About a 10 minute drive off R616 on a gravel road was like travelling back through time to the late 19th century (check your history book: Boer war). The lodge sits on the hill and the views from the cottages as well from the main house into the neighbouring nature (game) reserve is outstanding. The furnishing has a historical touch, but you won't miss any of the amenities. The same is true for the main builing and the patio. This lodge is truly family managed. On each meal one of the family members joined our table to have breakfast, lunch or dinner with us. The food is very nice and fresh.
There are well signposted hiking tracks offering loops from about 30 minutes to 3 hours. Furthermore, we had a early morning guided game walk into the neighbouring game reserve where we saw buck, Zebra, Giraffe and Rhino and plenty of birds. In the afternoon we went horsebackriding with their own horses. I should also mentiond the 4 super friendly dogs. We stayed in the lodge for two nights, which was ideal for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains, overlooking the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve and in the lee of the famous hill, Spioenkop, lies Three Trees lodge. Perfect half-way stop between Johannesburg & Durban, only 27km from the highway (N3)Spectacular scenery, locally grown Country-style food, fine linen and superb hosts makes this lodge the ideal environment in which to escape and unwind. This intimate luxury lodge is owner-managed by Simon & Cheryl Blackburn whose passion for Africa fills every corner. Guests are welcomed into their home, and invited to experience the warm hospitality in their family run lodge. ... more less
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