A visit to the "berg" is a must for the local and international tourist. INKOSANA Berg Lodge is located in the most popular central region of the majestic Ukhahlamba Park, South Africa's World Heritage site. INKOSANA Berg Lodge is nestled between popular 4* resorts on the R600, three minutes from the world famous Drakensberg Boys Choir and 7 Km's to the entrance of Monks Cowl Nature Reserve which provides access to the highest peaks in Drakensberg. The sheer beauty of this breathtaking mountain range can be enjoyed from INKOSANA Berg Lodge.
Monks Cowl Nature Reserve
Inkosana Lodge offers a range of accommodation – from dorm rooms for educational groups, camping for the adventurous under the African stars, family rooms with bunk beds for the kids and traditional South African thatched Rondavels for a romantic getaway - breakfast can be requested to be served to your bed.
The Drakensberg mountains is a hikers paradise – hiking trails are available for all levels of fitness. The popular Monks Cowl base camp is 7km from the Lodge, this is a great access point to some of the favorite trails in the Drakensberg such as Champagne Castle via Greys pass. The popular Injisuthi and Cathedral Peak can be reached from Monks Cowl within a day.
South African Cuisine
INKOSANA has three braai areas with stunning mountain views. Try a wood and coal braai, the South African way. Braai packs are available from the Lodge. A equipped social kitchen is available to all guests, especially for those with special dietary requirements. Its a good place to meet for a complimentary cup of tea or coffe and share your days experiences.
Please remember to carry your favourite spices and ingredients.
Inkosana Lodge serves as an excellent base from which to explore the mighty Drakensberg range, or as a tranquil retreat for travellers to unwind. Day tours and overnight tours can be arranged in advance. Day tours to Nandi Falls and Blind Man's Corner are recommended.
A three day guided overnight tour to the top of Champagne Castle is highly recommended.
Guests can enjoy delicious and healthy organic meals from INKOSANA's kitchen on the open patio with a charming view of the magnificent Monks Cowl and Cathkin Peaks. Meals are organic, wholesome, delicious and made with ingredients from the herb garden. The braai area is set under a shaded rustic roof with the perfect view, free range and hormone free braai packs can be ordered from INKOSANA. The Patio is the perfect spot for an afternoon Mojito, Strawberry daiquiri or ice cold beer after a daylong hike. Guests can enjoy a good read from the library or chill-lax in the cosy lounge while the kids enjoy board games and puzzles. INKOSANA was rated NO. 3 in the WORLD for VALUE ACCOMMODATION on LONELY PLANET in 2014.
Beautiful property and views. The bed was comfortable and facilities were good. Surprisingly so for a hostel! We were very impressed and I plan on coming back with more friends.
Beautiful location near the mountain. The owner made us a warm welcome. The lodge is well furnished,you find everything you need:kitchen,common areas,private rooms...all in a typical style of the region.
It was really cool, the facilities were great, friendly staff, well accommodating.
Serene, Picturesque, and Very Green. Highly recommend. Visited for three days this past weekend. Don't miss the chance to pick your own herbs in the herb garden. The vegetarian meals are home made and nourishing after a long day's hike. There are fish in the swimming pool!