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SpionKop Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Lodge Rooms | Terrace/patio
Cottage (Acacia) | Terrace/patio
Cottage (Acacia) | Individually furnished, bed sheets
Cottage (Acacia) | Individually furnished, bed sheets

Overview of SpionKop Lodge

SpionKop Lodge

4.0 star property
Mountain lodge in Ladysmith with outdoor pool and restaurant

8,6/10 Fabulous

16 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
Off R600, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, 3370

Guests rated this location 8.5/10 - Very good

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Conference center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park
  • Drakensberg Mountains - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Saleyard Steakhouse - 9 min drive

About this property

SpionKop Lodge

SpionKop Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 4200.00 per vehicle one-way. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Dinning Area, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale lodge include a poolside bar, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff.


English, French, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from noon - 2:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 4:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Boat tours
  • Bicycle tour information
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Wildlife drive nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference center


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1888
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Bicycle parking
  • 24-hour pool access


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Heated floors

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Dinning Area - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 110.00 for adults and ZAR 80.00 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 4200.00 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24-hours

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. </p><p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

SpionKop Lodge Lodge
SpionKop Ladysmith
SpionKop Lodge
SpionKop Lodge Ladysmith
SpionKop Lodge Ladysmith
SpionKop Lodge Lodge Ladysmith

Frequently asked questions

Does SpionKop Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, SpionKop Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at SpionKop Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at SpionKop Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
Are pets allowed at SpionKop Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at SpionKop Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by SpionKop Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 4200.00 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at SpionKop Lodge?
You can check in from noon - 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at SpionKop Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding and motor boating. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives and game viewing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near SpionKop Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Dinning Area.
What's the area around SpionKop Lodge like?
SpionKop Lodge is located a short 1-minute walk from Spioenkop Nature Reserve.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

The accommodation was pretty average and I would rate them 3 stars, definitely not 4 stars. Info from Alistair and Lynette was extremely helpful, thank you
Arlene, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent food and service. Raymond galvez us a fantastic account of the battle of spionkop
Fred, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful stay in a place steeped in History
I stayed one night at Spion Kop Lodge en route to Isandlwana. The staff were very welcoming, I was the only diner that evening in the restaurant and got excellent service. I loved the many historical artifacts and pictures decorating the lodge.
Tim, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very difficult to find if you have no internet in the car The GPS doesn t know the place. Had to ask people in petrol stations. But nice place!
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8/10 Very good

A History Class
A visit to Spionkop Lodge is so enlightening because of the history buried in the area delivered so enchantingly by the hosts. It's a true oasis bang in the middle of an African bush. The cottages however are a bit secluded for my liking, and after dark you really wonder if you are completely safe. But my fears proved unfounded because the surroundings are as tranquil as they come.
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8/10 Very good

In the middle of nowhere
A very comfortable place despite the temps in the mid to upper 90's(no A/C in the bedroom. but very dry humidity and a gentle wind kept us comfortable.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Delightful location, close to the mountains
We spent two nights at SpionKop Lodge during the midst of a two week trip to South Africa. Unfortunately our flight was delayed by several hours coming into Durban which resulted in our getting to SpionKop Lodge quite late. We kept in contact via phone and there were people waiting for us even with our late arrival. All of the staff was very helpful. The cottage we were assigned was quite large - well beyond our expectations. The beds should be replaced - we could feel the springs in several of the beds. Our breakfast was quite nice, but was not included - that would have definitely been our preference. We did a Battle site tour our last morning through the lodge and that was excellent! We spent a day hiking in Royal Natal National Park - it was about an hour drive from the lodge. A beautiful location, but it is necessary to have a car when staying here if you want to do anything besides sit.
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location in a family run lodge.
A wonderful peaceful location in a family run lodge. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, just wish we could have stayed longer
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly service
Peace and quiet for city people. Lovely surroundings, friendly hosts and roomy accommodation. The children enjoyed the pool and we also had a nice dinner.
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8/10 Very good

4 point 5 out of 5 overall and quite worth it!
Familiar atmosphere, very helpful and assisting hosts, convenient location to visit Drakensberge's scenic points and quite a good value for the money. Worth to go there again.
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