Little Switzerland Resort Little Switzerland Resort, accommodation in Bergville Kwazulu Natal Description Rise with the sun to view the majestic grandeur of the Amphitheatre in one of her many guises...clad in clouds, shrouded in snow, mellow in mist or crisp and clear. After a hearty breakfast fill your day with the virtually unlimited selection of sport or outdoor activities...tennis, bowls, volleyball, trampoline, putt-putt, croquet, mountain biking, horse riding, trout fishing, leisurely strolls, country hikes, bouldering, kloofing or a refreshing swim. Come climb on our climbing wall or inside the largest indoor rock-climbing cave in South Africa. For the extremists, we offer Rapp jumping - the forward descent off a rock face. For those rare days the sun does not shine we offer numerous indoor activities...table tennis, Sony play station, board games, pool tables, dart board. Sip a sundowner out on the patio or enjoy the warmth of a crackling log fire in our cozy lounge on a cold winter's evening and relax after a day filled with memorable experiences. Sample our excellent cuisine; with an extensively diverse menu our young and innovative team of chefs will ensure an abundance of flavour and tantalise you with their fusion and classical cooking styles. Allow us to handle your conference smoothly and efficiently. Specially requested theme events turn an everyday conference into a memorable experience. We offer an extensive range of team building including medium/low ropes course on site. Little Switzerland boasts a magnificent health & wellness centre situated under an enormous thatched structure with wooden sliding doors and solid glass panels on all sides. Savour the peace and majesty of the beautiful surroundings during a hard workout or relaxing treatment. Choose from our list of activities and treatments to counteract the increasingly demanding & stressful pace of today's lifestyle. This beautifully appointed centre is home to the following: - a squash court, indoor heated saline pool, a fully equipped aerobic & cardiac circuit & weight training section, spinning cycles, a jacuzzi, saunas in both change rooms, a climbing wall & climbing cave and a treatment centre with a wide variety of treatments to facilitate relaxation and wellness. All treatments are offered by a professionally trained team of therapists. (Please note that the Health Centre has an age restriction of over 15 years). Relax in the elegance of one of our hotel suites, all complete with an en-suite bathroom, seating area, telephone & DSTV (selected channels). No matter what your choice of room, there is something to suit even the most flamboyant. Choose from our luxurious Non-Smoking Executive Suites with underfloor heating for those crisp winter evenings, a built in safe, fully stocked bar fridge & certain suites even have their own spa baths. Stay in our beautifully furnished Deluxe mountain view rooms. Listen to the sound of nature in the solitude of our Standard garden view rooms. Our luxury Non-Smoking Executive Suites are beautifully appointed and have never-ending views of the Drakensberg. These Suites have underfloor heating, a bath and walk-in shower (2 of these 6 luxury suites have jacuzzi baths), a mini-bar fridge, a safe and glass sliding doors leading onto a wooden deck with seating area. (No children permitted) Our Non-Smoking Executive Honeymoon suites are as beautifully appointed, just slightly smaller - all 4 Suites with jacuzzi bath and a walk-in shower, underfloor heating and a mini-bar fridge, leading out onto a tiled patio. (No children permitted) Our Deluxe Rooms have mountain views and have either 2 separate beds, a queen & bed or queen bed. Bathrooms are equipped with a bath and walk-in shower. Our Standard rooms have 2 separate beds; 2 of these rooms have a queen & bed. Standard rooms have a garden or pool view. Bathrooms are equipped with a shower over the bath, with the exception of our 6 family rooms which have a bath & walk-in shower. Standard family rooms have 2 separate beds, a room divider and 2 single beds for children. All rooms have a colour television ( SABC 1/2/3; M-Net, Movie Magic, e-tv, Supersport 1 & 2; Discovery; Cartoon Network as well as 2 x Radio Channels), tea & coffee making facilities and are en-suite. For those who love privacy and a combination of creature comforts and independence, the self-catering comfortably furnished chalets are a world apart. All have magnificent panoramic views of the amphitheatre or lush surrounding forests. All self-catering guests are more than welcome to join us at the hotel for a delicious meal in our diningroom. A 4-Sleeper Chalets has one bedroom with 2 separate beds, as well as 2 separate single pull out beds (not sleeper couches) in the downstairs lounge. These chalets sleep maximum 4 guests, regardless of age (2 adults & 2 children recommended). A 6-Sleeper Chalet has two bedrooms - the main bedroom has 2 x beds pushed together, the other bedroom has 2 separate beds and 2 separate single pull out beds (not sleeper couches) in the downstairs lounge. These chalets sleep maximum 6 guests regardless of age. All self-catering units are fully equipped with a stove, microwave, fridge, crockery, cutlery, bedding etc. Self-catering units have a private braai area outside on the patio and a fire place inside the lounge. We provide wood @ R20.00 per bundle (subject to increase). Should self-catering guests wish to enjoy a meal in our hotel, we serve a full 8-course buffet dinner every evening @ R140.00 per person (subject to increase) and our buffet breakfasts are a Full English buffet & Continental @ R80.00 per person (subject to increase), and Continental only @ R 50.00 per person (subject to increase) in our diningroom. Lunches are la Carte. ADVANCE NOTICE IS REQUIRED. Check-in time is from 15h00pm onwards and departure before 11h00am. We have a conveniently situated "Quick Shop" at our entrance which stocks coldrinks, sweets, chips, bread, milk, a selection of vegetables, some meats, tinned foods, tea, coffee, cereals, cheese, cold meats, selected toiletries etc. Come on...join us for a little bit of heaven in a very special land. Contact Details Little Switzerland Hotel +27 (0)36 438 6220 +27 (0)36 438 6222 Enquire now View Rates View Directions Attractions There are numerous activities and facilities available at Little Switzerland, including: Swimming pool Tennis Volley ball Bowls Trout Fishing Croquet Horse Riding Hiking Putt-Putt Ladies Bar Mountain Biking Table Tennis Sony Playstation RAPP Jumping Fully equipped Health Centre. HARRISMITH COUNTRY CLUB Situated in the town of Harrismith, 42km's from Little Switzerland, is the Harrismith Country Club. This beautiful 18-hole Golf Course is the second oldest in South Africa, and well worth a few rounds for the amateur or professional! DRAKENSBERG BOYS CHOIR The cost of a visit to the choir includes tea and scones. Concerts are on Wednesdays only, at 15h30. Subject to school holidays and tours. Please contact Little Switzerland reception for costs and directions. DRAKENSBERG PUMPED STORAGE (HYDROSCHEME) The Hydroscheme is situated below the Oliviershoek Pass. For power generating purposes, water from the Tugela River is circulated between the Upper Driekloof Dam and the Lower Kilburn Dam, by means of a 4.5KM waterway. The 4 reversible pump turbines, situated 52 storeys below ground level, generate 1000MW for the Eskom National Grid. The power station is also part of the Tugela-Vaal Scheme, which supplies water to the Gauteng area. Water from the Tugela River, pumped into the Driekloof Dam, overflows into the Sterkfontein Dam. Tours are at 10h00 and 14h00 Mondays to Thursdays, and at 10h00 only on Fridays. Free of charge (arrange own transport). MARQUAHOUSE This Arts and Crafts factory house is situated in Harrismith and is stocked with pottery, leather, glass, woven materials and much, much more. Business hours : 08h30 - 17h30 Weekdays 08h30 - 13h00 Weekends RETIEFKLIP/PASS For those who are interested in South African History, visiting is a must. Information and directions can be obtained at Little Switzerland reception. THOKOZISA ETHNIC VILLAGE Situated near Winterton, this centre has just about everything from curios, a wine cellar, a restaurant and even a furniture shop. SPIONKOP DAM Situated between Ladysmith and Bergville, this reserve will give you a chance to view rhino, giraffe, buffalo and a variety of antelope during a game drive. BASOTHO CULTURAL VILLAGE The Basotho Cultural Village nestles in the heart of the Qwa-Qwa National Park. Here the lifestyle and architecture of the South Sotho is accurately depicted. Follow the guide's footsteps into the "khotla", the gathering place of men. Accept the Basotho hospitality by taking a sip from the traditional beer offered. Listen to the rangoon and lesiba and engage in a game of marabaraba. KWAZULU WEAVERS RUG & CANDLE FACTORY Situated near Winterton, en-route to Thokozisa, these two factories are adjacent to each other. While having a stroll amongst the exquisitely crafted handmade candles, see how the weavers weave their magic into their beautiful rugs.