Drakensberg Mountain Retreat
is a stunning destination in the Northern Drakensberg only 20 km beyond Sterkfontein Dam. Situated high on a ridge overlooking the Drakensberg and the Maluti Mountains many have said that the views are unsurpassed.
It offers much more than comfortable, affordable country style Northern Drakensberg accommodation. The spectacular views, vast spaces, wild winds and superb walks make it the perfect place to experience the beauty and magnificence of the Drakensberg. The deep silences, unfamiliar at first, will soon work its magic rejuvenating body and mind. This is a place to relax, unwind, take stock and regain peace.
This is a cosy haven for those who like old fashioned holidays, with peace and quiet, excellent home-style cooking, reading near the fireplace, playing board games and pleasant company; also a wonderful base to experience the mighty Drakensberg. An ideal retreat for individuals, families or groups either self catered or fully catered accommodation.
Accommodation at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat:
The Lodge has 9 rooms and offers a dinner, bed and breakfast rate. The rates vary per room and can be found on the rates page. We offer a fully stocked bar and can arrange lunch at the lodge.
Vergezient Lodge with its numerous lounges and fireplaces is comfortably furnished and blends rustic charm with old fashioned elegance. The Lodge has tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms and a number of bedrooms have their own lounges; some with fireplaces.
The lounge, dining-room and enclosed verandah offer generous and comfortable spaces with a 100km long panoramic view of the Central and Northern Drakensberg including the Amphitheatre and Royal Natal National Park. It is said to be one of the best views of the Drakensberg.
Food is an important part of your stay at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat and our excellent home cooking, prepared with passion is loved by the guests, especially the 3 course, set menu candlelit dinners.
At Vergezient Lodge, dinner, breakfast, as well as morning and afternoon tea, are included. We also offer packed lunches for those wanting to enjoy the surrounding area as well. These are not included in our rates and can be ordered from the kitchen between 12:30 and 13:30
Breakfast is served from 7h30 to 09h00. Enjoy fresh fruit, yoghurt and cereal and then order your full English breakfast from the helpful staff. Dinner served at 19:00 is a 3 course, set meal by candle light. We do cater for any dietary requirements. We have received endless compliments on our home style cooking enjoyed by the fire place in the dining room.
Drakensberg Mountain Retreat Activities: Hiking:
Experience the rich culture, breathtaking views and captivating history of the majestic Northern Drakensberg. Become captivated by the beauty and tranquility of this mountain resort situated between Harrismith and Bergville, South Africa. This wonderful place offers spectacular views, vast spaces, wild winds, rain, sunshine, clouds and rainbows and in all of this â€“ silence.
Being in the wild foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains walking, hiking or even adventure trekking are obvious activities on offer from easy strolls to gruelling expeditions. There are a number of well set-out walking, hiking and mountain biking trails which allow you to enjoy the varied landscape and flora of Drakensberg Mountain Retreat. The trails vary in difficulty and distance and are well mapped and marked. Experienced local guides are available.
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Health & Climate:
June-September quite cold with a snow fall possibility.
All round great experience. The solitude of the location, service attendance and food. Advice given on the trails available.