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off District Rd D119 Mont-aux-Sources, Bergville 3350 South Africa
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Toplodge is situated in the Northern Drakensberg, midway between Durban and Johannesburg. We are tucked away high in the mountains in the Mont-Aux-Sources district in beautiful natural surroundings - the perfect mountain wilderness experience! Our three luxury self-catering cottages, beautifully appointed and fully fitted and equipped, offer the ultimate getaway destination in a completely secluded mountain wildlife sanctuary. Toplodge is accessible only by off-road 4X4 vehicles, or by pre-arranged transfers from our neighbouring resort, free of charge.
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Jennafog wrote a review Jan 2021
Sandton, South Africa1 contribution
We absolutely loved our stay at Toplodge. Driving in Gavin's old Landy up to the lodge was one of the highlights. I could have listened to his stories all day. I would definitely recommend this option unless you are an experienced 4x4 driver. We stayed in Chestnut Cottage, which was everything we hoped for. Perfect for a couple seeking to get out of the rush of city life to relax and unwind. The sky deck was awesome and we used the outdoor shower a lot. We enjoyed doing the trails when the weather allowed us. We found them doable, not a complete walk in the park, but also not too difficult. We will definitely be back to enjoy the peace, tranquility and the beautiful views. Thank you to Gavin and his wife for your amazing hospitality and for the most wonderful time at Toplodge. See you again soon!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from GAVIN EVERITT, Owner at Toplodge
Responded 11 Jan 2021
Thanks for your very kind words, Jenna. It always gives us great pleasure to know that Toplodge has given our guests as much pleasure as it gives us. Thank you for the immaculate condition in which you left the cottage - you and Dave will always be welcome!
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Daniel B wrote a review Jan 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa29 contributions8 helpful votes
Exclusive, quiet, escape from everything. You can’t even get there without a 4x4. Gavin, though will come to get you in trusty Land Rover, and it’s worth every meter of the journey. The accommodation is clean, comfortable, with all the equipment you need, Just bring your food and drink, that’s all you need. We got to stay in Chestnut Lodge, with its sun deck and outdoor showers. We walked for hours. The marked hiking trails leading to hill top views, valleys, water falls and more. Half of me wants to keep this place a secret, the other half says, don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience this place.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Vicky T wrote a review Oct 2020
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The stay at Toplodge was just perfect and went way beyond our expectations. The accommodation was so cosy and inviting, perfect to get back to after a day of doing some of the hikes that are on offer. There are various hikes to go on which are really exciting and beautiful. There is a dam to take a refreshing swim in, Eland to spot and endless views of the Berg. Toplodge was peaceful and fun and definitely a place we want to go back to for longer than 3 days! It brought us back to what matters.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: All are stunning!
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OtheliaZA wrote a review Oct 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
If you are looking for a place to get away from all the noise and people in a city, to take a moment to stop, breathe out the chaos and breathe in fresh air and peace there is no place better than Top Lodge. The surrounds are beautiful and you can be happy just sitting and looking at the mountains or you can explore some of the hikes in the property. To note, the hikes aren’t hard but there can be some spots that can feel uncomfortable if you aren’t used to hiking or scrabbling down one or two relatively steep declines so would be mindful of this if one is mobility impaired but manageable otherwise. Overall the stay was wonderfully restful and wish I could have stayed for a month. Can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Andrew B wrote a review Mar 2020
Durban9 contributions2 helpful votes
One will need a 4x4, preferably with low range to currently access the lodge; apparently the road is due to be upgraded, which for most people will be great, for those of us who enjoy roughing it, the access road was great. The accommodation is excellent, clean, private and situated with awesome views. For birdwatchers and hikers, the place is a dream. The owners were top of everything, yet totally unobtrusive, giving us the solitude and peace we were looking for. Next time I go back there will be for longer than a weekend.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionBergville
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Frequently Asked Questions about Toplodge
Is parking available at Toplodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Toplodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Toplodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.