Equidistant from Johannesburg and Durban, the pretty little town of Bergville, also known as the gateway to the Northern Drakensberg, lies on Route 74 - the more scenic alternative to the Toll Road.

Alpine Heath Resort
Relax in the comfort of the exclusive Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort nestled in the midst of the picturesque Northern Drakensberg Mountains and conveniently located mid-way between Durban and Johannesburg.

This resort is a unique 'base camp' village for a host of holiday pursuits and it offers superb accommodation, fine cuisine and excellent conference and wedding facilities. Sports enthusiasts can indulge in a multitude of activities nearby and with a 'funtastic' variety of children's entertainment and a daily adult activity programme, there is something for everyone.

Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort is truly a highlight of the Drakensberg and it's what makes this unique berg village so popular all year round.
Drakensberg Mountain Retreat
The ideal escape to relax and unwind.  This is a beautiful, spacious lodge offering delicious home style meals.  It’s best described as a retreat.  A place to reconnect with yourself, your wife or your family.  Play board games, read books or stare at the fire witha glass of good red wine in hand as you reflect on the next chapter.

The Lodge has 10 rooms and offers a dinner, bed and breakfast rate. The rates vary per room and can be found on the rates page. We offer a fully stocked bar and can arrange lunch at the lodge or in a picnic basket. 

Vergezient Lodge with its numerous lounges and fireplaces is comfortably furnished and blends rustic charm with old fashioned elegance. The Lodge has tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms and a number of bedrooms have their own lounges; some with fireplaces.

The lounge, dining-room and enclosed verandah offer generous and comfortable spaces with a 100km long panoramic view of the Central and Northern Drakensberg including the Amphitheatre and Royal Natal National Park. It is said to be one of the best views of the Drakensberg.
Food is an important part of your stay at Drakensberg Mountain Retreat and our excellent home cooking, prepared with passion is loved by the guests, especially the 3 course, set menu candlelit dinners.
Ezulwini Berg Resort
The peace and tranquility of the Drakensberg awaits you along with its hidden adventure activities – Located at the foothills of the Drakensberg, Ezulwini offers its guests breathtaking views of the Amphitheatre.

Situated against the backdrop of the dramatic shapes of the Northern Drakensberg Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ezulwini Berg Resort is an unforgettable family experience.

The quietude and tranquillity of the location, coupled with our excellence in service, allows for a true Ezulwini experience. Ezulwini is a Zulu term which means “heaven” – and our aim is to offer our guests a unique experience in our little piece of heaven.

Our family resort offers guests comfortable accommodation, and a wide range of facilities to choose indulge themselves in.

Hlalanathi Berg Resort
Tucked away in a valley, shadowed by a mighty mountain is one such place. On the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg you will find us, Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort. Beautifully set in the Natal Drakensberg, with serviced chalets, and spacious grassed caravan stands overlooking the Tugela River and Amphitheatre. Halfway between Gauteng and the coast, this is an ideal breakaway resort with modern facilities and sparkling ablutions.

Golf enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the Amphitheatre. Golf Course is situated next door to Hlalanathi. This challenging Nine Hole boasts the Amphitheatre as a backdrop, and has been developed with minimum impact on the ‘berg environment. In fact, indigenous vegetation has been encouraged between the fairways, and the water features have attracted an array of local bird life.
Little Switzerland Resort
Little Switzerland Hotel is an unforgettable experience enhanced by the peace and tranquillity of the majestic Drakensberg mountains.

Savour the breathtaking views, explore the lush fern-filled forests, seek out the exciting bird life and delight in this ancient wilderness of flower decked foothills, bubbling streams and cascading waterfalls, where old mysteries remain and the tiny San left their priceless legacy of rock art. Undeniably a little bit of heaven in a very special land.

Little Switzerland is very popular with South Africans as well as a growing fraternity of foreign tourists, not only for the beautiful views and superb cuisine, but also for the hikes and walks organised by the Resort to the top of the Amphitheatre. elevation 3050m. Set in a private estate of some 1700 hectares approximately 4000 acres, Little Switzerland is unrivalled by any other Resort in the Drakensberg. We also offer a kids club over weekends and In Season periods.
Montusi Mountain Lodge
Montusi Mountain Lodge is the only 4 Star graded lodge located in the Northern KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg mountains, near the Royal Natal Nature Reserve, which offers superb views of the Amphitheatre mountain from every building.

