Situated in the lush forested highlands of the Karkloof mist belt, in the Natal Midlands, Kululapa offers a unique place to commune with nature at its best.
Whether you are a lone adventurer, a large family, a group, or a solace seeker, Kululapa is a perfect getaway for you.
Owners Anton and Hazel Hartwig, live on the property, close enough if needed, but far enough away to offer guests the privacy they require.
Nestled deep in the indigenous beauty of a lush untouched forest Kululapa ensures peace and quiet with no internet, only the sound of birdsong and the gentle gurgle of the mountain stream.
Kululapa offers fully equipped self-catering rustic accommodation with two options, depending on the size of your group.
The Lapa can sleep twenty-three people and is suitable for families, camp groups or large gatherings for getaways into nature.
The cosy open plan living area is furnished with plenty of comfortable couches and a dining table hewn from a single tree. A wood stove, the ‘Iron Lady’, in the centre of the kitchen is a perfect place for ‘kuiering’.
The balcony is a perfect spot for early morning coffee and to watch the sunrise, and a braai and bonfire area are perfect for evenings under the stars.
Upstairs, three bedrooms sleep six, seven and eight respectively, in oversized bunk beds, and there is extra space in the lounge. There are two inside toilets and basins and two extra outside toilets. Three outside hot water showers are heated from a boiler which burns alien wood.
Secluded Birdsong Cottage, where you will only hear the sound of birdsong, is suited to a couple, a small family, a single person seeking a solitary retreat, or a romantic getaway.
This comfortable and cosy cottage is open plan, with a fire place and a large window looking onto the forest, and a braai stand on the back patio.
A step down to the main bedroom features a queen size bed, or two singles, and the upstairs second bedroom has two mattresses, suitable for children. There is one inside toilet and basin, and an outside wood panelled shower, which gives a lovely sense of being in nature.
Kululapa is a bird watcher’s paradise with over one hundred species recorded, as well as small animals. A swim in the Hippo Hollow natural pool with a waterfall is a great way to cool off. Hiking, walking through the magical forest, a night hike, a bonfire, a picnic by the river, mountain biking, or relaxing with a good book around a roaring fire as the mist rolls in, there is something for everyone.
Nearby are the beautiful Benvie Gardens, Karkloof Conservancy, Canopy tours, Shalom Ministries and The Midlands Meander.
For more information or to make a reservation call 083 305 6250 or email email@example.com
Kululapa is found at District Road 583, Off Karkloof Road, Howick, KwaZulu Natal. Find them on Google Maps.