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About Sungubala Eco Camp

Sungubala is an eco-camp situated in the Northern Drakensberg. It is located on 500 ha of pristine wilderness directly below the 2100m peaks of Hlolela and Sungubala, just north of Royal Natal National Park. We provide comfortable self catering accommodation. Visitors can enjoy a hard day's hike followed by a hot shower and an ice cold drink before settling into a comfortable bed with the peace and quiet of the surrounding mountain wilderness.

Each unit is provided with its own crockery and cutlery.

The nature of our area allows for visitors of varying fitness to walk or hike along a route that suits their ability. Guests can also lead themselves along the marked trails and swim in the river at the 'Silent Woman'.

Visitors need only bring food, drinks and towels. All lighting is done by batteries which are charged by solar and wind generation to preserve the ambiance of this special site.

Water is heated by solar, with a gas water heater should the clouds block out the sun.

Activities in the area include expert guided hiking trails, self-guided hiking on marked trails, and outings to local attractions such as the Drakensberg Boys Choir, Cape vulture feeding sites, cultural and tribal tours to the Amazizi and Amangwane communities, Basotho Cultural Village, and the Voortrekker Pass and monument.


There is access to day and overnight horse riding trails, trout fishing, abseiling, trapeze, paintball, and golf overnight hiking onto the Drakensberg summit. There are 80km of marked single track Drakensberg mountain bike trails. A small access fee is required.

Access to the camp is by 4x4 or 2x4 with good clearance as the road is a 2km dirt track into the mountains.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 38
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • AA Recommended

Important Information

The balance of the accommodation is due 2 weeks before arrival

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                          Reviews for Sungubala Eco Camp

                          12 guest reviews Reviews of

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                          Amy Stevens, South Africa
                          04 September 2012

                          Such friendly, welcoming and accommodating service. Beds were so comfortable and what a spectacular view from our room! So peaceful and relaxing! Thank you for a great stay!

                          carole raffinetti, South Africa
                          01 May 2012

                          A very good experience from booking to departure. Gillian is organised and open. The staff on site are attentive and responsive, eg the first morning our gas finished and the new gas was installed immediately - no fuss. The cottage was comfortable and the servicing was unobtrusive. The beds are great, the showers hot. The walks are superb as is the setting. Great for anyone wanting an 'in the berg' experience.

                          Ana Morte, South Africa
                          08 April 2012

                          Beautiful and very peaceful.

                          Andy Schweizer, South Africa
                          15 March 2012

                          The camp is the right place, as well as for relaxing or for activities i.e. hiking or walking. The new house we were living in is clean, well equipped for self catering and cozy.The management is friendly and has the right sense for the need of the guests (we were upgraded due to our visit out of season for free). Staff on site are great and friendly and our hiking guide had the right apprise of our physical fitness and acted accordingly.Visiting other interesting places like the town of Bergvill or the center Drakensberge isn't far and can be don by car easily. Summing-up: Sungubala Mountai...
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                          Simo Thango, South Africa
                          11 January 2012

                          We had a lovely stay, away from the buzz of city life. I like the no-tv environment, it gave us a chance to bond as a family and to appreciate nature and each other more. The staff were super, friendly and very professional.

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                          Sungubala Eco Camp is 13.4km from the centre of Langkloof , the nearest airport 181.5km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling