We spent 2 nights here in February after a stay in the Midland Meander.
The location is remote but in beautiful unspoilt countryside overlooking a nature reserve and a backdrop of Drakensberg mountain scenery.
The six chalets are very comfortable, each has it's own veranda with scenic views towards Spionkop battlefield site in the far distance. No TV or air con here - but who needs it in this back to nature/Out of Africa environment. The rooms are well laid out with large ceiling fans and a bath with window views over the nature reserve. The bed was the most comfortable in our stay in South Africa.
All meals are taken in the guest house dining room which also accomodates the residents lounge area full of memorabilia, Boer War artifacts, books etc.
The lunch/dinner menu is good and breakfast was buffet style with cooked breakfast to order.
We arranged a half day tour in the Lodge Land Rover along with 6 other guests at the Spionkop Battlefield Site.
Simon catered for all our needs inc chairs, sun unbrellas, water and a fascinating 3 hour description of the Battle between the British Army and the Boers.
Each evening before dinner, drinks were served either in the dining room veranda or at a "sundowner" on the high part of the lodge property overlooking the lower part of the Drakensberg mountaqin range. We were joined by another well known guide/storyteller - Rob Caskie during our stay at Three Trees who added to the ambience/experience.
Simon & Cheryl are excellent hosts and every request was met positively.
An unforgetable lifetime experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains, overlooking the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve and in the lee of the famous hill, Spioenkop, lies Three Trees lodge. Perfect half-way stop between Johannesburg & Durban, only 27km from the highway (N3)Spectacular scenery, locally grown Country-style food, fine linen and superb hosts makes this lodge the ideal environment in which to escape and unwind. This intimate luxury lodge is owner-managed by Simon & Cheryl Blackburn whose passion for Africa fills every corner. Guests are welcomed into their home, and invited to experience the warm hospitality in their family run lodge. ... more less
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