Three Trees Lodge is an intimate luxury guesthouse in the Drakensberg mountains near Spioenkop.
There are 6 twin/double rooms, all with ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. All rooms have their own deck, with great views of the dramatic scenery. There is also a family suite with a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a children's bedroom, separate toilet and shower and a small kitchenette. There is a large verandah with a play area. All rooms are decorated in colonial style.
The lounge is open-plan and has large double doors leading on to the main verandah, where guests can relax and enjoy the views. Buffet-style breakfasts and lunches can be taken here. Dinner is a set 3-course meal served in the elegant dining room. It is followed by post-prandial drinks, which are enjoyed by the cosy fireplace or outside beneath the stars.
Activities available include battlefield tours, visits to museums and memorials, horse riding, hiking, bush walks and mountain biking. There is also good game viewing on offer at Spioenkop Game Reserve and this is a great area for bird watching. Back at the lodge guests can relax on the deck or take a dip in the swimming pool.
Open: Year round.
Location: Against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains and overlooking the secluded valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve.
Rooms: 6 luxury rooms, 1 family suite and a 2 bedroomed self-catering lodge.
Activities: Battlefields tours, hiking and walking, mountain biking, horse riding, museums and memorials, wildlife excursions and golf.
Facilities: The main living area has a cosy fireplace for chilly evenings and an open-plan lounge leading onto the veranda. The dining room lies just opposite the fireplace and has an outdoor deck where guest can enjoy their meals. A winding walkway leads to a secluded, heated swimming pool with a beautiful viewing deck for complete relaxation.
Dining: Meals are served in the dining room or out on the deck or veranda (weather dependent).
Children: The lodge welcomes children of all ages. Children need to be supervised at all times.
Health: The lodge is at an altitude of 3800ft and is malaria-free but the surrounding areas are considered low-risk malarial areas.
Communication: There is limited mobile reception, a phone, fax and internet at reception (local charges apply).
Explore the Battlefields and the scenic Drankensburg and is some exciting game viewing and finish up relaxing on the beach, this is the perfect holiday whether you want to self-drive or be driven.
"We loved the rooms with their verandas looking over the plains, the food was delicious, the walking in the Drakensburg was wonderful. We knew very little about the Boer war before we came and found the guided talk very moving."
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499