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Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails

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Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg 3257 South Africa
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#3 of 26 Speciality lodging in Underberg
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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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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Canoeing
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
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
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English, French, Spanish, Afrikaans and 4 more
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louisemkeegan wrote a review 10 Jan
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We stayed in the backpackers which has a relaxed vibe and we had a great view of the mountain from our Double En Suite. Also did horse riding, tubing and swimming in the river - all fantastic. Room is better than in the picture, only negative is that the bed is quite bouncy and noisy when you move. Just remember to bring your own food as the backpackers doesn't serve meals.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Hi Louise! Thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it and hope you guys will be back to visit again some time soon :)
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Roving652548 wrote a review 07 Jan
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We have been to Underberg many times but never thought of staying there as it seemed like it was just a "horse riding "place. I booked there because I was looking for a central camping spot near the river. Well, it completely stole my heart. We are on a 4-week trip around South Africa, started off at Khotso and we plan to finish off there too - it was just so good. We tubed in the river, did a tube and run race, went for walks to exquisite rock pools for swimming, mountain biked along the river with our kids and just generally enjoyed the cute and cosy campsite. It's the perfect location and also has the most perfect meditation spots on the rocks just behind the campsite. And the best part of all - the owner Steve Black is so personable, walks around the campsite in the early evening talking to all the campers, it really makes you feel at home. And the backpackers is one of the cleanest, most beautiful backpackers lodges I have ever seen. As you can tell we LOVED this place!!!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely, we really appreciate it and it makes us so happy to hear that you loved Khotso so much! We hope you will be back to stay with us again sometime :)
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Lelen G wrote a review Nov 2020
Durban, South Africa117 contributions5 helpful votes
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Let me tell you about this place, called Khotso. You want to experience the beauty and peace KZN has to offer, you stay here. Meeting the volunteers: Jordan & Kaley, on my arrival made me feel right at home. Meditating in the backpackers garden with two mountain peaks as the canvas, straight after unpacking Delilah. A treat. Getting to meet ‘my name Jeff’, the only other guest the night of checkin (whom is very talented with his word play). Cooking up a storm with Jordan, regardless of my ‘challenging’ Sattvic diet requirements #ThanksJordan. Sunset Horse ride with the team, which involved riding up a mountain. Never knew horses were that capable! The cinematic lighting on our way down was breath taking, an life inspiring experience (photographic proof attached). Getting too meet sisters delivering ‘The Good News’ throughout Africa on bicycles, thanks to our night long conversation revolving around their NGO (Cross Africa Foundation). Our Khotso adventure of tubing down the river, was a first in a life time! Untold Fun, excitement, joy, peace, and love all wrapped up in one! Getting to test Delilah’s (Kaley, thanks for the name) off-roading capabilities on the way to Blues pool! Braving the jump into blues pool and not breaking a leg. The lightening, hail, rain, wind, and sunshine. Got to experience nature at its finest. I’ve travelled and lived in many places around the world. Khotso is definitely something unique, that delivers exactly what you need. Special Thanks go out to Jordan, Kaley, Princess, Aunt Lulu, Ann, Karoo, Pebbles, Jeff, Uncle Steve, Vusi, Mzanzi, and Sam.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Hi Lelen, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review; we are so happy to hear that you felt so at home :) We hope you will be back to visit us again soon!
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Andrew_Durban460 wrote a review Sep 2020
Durban, South Africa779 contributions68 helpful votes
We've been here twice before and we're taken on the same route. Today's ride was up and around a different mountain with grand views of the surrounding area. The ride was for an hour and suitable for kids and adults. No trots and other exciting stuff, just a leisurely walk in nature. Safe and fair price. Recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lulu Black, Owner at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails
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Hi Andrew, thanks for taking the time to review us! We're so glad to here you enjoyed your ride with us! We hope to see you guys again soon :)
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nbinkh959097 wrote a review Jan 2020
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An absolute amazing place with the most friendly staff! Clean and spacious rooms. We loved our stay! We signed up for a full day horseback riding trip and it was the most beautiful experience ever. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 25 Feb 2020
We're so happy to hear you had an overall great experience with us! Thank you for taking the time to review us :) Lots of love from the Khotso Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$36 - US$45 (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 Pucketty Farm (1.5 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 breakfast buffet.
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, breakfast, and barbeque facilities 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.