Memel/NewCastle – Drakensbergkloof Game and Trout Chalet
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The Drakensbergkloof Game and Trout farm between Memel in the Free State and New Castle in KwazuluNatal is certainly one of the most beautiful nature, birding and flyfishing destinations in the world.

The farm nestles high in the foothills of Drakensberg mountain range in a spectacular gorge with majestic cliffs reaching to the sky, numerous waterfalls, beautiful indigenous trees, various game species and spectacular vistas – often only when the morning mist clears into a storybook dream. The real surprise is the Drakensbergkloof Chalet which is only reachable by means of a high clearance vehicle. (If you don’t have one, you simply park your car at the main farmstead and your hosts will take you to the chalet).

The narrow dirt road climbs and winds up and down the mountainside for almost 3 km along streams, cliffs and waterfalls to the thatched 4-bedroomed chalet anlongside a beautiful dam high in the mountain. The setting is perfect and idyllic against the backdrop of a seasonal waterfall and the spacious sundeck-jetty offers care-free relaxation, birding and fly-fishing.

NEW RELEASE! - new tented camp now also available on the same farm - see seperate web page

DRAKENSBERGKLOOF IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY THE CEO OF SPECIALIZED TOURISM & MARKETING SERVICES (FARMSTAY)
Perfect and idyllic setting high in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountain range
Perfect and idyllic setting high in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountain range
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Activities:
Fishing The dam at the chalet is regularly stocked with trout – and only catch and release is allowed -- except if arranged otherwise. (Fingerlings are reared in a dam at then main farmstead)

Game Viewing Guests will spot various game species on the drive to the chalet.

Bird Watching The dam and cliffs make for excellent birding and a large variety of feathered friends will be spotted from the chalet and sundeck. Fish Eagles and various other birds of prey will be spotted from time to time.

Hiking Trails Follow the dirt road on casual walks. The more adventurous are welcome to explore the whole area at own peril.

Other Activities Swim in the dam or rock pools. The farm has beautiful indigenous trees and is frequently visited by experts in the field.Visit the world-renowned Seekoeivlei Wetlands at Memel. The 2000 ha Seekoeivlei Wetlands -- listed as a Wetland of International Importance (RAMSAR) -- offers an estimated 350 bird species including many 'specials' and 15 Red Data listed species. At certain time of the year thousands of water birds congregate on the wetlands, and the grassland areas abound with bird life, making the area a true birding paradise. Scarce and endangered species such as the Wattled, Blue and Crowned Crane may be seen and sometimes roost together in the same part of the wetland. Special birds of the grasslands include Southern Bald Ibis, Blue Korhaan, Rudd's and Botha's Larks and Yellow-breasted Pipit.
 
Rates:
Season Single Double
In season R 0.00 R 280.00
Out season R 0.00 R 280.00
Add person R 280.00 R 280.00
Remarks: 2017 RATES: R280.00 pp per night. Rates are per person. Minimum rate per night R1 120.00 (4 persons). Children under 12 - R150. Long weekends minimum 3 nights & minimum of 6 adults - (R1680). December holidays rate minimum of 3 nights & minimum of 6 adults (R1680). Cleaning service additional – R70 per day - guests pay the maid directly in cash on daily basis. Once-off R50 admin levy per reservation

The thatched chalet is fully equipped for self-catering and accommodates 8 people in 4 bedrooms with 2 three-quarter beds each. There are two bathrooms, an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area with fire-place, a cozy pub. The sundeck-jetty is spacious for care-free relaxation and flyfishing. Bring your own canoes or rowing boats. Firewood supplied. No electricity – battery powered lights and gas fridge and geyser. No TV or cellular phone reception. No Pets allowed.

Minimum reservation 2 nights
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television No
Radio No
Heater No
Roof Fan No
Airconditioner No
One of the most beautiful nature, birding and fly fishing destinations
One of the most beautiful nature, birding and fly fishing destinations
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Nearest Town:
Memel
Distance: 24km
Police: Yes
Hospital: Yes
New Castle also 24 km

RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office hours: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
The Menu
Self-catering -- Firewood supplied The chalet is fully equipped for self-catering.

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Drakensbergkloof - 1100 ha
Farming Activities: Game, cattle, forestry and charcoal
Farm History: 

A bit about your hosts:
Gena and her husband George are your hosts. Your host Gena on the jetty (small pic) and bedroom with beautiful views (large)
Your host Gena on the jetty (small pic) and bedroom with beautiful views (large)
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How to get there:
Route map supplied when reservations are made

  Photo gallery

The spacious jetty (small pic) and cliffs at the waterfall behind the chalet (large pic
The spacious jetty (small pic) and cliffs at the waterfall behind the chalet (large pic
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   Inside the chalet with indoors fireplace for cold winter months
Inside the chalet with indoors fireplace for cold winter months
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