The focus of the lodge is space, comfort and peace, with personal attention to detail. Touches such as fresh flowers in the suites, stunning individually prepared meals, turn-down service, and complimentary welcome drinks make Montusi something of a Drakensberg gem. The lodge is situated on a 1,000-hectare conservation estate featuring beautiful streams, a waterfall, three dams, pockets of natural indigenous forests, two caves, and bushman paintings.

The estate provides a stunning playground for the exclusive use of Montusi guests to hike, horse ride, mountain bike, fly fish and bird watch. Within the grounds there is also a tennis court and a beautiful natural-look swimming pool.

Nearby attractions include a golf course, an adventure centre and the Royal Natal National Park. The Amphitheatre Golf Course hugs the banks of the Tugela River and provides a challenging nine-hole round. The All Out Adventure centre offers eight adrenaline-pumping activities, including a tree-top cable tour and quad biking, all from one spectacular venue, while the Royal Natal National Park is the home of unlimited hiking, bushman paintings and some small game.
Mount aux Sources Hotel
Nestled at the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, this landmark property is easily accessible from Johannesburg and Durban.

The Mont-Aux-Sources Hotel and Resort borders the renowned Royal Natal National Park and offers magnificent views of the world-famous Amphitheatre. The Drakensberg is home to many World Heritage sites and is the second-most photographed destination in Southern Africa. Experience the stunning natural beauty, while enjoying the numerous activities, on-site and nearby.

Afterwards, enjoy a hearty meal in the restaurant and relax in the comfortable lounge with its inviting log fireplace. The beautifully landscaped grounds add to the tranquil ambience of this popular country retreat. As one of the region’s finest country hotels, it welcomes guests from all over the world, and is known for its warmth and hospitality.

Hotel facilities includes limited hours room service, babysitting or child care surcharge, bar/lounge, free parking, meeting facilities, restaurant, in-unit safe, wireless internet, laundry service, babysitting facilities, satellite TV, a-la-carte restaurant, inspirational country pub, recently renovated and upgraded rooms, lobby lounge/library with log fireplace, room service, in-room safe, IDD telephone, wireless internet, laundry service, babysitting facilities, satellite TV, tennis court, multi-purpose court, squash court, mini soccer field, 18-hole putt putt course, swimming pool, outdoor chess, secure parking, volleyball court, conference facilities, children’s playground, vegetarian menu, games hall with snooker tables, volley ball, bowling green, kid’s jungle gym and jumping castles, and horse riding.
Sandford Park Country Lodge
Situated in Bergville in the Northen Drakensbeg, Sanford Park Country Lodge welcomes with a warm and cosy country ambiance.

Relax in a unique dining experience complete with country furniture, endless views of the Ancient Drakensberg ranges and manicured lawns flanked by rose gardens. Here you can indulge in lazy afternoon lunches or hearty breakfasts prepared by talented chefs who relish in serving the best traditional and continental country cuisine.

The a la Carte menu serves languid lunches, while dinner is grand affair hosted by a five-course set menu. Enjoy superb South African wines surrounded by classical elegance at Sanford Park country Lodge.
Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa
The Cavern is a holiday resort offering accommodation in the KwaZulu-Natal region.

Named after the Cannibal Cavern, it is situated on 3000 hectares of private mountain reserve adjacent to the Royal Natal National Park Amphitheatre - a World Heritage Site. This stunning full-board Drakensberg resort has won numerous awards and accolades. Superior suites, family rooms and standard accommodation options are available, all with spectacular views of the surrounding valleys, forests and mountainside. The thatched accommodation and facilities blend beautifully with their natural surroundings.

The Cavern is home to numerous bushman paintings, 213 species of birds, 150 species of trees and a great variety of wild animals. Allow our friendly staff to welcome you to our dining room where a Table d'hôte menu offers a wide choice at every meal. Weekly functions include Lunch in the Sun, Boma Buffets and Potjie Pots. A range of beers and a selection of South African wines are available. The Emaweni Cave Bar is fully licensed, and operates between 12h00 and 23h00. All our guided walks visit places of beauty and historical interest. Lone Rock, with its exquisite bushman paintings is one such place. We offer guided horse riding trips for beginner and expert riders alike. Enjoy breathtaking scenery in a temperate climate and tranquil surroundings.

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