Tucked away high in the Mont-Aux-Sources district of the Northern Drakensberg Mountains, situated between and above The Cavern and Alpine Heath, midway between Durban and Johannesburg, you’ll find Toplodge. Toplodge offers the ultimate getaway destination in a completely secluded mountain wildlife sanctuary accessible only by off-road 4×4 vehicles (or transfers provided free of charge), in beautiful natural surroundings.
Our stone and thatch self-catering cottages, each designed to comfortably accommodate four people, are charmingly appointed and beautifully comfortable. The ground floor of the cottages is open plan comprising of a lounge and fireplace, bedroom area fitted with queen size bed and adjacent bathroom with spacious shower and hand basin, separate toilet and kitchenette. The upstairs loft is fitted with two single beds, bathroom with toilet and basin and a built in cupboard. This design concept provides spaciousness combined with warmth and the enchantment of having a fireplace in your own bedroom, making chilly winter nights a unique experience!
Each cottage is electrified, fitted with fridge and deep freeze, microwave oven, hob, outdoor braai, and fully equipped with linen, bath towels, cutlery and kitchen utensils – everything our guests could possibly need to make their stay a unique and comfortable experience.
Toplodge offers unrivalled peace, tranquility and relaxation with stunning views and superb on site walks in unspoilt natural surroundings including large tracts of indigenous forest and our own gorge cascading crystal clear spring water. There are also rock carvings to be seen, angling and a wide variety of indigenous fauna and flora. Toplodge is a birder’s paradise. Above all, Toplodge offers an opportunity for children and adults alike to enjoy these unique surroundings in complete privacy, seclusion and comfort.
For those with “itchy feet”, within easy reach are a number of outdoor activities to choose from, including golf, horse riding, angling, mountain climbing in the Royal Natal National Park, tubing down the Tugela river, quad-biking, abseiling and other adventure sports, as well as numerous restaurants, pubs and day-trips to a host of interesting places.