In a remote region of South Africa where three mountain ranges meet – the Drakensberg, the Witteberg and the Maluti – lies a very special place where the hand of man has brushed it but lightly, beautiful San rock art being the only sign of its former inhabitants.
Tenahead is 3 500 hectares of unspoilt mountains, valleys and streams. It holds a treasury of flora and fauna and it is the perfect place to experience another life.
Tenahead is home to many antelope and smaller animals including lynx, jackals, rock rabbits, amphibians, reptiles and over 300 species of birds. The hills and valleys are a cornucopia of wild flowers and at night skies are spangled with millions of stars.
The only one of its kind, the lodge is hand build by stone masons, Basotho style from rocks and stone collected from the area.
All the spacious living areas of the lodge are warmed by open fireplaces and have been stylishly decorated. The Lodge has three lounges, a breakfast room, main dining room and library. Also a wine cellar which is stocked with some of South Africa’s finest wines.
There are two wooden decks where lunches and sundowners can be enjoyed, weather permitting. The reception area has a curio shop, stocked with a variety of African art as well as local art sourced from the area.
Facilities & Services
- Conference Facilities available
- Internet access
- A la Carte Restaurant on site
- Lounge Bar on site
- Room service
- Secure Parking on site
- Transfer available
- Set within Alpine Nature Reserve
Tenahead is 33km`s from its nearest town, Rhodes. A high clearance or 4x4 vehicle is required to get to the lodge. Alternatively, transfers from Rhodes to Tenahead and back are available at the additional cost of R4.50 / KM
Fuel Remains a problem in Rhodes, so kindly fill up before Rhodes.
Facilities & Services:
- Children under 12 years
- Honeymoon Couples
- Laundry Service
- Ironing Service
- Limited Room Service
- Special Meals on Request
- Conference facilities
- Wedding facilities
- Dining room
- Bar on the Premises
- Internet Access
- Fax & Photocopy Machine
- Parking (open and off-street)
- Fireplace on the Premises
- Parking (off-street - open)
- Hiking / Walking Trails
- Communal Television
- Horse Riding
- Communal Satellite TV
- DVD and/or VCR
Seven luxury, en-suite bedrooms with open fireplaces which are lit throughout the snowy winter. Each is beautifully furnished for comfort and luxury.
Large double glazed windows grace a single wall of each bedroom, framing panoramic views of the awesome mountains and valleys.
The bedrooms all have a stocked bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities, satellite television and a satellite phone. The bathrooms are fitted with both a shower and a bath.
Tenahead Mountain Lodge Activities:
- Snow Skiing from end May to Aug
- Rock Art and Dinosaur footprint visits
- 4 x 4 Excursions
- Game Viewing
- Sundowners at the Top of the World
- Hiking trails
- Horse riding
- Mountain biking
- Fly Fishing
- Vulture feeding
- Star Gazing
Tenahead Mountain Lodge Map:
Clothing & Accessories:
During summer months: short pants and shirts, comfortable hiking shoes and sandals for daywear and for evenings, long pants with a warm jacket or polar fleece top.
Autumn and spring can be chilly with bitterly cold spells a possibility. Winters are bitterly cold Windless days in winter are awesome. Guests will need to bring thermal underwear, warm clothes and thick jackets.
If guests anticipate that they may require medication or supplies of any kind please advise management in advance or supply your own.
Tenahead Mountain Lodge Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 3
Shauna and Nolin are splendid at what they do and always try their utmost to make you feel welcome. Compliments to the chef. The lodge has a nice relaxed feel to it and I would recommend it to anyone who loves peace,quiet and nature.
Rating: Reviewed by Elke van der Westhuizen over a year ago
we had a stunning time at a stunning place.
Rating: Reviewed by Schneider over a year ago
Rating: Reviewed by Jorge Fernández over a year ago