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Qambathi Mountain Lodge

Mpofana Road Qambathi Mountain Reserve, Kamberg 3300 South Africa
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New owners, Nadia and Stephen are excited to welcome you to Qambathi We are a owner run adult only boutique lodge and nature reserve nestled in the heart of Kamberg Valley, part of the beautiful Midlands Meander. ​ Qambathi has a magical atmosphere and it is a truly romantic setting surrounded by Drakensberg mountains and valleys. Excellent service supports the superb cuisine and is sure to turn any day into a fairytale experience. Great care has been taken to create unique and inspiring luxury accommodation, where you can sink into total comfort of meticulously designed rooms defined by a blend of nature's colours and contemporary use of natural materials with luscious textures. ​ A total of only five suites makes Qambathi a very personal and stress free oasis. The garden rooms have their own private decks with hanging chairs overlooking the gardens and mountain. The Chill Lounge and Pool Deck area offer panoramic views, ideal to enjoy a late afternoon sundowner or to simply relax in the sun. ​ Enjoy the Qambathi forest trail taking you deep into one of the last remaining indigenous forests in the Kamberg valley or a casual walk on the existing game trails to enjoy the beautiful views where zebra and blesbok keep you company. ​ Qambathi can accommodate up to 10 guests, and is perfect for a small groups such as family reunions, company retreats, or just friends getting together. Please contact us to book Qambathi exclusively.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Banquet room
Secured parking
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Adults only
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Room service
Extra long beds
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Polish, Zulu


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Mpofana Road Qambathi Mountain Reserve, Kamberg 3300 South Africa
Getting there
Pietermaritzburg Airport75 kmSee all flights
King Shaka Intl Airport139 kmSee all flights
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sophia a wrote a review Aug 2021
Durban, South Africa75 contributions14 helpful votes
Visited here for Anniversary. On arrival we were welcomed with a welcome drink and shown to our room.Very relaxing ,quiet getaway for couples or group of friends. The food was amazing and one if the best steaks I have had. Romantic turndown was extra special. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Stephen Maritz, Owner at Qambathi Mountain Lodge
Responded 06 Dec 2021
Wishing you a very happy anniversary, we are so thankful that you chose to spend it with us. One of our favourite parts of customer service is being able to spoil our guests on their special occasions. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and I am grateful for your recommendation to future guests. It is so helpful for our business. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback here and I hope we see you in the future for many more celebrations to come!
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NielsV94 wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
What an amazing experience my friend and I had. At Qambathi they know what hospitality is. They have thought about anything you would need. A nice fire during the rainy days, with some board games, cozy look and feel and a great way to connect with other travellers. And during sunnier days you can enjoy an amazing hike through the forest, enjoy the animals walking on the property or just laying at the pool. We completely relaxed during our stay, as they looked after us very nicely. We enjoyed our 5 course dining experiences as well as the drive to some other nice spots around for lunch. Also my room was amazing, a beautiful typical African Rondaval with amazing views, a nice deck to chill on and look at the horses and zebra's. We absolutely loved our stay and will be back soon!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Elmarie wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
My husband and I spent a much needed relaxing night here just over a week ago. What a delight! A real feast for the senses - from the wildlife along the way and the warm welcome on arrival to the delicious food and luxurious setting. We will definitely be back! Thank you Nadia, you are a wonderfully gracious hostess.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Carolyn d wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
We loved our stay at Qambathi! The rooms were beautifully appointed with a lovely supersized bed, and the location and scenery is superb. We enjoyed a horse-riding trip and a long hike up the mountain accessible from the property. We got caught in the rain, and the lodge had hot chocolate, sherry and a blazing fire awaiting our return. It’s small things like this that sets places like Qambathi apart. They also included little notes, and bedtime stories in the room. The owners are wonderful and friendly, and the surrounding nature is perfect for exploration, fishing and hikes! Or just to cosy up inside and play board games.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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SallyGoldman wrote a review Sep 2020
Durban, South Africa8 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband secretly arranged a surprise night away for my 60th birthday in April, then lockdown happened and we couldn't go. He and Stephen were in communication to find a midweek night when there were no other guests booked in, as we are still isolating as much as possible, due to me being a cancer survivor. So we were incredibly blessed to have this amazing, small lodge all to ourselves for a night. What an incredible find! Everything was outstanding. The staff attention to detail and customer service is amazing. From the food (thanks James and Fungai) to front of house (Mendoza), Stephen himself and the various others who worked behind the scenes and who we didn't meet, you really have a winning formula. We have never seen so many stars in the sky before. We so appreciated the eco-friendly touches (no plastic wrappings) and real, fresh, ground coffee in our room. I couldn't have been more delighted with my delayed present.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: We were given the honeymoon suite, as the only guests there that night, but Stephen showed us all...
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US$176 - US$212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalKamberg
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Frequently Asked Questions about Qambathi Mountain Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Qambathi Mountain Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Qambathi Mountain Lodge?
Top room amenities include extra long beds, a fireplace, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Qambathi Mountain Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Qambathi Mountain Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Qambathi Mountain Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Qambathi Mountain Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Qambathi Mountain Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Zulu.