iKhayalamafu Self Catering Cabins Drakensberg
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  • Property TypeApartments
  • Guests4
  • Rooms/Units2
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

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iKhayalamafu is a highly recommended property providing self catering in Monks Cowl for tourists visiting the Drakensberg region.

About iKhayalamafu

iKhayalamafu - the ‘house in the clouds’
your private Drakensberg experience

We are high in the Monk’s Cowl Reserve of the beautiful central Drakensberg Mountains and closer to paradise than anywhere else in the Champagne Valley. Step from your cabin into the Ukhahlamba / Drakensberg World Heritage Site and walk beneath the dramatic Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle. Then enjoy the quiet and peace of the evenings far from civilization, with the sound of the stream flowing gently past your veranda.

You will love the seclusion and peace, and your cabin’s log fire will warm your soul. If you are looking for a romantic destination and you enjoy the majesty of the Drakensberg Mountains, this is the place for you. We have over 95 hectares of mountains, streams, spectacular waterfalls, and indigenous forests, covered by trails that are closed to the general public, but open to you, our guest.

The Cabins

Both cabins have a large double bedroom / lounge, with a cosy fireplace. We supply firewood harvested sustainably from our own indigenous forests, and make up the fire when we service your cabin each morning of your stay. Your kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, hob, microwave oven, crockery, pots and pans, cutlery, etc. Your outside deck has a covered barbecue and furniture for open-air dining — we supply wood and kindling — while your bathroom is luxuriously large and provided with linen and towels.

We do not accept children or pets, and each cabin takes only one couple.

We generate eco-friendly electricity from a combination of solar and hydro power. We are not hardwired into the national grid, and we do not have power cuts. The cool water comes from our fresh mountain streams; it is only out of the rock for five minutes when we capture and filter it. The only flavour it merits is good whisky.

You will drive a kilometre and a half into the wilderness along a single-track road to reach this breathtaking destination. Normal cars will make it up with no problem, but leave your low-slung car or low-profile tyres at home, as well as the cares and stresses of the modern world.

Please Note:
We offer only self-catering accommodation. We do not supply any food, not even breakfast. We are not able to accommodate any children under the age of 18. We have a strict ’no children' policy.


Not many get to experience these wonderful mountains close up. Whether it is raining, snowing, or gloriously sunny, be inspired by breathtaking scenery, friendly hospitality, and an unparalleled sense of place. Bring your hiking boots and your binoculars; look out for the buck, eagles, vultures, and other wonderful wildlife on our property; enjoy the sheer range of indigenous flowers and trees; gaze at the clear night sky with its dazzlingly bright stars; or simply put your feet up and chill out.

We look forward to your stay with us in this magical hideaway.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

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


  • Free Wi-Fi
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Flemish
  • French
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Ingwe Cabin

A self-catering Mountain cabin with a fireplace in the bedroom. The room has a King-size bed and bathroom with a shower. There is a kitchen, braai area on the deck, free WiFi and covered parking. Please note there is no TV.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Inyoka Cabin

A self-catering mountain cabin with a fireplace in the bedroom. The room has a King-size bed and bathroom with a shower. There is a kitchen, braai area on the deck, free WiFi and covered parking. Please note there is no TV.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

12 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

I can say just Excellent. Ricky and Paul are very kind and considerate. We can see the touches in all the small details.

August 2019


Verified reviewexcellent

Loved the hikes, the scenery, the peace, and even the dogs. Everything was perfect!

May 2018

Josephine Andersen (Roanoke VA, USA)

Need to Know

Child policyWe regret no children under the age of 18 years.

Closest airport(s)Durban International - 150km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 12h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyMastercard, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since April 2006

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