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INKOSANA Signature Dish - South African OXTAIL

Posted on Mon November 12, 2018.

Traditional South African OX-TAIL is prepared by our master-chef at INKOSANA Berg Lodge. This South African favorite is one of the Signature Dishes at INKOSANA. Marinated in red wine, fresh herbs and spices, slow cooked for 5-6 hours in a traditional cast iron pot in a wood fired oven.

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Transport to Drakensberg From Durban

Posted on Tue October 30, 2018.

The beautiful Drakensberg Mountains is in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, a pleasant 2.5 to 3 hours drive from Durban. Central Drakensberg is the most accessible region from the N3 National highway and home to some of the highest accessible peaks in the Drakensberg Range, Giants Castle, Injusuthi, Champagne Castle and Cathederal Peak can be accessed from this region. The Champagne Valley is home to The World famous Drakensberg Boys Choir and INKOSANA Lodge which was rated No.3 in the World for Best Value Lodge in 2014 - Lonely Planet.

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Hiking Safely in Drakensberg

Posted on Sun October 28, 2018.

There has been a drastic increase in overnight hiking in the Drakensberg region. The number of international guests that depart from Inkosana Berg Lodge out numbers the amount of local Guests. Most of the guests that enquire about the guided over night hiking are from USA, UK, France, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. Guests prefer the rustic out door living and keeping close to nature as possible. The experience of swimming in the mountain pools and chilling beneath a waterfall is a moment to be remembered. The Drakensberg offers this adventurous and carefree life style. There Is a number of beautiful waterfalls, forests, peaks, passes and caves in the central region of the Berg. Guided trails from Inkosana Berg Lodge is focused around Central Drakensberg. The Monks Cowl, Champagne Castle area is protected from the Lesotho border. The terrain is treacherous hence you will not find Basotho herdsman or bystanders in this region. It is safe to camp in the open or setup camp in Stable Cave, Zulu Cave, Vaalribbokkop Cave, Nkosazana Cave or one of the many other habitable caves in the area.
Our guide at INKOSANA Berg Lodge will escort you from the Lodge and bring you back safely. The guide is employed by the Lodge so all our guests have peace of mind from enquiry, booking, paying and leaving with the guide knowing that they are in good responsible hands. Guests departing from INKOSANA has to complete the trail or hiking register, should their be a problem with the Guests not returning, the lodge will have an idea of their whereabouts.

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Overnight Hike from Monks Cowl

Posted on Thu October 18, 2018.

Monks Cowl is situated 7 Km’s from INKOSANA Berg Lodge. The Lodge is the ideal place to plan and start your adventures. Services at INKOSANA includes laundry, lunch packs, hire of hiking gear, drop-off and collect from Monks Cowl at a nominal charge.

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PIZZA IN DRAKENSBERG

Posted on Mon October 8, 2018.

Burning wood combined with the aroma of melting Italian mozzarella cheese is the perfect combination to get your taste buds craving for the wood fired pizza at Breaking Bread Restaurant in INKOSANA Berg Lodge.
Enjoy delicious thin base pizza while relishing the view of the highest peak in Central Drakensberg. It is the perfect stop-over to catch your breath after a wonderful hike in the berg. Enjoy a mojito or ice cold beer while you reflect on your days experience in the most popular region of the Drakensberg.
Break Bread@ INKOSANA Berg Lodge is located on the main road (R600) just 2.5km before Drakensberg Boys Choir. Slip into INKOSANA after your hike to grab a pizza and feel free to enjoy the comfort of the lodge and unwind while listening to some of the best South African local music such as the world renowned Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

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