- Sunset drinks
- Spionkop Hill
- Staff and guides
- Fantastic dinners
- Great wine list
- The history of the area
- Lodge type; Battlefields Lodge
- Location; Drakensberg/ Battlefields
- Lodge size; 8 rooms
- Recommended stay; 2-3 nights
Three Tree Hill Lodge, flanked by the mighty Drakensberg, Spionkop Game Reserve and the infamous Spioenkop Hill.
The lodge offers visitors incredible views and activities with one of the most famous battlefields on her doorstep. Truly a must visit for all interested in not only the Anglo-Boer War but also nature and photography.
The Battle of Spioenkop were 8000 Boer soldiers held off 20 000 British with massive losses on the British side.
Battle of Spioenkop, a watershed battle not only for South Africa but also for Great Britain. It was here on this battlefield that three greats arose; Louis Botha, Winston Churchill and Mohandas Gandhi.
So famous was this battle that Liverpool football club named one its four stands at Anfield; "The Spion Kop" or more commonly known as "The Kop."
Rooms and Suites
Six Three Hill cottages with corrugated iron exteriors and wood panelling interiors offer up either twin or king-sized bed options, private verandahs and large en-suite bathrooms with bathtubs and showers
Churchills Cottage is a self-contained unit that sleeps four people in two en-suite bedrooms. The cottage is equipped with a full kitchen, braai area, open plan lounge, and private pool
Two family cottages feature two bedrooms (main en-suite), the children's bedroom can sleep four kids in two single beds and a bunk bed. A separate lounge area and kitchenette are ideal for families.
Cuisine and Wine
Breakfasts and lunches are served in a buffet style either on the verandah of the main lodge or outside on the viewing deck.
Farm-style 3-course dinners are served in the main dining area within the central guest area.
Dinners are often preseeded by port or cognac in front of the fireplace or outside under the Natal stars.
The central guest area features an open-plan design with numerous lounging areas, small library and indoor dining area. All decor and furnishing reflect the colonial era that Three Tree Hill Lodge represents.
Other facilities available include;
- Sheltered Swimming Pool
- Croquet Lawn
- Sunrise Viewing Deck
- Sundowner Viewing Point
Battlefields tours that are offered from Three Tree Hill Lodge include the following;
- Battle of Spioenkop (4 hours)
- Battle of Colenso & Churchill's Capture (4 hours)
- Ladysmith Siege, Battle of Caesar's Camp & Wagon Point (4 or 8 hours)
- Anglo-Zulu War Tours: Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift (10 hours)
- Battle of Blood River 1838, Battles of Talana & Elandslaagte (10 hours)
There is a number of activities for guests to participate in including, all these options are guided in order for you to get the best out of the experiences;
- Nature walks and trails
- Mountain bike riding
- Game walks in the Spioenkop Game Reserve
- Guided horse trails
- Rangeworthy Cemetery Walk
- Hambrook Village Excursion
Children of all ages and families are most welcome at Three Tree Hill Lodge. Numerous activities and facilities for children are available and include; outside play area with jungle gym, trampoline, obstacle course, sandpit and fantasy house.
Rates from R6 451.00 per person
- Three Tree Hill Lodge Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Excluding Battlefield Tours
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Three meals per day
- Afternoon tea/coffees
- WiFi (available at the main lounge)
- Tourism levy
- All beverages
- All guided activities
- Mountain bike hire
- Shop purchases
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