Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort

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Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort - Self-catering accommodation in Bergville, Kwazulu Natal

4 Star
Name of hostsHlalanathi Drakensberg Resort
Tel:+27 (0)36 438 6308

Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort
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Beautifully set in the Natal Drakensberg, with serviced chalets, and spacious grassed caravan stands overlooking the Tugela River and Amphitheatre.

Halfway between Gauteng and the coast, this is an ideal breakaway resort with modern facilities and sparkling ablutions.

Golf enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the Amphitheatre. Golf Course is situated next door to Hlalanathi.

This challenging Nine Hole boasts the Amphitheatre as a backdrop, and has been developed with minimum impact on the 'berg environment.

In fact, indigenous vegetation has been encouraged between the fairways, and the water features have attracted an array of local bird life.

For many years the Drakensberg was thought to be a place of great mystery and Legends. Through the ages though, man has explored these icy crags and lonely peaks, bringing tales of Bushmen and splendid sights.

In an age where nature seems to be forgotten and time has no value, there are but few retreats left in Africa that can revitalise ones soul and make you feel truly alive.

Tucked away in a valley, shadowed by a mighty mountain is one such place. On the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg you will find us, Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort.



While staying at Hlalanathi you can enjoy one of the many activities this rich and colourful area of the Drakensberg has to offer.


Lesotho Highlands water Project, information centre, arts, crafts, galleries, restaurants and coffee shops.

Drakensberg Boys' Choir

Visit the famous Boys' choir, rated amongst the top boys' choirs in the world. Concerts every Wednesday at 15h30. Phone 036 4681012 for more information.

Drakensberg Power Staion

Tours of this faclity are run only during the week at 10am and 2pm. Bookings are essential. 036 4386046.

Trout dams are situated in the Royal Natal National Park and you can also fish at the Sterfontein dam on the road to Harrismith. Fishing permits can be obtained at both places.

Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Hiking, game viewing, picnic sites and horse riding.

Hiking Trails

These are mostly from the Royal Natal National Park. There are various maps at the Information office situated in the park.

Horse Riding

Rugged Glen Stables - (036) 4386422. About 5km from Hlalanathi

Kwa-zulu Weavers & Candle Factory & Thokozisa

Visit the factory for woven rugs/carpets and candles and enjoy waffles at the Waffle hut.
Thokozisa: arts, crafts and restaurant. About 75km from Hlalanathi


Minimum 4 people. Contact Mic: 072 3482546

Restaurants in the area

  • Esibayeni (Hlalanathi) 036 4386004
  • Bingelela 036 4481336
  • Tower of Pizza 036 4386480

Spioenkop Nature Reserve

Game drives, horse riding and battlefields. Tel 036 4481840

Tevreden Cheese Farm

Home-made cheeses. About 32km from Hlalanathi.


From Durban Follow the N3 past Estcourt. 6km after the Estcourt Ultra City, turn left on the R74. Travel through Winterton and Bergville. 29km beyond Bergville, at the foot of the Oliviershoek Pass, turn left towards the Northern Drakensberg. Hlalanathi is signposted from here. 270km DBN to Hlalanathi. From Johannesburg Follow the N3 to Harrismith. Turn towards Bethlehem on the N5. Travel 4km, and turn left onto the R712 towards Qwa-Qwa. After 8km turn left again, onto the R74 towards Bergville. Travel down the Oliviershoek Pass, and as the pass levels out, turn right towards the Northern Drakensberg. Hlalanathi is signposted from here. 350km JHB to Hlalanathi.