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Watervale Lodge - accommodation and delicious home-cooked meals in Inchanga, close to Cato Ridge, Camperdown, Valley Of A Thousand Hills, Botha`s Hill, Drummond, Shongweni, Hillcrest, Kloof, Gillits and Pinetown, (halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg) - in a secure and beautiful country setting.

Delicous breakfasts and home-made meals are served in the dining room and pub or, if you prefer and the weather allows it, outside on the veranda, or in the outside pub/braai area in the fresh country air.

Wake up in the morning to the sounds of the abundant bird life and take a walk in the grounds where you may be lucky enough to encounter some of the small wildlife at Watervale, such as Oribi and Duiker. A few Hamerkop families have also made Watervale their home.

The more energetic at heart can take a leisure 5 km walk up the valley, to take in the stunning views from the 850 m high crest whilst also enjoying the fascinating flora and fauna en route.

Accommodation at Watervale Lodge:
The comfortable en-suite rooms inside the Main Lodge and the outside en-suite rooms, as well as the log cabins with separate outdoor ablutions, carry the flavor of Africa, and are located in a quiet and beautiful African Setting.

Campers are welcome and can camp in the grassy areas close to the log cabins and ablutions or anywhere else on the 25 ha surrounding the Lodge, all of which are surrounded by an electric fence.

We have a variety of rooms, from backpacker dormitory that sleeps up to 10 / 15 people, our log cabins have 2 single beds and share ablutions. In our courtyard we host en suite bedrooms as well as a beautiful rondawel and family loft room that can sleep up to 6 people.


Leisurely walks, swimming, birdwatching, small game and animal farm. Nanny facilities available for children.

The route comprises, besides magical views and plenty of restaurants, Arts & Crafts shops, with plenty of African crafts, cultural, rural villages, a safari park, crocodile park, snake park and other general shops.

Children's play area with trampoline etc. Pool room and bar facilities. Outside dining facilities and braai area. DSTV in bar and guests lounge.

Rooms and Units Available:

Very basic self catering unit for budget guests. Sleeps 8, single wooden beds.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Family Loft Unit
Loft room with en suite shower and toilet, double bed, 2 bunkerbeds, easy view television.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Family Unit
Two rooms with 1 double bed, 3 bunker beds, full bathroom en suite, easy view television. open kitchen and lounge.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Log Cabin
Rustic log Cabin, sleeps 2/4 persons, wooden single beds, outside ablution facilities.2 of the cabins have toilet facilities.
Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

- 1 to 7 Days prior to arrival, no refund
- 7 to 14 Days prior to arrival 25% refund
- 14 to 21 Days Prior to arrival 50% refund
- 21 Days prior to arrival 75% refund


From Pietermaritzburg:
On N3, take off-ramp at Exit 43 (approx 42 km from Pmb) and turn left at the top of ramp. Take first turn-off to left (D 732 sign-posted Watervale Lodge) and follow the road to the Lodge. (approx 2.6km)

From Durban:
On N3, take off-ramp at Exit 43 (approx 43km from Durban) and turn right at the top of ramp. Cross over N3 and take first turn-off to left (D 732 sign-posted Watervale Lodge) and follow the road to the Lodge. (approx 2.6km)

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Caravan park, Game Lodge, Guest Farm, Guesthouse and Youth Hostel