40 km of scenic farming and forests leads to Kululapa, above the Karkloof, KZN - surrounded by fauna and flora of the afromontane indigenous forest, the tension of city noise, is replaced by a green world of trees, ferns, moss, jungle vines & silence! no not dull dead, but alive with sounds & sights & wonders of purpose and peace. Here is space and time to breathe, to adventure, to listen to others and yourself, networking with the connecting force of family and friends, to declutter and refocus. Indulge in birding, hiking, adrenaline induced mountain biking or memories that take you back in this child-friendly, fantasy world of barefoot running, butterflies, frogs and imagination unlimited. Take a walk in our vibrant indigenous forest, swim at private waterfalls or cuddle around roaring campfire as the evening mist rolls in. Spend an hour or a day along a cool mountain stream. Courage and adventure mingle when you fly down the 220mtr zipline (foefie slide) or dive under the vibrant massaging waters of Hippo-hollow waterfall, where children can play in the shallow water (our swimming pool), build a dam wall, picnic on the banks or send stick boats swirling on to their own adventures where, if you could follow, you would see it shoot over the thundering Jumpfalls’ past the banks of arums, clivia & pincushions surrounded by ferns galore or moss ladened rocks heading on to who knows where.
Spend some green time waiting to see or hear over 100 bird species - Eagles - Fish/Crowned/Long-Crested, the Narina Trogon, Buff-Spotted Flufftail, Black-Backed Puffback, Orange Ground Thrush, Chorister Robin, Wood & Barn Owls, Sunbirds x 5, Twinspot and at very rare times the Cape Parrot flying over with their noisy squalk and haphazard flight, this is a Birder’s & Tweeter’s delight. Or converse with the shy and elusive Samango apes that come to sun themselves in the trees overhead. Comfortable, adequately equipped, self-catering accommodation is available. A cottage for 2-4 (Birdsong) and a bunkbed style country house (The Lapa), with open plan downstairs and three bedrooms upstairs (20) beds and room to overflow onto mattresses in the upstairs beanbag area. This is the place for muddy walking boots or ‘takkies’, mountain bikes and back packs - suntan cream and warm jackets all in one day.