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Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails

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
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Horseback riding
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
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Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Electric blanket
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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Roving652548 wrote a review Jan 2021
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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
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Lulu Black, Owner at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails
Responded 10 Jan 2021
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 Africa124 contributions5 helpful votes
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).
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Lulu Black, Owner at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails
Responded 10 Jan 2021
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 2020
Response from Lulu Black, Owner at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails
Responded 10 Jan 2021
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
1 contribution
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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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
Response from KhotsoHorseTrails, Guest Relations Manager at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails
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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Fit Like Mummy wrote a review Dec 2019
Nelspruit, South Africa473 contributions51 helpful votes
The sun finallt came out and we headed to Khotso for some tubing on the river. Super fun experience Water was a little low which meant we got stuck in the slippery rocks a bit. Got a workout in as well trying to maneuover our way across those rocky areas. We went back to sit at the starting point of the tube ride
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from KhotsoHorseTrails, Guest Relations Manager at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails
Responded 04 Jan 2020
Hi there! We're so glad you got to enjoy our river tubing, it is one of the most fun times of the year here at Khotso! We hope to see you again next time :)
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US$36 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Khotso Adventure Farm
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionUnderberg
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