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Khotso Guest Farm is located 6.2 mi from the town of Underberg. This 1300-hectare is a working horse and sheep farm nestled at the foothills of the Drakensberg mountain range.

WiFi access is available free of charge. The units come equipped with a kitchen and guests can enjoy views of the mountain view and river view from the room.

At Khotso Guest Farm there are BBQ facilities available and an array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including mountain biking, canoeing, hiking and fishing. Khotso Guest Farm offers specialized horse trails and outrides and younger guests can enjoy pony rides.

For golfers, the Underberg Country Club is within 5.9 mi and the Sani Pass is a 40-minute drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails has been welcoming guests since Mar 25, 2015

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Sleeps Accommodation Type Price
Max adults: 5
  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom 2: 3 twin beds
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Max adults: 22
  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin beds
  • Bedroom 2: 6 bunk beds
  • Bedroom 3: 4 bunk beds
  • Bedroom 4: 4 twin beds
  • Bedroom 5: 6 twin beds
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Max adults: 2
Double Room
  • 1 full bed
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Double Room
  • 1 full bed
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  • 1 full bed
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  • 2 twin beds
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Managed by STEVE BLACK

Company review score: 8.9Based on 84 reviews from 1 property
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Property info

Khotso, deep in the Southern Drakensberg, is both a working horse and sheep farm - famous in the area for its spectacular horse trails, which range from 1-hour rides to 3-day cross-border expeditions into Lesotho. There is the homely and lively Backpackers Lodge next to our campsite with kitchen and ablution block in the orchard next to the mountain stream. Further down is 3 self-catering rondavels overlooking a private gorge behind as well as our 22-sleeper dorm-style Log Cabin. Enjoy the idyllic life that comes with living in the mountains, far away from the hustle and bustle in the towns and cities. Spend precious time with friends and family in your own cosy rondavel or head to the Lodge for the sociable atmosphere and embrace the wonderful characters that travel here from all over the world. With the full 1 000 hectare farm at your disposal, ride over the ridge tops on horseback, hike to one of the mineral water pools, swim or fish the Umzimkulu river, mountain bike the extensive single track routes, or just take time out from your hectic day-to-day routine to relax and unwind by a fire under the stars in the breathtaking scenery of the Southern Drakensberg.

Neighborhood info

Khotso - surrounded by the mountains - is the perfect place to base yourself in the Southern Drakensberg for adventure and relaxation alike. Just outside Underberg and against the magnificent backdrop of SA's very own UNESCO World Heritage site for 'exceptional natural beauty', you will find Khotso's Backpackers Lodge, unique self-catering Rondawels, a giant log cabin and orchard campsite; all nestled amongst a 1 000 hectare working horse and sheep farm. The horse trail specialists in the area, we can take you out for a few hours, the whole day, at sundown, or even for a 3-day, cross-border horseback expedition into the untouched wilds of Lesotho. Alternatively, opt for a 4X4 day-trip and roar up the famous Sani Pass, chill out with a beer at the bar or braai by the stars, cascade down the rapids in a raft, mountain bike, hike, catch some trout, sample some of the fantastic restaurants and pubs in the area - the choices are all available for you here. The 'Berg is on the doorstep and with the option of your own private self-catering Rondawel or a fresh clean room at the Backpackers Lodge, you'll have everything you need at home to get the most of the mountains.

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What's nearby
  • Himeville Museum
    5.1 miles
  • Himeville Nature Reserve
    5.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
    0.6 miles
    6.2 miles
    6.2 miles
Natural Beauty
    0.6 miles
  • River MZIMKULU
    0.6 miles
    6.2 miles
  • Mountain RIHNOS PEAK
    18.6 miles
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Closest Airports
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport
    58.6 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site


    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner

Amenities of Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails
  • Toilet paper
  • Linens
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples' massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Additional charge
  • Canoeing
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Fishing
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Zulu
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Sustainability initiatives
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2:00 PM - 8:00 PM


7:30 AM - 10:00 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

Please inform Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails

  • Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails is 4.3 miles from the center of Underberg.

  • Guests staying at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Check-in at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Room options at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails include:

    • Chalet
    • Bungalow
    • Double
    • Twin

  • Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Hand massage
    • Walking tours
    • Couples' massage
    • Horseback riding
    • Full-body massage
    • Back massage
    • Foot massage
    • Neck massage
    • Head massage

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • The prices at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.