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From R1100 Per Night

The Homestead
Bergville Accommodation

Guest House Accommodation in Drakensberg

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The Homestead is a 3 Star 24 room Guest Lodge, 'Home from Home' situated  in the quiet tranquil sanctuary of Geluksburg in the Drakensberg. It is three and a half hours from Gauteng and Bloemfontein and three hours from Durban.therby making it an ideal venue for Conferences, Functions, Weddings, family get togethers and journey stopovers. We provide accommodation on a B&B, Dinner B&B and Self Catering basis.

The Homestead has standard ensuite bedrooms and family units (two bedrooms with one bathroom), as well as air-conditioned deluxe rooms. The Executive Suite with its Four Poster bed, spa bath for two and double shower is also suitable for a Honeymoon couple. A Conference facility with accommodation is also available should people want to break free to somewhere to concentrate, plan, team-build, brain-storm or just build friendships and relax in tranquil surroundings.

A well appointed Gazebo and dining room provides for a perfect setting for weddings of +/- 120 people. A fixed menu, buffet style family meal is served in the cosy dining room, special meals being served by prior arrrangement. Many a pleasant evening has been spent in the small bar 'the Tam o' shanter', with it's definitely Scottish atmosphere.

For entertainment there is a DSTV. Communal  lounge, swimming Pool, Games Room with Darts, a Pool table and a 9 pin Skittle Alley and for the more energetic a Gym with a sauna.

DRAKENSBERG   Midweek  Special  Rate   OUT OF SEASON (No Agents)
Minimum 3 nights stay       Mid week     Sunday to Thursday

Standard Rooms
  R 400 pppns - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Deluxe Rooms
  R 400 pppns - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Executive/Honeymoon Room

R 700 pppns - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Conference rates
From R 395 pppns - inclusive of Self-Catering - Minimum rate per unit R 500.

Other Rates Information

  • Children at reduced rates depending upon age
  • Conference Facilities available for +/- 100 people - From R395 pppns inclusive of accommodation.(depending upon what people require)
  • Wedding rates and large functions on request.  (Please stipulate exactly what you require eg drapery or not and for how many people.)

Information of Interest
The Village of Geluksburg in the Drakensberg was first conceived in 1908 but before it could be proclaimed the 1914-18 war, forced its abandonment. The idea of a village was resurrected in the 1930's but the outbreak of the 1939-45 war again saw its abandonment. The project finally took off in the 1980's and Geluksburg became a unique village in the centre of the beautiful Central and Northern Drakensberg area. Geluksburg is close to the famous "Lost Valley" of the Drakensberg which has its own place in the folklore of the Drakensberg, being the site of a "white tribe" which lived isolated from the rest of civilisation until just after the turn of the century.

The Homestead offers 5 types of bedroom accommodation.

  • Standard ensuite bedrooms with a shower or bath, double bed or single beds and tea and coffee facilities.
  • Standard family bedrooms which is two bedrooms wich share a bathroom, double bed or single beds and tea and coffee facilities.Suitable for a family where parents want privacy.
  • Deluxe ensuite bedrooms with shower, double bed or single beds and tea and coffee facilities. Also air conditioning ,hot or cold facility.
  • Honeymoon / Executive bedroom which has a Queen size, four poster bed, spa bath for two, double shower, tea and coffee facilities
  • Self-catering units (3) which is one bedroom with kitchen,bathroom with shower and a braai area.

Available Facilities on site

  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Trampoline
  • Parking Communal
  • DSTV Lounge
  • Braai facilities
  • Restaurant/Dining Room
  • Bar on site
  • Games Room with Pool Table, Darts and Skittle Alley
  • Gym with a Sauna
  • Lapa with sitting Hammocks
  • Conference and Wedding Facilities

Visitors to 'The Homestead' and this area of the Drakensberg can find entertainment for the whole family, having the choice of many places to hike, game view, play golf or participate in many action adventures such as mountain biking, quad biking, off-road motor biking,4 x 4 trails and horse riding.

Geluksburg is very centrally placed for excursions to the Historic Boer War Battlefields of Ladysmith, Spioenkop and Colenso. Spioenkop Nature Reserve, the Royal Natal National Park and Amphitheatre, Cathedral Peak and Didima Valley, the Champagne Castle valley, Injisuthi valley and our own Tintwa and Middledale Pass valley with Qwaggashoek Game ranch nearby +/- 16kms, where you can go on game drives at a very reasonable rate and where you will see Rhinos, Giraffe, Zebra, Hippos, Buffalo, Wilderbeest and much more, in herds. All these areas are unique and very beautiful with stunning scenic views and energetic or relaxing mountain walks.

In the immediate area:

  • Walks, Bird-watching(134 species in the area)
  • Mountain Biking (bring your own bikes), Training for Mountain bike competitions up Middledale Pass with its hair-pin bend
  • Quad Biking, 4x4 into Lost Valley and up Bezuidenhout's Pass (4 x 4 or 4 x 2 with Dif. Lock) route
  • Kwaggashoek Game Ranch Drives with Giraffe, hippo, Wart-hog and many more rare species.(+/- 16 kms from Geluksburg)
  • Hunting when available
  • Tintwa and Middledale Pass - scenic drive

Within a 35 minute or 45 minute drive:

  • Visit to the Statue of the Kaalvoet Vroue and Voortrekkers Pass
  • Horse riding among Giraffes and Rhinos(Spionkop Game reserve)
  • Abseiling, trapeze training, Go-karting,Quad biking,river rafting ,kayaking and Canopy Tours
  • Fishing, Trout at Royal Natal National Park, Drakensberg Sun and Cathedral Peak
  • Tennis , Bowls, Bird watching, Mountain biking (wonderful sport throughout the Central and Northern Drakensberg area)
  • Helicopter rides
  • Polo, Putt-Putt, Pool and Darts, Mnweni Cultural Village
  • Drakensberg Pump Storage Scheme, Free tour around the Hydro-Electric Power Station can be arranged for during the week
  • Birds of Prey display by a trained falconer
  • Drakensberg Boys Choir
  • Rug weaving and Candle making at Kwa-Zulu Weavers
  • Leather ware and Homemade craft work
  • Antique shops ,restaurants and coffee houses

When are you arriving?

Deluxe Room
Sleeps up to 3
Min Stay Period: 1 night
Rates Information
Standard Room
Sleeps up to 3
Min Stay Period: 1 night
Rates Information
Honeymoon Deluxe Suite
Sleeps up to 2
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Self Catering Units
Sleeps up to 4
Min Stay Period: 1 night
Rates Information

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Midweek Specials - Out of Season
Minimum three night stay. Rates negotiable for large groups.

PO Box 672, Bergville, Drakensberg

GPS: -28.4982642804, 29.3413925171 Map

Sorry no pets allowed

50 % deposit required to secure booking and balance payable on arrival.

A charge of R100 per room levied on cancellation, at all times.
25 % of total cost of stay is charged if cancelled 30 to 60 days before arrival date.
50 % of total cost of stay is charged if cancelled 15 to 30 days before arrival date.
100 % of total cost of stay is charged if cancelled 1 to 15 days before arrival date.
NB. If rooms are re-let a refund may be made of deposited amount.

  • Backyard / Garden
  • Bar on site
  • Conference Facilities
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Parking
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Game Reserves
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Popular Routes
  • Culture
  • Wildlife
  • Golfing
  • Childrens Fun