We camped for two nights at the backpackers and it's an amazing place to wake up in. The facilities are clean and overall very cool. The staff however is TERRIBLE. We waited over 30 MINUTES to be served a beer. This was during off season- i'd hate to see what it's like during peak season. Also, the lady at reception is the rudest person that i encountered on my month long trip in SA, she really needs some manners. A card machine would also be a nice touch, seeing as not everybody prefers to carry around R1500 in their pocket. Shape up guys!
- 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