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    1/32 - Tugela River Lodge in the early morning sun
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    2/32 - Kingfisher Cottage: Sleeps 4
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    3/32 - Kingfisher Cottage
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    4/32 - Kingfisher Main Bedroom. Mezzanine bedroom upstairs.
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    5/32 - Kingfisher kitchen
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    6/32 - Kingfisher Cottage
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    7/32 - Kingfisher deck
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    8/32 - The Main Lodge: sleeps 10
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    9/32 - The Main Lodge
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    10/32 - Main Lodge dining and lounge area
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    11/32 - Main Lodge lounge and dining
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    12/32 - Main Lodge main bedroom
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    13/32 - Cottage 1 Main Lodge
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    14/32 - The Rapids: 4 sleeper
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    15/32 - Rapids
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    16/32 - Rapids main bedroom with mezzanine
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    17/32 - Rapids deck
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    18/32 - Rapids kitchen
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    19/32 - The Hideaway: 6 sleeper
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    20/32 - Hideaway lounge
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    21/32 - Hideaway dining and lounge
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    22/32 - Hideaway kitchen
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    23/32 - Hideaway main bedroom
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    24/32 - Hideaway second bedroom
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    25/32 - Hideaway balcony
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    26/32 - The River House: 4 sleeper with Wifi
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    27/32 - River House lounge and kitchen
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    28/32 - River House lounge and kitchen
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    29/32 - River House main bedroom
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    30/32 - River House Main Bedroom
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    31/32 - River House loft room
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    32/32 - River House loft room
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Location & Contact Details
Address:R600 between Winterton & Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contact:Julian
Cell:+27-73-5716548

Payment Methods
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Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • English
  • Zulu
Bed Configuration
  • Hideaway (Sleeps 6) x 1
    • Room 1 - double, single
    • Room 2 - single, single, single
  • Kingfisher Cottage (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - three quarter, three quarter
  • The Main Lodge (Sleeps 10) x 1
    • Room 1 - king, three quarter, three quarter
    • Room 2 - king, three quarter, three quarter, three quarter, three quarter
  • The Rapids Cottage (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - three quarter, three quarter
  • The River House (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - three quarter, three quarter
Special Categories
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodation
  • Interesting Place Accommodation
  • Pet Friendly Accommodation
  • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodation
  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodation
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94193 page views since 28 Jan, 2005.
Last updated on 17 Jun, 2021.
Listed on WhereToStay.co.za for 16 years

Tugela River Lodge is a self-catering Eco Lodge, located on a private cattle and game farm on the banks of the Tugela River, near Winterton, KZN, South Africa. We use solar power and gas to run our lodge and are completely off the grid.

In the shadow of the famous Anglo-Boer Battlefield of Spionkop, the rustic and pet friendly accommodation is the ideal place for singles, couples, a family weekend, or a large group get together. We have a total of 28 beds in stand alone cottages which can be booked either as the Main Lodge – a 10 to 14 bed set up, the Hideaway – a 6 sleeper, the Rapids – 4 the River House – 4 sleeper and Kingfisher Cottage – 4 sleeper.

The lodge has been in the Green family for over 20 years. They have a passion for mountain biking, trail running and the great outdoors. An annual well-known mountain bike race and trail run take place in the area.

Trail run – The Oxpecker Trail Run

MTB ride – Berg and Bush Cycle Race

So pack up everyone, including the kids and granny and grandpa, and the mutts, and head out to Tugela River Lodge!

We do not have TV here. We urge people to come here to experience nature and to get out and walk, ride, hike, run, fish, swim, paddle and enjoy time away from their cellphones. In this modern day, it is sometimes difficult to catch a break from the fast paced life of technology, and we offer you a great opportunity to get away from it all!

MAIN LODGE:
Ideal for group bookings. The Main Lodge sleeps a minimum of 6 people and up to 10/14/18. It has an entertainment area which includes 1 bedroom downstairs and 2 mezzanine levels upstairs as well as one bathroom, a kitchen, lounge, bar and fireplace. There is one cottage on the right of the Main Lodge which has 1 room downstairs and a mezzanine level upstairs as well as a toilet, shower and fireplace. All units are pet friendly and fenced off with river access.

RAPIDS:
The river rapid runs right past the deck of this cosy 4 sleeper and the sounds of the running water really take you to a place close to nature. Sit on the deck in summer and enjoy a sundowner or light a fire in winter in the main bedroom to keep warm. The main bedroom leads onto a beautiful deck with a great view of the river. This unit can also be added onto the Main Lodge for bookings over 14 people. Pet friendly and fenced off with river access.

RIVER HOUSE:
This 4 sleeper is slightly more modern than the rest of the cottages. The spacious lounge is part of an open plan kitchen which opens up to the verandah outside. There is a double bed in the downstairs room with an open plan shower and toilet. The upstairs bedroom has two single beds which can also be made into a double bed. This is the only unit with Wifi and is our most popular unit. There is a guest shower and toilet downstairs. Pet friendly and fenced off with river access.

HIDEAWAY:
The Hideaway is a 6 sleeper unit with a kitchen, lounge, fireplace, dining room and bathroom downstairs and 2 bedrooms upstairs. One room has a queen size bed with 1 single bed and the other has 3 single beds, which can also be made into a queen and single. This unit is ideal for smaller groups and families. Pet friendly and fenced off with river access.

