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Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

Road's End R57, South Africa
Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Steinbach, Burgenland, Austria
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The renovation of the Rondavels is still in progress, the Chalets are (more or less) finished. Well done. The old bath tubes are changed to showers and the rooms are bright and friendly. No fridge in the rooms (if you come or go to/from other parks). The heating of warm water is eco-friendly done by heat-pumps instead of gas burners.... More 

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EleanorMuller, Management operator at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you fr your review, and the details of your visit. You are correct that there are a few issues that need to be ironed out following the renovations, and we have an ongoing snag list with the construction team. We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and that one day you will return to visit us... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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132 reviews 132 reviews
27 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have finally been back to stay at Witsieshoek for the first time in 10 years. Of course we have been there many times in between for refreshments after we climbed the Sentinel. It is great to see that they are renovating and revamping this lovely hotel, which was in dire need of it. This weekend we stayed in Drakensberg,... More 

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EleanorMuller, Management operator at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the generous review, and the detailed information. We too are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new furniture for the rondawels, and know that will enhance those rooms as well. It will be great to welcome you back to the Lodge, and we look forward to it. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

It is very good to see that money is being spent on the accomadation - very nice rooms with modern bathrooms and comfy beds. For a publicly run and funded resort, they are making a big effort. The brilliant views over the Drakensburg are reason enough to come and with access to some of the best walks in the Northern... More 

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EleanorMuller, Management operator at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, and your supportive comments. The Batlokoa, the community owners, are very proud of their Lodge and we aim to return it to being a best-loved Drakensberg retreat. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. More 

Durban, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This was my second visit to Witsieshoek, the first 8 years ago. i liked it then but loved it now. On both our visits we chose to stay here because we wanted to hike up to Sentinal using the chain ladders to the Tugela Falls. The road to the resort passes through the town of Qwa-Qwa and other small villages... More 

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EleanorMuller, Management operator at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely, detailed review. It's good to hear that Witsieshoek is setting the right tone, and that your key take-away is that you'll be back. We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

Winterton, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We spent one night at this resort to facilitate an early start for a hike up the "chain ladder' to the top of the "Amphitheatre". The resort is located a half hour drive from the R57 junction on the R712. The road is tar or paved and in good condition. It passes through the town of Phuthditjhaba (Qwa Qwa) and... More 

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Management response:

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write the review - and we are so sorry that you were not happy with your meal. We will address the issue in training - both the food and the service that was not at the standard we expect. Please accept our apologies, and please do return one day - we'd... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If you want to do some great Drakeknsberg Hiking on a modest then Witsieshoek Mountain lodge offers an excellent hikers hut It was perfect as we used it to Hike up from Mahai Rest Camp in the Royal Natal National Park. We spent a couple of nights there as it is perfectly located to do the Sentinel Hike up the... More 

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It's so good to hear that the Hikers Cabin worked well for you - certainly the occupuancies indicate that it's hit the spot for hikers. We really appreciate you taking the time to write the review, and hope that we can welcome you back one day. More 

Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Sjoe we enjoyed staying at this establishment, nogal over the xmast break. The staff were friendly and always helpfull. We stayed in the new units and we found it confortable, clean and beautiful. The manager, Jan, was particular helpfull and was able to advise about anything we wanted. The supper on the Saturday night, beef stew, was especially delicious. The... More 

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EleanorMuller, Management operator at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive, cheerful comments. We're thrilled that you had a good time, and look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My first time visiting this mountain resort. We arrived late at night with no idea what the views would be like. We awoke to stunning views of the sentinel. The proximity to the sentinel car park means you can easy summit the mountain. The rooms kept us suprisingly warm in the cold weather and the staff are some of the... More 

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EleanorMuller, Management Operator at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely review, and in particular the comment about the team who are so friendly. It's important to us that guests enjoy their stay, and we love knowing that we got it right. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
35 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was our second night of our Hike in the Drakensburg. The resort is at the top of the Drakensburg near the amphitheater and Centinel. it is the perfect location to climb sentinel. The place is mid renovation. We stayed in one of the new rooms which was basic but nice. the rest of the place is old but i... More 

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EleanorMuller, Management Operator at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the very happy review. It's good to have this confirmation about how much you enjoyed the visit. We really hope that we'll see you again soon. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you ever want to climb the Sentinel in the Drakensberg, then staying at Witsieshoek will work perfectly. Ask for the new rooms, Sentinel 1 - 10, and you will experience warm, clean and comfortable rooms with exceptional views. We stayed two nights, arrived Friday, spent Saturday hiking up to the amphitheatre, returning late Saturday afternoon. The food was pretty... More 

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EleanorMuller, Management Operator at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the lovely, well-balanced review. We are so pleased to know that more and more people are seeing that Witsieshoek 'hits the spot' for what hikers in the Berg need - a good night's sleep, nourishing food, and easy access to the key hiking points. Hope you are back soon. More 

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