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Spionkop Lodge is fortunate to be situated in the shadows of one of the most famous and bloody wars in South African history. Relive the memories and walk in the footsteps of three great leaders, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and Gen. Louis Botha.

Situated on an expansive 700 hectare game farm, Spionkop Lodge is the perfect base for exploring the berg, bush, birds, and battlefields of the region. The lodge offers visitors an awesome sense of space and beauty, supreme comfort and warm hospitality.

The turn of the century farmhouse has been beautifully restored in Natal colonial style. The converted barn now forms the magnificent dining room that boasts spectacular views. Guests can savour fine cuisine and excellent service whilst appreciating the African landscape and battlefield.

The business fraternity has the opportunity to gather at the Lodge’s modern, well appointed conference centre. Whilst happy couples can be guaranteed of an unforgettable Wedding Day by tying the knot at a really special venue.

Colonial style chalets are located in the park-like grounds, each individually furnished and appointed to offer luxury en-suite accommodation in an out-of-Africa setting. Guests are offered the choice of full board or self-catering facilities.

Cool down in the natural rock pool surrounded by water features, enjoy a quiet drink at the pub or spend time in the historic library with its extraordinary collection of war books. There are a multitude of activities on offer.

Guests at Spionkop Lodge will be free to set their own pace:
* Battlefield Trips
* bird watching (also from canoes on the Tugela river). Bird lovers will marvel at the vast number of birds this area has to offer - 270 species have been sighted.
* game viewing from Safari vehicles or on horseback in the Nature Reserve bordering the farm will give you a chance to see rhino, giraffe, buffalo and a variety of antelope.
* sunset cruises on the tranquil and beautiful SpionKop Dam
* outrides to overnight stops at Vaalkrans Battlesite on the banks of the Tugela River
* relax on one of the most magnificent game farms in the country

There is also the majesty of the nearby Drakensberg mountains. Hiking, Canoeing and fishing are also on offer so your visit can be as action packed or relaxed as you make it.

Area Info:

Situated on  a 700 hectare game farm, Spion Kop Lodge is the perfect base from which you are able to explore battlefields, berg, bush and birds of this region of Kwazulu Natal.


Game Drives
Battlefield Tours
Boat Cruises
Horse Riding
Bike Trails
Visits to Drakensberg Boys Choir


Game Drives
Battlefield Tours
Boat Cruises
Horse Riding
Bike Trails
Visits to Drakensberg Boys Choir

Clothing and Accessories:

Warmer clothing required from April - September

Health and Climate:

We have put specific measures in place to ensure the safety of our employees and our guests. On a daily basis, we are working to ensure that we meet the latest guidance on hygiene and cleaning.

Rooms and Units Available:

9 Lodge Rooms and 2 fully equipped self-catering units

Acacia Cottage
Acacia Cottage Consists of Three bedrooms (1 double ,2 twin bedded) 2 Bathrooms,Lounge,Fully equiped kitchen and Braai facilities.
Sleeps 5 Adults

Aloe Cottage
Aloe Cottage consists of two bedrooms (1 double bedded and 1 Twin Bedded), 1 Bathroom, Lounge, Fully equiped kitchen and Braai facilities
Sleeps 4 Adults

Lodge Rooms

9 x Luxury Double En suite Rooms.

Amount of similar units: 9
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Xhosa / Zulu
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed
4x4 Routes
Mountain Biking
Horse Trail
Historic Sites
Eco Tours

Cancellation Policy:

100% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival

Terms and Conditions

100% cancellation fee charged if cancelled 7 days or less prior to arrival


From Johannesburg:
Take N3 towards Durban.
After Tugela Plaza take interchange 230, turn left towards Ladysmith.
Take R600 on right - sign posted.

From Durban:
Take N3 towards Johannesburg, exit at interchange 194, left towards Bergville continue through Winterton.
Take R600 on right - sign posted.

Transfers available from Johannesburg and Durban International airport.

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Children Policy

Children are welcome

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  • Guests Rating: (1)
  • Accommodation Type: Country Lodge, Guest Farm and Self-Catering
  • Sleeps: 28
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM