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Retief Pass Road Scheepershoek Farm, Bergville 3350 South Africa
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#3 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Bergville
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The Drakenberg Mountain Retreat is a stunning destination in the northern Drakensberg with breathtaking views. Accommodation at the Lodge is fully catered for breakfast and Dinner. Lunch can be ordered and can be enjoyed on the patio or a picnic basket for your walk in the mountains. The rooms range in quality and size so chat to the management if you want something specific. There are 2 luxurious rooms for romantic couples wanting a totally private retreat. Our pet friendly rooms have enclosed gardens and our large family rooms are wonderful for relaxing with the kids. There are no fixed entertainment activities for the kids. There are marked hiking trails for the fit and not so fit. Enjoy the streams, rivers and just be captured by the quiet of nature. Bring some board games for kids and some of their books from home. Useful on rainy days. The Lodge is set high on a ridge overlooking the northern Drakensberg, the Maluti mountains and most of the central Drakensberg. A wonderful base from which to experience what this part of the Drakensberg has in store for you. The BARNHOUSE is our Self Catering option on the same premises. It offers accommodation for groups and conferences. Enjoy the "homely" atmosphere and caring hosts.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Game room
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Indoor play area for children
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Billiards
Darts
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
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Great View
Mid-range
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English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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467travellingfi wrote a review Jul 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
The barnhouse is spacious and well equipped with nooks and crannies to hide away in, but with space for everyone to sit together for meals! Fires were started for us in the morning so the house was nice and warm by the time we got up, and the endless supply of wood meant that we were warm all the time! The staff were helpful and thorough which made relaxing so much easier. And the walks were varied and well marked to allow for longer rambles or short strolls depending on what we were up for! Overall we had a very pleasant four night stay - I highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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petefrancis2022 wrote a review May 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
An absolutely spectacular venue with 7 star hospitality. Theo, Zizi and Staff are truly wonderful folk. Accomodation is authentic and honours the environment perfectly. Meals exceed expectations. THANK YOU so much to all. See you again soon!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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cindy882022 wrote a review May 2022
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We recently planned a Leadership retreat and wanted the event to flow informally and as organic as possible. This venue was so perfect that I could not have anticipated NEEDING all the space and beautiful surroundings for the flow of the event and the energy that we wanted to create. The various lounges created a cozy atmosphere which served us perfectly for the activities we planned. The staff were absolutely amazing and the food was generous, and so tasty! Thank you Theo and Zizi and all the staff for the amazing hospitality!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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preashkista wrote a review Jan 2022
Midrand, South Africa1 contribution
The bed really needed to be renewed, and the sound of wind on roof made it impossible to get any sleep at all and we were there for 2 nights, was hoping for a great rest before the new year, that was not the case at all. The views were really amazing , the hiking trails were great, the food was simple but good.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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croux663353 wrote a review Jan 2022
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It's the best place if you want to escape. The view is amazing, the rooms are clean and very comfy. The only thing they can work on is the food. The walking trails are also spectacular. The host and staff are out of this world.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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LitishaR24 wrote a review Dec 2021
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Went on a group family vaccination had an amazing stay at the retreat, breath taking trails with spectacular mountain views. Excellent service from Theo & his team. Will highly recommend this retreat.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Jeffrey L wrote a review Dec 2021
San Diego9 contributions
The management under Theo and Zizi ensured that we were well taken care of throughout the trip. They also shared information and engaged in conversation that was informative and stimulating. The staff were most obliging, caring and cheerful. The setting is magnificent with views to live for, hiking trails and animal and bird life. The retreat has an atmosphere that is unique allowing one to absorb the beauty and serenity of the area in comfort while providing enjoyable food, access to the wilds and home comforts.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Judi King wrote a review Nov 2021
Emalahleni, South Africa4 contributions
We loved the location and the scenery. The house has so much history and the most beautiful furnishings, it was like going back in time. The food was delicious and presented so nicely. The staff were super friendly and very accommodating. I spent some time on their Steinway baby grand piano, which was so needed, and I am extremely grateful they allowed me to do so. I would've loved to have spent more time exploring their hiking trails.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Retreat Management, General Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat
Responded 21 Nov 2021
Dear Judi, We would like to thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were particularly pleased by the ambiance of the lodge and the piano. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback. We are very much looking forward to welcoming back to Drakensberg Mountain Retreat. Sincerely, Management & The Team.
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827clara wrote a review Nov 2021
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Wow! What an amazing experience! The mountains, the hospitality, the great care to detail - immaculate cleanliness, friendliness and specially prepared and delicious meals, the old world charm. Our stay was unforgettable and we will certainly return soon. When last did you see an honesty bar? Drakensberg Mountain Retreat is definitively worth a repeat visit.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Retreat Management, General Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat
Responded 21 Nov 2021
Dear Maxine, Warm greetings from Drakensberg Mountain Retreat team! We would like to thank you for rewarding us with such a good review and for choosing us during your recent stay. And we will certainly look forward to welcome you here again. Warm Regards, Management & The Team
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Maxine wrote a review Oct 2021
Gillitts, South Africa1 contribution
Food very average. Library limited in choice. We were the only guests there, boring and nothing different and exciting to do. Poured with rain, so a 4x4 vehicle was required. No TV in room. TV in lounge area had a limited offering. All in all, extremely overrated in terms of value and experience.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Retreat Management, General Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat
Responded 21 Nov 2021
Dear guest, We do appreciate taking your time to share with us your valuable feedback. And we apologize for the bad experience you had experienced here in our retreat. The weather indeed was not in your favor especially for your beautiful hobby and we hope that we can convince you to change your mind about another visit to our property. Please reach to us directly if you are willing to give us a chance to turn your experience around. It will be such a privilege to welcome you back to our home. Warm Regards, Management & The Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$92 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionBergville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drakensberg Mountain Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Drakensberg Mountain Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Cobham Nature Reserve (4.7 km) and Driekloof Dam (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Does Drakensberg Mountain Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.