Situated with views of the Drakensberg Mountains, Sandford Park Country Hotel is steeped in history with an eclectic mix of old and new.
Established in 1850 and used as a British garrison for troops sent to relieve the besieged town of Ladysmith, Sandford Park allows the history of the region to narrate the essence of the hotel.
Located conveniently off the N3 between Johannesburg and Durban 1 kilometer from Bergville, Sandfords 41 hectares of unsurpassed natural beauty and tranquility takes advantage of the dramatic views of the seductive Berg.
Visitors are offered an opportunity to escape to a country style hotel, with activities from bass fishing and bird watching to nature walks.
The thatched chapel provides for a picturesque wedding setting amidst perfectly manicured lawns and a stunning rose garden. The chapel also doubles as a conference venue providing the perfect get away for a relaxed berg conference.
Accommodation at Sandford Park Country Hotel:
Guests are accommodated in 50 tastefully decorated and spacious en-suite rooms. With a choice between 26 traditional thatched rooms furnished in charming cottage style with picturesque garden and dam views.
The 24 executive rooms are finished with modern fittings, have bathrooms with a separate bath and shower, DSTV and patios with stunning views of the berg.
Sandford Park offers unsurpassed tranquility and natural, untamed beauty.
The natural habitats surrounding the dam provide a home for a variety of bird species and plant life, which our guests are welcome to enjoy through a wide range of activities, such as nature walks, bird watching, and fishing.
Other activities and facilities available include:
- Volley ball
- Swimming Pool
- Mountain biking
- Games Room with pool table, table tennis and darts.
- Variety of board games for those cold and rainy days.
Surrounding activities include:
- For historical buffs a trip to the Battlefields Area is a must.
- Spend a leisurely day horse riding on the Spioenkop.
- Visit the legendary San Rock Art Shelter at Didima.
- Rafting, Quads, Karting, Archery, Kloofing and Abseiling.
- Champagne Castle, Cathedral Peak and Royal National Park.
Helicopter and GPS co-ordinates: -28.708129, 29.333882
Durban to Sandford
Exit the King Shaka Airport via the N2 South, heading toward Durban.Take the N3 turn-off to Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg.
Follow the N3 until just past the Shell Ultra City (outside Estcourt) where you will take the first off ramp to the left namely the Winterton/Colenso (R74) route. At the intersection turn left again to Winterton drive straight through, continue on this road for 21 kilometres to Bergville. Travel just past the Caltex garage and turn right onto the R616 Ladysmith road. Travel for 2 kilometres and turn left again at the Sandford Park Resort turnoff. We are just 1.3 kilometres down this gravel road.
Johannesburg to Sandford
Follow the N3 until Harrismith where you will turn right onto the Bethlehem road (N5) travel for approximately 7 kilometres. Turn left onto the Bergville/Phuthaditjaba road (R712). Continue on this road until you see the Bergville R74 turnoff to the left. Turn left here and drive until you reach the little town of Bergville where just before town you turn left onto the R 616 Ladysmith road, continue for 2 kilometres and turn left again at the Sandford Park Resort turnoff. We are just 1.3 kilometres down this gravel road.