Out & About


Horse Riding 
River Activities
Wild Trout Fishing @ Amazian
Mountain River Lodge
The Umnzimkulu River offers great wild trout fishing with both brown and rainbow trout
The river is closed for fishing between may and sept each year
 **** Please bring your own Rod*****
-Boating and Tubing on the River are offered free of charge
- Walks and Trails (Drakensberg Fauna and Flora)  upto 6hrs walks
- Walks of 1.5 Hours @ Amazian Mountain River Lodge 
From mid Jan each year there are several types of orchids accross our 60ha property which flower..
 Astronomy is offered in the winter months which makes a great treat to see the Southern Cross etc.

Hikes and Trails in the surroundings of Amazian Mountain River Lodge



Cobham reserve together with Vergelegen forms one management section of 52 000 ha. Cobham has a number of caves and can be reached 3 to 5 hrs walks from the main offices. With its pristine grasslands and beautiful scenery, looking up at the famous Giant’s cup and Sani’s Pass on the escarpment, Cobham relatively unspoilt, offers many day and overnight walks including Sani’s Pass.

Open: (1 Oct – 31 March): 5am – 7pm

(1 April – 30 September): 6am – 6pm





Lotheni Camp

Lotheni (covers 3984 ha),  is situated in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, the exceptional natural landscape also has many cave shelters, delightful walks/hikes, climbs and mountain biking in designated areas, to suits everyone’s fitness level and capabilities. Picnics are very popular and Lotheni has a very good swimming spot at Cool Pools near a spectacular waterfall Jacobs Ladder, reachable within a 2hrs hike. Several other waterfalls and caves are reachable with longer hikes.

Settler’s homestead museum is worth visiting. It hosts an interesting collection of early settler farming implements and home utensils which has been restored and refurnished in the style of the period.

Open: (1 Oct – 31 March): 5am – 7pm

(1 April – 30 September): 6am – 6pm


Giant’s Cup Hiking Trial

The sixty-kilometre, 5 day Giant’s Cup Hiking trail a laid-out trail and makes an excellent introduction to the mountains. The trial starts at Sani’s Pass road, leading through the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg and winding past eroded sandstone formations, overhangs with San paintings, grassy plains, and beautiful valleys with river pools to swim in. No single day hike is longer that 14km.

Open: (1 Oct – 31 March): 5am – 7pm

(1 April – 30 September): 6am – 6pm








Sani’s Pass

Many an adventurer on foot, bicycle or motorbike has conquered the legendary Sani’s pass road itself from South African border to Lesotho border 8km up (3hrs) and 8km down (2hrs30 min) – not for the fainthearted though! Passports essential!

Border times: 6am – 6pm


Marutswa Forest

The forest is canopied in subtle and ever changing hues by glorious giant indigenous trees. These provide shelter and food for the many wild forest inhabitants as well as a breath taking sight as you wander the different Forest Trials. The many very large and old Yellowwoods of about the same age and size survived because they were too small to harvest in 1800s. These graceful survivors are the main attractions for our colourful and treasured Cape Parrots, who nest in the hollows and eat their seeds.

Knobwood trees provide a source of lumpy fascination, and the many other species within the forest have an interesting range of traditional uses. On your walk you will also encounter Cabbage trees, White Ironwood; Black stink wood, Sneeze wood, Lemonwood, Wild Currant, Wild Quince and Tree Fuchsia.

The forest hosts a beautiful selection of grasses and wild plants,  which includes many different ferns, very rare ground and tree Orchids, white and orange paint brush lillies.

The forest is home to the solitary and secretive Bush buck. Bush Pig traces are oven seen. The Large spotted Genet nocturnal creature, forage at night for insects and small mammals, resting in tree hollows in the day.

The shy Rock Dassies can often be heard calling from deep within the forest. The endangered and beautiful Natal Midlands Dwarf Chameleons merges cunningly into the foliage of the forest – a real challenge to spot these beauties.