Qambathi Mountain Lodge Main building of lodge Dining area Lounge Bar area Honey moon suite Honey moon suite bathroom Garden suite Bush dinner on forest deck Pool deck Deck boma Main entrance Main Lodge Main Lodge fire place Qambathi Mountain Lodge Qambathi Mountain Lodge snow in winter Qambathi Mountain Lodge Qambathi Mountain Lodge Qambathi Mountain Lodge Garden Suite
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  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 4 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM
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We are an owner run adult only 4 star boutique lodge and nature reserve nestled in the heart of Kamberg Valley, Drakensberg, part of the beautiful Midlands Meander.


Qambathi Mountain Lodge has a magical atmosphere and it is a truly romantic setting surrounded by Drakensberg 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.


A total of only five suites 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.


Qambathi can accommodate up to 10 guests, and is perfect for a small groups such as family reunions, company retreats, or just  friends getting together.


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.

Area Info:

The magic of the Midlands Meander and beyond.

The Midlands Meander in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, is a collection of arranged routes that offer visitors hospitality in truly beautiful surroundings, outstanding accommodation, conference and wedding facilities, fascinating local events, fabulous cuisine and restaurants, revitalising outdoor activities and over-the-top adventure sports, historic landmarks, wildlife conservation, and best of all “shop-till-you-drop” unique arts and crafts.  An easy one-hour drive from Durban and four and a half hours on the N3 highway from Johannesburg, there is much to explore and do in the Midlands.  For all that is on offer, life is lived at a gentler pace, we take time to chat to strangers in the trading store and we grow our own vegetables.

The Midlands Meander is a region in beautiful KwaZulu Natal that stretches from just beyond Mooi River in the north, Hilton in the south, Karkloof in the east and the foothills of the Drakensberg in the west.

Taste some wine at Abington Estate, a  single vineyard boutique wine producer in KZN.  We think they are giving Stellenbosch a good run for their money.

Have a coffee and cake at Blueberry cafe and make sure to drink lots of their delicious coffee as a trip to the  the restroom is an experience in itself - you will know what we mean when you see it!

Health and 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.
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, Glengarrys 9-hole, par 33 golf course is great fun. Its 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.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation 30 days and less prior to commencement of stay will result in a cancellation fee of 100%.

Facilities & Services available:
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Wine Tasting
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Library
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Wi-Fi
English
Xhosa / Zulu
Other Language
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool

Qambathi Mountain Lodge is a Game Lodge in Central Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
Directions:

From Johannesburg, take far left toll booth in Mooi River and cross over N3 up to T-junction. Turn left here on the R103 towards Rosetta.
From Durban, take the Nottingham Road turn-off R103, and continue into Nottingham Road and turn right under the train bridge towards Rosetta.
In Rosetta, turn on the road indicated as Kamberg Camp and Rock Art Centre. Continue on this road till another similar sign (about 28 km), turn left and continue for 1,9km to gate on right hand side of road.

Approximate travel time:
Johannesburg: 4,5 hours
Durban: 2 hours
Pietermaritzburg: 1 hour
Nottingham Road: 35 minutes

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Children Policy

Adults only.  We look forward to welcoming guests from the age of 16.

Rooms and Units Available at Qambathi Mountain Lodge

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.

We invite you to enjoy absolute peace and  calm of the mountains.  Our suites 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 - wifi is available in our function room.

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.

Garden Rooms

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. 

Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults


Lodge room

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, they are also known to keep misquotes away.  All rooms are non-smoking and have electric blankets, a hair dryer, a room safe, separate bath and shower with guest consumables, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults


Latest Reviews
Had a fantastic time at Qambathi. The estate is in ideal location, the room are comfortable and beautifully set up, and the new owners are lovely. Kudos to the chef for doing an excellent job and really making us feel special. It was a perfect time away, I highly recommended it.
Jenna Mezhrahid Jun 2019