Watervale Lodge

Location: South Africa » Kwazulu Natal » Valley of 1000 Hills » Inchanga

Accommodation in Inchanga, near Durban & Pietermaritzburg

Name of hostsJeremy Rowsell
Tel:+27 (0)31 783 4465
Cell+27 (0)72 967 8833
Emailinfo@watervale.co.za
Webwww.watervale.co.za/

Watervale Lodge
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Description

Watervale Lodge - accommodation and delicious home-cooked meals in Inchanga - close to Cato Ridge, Camperdown, Valley Of A Thousand Hills, Botha’s Hill, Drummond, Shongweni, Hillcrest, Kloof, Gillits and Pinetown, (halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg), in a secure and beautiful country setting, where your requirements are met with warmth and a smile. Delicious breakfasts and home-made meals are served in the dining room and pub or, if you prefer and the weather is good, outside on the verandah, or in the outside pub/braai area in the fresh country air.  

The comfortable en-suite rooms inside the Main Lodge and the outside en-suite rooms, as well as the log cabins with separate outdoor ablutions, carry the flavour of Africa, and are located in a quiet and beautiful African setting.

 Wake up in the morning to the sounds of the abundant bird life and take a walk in the grounds where you may be lucky enough to encounter some of the small wildlife at Watervale, such as Oribi , Duiker, Monkeys and Guinea Fowl. A few Hamerkop families have also made Watervale their home.

The more energetic at heart can take a leisurely walk up the valley, to take in the stunning views.  For the more adventurous, the surrounding area offers rock climbing, abseiling, paragliding, horseback riding, quad bikes and various hiking trails in these unspoiled surroundings with fascinating flora and fauna en route.

 

Attractions

Secure, tranquil surroundings, small game, swimming pool, Children’s playground, trampoline, Indoor and outdoor pub with darts and a pool table, pet friendly, half an hour to the beach, 20 mins to Pavilion Shopping Mall, 25 mins to Durban/PMBurg. Watervale is situated about three kms from Inchanga Station, home of the famous Steam Rail Route.  Exciting historic rail trips can be undertaken and flea markets are held, with vendors selling all sorts of interesting crafts and wares, mainly hand made. A stone’s throw away, visitors will find the “Valley of a Thousand Hills” Route, along which the well known Comrades Marathon is run.  It is one of the most picturesque drives in the world and is just 5 mins away from Watervale Lodge.  It is in these hills where Zulu people still live in their traditional huts.  The views are breathtaking – to be savoured slowly. The route comprises, besides magical views and plenty of restaurants, Arts & Crafts shops, with plenty of African crafts, cultural, rural villages, a safari park, crocodile park, snake park and other general shops.   The Valley of a Thousand Hills offers:
  • Shopping and dinner theatre (Heritage Market)
  • Cultural Village with Zulu dancing and a safari park (PheZulu)
  • Golf course nearby
  • Horse riding and polo at Shongweni Polo Club (9km distance)
  • Hiking and walking in the spectacular Kloof Gorge, Kranzkloof Nature Reserve, Shongweni dam etc.
  • Arts and crafts (beadwork, ceramics, woodwork, wire art etc.)
  • Adventure tourism (paragliding, quad biking, watersports and more can be arranged)
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