A relaxed and charming lodge at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains
Nestled at the base of the mighty and lush Drakensberg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal is the bespoke Three Tree Hill Lodge. The lodge embodies the charm and relaxed atmosphere of its verdant surroundings — making it a fantastic base from which to explore the natural wonder of the area on horseback, mountain bike or foot. The lodge is also serious about sustainability, and is involved in various initiatives that benefit the local communities and businesses. The lodge has an on-site vegetable garden, and is working to restore the area’s natural biodiversity with the help of a native tree nursery. Three Tree Hill also conserves energy and water, and waste materials are also responsibly managed.
Best time to go to Drakensberg
The KwaZulu-Natal part of the Drakensberg in South Africa experiences a very mild climate. During spring and autumn, Drakensberg’s weather is particularly pleasant. The days are warm and clear, and the nights are cool. However, it can be sweltering in the summer months that run from October through March, reaching temperatures above 30°C and dropping to chilly lows below 0°C. The winter months, running from April to August, are dry with the occasional snowstorm and frost. Ensure that you’re properly equipped if you are hiking in the high mountains.
The charming Double/ Twin Cottages are nestled in amongst the lush aloe-dotted landscape. Each cottage features a fitted king-size bed, with the option of converting them into two ¾ beds, adorned in 100% percale linen and down duvets. The cottages have en-suite bathrooms and private verandahs.
Churchills Family Cottage
The Churchills Family Cottage features a large shared deck, pool and braai area, and can accommodate up to 4 people in the two bedrooms, each with a separate en-suite bathroom. The cottage also features a kitchen, lounge and dining area.
Boasting spectacular views of the Spioenkop reserve, Burchells Cottage is a 2-bedroomed escape. The master bedroom can sleep 2 people sharing, and the second bedroom features a bunk bed plus 2 single beds. Both rooms have their own en-suite bathrooms. The cottage also includes a kitchen, lounge and shared deck.
Kiplings Family Cottage
The 2-bedroom Kiplings Family Cottage offers a tranquil place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings from a private verandah. The master bedroom can sleep 2 people sharing and has an en-suite bathroom and fireplace. The second bedroom features a bunk bed plus 2 single beds as well as an en-suite bathroom.