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Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gorgeous remote location. Remote being the operative word – booking with the Drakensburg Mountain Retreat comes with a warning not to arrive after dark, as the final ten odd kilometres are definitely off the beaten track. But the gorgeous views of the Drakensburg Mountains are the prize at the end of it. This is definitely a place suitable for families...

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Newcastle, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A home away from home. Tranquil...with warm and friendly service. Breathe taking views revealing the splendour of God's awesomeness. Special commendation to the manager and his friendly and kind nature. The TV lounge and fire place was cosy. A place of quality should not be hidden from others...

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely lodge in a beautiful setting. Comfortable rooms and inviting lounges with wonderful views. Good breakfast and delicious dinners. The public spaces are provided with wood stoves and the rooms with heaters. A herd of feral horses frequents the grounds and eland can sometimes be seen. A variety of walks and hikes are available. Games and puzzles are provided...

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

Hi Anna, Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to host you and Pops here. We sure hope to see you both soon booked into our Barnhouse with your families. Kind Regards DMR Team

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First thing to note is that if you drive in a small car be prepared for the very rutted track that leads to the property. It seemed to take us forever to get there but was probably less than an hour. But... it was well worth it. It is Lovely! Great views, great hosts, excellent food, exhilarating walks, wild horses....

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

Thank you for your complimentary review. The authorities have since graded the road, which has made the drive easier. We enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return visit. Kind Regards DMR Management

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We especially enjoyed your hospitality and great food, never mind the amazing view and animals. Keep on doing what you do, you've exceeded our expectations - we do travel a lot!! You'll definitely see us in future!!

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DrakensbergRetreat, Assistant Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Hi 386hristelleb, Thank-you for your lovely review. We also were so pleased that you spent another day with us, even though it was not planned. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and are planning a return trip. DMR Management

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Scenic views, relaxed atmosphere, delicious, home-cooked meals, awesome hikes...peace and quiet! The hikes are well marked with a variety of different areas to explore. Oom Pieter se bos was a personal favorite!

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DrakensbergRetreat, Assistant Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our retreat. We look forward to your next visit with us. Kind Regards DMR Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Slightly off the beaten track but still very accessible from Harrismith, the lodge has stunning views over the mountains and wild horses passing by. Plenty of hiking trails for all levels of fitness which are (in general) well marked. Rooms are spacious, rustic and yet comfortable.

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DrakensbergRetreat, Management Team at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear DTCambridge, Thank you for taking the time to write up a charming review. It is satisfying to know that you appreciated the beauty and comfort of our Retreat. DMR Management Team

Pretoria
Reviewed 5 April 2017

My wife and I cant wait to get back there! Serenity, breathtaking views, and outstanding service and hospitality!! THE BEST place to put your feet up, and enjoy a home away from the noise and chaos of your everyday life!

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DrakensbergRetreat, General Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear jpc556, Thank you very much for your fabulous review. Always lovely to know that our guests are pleased with our service and hospitality and cannot wait to return. We too enjoy your visits and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sun City, South Africa
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The spot is Unique! On top of the mountain, total tranquility and dozens of wild horses surrounding you with a great view of the Drakensbergen. Friendly staff and very helpful with hike maps. Good routes varied from 1-6 hours. Stunning views, rock paintings and a waterfall to walk to. Please note that te last part of the rond to reach...

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

Dear joanna793, Thank you very much for your amazing review here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as our beautiful hiking trails. Thank you also for your kind words towards our staff. We are all looking forward to welcoming you once again in the near future. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lovely place to stay, the views are breathtaking. Lovely hiking trails, comfortable accommodation and good food. Staff very helpful and friendly . The only thing I can complain about is the dirt road up to the hotel was in very bad condition.

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DrakensbergRetreat, Guest Relations Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear 987roser, We truly appreciate your kind review on the different aspects of Drakensberg Mountain Retreat. We hope you have the opportunity to experience Drakensberg Mountain Retreat again. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

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  • Breakfast included
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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: €70 - €116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Drakensberg Mountain Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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