We stayed at TOP Lodge in April this year and it was awesome! We didn’t have a 4x4 so Gavin gave as a ride the last 4 km. Do not even think about driving this road in a normal car. During our 4 nights stay he gave us a ride to our car and back whenever we wanted. That was really nice of him. Even though our plan initially was to go hiking in the close by Royal Natal Park at least 2 days, we ended up going only one day since we preferred to stay at TOP Lodge and enjoy the silence and nature there. The cottages are really nice and comfy. We used the fireplace every evening since it was starting to get cold. The cottages are fully equipped and we didn’t miss a thing. There are some hiking trails at the farm which are nice for a short hike. There is also a 2 hours trail but we preferred to lie in the sun, listen to the birds and enjoy the view. We would definitely stay there again since it is the perfect place to get away from all the city stress!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away high in the Mont-Aux-Sources district of the Northern Drakensberg Mountains, situated midway between Durban and Johannesburg, our two stone-and-thatch self-catering cottages, beautifully appointed and fully fitted and equipped, offer the ultimate getaway destination in a completely secluded mountain wildlife sanctuary accessible only by off-road 4X4 vehicles (or transfers provided free of charge), in beautiful natural surroundings - the perfect mountain wilderness experience for adults and children alike. ... more less