South African Hotels

Three Tree Hill Lodge

near Spioenkop Game Reserve
South Africa
Hotel Type
Family, Leisure

The Three Trees at Spioenkop which is also known as Three Tree Hill Lodge is beautifully located in the scenic Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province.  This exclusive country retreat overlooks the Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve.  Owner managed, this 18 bedded lodge offers guests an ideal getaway for relaxation within the spectacular scenery of the Drakensberg where first class hospitality and delicious farm-style country cuisine can be enjoyed.

This four star, family-run country retreat serves as a suitable half way stop between Johannesburg and Durban, it is situated only 27 kilometers away from the N3 highway making it easily accessible.  With the magnificent Northern Drakensberg Mountains (world heritage site), the Anglo-Boer War Battlefields (Battles of Spionkop and Colenso), and the Anglo-Zulu War Battlefields (Battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift) in close proximity, the lodge is ideally set to explore the surrounding attractions.


The retreat offers three different accommodation options which consist of Standard Rooms, Family Suites and the stan alone Churchills Villa.  The Family Suite features a master bedroom with a fireplace and two walk-in closets, a folding door leads onto the verandah.  The kid's bedroom features a set of bunk beds and a single bed and can accommodate three children under the age of 12.  Complete with toys and books, the room's verandah leads to the outdoor sand pit.

Churchills is a stand alone, cottage style villa offering guests a spacious, open plan lounge and kitchen.  Through the ouble glass doors beautiful views of the Spioenkop Game Reserve can be admired.  The villa's deck overlooks the private swimming pool, the braai and the entertainment area below.  The living area features a modern kitchen which is ideal for guests who wish to prepare their own meals.   Suitable for honeymooners as well as families with teenagers or two couples travelling together, this cottage is not suitable for children under 8 years of age due to its high balustrade.

Room types:

  • Standard Rooms
  • Family Suites
  • Churchills.

Designed in a colonial feel, the comfortable rooms provide convenient amenities and features including coffee and tea making facilities, overhead fans and wall panel heaters.  From the private decks, beautiful vistas of Spioenkop and the game-rich valley below can be admired.  One might even be able to see a giraffe or rhino wandering by.

Standard Room features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Overhead fans
  • Wall panel heaters
  • Private deck
  • Bathroom amenities.


The lodge's swimming pool area and the viewing deck offer guests a welcoming place for relaxation.  The main living area features an open-plan design, with large double doors leading onto the outside verandah.  During the cooler winter months, an open log fire and coal stove offer a warm and cosy atmosphere. 

Separated from the lounge by a fireplace, the dining room offers a communal table where guests enjoy the most delicious meals.  Buffet breakfasts as well as hearty lunches are served outside on the viewing deck or on the verandah.  The dinners are offered as a set menu with three courses followed by cognac or port in front of the fireplace or outside under the clear, star studded sky.


  • Viewing deck
  • Open log fire
  • Swimming pool
  • Dining room
  • Lounge.


Located on 1,300ha of scenic foothills in the Drakensberg, nature walks on the estate invite for wonderful walks and hikes.  The marked trails are between 2 - 6 km in length.  With its abundance of bird life, visitors have the chance to see, amongst others, the Cape  Vultures, White-bellied bustards, Lanner Falcons, Buff Streaked Chats and Fairy Flycatchers which reside here. 

Mountain bikes are available to guests.  Biking trails are on the property whilst more challenging trails can be found nearby.  Exciting walking safaris with Rhino tracking can be arranged in the neighbouring Spioenkop Game Reserve.


  • Swimming
  • Walking and hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain biking
  • Game walks and Rhino tracking
  • Horse riding.

Nearby activities and attractions

This country lodge offers ideal access to The uKhahlamba National Park which used to be called the Royal Natal National Park, to Cathedral Peak and to the beautiful Champagne Valley which lie in the Northern Drakensberg.  Home to the largest collection of rock art in the world, this area is a fantastic playground for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy walking, hiking and mountain biking.

Nearby activities and attractions:

  • Mountain hiking in the Drakensberg
  • Drakensberg Canopy Tours
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • White Water Rafting (Nov – May only)
  • Adventure Centre
  • San Rock Art Exploration
  • Reptile Centre
  • Helicopter trips
  • Golf
  • The Old Voortrekker Pass
  • Battlefield Tours
  • Drakensberg Boys Choir.

Below detailed information about the Three Tree Hill Lodge is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Alarm clock radio
  • Bedside table
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Double bed
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Terrace
  • Underfloor Heating

  • Swimming
  • Walking and hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain biking
  • Game walks and Rhino tracking
  • Horse riding.

  • Bar
  • Breakfast boma
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Lounge
  • Open Air Boma
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Basic first aid assistance
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porters
  • Safety deposit box
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms

Double Room

The Lodge has six standard rooms that come with tea/coffee making facilities, overhead fans and 3/4 twin beds however doubles can be available on request. Each room has its own private viewing deck, which offers amazing views of the valley below and Spioenkop towering over the reserve.

Single Room R2990
Double Room R4580

Twin Room

The Lodge has six standard rooms that come with tea/coffee making facilities, overhead fans and 3/4 twin beds however doubles can be available on request. Each room has its own private viewing deck, which offers amazing views of the valley below and Spioenkop towering over the reserve.

Single Room R2990
Double Room R4580

Family Suite

This Family Room has two separate bedrooms with one including a spacious walk-in closet and a fireplace. The other room, which is ideal for the children, has a single bed as well as a set of bunk beds. It comes complete with a kit full of toys & cabinet full of books, which leads out onto the same verandah & play area with a sandpit. This Family Suite also has a fully equipped bathroom.

Single Room R6200
Double Room R6200


The Churchill Suite is a stand-alone cottage-style villa which offers a spacious open plan kitchen and lounge. Guests can relax and enjoy lovely views of the surrounding area from the outside deck which overlooks the swimming pool area below.


This room type has two separate bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. One room includes twin extra length single beds and the second has an extra length queen-size bed.


The Churchills are ideal for families with older children, or honeymooners however it is not suitable for children under eight years old because of its high balustrade.

Single Room R10750
Double Room R10750

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -28.661648

Longitude: 29.487025


O.R. Tambo International Airport
O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627
3 h 26 min without traffic This route has tolls.

Get on R24 from To Parking Rd and Exit 46 3 min (1.8 km)
Follow N3 to N11/R616 in KwaZulu-Natal. Take exit 230 from N3 3h ( 347 km)
Continue on R616 to your destination 21 min (24.2 km)

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