• Guest Rating: (4)
  • Self Catering
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Thendele Lodge is a tranquil, exclusive lodge nestled into the side of the hill with magnificent views of the Amphitheatre in the Royal Natal National Park from every window within its own secluded garden.

Above the amphitheatre is Mont-aux-Sources peak whereas its name implies, the Orange river starts its long journey to the Atlantic ocean and Thukela river cascades down the face of the amphitheatre, in one of the highest waterfalls in the world, on its way to the Indian ocean.

High Season:
High season dates and rates are applicable from:
12 December 2018 to 8 January 2019
20 March 2019 to 8 April 2019
19 April 2019 to 22 April 2019
14 June 2019 to 15 July 2019
8 August 2019 to 11 August 2019
20 September 2019 to 6 October 2019
High season rates are also applicable over any events.

Accommodation at Thendele Lodge
Thendele Lodge, a six-bed luxury lodge with three bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom, a spacious lounge dining room and a kitchen. Satellite television is also available.

The lodge also has a fireplace inside and a barbeque area outside.

A resident cook prepares excellent meals with food supplied by the guests.

The lodge is only available for a single group at a time. It is not booked per room, but by unit.

Cancellation Policy:

All bookings are confirmed once payment or partial payment is received.
Cancellations greater than 45 days prior to arrival = 10% of amount (min R100)
Cancellation within 45 to 30 days of arrival = 25% of the amount.
Cancellation within 29 to 15 days of arrival = 50% of the amount.
Cancellation within 14 days & arrival date = 100% of the amount.
Amending booked dates is as good as cancelling a booking if it falls within the cancellation period. Same policy applies to amending a booking.

Facilities & Services:

Children under 12 years
Babysitting Service
Parking (open and off-street)

From the north turn off the N3 just past Ladysmith on to the N11 and proceed to Bergville. The reserve is well signposted from here.
From the south turn off the N3 at the Winterton/Berg Resorts off-ramp and proceed to Bergville.

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Units and Rooms

6-Bed Lodge
3 bedrooms (single beds in each room), bathrooms, kitchen, lounge with TV (selected DSTV Channels), no swimming pool, braai area, fireplace inside, chef available to the Lodge, please bring your own food supplies, beverages.
Max Persons: 6
6-Bed Lodge (High season)

Max Persons: 6
Latest Reviews

Perhaps a bit more food selling in your shop especially when lots of visitors are expected to the lodge. Kitchen well stocked. Perhaps few match boxes in each lodge.

Adrian Patrick Burton Jul 2015

Suggest don't use cook if in Thendele Lodge (Giraffe) as is a bit hard for him to actually use your ingredients as you would. Many aspects of electronics on TVs etc don't work but otherwise is a very nice position.

David Woods May 2013

We stayed at the lodge and were surprised by the amazing view from the lodge, the surroundings are one of the most beautiful we saw. And the lodge itself was more that we could have hoped for. Lots of space, the rooms well furnished, the living room welcoming and providing us with all we needed. We enjoyed it very much and were sorry to leave after getting to know our kind 'resident cook'. We can really recommend the lodge to anyone wanting to enjoy a very special environment!

Johan Bosmans Sep 2012

Very good, but the bathrooms need to be upgraded.

Thomas Mueller Mar 2009