All accommodation is in cottages on the banks of the Tugela River. These stone and thatch cottages nestle at the footholds of the majestic Spioenkop Mountain where the famous battle of Spioenkop took place. Next door is Spioenkop Nature Reserve ... Sleeps 18
Ambleside Cottage is situated on the banks of the Little Tugela River, which rises at the head of the Injasuti Valley on top of the Drakensberg Mountains. Ambleside Farm is a working farm, with animals and crops being produced for food production Sleeps 8
Bye Gums is a double story thatched self-catering cottage in the Central Drakensberg. We are part of the Mount Champagne timeshare resort so you can enjoy the security offered as well as the facilities and the camp site facilities.
Under the care of the KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Spioenkop Dam and Nature Reserve comprise an area approximately 4,400 hectares in size.
Situated 35 kilometres from the well known Battlefields town of Ladysmith and 14 kilometres from the Drakensberg town of Winterton, Spioenkop Dam is a favourite tourist destination in Natal.
Visitors can enjoy the unique experience of walking through bush populated by white rhino, giraffe, buffalo and eland, accompanied by a game guard.
The Spioenkop Dam offers excellent opportunities for fishing where species such as barbell, carp, scalies, bluegill and tilapia can be hooked. Power boating is also permitted, while canoes are available for hire to nature lovers wishing to do their game viewing from the dam.
Spioenkop Dam was also the site of one of the most bloody and futile battles fought in an attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith on 24th January 1900 during The Anglo Boer War. The battle site overlooks the dam and is clearly visible from the reserve.
Spioenkop Dam with its quiet, natural surroundings has all the ingredients to recharge stressed city batteries.