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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very peaceful relaxing weekend at Toplodge and would recommend it to anyone needing to get away from the daily grind. We parked our vehicle on arrival and didn't get in again until departing. There are some wonderful hikes on the farm but the best was to sit and enjoy the view and the tranquility of the place....

1Thank Vern S
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2016

3 nights up at Top Lodge felt like 3 weeks of relaxation. Set within an amphitheater of the surrounding peaks, with a view down into the valley where the sun rises as if prompted by the gods. Lovely walks right from our cottage and ultimate privacy all weekend. Simply lovely

1Thank shirleyeadie
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a great time at Toplodge in October. Private cottage (because no one else visited over that time it felt as if we had the whole farm to ourselves. The kids enjoyed the huge swing at the dam, we completed 3 out of the 4 trails in one day (they loved it!) and we watched the stars from the...

Thank annelizesteyn
South Africa
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Top Lodge in October! There are only three units and we were the only guests there. The privacy was wonderful. On our first night there the skies were clear - this gave us the opportunity for amazing star gazing! The next morning my husband, myself and our two kids (aged 7 & 9) explored...

Thank arabiansurprise
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Recently spent a great long weekend at Top Lodge, a fantastic intimate setting in the Northen Drakensberg. Phenomenal views on offer from our intimate unit (one of 3 only) which offered a very comfortable and warm setting for the weekend. A lot of though has been put into the facilities and it was a very cosy weekend in-spite of the...

Thank Richard L
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We had the most amazing 3 days away from everything. The cottage was beautiful and very clean - equipped with everything you needed. The area is amazingly beautiful and so quiet and peaceful. The trails and hikes were beautiful and not too strenuous. Gavin was very friendly and accommodating but left us to do our own thing. We had a...

Thank tamzyn_cooper13
Secunda, South Africa
Reviewed 16 May 2016

A wonderful place to get away from it all. The owner, Gavin, made us feel extremely welcome and we had a relaxing three days at Toplodge. The walks that we went on went were pleasant. This is really a place where you can unwind and relax and really charge the batteries again. The chalet was well equipped with everything you...

Thank sonny_oneill
Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Very beautiful cabin and view. Everything clean and nice. A excellent couples retreat. A door that leads directly from the cabin to the braai area would be good so you don't have to walk in the rain to get from the cabin to the braai or a build in braai . Host friendly and very helpful.

Thank 387nicop
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Toplodge, one of the most nicest places we have ever been. There are 3 homes. ( 1 of them is just being rebuilt. They all have an amazing view. We stayed in the house for 2. it was fully equipped with everything you need. You just need to bring everything that's on the shopping list. ( food,water,wine etc ) There...

Thank Carmen J
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Toplodge very much! We went for a few days of peace and quiet for our anniversary and got exactly that! We felt like the only people on the mountain. The views were great and we loved the night sky! Gavin was a very accommodating host.

1Thank hanlep

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Tucked away high in the Mont-Aux-Sources district of the Northern Drakensberg Mountains, situated midway between Durban and Johannesburg, our two stone-and-thatch self-catering cottages, beautifully appointed and fully fitted and equipped, offer the ultimate getaway destination in a completely secluded mountain wildlife sanctuary accessible only by off-road 4X4 vehicles (or transfers provided free of charge), in beautiful natural surroundings - the perfect mountain wilderness experience for adults and children alike. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Toplodge

Address: off District Rd D119 | Mont-aux-Sources, Bergville 3350, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Bergville
Price Range: £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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Toplodge South Africa/Bergville
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“All the units is private. We stayed in Yellow wood. ”
 of 5 bubbles arabiansurprise, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The road to Toplodge is fairly challenging and a 4x4 vehicle is definitely recommended, especially in wet weather.”
 of 5 bubbles 803GillianH, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Simple but perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Remember to take a warm water bottle for the cold nights.”
 of 5 bubbles sanet362, 10 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Loved the smaller chalet because from the private patio you can't see the other chalets at all.... From there you wouldn't believe that any other humans existed on the planet! It is totally private with uninterrupted views of the valley and mountains. Perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles 610lg, 9 Mar 2015 | Read review
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