iKhayalamafu is rated 5/5 by SA-Venues.com visitors (11 reviews)


Self Catering at Monk's Cowl Nature Reserve, Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, 3340, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

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Showing 11 reviews (ordered by date of stay, most recent appearing first)

December 2017


Review by Joey Opperman (Pretoria)

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.

October 2017


Review by Mia Van Den Heever (Johannesburg)

Will definitely go back again everything was just perfect!

September 2017


Review by Carolyn Thompson (Gravenhurst Uk)

We enjoyed an exceptionally relaxed and unique few days at our generous and hospitable hosts, Ricky and Paul's superb hideaway cabin with magnificent views. Some gentle hiking up to the Sphinx. Time spent relaxing on the deck with books and Braais. Roaring fires at night and a cosy electric blanket to lull us to sleep. Well equipped kitchen. Cannot recommend this gem enough. Thank you.

June 2017


Review by Johan Roscherr (Johannesburg)

Extremely neat and wel equiped kitchen. Fireplace with plenty of wood.
Braai outside with charcoal and firelighters.
Love king size bed with electric blankets.
Good quality linen.
If you need to get away from the city, this is the place to go with with hiking trails and water falls.
Great hospitality!
5 - star plus!!!!

October 2016


Review by David Fischer (Wollongong)

My wife and I had a wonderful time at iKhayalamafu. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys mountain walks and beautiful scenery. The cabin was excellent and well equipped. Birdlife was good and we saw many species from the balcony. Ricky and Paul were helpful and provided us with information about the tracks and the local area.

August 2016


Review by Colleen Butcher (Johannesburg)

Absolutely wonderful experience. The hosts are warm and welcoming. The cabin is charming with a fire place already set up, lots of wood, and even warm dressing gowns ! Hiking trails just outside the back door. We had no problem with the road.
Many thanks again to Paul and Ricky. We will definitely return.

August 2015


Review by Patrice (Baltimore, Maryland USA)

Beautiful cabin, warm hosts, stunning views, fabulous hiking trails. The bed is luxuriously comfy and is close to fireplace, the kitchen is well-appointed, the shower is lovely, and the deck is perfect for star-gazing. If you can tear yourself away from this gem of a private reserve, highly recommend venturing out to the Portuguese restaurant, and the Wednesday afternoon Drakensberg Boys Choir concert is a great experience. Couldn't have been happier here!

September 2014


Review by Duncan Prince (Durban)

WOW! What an amazing place.. It was by far the BEST weekend in the drakensburg that I have ever experienced. Thank you so very much for making our weekend so very special.

The roads are absolutely fine! I don't understand why people are complaining so much (must be people who have never driven off a tar road before, or perhaps never been out of their house!) I have an old mazda sting, and had no problems on the WELL MAINTAINED road. the bridge part was exciting, the path very clear.

Apart from the top-quality service and warm welcome, the scenery is just breathtaking. 2 meteres from your doorstep you enter world class trails. If you love hiking, mountains, fresh waterfalls that you can just drink from, amazing night skies for the astronomers, and the friendliest birds that actually ate nuts out of my hand.

This is my favourite spot. with only 2 cabins (AMAZING CABINS), you feel like you are the only one in the bush. with no fear or worry about anything, you can leave your front door open knowing that you are in a safe place.

I recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a peaceful and majestical getaway. you won't find hiking trails that come close to these.. seriously, it made my heart so sad to leave that place. can't wait to go back again!


November 2010


Review by Michael Van Den Berg (Fochville)

Had a wonderful time!!!
Would strongly recommend for a weekend or even a week away

January 2010


Review by Sandy & Brian (Sarasota, FL USA)

This has to be one of the most incredible places to stay in the berg. It was perfect. The service was impeccable; the cabin had everything we needed and more and was spotless & soooo comfortable. The privacy was much appreciated too! The location is incredible and we climbed to the top of Sterkhorn which was magnificent. We had such a memorable stay...Left many footprints, took lots of memories and stunning photographs... Grateful thanks to Paul and Ricky Brogan!

May 2008


Review by Josephine Andersen (Roanoke VA, USA)

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

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -29.053833333333333
Longitude: 29.395499999666665

Closest airport(s)
Durban International - 150km

Children policy
We regret no children under the age of 18 years.

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

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April 2006 - 11 Reviews

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