Clivia Hill, is situated on Bell Park Dam in the Central Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal, they offer a fully equipped 6 sleeper self-catering cottage or bed & breakfast accommodation in a tranquil and scenically beautiful setting.
The accommodation is comprised of a thatched guest cottage which has a living area with open-plan kitchen. There are three double bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms. The two upper bedrooms open onto a balcony offering scenic views through 180 degrees.
All the rooms are equipped with wall heaters for cold winter nights and ceiling fans and mosquito burners for summer.
The living area, which has DSTV and a lovely log fireplace, opens onto a private shaded porch with a built-in braai and a Weber. Stone steps lead down through an indigenous rockery into an extensive clivia-filled garden from which a gate gives direct access to the dam. There is a two seater canoe available for hire.
Amenities in the Central Berg:
Bell Park Dam is popular for fishing, sailing, motor boating, water skiing and bird watching. Nearby, in the wider Central Berg area, sports lovers have the options of horse riding, golf, tennis, swimming and bowls, as well as a canopy tour, hot-air ballooning, horse trails, hiking, cycling, river rafting, quad biking and mountain walking and climbing. For entertainment of a different kind, the famous Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School presents regular concerts during the term and hosts the annual Music in the Mountains weekend in late April. Places of interest within easy reach are the colourful Thokozisa and Cedarwood shopping centres, the Midlands Meander with its craft shops and restaurants, the Spioenkop Game Reserve, rock art sites and various Boer War battle sites, among them Spioenkop and Ladysmith. As to food and wine, the Champagne Valley offers a number of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, as well as two small supermarkets and the superb Valley Bakery, while a butchery, liquor store, wine agent and larger supermarket can be found in Winterton, as can a doctor and pharmacy.
Clivia Hill seasonal specialities:
- Music in the Mountains at the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School at the end of April.
- Snow on the High Berg in winter.
- Clivia season in early spring (end of August to mid-September) when this spectacular indigenous lily is in full bloom throughout the Clivia Hill garden.
PLEASE NOTE: Bed linen and bedding are provided at Clivia Hill, but NOT TOWELS or SPORTS GEAR. Guests must bring their own towels, food, drinks and whatever sports or recreational equipment they require.