Directions

From Durban:

  1. From Durban take the N3 freeway and continue past Pietermaritzburg, Mooi River and Escourt. Continue until you reach Ultra City on the left and right of the freeway.
  2. 5 Km past Ultra City, turn left off the freeway and continue to Winterton (about 20 KM).
  3. Go through Winterton and continue to Bergville (another 20 Km).
  4. Pass Bergville on your right, and continue for 29 Km, then turn left onto a road signposted to Northern Drakesberg resorts /Cavern / Mont-aux-Sources / Montusi / Hlalanathi / Alpine Heath etc.
  5. After 7Km turn right to Cavern / Montusi / Hlalanathi / Alpine Heath.
  6. After 5 Km turn right to Alpine Heath / Montusi. Don’t turn off to Montusi  – continue to Alpine Heath.
  7. Alpine Heath security will have been informed beforehand of your arrival. After the checkpoint continue along the main entrance road (tarred) after the security point. After a few hundred metres you will get to a right-hand turnoff signposted to Reception. DON’T take this turnoff – continue for a hundred metres or so and you will pass a sign “No motorised vehicles beyond this point – landowners only” Continue past this sign onto concrete tracks – after about 200 metres you will get to a fork in the road where the concrete tracks lead off to the right (signposted to “Drifters”), and a dirt track to the left. Take this dirt track to the left and continue for about 4,5 KM. Along this road you will encounter 2 farm gates marked “ Private – no entry”, but this is not intended for you!  After crossing the bridge at the Toplodge sign, follows the white arrows until you reach the cottages where we look forward to meeting you!

 

From Johannesburg:

From Johannesburg take the main Durban road, and continue past Heidelberg, Villiers, Warden and continue to Harrismith.
As you bypass Harrismith, take the off-ramp to N5 Harrismith, R74 Bethlehem and Phutaditjabha. At the stop turn right and follow this road past Engen garage on the left. At the 4-way stop continue straight on the road marked to R74 Bethlehem and Bergville.
After 2 Kms turn left onto a road signposted to R712 Puthaditjaba R74 Bergville.
After about 8Km turn left on the R74 signposted to Bergville/Durban Alternative Route / Alpine Heath
After 10 Km or so you’ll get the Sterkfortein dam on the right, then about 10 Km further, Oliviershoek pass, (entrance to Little Switzerland is halfway down the pass)
After another 10Km or so turn right onto a road signposted to Northern Drakesberg resorts /Cavern / Mont-aux-Sources / Montusi / Hlalanathi / Alpine Heath etc
After 7Km turn right to Cavern / Montusi / Hlalanathi / Alpine Heath.
After 5 Km turn right to Alpine Heath / Montusi. Don’t turn off to Montusi – continue to Alpine Heath.
Alpine Heath security will have been informed beforehand of your arrival. After the checkpoint continue along the main entrance road (tarred). After a few hundred metres you will get to a right-hand turnoff signposted to Reception. DON’T take this turnoff – continue for a hundred metres or so and you will pass a sign “No motorised vehicles beyond this point – landowners only” Continue past this sign onto concrete tracks – after about 200 metres you will get to a fork in the road where the concrete tracks lead off to the right (signposted to “Drifters”), and a dirt track to the left. Take this dirt track to the left and continue for about 4,5 KM. Along this road you will encounter 2 farm gates marked “ Private – no entry”, but this is not intended for you!  After crossing the bridge at the Toplodge sign, follows the white arrows until you reach the cottages where we look forward to meeting you!
  1. From Johannesburg take the main Durban road, and continue past Heidelberg, Villiers, Warden and continue to Harrismith.
  2. As you bypass Harrismith, take the off-ramp to N5 Harrismith, R74 Bethlehem and Phutaditjabha. At the stop turn right and follow this road past Engen garage on the left. At the 4-way stop continue straight on the road marked to R74 Bethlehem and Bergville.
  3. After 2 Kms turn left onto a road signposted to R712 Puthaditjaba R74 Bergville.
  4. After about 8Km turn left on the R74 signposted to Bergville/Durban Alternative Route / Alpine Heath
  5. After 10 Km or so you’ll get the Sterkfortein dam on the right, then about 10 Km further, Oliviershoek pass, (entrance to Little Switzerland is halfway down the pass)
  6. After another 10Km or so turn right onto a road signposted to Northern Drakesberg resorts /Cavern / Mont-aux-Sources / Montusi / Hlalanathi / Alpine Heath etc
  7. After 7Km turn right to Cavern / Montusi / Hlalanathi / Alpine Heath.
  8. After 5 Km turn right to Alpine Heath / Montusi. Don’t turn off to Montusi – continue to Alpine Heath.
  9. Alpine Heath security will have been informed beforehand of your arrival. After the checkpoint continue along the main entrance road (tarred). After a few hundred metres you will get to a right-hand turnoff signposted to Reception. DON’T take this turnoff – continue for a hundred metres or so and you will pass a sign “No motorised vehicles beyond this point – landowners only” Continue past this sign onto concrete tracks – after about 200 metres you will get to a fork in the road where the concrete tracks lead off to the right (signposted to “Drifters”), and a dirt track to the left. Take this dirt track to the left and continue for about 4,5 KM. Along this road you will encounter 2 farm gates marked “ Private – no entry”, but this is not intended for you!  After crossing the bridge at the Toplodge sign, follows the white arrows until you reach the cottages where we look forward to meeting you!

GPS Co-ordinates:

S28° 37.264' E028° 58.429'