Amphitheatre Backpackers

Location: South Africa » Kwazulu Natal » Drakensberg » Nothern Drakensberg » Royal Natal National Park » Bergville

Amphitheatre Backpackers Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Bergville Kwazulu Natal

Name of hostsIlse Roberts
Tel:036 438 6675
Emailamphibackpackers@worldonline.co.za
Webwww.amphibackpackers.co.

Amphitheatre Backpackers
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Description

Our funky lodge is located at the foot of the Amphitheatre between Royal Natal National Park and Cathedral Peak Reserve. Here the emphasis of your stay is on having fun and filling each day with as many experiences as possible. From the lawn the entire Northern Drakensberg range is spread out in a breathtaking panorama enticing you to explore it!

While you are here, visit Lesotho and Tugela Falls (the highest waterfall in Africa), rock climb, horse ride, mountain bike, fly-fish. Prices are ridiculously cheap and service is excellent. Use the lodge as a base for two or three FULL days. Each day you can experience a new highlight without wasting time on unnecessary travelling.

The lodge takes its name from a unique part of the Northern Drakensberg that is shaped like a natural amphitheatre. It is here that the world famous Tugela Falls has its source, rising at Mont Aux Sources and then plunging down the 1km basalt wall, into Royal Natal National Park. Lesotho and South Africa are separated by this monolith.

We cater for the small or large budget

There is a range of accommodation available at Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge from simple camping spaces to private en-suite rooms with their own kitchenettes.

ACCOMMODATION:

Good food, cheap drinks, and great rooms

Our accommodation is really, really affordable (really). And whether you're camping, wanting a dormitory bed, a room to share, or travelling as a group—we can accommodate you.

Even if you're just in the area, the bar is a great place to hang out. We have a really huge selection of funky music, a pool table, and in the winter a log fire. And great company!

Our accommodation is really, really affordable (really). And whether you're camping, wanting a dormitory bed, a room to share, or travelling as a group—we can accommodate you.

Even if you're just in the area, the bar is a great place to hang out. We have a really huge selection of funky music, a pool table, and in the winter a log fire. And great company!

 

Attractions

Do fun stuff ... Come on!

There really is loads to do ... you could easily spend a week here and never be at a loose end. But if you just want to kick back and chill out, order a drink from the bar and lie down next to the pool with a good book. While you spend the day recharging your batteries/recovering from last night's party, everyone else will be:

  • Hiking trails and overnight hiking in the 'berg, or on one of our day trips
  • Catching fish and kite-surfing on Sterkfontein dam
  • Abseiling and rock climbing
  • Horse riding and mountain-biking
  • Touring historical sites
  • Game viewing in the local reserves

DAY TRIPS:

Have the Drakensberg Experience!

Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge is your perfect gateway to the full Drakensberg experience. We are ideally situated to be your base while you explore the area's diverse natural environments and engage in the wide variety of activities on offer. From the adrenaline rush of the most awesome rock-climbing to fascinating cultural experiences, there is something for everyone. The 'berg is not just one thing, it is what you make of it - and we're committed to helping you make the most of this unique experience.

Join our day trips!

Our most popular guided trips are the three one-day trips: The Amphitheatre/Tugela Falls Hike, The Lesotho Tour, and the Rock-climbing Day. The trips set out from the lodge in the morning and return in the evening. The cost includes everything: transport, guide's fees, visas, park fees, and community levies, lunch, Sotho food and beer, ropes and climbing equipment.

There is limited space on the trips and due to demand we cannot take advance bookings, so secure your place on arrival at reception.

 

Directions

Directions from the South (approx. 3hrs travel from Durban) * Take the N3 highway heading North. * Go past the town of Estcourt (on the N3). * Turn off to the left at the sign for the R74. * Stay on the R74 through Winterton and Bergville. * 21km after Bergville you will the "Amphitheatre Lodge" sign on the left.. Directions from the North (approx. 3hrs travel from Johannesburg) * Take the N3 heading South. * Travel into Natal down Van Reenen's Pass. * After the Tugela Toll take the R616 turnoff. * Head towards Bergville by crossing the N3 on the R616. * At Bergville turn right onto the R74. * 21km after Bergville you will the"Amphitheatre Lodge" sign on the left. * Turn in at our sign! Drive safely—take your time and enjoy the drive.

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