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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ed is an amazing host, such attention to detail & friendly. The lodge is simple but comfortable & has a lovely location with awesome views of the mountains. The food is lovely but there are also fully equipped kitchens.

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thank you kindly

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place, Ed the host is extremely helpful. We stayed in one of the en-suite huts kitchen facilities and barbecue to hand. The swimming pool is fabulous. If you are self catering I would recommend shopping in Winterton if you require fresh meat, otherwise the local store is okay

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great hostel. It's definitely for outdoors people looking to hike in central drakensberg. It is such a beautiful place, with awesome views of the mountains, space for campers, dorms, and private huts. In the beginning the owner, Ed, seemed a bit rushed and didn't give us much of his time to explain hikes in the region, but the...

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived here having left the horror of amphitheatre backpackers. We were blown away by the beauty! The owners were incredibly friendly and very knowledgable and experienced. We only booked 2 nights but decided to spend the rest of our stay in the drakensbergs here as we loved it so much! A real 'natural' feel. We borrowed climbing books and...

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Beautiful area. Mountain walks are stunning. Such a relief to go to a backpackers where the emphasis is not on partying, pumping music until all hours. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly, simple. The accommodation is great. Clean and well organized with helpful staff. I was here last 15 years ago and nothing much has changed. Ed is there if you...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We booked to stay at Inkosana lodge for 2 nights but ended up staying for 5 nights. It is surrounded by nature. Such a beautiful relaxing place. You could sit under a tree and read a book whole day long or go for hikes from here. There is a backpackers area in the front and beautiful individual huts in the...

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North London
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We stayed there for 2 nights in January 2017. The chalet was ok, fairly clean. it was a pain to get there with our luggage though, as the car park was very far. It was extremely hot that day and it's a shame we could not use the pool as the water was completely full of algae. The shared kitchen...

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Edmund001, Owner at Inkosana Lodge, responded to this review

Well we are a backpackers , there has been some algae on the eco pool, people shrug it of and swim, it is better than chemicals . We do the dishes , maybe there was a bit if a rush, and if ghe matches disappeared we would happily have given you some if you had asked !

Reviewed 9 February 2017

My girlfriend and I stayed here in between two long hikes that we did in the Drakensberg. The property was very clean and safe feeling, the owner Ed was very helpful in planning our next trekking itinerary. He also had a massive herb garden which was open to use. The facilities were clean and spacious, good Wifi, super laid back...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

In December we stumbled upon this owner-friendly, affordable and clean backpackers. The views were truly breathtaking, the communal area pleasant, the shared kitchen convenient and the staff was very helpful. We stayed in a quaint double room rondawel with shared bathroom. The only regret we have - not discovering Inkosana sooner! Stay here, you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Really liked this place. Great vegeterian food. Good help with finding out what was worth doing in the area and what trails that would suit us for that day and weather. Close to many different things and activities.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wonderful vibe, views, garden, meals, reteat-like, pool, honest expert advice on whole mountain day walks and overnight trails , no hidden agendas, riding biking , canopy your, Bushmman art , battlefields , Boy's Choir, arts and crafts, Lonely Planet pick for the Drakensberg. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inkosana Lodge

Address: R600 Champagne Valley, Cathkin Park 3340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Cathkin Park
Price Range: ₹ 1,815 - ₹ 3,306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“We had a hut with en suite but the room with en suite is much bigger if you like more space.”
R0wenaG, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Something for everybody”
anthonybM7161NX, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rondavels are probably quieter. We had the family room ensuite in the main building.”
PaulChanguion, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The dorms are excellent”
1745, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Go for walks in the area or a swim in the mountain poolos”
796elise, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
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