Really enjoyed our stay at Amphi Backpackers. The whole lodge is really nicely decked out with a great pool area and bar and the room was clean and comfortable. Hot tub in the bar is pretty cool though looked pretty grubby!
Really well located for the Royal Natal National Park - only about 30 mins drive away. The amphitheatre/ Tugela falls tour was absolutely fantastic - guides were interesting and knowledgeable and the walk is totally spectacular.
Only downsides: would agree with other reviews that the meal is maybe a bit over-priced but ours was quite nice and wine and other drinks are well-priced. We also had to wait quite a long time for someone to turn up to check us in when we arrived.
- 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