Isolation in KwaZulu Natal never looked so good. Lock-down didn’t seem like the worst thing in the world at first, but as we count down the days, the walls seem to be closing in on us and we are all dreaming of getting out and about and enjoying our freedom. A secluded hideaway, to ensure a safe distance from others, in a new fresh environment, may be exactly what we all need once we have been released from the confines of our homes…
With that in mind, we have chosen a selection of establishments offering a wonderful space for isolation in KwaZulu Natal. Travel safe and take care of each other.
Isolation In KwaZulu Natal Never Looked So Good
The Beach House offers beautifully furnished, open plan living with stylish sophistication. No matter the season, this beautiful home, positioned on the secluded Salt Rock Beach, is an ideal choice. In summer you can soak up the sun on a lounger by the pool and in Winter you can spot Whales from every room in the house.
The sea views are magnificent, the decor is modern and contemporary and with full self catering facilities you wont feel the need to leave the house at all.
Immerse yourself into nature at one of these luxury self catering lodges. With spectacular views over the lake, at the foot of the Drakensberg Sani Pass, this tranquil spot is everything you could ever want in a private break away. The lodges are set well apart and boast a private verandah with panoramic views.
Each lodge has a cosy fireplace in the lounge where you can cuddle up on those chillier days. For those who like to fish, Sani Valley has some of the most sought after “wild trout” fishing.
Choose between the Forest Lodge, Mountain Lodge, Farm House or Farm Cottage, all of which offer luxury self catering accommodation in the Midlands. Located in the Karkloof Nature Reserve, these perfectly positioned holiday homes are a great choice for a break away in nature.
Aside from total tranquility and relaxation, you can stretch your legs with a hike up to the Karkloof Falls or mountain bike through the reserve. If you don’t feel that energetic, you can sleep late, then wake up and sip your coffee in bed with a view.
With views of the Champagne and Cathkin Peaks, the three self catering cottages offer exceptional accommodation in the Drakensberg. Each unit has a fireplace and underfloor heating, making Winter an ideal getaway time. The cottages boast a Jacuzzi on the patio, as well as braai facilities and a garden area.
If you want family break away or a more intimate, romantic experience, one of these cottages is a great choice.
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Dargle Valley, is a choice of luxuriously appointed, self-catering lodges. Each lodge has a sense of privacy, exclusivity and spectacular views over the unique, star-shaped dam. Whether its a heated plunge pool, an expansive wooden deck with braai facilities or a snug lounge with a fireplace, each of the lodges has an appealing feature, ideal for a Winter or Summer visit.
Guests can enjoy fly fishing, boating or horse riding during their stay.
Guests looking for the ultimate bush getaway, with an extra bit of luxury and privacy will enjoy this cosy holiday home. There is a fully fitted kitchen and a large open plan living area leading onto a patio with an outdoor lounge and braai. The outdoor walkways, which are lit up at night, lead to a pool and a second outdoor sitting area.
Surrounded by an untouched sand forest, within the exclusive Kuleni Private Game Farm, this is the ultimate place to restore your soul.
This sunny beachside holiday home is geared up for a Summer stay, but offers comfy accommodation in Salt Rock that can also be enjoyed on cooler Winter days. The stunning views over the ocean are a huge draw card, as is the light airy living area, the deck with the swimming pool and the comfy bedrooms.
Wake up and go to sleep each day with the serene sound of the waves lapping the shore, making isolation in KwaZulu Natal something to smile about.
If a countryside stay with the golf course on the doorstep is what you are after, then a visit to Old Tom Morris Cottage on the Gowrie Farm is a must. This pretty eight sleeper cottage has an enclosed veranda where guests can admire stunning views over the golf course.
The spacious living area has a large fireplace and is a great spot to snuggle on chilly Winter evenings.
Isolation in KwaZulu Natal can also be found on the Gowrie Farm Golf and Fly-Fishing Estate. With lovely views and a double-sided fireplace, this tranquil setting is bound to melt away your stress. Guests can enjoy country breakfasts at the clubhouse, play a round of golf, or simply hide out in the comfort of the cottage without needing to see anybody at all.
For keen birders, over 200 birds have been identified on Gowrie Farm itself.
A selection of glamping tents can be found along the Savannah-like bushveld or on Lake Jozini’s shore in the thriving Pongola Game Reserve. Each of these magnificent tents boast an outdoor wood fired hot tub or splash pool and a wooden decks with a built in braai and lovely views. The living areas have air conditioning and an indoor fireplace.
This is an ideal choice for families looking for a unique experience where you can laze the afternoons away overlooking the beautiful surroundings, often shared with nyala and warthog who enjoy this grassy spot.
The boutique self catering chalets, each with a private pool, have stackable doors and lots of glass allowing the bush to seep into the airy and vibrant rooms. For those relaxing mornings, a continental breakfast can be brought to your chalet on request.
A stay in the Kuleni Game Park is great for guests wanting both a bush and beach experience, surrounded by extraordinary birdlife and animals as well as excellent hiking trails for for those who can’t sit still.
This discreet self catering lodge can be found within the Kuleni Game Park and is a private haven, ideal for those looking for an uninterrupted break away. Guests can relax at the pool, sit around the fireplace or go for quiet walks and admire the wildlife. The spacious living area has a fireplace and sliding doors that fold back allowing the outdoors in.
There is a farm-style kitchen that is fully equipped and an onsite housekeeper to make your stay a little more comfortable. The bedroom suites are separate, cocooned by the forest and each have their own private deck.
This modern home on the Gowrie Golf Estate has a country feel and great views. The open plan kitchen and lounge has a fireplace and doors leading to an enclosed patio with and indoor braai and floor to ceiling windows.
The house has everything you need for those who fancy hiding out and secluding yourself from everyone, but it is also within easy reach of estate facilities allowing you to play a round of golf, go trout fishing or a grab a bite to eat at the clubhouse.
This private retreat in the Kuleni Game Park is home to an abundance of bird life and game. It has a large deck with a fire pit, great for fire side chats in the evening while admiring the night sky. There is a pool and an entertainment area, as well as a spacious lounge and a fully fitted kitchen.
This secluded house in the natural bush has two rooms connected to the main house and another two that stand separately. Unwind in a bath with a view of the bushveld or brave an outdoor shower.
This double level beachfront house has generous living spaces and magnificent Indian Ocean Views. There is a decked area with a splash pool and a gas braai overlooking the beach. This large house has direct beach access, a comfy lounge and a fully equipped kitchen.
Your furry kids are also welcome with prior arrangement so nobody in the family is left out.
This 4-star lodge at the foot of the Drakensberg mountain range is an ideal environment in which to wind down and enjoy nature. Guests can choose from a selection of cottages with valley views, ideal for isolation in KwaZulu Natal.
Meals are enjoyed in front of the fireplace or out under the stars around the boma fire. Guests can make the most of the sheltered swimming pool, croquet lawn and viewing decks.
Close to calves and with the most exquisite views overlooking the private trout dams and farm fields, Hlogoma Mountain Lodge is an outdoors paradise. Experience a peaceful retreat with plenty of farm fun. The bedrooms are super comfy and the living areas are spacious.
Outside on the undercover patio, guests can unwind, enjoy a braai and admire the mountain views.