An introduction to Drakensberg lodges. Central & Northern Drakensberg.
Lodges are accommodation establishments either located in wilderness areas or on the outskirts of such regions. Also described as very luxurious ’boutique hotels’. Lodges tend to provide an all-exclusive experience, which includes the provision of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Furthermore, the rooms are usually beautifully appointed but have a rustic appeal. Moreover, they often have large windows, patios and often plunge pools to enable guests to appreciate the beautiful scenery that surrounds them.
Additionally, they have spacious lounges, often with a library of books. Also, beautifully appointed dining room areas and unique bars. Sometimes, they have a boardroom or a small conference facility for executives to brainstorm their annual strategies.
Guests pampering includes the provision of the best wine, whisky and other forms of liquor. Moreover, professional chefs prepare meals and normally include a wide range of options and courses. Some lodges even offer dinners under the stars. Additionally, lodges often have a spa, where guests can have their ‘stress-ridden lives’ massaged away.
Moreover, lodges usually have specialist guides that can take you on tours during the day and provide you with spell bounding stories around a bonfire at night.
Lodges, often located in historical buildings, have an exciting heritage.
Some Drakensberg Lodges
The Central and Northern Drakensberg and the surrounding area of South Africa have a range of world-class lodges. The following are good examples
- Antbear Drakensberg Lodge
- The Owl and Elephant Lodge
- Three Tree Hill Lodge
- Winterton Country Lodge
- Mackaya Bella Lodge
- Spion Kop Lodge
- River Crossing