From R2300 per person sharing *Incl. 3 meals per dayCheck Availability & Book Online
Three Trees at Spioenkop is situated on 1,300 hectares of naturally rolling Drakensberg foothills in KwaZulu-Natal; close to the base of Van Reenens pass, halfway between Johannesburg & Durban and only 27km from the N3 highway.
This 4 star luxury lodge offers spectacular scenery, locally grown farm-style country food and superb hospitality – an ideal environment in which to unwind and be rejuvenated. Owned and managed by Simon & Cheryl Blackburn whose enthusiasm and passion for Africa’s history, culture and wildlife is evident.
Three Trees at Spioenkop is the perfect base to explore the major Anglo-Boer War Battlefields in KwaZulu-Natal, the Northern Drakensberg Mountains and within easy (2hrs) reach of the Anglo-Zulu War Battlefields (Battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift).
ECO-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION SPIOENKOP
The 18 bed lodge has a spacious, open-plan design in the main living area with 4 sets of large double doors leading onto the verandah. Historical memorabilia adorns the lounge which has a collection of Africana, books, puzzles and board games for guests to enjoy. The elegant dining room is separated from the lounge area by a fireplace.
With your Three Trees hosts, dining is a family-style affair at a communal table, unless otherwise requested. Scrumptious breakfast buffets and lunches are served on the outside viewing deck or verandah. Just a short walk down a shaded pathway leads you to a secluded spot with a viewing deck and warm swimming pool for ultimate relaxation.
Rates include breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon teas/coffees, use of mountain bikes, wi-fi, community fund contribution.
The 6 rooms have a colonial elegance with antique sash windows, wood panel interior & corrugated iron cladding exteriors. Rooms have ¾ twin beds that are finished with hand-embroidered linen and South African made down duvets & pillows. The bathroom has both bath and shower. Each room is equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, overhead fans & wall panel heaters for your comfort. Private decks provide spectacular views of the game-rich valley below and Spioenkop towering over the reserve.
The master bedroom has views of Spioenkop, two spacious walk-in closets, fireplace, en-suite bathroom with double basin, free-standing bath & separate shower. Folding glass doors lead out onto the wide verandah. The children’s bedroom has a set of bunk beds, a single bed, a kist full of toys, cabinet full of books and a separate toilet & basin. The children’s room leads out onto the same verandah and play area with a shady sand pit.
Churchills is a beautiful stand-alone 2 bedroom cottage-style villa with a spacious open- plan kitchen and lounge. Double glass doors lead onto a large deck that overlooks the private pool, braai and entertainment area below and offers sweeping views of the Spioenkop Game Reserve. Both rooms have hand embroidered linen, overhead fans, panel heaters and en-suite bathroom with ball and claw baths and spacious showers. One room has and extra length queen sized bed and the other, twin extra length single beds. This cottage is ideal for honeymooners, families with teenagers or two couples travelling together.Check Availability & Book Online
Things to do: There are a plethora of self-guided or guided nature based activities to enjoy at the lodge. Horse riding; mountain biking; nature walking trails; phenomenal birding (over 300 species have been recorded in the area); game walks and rhino tracking – an adventure awaits you at Three Trees at Spioenkop. There are also incredible activities and tours nearby.
GREEN ACTS FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA
♡ Green Cleaning
♡ Responsible Body Products
♡ Local & Organic
♡ Sustainable Energy Acumen
♡ Water Wise Practices
♡ Community Upliftment
♡ Fair Trade Tourism Practices
In efforts to conserve energy, Three Trees at Spioenkop have fitted all geysers with solar tubes; use energy-saving light bulbs throughout the lodge, insulate our walls and ceilings and purchase appliances and equipment with energy saving in mind. A solar cooker & Wonder Bag are used in the kitchen to further reduce consumption. A monthly electricity monitoring chart is posted in the kitchen, which helps everyone to keep a tab on energy usage trends.
A comprehensive recycling programme that ensures cardboard, paper, plastic, glass, tins, printer cartridges, old stationery, soap and candle wax are re-used and/or recycled. All tea bags are sun-dried, laced with paraffin & used as firelighters. Magazines, toilet rolls, cereal and biscuit boxes are taken to the community preschool for use in their art classes.
All garden and kitchen waste is composted or fed to earthworms, chickens & pigs. The compost and vermin-compost produced then nourish our garden.
To conserve water they have low-flow shower heads fitted on all our showers and guests are requested to be water wise. Water in the jugs in rooms & tables are fresh from the aquifer which is 120m (430ft) deep. A monthly roster is in place to dose all septic tanks with bio salts.
Three Trees at Spioenkop provide guests with a unique range of exquisite hand-made virgin olive-based African Botanical body care products in the bathrooms. These products are 100% natural, botanically active, ph-balanced, cruelty-free and contain no harmful chemicals or parabens.
All fresh produce is all obtained from the local farmers co-operative in Bergville; great care and research has gone into sourcing produce from small business owners located in the area. The lodge has its own vegetable and herb garden which is used in preparation for guest meals. Only organic deterrents (garlic & canola oil) are used in the garden to ward off pests.
Three Trees at Spioenkop proudly carry the Fair Trade Tourism label because of their environmental; labour and community practices