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Tugela River Lodge is a self catering bushcamp on a working game and cattle farm on the banks of the Tugela River. Situated between Johannesburg and Durban, it provides an ideal meeting place for groups of friends or families who wish to get together in rustic, private and comfortable surroundings. It sleeps 18-24 guests in 4/5 cottages. Solar lighting, gas appliances and donkey boilers compete the African experience. Tugela River Lodge is a mountain biking mecca for enthusiasts who like natural, cattle and game tracks on a private estate. Guests are looked after by Bheki, our camp manager and his wife Thoko, who make up your evening fires and service your rooms daily. Experience a true bush experience with no electricity or TVs and enjoy a million stars at night on this affordable game farm in the Central Drakensberg. Minimum rates apply.
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Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Tugela river lodge is an ideal place to visit if you want to get away from technology, connect with nature and enjoy quality family time with peace and quiet. Spoen and Bheki were very helpful and accomodating hosts. Linen was clean and comfortable. Toilets and showers clean
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We spent a wonderful few days with family over Christmas at the main lodge and cottages. As other reviewers have noted, the accommodation is very rustic but quite comfortable (the beds are so comfortable!). It is so quiet and dark at night that we had the best sleep ever and to
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If you're expecting 5 star luxury then this is not the place for you! In fact I think a 5 star resort would be out of place In this setting! We visited as a large family group and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It takes a bit of getting used to. The rooms are comfortable and
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Wanting a break from the hustle & bustle of the city life, I decided to book at Tugela River Lodge & it was a great idea! We booked the Hideaway, a spacious 6 sleeper chalet, with its private braai area & kitchen. The bathroom could do with a bit renovations, especially to the
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We arrived at Tugela having travelled all day. We were greeted with a beautiful thatched lodge on the banks of the river - pure bliss. Runs along the tree lined river banks, canoeing on the river and the most beautiful chorus of birds I have ever heard. We were hosted so well by
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"The main lodge and cottages are situated on the river with beautiful views."
"For a family of 4-6, book the Hideaway. However, all chalets are based on the banks on the river"
"They're all on the river with great views. The only factor is how many people will be joining you."
"All the cottages are great but choose the one on the extreme right facing the river - nice and quiet"
US$88 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionWinterton
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