Rustic & cozy
Experience the peaceful, charming and absolutely tranquil atmosphere at Inkosana Lodge
Explore and enjoy the comfortable outdoor areas.
Inkosana features indigenous gardens and an Eco Dam.
Stunning views of Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle.
A visit to the "berg" is a must for the local and international tourist. Inkosana Berg Lodge is often referred to as an hidden gem in the berg, the Lodge is graded by the South African grading council as a 3 Star Establishment. Inkosana is located in the most popular central region of the majestic Ukhahlamba Park, South Africa's World Heritage site. INKOSANA is three minutes from the world famous Drakensberg Boys Choir and 7 Km's to Monks Cowl Nature Reserve that provides access to some of the highest peaks in Drakensberg.
The sheer beauty of this breathtaking mountain range can be enjoyed from the “Eco Pool” that is chemical free and filled with mountain fish, enjoy this outdoor experience or hike to one of the beautiful flowing waterfalls in the park to enjoy a memorable fresh water experience.
The lodge is “eco friendly” and sustains itself from using resources of the land such as mountain water, fresh vegetables and herbs from the herb garden, solar lighting and outdoor eco showers, gas cookers and wood fired pizza oven. Guests should note there are limited activities for kids, Experience Africa, Experience INKOSANA Berg Lodge.
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.
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 Braai
Inkosana specializes in a unique South African wood fire Braai. The Lodge often has a Braai night that includes succulent steak, chicken fillet, wors (sausage), salads, pap (maize meal) and chakalaka (traditional African veg dish).
Inkosana Lodge serves as an excellent base from which to explore the mighty Drakensberg range or as a tranquil retreat for travellers to unwind. The Lodge has an experienced, licensed resident tour guide. Each tour is tailor made for the individual hiker taking into consideration their fitness, health conditions and age.
Guided over night hikes can be arranged from INKOSANA Berg Lodge. Hiking Meals can be purchased from The Farm Kitchen at INKOSANA, hiking kits are available for hire. The guides specialize in the Central Drakensberg Region, hikers can access some of the highest Peaks such as Champagne Castle which is the third highest in South Africa at 3377m. The popular overnight caves are Zulu Cave, Stable Cave and Wonder Valley Cave. INKOSANA Berg Lodge specialize in International and Local Group Bookings.
IINKOSANA Berg Lodge offers limited pet friendly accommodation. The Lodge has three beautiful Rondavels with Outdoor Eco Bathrooms. These are pet friendly rooms, guests must request for authorization prior to confirming their booking as there are additional surcharges and accommodation rules. Maximum size and weight rules applies.
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!
We highly recommend Inkonsana Lodge to any person who wants to tour the Drakensburg mountains. Although it is a simple backpacker, it is smartly designed to take care of the visitors such that they will have their own privacy along with family-like feeling.
The lodge is perfect for backpackers and mountaineers, but also for people who just want to enjoy the mountain setting. There are rooms with bunk beds and communal ablutions and kitchen as well as rondavels with comfortable beds.Ed is an experienced mountaineer who knows the area well and can give good advice on hikes and other activities. If you don’t want to cook, he provides supper consisting of mouth-watering... Read More
Stayed July 2015