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Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails

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Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg 3257 South Africa
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Khotso Horse Trails and Accommodation, deep in the Southern Drakensberg, is both a working horse and sheep farm and a perfect base to either explore, adventure or relax. Khotso is famous in the area for its spectacular horse trails, which range from 1-hour rides to 3-day cross-border expeditions into Lesotho. There is the very cosy Backpackers Lodge, a new campsite with kitchen and ablution block in the orchard next to the mountain stream, as well as 3 newly refurbished self-catering rondawels overlooking a private gorge behind. Enjoy the idyllic life that comes with living in the mountains, far away from the hustle and bustle in the towns and cities. Spend precious time with friends and family in your own rondawel or head to the Lodge for the sociable atmosphere to embrace the wonderful characters that travel here from all over the world. With the full 1 000 hectare farm at your disposal, ride over the ridge tops on horseback, hike to one of the mineral water pools, swim or fish the Umzimkulu river, mountain bike the extensive single track routes, or just take time out from your hectic day-to-day routine to relax and unwind by a fire under the stars in the breathtaking scenery of the Southern Drakensberg.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Canoeing
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Horseback riding
Fishing
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
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Sofa
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Oven
Refrigerator
Electric blanket
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mountain View
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Afrikaans and 4 more
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zeindarwish18 wrote a review 17 Jun
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Brilliant little spot at the foot of the southern drakensberg... apart from the lovely scenery, stunning horse rides and nearby attractions, the staff were the highlight. So friendly and welcoming! The grounds have everything you need and if you're missing anything it's close enough to underberg to fetch anything... just a lovely spot. Recommend over and over again! Can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Hi there, thank you for this awesome feedback guys! It was an absolute pleasure having you here at Khotso and celebrating Roxanne's birthday was extra special! We hope to see you again soon! :)
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Gcabashe wrote a review 07 Jun
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Our stay was excellent...i would definitely recommend the place, if you looking for a place to rejuvenate and totally clear your mind this is it... Visiting again soon... We thank you so much Khotso lodge.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Hi there! thank you so much for your review, this makes our hearts happy to hear that we are creating the right atmosphere here for people to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us every day! We hope to welcome you back to Khotso again in the near future :)
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Danv wrote a review 06 Jun
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Fully equipped to meet all our needs- including warmth on a chilly weekend. Great walking on the property and also perfectly situated for exploring berg and accessing restaurants and the town. Cosy and snug!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much! So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Look forward to having you back at Khotso! :)
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Premilla wrote a review 01 Jun
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These people are unprofessional because they use untrained people to take you out on a ride. Furthermore they use old, disgusting, torn, damaged saddles. They endanger people's lives. Worse is when an accident happens, they say they can't take you to a hospital and leave you to your own devises with a possible fractured spine to get yourself to hospital 4 hours away! The worst thing is that instead of being apologetic and helpful they admit that they were negligent but they suddenly stop take calls or responding to emails. People if you value your life PLEASE REMEMBER THAT A YOUNG WOMAN WAS ALMOST KILLED BECAUSE OF THEIR NEGLIGENCE.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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AgnesErzse wrote a review May 2022
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The staff was very welcoming and helpful; the lodge is an authentic and cosy place with a beautiful scenery and some friendly furry friends. It is situated in a perfect location, ideal for a hike and horse rides. We loved it.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Hi Agnes! thank you so much for this awesome review! We love our fur babies very much so we are glad to hear they made you happy too :) Hope to welcome you again at Khotso!
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nthabi866508 wrote a review Apr 2022
Durban-Corbieres, France1 contribution
Had a great stay at khotso lodge the staff was wonderful and welcoming it has a warm homely feeling about it. It was my first time riding a horse had a wonderful experience with that. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Hi there! Thank you so much we are so pleased you enjoyed your time away at Khotso!
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Nics Els wrote a review Mar 2022
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Amazing camp site! Amazing staff! Amazingly maintained & clean! Amazing owners! Amazing facilities and ablutions! Amazing views! Amazing hiking trails! Amazing dogs & cat! Just book your horse ride well in advance to avoid disappointment as they get booked up quickly. Otherwise, simply amazing! Thank you to all at Khotso! 🥰
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 4 days ago
Hi Nicole! thank you so much for this very awesome review!! You are amazing too! :)
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AstridWitteveen wrote a review Feb 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands226 contributions58 helpful votes
Great place for overlanding, horse riding, hiking and what more. Steve&Lulu are great hosts and, together with their team, put a lot of work&love into the farm. We booked a campsite for 3 nights but ended up staying 6 nights (of which 2 nights in a beautiful rondavel). We would recommend anyone going here!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Hi Astrid! thank you so much for this great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to welcome you back to Khotso in the future! Take care!
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kempe84 wrote a review Feb 2022
Richards Bay, South Africa1 contribution
Thank you for a great stay. Your hospitality was the best I've ever experienced. Thank you. Our tent rained down and the staff was so great in letting us stay in the rooms for the rest of our stay. Everybody is so friendly and makes one feel so welcome. It is truly a home away from home.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 4 days ago
Hi there! We just want to thank you for the very kind message and review! please come back soon to Khotso! Take care!
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TKriek01 wrote a review Jan 2022
Durban, South Africa15 contributions
Wonderful Drakensberg campsite, we will certainly stay there again. Great Team and friendly staff. Lots of soft green grass to camp on with beautiful starry nights and happy memories made. We enjoyed the walk down to the river and talking to the horses.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 30 Jan 2022
We're so glad to hear you guys enjoyed your stay! Thanks for taking the time to review us! We hope to see you back again soon :)
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PRICE RANGE
US$19 - US$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Khotso Adventure Farm
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionUnderberg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails
Which popular attractions are close to Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails?
Nearby attractions include The Himeville Museum (5.1 km), Underberg Cheesery (4.9 km), and Sani Spoors (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lemon Tree Bistro, The Olde Duck, and Moorcroft Manor Restaurant.
Is Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Underberg.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Does Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.