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The Spinney

Central Drakensberg   Drakensberg  

About the Accommodation

If you are dreaming of a mountain getaway where you can fall asleep under big starry skies, wake up to crisp mornings and a long lazy breakfast on a sunlit verandah, then dream no further than a weekend break-away at The Spinney.

The Spinney, converted from an old sandstone trading store (circa 1950), nestles in the beautiful Inzinga Valley, on the less-travelled road that runs between the picturesque villages of Nottingham Road and Underberg of the Southern Drakensberg.

Situated on the only small holding in the area, the cottage is surrounded by large, red-grassed ranchlands, and lies right in the middle of spectacular mountains that abut the Ukhahlamba World Heritage Wilderness Areas.  The unit, which can sleep a maximum of 6, consists of an open plan living, sleeping and kitchen area, all warmed by a wood-burning stove. We are within the Snow Belt!

The only dedicated bedroom is a loft room, accessed by an up-right staircase.   Apart from chill-out time, activities include hiking, swimming in pristine streams, and birding (endemic species include crowned & wattled cranes & bearded vulture).

There are 3 Nature Reserves - Umkhomasi, Loteni and Kamberg -  within easy access, offering beautiful scenery & hikes to suit all levels of fitness.  Trout  fishing, both river & dam, is available at Loteni & Kamberg Reserves (permits obtainable at reception) and  Kamberg also has some of the country’s most spectacular Rock Art in Game Pass Cave.

Although there are no dedicated Mountain Bike Trails, the district roads offer some challenging cycling.


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