Decided to have a family weekend away. there were 10 of us in total.
Place was spacious and well stocked in terms of utensils/stoves/fridges etc.
Great place for a bachelor party or big group of friends getting together.
Ladies did find that the rooms not being fully serviced daily was a slight issue - only the bins are emptied and dishes washed - bathrooms not washed or bedrooms not tidied - but place was generally a neat condition.
drive to get there was excruciating - about 11km of untarred road in very poor condition - took 1.5 hours to get through. Probably the 1 factor that would deter me from returning. Furthermore there was an additional 19km of really poor road when getting there from Johannesburg that you have to get through very slowly unless you have a bakkie/4X4 and in some cases even those 4x4s had to still slow down for certain parts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Drakenberg Mountain Retreat is a stunning destination in the northern Drakensberg with breathtaking views. Accommodation at the Lodge is fully catered for breakfast and Dinner. Lunch can be ordered and can be enjoyed on the patio or a picnic basket for your walk in the mountains. The rooms range in quality and size so chat to the management if you want something specific. There are 2 luxurious rooms for romantic couples wanting a totally private retreat. Our pet friendly rooms have enclosed gardens and our large family rooms are wonderful for relaxing with the kids. There are no fixed entertainment activities for the kids. There are marked hiking trails for the fit and not so fit. Enjoy the streams, rivers and just be captured by the quiet of nature. Bring some board games for kids and some of their books from home. Useful on rainy days. The Lodge is set high on a ridge overlooking the northern Drakensberg, the Maluti mountains and most of the central Drakensberg. A wonderful base from which to experience what this part of the Drakensberg has in store for you. The BARNHOUSE is our Self Catering option on the same premises. It offers accommodation for groups and conferences. Enjoy the "homely" atmosphere and caring hosts. ... more less
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