A very special place! An exceptional retreat, this gracious country house offers superb accommodation, excellent cuisine, and perfect tranquility, along with personal warmth and care that is associated with true innkeeping. Valemount nestles in the serene surroundings of Underberg, which overlooks the Umzimkhulu valley of the Southern Drakensberg, a world heritage site. The Lodge is two hours drive from Durban and six hours from Johannesburg, access directly from the R617 to Kokstad.
A small, hospitable team happily cater to the individual requirements of our discerning patrons. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities including fly fishing, birding, and walking. Mountain biking enthusiasts can enjoy a wide variety of cycling trails in the area. Golfers will enjoy a selection of three scenic golf courses nearby.
Valemount Country Lodge is set in beautiful gardens which blend into 48 ha of natural riverine bush and woodland. Guests can enjoy leisurely walks on the property, ramble up the trails or relax under the shade of our old gracious trees surrounding the Lodge.
The Lodge sleeps 12 guests in a choice of 4 luxurious suites or 2 comfortable standard rooms. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom.
The luxurious suites are a popular retreat for honeymooners and couples alike. Each suite has a kingsize bed, jet master fireplaces and romantic 2 have Victorian bathrooms. The other rooms have full bathrooms
Sumptuous breakfasts are served in the dining room daily.
The Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a world heritage site, is a paradise for the adventure seeker and outdoor enthusiast, whether one wishes to relax and admire the prolific bird life or partake in one of the many adventure activities in the area, the Southern Drakensberg is the place to be.
Any visit to the Southern Drakensberg would be incomplete without a memorable 4×4 adventure up the world famous Sani Pass. Sani Pass is the only road link between KwaZulu-Natal and the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho and the only road that crosses the summit of the high Drakensberg. In summer wildflowers splash the road margins with color and in winter iced falls sparkle under brilliant skies. DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSPORTS!!!
For the less adventurous traveler, the Southern Drakensberg offers numerous other activities. For the enthusiastic fly fisherman, the area offers some of the most pristine flyfishing waters in South Africa. Golfers will enjoy a selection of three scenic golf courses nearby.
An abundance of Mountain Biking trails nearby will give any cyclist plenty of choice at various levels of skill. Horse lovers will enjoy various outrides in the foothills of the Drakensberg. During the summer rainfall months, the Umzimkhulu river offers the adventure seeker the opportunity for exhilarating river rafting.
Walks and hiking in the Cobham and Garden Castle reserves cater for the novice and experienced hiker.
Valemount Country Lodge is an ideal base to explore the unspoiled beauties of the Southern Drakensberg in charming luxury.