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Blue Haze Country Lodge offers bed and breakfast guest house accommodation between Estcourt (Natal Battlefields) and Giants Castle, Natal Drakensberg. We specialize in drakensberg weddings, conferences, team building and corporate incentives. Our guest house accommodation includes standard, de luxe and honeymoon suites as well as self catering log cabins. We are close to the Natal Battlefields and the Natal Midlands Meander.
Horse trails, sundowner cruises, water skiing, river rafting - most, guided by Allan - are favourite activities.
23 en-suite rooms with TV and tea/coffee making:
ACTIVITIES Guided by a member of the Blue Haze Country Lodge team, guests can participate in and enjoy the following activities in the adjoining area- * excellent scenic horse rides for beginners and the experienced. * game drives or game trails on horseback. * white water rafting * water sports on Wagendrift Dam * hiking and climbing * non-commercial cultural tours * dam and river fishing * golf on the local golf course * a sundowner cruise on Wagendrift Dam * team building exercises * bird watching - over 180 species are found in the area. OTHER PLACES OF INTREST TO VISIT IN THE AREA * Giant's Castle Game Reserve * Fort Durnford Museum * Weenen Game Reserve * Battlefiels Route * Midlands Meander * Drakensberg Boys' Choir
All the Central and Northern Berg resorts are well within 60 minutes drive away and all offer the opportunity for a pleasant day enjoying the clean air, clean water and tranquility of the Drakensberg.
Close by is the magnificent Giants Castle section of the Drakensberg. There is an easy walk along to the open air Bushman Museum with a tableau of San family life. For the more energetic, there is the hike to the top of the Drakensberg over Langalibalele Pass.
A more extended Drakensberg tour runs through Winterton, Phutadijaba and on to the Sentinel car park at 8,500ft. An hour's walk will take you to a saddle with a marvellous view across the upper Amphitheatre.
For those with a technical bent, there are tours of the Pump Storage Scheme at the top of Oliviershoek Pass.
Military types will be interested in a short run to Colenso, Spioenkop, Ladysmith and back past many sites of importance to the Voortrekkers and the second Anglo-Boer War.
A somewhat longer drive through Ladysmith to Dundee passes the battlefields of Elandslaagte and Talana. The Talana Museum on that battlefield is well worth a visit. A very pretty run through rural Zulu country can be taken on the return, through Greytown (excellent museum too) and back via Mooi River.
Several day trips are needed to fully explore the Midlands Meander which extends both sides of the N3.
If you want some space for the kids to run round while you have a relaxing time, there are several dams with picnic facilities - Wagendrift, on our doorstep, Spioenkop Dam and Midmar, near Howick.
Day Trips within 30 minutes
PHEASANT PLUCKERS PUB
Relax and unwind in the friendly atmosphere of the pub where you are bound to make new friends and hear many a colourful tale! Pub meals are served along with a wide selection of popular beverages and South African wines. Sundowners on the patio in summer, looking out over the picturesque lake view is a must!
DirectionsFrom Johannesburg: From the national road N3, take the Estcourt North/Loskop offramp, turn left and travel towards and into Estcourt. At the second set of traffic lights at Albert and Harding streets, turn right and continue along Harding Street (passing Nestle and the railway station on the right), to the traffic lights at Lorne and Connor Streets where the way to Blue Haze Country Lodge is indicated by brown road signposting. Turn right at the intersection into Connor Street and then follow the Giants Castle/Wagendrift Dam/Ntabamhlophe for 7 kilometres on tarmac. Tyrn left onto Moor Park Road, a gravel road and travel 800 metres to the lodge's white wall gate entrance on the left. From Durban: From the national road N3, take the Estcourt South/ Midway offramp, turn right and travel towards and into Estcourt, past the Estcourt bacon factory and over the bridge along the main street. Turn left at the first set of traffic lights at Lorne and Connor streets and follow the Giants Castle/ Wagendrift/ Ntabamhlophe road for 7 kilometres on tarmac. Turn left onto Moor Park road, a gravel road, and travel 800 metres to the lodge's white wall gate entrance on the left.