The Zulu Hut and Inkunzi Cave Self-catering in Drakensberg

The Zulu Hut and Inkunzi Cave

Self Catering at 8 Highlands, R600 Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

About The Zulu Hut and Inkunzi Cave

Situated in the foothills of the Central Drakensberg mountains, in the beautiful Champagne Valley, are three totally unique self-catering units. Inkunzi Cave has a San theme, with rock art and carvings on the walls. The Zulu Hut has an African theme and is decorated in true Zulu style and Diddly Squat has a "squatter" theme!

Overlooking the Drakensberg World Heritage site and neighbouring the world famous Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School, you will be guaranteed a peaceful, serene and safe break away from the city. Relax with sundowners in the attached rock pools as you take in the stunning views of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak. You will be hosted by local artist, Steve Bull and his wife, Estelle, who live in the main house. You will be invited into Steve’s studio to view his amazing artwork.

Each of the three units has a braai facility and is completely private from the main house and other units. Roads are tarred all the way. The area boasts several places of interest, as well as shops, restaurants and loads of adventure activities. We are situated only 2.5 hours from Durban and 4 hours from Johannesburg.

The pools on the property are not fenced and as a result children who cannot swim are not accommodated.

Self Catering Accommodation

Inkunzi Cave:
Inkunzi Cave has a rock finish inside and out, with rock art and carvings on the walls, ensuring a real “bushman” experience. It is fully equipped for self-catering, with a cooker, microwave, fridge, electric fireplace heater, DStv and sound system. The lounge / kitchen area has a double sleeper couch and separate toilet and “rock” shower, and the main bedroom has a toilet and amazing rock bath.

The large rock pool adjoins the cave which makes it unsuitable for families with toddlers or very young children. It sleeps 2 couples comfortably although it only has one separate bedroom. Uninterrupted views of the mountains and the surrounding hills are amazing.

The Zulu Hut:
The Zulu Hut is like a traditional 'mud' hut, but the additional bathroom and large double shower are done in a unique rock finish. It has a cooker,fridge, TV, microwave and electric fireplace heater. Lie on the bed in the separate bedroom and watch the mountain change to a champagne colour as the sun rises. There is a double sleeper couch, as well as a suspended single bed, in the lounge / kitchen area. This is ideal for families with children. There is a lovely little splash pool outside the hut.

Diddly Squat:
Our third unit, Diddly Squat, is ideal for couples wanting to experience something really different. It has a double bed in a bed-sit style single room, with shower and toilet. The most exciting feature is the old wood stove for cooking, although there is also a 2-plate gas cooker and a large fridge. There’s no TV so bring along your laptop with lots of movies. As you lie in bed, or sit in the 'kitchen', you’ll be able to see Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak perfectly through the window. There’s also a small splash pool outside where you can cool down after your hike up the mountain! Enjoy a 'budget' style stay at real budget prices.

Please Note:
There are no credit card facilities available.

Attractions and Activities

• Drakensberg Canopy Tour
• Four Rivers Rafting with quads, archery, zipline etc
• Champagne Castle Adventure Centre with abseiling, king swing, paintball etc
• Helicopter flips at Dragon Peaks
• Mountain biking trails
• Hot air ballooning

Place of Interest:
• Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre
• Drakensberg Boys’ Choir
• KwaZulu Weavers and Candles
• Deon’s Honey Products
• Valley Bakery Art Gallery
Spioenkop Nature Reserve (45km)
• Glamosa Glass Factory (40km)
• Didima Rock Art Centre (90km)
• Creative Metal Works

• Mountain biking
• Golf courses
• Tennis, bowls
• Horse riding
• Fishing
• Hiking

Eating Out:
• Dragon’s Rest
• Monk’s Cowl Restaurant
• Thokozisa Centre
• Drakensberg Sun Hotel
• Champagne Sports Resort
• Valley Bakery
• Cabbage Tree Coffee Shop
• The Waffle Hut
• Champagne Castle Hotel

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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
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Video player

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -29.02993055488889
Longitude: 29.436224999666667

Closest airport(s)
King Shaka International - 300km
Pietermaritzburg Airport - 150km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome under adult supervision, parents to please note that the establishment has an unfenced swimming pool.

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

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on
August 2013 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Drakensberg is incredibly beautiful and our stay (we were a party of five) in the Zulu Hut, Inkunzi Cave and Diddly Squat Eco Abode was amazing. Having...

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