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Inkosana Lodge

Hostelworld.comUS$30*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

In December we stumbled upon this owner-friendly, affordable and clean backpackers. The views were truly breathtaking, the communal area pleasant, the shared kitchen convenient and the staff was very helpful. We stayed in a quaint double room rondawel with shared bathroom. The only regret we have - not discovering Inkosana sooner! Stay here, you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Really liked this place. Great vegeterian food. Good help with finding out what was worth doing in the area and what trails that would suit us for that day and weather. Close to many different things and activities.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 January 2017

While the place was nice and clean, the owner treated us very poorly. He over-charged us and then processed the refund in an unprofessional and flippant way (even though it was his mistake). He was not interested in helping us with directions or suggestions at all, which was quite off-putting.

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Thank Julia W
Edmund001, Owner at Inkosana Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry you feel that way i remember the mistake I made and then another, we were so busy , I do my best for all my guests, always have , always will , and give better advice than any other place I know !

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Ed the owner is the most helpful man we meet in this area. Eating, hiking, driving routes, day trip planning - check in with him. The rooms were comfy, we stayed in a hut. The grounds are quite lovely. We arrived and a giant school group was also staying; but once settled into bed, we could hear nothing as the...

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Thank Erika K
Zimbabwe
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Just stayed at this upmarket Back packers, it is really lovely, very natiral and location is fabulous, hotel is spotless and food was very nice. Beautiful walks and friendly staff especially Carol. Really worth a visit, well priced.

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Thank wayne020
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This is a Great place to stay! The huts are very Nice and clean, as Well as the bathroom facilities. Ed is really helpful and Will inform you of the nicest tours and help you book them. Breakfast and dinner are also Great! Would definitely stay here again!

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Thank Fleur W
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Inkosana Lodge while hiking in Monk's Cowl. The lodge is situated ~15 minutes drive from the park, so it's a great budget jumping off point for hikes. Based on the website and location, it's no surprise that most of the visitors to Inkosana are there to hike. Luckily, Ed the owner, takes personal responsibility...

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Thank Chris F
Edmund001, Owner at Inkosana Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, thank you kindly!!!!! , the reataurants are actually open to 10.00pm, we use the best fresh farm produce. The bathrooms are open-air with no doors or windows so insects do fly around , Ed

Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This lodge is a great place to relax and offers all the needs of a backpackers. In addition to other lodges in the area (only offering expensive guided hikes), the owner offers very valuable advise on any self guided hikes (basic to experienced), not only in this valley but also several valleys up north and south: he has done all...

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Powell River, Canada
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights with our 3 boys, ages 12, 9 and 9. We had one of the large ensuite rooms, which was big, bright and clean. We self-catered and the kitchen facilities were very good and you don't have to do your dishes as the staff takes care of that. There is plenty to do and see...

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Edmund001, Owner at Inkosana Lodge, responded to this review

Yhank you , nice having you , Ed

Zaandam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 November 2016

There is absolutely nothing negative to say about this place. It was love at first sight for me. The beautiful surroundings, the possibilities for energetic or simple walks, hikes, restaurants (car required), assortment of sleeping possibilities - we had a tent with us. The eco-pool for swimming, the pleasant staff and proprietor. Visit to Drakensburg choir was great (I don't...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wonderful vibe, views, garden, meals, reteat-like, pool, honest expert advice on whole mountain day walks and overnight trails , no hidden agendas, riding biking , canopy your, Bushmman art , battlefields , Boy's Choir, arts and crafts, Lonely Planet pick for the Drakensberg. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inkosana Lodge

Address: R600 Champagne Valley, Cathkin Park 3340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Cathkin Park
Price Range: RM121 - RM238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rondavel so have private bathrooms”
Miss_Poland, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“We had a hut with en suite but the room with en suite is much bigger if you like more space.”
R0wenaG, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Something for everybody”
anthonybM7161NX, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rondavels are probably quieter. We had the family room ensuite in the main building.”
PaulChanguion, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The dorms are excellent”
1745, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
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