We had become used to a very high standard of lodge while staying in South Africa so this was a great disappointment. The first evening we were the only people in the hotel, the steak was good, however pudding was a dry piece of cake and a strawberry cut in half, we got the impression that if we were not there the staff could have gone home. The next day, I stayed at the hotel, I had to ask for cushions to be put on the chairs on the decking, they put out one.
I had to ask for a lounger by the pool. The pool was filthy as was the surround, when they did clean it there was so much chemical added that it was opaque and unusable for the rest of the day. The tap water in the rooms is not drinkable so you have a flask, this was not replenished until I asked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by low hills that slope up to the towering peaks of the Drakensberg and Free State Mountains. Spion Kop Lodge is the ideal place from where to explore the battlefields, set on an echo farm in Kwazulu-Natal. General Buller’s headquarters during the relief of the Ladysmith campaign, Mount Alice, is located on the farm. The beautifully restored, 8 bedroomed colonial-style farmhouse, is set in tranquil, secure grounds with superb views. Added to this there are two cottages, offering self-catering accommodation in an out-of-Africa setting. There is a library with an excellent collection of historical books, a dining room, cozy pub and a swimming pool. The owner and registered guide, Raymond Heron (F.R.G.S), guides guests to the many historic Battlefield sites, as does his son Alastair. We have 250 different bird species, hiking on the property and Sunset Boat Cruises and horse riding amongst the rhino, giraffe and various other animals. "Arrive as guests, leave as friends." ... more less
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