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Drakensberg Bush Lodge and Backpackers

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4.6 out of 5from 18 reviews for Drakensberg Bush Lodge and Backpackers
Cleanliness
4.4/5
Service
4.6/5
Location
4.7/5
Safety
4.8/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Kobus V - Nov 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Kobus V
Individual traveler

Ek het net plekkie gesoek om te oornag.

Ek kon egter geen werk doen nie a.g.v. swak tot geen internet. Nou nie rerig hul skuld nie. Ek het egter gedink teen premie wat ek betaal dit darem lugverkoeling sou insluit. Mooi area, rustig en stil. Geen Vodacom opvangs, en WiFi was bitter stadig.

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Trix H - Aug 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Trix H
With spouse/partner

Heerlik gekuier. Emile en sy span is baie behulpsaam en vriendelik!

Sal die plek aanbeveel ook vir familiegroepe. Lekker baie ruimte vir kinders om hulself uit te leef!

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Had a great time. Emile and his team are very helpful and friendly!

Would recommend the place also for family groups. Plenty of space for children to express themselves!

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Andrew H - Aug 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Andrew H
With spouse/partner

Quiet and tranquil.

Absolutely peaceful and tranquil.

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Marike K - Aug 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marike K
With friends

Heerlike rustigheid in pragtige omgewing.

Ons het die vriendelikheid en behulpsaamheid baie waardeer. Ons het heeltemal veilig gevoel en het die pragtige uitsig en atmosfeer so tussen die berge baie geniet. Die ligging so naby Winterton is ideaal vir nodige inkopies, asook die pragtige plekke wat ons binne trefafstand kon besoek. Baie dankie nogmaals.

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Wonderful tranquility in beautiful surroundings.

We really appreciated the kindness and helpfulness. We felt completely safe and really enjoyed the beautiful view and atmosphere between the mountains. The location so close to Winterton is ideal for necessary shopping, as well as the beautiful places we could visit within striking distance. Thank you very much again.

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Stephan K - Jun 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Stephan K
Individual traveler

Mooi omgewing. Waarde vir geld.

Skoon en netjies. Emile het my vriendelik ontvang. Veilig en goeie ligging.

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Nice environment. Value for money.

Clean and tidy. Emile received me kindly. Safe and good location.

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Jos N - Mar 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jos N
With spouse/partner

Mooie selfsorg.

Mooie verzorgde selfsorg. rustig. netjes. Alles wat je nodig hebt.

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Beautiful self-catering.

Beautifully maintained self-catering. restful. neat. Everything you need.

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Drakensberg Bush Lodge and Backpackers 's response

Thank you for your review.
It was great seeing our international guest visiting our beautiful area again and a bonus choosing our accommdation, we are always trying to make your stay as comfortable as possible and strive for excellence in all aspects of the experience.

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Petro M - Mar 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Petro M
Family with teenagers

Baie mooi omgewing, en akkommodasie gemaklik.

Omgewing baie mooi, stil en privaat. Akkommodasie was gemaklik, skoon. Die gasheer en vrou baie aangenaam, vriendelik en baie akkommoderend. Sal enige tyd weer teruggaan.

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Very nice surroundings, and comfortable accommodation.

Environment very beautiful, quiet and private. Accommodation was comfortable, clean. The host and wife very pleasant, friendly and very accommodating. Will go back again anytime.

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Baie dankie vir die resensie.
Dit word opreg waardeur julle eerlikheid in die stêr toediening, ons is besig met verbetering en positiewe kritiek is altyd welkom en ons hou van uitdagings om soveel as moontlik aandag aan enige terugvoer te gee mits die net 0.4 onder 5 stêr is.
Sal julle graag weer wil verwelkom.

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Sanet F - Feb 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sanet F
With spouse/partner

Pragtige stil omgewing, mooiste sterre, heerlik onder bome in koelte gekuier. Sal weer kom.

Baie vriendelik ontvang, alles skoon en netjies. Die gesamentlike kombuis het alles wat nodig is en is baie gerieflik en gesellig. Was so lekker om vroeg te gaan kyk hoe die lugballonne opstyg. Sal die pragtige plekkie vir enige iemand aanbeveel.

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Beautiful quiet surroundings, the most beautiful stars, a wonderful time under the trees in the cool. Will come again.

Very friendly welcome, everything clean and tidy. The shared kitchen has everything you need and is very comfortable and cosy. Was so nice to go early to watch the hot air balloons take off. Would recommend the beautiful place to anyone.

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Baie dankie vir die terugvoer.
Om eerlik te wees ek is altyd paranois om ons eie landsburgers te verwelkom want ek weet nie almal het al in reisegersak akkomdasie gebly nie, en my eerste vraag vir alle Suid Afrikaners: "Het julle in 'n "backpackers"gebly," maar soos die resensie vir homself praat was dit tog hoogs aanbeveel en iets wat ek hoop julle sal weer doen, ons pragtige land het nog baie plekke om te sien en dit maak my bly dat mense nuwe dinge probeer as om net na 'n kommersiële hotel te gaan, ek glo dat julle verder Suid-Afrika sal verken en rugsakreisegers akkommodasie darem een van julle keuses sal wees.

