The Drakenberg Mountain Retreat is a stunning Hotel accommodation destination in the Northern Drakensberg. Its spectacular views, wildness, freshness and beauty will captivate you while its deep silence, which can be startling at first, will soon calm you.
It has a spectacular setting, high on a ridge overlooking the northern Drakensberg mountains, the Maluti mountains and most of the central Drakensberg mountains. Many have said that the views they have of the Drakensberg are unsurpassed
The Hotel accommodation building has numerous lounges and fireplaces and is comfortably furnished and has an elegant, old-fashioned feel, while maintaining that rustic farm house charm.The Hotel has numerous, cozy en-suite bedrooms. A number of bedrooms have their own lounges and some have cozy fireplaces.
The lounge, dining-room and enclosed veranda offer generous and comfortable spaces with stunning views of the Amphitheatre and RoyalNatalNational Park. It is said to be one of the best views in the Northern Drakensberg.
The tasty and wholesome food, cooked with passion and loved by the guests is sure to add to the experience. At Vergezient Guesthouse, dinner, breakfast, as well as morning and afternoon tea, are included in the price. And for those of you on day trips they make a lovely packed lunch.
The professionally laid out walks and day hikes (see activities page) on the farm are superb too, along with the simply spectacular views (visit the Gallery).
Description of rooms and accommodation, each room is different with different rates:
ROOM 1 – Upstairs, very large with a queen bed and 1 single bed. Has a lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower. Has wonderful views of the mountains. Max 3 guests
ROOM 2 – Upstairs, small with a beautiful view of the mountains. Has 1 queen bed and an open plan shower with separate toilet and basin. Max 2 guests
ROOM 3 – Upstairs, very large with 1 quee bed and 2 single beds. Has a comfortable lounge area, open plan shower and a separate toilet and basin. Has beautiful views of the mountains. Max 4 guests
ROOM 4 – Upstairs, fairly small with lovely views, has 1 queen bed, with an open plan shower, basin and toilet. Max 2 guests
ROOM 5 – Luxury room downstairs, has beautiful views of the mountains. It has 1 queen bed, fireplace, balcony, en-suite bathroom with a bath, double shower, toilet and basin. Max 2 guests
ROOM 6 – Luxury room downstairs, has beautiful views of the mountains. It has 1 queen bed, fireplace, balcony, sunny conservatory, en-suite bathroom with a bath, double shower, toilet and basin. Max 2 guests
ROOM 7 – Downstairs, meduim room with 1 queen bed and 1 single bed. It has a sunny conservatory, en-suite shower, toilet and basin. Max 3 guests
ROOM 8 – Downstairs, large room with 1 queen bed and 1 single bed. It has a sunny conservatory, en-suite shower, toilet and basin. Max 3 guests
ROOM 9 – Downstairs, medium room with 2 single beds. It has a sunny conservatory, en-suite shower, toilet and basin. Max 3 guests
ROOM 10 – Downstairs, large room with 1 queen and 1 single bed. It has a verhandah, with beautiful views of the mountains and direct access to the indoor swimming pool. It has en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. Max 3 guest
The Drakensberg Mountain Retreat offers spectacular views, vast spaces, wild winds, rain and sunshine, clouds and rainbows and in all of this – silence. In this quiet place the invitation is to experience yourself as peace and harmony – as love itself. The Retreat is just three hours away from Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein, yet a million miles away from the rat race.
Activities on the Farm
Hikes and walks
There are a number of well set out walking and hiking trails which allow you to enjoy the varied landscape and flora of Vergezient. The trails vary in distance and difficulty and are well mapped and marked. For an easy stroll, walk up Heldersig with stunning views in all directions. This is ideal for seeing the sunrise or having a sundowner. Guided walks and hikes can be arranged
A variety of species have been spotted, particularly at the lower levels of the farm. Raptors are a common sight.
This is a serious business at Vergezient. So please prepare yourself to rest, relax and enjoy the ever-changing, spectacular view of the Drakensberg.
Spioenkop Nature Reserve
Near Royal Natal