Mackaya Bella Country Lodge
- Guests think Mackaya Bella Country Lodge is in an excellent location
- R600, Cathkin Valley, 3340, KwaZulu-Natal
The Sterkspruit River meanders along the flood plan below the Lodge, offering crystal pools for hikers and swimmers to cool off during the hot summer months. San Art rock paintings are present in the area. This area is steeped in the history of the San and the Nguni people.
We have 2 short hikes on the property taking guest into a unique and diverse natural environment. 200-year old yellowwood trees still grow in the local forest. Tree cutting pits used by the Boer settlers can be seen on the hike to Moonies Pool. The lodge is very close to the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Monks Cowl Reserve, about a 20 minute drive from the lodge. Here guests enter the main World Heritage Site. From there guests can hike to Sable cave, Zulu Cave, the Sterkspruit Falls, the Gorge, iNandi falls or up the Sphinx and onto the little berg. Day hikes and walks range from an hour round trip to 6 hours. At the Park Entrance hikers must pay an entrance fee. Mackaya Bella Lodge is right near Dragon's Peak and Drakensberg Boys' Choir. 5 km's back to Thokozisa is Cedarwood Shopping Centre and they sell most supermarket essentials.