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Caterpillar Catfish Cookhouse - Guest house accommodation in the Northern Drakensburg

Caterpillar and Catfish Cookhouse is situated on the crest of the Oliviershoek pass, overlooking the majestic Northern Drakensburg. With a rustic splendour, this historical stone-house hosts nine en-suite rooms, stylishly and comfortably decorated.

Caterpillar Catfish Cookhouse - Guest house accommodation in the Northern DrakensburgThe lodge is in a renovated stone farm house with 8 large en suite bedrooms, either double or twins, with bath and shower. The restaurant prides themselves on a fusion African, Mexican & American South menu and their breakfasts will put you in good stead for a day of exploring the surrounding mountains.

Caterpillar Catfish Cookhouse - Guest house accommodation in the Northern DrakensburgBold use of colour throughout gives the place warmth and quirkiness. It works like a charm. It's definitely worth the detour if you're on the Johannesburg - Durban run or anywhere in-between.

Cuisine is special at Catapillar Catfish Cookhouse. Feel the cookhouse style cuisine with its eccentric array of fresh ingredients and experiences. Cajan style and a trout done more ways than you thought poaaible

Caterpillar & Catfish is close to the Royal Natal National Park, home to the famous Amphitheatre range, as well as the hotels and resorts in the Northern Drakensburg.

Activities at Catapillar Catfish Cookhouse

The house is situated 20 minutes away from the Royal Natal National Park where one can do the various mountain hikes, walks, trout fishing and horse riding (Rugged Glen 036-4386422). The Witsieshoek Sentinel Park is an hour's drive away. There one can climb the mighty Sentinel with its chain ladders to the top of the Tugela Falls - the second highest falls in the world (950m). The Sterkfontein dam filled with its 'great yellows' is on our doorstep. The Cape Vulture restaurant is situated at the dam. You may visit the Tugela-Vaal pumped Storage Scheme by phoning Ellias on 036 4386046. The Drakensberg Boys Choir (Dragons Peak) is an hour's drive away with concerts every Wednesday. Do not miss a trip to All Out Adventures for Flying / trapeze / Foofy slide / Bungee Bounce and the Gorge Swing (036 4386242). Visit DIDIMA Rock Art Centre (036 4881027) and Four Rivers Rafting (0837851693). Do not miss out on some eco-adventure at Drakensberg Canopy Tours (036 468 1981). Golf at Hlalanathi (036 4386308). For daily visits to the Tugela-Vaal Hydro-Electric Scheme (except weekends), phone Ellias on 036 4386046.

 

 

 

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