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Welcome to Dragonview Lodge.  The first of its kind in the central Drakensberg, Dragonview Lodge is a four-star environmentally sustainable boutique hotel.  With only eight suites, Dragonview Lodge provides intimate and exclusive Drakensberg accommodation offering personalised services.

Our two executive suites boast an exquisitely decorated downstairs bedroom with a king-sized four-poster bed and an intimate lounge upstairs.  Enjoy a romantic dinner on the deck or raise a glass of champagne while taking in the breathtaking views from your private lounge.

The six contemporary family suites are all uniquely decorated with a king-sized bed downstairs, and twin single beds and a couch upstairs.  All suites lead onto a private deck with uninterrupted views of the Drakensberg Mountains.  The family suites can comfortably accommodate a family of four or two couples holidaying together.  An additional child under 12 years old can be accommodated on the couch.

The lodge offers an on-site bar and restaurant overlooking the Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak mountain ranges.  Unwind by the rim-flow rock pool while the kids splash in the pool or explore the Dragonland playscape.

Our two lounges, games room, children’s playroom, indoor heated pool and gym ensure the whole family is entertained even on chilly winter mornings and rainy days.

Establishment Facilities:
* Dragonview Bistro and Bar
* Children’s playroom
* Games room
* Rim-flow rock pool
* Indoor heated pool
* Gym
* Spa services available on request - provided in your room
* Dragonland playground
* Walking trails
* Picnic spots along the river and dam
* Private function venue

Area Info:

Nestled in Champagne Valley, Dragonview Lodge is perfectly located to explore all that the Drakensberg has to offer.

Champagne Valley in KwaZulu-Natal’s Drakensberg Mountains lies nestled between Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle.  Reached via the N3 national road through the towns of Bergville and Winterton, Champagne Valley is a popular family holiday destination for not only foreigners but South Africans alike.

As part of the Mdedelelo Wilderness Area, the Champagne Valley is ideal for hiking and mountain biking, along with excellent rock-climbing opportunities. Monk’s Cowl, located between Cathkin Peak and the Drakensberg escarpment, is one of the most difficult climbs in the region, offering beautiful views over the valley.

Champagne Valley is famous for being home to the internationally recognised Drakensberg Boys Choir, whose mountain-top performances have awed all who have heard them perform.  The valley is towered over by Champagne Castle, a 3 248m high mountain attached to the main escarpment. At the same time, Giant’s Castle, a protected area within the World Heritage Site, provides several rock-climbing routes.  The area can also be explored by scenic drives.


  • Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre
  • Dragon Rock Reptile and Nature Park
  • Monks Cowl Reserve
  • Spionkop Dam and Nature Reserve
  • Injisuthi Caves
  • Didima Cathedral Peak
  • Royal Natal National Park
  • Giants Castle
  • Mountain biking
  • Golf
  • Helicopter tours
  • Hiking trails
  • Drakensberg Boys Choir


  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Games room
  • Communal TV
  • Kids play area (Indoor and Outdoor)
  • Hiking
  • Spa services by prior arrangement
  • Restaurant and Bar on-site
  • Gym

Clothing and Accessories:

Review weather forecast.  Jackets are a must for the winter evenings.

Laundry services available.

Rooms and Units Available:

Executive suites
Our executive suites boast an exquisitely decorated downstairs bedroom with a king-sized four-poster bed and an intimate lounge upstairs. Enjoy a romantic dinner on the deck or take in the breathtaking views. Bathroom with Shower.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Family Suites
The contemporary family suites are all uniquely decorated with a king-sized bed downstairs, and twin single beds and a couch upstairs. All suites lead onto a private deck with uninterrupted views of the Drakensberg Mountains. Private bathroom with shower.
Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 4 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Limited Room Service
Wedding facilities
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed
Wine Estates
Rock Climbing
Mountain Biking
Horse Trail
Historic Sites
Ethnic Villages

Cancellation Policy:

If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.

Terms and Conditions

  • The cardholder & ID/Passport must be present at check-in
  • The credit card used for the online payment must be present at check-in
  • All rooms are non-smoking rooms
  • A fine of R 2000 is payable by anyone smoking within a non-smoking area
  • Please note all deposit refunds will incur a R150.00 administrative cancellation fee.
  • Adult rates are per person per night sharing and include bed and breakfast
  • Rates are inclusive of VAT.
  • Child rates are per child per night sharing with an adult and include bed and breakfast.
  • Children under 3 years stay free. * The first two people in a room are charged an adult rate, regardless of the age.
  • 20% single supplement surcharge.
  • Minimum 2-night stay on a weekend (Friday & Saturday).
  • Minimum 2-night stay in Peak Season.
  • Minimum 3-night stay 14th – 26th December
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice, please confirm rates before booking.
  • Dragonview Bistro is open seven days a week from 07h00 to 22h00 for hotel guests and day visitors.


Directions from King Shaka - Exit King Shaka International Airport onto Dube Boulevard and continue for 2.6 km. - Take the ramp onto the N2 and continue for 2.4 km. - Merge onto N2 and continue for 1.7 km. - Stay on N2, keeping right, and continue for 20.3 km. - Continue on N2, keeping right, for another 4.5 km. - Take exit 165 to merge onto N3 toward Pietermaritzburg/Johannesburg and continue for 170 km. - Take exit 179 toward Estcourt/Giants Castle and continue for 600 m. - Turn left and continue for 29.5 km. - Turn left onto R600 and continue for 12.9 km. - Turn left onto Champagne Lane and continue for 2.7 km to reach Dragonview Lodge.

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Children Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.

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  • TGCSA Grading: Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading
  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Boutique Hotel and Hotel
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 28
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM