The Homestead The Homestead Description 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. Geluksburg is centrally placed for excursions to the historic Boer War Battlefields of Ladysmith, Spioenkop and Colenso. Spioenkop Nature Reserve, where you will see Rhinos, Giraffe, Zebra, and Wildebeest, 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, all unique and very beautiful with stunning scenic views and energetic or relaxing mountain walks. The Homestead is a 24 roomed Guest Lodge in the Drakensberg, based on an English Country Inn. It has standard en-suite bedrooms and family units(two bedrooms with one bathroom)priced to suite the budget of the younger family, as well as air-conditioned de-luxe rooms. The Executive suite with it's Four Poster bed, spa bath and double shower is also suitable for a Honeymoon couple. A well appointed Gazebo and dining room provides for a perfect setting for weddings of +/-120 people. 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. Visitors to 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 quad biking, horse riding and Hot Air Ballooning. Contact Details Bernice or Phil Gavin +27 (0)36 448 1328 +27 (0)36 448 1328 +27 (0)83 485 7808 Enquire now View Rates View Directions Attractions 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 it's hair-pin bend. Quad Biking Lost Valley quad and 4x4 tour. Bezuidenhout's Pass (4 x 4 or 4 x 2 with Dif. Lock) route Off road bike trails, Bezuidenhout Pass and Middledale Pass. Kwaggashoek Game Ranch Drives with Giraffe,hippo,Wart-hog and many more rare species.(+/- 15 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 Hiraffes and Rhinos. Abseiling,and trapeze training Go-karting,Quad biking,river rafting and kayaking. Fishing, Trout at Royal Natal National Park, Drakensberg Sun and Cathedral Peak. Tennis and Bowls Bird watching Mountain biking ( wonderful sport throughout the Central and Northern Drakensberg area.) Helicopter rides from Cathedral Peal.Champagne Sport Resort and Dragon's Peaks Polo Putt-Putt Pool and Darts Mnweni Cultural Village Drakensberg Pump Storage Scheme, Free tour around the Hydro-Electric Power Station can be arranged. Falcon Ridge Birds of Prey display by a trained falconer. Drakensberg Boys Choir Game Viewing at Spioekop Game Reserve with Giraffes,Rhinos Zebra and much more. Rug weaving and Candle making at Kwa-Zulu Weavers Leather craft available from Brambleberry products. Antique shops, The Cowshed within 30 minutes drive from 'The Homestead'.