Qambathi Mountain Lodge

Garden Room at Qambathi Mountain Lodge

About Qambathi Mountain Lodge

The rooms are designed for complete comfort and incorporate a blend of natural colours and use contemporary natural materials. There are many local artists that are well renowned that have been involved with design of this lodge including Bron Stofberg, Hillary Grant Curry, Clive Hatton and Sarah Richards.

We are an owner run adult only 4 star boutique lodge and nature reserve nestled in the heart of Kamberg Valley, Drakensberg, part of the beautiful Midlands Meander.

Qambathi has is a truly romantic setting surrounded by Drakensberg mountains and the valleys of the Midlands. Expect excellent service to go along with the superb cuisine. While the lodge does offer a Bed and Breakfast option, we belive to really experience Qambathi you should indulge in the sumptious 5 course dinner experience.

Great care has been taken to create unique and inspiring luxury accommodation without giving up the warm feeling of being out in the countryside

A total of only five suites makes Qambathi a very personal and stress free oasis. The garden rooms have their own private decks with hanging chairs overlooking the gardens and mountain. The Chill Lounge and Pool Deck area offer panoramic views, ideal to enjoy a late afternoon sundowner or to simply relax in the sun.

Enjoy the Qambathi forest trail taking you deep into one of the last remaining indigenous forests in the Kamberg valley or a casual walk on the existing game trails to enjoy the beautiful views where zebra and blesbok keep you company.

Qambathi can accommodate up to 10 guests, and is perfect for a small groups such as family reunions, company retreats, or just friends getting together. Please contact us to book Qambathi exclusively.

Scenic Horse trails in the Drakensberg

in us to experience a soul-restoring horseback trail in the heart of Kamberg Valley surrounded by the Drakensberg

From bombproof to energetic, we have horses and trails to suit beginners to advanced riders. Safety, comfort and enjoyment, for both horse and rider, are our priorities, chat to us if you are not sure which is the best trail for you.

Accurate information enables us to match you with the best equine partner so you can enjoy your chosen horseback adventure.

Our horses are well schooled, not your "nose-to-tail" trail horse and our experienced guides will offer instruction throughout your horse ride. Our trails are all scenic and cover a variety of terrain, so whilst safe, they are also entertaining.

1.5 or 1 hour Scenic Meander

Ideal for novices and not-so-fit riders. This affordable 1,5 or 1 hour horse trail is great for couples and friends looking for a gentle introduction to trail riding. R500/R400

3 hour Qambathi Trail

Experienced riders, comfortable at a trot and canter over varied terrain, love this trail. the trail includes exhilarating canters & breathtaking views. R850

Private Trail Ride

Perfect for special occasions. Following the same spectacular trails, but in the company of a private guide, this trail is ideal for romantics, proposals or treating a loved one. Contact us now for a bespoke package.

Room Facilities
  • All rooms are non-smoking
  • under floor heating
  • hairdryers
  • lodge stationery
  • a room safe
  • separate bath and shower with bath consumables
  • tea/coffee making facilities.
Activities and Lodge Facilities
  • TV lounge
  • free WiFi
  • Fully licensed
  • Laundry Service and Valet services
  • 24 hour security and parking space
  • Private tours and airport transfers arranged on request
  • Nature Reserves in close proximity
  • Wildlife found on the Qambathi Reserve
  • The Kamberg Nature Reserve (5 km)
  • Highmoor Nature Reserve (5 km)
  • Both offering spectacular walking trails and mountain views
  • The Bushmen Rock Art Centre at Kamberg Nature Reserve is well worth a visit

Weddings and Conferencing:

Qambathi Mountain Lodge also feartures a large boutique wedding barn that can be used as a wedding venue as well as a conference venue. The barn features a large fire place boma with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

There is also the option of having your ceremony on the timber decks which is tucked away in the forest and overlooks a near by stream as well as the deck near the main lodge which over looks the garden. Qambathi Mountain Lodge can accommodate up to 80 guests in the venues.
The lodge is situated near a stone church which makes it ideal for those wanting to have a church wedding as well as lodge accommodation.

Room Types

Bedroom of Garden Suite at Qambathi

Garden Suite Max Guests: 2

Each of the three open-plan suites have a luxurious en-suite bathroom and a private deck with hanging chairs to enjoy the views of the gardens and mountains.

Bedroom of Lodge Room at Qambathi

Lodge Room Max Guests: 2

Both lodge rooms have king size handmade camphor beds, en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower and direct access to the main lodge, pool deck and bar.

Hotel Rates and Specials Offers

If you don't see a package type that suits you, let us know and we will do our best to put together or source the holiday you want.

All Room types | Valid: 1 Feb 2024 to 30 May 2024

Bed and Breakfast

  • Farmhouse Room from R 1 500 per person per night
  • Barnes Room from R- per person per night
  • Classroom Suite from R- per person per night
  • Greenhouse Suite from R - per person per night
  • Stable Suite from R - per person per night

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

  • Add R 600 per person for a 5 course meal.
  • 25% surcharge for dates: 15-03 January and all other Peak periods
  • 5 Course set dinner offered each night: R 600pp
  • Each room has a maximum of 2 people. No single supplement unless guests are travelling together.
  • No self catering facilities available.

  • Continental and cooked breakfast
  • Sumptious 5 Course Dinner each night (unless you opt for Breakfast only)
  • Electric blankets
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • 100% Natural guest amenities
  • Complimentary water
  • Sherry, tea and hand roasted coffee (in room)
  • Safe & Hairdryer
  • Fire place in Honeymoon Suite
  • Laundry Service available on request
  • Free secure parking
  • Free wifi available in the function room
  • Full use of the main lodge bar, pool and relaxation deck

  • Drinks not mentioned
  • Day trips and activities
  • R20.00 per night conservation levy (payable on departure)
  • Transfers

  • 2 or 3 night minimum stay policy may apply over public holidays and long weekends.

Located in The Kamberg Valley

Two hours from Durban, four-and-a-half hours from Johannesburg, Qambathi is located in the beautiful Kamberg Valley.
It is 30 minutes from the popular Nottingham Road area or from Mooi River.

How to get to Qambathi Mountain Lodge

Directions From Durban To Qambathi Mountain Lodge

  • Travel northbound on the N3 and take the Nottingham Road off ramp (exit 132).
  • Turn right and travel to the village of Nottingham Road.
  • Keep right under the railway bridge and continue through village on to Rosetta (R103) 8km away.
  • At Rosetta turn left onto the Kamberg Rock Art Centre Rd and travel 29.2km along this road
  • Turn left onto Mpofana Road, sign posted Kamberg Rock Art Centre and Qambathi.
  • 2km along a dirt road, Qambathi is on your right.
  • Drive all the way down the track, and enjoy the warm welcome from the Qambathi team, you have arrived.

Directions From Joburg To Qambathi Mountain Lodge

  • Travel southbound on the N3 until the Mooi River Plaza, pay toll on far left and exit immediately.
  • Turn right over freeway until T junction, Engen and Wimpy straight ahead.
  • Turn left onto Old Main Road (R103) to Rosetta 7km away.
  • At Rosetta turn right onto the Kamberg Rock Art Centre Rd and travel 29.2km along this road
  • Turn left onto Mpofana Road, sign posted Kamberg Rock Art Centre and Qambathi.
  • 2km along a dirt road, Qambathi is on your right.
  • Drive all the way down the track, and enjoy the warm welcome from the Qambathi team, you have arrived.