Enjoyed this piece in the Sunday Tribune by Phillida Ellis on Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge.
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 [...]
Why is Witsieshoek being re-developed? At the end of 2010 the Batlokoa community-owners of Witsieshoek were set to close the Lodge because it had fallen into such a state of disrepair that it was no longer receiving visitors. Dozens of permanent jobs would have been lost, as well as a much-loved Drakensberg destination. Instead, the community appointed [...]
15 August 2012 Letter of Condolence on the passing of Mafoto Henrietta Mota. Dear Morena Mota and the Mota Family I wish to extend the sympathy of all at Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge and at Transfrontier Parks Destinations to you and your family, on the passing of your mother Mafoto Henrietta Mota. Whilst I only had the opportunity [...]
One of the few places in the world where you can see Bearded Vultures flying freely in the skies is at Witsieshoek. We have a "Vulture Restaurant" where bones are put out for the birds. In addition, one of the resident birds has been tagged by the KZN-Wildlife programme to record details of movement. Read more about [...]
The Amphitheatre Hike is considered the most scenic hike in the Drakensberg. It's also a very interesting hike because it includes climbing the famous chain ladders of the Sentinel Peak. Keen, but not happy to go alone? What about joining SA Adventure Trails "Slackpacking"? It's for hikers who do not have the equipment or who are not prepared [...]