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Three Tree Hill Lodge

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Surrounded by the Drakensberg Mountains, overlooking a secluded valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve and in the lee of the famous hill, Spioenkop, lies Three Tree Hill Lodge.


Three Tree Hill Lodge at a Glance

  • 6 x Luxury en-suite rooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Main dining and sitting room with a spacious veranda and game viewing deck

The Lodge has been built on a hillside amongst the striking Aloe Spectabilis and the Paperbark Acacia with views that inspired a guest to write ‘Africa at its finest!’. It overlooks the Spioenkop Game Reserve, where white rhino, giraffe, zebra, eland, kudu, numerous smaller antelope can be seen, perhaps even from your bath! 270 bird species from Cape Vultures and Lanner Falcons to Buff Streaked Chats and Fairy Flycatchers have been recorded in the area.

Three Trees at Spioenkop comprises six luxury en-suite rooms (five with twin three beds and one with a king size bed all equipped with roof fans, heaters, down duvets and the finest linen), a swimming pool, a main dining and sitting room with a spacious veranda and game viewing deck.

Our flagship tours are the Battles of Spioenkop and Colenso together with Churchill's capture at Chieveley.

Breakfast is at 7:45 and the tour departs at 08:30 to this breathtaking hilltop battlefield where this most compelling story, in which Winston Churchill, Louis Botha and Mahatma Ghandi played a part, is told.

The tour returns in time for lunch, approximately four hours later.

Colenso And Churchill’s Capture
After lunch (at approx. 14:30), the tour departs for the site of Winston Churchill’s capture, this incident and his subsequent escape propelled him onto the political stage in Britain. The tour then proceeds to the Battle of Colenso, where Gen. Sir R. Buller suffered his first defeat in his attempt to relieve Ladysmith. Seven Victoria Crosses were won in a courageous attempt to save the guns.

Walks and horse riding: Guests can take themselves off on walks (no dangerous game) or be accompanied by a staff member if they would like something more adventurous. Horse rides are also available, although not suitable for beginners. Both walks and rides offer breathtaking views of the Drakensberg Mountains and Spioenkop Game Reserve - with excellent rhino sightings and more than 270 bird species.

Hiking: The lodge offers great access to the Royal Natal National Park, Cathedral Peak and the Champagne Valley.

Spioenkop Game Reserve: Guests can visit and drive around or horse ride in the Spioenkop Game Reserve.

Relaxation: Simply relax around the pool, on the deck or on the verandah enjoying the space and tranquillity.

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