iKhayalamafu Self Catering Cabins Drakensberg
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  • 1,400
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  • Property TypeApartments
  • Guests4
  • Rooms/Units2
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

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 from eradicated alien trees, 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 covered deck has a Weber barbecue and furniture for outside dining - we supply charcoal and firelighters - 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 to reach this breathtaking destination, so leave your Porsche at home, as well as the cares and stresses of the modern world.

Please Note:
We only offer 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

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Rooms & Rates

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

Ingwe Cabin

Self catering mountain cabin with fireplace in the bedroom, king bed, kitchen, bathroom with shower. Weber braai on deck. No TV, free WIFI. Covered parking. Eco friendly.

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

Inyoka Cabin

Self catering mountain cabin. One bedroom with fireplace and king size bed, bathroom with shower, kitchen and Weber on deck. Private and secluded. Eco friendly. Covered parking.;

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

Guest Reviews

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

Verified reviewexcellent

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

May 2018

Josephine Andersen (Roanoke VA, USA)

Verified reviewexcellent

Heaven on eafth. Most beatifull place. Accommodation very clean and comfortable. Friendly hosts always available to assist when needed. Very frendly Great Danes to come visit only to say a quich hallo. Entrance road and premises well maintained.

December 2017

Joey Opperman (Pretoria)

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 propertyEFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since April 2006

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