Wild Horses Lodge Hotel in Drakensberg

Wild Horses Lodge

5 Star Game Lodge at Amanzi Amakhulu, Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve, Harrismith, Free State, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeHotel
  • Guests8
  • Units/Rooms4

About Wild Horses Lodge

Located in the Northern Drakensberg in the Sterkfontein Nature Reserve at the foothills of the Drakensberg Escarpment, Wild Horses Lodge is the perfect location for a luxurious romantic getaway.

With its panoramic views of the majestic Platberg Mountain and the vast Sterkfontein Dam, the Lodge is a masterpiece of architectural design in local sandstone and offers luxury accommodation, exquisite cuisine and a variety of activities centred around the dam and the abundant wildlife of the reserve and mountains.

Conveniently situated halfway between Johannesburg and Durban and Bloemfontein, just 40 km from Harrismith and is close to many Drakensberg resorts, Wild Horses is the perfect place to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.


Wild Horses Lodge consists of an accommodation wing, a dining room which opens onto an extensive terrace, a lounge with private library and a well-stocked wine cellar. A Koi pond, rim-flow pool, rose garden and landscaped indigenous garden complete the picture.

Accommodation is offered on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis or the Lodge can be booked in its entirety for private functions. Smoking is not permitted in the rooms, bar, Guest Lounge or Dining Room, as in normal Drakensberg accommodation.

On Site Facilities

Those wanting to relax and savour the tranquility and beauty of the surrounds will not be disturbed. Bask in the sun at the rim-flow pool with its views over the expansive Sterkfontein Dam or indulge in a massage in your suite. Stroll around the indigenous garden or the extensive rose garden or watch the Koi glide through the cool waters of the pond.

The more energetic can choose from a host of on-site activities: hiking, boat cruises, horse riding, bird watching or fly fishing.

Every care has been taken to make your stay at Wild Horses as comfortable as possible and to provide outstanding facilities and amenities.
• The Dining Room offers a five star dining experience
• Massages can be booked by prior arrangement, are charged for separately, and take place in the privacy of the guest's suite or on our viewing deck
• The library has a good selection of novels and other reading material
• The guest lounge has underfloor heating, DSTV, Internet access and fax facility
• There is Wireless Internet connectivity and good cellphone reception


The Wild Horses Dining Room offers a truly magnificent dining experience. Vast folding doors open onto the expansive terrace to showcase panoramic views of the Sterkfontein Dam beyond the Lodge's landscaped indigenous gardens.

Inside the dining area, a reeded ceiling and fireplace create a cosy, rustic ambiance. Meals are served in the Dining Room or on the viewing deck. Wake up to a delicious Continental or full English breakfast, laze over a light lunch and indulge in a gourmet 3-course dinner. Afternoon cake and tea are served everyday overlooking the koi pond or in the luxury of your suite.

Guests are able to select their own bottle of wine from the Lodge's private wine cellar which is continually being added to as host Jon Hawkins is an avid collector.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


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  • ZAR 3900
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -28.498997
Longitude: 28.990801

Closest airport(s)
King Shaka International - 300km
OR Tambo International - 300km

Children policy
Children 12 years and older are welcome.

Listed on SA-Venues.com
April 2011 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

We were gracefully welcomed and shown our luxurious rooms. The beautiful and tranquil environment enhanced our peaceful sisters stay at the lodge . The...

Jenny Timol, Durban

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