Nestled in the secluded Kamberg Valley of the southern Drakensberg, this stunning boutique lodge is set in a beautifully landscaped garden within a private game reserve only a short distance from the Drakensberg and kwaZulu-Natal’s Midlands Meander.
Qambathi Mountain Lodge invites relaxation, rejuvenation and adventure in equal doses and leaves it up to you to make the call. Original pieces by renowned South African artists form an integral part of the exclusive handmade furniture and décor that adorns the lodge’s interior. Nature also flaunts her wares and you need not leave the furnished deck fronting the lodge to enjoy panoramic mountain views. Nature drives and other outdoor activities are a great way to experience the Kamberg Nature Reserve and the soaring Drakensberg Mountains, which were one of South Africa’s first World Heritage Sites.
The ancient rock art etched into the sandstone cliffs on the reserve are intriguing to explore and off-the-beaten-track trails take you straight from the lodge and through the lush indigenous forest – keep an eye out for the spectacular birdlife – to viewpoints that inspire quiet moments of reflection. Pack a picnic and spend the day strolling through the well-kept reserve and find just the right tree under which to enjoy your delectable lunch.
The expansive deck around the swimming pool is a haven of tranquillity and makes the ideal place to relax with a good book. If you love food, take an interactive cooking class with the resident chef or try our hand at artisanal cheese making and candle dipping for something completely different!