Welcome to Qambathi 
Boutique Nature lodge | only 5 Rooms | Private Nature Reserve | Adults Only | 4 Star 

We are an owner run adult only 4 star boutique lodge and nature reserve nestled in the heart of Kamberg Valley, Drakensberg, part of the beautiful Midlands Meander.

Qambathi has a magical atmosphere and it is a truly romantic setting surrounded by Drakensberg mountains and valleys.  Excellent service supports the superb cuisine and is sure to turn any day into a fairytale experience. Great care has been taken to create unique and inspiring luxury accommodation, where you can sink into total comfort of meticulously designed rooms defined by a blend of nature's colours and contemporary use of natural materials with luscious textures.

A total of only five suites makes Qambathi a very personal and stress free oasis. The garden rooms have their own private decks with hanging chairs overlooking the gardens and mountain. The Chill Lounge and Pool Deck area offer panoramic views, ideal to enjoy a late afternoon sundowner or to simply relax in the sun.

Enjoy the Qambathi forest trail taking you deep into one of the last remaining indigenous forests in the Kamberg valley or a casual walk on the existing game trails to enjoy the beautiful views where zebra and  blesbok keep you company. 

Qambathi can accommodate up to 10 guests, and is perfect for a small groups such as family reunions, company retreats, or just  friends getting together. Please contact us to book Qambathi exclusively. 



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Sink into total comfort of the meticulously designed rooms defined by a blend of natural colours and contemporary use of natural materials with luscious textures. Great care has been taken to create unique inspiring luxury with 3 superior garden suites and 2 luxury lodge rooms



Five Course Dining Experience 

Dinner is a delicious 5 course affair with no effort or expense spared to give our guests a memorable dining experience. We proudly offer amazing Vegetarian, Vegan & Halaal options 

Romantic Picnics

Are you ready to pop the big question to the love of your life? Our Romantic picnics have been custom-designed to ensure an unforgettable experience

Wine Cellar 


The only thing we throwback on Thursdays is a glass of wine and so should you :) We are very proud to stock KZN's very own Abingdon's Estate wines

Lodge Pool Deck


If you're not in a mood for a hike simply relax by the pool, drink in hand and all :)

Daily Housekeeping


Because you don't want to worry about tidying when you're away.  

Free Wifi


By design, complimentary Wifi is available in a single Wifi zone, given you time and space to truly switch off and relax

Boma Fire


Or as we like to call it,  bush TV. Is there a better way to spend an evening than around a fire with good wine and a good story to listen to

Qambathi Reserve


Spot the animals on Qambathi Nature Reserve or simply relax in the garden listening to the birds and the stream



Join our Yoga Teacher, Nadia  for a private yoga session. No experience required and no, you don't have to be flexible


Weddings & functions


Photo gallery



Things to do

Wine Tasting


Never say no to your mum and to a glass of wine, is our life's motto. We can arrange a tasting of some of our favourite wines as well as wine,  cheese and food pairings

Kamberg Rock Art Centre


Just a short drive from Qambathi takes you to Kamberg Rock Art Centre where you can admire the ancient San Bushmen Cave Paintings and learn about their history and culture



At Qambathi Nature Reserve we are joined by  Red Hartebeest, Bushbok, Springbok, Blesbok, Serval, Impala Porcupine, Mongoose, Zebra, and much, much more

Trout fishing


Enjoy those long peaceful hours by the water casually sipping beer? Or maybe you're just looking for an excuse to get away from the wife for a few hours. Whatever your reason trout fishing in the Midlands is THE THING to do

Helicopter ride

Set in The Little Berg mountain range with the Little Mooi River running through, Glengarry’s 9-hole, par 33 golf course is great fun. It’s challenging design brings all that nature has to offer into play while the neat fairways and greens run true

Mountain Biking

If you're feeling adventurous hop on a mountain bike and take a ride up the mountain. Check out Glengarry for a  awesome biking trail

Birds Safari


So, apparently twitching is not just being restless in your seat but also bird watching. Get your binoculars and your bird book ready. We are proud to host the Yellow Breasted Pipit and Bearded Vulture

Horse Riding 


Join us to experience a soul-restoring horseback trail in the heart of Kamberg Valley surrounded by the Drankensberg on the back of beautiful Appalloosa horses. 

From candle dipping and cheese tasting to fishing and golf, there is a world of adventure and leisure on your doorstep. If you need to slow down and enjoy the finer things of life - then the Meander waiting for you

Sani Pass

The mother of all South African mountain passes, take a self drive if you dare or book a Sani Pass tour

Picnics and Romantic Dinners

Private romantic picnic by the stream or a romantic private dinner- nothing is a problem just ask us in advance


Discover the magic of the night skies far from the light pollution and enjoy views of the Milky Way and far behond

Yoga and Meditation

Join Nadia who is also a Yoga Teacher for a private yoga session. No experience required and no, you don't have to be flexible

Midlands Meander

A helicopter flying experience is guaranteed to leave you feeling sky-high, so take an exhilarating flight amongst the soaring peaks of the Drakensberg 


Copper Pot Spa at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse is just around the corner, offering a professional in-house therapist who is qualified to pamper you with all the necessary treatments to relax or rejuvenate you.

What our guest's are saying

Made it back to Durban safe and early.

Thank you so much for hosting me at Qambathi. I felt like a Queen everything was amazing, from when I got to my room, to the food, to the hike…Spectacular !!! Thank you so much for the letter on my bed last night🤍 Wishing you all the best and take care

Ms Londiwe Mbuli 

June 2022


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