Welcome to Qambathi 

boutique lodge - only 5 suites

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. 

The Lodge

Useful information and Booking Conditions 

Standard Cancelation Policy

30- 0 days prior to arrival : 100% cancellation fee of the total booking cost.  No shows : 100% cancellation fee of the total  cost. In the event of premature departure the full extent of the stay as originally booked and confirmed will be charged.

Temporary Cancellation Policy Amendment For    Coronavirus only 

In response to the increasing concerns about travelling during the recent coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, Qambathi Mountain Lodge has temporarily amended its cancellation policy to ensure guests can confidently book their holiday with more relaxed cancellation terms. 

1. Guests who decide not to travel or unable to because of the Covid-19 outbreak, and notify us 30 days or more prior to arrival, may cancel their booking free of charge. 

Guests who notify us within 30 days of their arrival, may amend their booking dates to another set of dates within two years of the arrival dates without penalties. If they choose to cancel their booking standard cancellation policy will apply. 

2. All cancellations and amendments will be individually reviewed and evaluated by Nadia and Stephen. We  will always try to be as accommodating and understanding as possible, especially with our international guests. The guests may be asked for proof that the cancellation/amendment is Covid related. 

Refunds of any sort incur a R200 banking and admin fee.


Deposits and Payments 


A deposit of 50% will secure your reservation. Deposits made to guarantee reservations are non-refundable. Balance of accommodation account is payable four weeks prior to date of guest's arrival.Refunds of deposits, pre-payments are at the discretion of management and are dependent on the availability to re-let the rooms.


Single occupancy supplement 

We don't have any! Just because you are traveling on your own, does not mean you should pay more. (solo travellers only) There is a small supplement of 30% for guests traveling together who prefers there own room. Each room has a max of 2 guests. 


Check in/out Times 

Check in from 14h00 - 20h00

Check out by 11h00
Please contact us for early check in and late check out options.


We are very proud to offer Qambathi as a adults only retreat, giving you even more peace and tranquility to relax. 16 + only. No age restrictions if booking the lodge on a exclusive / private hire.


Please note as we are a fully licenced premises it is not possible to consume your own alcohol on the property or your room. Corkage R100 (per bottle)  


With regret, we are not able to accommodate any pets. (Service Dogs are welcome) 

All rooms and Suites 


Camphor wood beds, which guarantees a very restful nights sleep, they are also known to keep misquotes away.  All rooms are non-smoking and have electric blankets, a hair dryer, a room safe, separate bath and shower with guest consumables, and tea and coffee making facilities.  We invite guests to enjoy absolute peace and  calm of the mountains. Our suites are built with pure relaxation in mind which is why tv's, and radio's are no where to be seen apart from in our function barn when the rugby is on  :-) wifi is available in our function room. 





Continental and cooked breakfast 

Electric blankets

Bathrobes and slippers

100% Natural guest amenities

Complimentary water

Sherry, tea and hand roasted coffee (in room)

Safe & Hairdryer

Fire place in Honeymoon Suite 





Day trips and activities 

R20.00pppn  conservation levy (payable on departure on final bill)




 Other Extras 


Laundry Service available on request

Free secure parking 

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

Full use of the main lodge  bar, pool and relaxation deck 

Dinner and Lunch

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 and Vegan options. Each night is a different set menu.  We kindly request 24 hours notice if you would like to join us for the 5 course dining experience. We ask this as we need as much notice as possible as we only stock fresh ingredients and our chef  needs a little time to prepare. Our 5 course dining experience is priced at R450 can can be pre selected at the time of booking. Or drop us a email or Whatsapp if you would like to book dinner. Dinner is served each night at  19h00 in  Summer 18h30 in Winter 

We are very pleased to now offer some great lunch and picnic options at Qambathi (no booking required)