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

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.  With only a max of 10 guests - Privacy in guaranteed. Age policy of 16 + giving you extra tranquillity.




Continental & A La Carte Breakfast 

Electric blankets, heater and fan

Bathrobes and slippers

100% Natural and plastic free guest amenities

Complimentary water

Tea, filter Coffee and Sherry

Nespresso Machine

 Safe & Hairdryer

USB and wireless charger

 Ironing service

Blackout Curtains (Greenhouse & Stable Suite)

Free secure parking  

Aircon (except Farmhouse room)  


Drinks from the bar

Day trips and activities 

R20.00pppn conservation levy 


5 Course dinner

Laundry service


Complimentary Wifi is available in a single Wifi zone 

As a reminder there is currently no wifi available in the lodge rooms and Garden Suites.

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.  Qambathi offers some great lunch and picnic options (no booking required) 

Important booking information 

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. 

Insurance for cancellations 

Travel Insurance is highly recommend in the event your flight or travel is canceled due to changes in Covid19 regulations and you are not able to make your booking. Any good Travel Insurer will cover the cost of the cancellation 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 1 week prior to date of guest's arrival. Refunds of deposits, pre-payments & Postponements are at the discretion of the owners & are dependent on the availability to re-let the rooms. Refunds of any sort incur a R500 banking and admin fee.

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 supplement of 50% for guests traveling together who prefers there own room. 


Check in/out Times 

Check in from 14h00 | Check out by 11h00
Please contact us for early check in & 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 Fees do apply. 


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