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Rhenosterfontein Farm Hambrook Village, Bergville 3370 South Africa
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#1 of 12 Specialty lodging in Bergville
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Set against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains, overlooking the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve and in the lee of the famous hill, Spioenkop, lies Three Trees lodge. Perfect half-way stop between Johannesburg & Durban, only 27km from the highway (N3)Spectacular scenery, locally grown Country-style food, fine linen and superb hosts makes this lodge the ideal environment in which to escape and unwind. This intimate luxury lodge is owner-managed by Simon & Cheryl Blackburn whose passion for Africa fills every corner. Guests are welcomed into their home, and invited to experience the warm hospitality in their family run lodge.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Archery
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Valet parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu

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Rhenosterfontein Farm Hambrook Village, Bergville 3370 South Africa
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Anne S wrote a review Nov 2022
Sandhurst, United Kingdom70 contributions9 helpful votes
We spent two nights here and incorporated the battlefield tour of Spionkop which we found extremely informative and well executed, we even had a packed lunch provided. The rooms are rustic but spotless with a very comfortable bed and a fantastic view. Breakfast and dinner were outstanding and all staff members were accommodating and friendly.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Linda G wrote a review Nov 2022
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom176 contributions174 helpful votes
Honestly this place is an absolutely ‘must visit’. We only stayed for 2 nights but would have loved more. Arrival. Really easy to find, off the main road for some distance but we had a normal albeit a high off the ground hire car and had no issues. The people at the lodge are all very special, probably some of the nicest and best we have ever had the pleasure to meet. Room. Our cabin was wonderful, a huge bed, lovely comfy bedding and that amazing view. No noise apart from the birds and animals. Food. Not sure what to say apart from wow. We are both vegetarians and the food was absolutely incredible. The presentation and quality would put many a restaurant to shame. Activities. We decided to do some of the marked trails, easy to follow. Take advice and borrow wellingtons if it has been raining as it gets muddy underfoot. We were joined by 2 of the dogs which was great fun. This is really a special place to stay. If you like the outdoors and something different but very comfortable and memorable then it is definitely a place to go.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Irina S wrote a review Nov 2022
Portimao, Portugal3 contributions
My family and I spent a wonderful week at the Three Tree Hill Lodge this September! Having known South Africa mainly for its Safaris, we didn’t know what to expect in the Northern Drakensberg, but were more than pleased with the experience offered to us. We were welcomed into a family of both humans and animals from the first day on. The entire staff was more than friendly and helpful, wanting to show us what their piece of the world has to offer. We explored the grounds by foot, bike and even horseback, so there was something to enjoy for everyone. Especially the walking safari of the game reserve was breathtaking, keeping even us late-risers wide awake. The food was also simply delicious and thoughtfully planned and prepared. A special thanks to Cheryl, Simon and their team for creating such a lovely environment. You made our trip very memorable!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Churchills family Cottage is just amazing
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Max C wrote a review Sep 2022
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We visited Three Tree Hill at the beginning of our South Africa holiday and we could not have found a better place to start our trip. The staff are exceptional, and so friendly. Our room was extremely comfortable and cosy on the cool evenings (with heated blankets which were perfect). The food was delicious and the wine was cellar a treat to explore. Don’t miss the morning safari walk and the tour of the Spion Kop battlefield. Both are unforgettable.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Jan S wrote a review Aug 2022
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Three Tree Hill was a wonderful, peaceful getaway. Staff were really helpful and friendly. Rooms are beautiful. Nature walk was incredible, and really interesting. Food was delicious. Drinks in the cosy lounge with its warm fireplace, was a lovely way to spend the evening, before dinner. The wine cellar is another lovely addition to the lodge. Highly recommend this lodge.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ceri-anne C wrote a review Jul 2022
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From the moment we arrived, Melanie helped us feel so incredibly welcome and from then on, every person we met at the lodge was completely centred around your needs and how you gain the most from your visit. The food was amazing throughout and they always catered for the needs of my younger son. The service was faultless and we stayed for 4 nights and was able to fit in one of Zahara’s personal tours of spioenkop and a full, inspiring trip into history as he so brilliantly described the boer war and the characters involved and took us to the key places on the battlefield - bringing all the details to life and the whole family was entranced by this fantastic half day adventure. Nothing was ever too much trouble, Cheryl (owner) even organised for me and kids to have a horse ride through the magnificent farmland, Zahari organised for a guided mountain bike tour for our family and the walking maps provided around the lodge were a fantastic way to pass a few hours. We stayed in the Churchill’s lodge and wow is the only word I can find. As we went in winter, we were stunned when we got back from dinner to find a roaring log fire on and hot water bottles nestled in each bed. Literally nothing was too much trouble for the hosts of three tree hill lodge and every member of staff was the role model of customer care, tailoring for needs and being just so focused on your break being magnificent. Never have we felt so well cared for on holiday and I would return here with my family again and again. 5 star in every aspect of the stay. Incredible!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Churchills lodge is vast with an amazing plunge pool and balcony with incredible views,...
