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Hillside Cottage

Ledges Retreat is a peaceful guest farm in the Northern Drakensberg, conveniently located close to the Royal Natal National Park, home of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre and the Tugela Falls.  

The resort itself is situated in a beautiful valley and surrounded by mountains, with stunning views of the Sungubala, Hlolela and Sugar Loaf peaks. The Putterill River meanders along the bottom of the property and is a children’s paradise, with plenty of rock pools to splash around in. We also have a swimming pool and trampoline that are perfectly positioned for you to take in the views.

Ledges Retreat offers bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation in a beautiful location that gives you both the space to unwind, as well as a base from which to explore this incredible area.  

Nearby Royal Natal National Park offers a variety of hikes that showcase the incredible beauty of our area. Also close by is All Out Adventures,  a great day out for the family with a zip line, bungee bounce, quad biking, kids’ zone, coffee shop and more!  Tower of Pizza is 8kms away for great pizzas, and the Oak and Ale Pub and Restaurant at Hlalanathi (7kms) has a cozy pub and big screen for sports! Play a round of golf at Amphitheatre Golf Course at Hlalanathi, or let the kids zip down their newly built super-tube in the summer time!

Out-rides can be booked at the Northern Horse Stables at Montusi, and if you are a keen mountain biker, we are surrounded by 150kms of world class mountain biking trails. And of course, if you prefer you can simply walk along the numerous trails that surround us and enjoy the fresh air and soul-restoring beauty of the countryside. 

Please note: As well as breakfast, we can also provide dinner, however advance notice is required. If you would like dinner on your day of arrival, please let us know by 11am on the day you arrive so that we can prepare. Bookings for breakfast and dinner are essential.





Come and explore the highest mountain range in Southern Africa -the Drakensberg Mountain Range. The range stretches over 300km and has many different areas, with spectacular scenery and a number of activities.  The Northern section of the Drakensberg is the highest section of the mountain range, with many of its peaks exceeding 3000 meters. The mountains form the border between South Africa and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho.




Our dining room offers breakfast & dinner on request, with homestyle food  the way your mom used to make it. SOFT DRINKS FOR SALE.  PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT SELL ALCOHOL.  Bookings are essential.


Swimming Pool


An oasis under the

African Sun.


Walks along the Putterill Stream

The stream that flows along the property is called the Putterill, which leads in to the Tugela river.  Take a walk from your cottage and breathE in the fresh mountain air. 


-NEARBY Activities & Attractions-

The Royal Natal


National Park

Only 12kms from us, this is the area's main attraction and boasts the second highest waterfall in the world...the Tugela Falls.  Royal Natal National Park offers various walks and hikes that perfectly showcase the breathtaking beauty of this area.

All out


Only 5kms from us.  All Out Adventures is a great day out for the family!  Highlights include SA's fastest Cable Tour, Adventure Quad Trails, 150kms of marked mountain bike trails, and a hair-raising 17metre free fall King Swing accessed by a wooden, spiral stair case that snakes 21 metres to the tree tops! Relax at the coffee shop after while the kids enjoy the kids' zone.

Horse Riding


The Northern Horse at Montusi Mountain Lodge offers people from all over the world the opportunity to explore the pristine Northern Drakensberg Valley on the backs of happy, strong mountain horses and ponies.  Various out ride packages available, including and unforgettable sunset ride.  Bookings essential.  Contact: Lindsay 0823378770


The Amphitheatre Golf course at Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort is just around the corner.  This 9 hole, 18 tee golf course has a backdrop like no other.


Spoil the kids with a slide down the newly built super tube at Hlalanathi Drakensberg Resort.  Open in summer.  Day visitors rates apply.



dam nature



Only a 30 minute drive , up the scenic Oliviershoek Pass.  Sterkfontein Dam is a nature reserve with Herds of game and is a fisherman's paradise.



Booking/Deposit Policy:

·         Bookings are only confirmed once a 50% deposit has been received (or the full amount should the stay be 14 days, or less, away).

·         For one night bookings, the full amount is payable as a deposit.

·         The deposit is payable within 5 days of provisionally booking. If we do not receive your deposit, we reserve the right to cancel your booking.

·         The remaining 50% is payable within one week of your arrival date.

Cancellation Policy:

If cancellation occurs 7 days or less before arrival date, forfeit 100% of booking total.

If cancellation occurs 14 days or less before arrival date, forfeit 100% of deposit.

If cancellation occurs 21 days or less before arrival date, forfeit 50% of deposit.

If cancellation occurs 30 days or less before arrival date, forfeit 25% of deposit.

Cancellation requests to be received in writing.

Check in/out:

Check in: 2 pm – 5 pm (please notify us of a late arrival)

Check out: 10 am

Noise policy:

Please note we do not allow parties/events of any kind. We are a small resort and require guests to keep noise levels to a minimum. No music allowed.

Breakfast/Dinner bookings:

If you require dinner on the day of your arrival, please let us know before 11 am on the day so that we are able to prepare.

Breakfasts to be booked the day before, unless included in your rate. 

Dinner bookings to be made in the morning before 11am.



No pets allowed.

Strictly no smoking allowed in the rooms/units.

We reserve the right to charge for additional guests not included in the original booking. Should more guests arrive than

were booked for, and we are unable to accommodate them, we reserve the right to request that these extra guests find accommodation elsewhere.

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