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Drakensberg Mountain Retreat - Vergezient Lodge

PO Box 853, Harrismith, South Africa
Drakensberg Mountain Retreat - Vergezient Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband and I travelled by motorbike and our kids followed us in the car on a trip from Durban to Sun City and back. On our return trip we booked in at Lala Nathi and we were extremely impressed with our accommodation. There were 7 of us in total, 5 adults, my son whose 11yrs and our maids daughter... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I was fortunate enough this last weekend to spend time with family and friends at this amazing place. Set high up with spectacular 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains this is a must for nature lovers. Another plus is that you can either choose to go the self catering route and stay in the Barnhouse accomodation which consists of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing place for a relaxing weekend. The setting is incredible and being half way between Johanesburg and Durban was the perfect place for our family to meet. The Barnhouse was perfect for us. 10 adults and 11 kids and still plenty of room. We really enjoyed the walking trails and managed a 22km run around the various trails.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Stayed in the barnhouse. Stunning views, amazing walks and great accommodation. Perfect meeting spot as it is halfway between Durban and Joburg. No better spot in the berg. Will definately be coming back!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stayed for three fabulous nights at the lodge over christmas. What can I say about this place. Rooms were very clean and spacious. The lodge itself is very tastefully furnished. Sean the manager was very friendly and helpful, always on hand should you require any information. Food was excellent. What I did like is the fact you could make your... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Amazingly relaxing! The manager made us feel very welcome and we loved our stay at the retreat! Great walks leaving from the house and lots to do indoors too. The dinner was excellent with food, service and atmosphere. Would recommend this to everyone and i would definitely go back for more that just two nights!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Awesome views of the northern Drakensberg, the dams and the valley, during the (clear) day as well as at night (plenty of small shining lights). The name retreat is well chosen: Drakensberg Mountain Retreat Vergezient is secluded but the views, the wild horses on the property, the hikes and especially the staff and management make the trip well worth it.... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The restaurant looks very simple, yet the quality of food and service are very good. Staff members are friendly and professional - thanks to Violet and Sean.The ambiance generated by the neighbouring candle-lit sitting area (with sofas) and the next-door billiards room, gives you options for true relaxation. I shouldn't forget the mini-bar at the restaurant area!!! .... Pity I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

What a pleasure! My wife recently booked us 3 nights at the Drakensberg Mountain Retreat for our 2nd Anniversary...and it did not disappoint! Everything at the Vergezient Lodge is about the client...immaculate rooms, breathtaking views, good food and great service! A special word of thanks to Shaun (Manager) for the extra effort that he had put in to accommodate my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We immediately felt welcome when greeted by a very friendly Paul who manages the place. The rest of the staff was as friendly during our whole stay. We unfortunately stayed only one night, but this will be a great place to escape the rat race. There is plenty to keep yourself busy with even if the weather isn't too good.... More 

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