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Bingelela Lodge

Situated in the with Northern Drakensberg, a few kilometres from Bergville, Bingelela offers earthy hospitality and outstanding service in a charmingly authentic setting. Their stylish yet cosy approach to hospitality means that whatever kind of stay you are looking for, they will gladly cater to your needs.

Bingelela is perfect for an over night accommodation  option in the Bergville area or a family holiday.


Set among giant Blue Gum trees, the 12 thatched Bed and breakfast cottages and 2 self catering 4 sleeper cottages at Bingelela are all private, free standing and individually appointed and provide you with the perfect spot to kick up your feet, relax and enjoy the splendour of our country retreat and all the exquisite beauty that awaits you in the Drakensberg.

Serviced on a daily basis and suitable for both business over night accommodation and leisure guests, the rooms offer en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, televisions, with all linen and towelling provided. There are six double rooms and then units suitable for sharing (twin beds) and/or for families.

World-renowned for its sheer natural beauty, tranquillity and majestic surrounds, the 200km-long mountainous wonderland of the Drakensberg is the place that local and international visitors seek as a restful breakaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here in the Drakensberg, you can experience all the richness of a region steeped in cultural heritage with a prolific diversity of flora and fauna and many amazing things to see and do.

An actively operating farm, Bingelela’s central building is a long-established period farmhouse which has been cleverly converted into an award-winning restaurant and fully licensed bar boasting five large fireplaces and two thatched bomas, perfect for alfresco dining. Overlooking a crystal-clear, sun-drenched swimming pool with magical mountain views, the central entertainment area is surrounded by huge trees and – at night or during the day, whether it be winter or summer – the ambience is fantastic offering intimate, candlelit dinners, a fun, festive night out with a crowd and a simply relaxing afternoon by the pool where guests can watch their children on the trampoline and where sports enthusiasts can view their favourite game on big screen.

Nearby Activities

Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do and see in the area. When it comes to activities and attractions, the Drakensberg offers something for everyone. Simply relaxing with you favourite book or exploring the spectacular beauty of our region, it’s all your choice.

Famous for our superb hiking, you’ll find popular hikes nearby at Tugela Falls, Policeman’s Helmet, Plowmans Kop to name a few. Hikes vary from easy strolls to strenuous all-day climbs.

If you’re after “eagles” and ‘birdies“, tee off at one of the many highly acclaimed golf courses in the area. Tall sandstone cliffs and lush valleys form the backdrop to the rolling, challenging greens at Cathedral Peak, Champagne Valley, Hlalanathi, Nondela – Ernie Els Golf Course, CathedralPeak and Champagne Sports Resort in the central Drakensberg.


Royal Natal National Park

They are situated near the Royal Natal National Park, the proclaimed World Heritage Site that contains some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa. The main feature of Royal Natal National Park is the Amphitheatre and Mont-aux-Sources, the source of five rivers. Here you’ll also find the TugellaFalls and superb hikes for all agilities. You can further enjoy bird watching and trout fishing and experience the peaceful tranquillity of the unique biodiversity of this flora and fauna-rich region.

Arts and crafts
The region also hosts a fascinating collection of galleries, craft, clothing, gift and pottery shops that are fun and relaxing to visit as well as cultural experiences like Bushman Rock Art, Battlefield Tours, the Drakensberg Boys Choir, historic monuments, cheese tasting and a collection of farm stalls and restaurants to explore. There’s also a number of wellness centres and spas where day visitors are welcomed to be pampered to their heart’s content.

Nearby Adventure – Northern and Central Berg
Adventure activities like horse trails, quad biking, hot air balloon flights, and South Africa’s longest canopy tour are some of many things available for thrill seekers. There’s white water rafting, paragliding, microlighting, 4x4ing, mountain biking, paintball and much more to dare to do too. We are situated +- 30km from all the adventure’s mentioned above.

Situated in the Northern Drakensburg region, 3km’s from Bergville on the R74, Bingelela is centrally positioned.  We are about 2 ½ hours drive from Durban, and 3 hours from Jo-burg.  We are about 1km from Bergvilles Polo Club

Room Facilities: Electric blankets, heaters/fans, tea/coffee facilities. Toiletries.

Services: Fully serviced, Car hire organized, children welcome, secure parking, pets might be allowed, laundry and ironing on request, safe available.


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