Drakensberg Mountain Retreat-Vergezient Lodge The Drakenberg Mountain Retreat is a stunning destination in the northern Drakensberg. Its spectacular views, wildness, freshnes Description The Guesthouse, with its numerous lounges and fireplaces, is comfortably furnished and has an elegant, old-fashioned feel, while maintaining that rustic farm house charm. The guesthouse has tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms. A number of bedrooms have their own lounges and some have cosy fireplaces . The lounge, dining-room and enclosed veranda offer generous and comfortable spaces with stunning views of the Amphitheatre and Royal Natal National Park. It is said to be one of the best views in the Northern Drakensberg. The tasty and wholesome food, cooked with passion and loved by the guests is sure to add to the experience. At Vergezient Guesthouse, dinner, breakfast, as well as morning and afternoon tea, are included in the price. And for those of you on day trips we make a lovely packed lunch. The professionally laid out walks and day hikes (see activities page) on the farm are superb too, along with the simply spectacular views PLEASE NOTE: No children under 8years of age are catered for. NEW HAPPENINGS: The "Zonderntwyfel" barn house, is due to open in June, affordable dinner, bed & breakfast - from R250 per person sharing per night.... ZONDERNTWYFEL BARNHOUSE was, as the name suggests, a barn which has been seriously altered and extended. Like the Lodge it is a rambling sort of a place with a wing of bedrooms connected to the original barn by flower filled indoor gardens which also houses a pool, soon to be heated. A large harmonious function room is attached to the old barn building which is an ideal room for Corporate Meetings and small events such as Workshops, Weddings and Retreat activities. The old barn contains a spacious dining room, the lounges and the veranda, all of which have spectacular views of the Drakensberg. A wood burning stove in the dining room and an open fireplace in the lounge ensure a comfortable stay in the coldest weather. Description of the rooms Accommodation is in 5 comfortable fully furnished en-suite bedrooms with single beds. The bathrooms have a shower, toilet and hand basin. All bedrooms open onto a beautiful conservatory, so come rain, hail, snow or sunshine, you are protected in beautiful, tranquil surroundings. Contact Details Keith and Jenny Meyer +27 (0)082 3020406 0866578768 +27 (0)082 3020406 Enquire now View Rates View Directions Attractions There is lots to do in the area of the Northern Drakensberg with the following being but just a few examples of what's available for an excursion from Vergezient. Royal Natal National Park / The Amphitheatre The spectacular Northern Drakensberg can be easily accessed from Vergezient. The Royal Natal National Park hikes or walks are extremely popular and vary in distance and difficulty, from those suitable for children to others suitable for the more serious hikers. Some of the hikes are: - Mont-Aux-Sources via the chain ladder. This 10 to 12km hike, takes about 6 hours and is strenuopus. The chain ladder is a challenge to those afraid of heights. Thukela Gorge. This is a 14km hike which takes 5 to 6 hours and is moderate to strenuous. Fairy Glen. This is a 5km walk, taking about an hour each way and is suitable even for young children. Engineering Projects Vist the Drakensberg pumped storage project, South Africa’s largest Hydro-Electric project and enjoy a fascinating guided tour by arrangement with Eskom. Visit the world class Tugela-Vaal water project . Historical day tours Battlefields - Spioenkop San Rock Art can be seen in various caves and rock shelters in the area, eg. at Vergezient, Cavern Berg, Cathedral Peak and Injasuthi Valley. There are Voortrekker Monuments and information plaques close to Vergezient. A number of Boer War battlefields are easily visited from Vergezient, Guided visits to Spioenkop can be arranged. Visit the Basotho cultural Village – on the R712. The Drakensberg Boy’s Choir hold concerts on Wednesdays at 3 .30pm during the school term Game and Nature Reserves Spioenkop Nature Reserve has rhino, giraffe, wildebeest and a variety of buck. Visit Monks Cowl Wilderness Reserve or the Vulture Restaurant at Sterkfontein Dam. Golden Gate National Park, Clarens, Harrismith and Winterton For those who are not so keen on hiking and want to enjoy a different kind of outing, a visit to some of the above is always pleasant.