystewart8809 added; “Staff were always friendly and welcoming, they went out of their way to ensure my stay was great. They were attentive and inquired how the day’s hikes were when you were in the restaurant, also recommended short hikes around the Lodge. The accommodation was great, rooms are neat and clean. Definitely high on my recommend to other list and I will most certainly be back.”

Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge is located in Northern Drakensberg. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call + 27 (0) 58 713 6361/2 | +27 (0) 82 609 8988; email info@witsieshoek.co.za or visit them online at www.witsieshoek.co.za today. Follow them on Facebook HERE.

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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.

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