Framed against the spectacular backdrop of the majestic Drakensberg mountain peaks, Riverbend Chalets sit quietly on the banks of the Umzimkulu River in the gorgeous Drakensberg Garden Hotel grounds. An area of unbridled natural beauty; a rare gem that recreates itself with the passing of each season. The lush rolling hills come alive with wildlife during the summer and are transformed by a blanket of white when snow dusts the ‘Dragon’s Back’. Breathtaking!
A firm favourite since 1989 and totally refurbished in 2011, the luxurious chalets are the ideal location from which to discover this world heritage destination. Relax by the pool, stroll through the immaculate gardens or let swing on the 18-hole golf course, the choice is yours – the only rule is to enjoy oneself.
If you love thrills and spills, you can take a mountain bike out and explore – 12kms of track winds its way beneath a canopy of pine trees. Kayaking on the resort dam is a great way to unwind, but then so is sampling the culinary delights of the many superb restaurants in the area. And, of course, there’s nothing quite like watching the sun gently sink below the horizon as you sip your first sundowner of the evening.
Climbing the Rhino Horn is an epic adventure. A nine-hour climb, it is definitely not for the faint-hearted, but the views are breathtaking and the experience unforgettable. If you can handle it, it is a must do!
If you’re after a natural holiday experience, then naturally you have to stay at Riverbend Chalets.