We had a rental car so we are not the ideal customer of ABL, they more prefer the Baz Bus customer who doesn't have the option to leave until the next bus comes to town. Their system works on a tab system, you arrive pay a deposit that assigns you a bill #, than everything is on the tab so you are free to spend money (good Las Vegas system). They will cater to all your needs of hiking, transportation, and drinking. So what drove us over the edge?
One rotten tomato, the 37-45 year old creepy guy that checked us in and during his pre-planned introduction spill to us and the recently arrived Baz Bus'ers multiple times reiterated how important it was for the girls to get into their bikini's as quickly as possible and lounge around the septic pool for his viewing pleasure as "that would really make my day".
Seeing how their system works with the tab system and only options to do anything (unless you have your own car) is through them and their overpriced charges our gut reactions told us to run!
We ended up in Kestell that night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The venue is really amazing. The lodge is found on a stunning 300 hectares of land near the foot of the Amphitheatre (Royal Natal National Park) and Cathedral Peak. The Mpande River weaves through the lands. There are buck, small mammals and a fantastic array of wild birds near the 2 dams and a picture postcard view from the lawn, a 360 degree panorama that takes in the entire Northern range from the Amphitheatre all the way to Cathkin Peak. The lodge is a base from which you can explore different sections and all the highlights of the Drakensberg Park each day. Built from stone, thatch and wood, the place is like an artist's sculpture with stained glass, metal and wooden carvings, mosaics and beautiful indigenous rockeries. ... more less
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