New owners, Nadia and Stephen are excited to welcome you to Qambathi Mountain Lodge
. We are a family run boutique lodge nestled in the heart of Kamberg Valley, part of the beautiful Midlands Meander.
Qambathi has a magical atmosphere and it is a truly romantic setting surrounded by mountains and valleys. Excellent service supports the superb cuisine and is sure to turn any day into a fairy tale experience. Great care has been taken to create unique and inspiring luxury accommodation, where you can sink into total comfort of meticulously designed rooms defined by a blend of nature`s colours and contemporary use of natural materials with luscious textures.
At Qambathi, the overall effect is relaxed yet well heeled with the existing farm buildings transformed into sophisticated guest accommodation. A total of only five luxury suites and one self catering garden cottage makes Qambathi a very personal and stress free oasis. The garden rooms have their own private decks with hanging chairs overlooking the gardens and mountain. The Chill Lounge and Pool Deck area offer panoramic views, ideal to enjoy a late afternoon sun downer or to simply relax in the sun.
Enjoy the Qambathi forest trail taking you deep into one of the last remaining indigenous forests in the Kamberg valley or a casual walk on the existing game trails to enjoy the beautiful views where zebra and blesbok keep you company.
Enjoy wine tasting, cheese making, candle dipping and many more sight-seeing adventure tours available to visitors in the area. The Kamberg Mountain Reserve and Kamberg Rock and Art Centre is only a short distance away with the Midlands Meander only a few km down the road. Whether you are looking for a wedding/honeymoon destination, luxury retreat or adventure, Qambathi Mountain Reserve offers tourists to KwaZulu Natal a holiday to remember.
Qambathi can accommodate up to 14 guests, and is perfect for a small groups such as family reunions, company retreats, or just friends getting together. Please contact us to book Qambathi exclusively.
Dining is a culinary journey at Qambathi, a journey that reflects and celebrates local South African flavours. One that plays on all the senses with an uncompromising commitment to using only the freshest ingredients and producing as much as possible on site, whether it be freshly made compotes with which to flavour your breakfast yoghurt; bread to tempt you at lunch; gorgeous side dishes to accompany your mains at dinner and a whole host of other delectable, freshly made goodies.
We`re passionate about sharing healthy, delicious food and drinks, that are as good for the planet as they are to taste. Our ethos is built on health-promoting foods as much as a good time. We are delighted to offer plant-based meals.
Join our Yoga Teacher, Nadia for daily Sunrise yoga session. No experience required and no, you don`t have to be flexible.
Accommodation at Qambathi Mountain Lodge:
Sink into total comfort of the meticulously designed rooms defined by a blend of natural colours and contemporary use of natural materials with luscious textures. Great care has been taken to create unique inspiring luxury with 3 superior garden suites, 2 luxury lodge rooms and a rustic self catering cottage.
Our three garden suites are truly unique, starting life as a small class room, greenhouse and stable. They have all been meticulously converted into beautiful guest accommodation. All three suites boast their own chill out decks with hanging basket chairs to enjoy the beautiful gardens and mountain views. Our suites include luxury finishes such as handmade camphor wood beds, free standing baths and separate showers.
Our two lodge rooms form part the original farm house built in 1918, now the main lodge . The rooms have direct access to the pool deck, chill out lounge, bar and are not far from the wine cellar. They boast luxury finishes such as handmade Camphor wood beds, which guarantees a very restful nights sleep, the are also known to keep misquotes away. All rooms are non-smoking and have underfloor heating, a hair dryer, a room safe, separate bath and shower with guest consumables, and tea and coffee making facilities.
The two bedroom cottage sits on the foundations of an old jail. Great care has been taken to keep the cottage in a farmhouse style to match the sounding country side. Sleeping 4 comfortably, the cottage comes with a lovely lounge with a fire place, perfect for a game of Monopoly in the winter with the family. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen and a family bathroom with bath and shower. On nice days, why not have a braai and enjoy the beautiful views.
We invite you to enjoy absolute peace and calm of the mountains. Our suites and cottage are built with pure relaxation in mind which is why televisions, and radio`s are no where to be seen apart from in our function barn when the rugby is on.
Take some time out to unwind. Read that book that you have been dying to read, remind yourself of the sounds of nature. Make shapes out of the forming clouds or get cosy when a storm is brewing.
Qambathi Mountain Lodge Activities:
Wine Tasting - Never say no to your mum and to a glass of wine, is our life's motto. We can arrange a tasting of some of our favourite wines as well as wine and cheese and food pairings
Trout fishing - Enjoy those long peaceful hours by the water casually sipping beer? Or maybe you're just looking for an excuse to get away from the wife for a few hours. Whatever your reason trout fishing in the Midlands is THE THING to do.
Kamberg Rock Art Centre - Just a short drive from Qambathi takes you to Kamberg Rock Art Centre where you can admire the ancient San Bushmen Cave Paintings and learn about their history and culture.
Golf - Set in The Little Berg mountain range with the Little Mooi River running through, Glengarry’s 9-hole, par 33 golf course is great fun. It’s challenging design brings all that nature has to offer into play while the neat fairways and greens run true
Hot Air Ballooning - Of you're feeling spontaneous why not take to the skies and see the berg and midlands from above? It's a once in a lifetime experience.
Midlands Meander - From candle dipping and cheese tasting to fishing and golf, there is a world of adventure and leisure on your doorstep.
Battlefields Tour - Qambathi lays in close proximity to the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer War battlefields. Ask us for guided tour recommendations.
Picnics and Romantic Dinners - Picnic on a mountaintop or a romantic private dinner- nothing is a problem just ask us in advance.
Stargazing - Discover the magic of the night skies far from the light pollution and enjoy views of the Milky Way and far beyond.
Hiking - You are welcome to Hike at Qambathi Nature Reserve surrounded by Zebras, Bushbok and more. If you would like to arrange a guided hike let us know in advance.
Mountain Biking - If you're feeling adventurous hop on a mountain bike and take a ride up the mountain. You can also hire bikes and check out Glengarry for a biking trail.
Birds Safari - So, apparently twitching is not just being restless in your seat but also bird watching. Get your binoculars and your bird book ready.
Yoga and Meditation - Join Nadia who is also a Yoga Teacher for daily Sunrise yoga session. No experience required and no, you don't have to be flexible.
Sani Pass - The mother of all South African mountain passes, take a self drive if you dare or book a Sani Pass tour.
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Health & Climate:
As we are situated in the Drakensberg, summer temperatures may range from 20° C to 30° C during the day, often with dramatic afternoon thunderstorms.
Winter daytime temperatures range from 10°C to 25°C and the night temperatures can drop to below 0° C.