Fodor's Expert Review Spionkop Lodge

Off the R600, Ladysmith, KwaZulu Natal, 3370, South Africa

This lovely secluded lodge, with the spectacular Drakensberg mountains as a backdrop, lies in a 700 hectare (1,730 acre) nature reserve and is a perfect base for touring the battlefields, discovering the mountains and rock art, birding, or looking for big game. Choose between full board or self-catering accommodations in colonial-style chalets with all mod-cons, but you’ll be sorry if you miss out on the delicious home-cooked food. Take a battlefield tour with engaging owner-host and raconteur, Raymond Heron; enjoy a game drive where you could spot buffalo, giraffe, rhino and antelope; go on a birding safari (270 species to be spotted); and don’t miss a sundowner cruise on the peaceful SpionKop Dam.

PROS

  • superb location and hospitality
  • knowledgeable and friendly hosts
  • superb location
  • warm hospitality

CONS

  • cold winters
  • expensive for what you get
  • interior of rooms could do with some minor renovation

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Views
Casual
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 036-488–1404 | 086-647–8134

HOTEL DETAILS

8 rooms, 2 cottages
Rate Includes: All meals

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