Wits End Mountain Resort

Wits End Mountain Resort

R600 Champagne Valley, Cathkin Park 3340 South Africa
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#1 of 3 campsites in Cathkin Park
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Self-catering chalets with magnificent views of the Central Drakensberg mountain range close to the Ukhulamba World Heritage site. Wits End is situated on 80 hectares of unspoiled mountain landscape, where nature abounds and has several private nature trails passing through an indigenous forest and alongside a large lake, offering canoeing, fishing and birding. Wits End Mountain Chalets now offers a wedding venue and a chapel both seating up to 150 guests. We help with and co-ordinate all aspects of your wedding.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Outdoor pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Banquet room
Meeting rooms
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
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estrydom8 wrote a review Mar 2020
Durbanville, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Wits End cottages are spacious, set well apart for peace and privacy, and well equipped, except that there are no extras like tea, coffee, sugar - marauding monkeys are probably the reason! We liked tiny supermarket just below the choir school, and bought excellent meat at a farm stall, but if you’re on a budget, come well aupplied as you don’t want to waste precious time driving all the way back to Winterton.
We had a glorious view of the mountains from our deep verandah. There are lovely walks on the premises through different types of vegetation, and a dam with great opportunities for birdwatching. We did beautiful hikes a short drive away at Monk’s Cowl and the Drakensberg Sun - Graham and Estelle were great at providing us with advice and maps. We wished we could have stayed for longer!
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from grabardrakensberg, Manager at Wits End Mountain Resort
Responded 24 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for the review, we appreciate it very much and hope to see you return sometime!
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Lentetjie wrote a review Jan 2020
Bloemfontein, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the most beautiful area. The facility was great great for our purpose of overnight accommodation and we enjoyed the quiet and pleasant surroundings of this resort. All communication and correspondence during booking process was very effective. Thank you very much!!
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Date of stay: October 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from grabardrakensberg, Owner at Wits End Mountain Resort
Responded 25 Jan 2020
We appreciate your feed back. Yes,our area is fantastic and at the resort we do try and make our guests feel at home. Thanks, Graham
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PricessLeia wrote a review Oct 2020
Germiston, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Both Graham and Estelle were extremely accommodating with regard to the changing of dates because of the lock-down. Chalet was ready and available when we arrived. They were very helpful with advice about activities do participate in and what was going on in the area. Two things to consider: 1. There are coffee mugs in the chalet- how about tea cups; 2. the front door is a stable style door. When the wind blows, it tends to bang close. A hook will assist, especially in summer when it can become rather hot and a breeze is required.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ineke K wrote a review Jun 2021
Kimberley, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort's prices are quite expensive and one would expect excellent quality. However, none of the chalets had any beverages or soap for guests to use. We were told that it is self-catering, but yet you would expect these items to be included when paying that much. The resort is in the middle of the Drakensberge and there was no electric blankets on the beds. Again, one would expect this to be standard for a resort located there. The towels did not smell fresh. The chalets are well equipped and kept in a good condition, but it lacks a personal touch. Despite the brochure's indication that the chalet will be cleaned daily, this also did not happen. Don't think we got value for the money that was paid.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: June 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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DWedekind wrote a review Aug 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We would loved to have stayed longer, but unfortunately were only able to stay for 2 nights. Despite the short stay, we thoroughly enjoyed it and Wits End was perfect for our needs! Big enough to accommodate the 5 family members. It had everything we needed. After we cleaned and did the dishes, we realised that it is even serviced on a daily basis! We loved the fire place and the braai outside. The view of the mountains above the trees was stunning. The restaurant //KABBO Burger Factory, which is on site, served absolutely decadent milkshakes and burgers. Can highly recommend, but make sure to arrive really hungry!!
2 improvement suggestions: 1) fix the light at the braai 2) provide a plunger or coffee machine

Thanks for having us, we loved our short stay
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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admin33 wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were very happy and would love to come again but my husband couldn't manage the shower(s). I also tried but felt unsteady so used the bath which was wonderful. The floor of the shower isn't flat and its difficult to stand (it dips down in the middle). Perhaps putting up a rail or two would be good to to hold onto for older folk. Also my husband noticed mould on the shower floors. Otherwise we very comfortable and felt so at home. You are all so friendly and welcoming.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Pranju22 wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome Mountain view chalets. We had a great time at the place. Everyday maid service available in the morning free of cost. The resort is located near all the awesome services like the horse riding, quad bike riding in the valleys, bird show, helicopter ride, restaurants and many more.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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l0uis1957 wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An absolute pleasure to stay in the heart of a stunning mountain range, conveniently situated for either peaceful surroundings, and, around and near all activities if venture seeking. Estelle was a star.. Awonderful host along with Graham. The attitude of the staff was super. Clean chalets. Highly recommend Wits End for a getaway.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from grabardrakensberg, Manager at Wits End Mountain Resort
Responded 03 Mar 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review, it was our pleasure to host you at Wits End and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us!
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PhilipHRW wrote a review Jan 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable beds with fine linen, very clean attractively designed rooms with very well equipped kitchen and braai area. Quiet and cottages are well spaced. Close to mountains for walking, beautiful estate and in proximity to various local attractions including shops for self catering. Good value for money and very efficient reception when we turned up out of hours. Limited wifi at reception. Look forward to staying again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Koos Marais wrote a review Dec 2021
Pretoria, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were welcomed in the most friendly way and seated in the spacious lounge. We ordered two great gourmet burgers and some of the novel gin on tap. Wits End has clean, comfortable self service accommodation and a spectacular Berg view. The wedding chapel makes it a great venue for weddings. Most of all the friendliness of the staff and their efficiency is what rates Wits End right at the top.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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ptrisher asked a question Aug 2018
Potchefstroom11 contributions1 helpful vote
Are you pet friendly?
Answer from grabardrakensberg
drakensberg2 contributions
Good day Thank you for your contact. Unfortunately we are not pet friendly. But very people friendly. Hope to hear from you again. Kind regards
Busisa M wrote a tip Dec 2022
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe37 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is plenty parking space & very spacious. The burger Restuarant Kabbo is world class and new coffee shop opened in December 2022"
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Travel021962 wrote a tip Jul 2019
Gordon's Bay, South Africa18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The cottages on the right side of the road have the best view on the Drakensberg"
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PiscesMom24 wrote a tip Jan 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa65 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for dam facing chalet"
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995drewanb wrote a tip Sept 2017
Durban, South Africa14 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Chalet 12 has beautiful Dam and Mountain views."
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graham6892015 wrote a tip Dec 2015
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great views from all rooms"
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wits End Mountain Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Wits End Mountain Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Wits End Mountain Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Wits End Mountain Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Wits End Mountain Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Wits End Mountain Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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