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Where to see snow in the Drakensberg August 2021

By |2021-08-15T07:29:04+00:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: Witsieshoek|Tags: |

Sunday 15 August 2021 8.30am update with photos from Kieran O'Leary Yes, there is still snow. Sentinel Peak car Park is not accessible. Roads have iced and it's treacherous. Access to Witsieshiek Mountain Lodge is possible in any type of vehicle. Please expect going to be slow because lots of snow-chasers are expected. Please be patient [...]

Witsieshoek is open

By |2021-02-22T10:28:14+00:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge is OPEN to business for accommodation and meals. Alcohol is available when government regulations permit.   In support of Covid-19 safety protocols we have made the following temporary changes to our offering: The dining-room has been reconfigured with fewer tables and chairs, ensuring good social distancing. We’ve cut the menus to reduce the amount [...]

Chain Ladders are being replaced

By |2018-04-04T12:50:47+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Witsieshoek|Tags: |

  We have good news:  The Chain Ladders that are used to access the Drakensberg's Amphitheater near Tugela Falls from Sentinel Car Park are going to be replaced with newly constructed ladders. This is happening because the engineers involved in the rehabilitation of the pathways have concerns about the safety of the current ladders. Time, weather [...]

The LMA – Lesotho MTB Adventure

By |2019-10-11T12:27:04+00:00December 3rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized, Witsieshoek|Tags: , , |

Dear Witsieshoek Many thanks for your hospitality and helping us with our little expedition over the weekend. The showers (with shampoo) at the end were really appreciated. If anyone wants to ever do what we did, ask them to call me so I can persuade them not to do it… then I will volunteer as their [...]

Bearded Vulture Photography: Seven tips for first-time photographers

By |2019-10-11T12:27:04+00:00September 6th, 2013|Categories: Animals, Witsieshoek|

Go where the birds are. One of the best sites in South Africa to photograph Bearded Vultures is at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge’s Vulture Restaurant.  If you have a limited time period, and can’t spend days waiting for a moment to view these rare and endangered birds, Witsieshoek provides one of the most predictable places to see [...]