Nestled in the foothills of the Central Drakensberg Mountains overlooking Bell Park Dam and with spectacular views of the Cathkin and Champagne Castle range you find a perfect location for a peaceful country get-away.
Here you can experience South African hospitality in a truly beautiful environment and be assured that we will go the extra mile to ensure that your stay in the Drakensberg will be most memorable.
Apart from being able to experience the vast diversity of our fauna and flora, our area offers a host of other activities to complete your holiday.
Treks and Trips offers you selfcatering accommodation in the Bell Park valley in the Central Drakensberg region.
Bergvlei Cottage is a cosy, comfortable self-catering and/or Bed & Breakfast Cottage with a stunning view overlooking Bell Park Dam to the impressive Cathkin range of the Drakensberg Mountains. It has a large main bedroom with bath, toilet and basin en-suite. The mezzanine floor has four single beds and is serviced by a second bathroom downstairs consisting of a shower, toilet and basin.
A lounge / dining room area leads onto a fully equipped kitchenette which has a stove, fridge, deep freeze and microwave and a nook in the garden has a built braai for outdoor cooking. There is a HiFi in the unit but no TV.
The cottage is reasonably close to the main house so security is excellent but has been tastefully screened for perfect privacy in its own garden area. Sleeps 6 in 1 double en suite and 4 singles on the mezzanine.
Uphall self-catering cottage is very private and set in a huge garden with a wonderful view of the Cathkin and Champagne Castle peaks of the Drakensberg. The main cottage has 1 double bedroom en-suite, a fully equipped kitchenette and a lounge/dining room.
The second, smaller cottage has a double bed and 2 children`s beds with a bathroom. The fireplace in the main cottage completes the image making this a true basic, country cottage with prices at the lower end of the scale.
No TV is available.
Gibbs Cottage is set on a hill overlooking Bell Park Dam with the Cathkin/Champagne Castle Peaks of the Drakensberg as a backdrop. The view is breathtaking and with the cottage having a large deck for relaxing and braais, one gets the full benefit of this beautiful area.
The cottage itself has a double room downstairs with a toilet/basin en-suite and another room upstairs also with a double bed and two divan beds which are suitable for children or teenagers. An extra sleeper couch is available downstairs. A bathroom with shower/basin/toilet services the bedrooms downstairs.
A large living area has a sitting room with fireplace and dining room and a fully equipped kitchenette leads off from there. The kitchenette has a two-plate cooker, a microwave as well as a mini kitchen with another two plates and an oven.
There is no TV in this cottage. There is however a stereo so guests are advised to bring tapes and/or cds.
Facilities & Services:
- Self-Braai / Barbecue
- Dining room
- Bar on the Premises
- Fireplace on the Premises
- Parking (off-street - covered)
- Other Language
- Mini Golf
- Hiking / Walking Trails
- Horse Riding
- Swimming Pool
Treks & Trips Accommodation Activities:
Drakensberg Boys Choir concerts
Hiking, walking and mountain climbing
San Rock Art
Arts and Crafts
Hotels, restaurants and supermarkets.
Spioenkop Game Reserve
Spioenkop Battle Fields
Treks & Trips Accommodation Map:
Clothing & Accessories:
If walking and hiking it is advisable to have a good pair of ankle-high hiking boots.
Health & Climate:
December/January/February - hot, occasional thunderstorms.
March/April- Cooler with possible rain.
May - the most stunning month with beautiful days and crisp evenings.
June/July/August- sunny winter days and cold nights with posible snow on the mountains.
September - Beautiful Spring days.
October/November - Warm.
Treks & Trips Accommodation Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
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We had a lovely stay. The small details such as a packed fireplace and the extra wood was a lovely touch. We will definitely be back.
Rating: Reviewed by Vernon Bezuidenhout over a year ago
It is a wonderful secluded cabin perfect for getting away from it all. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Rating: Reviewed by Yvette Truter over a year ago
The cottage was fully equipped not just the kitchen but also games, magazines, brochures etc. It was very clean, well set out, great wood fire place, fantastic views and we were greeted upon our late arrival. I would love to stay again, but for much longer. I have been recommending Bergvlei Cottage to my Australian friends.
Rating: Reviewed by Wendy Billeter over a year ago
The cottage was clean and comfortable. We had a bit of a problem with the lounge flooding during heavy rain.
Rating: Reviewed by Linda Twiggs over a year ago
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