South African Lodges

Qambathi Mountain Lodge

Kamberg Valley
Southern Drakensberg
South Africa
Lodge Type

The Qambathi Mountain Lodge offers guests the allure and charisma of the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains. Located in the Kamberg Valley of the Southern Drakensberg, South Africa, this boutique lodge is the ideal location for every couple’s perfect wedding, either as the venue for the happy event or as a romantic honeymoon destination.

All five of the non-smoking suites at the Lodge offer separate bathroom facilities, including toiletries, as well as under-floor heating, safe, lodge-branded stationery, tea/coffee facilities and hairdryers.

Private decks, sheltered from the elements, are available with three of the suites and guests can enjoy the magnificent views from hanging chairs supplied with these superior suites. The remaining two suites are found in the main building so are closely located to the entertainment areas.


With fantastic garden and mountain views, the Pool Deck and Chill Lounge provide the perfect setting for relaxing afternoons in the sun. The wine cellar, offering an extensive choice of wines suitable for all palates, ensures that delicious sundowners are enjoyed with loved ones, followed by star-gazing around the boma fire.


  • 24-hour room service / in-room dining
  • Housekeeping service
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry services
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Internet connection
  • Safari drive safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Daily newspaper
  • Wireless Internet access in public areas
  • Air conditioning.


Renowned for exceptionally beautifully weddings, the Lodge can accommodate weddings of up to 80 guests. The glorious gardens provide the perfect setting for ceremonies although an old sandstone church, in very proximity to the lodge, is ideal for those couples preferring this option.

The “boutique barn” is well-suited for both summer and winter weddings although couples also have the choice of a lovely forest wedding enhanced by a small river that runs through the indigenous forest.

The main lodge’s deck, with impressive views of the garden, is also ideal for the perfect wedding. Personalised Weddings, tailor-made to match the couple’s interests, can be arranged. These can include golf, hiking, horse-riding, picnics or bush dinners, fly fishing and safari drives through the mountains.


A large variety of scenic and fascinating attractions provide guests with countless opportunities to explore the local area. Only 5km away, both the Kamberg Nature Reserve and The Highmoor Nature Reserve offer fabulous walking trails with impressive mountain views and remarkable bird life.

Art studios, including the Bushmen Rock Art Center at the Kamberg Nature Reserve, are worth visiting, and the charming antique shops, restaurants, wine tasting, cheese making, and chocolate dipping activities provide visitors with a variety of engaging activities within the famous Midlands Meander.


  • Rosetta 28 km
  • Nottingham Road 33 km
  • Mooi River 42 km
  • Durban Central 180 km.

Below detailed information about the Qambathi Mountain Lodge is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Bathrobe
  • Beverage Maker in Room
  • Computer points
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Early morning tea & coffee and biscuit
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Shaver Plug
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Writing desk


Lodge Restaurant - Qambathi Mountain Lodge

Guests staying at the Qambathi Mountain Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal, may experience “fine dining at its best”.  Breakfast and dinner, a set menu, is served daily and lunch and picnic baskets are available on request.

Pool Deck and Chill Bar - Qambathi Mountain Lodge

With its panoramic garden and mountain views, the Pool Deck at the Qambathi Mountain Lodge is an outstanding place to appreciate a sumptuous drink from the Chill Bar.


The pool deck is home to an attractive swimming pool with majestic views of the gardens and mountains.  A swim in this delightful pool will ensure that guests are well and truly relaxed and revitalized.

Game drives

Eland, hartebeest, blesbok, zebra, duiker, reedbuck and the protected orbit, are all wildlife on the local reserves.  Discover these sights during a game drive in the open game viewer while witnessing the outstanding view from the mountain top.  There is a fascinating mixture of grasslands, wetlands, and local mountain forests and so the local landscape allows for exceptional sightseeing.

Wine and Dine initiative

The Qambathi Mountain Lodge forms part of a KwaZulu-Natal Wine and Dine Initiative where guests and tourists can experience the highest standard of gastronomy from just a select few good lodges in the region.

Guests mingle with the chef and benefit from his tips and wine pairing with the delicious food.  Courses develop into exciting events that inspire entertaining discussions with the chef and other diners.  Bush dinners and shining stargazing around the boma fire set the tone for a perfect end to the picture-perfect day.

Nearby activities

The extensive 200-kilometer long mountain range, The Drakensberg, provides an incredible backdrop for unique experiences in the region. The mountainous wonderland is a world heritage site and so very popular amongst South Africans and international tourists alike while The Kamberg Nature Reserve and The Highmoor Nature Reserve (just 5km away from the lodge) leave guests breathless at the magnificence of the region.

Nearby attractions

The Midlands Meander, best described as one of South Africa’s most popular travel routes, is renowned for its beautiful and breath-taking splendor.

Attractions include lures of a former area as well as some outdoor activities ranging from golf to horse riding, fly-fishing to picturesque park-drives.  Some might say the “shop-till-you-drop” experience at the exclusive arts and crafts amenities is the best of all!

Conferences at the Qambathi Mountain Lodge

Although primarily designed as a wedding venue, the Qambathi Mountain Lodge can be used for business meetings and conferences and offers guests access to a fax machine, internet-enabled PC and a photocopy machine.

Summer and winter weddings are accommodated in the “boutique barn” Although many couples have said their nuptials under the forest trees or in the glorious gardens.  The lodge’s deck, with impressive views of the garden, plays host to excellent receptions and can accommodate a maximum of eighty guests.

  • Barbeque & braai area
  • Boma
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Garden Terrace
  • Hotel Bar
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Gym
  • Open Air Boma
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wine cellar

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
  • Wireless Internet access in public areas
General Services
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Braai & Barbeque
  • Daily newspaper
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Safari drives
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Walking safaris
Malaria Status and Animals
  • KwaZulu-Natal's Qambathi Mountain Lodge is in a non-malaria area of South Africa.

    The resident wildlife includes:

    • Zebra
    • Hartebeest
    • Blesbuck
    • Oribi
    • Reedbuck
    • Eland
    • Bush Buck
    • Duiker and various small cat species.
Children Policy
  • Please note that the Qambathi Mountain Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, does not accept children under the age of twelve.  

    Children over twelve are charged as adults.

Available Rooms

Lodge room

# Rooms:

The Qambathi Mountain Lodge in the Drakensberg of KwaZulu-Natal offers five rooms all decorated in natural tones and providing extreme comfort - the ideal resting place.

 Standard Room features:

  • Area information booklet
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom towels
  • Beach towels
  • Bed linen
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Writing desk
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection (dial-up) – only some of the rooms offer this
  • Iron/trouser press
  • Patio/Veranda/Balcony – only some of the rooms offer this
  • Room safe
  • Smoking is not allowed
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Under-floor heating.
Single Room R1750
Double Room R2380

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -29.339737

Longitude: 29.711331


Directions by road from the N3 toll road:

- Take the R 103 turn off to Rosetta if coming from Mooi River.
- If coming from Pietermaritzburg, take the R103 to Nottingham Road turn off.
- Follow the signs to Rosetta and then turn either left or ride on the road indicated as Kamberg Rock Art Centre.
- Follow this road for 28 km before turning left onto a gravel road, also indicated as Kamberg Camp and Rock Art Centre.
- After 1.9 km you will find the Qambathi Mountain Reserve gate on the right-hand side.


- Rosetta 28 km
- Nottingham Road 33 km
- Mooi River 42 km
- Durban Central 180 km.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star


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