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Lotheni Camp

Himeville, South Africa
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Vilnius
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Lotheni cottages for two nights and it was most unusual experience. The cottages are well equipped and comfortable, but it is to be remembered that electricity is there only from 5 pm till 10 pm and better be equipped with torches and charge your equipment during that period. There were very romantic kerosine lamps but we did... More 

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Thank acorna
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The only downside to the campsite for me was the lack of trees. Since the alien trees were cut down some years ago, shade is a problem. Aside from that the camp site has good space, a beautiful outlook over the mountains and clean ablutions - shower only. Note that there is no electricity (unlike further down at the chalets),... More 

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Thank FrancineDurban
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Spent 3 nights in cottage 2 at Lotheni this last weekend. The self catering cottage was well equipped and beds surprisingly comfortable. The views are breathtaking and the peace, soul lifting. Took a short hike to Jacob's Ladder a little waterfall about 1.8km from the cottage and easy enough for the most inexperienced hiker (which I am!). Also went down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant location, breathtaking views, secluded with own trout dam. Ideal to get away from it all. Gas geysers, lamps, fridge and chest freezer. No elektrisity. Great walks, swimming, vegetation and wildlife ( baboons and eland) and smaller animals/birds. Nice cycling to reserve entrance and back (uphill) for a good workout. Reception store have basic groceries. Friendly staff. Maintenance at cottage... More 

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Thank Danie T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

The cottage sleeps ten and is very basic. It is quite a distance away from the chalets and camp sites and quite secluded which is great! It has its own trout dam which only guests staying in Simes cottage may use. There is no electricity whatsoever and gas geysers, a gas stove and gas lanterns are provided. The staff also... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A beautiful weekend camping at Lotheni with the family. Friendly and helpful staff, exciting walks, beautiful waterfalls. Apparently there is a lovely walk to yellowwood caves but we didn't have time to visit so there will need to be a return visit.. Next time I want to try get in at Simes Cottage.

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Yokneam Moshava
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We arrived there on our way to Sani Pass. The name of Lotheni was given us by Clive from the Nottingham Road Hotel, and I became curious. The area is beautiful, no doubt about it. And definitely quiet and remote. If you only have the time for one place in the Drakensberg Mountains, choose Royal Natal National Park. It seems... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Lotheni is one of KZN's hidden gems, offering incredible scenery, comfortable accommodation and walks to suit a range of abilities. The park boast a range of wildlife, from eland to baboons, as well many birds of prey. Couldn't recommend it highly enough!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Lotheni is a quiet nature reserve set at the foot of the Drakensberg escarpment with a view of the Southern side of the Giants Castle. It is down a 45km dirt road, which is well graded and easy to drive in a high-clearance vehicle. There are some stony patches and an ordinary sedan can do it as long as you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Expect spartan but comfy accommodation (that does need a redo to be honest) in breathtaking mountain surrounds. But considering the low rates its a pretty fair deal. R450 per night for 2 - 3 peeps is really not bad. At Giant's Castle you will pay at least double (yes the accommodation is of a better quality but the views are... More 

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