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Carol H - Feb 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
4/5
Location
2/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
2/5
Carol H
With friends

We are not good at back packing.

We girls got a bladder infection from the pool. Single bed was average, double bed was dipped on one side had to sleep on the inside. I suggested if No. 1 was always used to swap out one of the not-so-used beds, he said only get changed end of the year. The towels were rough and scratchy. It looked very nice and the kitchen was great. We did have a laugh, but we needed to get better accommodation, the price was ok for a backpacker. It was an experience. The sheets and towel were nothing like the photos. Ours were old.

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Thank you for your review.
Fortunately this is not a true reflection of what our unique property has to offer, as your title basically describes yourself and not the property "We are not good at backpacking" Our family owned business pride ourselves in customer excellence. Not sure if you have read the description in your first message after you booked with us. Guest: "We will bring a small puppy on a harness at all times." This already raised a red flag for me as one of the owners, my response. Me: "As per our house rules we do not allow any pets on the property, I would strongly advise to find more suitable accommodation elsewhere" Thankfully you decided not to bring your pet, which I was very grateful for. Don't get me wrong we love animals, just not in our beds.
Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time for writing a review. Nevertheless I feel your unkind review deserves a kind response. I am truly sorry for the bladder infection that you had to endure, highly unlikely that it was caused by our swimming pool or any of the water sources on the property. Offering my personal pool was a kind gesture to the guests as the impact of the pandemic leaving the industry in turmoil, not allowing us to build a pool exclusively for our loyal guests, FYI the swimming pool gets backwashed once a week, ph levels always in safe ranges and chlorine content normal. No signs of Algae or any breeding place for bacteria. I aggree on the beds, they are average, but it is a backpacker accommodation and you shouldn't be expecting a brand name mattrass. Linen and Towels is a luxury in most backpacker establishments. Thank you for pointing out the towels and mattrasses, as I mentioned in my WhatsApp that all the matrasses are going to be replaced at the end of the year, I don't feel it is worthwhile in swapping with less occupied rooms, the old but still good mattrasses will be donated to the less fortunate, so will linen and towels. I am glad that you had a new experience and exploring the rest of what our wonderful area has to offer.

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Andrew D - Dec 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
2/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Andrew D
With spouse/partner

Mooi omgewing, skoon en netjies.

Skoon beddegoed, toilette, uitstekende ligging.

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Nice environment, clean and tidy.

Clean bedding, toilets, excellent location.

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Johan O - Oct 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Johan O
With friends

Wat jy sien is wat jy kry hier. Goeie eerlike diens met baie ekstras.

Baie aangename verblyf met goeie diens en baie ekstras. Kan selfs van die verblyf gebruik maak al is jy nie daar vir 'n vakansie nie maar vir kontakteurswerk omdat die ligging so sentraal is vir die omgewing.

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What you see is what you get here. Good honest service with lots of extras.

Very pleasant stay with good service and many extras. Can even use the accommodation even if you are not there for a holiday but for contactor work because the location is so central to the area.

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Andre O - Sep 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Andre O
Family with young children

Excellent

Most helpful and friendy staff.

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Cornelius M - Sep 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Cornelius M
With spouse/partner

Gerieflik, vriendelik, sal weer besoek.

Het die tyd baie geniet. Drakensberg Bush Lodge and Backpackers was 'n netjiese stil plek wat ek graag weer sal besoek.

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Comfortable, friendly, will visit again.

Enjoyed the time very much. Drakensberg Bush Lodge and Backpackers was a neat quiet place that I would love to visit again.

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Werner V - Sep 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Werner V
With spouse/partner

Baie rustig en mooi, sal weer gaan.

Het die tyd daar baie geniet, baie rustig en besonders mooi.

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Very peaceful and beautiful, will go again.

Enjoyed the time there a lot, very peaceful and very beautiful.

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Ek is bly julle het dit geniet. Kom weer.

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Gary D - Sep 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Gary D
With spouse/partner

Really enjoyed our stay. It was comfortable and relaxing.

Very convient for balloning, as well as other activities and sightseeing.

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Ben V - May 2021
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Ben V
With spouse/partner

Lekker gebly.

Ons het baie lekker gebly en dit was baie aangenaam om by Linieta te kon bly.

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Nice stay.

We had a great time and it was very pleasant to be able to stay with Linieta.

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Richard P - Oct 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Richard P
With friends

Lovely location and had a pleasant stay there.

Lovely location and had a pleasant stay there.

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Len M - Feb 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Len M
With spouse/partner

Rustig, skoon en volledig toegerus vir 'n voortreflike verblyf.

Sien sterre.

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Peaceful, clean, fully equipped for an excellent stay.

See stars.

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  • Capacity: 36 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 18:00
    Check-out: 09:00
  • Address: Drakensberg Bush Lodge, Glen Gray Farm, Winterton, 3340, KwaZulu-Natal
  • No children under 6
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