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Windmill Farm/Lodge

Windmill Farm, was called The Caterpillar Catfish Cookhouse and is under new management, who are busy renovating the self-catering units. You can choose between the older units which are cheaper in price or the newer units which are a bit more in cost.

There are also B&B rooms available in the main house which has an amazing restaurant situated in it as well.

Windmill Farm accommodation is situated on the crest of the Oliviershoek Pass (1730m), overlooking the majestic Northern Drakensberg mountains.

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At the top of the Oliviershoek Pass, just as the road begins its scenic descent towards the Northern Drakensberg, lies Windmill Farm. Situated just inside the border of KwaZulu-Natal, Windmill Farm accommodation is conveniently located halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, in an area landscaped by the beauty of the vast Drakensberg mountain range. Whether you are looking for a one-night stopover or a holiday, Windmill Farm is the place to stay.

The tranquil blue of the Sterkfontein Dam – a fishing and water-sports paradise – lies behind them and ahead, they enjoy an expansive view of the Northern Drakensberg mountains.  Windmill Farm is the perfect location for nature lovers and guests wishing to explore all that this beautiful area has to offer.

Stay in one of the charming, self-catering accommodation bungalows, perched along the edge of the plateau or one of the bed and breakfast ensuite rooms. Then relax, breathe in the fresh air, take in the uninterrupted view and let your discovery of the Northern Drakensberg begin

There are 9 self-catering accommodation bungalows at Windmill Farm, consisting of 8 two-sleeper bungalows and 1 four- sleeper bungalow. There are now new bed and breakfast rooms that include ensuite bathrooms and a delicious breakfast.

The two-sleeper bungalows each have a kitchenette with mini-oven. All cutlery and crockery are provided. There is an en-suite bathroom with a bath or shower, and a double or twin bed option is available. Please bring own bath towels. Television with limited DSTV and braai facility available.

The four-sleeper bungalow has two bedrooms (one with twin beds, the other with a double bed) and a bathroom (with bath). There is a dining room as well as a fully equipped kitchen with stove, fridge and microwave. All cutlery and crockery are provided. Please bring own bath towels. The unit also has a small lounge with television (limited DSTV) and private braai facilities.

All bungalows are serviced daily (except on a Sunday).

Activities nearby:

The Royal Natal National Park – with its various mountain hikes, walks, trout fishing and horse riding – is a mere 20 minutes’ drive away.

For the fishing enthusiast, the beautiful Sterkfontein dam, filled with its “great yellows”, is on the doorstep.

Enjoy mountain biking? Then set off on one of the numerous mountain bike trails around Windmill Farm.

Witsieshoek Sentinel Park is an hour’s drive away. Climb the mighty Sentinel with its chain ladders to the top of the Tugela Falls – the second highest falls in the world (950m).

Enjoy a round of golf at the beautifully maintained 9-hole Amphitheatre Golf Course at Hlalanathi Berg Resort

The Drakensberg Boys’ Choir (Dragon’s Peak) is an hour’s drive away with concerts every Wednesday.

Take a day trip to the scenic town of Clarens. An hour and a half’s drive away, this picturesque town boasts a variety of restaurants, art galleries, shops and boutiques.

The Golden Gate National Park is just one hour’s drive away and en-route to Clarens.

Nearby Restaurants:

  • Coyote Café 4.5kms
  • Tower of Pizza 28kms
  • Bingelela Pub and Grill
  • Hlala’s Pub and Grill at Hlalanathi Berg Resort
A bedroom

A stunning revamped bedroom at Windmill Farm

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