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Sungubala Mountain Camp  - Northern Drakensberg

Sungubala is a Mountain Camp is situated in the Northern Drakensberg. Sungubala lies on 500ha of pristine wilderness directly below the peaks of Hlolela and Sungubala (7000ft), just north of Royal Natal National Park.

Sungubala Mountain Camp - Northern DrakensbergSurrounding the farm is approximately 30 000 to 40 000ha of conserved wilderness and mountain environment, to which we have access. The camp fills the space between the clutter of camping and the hum drum of even the simplest hotel or resort.

Even though there are folk who prefer straight forward camping, there are people who enjoy a hard days hiking and then would like to be able to enjoy a hot shower, an ice cold drink and after dinner settle into a comfortable bed with the peace and quiet of a mountain wilderness around them and experience the feeling of camping, with out the discomfort.

Sungubala Mountain Camp - Northern DrakensbergOnly nine units share a communal ablution facility with hot and cold water and adequate facilities for men and women. The Boma has a communal, fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and lounge area with fireplace. Each unit is provided with its own crockery and cutlery in a private lock up cupboard. Our staff will prepare Braai fires for those wishing to BBQ and each evening a communal fire is lit where people can socialise or just enjoy a camp fire.

The nature of our area allows for visitors of varying fitness to walk/hike along a route that suits their ability. Folk can also lead themselves along the marked trails. Swimming is in the river at the Silent Woman!!

Sungubala Mountain Camp - Northern DrakensbergThe camp has 6 comfortable Safari tents, under thatched gazebos, with custom made log beds and proper mattresses!!. There are also three 2 bedded, thatched, A Frame units which are slightly more spacious. In total 26 people can be accommodated. Visitors need only bring food, drink and towels..

By choice all lighting is done by paraffin, gas and rechargeable lanterns to preserve the ambience of this special site.

Horse riding and Trout fishing are nearby, within walking distance.

A guide will lead walkers and hikers to a different destination, daily

Access to the camp is by foot or 4x4. Check in is from 15h00. Visitors without 4x4 are ferried the 2km to the camp. Their vehicles are accommodated under safe covered parking at reception. Own 4x4 use may be arranged at a cost of R50/vehicle, which allows unlimited useage of the 4x4 track.

Late arrivals may be arranged. Backpacking enthusiasts may choose to walk to the camp, the route is not strenuous and takes between 20 and 30 min. We look forward to having you stay with us.








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