Our 27-hectare smallholding has two dams and a river running through it. The smaller of the two dams is a feeder dam to our main dam. The reeds on this dam are home to a multitude of different bird species.
Our larger dam is stocked with rainbow trout so guests are welcome to try their luck fly-fishing here or in the Little Mooi River, which borders our property.
Guests can also enjoy exploring the hikes in Kamberg Nature Reserve and Highmoor Nature Reserve, or even taking off on their mountain bikes along many of the MTB trails in the area.
Alternatively, we have a wooden deck where guests can simply enjoy a sun-downer whilst taking in the spectacular views of the Drakensberg Mountains.
The Mkhomazi Wilderness area covers 54,000 hectares and forms the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains. This Wilderness area is bordered by Giants Castle, in the Central Drakensberg, to the north and Cobham in the Southern Drakensberg, to the south.
It is arguably not as well-known as the Central and Northern parts of the Drakensberg Mountains and is therefore the least conventionally ‘touristy’ stretch of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg.
The Mkhomazi Wilderness area of the Drakensberg, sometimes referred to as “Little Berg”, is characterized by soaring buttresses with peaks reaching over 3000m that dominate the escarpment, deep valleys and high altitude wetlands. The scenery is ruggedly beautiful and is probably the best part of the Drakensberg for spotting wildlife, such as eland, reedbuck and baboons, to name but a few species. The area supports a huge array of rare endemic and endangered plant species and is rich in incredible bird life.
The Mkhomazi Wilderness Area incorporates two separate Nature Reserves, Highmoor Nature Reserve and Kamberg Nature Reserve. Both of these reserves have a number of hikes, some of which can be done in a few hours and others which take much longer. Both Nature Reserves also have stocked trout dams, so this part of the Drakensberg Mountains is renowned not only for its hikes, walks and scenic beauty, but also for its fly-fishing dams.
The nearest town to the Mkhomazi Wilderness Area is Nottingham Road, on the Midlands Meander, approximately 35kms away. The area between the Drakensberg Mountains and Nottingham Road has traditionally been a large farming community and as you drive the route towards the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, large dairy farms, cows and tractors are visibly present, as are many glistening fresh-water dams and rivers.
In Room Facilities:
*Sunset Cottage consists of 2 spacious bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom with large walk-in showers.
Both bedrooms can either be made up with a king bed or two single beds in each room. The master bedroom also has a day bed, which is suitable for a child to sleep on, or is the perfect place to relax with a good book!
All linen and towels are provided, as are electric blankets for those cooler winter nights.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge / freezer, gas hob, electric oven and microwave. All cutlery and crockery are also provided.
The kitchen is open plan to the living and dining areas which also have sliding doors on to you own private patio / braai area with stunning mountain views.
There is a free standing log fireplace and lounge set in the living area and a dining table and chairs in the dining area.
The outside patio / braai area contains an outdoor table and chairs plus a weber braai and gorgeous views of the mountains.
* Mountain View Cottage is a spacious and private one-bedroom self catering cottage that adjoins the main house.
This one-bedroom self catering cottage does adjoin the main house but it has its own separate entrance, and private outside seating area so you will be undisturbed during your stay.
The master bedroom is extremely spacious and luxurious with a choice of either two single beds or a large comfortable King Size bed. Electric blankets are provided for those cooler winter nights. All towels and linen are also provided.
The bathroom is also spacious and contains a large separate shower and a fabulously lit mirror.
The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven and stove, microwave, fridge/freezer and all your cutlery and crockery. The kitchen is open plan with the living room where there is a beautiful freestanding log fire should you need it.
Double doors open from the living area on to a private patio/braai area with beautiful views across the property to the dramatic mountains behind.
* Forest Cottage
Forest Cottage is a new 3-bedroom self catering cottage that is totally separate from the main house and Mountain View Cottage
The cottage contains 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom has a large and spacious ensuite bathroom which includes a separate shower and oval bath, so you can totally relax during your stay at Kamberg Valley Hideaway.
The other two bedrooms share a bathroom with large shower. All rooms can either be made up with a king size bed or two single beds. All linen and towels are provided, as are electric blankets for those colder, winter nights.
The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven, gas stove, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. All cutlery and crockery are also provided.
The kitchen opens in to an open plan living area with a fabulous freestanding log fireplace and sliding doors that open on to a private patio and braai area. The patio also provides spectacular views of the dam and the mountain behind.
* Kamberg Nature Reserve.
* Highmoor Nature Reserve.