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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful area. Mountain walks are stunning. Such a relief to go to a backpackers where the emphasis is not on partying, pumping music until all hours. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly, simple. The accommodation is great. Clean and well organized with helpful staff. I was here last 15 years ago and nothing much has changed. Ed is there if you...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked to stay at Inkosana lodge for 2 nights but ended up staying for 5 nights. It is surrounded by nature. Such a beautiful relaxing place. You could sit under a tree and read a book whole day long or go for hikes from here. There is a backpackers area in the front and beautiful individual huts in the...

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Thank Genoa21
North London
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for 2 nights in January 2017. The chalet was ok, fairly clean. it was a pain to get there with our luggage though, as the car park was very far. It was extremely hot that day and it's a shame we could not use the pool as the water was completely full of algae. The shared kitchen...

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Thank pearNorthLondon
Edmund001, Owner at Inkosana Lodge, responded to this review

Well we are a backpackers , there has been some algae on the eco pool, people shrug it of and swim, it is better than chemicals . We do the dishes , maybe there was a bit if a rush, and if ghe matches disappeared we would happily have given you some if you had asked !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed here in between two long hikes that we did in the Drakensberg. The property was very clean and safe feeling, the owner Ed was very helpful in planning our next trekking itinerary. He also had a massive herb garden which was open to use. The facilities were clean and spacious, good Wifi, super laid back...

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Thank SkipyJon
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In December we stumbled upon this owner-friendly, affordable and clean backpackers. The views were truly breathtaking, the communal area pleasant, the shared kitchen convenient and the staff was very helpful. We stayed in a quaint double room rondawel with shared bathroom. The only regret we have - not discovering Inkosana sooner! Stay here, you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really liked this place. Great vegeterian food. Good help with finding out what was worth doing in the area and what trails that would suit us for that day and weather. Close to many different things and activities.

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Thank Adam P
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 22 January 2017

While the place was nice and clean, the owner treated us very poorly. He over-charged us and then processed the refund in an unprofessional and flippant way (even though it was his mistake). He was not interested in helping us with directions or suggestions at all, which was quite off-putting.

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Thank Julia W
Edmund001, Owner at Inkosana Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry you feel that way i remember the mistake I made and then another, we were so busy , I do my best for all my guests, always have , always will , and give better advice than any other place I know !

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Ed the owner is the most helpful man we meet in this area. Eating, hiking, driving routes, day trip planning - check in with him. The rooms were comfy, we stayed in a hut. The grounds are quite lovely. We arrived and a giant school group was also staying; but once settled into bed, we could hear nothing as the...

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Thank Erika K
Zimbabwe
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Just stayed at this upmarket Back packers, it is really lovely, very natiral and location is fabulous, hotel is spotless and food was very nice. Beautiful walks and friendly staff especially Carol. Really worth a visit, well priced.

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This is a Great place to stay! The huts are very Nice and clean, as Well as the bathroom facilities. Ed is really helpful and Will inform you of the nicest tours and help you book them. Breakfast and dinner are also Great! Would definitely stay here again!

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Wonderful vibe, views, garden, meals, reteat-like, pool, honest expert advice on whole mountain day walks and overnight trails , no hidden agendas, riding biking , canopy your, Bushmman art , battlefields , Boy's Choir, arts and crafts, Lonely Planet pick for the Drakensberg. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inkosana Lodge

Address: R600 Champagne Valley, Cathkin Park 3340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Cathkin Park
Price Range: $42 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“Something for everybody”
 of 5 bubbles anthonybM7161NX, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rondavels are probably quieter. We had the family room ensuite in the main building.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulChanguion, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The dorms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles 1745, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Go for walks in the area or a swim in the mountain poolos”
 of 5 bubbles 796elise, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“They have a mix of dorms, suites and private rooms - they were all lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles llwkali, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
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