KINGFISHER COTTAGE:
Kingfisher Cottage is a cosy 4 sleeper and is our newest addition to Tugela River Lodge. The unit boasts amazing views of the river and Spioenkop Mountain... watch giraffe browsing in the game reserve from your kitchen window! This little cottage is perfect for a weekend getaway, week long stay or even just a one-nighter when passing through from JHB to Durban. We are 15 minutes off the N3 and 40 minutes from some of the Drakensberg's best hikes.

ACTIVITIES:
Mountain biking, trail running. hiking, walking, dog walks, farm stall, kayaking, fishing, private game farm, sundowners, swimming, 40 minutes from central drakensberg.

Facilities
  • Big game (less than 30km)
  • Big game onsite
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing onsite
  • Game drives onsite
  • Horse riding (less than 5km)
  • Hunting (less than 30km)
  • Nature trail onsite
  • Parking all onsite
  • Private airfield (less than 15km)
Special Categories
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodation
  • Interesting Place Accommodation
  • Pet Friendly Accommodation
  • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodation
  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodation
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  • Directions
    Directions from Gauteng: Take N3 towards Durban. Go straight through Tugela Toll Plaza. After 10 kms you will find the Bergville offramp. Go left up the off ramp and then LEFT TOWARDS LADYSMITH. After 4,6kms turn right towards Spionkop/Winterton. After 11kms at the bottom of the 2nd steep hill you will find the lodge on your left.

    Directions from Durban: Take N3 west. After Ultra City take the 1st offramp LEFT TO BERGVILLE/CENTRAL DRAKENSBERG. Proceed left towards Winterton. GO STRAIGHT THROUGH WINTERTON IN THE DIRECTIONS TOWARDS BERGVILLE. After 1km turn RIGHT on the R600 towards SPIONKOP DAM. Proceed 22 kms. You will see the lodge on your right hand side before the steep hill.
  • Cancellation Policy
    Cancellation Policy



    If you cancel your booking within 1 month of your stay, your 50% deposit is not refunded.



    If you cancel your booking within 7 days of your date of arrival there is no refund.



    If I get another booking to replace your cancelled booking, I will refund you your deposit.

    Please kindly take note of this when making a booking.
  • Arrival & Departure Times
    Arrival 14h00

    Depature 10h00
  • Terms Of Payment
    50 % Deposit to be paid to secure the booking. The balance is payable the week before arrival.
Directions
Directions from Gauteng: Take N3 towards Durban. Go straight through Tugela Toll Plaza. After 10 kms you will find the Bergville offramp. Go left up the off ramp and then LEFT TOWARDS LADYSMITH. After 4,6kms turn right towards Spionkop/Winterton. After 11kms at the bottom of the 2nd steep hill you will find the lodge on your left.

Directions from Durban: Take N3 west. After Ultra City take the 1st offramp LEFT TO BERGVILLE/CENTRAL DRAKENSBERG. Proceed left towards Winterton. GO STRAIGHT THROUGH WINTERTON IN THE DIRECTIONS TOWARDS BERGVILLE. After 1km turn RIGHT on the R600 towards SPIONKOP DAM. Proceed 22 kms. You will see the lodge on your right hand side before the steep hill.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy



If you cancel your booking within 1 month of your stay, your 50% deposit is not refunded.



If you cancel your booking within 7 days of your date of arrival there is no refund.



If I get another booking to replace your cancelled booking, I will refund you your deposit.

Please kindly take note of this when making a booking.
Arrival & Departure Times
Arrival 14h00

Depature 10h00
Terms Of Payment
50 % Deposit to be paid to secure the booking. The balance is payable the week before arrival.
Page Statistics
94193 page views since 28 Jan, 2005.
Last updated on 17 Jun, 2021.
Listed on WhereToStay.co.za for 16 years
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    1/32 - Tugela River Lodge in the early morning sun
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    2/32 - Kingfisher Cottage: Sleeps 4
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    3/32 - Kingfisher Cottage
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    4/32 - Kingfisher Main Bedroom. Mezzanine bedroom upstairs.
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    5/32 - Kingfisher kitchen
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    6/32 - Kingfisher Cottage
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    7/32 - Kingfisher deck
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    8/32 - The Main Lodge: sleeps 10
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    9/32 - The Main Lodge
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    10/32 - Main Lodge dining and lounge area
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    11/32 - Main Lodge lounge and dining
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    12/32 - Main Lodge main bedroom
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    13/32 - Cottage 1 Main Lodge
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    14/32 - The Rapids: 4 sleeper
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    15/32 - Rapids
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    16/32 - Rapids main bedroom with mezzanine
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    17/32 - Rapids deck
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    18/32 - Rapids kitchen
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    19/32 - The Hideaway: 6 sleeper
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    20/32 - Hideaway lounge
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    21/32 - Hideaway dining and lounge
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    22/32 - Hideaway kitchen
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    23/32 - Hideaway main bedroom
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    24/32 - Hideaway second bedroom
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    25/32 - Hideaway balcony
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    26/32 - The River House: 4 sleeper with Wifi
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    27/32 - River House lounge and kitchen
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    28/32 - River House lounge and kitchen
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    29/32 - River House main bedroom
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    30/32 - River House Main Bedroom
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    31/32 - River House loft room
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    32/32 - River House loft room
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