The Zulu Hut and Inkunzi Cave Self-catering in Drakensberg
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  • Property TypeResort
  • Guests8
  • Rooms/Units3
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

The Zulu Hut and Inkunzi Cave is a highly recommended property for self catering in Champagne Valley for tourists visiting the Drakensberg region.

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!

Self Catering Accommodation

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.

Please see the individual unit descriptions with photographs below, to assist you with your choice.

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

The Area

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.

Features you'll appreciate

  • wifi
  • air-con
  • swimming
  • kitchen
  • braai / bbq
providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Heater(s)
  • 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)

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
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Rooms & Rates

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

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. Uninterrupted views of the mountains and the surrounding hills are amazing.

  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Safe for valuables

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

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.

  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Safe for valuables

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

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.

  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Safe for valuables

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

11 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We loved our stay in the Cave. The views were stunning and the Cave was sooo well equipped for all living, cooking and Barbecuing! It also has an amazing bath.

April 2023

Molly Q. (United Kingdom)

Verified reviewexcellent

Inkunzi Cave My wife, Sonette, and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary by spending a wonderful few days in the self catering unit Inkunzi Cave in the central Drakensberg. It is situated in the Cathkin Peak area of the Champagne Valley, a few of kilometers past the Drakensberg Boys Choir Campus. The "Cave" is hand crafted by the owner and wonderful hosts, artist Steve Bull and his wife, Estelle. For all intents and purposes it looks like a real cave (with windows) inside and out. The Interior is decorated with sculptures and paintings by Steve, even the shower looks and feels like a waterfall. The views from the cave is awesome, constantly changing as the light changes and faint sounds of a small river at the bottom of the valley adding to the ambiance. There is also a private braai area and a rock pool styled swimming pool with the water inlet being a small waterfall. The next place better than Inkunzi Cave can only be heaven . . . We also attended a Wednesday afternoon concert by the Drakensberg Boys Choir, a certain 'must do' item. In a radius of approximately 10km there is a Reptile Park, Falcon Ridge, glider flights, an Adventure Park for items like absailing and ziplining and some restaurants. A little further, some 25km, there is hot-air ballooning available at Winterton. What more can I say . . . AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME . . .

February 2023

Johan d. (Scottburgh)

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  • Property listed on since August 2013

Need to Know

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

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

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

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

Payment methods accepted by the property EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since August 2013

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