From R620 PPS

Drakensberg Mountain Retreat

From R620 PPS



The VERGEZIENT LODGE, with its numerous lounges and fireplaces, is comfortably furnished and has an elegant, old-fashioned feel, while maintaining that rustic farm house charm. The guesthouse has tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms. A number of bedrooms have their own lounges and some have cosy fireplaces .

The lounge, dining-room and enclosed veranda offer generous and comfortable spaces with stunning views of the Amphitheatre and Royal Natal National Park. It is said to be one of the best views in the Northern Drakensberg.
The tasty and wholesome food, cooked with passion and loved by the guests is sure to add to the experience. At Vergezient Guesthouse, dinner, breakfast, as well as morning and afternoon tea, are included in the price. And for those of you on day trips we make a lovely packed lunch.

The walks and day hikes on the farm are superb too, along with the simply spectacular views, numerous waterfalls in the summer and the San Rock Art sites.

Rates vary depending on the size of the room, from R635pppns to R1040pppns. All rates include dinner, bed and breakfast.

Specials are offered from time to time out of season. Please enquire.

The ZONDERNTWYFEL BARNHOUSE was, as the name suggests, a barn which has been seriously altered and extended. Like the Lodge it is a rambling sort of a place with a wing of bedrooms connected to the original barn by flower filled indoor Gardens which also houses a pool, soon to be heated.

A large harmonious function room is attached to the old barn building which is an ideal room for Corporate Meetings and small events such as Workshops, Weddings and Retreat activities. The old barn contains a spacious dining room, the lounges and the veranda, all of which have spectacular views of the Drakensberg. A wood burning stove in the dining room and an open fireplace in the lounge ensure a comfortable stay in the coldest weather.
Description of the rooms
It has 5 comfortable fully furnished en-suite bedrooms with 12 single beds. The bathrooms have a shower, toilet and hand basin. All bedrooms open onto a beautiful conservatory, so come rain, hail, snow or sunshine, you are protected in beautiful, tranquil surroundings.A further 4 dormitory type rooms sleep 13 people in 13 single beds and have shared male/female ablutions.
A R400.00 deposit is required to cover possible breakages. All or part of this will be refunded within a week of your departure.

ZONDERNTWYFEL BARNHOUSE RATES: ( minimum of 10 pax , maximum 25 pax)

Minimum daily cost R2850.00 - This allows up to 8 guests to stay.
Thereafter additional guests up to 12 people pay R310.00 pppns.
The 13th guest onwards pay R285.00 pppns
Minimum daily cost -R3650.00 - This allows up to 8 guests to stay.
Thereafter, additional guests ( up to 12) pay R370.00 pppns
The 13th guest onwards pay R335.00 pppns

The Barnhouse is also used for Rereat groups and is fully catered - rates on application.

Choose either :-

The more upmarket dinner,bed & breakfast, Vergezient Guesthouse which can accomodate up to 24 people;


the Zondertwyfel Barnhouse for self catering


Use both facilites.

Treat your soul at the Drakensberg Mountain Retreat.


    Room Facilities

  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking
  • Small Pets
  • Television

    Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Other


  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 2 hours
  • Cards accepted by this establishment
  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

All credit cards are accepted when paying through Sleeping-OUT.

Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Northern Drakensberg, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat has been voted Best Establishment in Northern Drakensberg for 2016Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Northern Drakensberg, Drakensberg Mountain Retreat has been voted Best Value for Money in Northern Drakensberg for 2016


Northern Drakensberg, Bergville District, Retief Pass, 3350

Map Drakensberg Mountain Retreat in Northern Drakensberg  Drakensberg (KZN)  KwaZulu Natal  South Africa

Guest Comments

This was a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing weekend away from the city. Stunning location, friendly and helpful staff, great walking and very clean, comfortable rooms. Food was delicious and honesty bar was well stocked. We would definitely come back and recommend it to friends/family.
- Lara Wantenaar

Host always willing to assist where he could, well done
- Mabhelandile Nguqu

If you are looking for peace and quiet with great hospitality, the Drakensberg Mountain Retreat is the place to stay.
- Madelene Seymore

We had a splendid stay. The views are breathtaking! The food was delicious and the management very friendly! This is an ideal stop on your way to the coast!
- Elsje Van Rooyen

Lovely place, great views from the room and the staffs are all very nice and welcoming. A wonderful stay. Enjoyed it!
- Antony Mello