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0livinglife1 wrote a review May 2022
Melbourne, Australia143 contributions74 helpful votes
Often reviews are a single point in time based on alignment of offering and patron … I’d like to offer that in the case if Three Tree Hill Lodge I’ve returned again again since 2013 and I have never left happier. My most recent visit I stayed at the more secluded Churchills with stunning views and cosy fire. All meals are tasty and nourishing. The wine list is well balanced. I loved being able to eat in the wine cellar, deck and patio. Cheryl’s game walk was fantastic and I know my partner enjoyed the war history excursion as well. Melanie is fantastic and nothing is ever too much trouble. We also went to Cathedral Peak for a day and the drive there and back is was doable. Three Tree Hill continues to deliver consistent value for money. I can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Flamelily Traveller wrote a review May 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa80 contributions46 helpful votes
When we arrived we were a bit skeptical as the place looked very simple and basic. However this cattle farm will surprise you. 5 star for me means service, accommodation and food is on point. The welcome was so warm, all the staff are so genuine in their efforts to ensure every family member has a great stay. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable. It has a rustic old school vibe, I usually prefer a more modern look/vibe. We travelled with young kids and board, games, puzzles and much more was provided to keep them entertained. The food, was amazing, so delicious, organic, always in point. The kids were always catered for and considered. We had to drive for about an hour to get a closer view of the mountains and I would recommend going with a good SUV that can handle muddy and wet dust road if it’s raining. Overall I would definitely go back. It’s a lovely, quiet, getaway from the hustle and bustle. There are also some nice trails to do. I think 3 nights max here will do.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kevin wrote a review Apr 2022
Hout Bay, South Africa61 contributions18 helpful votes
Incredible farm setting, great views, Burchell cottage was top notch, Melanie was an incredible host, perfect for families/kids... and THE FOOD! Best food we've ever had at a lodge. Plus, a perfect location to explore the various regions of the Drakensberg. Really had an amazing stay. Our only complaint was the overwhelming white-male-colonizer-war decor. Walls and walls and placemats full of white men fighting. Sure, we can learn from war history – but there was zero representation of the women and native (black) Africans the war affected too. Just glorifying the two white countries that stole the land then fought each other over it (even a photo of a colonizer's tombstone above the toilet!). It's 2022 and the world has changed a lot, so maybe it's time to tone down the colonialism history...
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Burchell's cottage is the most private, at the very end
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Shevaun P wrote a review Mar 2022
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A beautiful part of the world. The scenery & views were breathtaking, our lodge was very private with an enormous deck looking over the game reserve & Spionkop. If you do nothing else, make sure you do the battlefields, their guide, Ron Gold, speaks from a place of so much knowledge and you'll be transported back to that time in history. The staff were incredibly helpful and organised tickets to The Drakensberg Boys Choir - an absolute must! Our host, Cheryl arranged a gin tasting in the superb Molly Blackburn library - we had no idea South Africa had so many wonderful gins! We will most definitely be returning, make sure it's on your "must visit" list.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: All their rooms are magnificent.
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US$542 - US$700 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionBergville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Three Tree Hill
Which popular attractions are close to Three Tree Hill?
Nearby attractions include Spioenkop Nature Reserve (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Three Tree Hill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Three Tree Hill?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Three Tree Hill?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Three Tree Hill?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Three Tree Hill?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Three Tree Hill?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Is Three Tree Hill accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.