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Little Switzerland

Savour the breathtaking views, explore the lush fern-filled forests and seek out the exciting bird life and delights in this ancient wilderness. The flowered decked foothills, bubbling streams and cascading waterfalls are where old mysteries remain of the San, who left their priceless legacy of rock art.
Northern Drakensberg | Self Catering | 24 Rooms |270 Km's from Durban | 320 Km's from Joburg
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Savour the breathtaking views, explore the lush fern-filled forests and seek out the exciting bird life and delights in this ancient wilderness. The flowered decked foothills, bubbling streams and cascading waterfalls are where old mysteries remain of the San, who left their priceless legacy of rock art. Undeniably this is a little bit of heaven, on a very special land.

Situated midway between Johannesburg and Durban, Little Switzerland is a comfortable three to three and a half hour trip by car from either city. Situated at an altitude of 1600m above sea level, it is one of the highest resorts in South Africa and enjoys unsurpassed views of the Drakensberg Mountains. Whether you are an intrepid explorer, an incurable romantic or an exhausted businessman, Little Switzerland is the place to be.

The Chalets:

All chalets have a colour television in the downstairs lounge ( SABC 1/2/3; M-Net, Movie Magic, e-tv, Supersport 1 & 2; Discovery; Kiddies Channel). There is underfloor heating in the bedrooms and a fire place downstairs in the lounge.

All units are fully equipped with a stove, microwave, fridge, crockery, cutlery, bedding etc. units have a private braai area outside on the patio and a fire place inside the lounge. We provide wood @R20.00 per bundle.

a 4-Sleeper Chalets has one bedroom with 2 separate ¾ beds (UPSTAIRS), as well as 2 separate single pull out beds (not sleeper couches) in the downstairs lounge. A bathroom with bath & walk-in shower ( ENTRANCE LEVEL). These chalets sleep maximum 2 adults & 2 children .

a 6-Sleeper Chalet has two bedrooms - the main bedroom (UPSTAIRS) has 2 x ¾ beds pushed together, the other bedroom (ENTRANCE LEVEL) has 2 separate ¾ beds and 2 separate single pull out beds (not sleeper couches) in the DOWNSTAIRS lounge. There are 2 bathrooms; 1 with a bath and the other with a walk-in shower. These chalets sleep maximum 6 guests regardless of age.

Activities:

Little Switzerland offers a wide range of activities for all those who just want to sit back and relax, to the ‘adrenaline junkies’. Some of these include:

Swimming pool
Croquet
Tennis
Volley ball
Trout Fishing
Hiking
Trampoline
Putt-Putt
Mountain Biking
Horse Riding

Self Catering Accommodation Mid week Per unit per night Weekend / Peak periods
Six Sleeper Chalet R 1 450.00 R 2 400.00
Four Sleeper Chalet R 990.00 R 1 400.00
Hotel Accommodation (B &B) Per person sharing Per single person
Standard room R 770.00 R 1 500.00
Deluxe Room R 920.00 R 1 800.00
Executive Room R 1 140.00 R 2 150.00
Executive (Jacuzzi Spa Baths) R 1 190.00 R 2 250.00
Honeymoon Suites R 1 140.00 R 2 150.00
Childrens Rates Rate per child sharing with 2 Adults per night
4 – 6 years R 400.00
7 – 14 yrs R 600.00
Rates exclude: meals & beverages not specified, sightseeing, all items of personal nature, gratuity


 

From JHB
Take the N3 to DURBAN / HARRISMITH. Take the second off-ramp at HARRISMITH – BETHELEHEM N5 ( NOT Wimpy – Bergview Complex ). Turn right towards BETHLEHEM and bypass HARRISMITH. Travel 4.5KM and turn left onto the R712, QWA-QWA / PHUTHADITJHABA / BERGVILLE Road – ALTERNATIVE ROUTE to DURBAN. Travel a further 8.5KM and turn left onto the BERGVILLE R74. Little Switzerland Resort is situated a further 27.6KM on the right hand side of the OLIVIERSHOEK PASS.


From Durban
Take the N3 to JOHANNESBURG. Turn off at the COLENSO / BERGVILLE R74 off – Ramp (This is the first off-ramp after the Estcourt Shell Ultra City). Turn left following the signs to WINTERTON. Travel through WINTERTON and BERGVILLE to Little Switzerland Resort. The Resort is situated 36km from BERGVILLE on the left hand side of the OLIVIERSHOEK PASS.

 

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