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Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort

Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort - Self-catering accommodation in Bergville, Kwazulu Natal

Description

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.

For many years the Drakensberg was thought to be a place of great mystery and Legends. Through the ages though, man has explored these icy crags and lonely peaks, bringing tales of Bushmen and splendid sights.

In an age where nature seems to be forgotten and time has no value, there are but few retreats left in Africa that can revitalise ones soul and make you feel truly alive.

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.

 

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Attractions

While staying at Hlalanathi you can enjoy one of the many activities this rich and colourful area of the Drakensberg has to offer.

Clarens

Lesotho Highlands water Project, information centre, arts, crafts, galleries, restaurants and coffee shops.

Drakensberg Boys' Choir

Visit the famous Boys' choir, rated amongst the top boys' choirs in the world. Concerts every Wednesday at 15h30. Phone 036 4681012 for more information.

Drakensberg Power Staion

Tours of this faclity are run only during the week at 10am and 2pm. Bookings are essential. 036 4386046.

Fishing
Trout dams are situated in the Royal Natal National Park and you can also fish at the Sterfontein dam on the road to Harrismith. Fishing permits can be obtained at both places.

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Hiking, game viewing, picnic sites and horse riding.

Hiking Trails

These are mostly from the Royal Natal National Park. There are various maps at the Information office situated in the park.

Horse Riding

Rugged Glen Stables - (036) 4386422. About 5km from Hlalanathi

Kwa-zulu Weavers & Candle Factory & Thokozisa

Visit the factory for woven rugs/carpets and candles and enjoy waffles at the Waffle hut.
Thokozisa: arts, crafts and restaurant. About 75km from Hlalanathi

Paintball

Minimum 4 people. Contact Mic: 072 3482546

Restaurants in the area

  • Esibayeni (Hlalanathi) 036 4386004
  • Bingelela 036 4481336
  • Tower of Pizza 036 4386480

Spioenkop Nature Reserve

Game drives, horse riding and battlefields. Tel 036 4481840

Tevreden Cheese Farm

Home-made cheeses. About 32km from Hlalanathi.

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Accolades

4 Star:Tourism Council of SA Star Grading

Facilities

Walks

To the sandbanks of the Thukela river and along to the Rapids. Trilby Hill has a panoramic view to remember.

Amphitheatre Golf Course

There are alternate tees for an 18 hole game on our 9 hole course on the banks of the Thukela. Named for the exquisite views of the Amphitheatre. The course 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. BRING OWN CLUBS.

Places to Visit

Royal Natal National Park has many walks, also an interpretation center. The Drakensberg Pumped Storage scheme is well worth a visit. Tours are arranged through ESCOM P.R.O. at Tel 036 438 6046. Sterkfontein and Woodstock dams are close by for boating or sailboard enthusiasts. Should you visit any of the hotels in the area please call at their reception to register.

Fishing

Trout fishing is available in the area. Bass fishing on the property.

Horse-Riding

Out rides from the Rugged Glen stables can be arranged - Pony Rides for children around the camp.

Tennis Courts

Equipment can be hired from the Office. Proper tennis shoes must be worn.

Table-Tennis

Equipment can be hired from the office

TV & M-Net in the Pub and TV-Room

Swimming Pool

The onus is on parents to keep an eye on children. Tube the rapids in season.

Childrens Playground & Trampoline

At the main gate. Please note that for safety reasons we must insist on only one person at a time on the trampoline.

Pool Table

R2.00 per game

Laundry

Is done by the maids. Lists are available from the Office.

Shop

Sweets, cold drinks, toiletries, souvenirs and basic provisions are available during office hours. Wood is available from the gatehouse after hours during winter.

Contact Details:
Reservations
Tel: 086 127 6237
Int. Tel: +27 51 924 0585

Directions

From Durban Follow the N3 past Estcourt. 6km after the Estcourt Ultra City, turn left on the R74. Travel through Winterton and Bergville. 29km beyond Bergville, at the foot of the Oliviershoek Pass, turn left towards the Northern Drakensberg. Hlalanathi is signposted from here. 270km DBN to Hlalanathi. From Johannesburg Follow the N3 to Harrismith. Turn towards Bethlehem on the N5. Travel 4km, and turn left onto the R712 towards Qwa-Qwa. After 8km turn left again, onto the R74 towards Bergville. Travel down the Oliviershoek Pass, and as the pass levels out, turn right towards the Northern Drakensberg. Hlalanathi is signposted from here. 350km JHB to Hlalanathi.

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