Three Trees at Spioenkop
Three Trees Verandah Three Trees Churchills
Three Trees Verandah
Three Trees Churchills

Three Trees at Spioenkop

Spectacular scenery, locally grown farm-style fare, exquisite linen and superb hosts makes this lodge the ideal environment in which to escape and unwind. Be spellbound by great storytelling about the battle of Spioenkop, set your heart racing while tracking rhino on foot or explore the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.


South Africa


The attention to detail and personal touch at owner-managed Three Trees is what attracts guests to return for a sophisticated South African experience. The use of a solar cooker, wonderbag and collection of rainwater are some of the ways they practice their philosophy of responsible tourism and reducing the environmental carbon footprint of the lodge.

Need to Know

This intimate, luxury 18 bedded lodge is midway between Johannesburg and Durban. 6 Twin cottages, a Family Suite with sandpit and chest brimming with toys to keep children entertained. Churchills, a 2-bedroomed stand alone cottage-style villa is ideal for honeymooners, families with teenagers or two couples travelling together.


Walking Game walks with White Rhino tracking in the neighbouring Spioenkop Game Reserve. Experienced, passionate safari and mountain guides who love to share their knowledge of the bush and the area, make for a memorable experience.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Eland, Kudu, Zebra, Giraffe, Red Hartebeest, Warthog, Waterbuck, Blesbok, Impala, Duiker, and White Rhino.

Some of the 300 species of birds that have been recorded in the area includes, Cape Vultures, Lanner Falcons, White-bellied bustards, Buff Streaked Chats & Fairy Flycatchers.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Battlefield tours, Rhino Tracking, Nature Walking Trails, Mountain Biking, Guided Horse Trail Riding.

Activities nearby includes; Mountain Hiking, Drakensberg Boys Choir, Raptor Centre, Drakensberg Canopy Tours, Adventure Centre, Hot Air Ballooning, White Water Rafting (Nov – May only) Ladysmith Siege Museum, Golf


Main lounge/dining area linked by central fireplace, Well stocked wine cellar, Sheltered Swimming Pool, Croquet Lawn, Sunrise Viewing Deck, Sundowner Viewing Point


6 x Twin rooms, 1 x Family Suite (sleeps 2 adults and 3 children under 12 years, 1 x 2 Bedroomed Self-contained luxury cottage (Churchills) sleeps 4 adults


Fair Trade Tourism South Africa Certified
Fair Trade Excellence in the Workplace Award – Winner 2012
Diners Club Wine List Award – Platinum 2013
Food 24 Top 100 Wine List – 3 Flutes 2012
Wilderness Foundation Green Leaf Environmental Standard Award
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence - 2012
Tourism Grading Council 4 star
Portfolio of Places Great Comfort Category with Chefs Hat & Eco Reserve Accolade
Greenwood Guide Member


Open year round.

Mild winters: dry and warm days (average 60°F/ 20°C) and chilly mornings and evenings (41°F/ 5°C). A wonderful time for visiting Kwa-Zulu Natal, aloe flowering season, great weather for hiking, beautiful clear nights perfect for star-gazing.

Summer: mamba-green surroundings, hot days (77°F/ 25°C) cooler evenings (65°F/ 18°C). It is the rainy season, so expect late afternoon thunderstorms. However by nightfall clouds give way to a star-studded heaven and balmy nights great for relaxing in the boma around the fire.

Average StayAverage Stay

2 - 3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

R1950 pppn includes all meals, afternoon tea, teas & coffees, use of mountain bikes, Wi-Fi.

Children PolicyChild Policy

All ages welcome, except at Churchills (only children over 8 years old allowed here due to the high balustrade).
Baby sitters & cots on request.
Nature based activities include, walks, horse rides, croquet, shrimp & tadpole collecting, egg collecting, butterfly/insect catch & pinning, birding.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Three Trees at Spioenkop 's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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