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Statement in response to Royal Natal’s Alert

By |2019-10-11T12:27:03+00:00May 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Statement in response to Royal Natal’s Alert circulated to Tour Operators and posted on Vertical Endeavour website on 3 May 2016 advising of closure of access to the Drakensberg Amphitheater with effect from 20th May 2016. UPDATE (09.05.2016): witsieshoek.co.za/blog/proposed-closure-amphitheater-withdrawn Incident and consequential action by Royal Natal This intended closure of the Drakensberg Amphitheater to hikers, which [...]

Rest in Peace Morena Lekunutu Mota

By |2019-10-11T12:27:03+00:00September 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Letter to Montoeli and Boshoane and Mota Family Dear Montoeli and Boshoane and the Mota family We are devastated to hear the news of your Dad’s passing. Please convey our condolences to your family and know that our prayers are with you at this very sad time. We may only have known your Dad since 2009 [...]

MEC’s Service Excellence Award | Lilizela Awards

By |2019-10-11T12:27:03+00:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are extremely proud to announce that the Batlokoa Community received the MEC’s Service Excellence Award for Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge at the Free State Lilizela Awards. The award was celebrated on Thursday evening, where they honoured the staff for a job well done. The Lilizela Award recognises and rewards tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with [...]

Getaway | August 2015 | King of the Mountain

By |2019-10-11T12:27:03+00:00August 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

"We seemed to be floating on a cloud. The basalt cliffs towered above us and the last light of day enveloped the Drakensberg’s peaks like molten amber. It was a very good place to share a mug of whisky with friends….” The Getaway magazine featured our very own Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge in the August issue. Read [...]

Hiking the northern Drakensberg

By |2019-10-11T12:27:03+00:00May 13th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Freelance photojournalist and avid-adventurer Scott Ramsay has had his fair share in exploring the Drakensberg. Inspired by his previous hikes as well as a book called “A Camera in Quathlamba”, a black and white photographic book published in 1980 by R.O. Pearse, Scott set off on a 6-day hike through the Northern Drakensberg. His starting point? Witsieshoek [...]