Spionkop Lodge

Safari Lodge | KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa Spionkop Lodge is in the historic battlefields region in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. It is an ideal base from which to explore the history of the region and the imposing grandeur of the Drakensberg.

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The area is famous for its historical importance and is a national heritage site. Legendary figures like Winston Churchill and Mahatma Gandhi spent time here.

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Highlights & What to Expect

  • The highlight when staying at Spionkop Lodge is the historic tours given by highly educated and enthusiastic guides, who mesmerize guests with their intricate knowledge of the battle that took place there.
  • One of the bloodiest and most significant battles of the Anglo-Boer War - the battle of Spioenkop occurred near the lodge.
  • Birdwatching enthusiasts could spot rare species like the large-wattled crane, cape griffon, and Cape Parrot, to name a few.
  • Game viewing is conducted in the reserve where many plains game species and the rare white rhino can be viewed.
  • Other activities in the area include horse riding and hiking.

Location & Setting

It is located in the Spioenkop Nature Reserve alongside the Spioenkop dam in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The closest town is Winterton. Historic buildings have been beautifully restored to provide visitors comfortable accommodation and magnificent mountain backdrops. Reaching Spionkop is an overland journey of three hours and forty minutes from Johannesburg and two and a half hours from Durban.


Guests can stay in full-board lodge rooms or self-catering cottages. Eight lodge rooms are available, each sleeping two guests in either twin or double beds. Every room has a fan, heater, private patio, and an en suite bathroom with a separate bath and shower. The two self-catering cottages - Acacia and Aloe Cottage – feature gorgeous stonework by a Scottish stone mason.


Central areas feature a dining room, lounge, and pub. The lodge houses an extensive collection of war books providing detailed information on the battlefields and battles of the Anglo-Boer and Angol Zulu Wars. Water features surround a natural rock pool, and various short hiking trails capture the natural grandeur of the area.






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Game Drives

Bird Watching

Bush Walks

Culture Tours