Toplodge, Mont-aux-Sources Drakensberg Self-Catering Holiday Cottages


Self Catering at Toplodge Farm, Putterill Valley, Mont-Aux-Sources District, Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

About Toplodge

High in the Northern Drakensberg Mountains, between and above "the Cavern" and "Alpine Heath" resorts, midway between Durban and Johannesburg, Toplodge offers the ultimate getaway destination in a completely secluded mountain wildlife sanctuary accessible only by off-road 4X4 vehicles (or transfers provided free of charge), in beautiful natural surroundings - the perfect mountain wilderness experience for adults and children alike.

Self Catering Accommodation

Our three stone-and-thatch self-catering cottages are very private, charmingly appointed and beautifully comfortable. The first two ("Yellowwood" and Chestnut" cottages), have an open-plan ground floor comprising of lounge and fireplace, bedroom area fitted with queen-size bed and adjacent bathroom with spacious shower and hand basin, separate toilet and kitchenette, and an upstairs loft bedroom fitted with two single beds, bathroom with toilet and basin, and built in-cupboard. The third ("Teakwood cottage"), very similar in style but without the loft, is in a league of its own, enjoying complete privacy with 270 degree views from bedroom and lounge, and a covered built-in verandah and braai.

The design concept for all three cottages provides spaciousness, and the warmth and enchantment of a fireplace in your own bedroom, making chilly winter nights a unique experience! Each cottage is electrified, fitted with fridge and deep freeze, microwave oven, hob, outdoor braai, and fully equipped with linen, bath towels, cutlery and kitchen utensils – everything our guests could possibly need to make their stay a unique and comfortable experience.

Activities and Attractions

Toplodge offers unrivalled peace, tranquility and relaxation, stunning views, superb on-site walks in unspoilt natural surroundings including large tracts of indigenous forest, and our own gorge cascading crystal clear spring water, rock carvings, angling, and a wide variety of indigenous fauna and flora – a "birder's" paradise. Above all, Toplodge offers an opportunity for children and adults alike to enjoy these unique surroundings in complete privacy, seclusion and comfort.

For those with "itchy feet", within easy reach are a number of outdoor activities to choose from, including golf, horse riding, angling, mountain-climbing in the Royal Natal National Park, quad-biking, zip-lining and other adventure sports, as well as numerous restaurants, pubs and day-trips to a host of interesting places.

Accreditation & Memberships

Bushmans River Tourist Association (Drakensberg Experience)
Maloti Drakensberg Route

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Fireplace
  • International plug point(s)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)

Accreditations (as claimed by Toplodge)

Recommended on TripAdvisor

Price Range
Available on request

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -28.618799999333334
Longitude: 28.971197221555556

Closest airport(s)
King Shaka International - 300km
Ladysmith Airfield - 100km

Children policy
Children 6 years and older are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
December 2013 - 52 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Photographs cannot do this place justice. Stunning views from every window with an amazing feeling of isolation and peace. The units offer everything you...

Kim Wilson, JHB Travellers' Rating


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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

Credit cards are not accepted at the establishment. EFT payments only, at this time.

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