Wild Horses Lodge

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This small, romantic country lodge with its four ultra luxurious rooms, is privately owned by Jon and Trish Hawkins.

Conveniently situated halfway between Johannesburg and Durban and Bloemfontein, just 40 km from Harrismith, Wild Horses is the perfect place to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.

We undertake to provide our guests with peaceful surroundings and complete privacy and, for this reason, children and pets and not permitted.

The Lodge consists of an accommodation wing, a dining room which opens onto an extensive terrace, a lounge with private library and a well-stocked wine cellar.

A Koi pond, rim-flow pool, rose garden and landscaped indigenous garden complete the picture.

Accommodation is offered on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis or the Lodge can be booked in its entirety for private functions.

Smoking is not permitted in the Rooms, Bar, Guest Lounge or Dining Room.

Facilities
Every care has been taken to make your stay at Wild Horses as comfortable as possible and to provide outstanding facilities and amenities.

* The Dining Room offers a five star dining experience;
* Massages can be booked by prior arrangement, are charged for separately, and take place in the privacy of the guest's suite;
* The library has a good selection of novels and other reading material;
* The guest lounge has underfloor heating, DSTV, Internet access and fax facility;
* The lodge has excellent 24-hour security and a rifle safe;
* There is Wireless Internet connectivity and good cellphone reception.

Activities:

- Hiking
- Fly fishing
- Bird watching
- Game viewing
- Boat cruises
- Horse riding

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of premature departure we may charge for the full original booking.
Cancellation 0 - 14 days before date of arrival, or no-show – visitor forfeits 100% of deposit paid.
Cancellation 15 - 28 days before date of arrival – visitor forfeits 75% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater).
Cancellation 29+ days before date of arrival – visitor forfeits 50% of deposit paid or 25% of full quote value (whichever greater).

Facilities & Services:

Honeymoon Couples
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Spa
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Library
Internet Access
Parking (open and off-street)
Tourism Information Desk
Wi-Fi
Afrikaans
English
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool
Directions:

From OR Tambo Airport : Johannesburg

* Take N12 towards Johannesburg
* Then the N3 to Durban, past Heidelberg, Villiers and Warden.
* Bypass Harrysmith
* At Harrismith glide off and pass Harrismith Inn on the LHS
* Straight to four way stop, and straight over this.
* Turn left to Phutaditjaba/QwaQwa/Bergville - R712/R74.
* Continue straight, past turn off to Bergville/Oliviershoek. Follow R712.
* Approx 10 km from this point you turn left onto the S20 to Qwantani.
* Travel for 4.7 km on dirt road
* Turn left and travel for 200m on tar road
* Turn right and travel for 11.3km on tar road
* Turn left at the Amanzi Amakhulu / Wild Horses Lodge sign and travel 400m to the Gate.
* Pass through the gate and travel a final 1.9 km to the Lodge


From Durban International Airport : Durban

* Exit Durban International and follow the road markers to the N2 North.
* Travel on the N2 North towards Durban.
* At the Multi-level interchange, turn left onto the N3 and follow the road towards Johannesburg.
* At Harrismith glide off and pass Harrismith Inn on the LHS
* Straight to four way stop, and straight over this.
* Turn left to Phutaditjaba/QwaQwa/Bergville - R712/R74.
* Continue straight, past turn off to Bergville/Oliviershoek. Follow R712.
* Approx 10 km from this point you turn left onto the S20 to Qwantani.
* Travel for 4.7 km on dirt road
* Turn left and travel for 200m on tar road
* Turn right and travel for 11.3km on tar road
* Turn left at the amanzi Amakhulu / Wild Horses Lodge sign and travel 400m to the Gate.
* Pass through the gate and travel a final 1.9 km to the Lodge.

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Units and Rooms

Four exquisite suites are designed to maximise the views from the Lodge and have been individually decorated to exceptional standards in rich textures, colours and fabrics which reflect the extraordinary beauty of the surroundings.

Original art works and Persian carpets, which cover the Cherry wood floors, have been carefully selected for each suite.

Suites have sumptuous en-suite bathrooms with showers and slipper or spa baths, separate toilets, individual climate control, real log fireplaces and oil heaters.

Television with DSTV is standard, as are hair driers, kettles, complimentary tea and coffee, a well-stocked bar fridge, digital safe and a writing pad and pen.

Creature comforts include Egyptian cotton linen on the beds, luxurious cotton bathrobes and towels and slippers.

Sunrise Suite:
The northfacing Sunrise Suite with its breathtaking views over the dam has its own entrance off the garden and is privy to spectacular sunrises which are offset by the beautiful sea green colour scheme of the room.

An extra length king size bed, ribbon voile curtains and a spa bath add to the luxury of the suite.

Sunset Suite:
With its magnificent views over the mountains and dam, the Sunset Suite is an apt name for this beautiful room, with its queen four poster bed, cherry wood flooring and gold silk curtains.

This upper level suite has a Juliette Balcony and slipper bath.

Guinea Fowl Suite:
With its private entrance from the indigenous garden, romantic queen canopy bed and spa bath, this ground floor suite is ideal for honeymoon couples.

Decorated in shades of cream, it has spectacular sunset views over the dam from its south west facing windows.

Zebra Suite:
Situated on the upper level of the Lodge with awesome northern views over the dam, the romantic Zebra Suite is decorated in sumptuous golds and creams and has its own Juliette balcony and slipper bath in the en-suite bathroom.

Latest Reviews

Extremely satisfied with service! Will certainly recommend to friends and definitely visit again.


Etienne Engelbrecht Apr 2008