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“Totally relaxing”
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Toplodge
Certificate of Excellence
Germany
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Totally relaxing”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

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!

Room Tip: Both cottages are the same and both have a great view. Currently a smaller third cottage is being bu...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful place to spend a 3 night break away. We had a joyfull time with our two sons age 24/21, went on the well marked hikes, enjoyed the magnificent views, lazed in the sun on the well kept lawn, drank and ate all the nice stuff we brought allong. Gavin is a superb host who picked us up in his 4x4, what a way to start!!! We experienced a thunderstorm like we had never seen before, such force of nature. All in all a great place to experience Africa,

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Everything for a great holiday with the family and friends is there: two super lodges, hiking trails, a dam with tubes, swing and fishing rods, a stunning view into the valley and the Berg. And most important: a very warm welcome by the owners. It is a different world upthere!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed February 8, 2013

My partner and I stayed at Toplodge for 3 days this week and had the most wonderful time we can remember. The lodge cottages are immaculate and beautiful. The fireplace is wonderful with a bottle of red wine. The silence and views are breathtaking. Gavin is the most friendly and interesting host I have ever had anywhere I remember staying. All in all I cannot recommend it highly enough if you are looking for a (literally) get-away-from-it-all vacation break. We are already planning when to go back for another visit.

Trust me - you will love it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We booked at Toplodge and it was one of the best times we ever had! Amazing views, quiet time away from it all! Gavin was an excellent host and contributed to our special time. The cottage was very neat and clean and had everything we needed, even a nice cozy fireplace. We really enjoyed this special time as a family - walking in the mountain. The kids enjoyed being themselves and going "back-to-nature".

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Pretoria
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

All the comforts of civilisation and all the joys of nature! We stayed in a spotless cottage, with a well-equipped kitchen, a well-constructed fireplace and a comfortable bed - and a nice hot shower. There are only two cottages (with a third being built), and the access road needs a Land Rover (Gavin, the owner, came and fetched us from Alpine Heath in his), so you feel splendidly isolated. Should you need anything, or need to go anywhere, however, Gavin is just a phone call away. The views are lovely, and we took our time with various short walks and hikes, taking over 1 000 photos in just four and a bit days. All we had to worry about was whether the eggs should be fried or scrambled. We returned home completely relaxed and ready to go back to Toplodge as soon as we get the chance.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

We very much enjoyed using this as a base for our day visits to the Royal Natal National Park.
Gavin was very welcoming and helpful. He happily gave us rides to and from the Alpine Heath resort where our (two wheel drive) vehicle was parked. This made it easy for us to maximize our time at RNNP (and to watch the rugby from Alpine Heath!). Returning in the evenings we enjoyed the stunning views from the warmth of our cottage. We also had the opportunity to try one of the short hikes around the property and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful scenery.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Toplodge

Property: Toplodge
Address: off District Rd D119 | Mont-aux-Sources, Bergville 3350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Bergville
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Bergville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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 

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