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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an out of season stay where the weather was grey and misty until all burned away to reveal the fantastic views of the Amphitheatre and the Drakensberg to Maluti mountains. Once up the rough road to the Retreat going back out needed determination because of the road and the comfort in staying in. The staff from manager to...

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Clarens, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thank-you for a lovely stay in the mountains. The room was comfortable and neat and we had enjoyable meals with candle light in the evenings - that was very special, thank you. We will definitely com again.

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DrakensbergRetreat, Front Office Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear marlenew99, Thank you for taking the time to review Drakensberg Mountain Retreat. We are most pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us so much that you wish to return. We look forward to welcoming you again. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stayed in the Lodge not the Barn. Room was spacious and comfortable. Beds and pillows great. The staff were friendly. Food was basic but good. Coffee on tap which was amazing! Location is stunning the views are amazing. The drive from the road into the venue is quite rough and long so be careful.

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DrakensbergRetreat, Front Office Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear beharries, Thank you for choosing our Retreat to be part of your trip. We appreciate your detailed review. We are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable stay at the Retreat and that you were happy with our hospitality and the facilities provided. We look forward to welcoming you here once more. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Overall our stay was wonderful. The home made meals in the evening are excellent, the views of the mountains and horses that roam freely is really breathtaking. There are some really spectacular hikes to take on the farm, some easy and some adrenaline packed. We were a bit dissapointed about the indoor pool not being heated as the fact that...

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DrakensbergRetreat, Front Office Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear 403dimitrit, Thank you for sharing your comprehensive and lovely review following your recent stay. We were pleased to learn how much you enjoyed your visit. We regret your disappointment as regards the temperature of our indoor pool and take note of your constructive comments. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Nice staff and good food. The room was nice and clean. Next time I'm coming to that arear again that's the place I'm gonna stay..... see you......I was so stupid forget mine camara lins ..... but no problem ...... it was sent to me by Dhl....... thanks......

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DrakensbergRetreat, Front Office Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear torbenj2017, Thank you for your great review. It is always a compliment to us to know that guests wish to return and we look forward very much to welcoming you again. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We went to Drakensberg Mountain Retreat for 2 nights in December 2016 and enjoyed our stay. The place is really a retreat with horses roaming the gardens and beautiful views of the Drakensberg. There are good hiking trails for those wanting to get active. The reception we received was extra friendly, we had some friends coming over from Johannesburg for...

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DrakensbergRetreat, Front Office Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Phyllis M, Thank you for leaving such lovely comments. We are pleased to read that you had an enjoyable time at the retreat and that you were happy with our hospitality, service and facilities provided. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had a great stay over the December holiday. The wild horses roaming around on the property was a hit with our daughter. There are loads of hiking trails that cater for novice strolls to intensive full-day treks. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and eager to help with anything. Three course home cooked meals were welcome, and even...

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Dear Armand S, We thank you for choosing us as your travel destination with your daughter. We appreciate your detailed and pleasant review. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a relaxing time at the Drakensberg Retreat. The staff and managers all very accommodating. Our doggy Gus loved being a part of the vacation and he was treated with love by staff and guests. The cosey fireplaces on Christmas eve and day, due to weather were so lovely and not having to cook or clean for 5 days...

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DrakensbergRetreat, Front Office Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Carol-Ann F, Thank you for celebrating your Christmas with us. Indeed, we are very happy to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and we were able to create an enjoyable, relaxing holiday for you and your family and Gus. It is always a pleasure when our satisfied guests take the time to commend the Retreat. We...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

the property is located in a beautiful position in the mountains. I researched on trip advisor before booking. the photos were taken years ago and misrepresent what they offer. when you arrive they tell you the place is homely. I haven't seen many homes as dirty as this place. we could never have slept in this room as it was...

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DrakensbergRetreat, Front Office Manager at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Lewis, We are sorry about your reported experience which indeed comes as a surprise as we pride ourselves on our standard of cleanliness and many of the Trip Advisor reviews on our site bear testimony to this. Most of the furniture in the bedroom referred to is of solid wood, made locally by reputable craftsmen. We also have on...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We are a couple touring South Africa who enjoy outdoor activities. Our room was a good size and we were able to sit in a small enclosed veranda area and watch the wild horses and view the magnificent scenery. The owners have put a lot of effort into marking the trail walks and on our first walk we were accompanied...

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‘’Dear JohnB, Thank you for taking the time to post such a pleasant review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your time especially the walks with Cato. Yours Sincerely, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat’’

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

Address: Scheepersrus Farm | Bergville District Okhahlamba, Bergville 3350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Bergville
Price Range: $117 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Drakensberg Mountain Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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