Inkosana Lodge - Hotel / Lodge, Accommodation in Champagne Valley, Kwazulu Natal


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Inkosana Lodge - Hotel / Lodge accommodation in Champagne Valley Kwazulu Natal

General Description

Inkosana Lodge offers a range of backpacker accommodation - from suites to camping & from B&B to self-catering and meals - situated in the Drakensberg Mountains.

The lodge is surrounded by 50 acres of grassland and indigenous gardens in the foothills of the berg. Facilities include braais / barbecues and a huge freshwater swimming pool. 

Attractions / Things to do

- Backpacking
- Hiking
- Day Hikes
- Overnight Hikes
- Other Activities 
Services / Facilities
Inkosana is quite well known in the backpacking community for it's meals. Breakfasts (R40) are served on the veranda with views of the mountain peaks, and begin with seasonal fresh fruit, yoghurt, and juice. A selection of cereals and porridge is offered, followed by scrambled eggs and either bacon or sausage. Dinners (R70) are even more substantial, featuring a main course, a number of side dishes, salads, homemade bread, and a desert. Special provision is made for vegetarians.

A self-catering kitchen is provided if you want to prepare your own food and the Lodge has three braai / barbecue areas. Tea and coffee are complimentary and the dishwashing is done by the staff periodically. There are shops close by to buy food and a farm next door for fresh country produce. For those who want to eat out, the area also has a number of good restaurants.
Inkosana has the following types of accommodation available.
Prices are given per person, per night, in South African Rand, and are subject to change. Group rates may apply / single supplement may apply:

A suite (R165) sleeps up to four people.
It has a double bed and a bunk bed, a sitting area and full bathroom.
(Special rates may apply for more than 2 people per room)

Double rooms (R125) sleep up to four people.
They have a double bed and a bunk bed.
(Special rates may apply for more than 2 people per room)

Thatched rondavels en suite (R165),
which sleep two people in a double bed.
Thatched rondavels with shared ablutions (R125),
which sleep two people in a double bed.

Dormitory beds (R85).
There are two dormitory rooms, each with six beds.
Groups may inquire about booking an entire dormitory room.

Linen is provided but towels are not. Rooms are heated in winter and serviced daily by the Lodge staff. All rooms except the suite use the large communal bathrooms and showers.
Additionally, Inkosana has a spacious camping area(R55).

How to book Inkosana accommodation
Bookings can be made by phone at (0)36-468-1202 (country code 27) or by e-mail. Deposits are required for most bookings in the amount of the first night of accommodation. These can be taken using a provided credit card number and expiration date. Alternatively, deposits can be made into the Inkosana Lodge bank account, and the deposit slip faxed to us (the fax number is the same as the phone number).

Bank information is as follows:
Account name: Inkosana Lodge
Account number: 5220 1879 073
Bank: First National Bank, Estcourt
Branch number: 22 03 25 
See Map

Inkosana is in the Champagne Valley of the Central Drakensberg. The nearest town is Winterton. If coming by car, Inkosana is 4 hours from Johannesburg, 2.5 hours from Durban, and 1 hour from Ladysmith. Roads are all paved.

From Johannesburg, take the N3 to Harrismith, then the N5 (the Bethlehem Road) and in a short distance, turn onto the R712 (towards Qwa-Qwa). Take the R74 to Bergville and continue on to Winterton. Turn onto the R600 towards the mountains, Inkosana is 25 km from Winterton.

From Durban, take the N3 to exit 179 (Estcourt north), exit left, away from Estcourt and towards Loskop. Continue until coming to the R600 (the Thokozisa restaurant) and turn left. Inkosana is 12 km onwards.

From Ladysmith, take the N11 and turn left on the R600 to Winterton. Continue 25 km on the R600 to Inkosana.  

Physical Address
Off R600
25 km from Winterton


036 468-1202



036 468-1202


Inkosana Lodge



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