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About Clivia Hill Guest Cottage

Clivia Hill is situated on Bell Park Dam in the Central Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal and offers self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation in a tranquil and scenically beautiful setting. The thatched guest cottage, which comfortably sleeps six adults, comprises a living area with open-plan kitchen and three double bedrooms, each with its own bath- or shower room adjacent or en suite. The two upper bedrooms open onto a balcony offering scenic views through 180 degrees. All the rooms are equipped with wall heaters for cold winter nights and ceiling fans and mosquito burners for summer. The living area, which has DSTV and a log fireplace, opens onto a private shaded porch with a built-in braai and a Weber. Stone steps lead down through an indigenous rockery into an extensive clivia-filled garden from which a gate gives direct access to the dam. A two-seater canoe is available for hire. Bell Park Dam is popular for fishing, sailing, motor boating, water skiing and bird watching. Nearby, in the wider Central Berg area, sports lovers have the options of horse riding, golf, tennis, swimming and bowls, as well as canopy tours, horse trails, hiking, cycling, river rafting, motor and quad biking and mountain walking and climbing. For entertainment of a different kind, the famous Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School presents regular concerts during the term and hosts the annual music in the Mountains weekend in late April. Places of interest within easy reach are the internationally acclaimed Ardmore Pottery, the colorful Thokozisa and Cedarwood shopping centres, the Midlands Meander with its craft shops and restaurants, the Spioenkop Game Reserve, rock art sites and various Boer War battle sites, among them Spioenkop and Ladysmith. As to food and wine, the Champagne Valley offers a number of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, as well as two small supermarkets, a liquor store and the superb Valley Bakery, while a butchery, liquor store, wine agent and larger supermarket can be found in Winterton, as can a doctor and pharmacy. Clivia Hill seasonal specialities: · Music in the Mountains at the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School at the end of April. · Snow on the High Berg in winter. · Clivia season in early spring (end of August to mid-September) when this spectacular indigenous lily is in full bloom throughout the Clivia Hill garden. Bed linen and bedding are provided at Clivia Hill, but no towels or sports gear. Guests must bring their own towels, food, drinks and whatever sports or recreational equipment they require.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.


25% OFF Midweek Bonanza

Stay between 01 Sep 2017 and 30 Nov 2017 and get 25% off. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu. .

  • Valid for 4 guests or more
  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 01 Sep 2017 and 30 Nov 2017)

Important Information

Balance payable by EFT prior to arrival, or in cash on arrival  - no credit card nor cheques.
Please note that the minimum rates are displayed, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.
Guests will be required to sign a disclaimer on arrival.
Pets by specific arrangement only.
No smoking indoors.
We do not...
Balance payable by EFT prior to arrival, or in cash on arrival  - no credit card nor cheques.
Please note that the minimum rates are displayed, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.
Guests will be required to sign a disclaimer on arrival.
Pets by specific arrangement only.
No smoking indoors.
We do not supply towels or recreational equipment. 
We require contact two days prior to arrival to advise the security gate code and to establish the bed arrangements (i.e king, double, single etc).
A full English breakfast is available at R100 per person and a continental breakfast is R75 per person.
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Clivia Hill Guest Cottage Rooms

Reviews for Clivia Hill Guest Cottage

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Priscilla Govender
26 June 2017

I would like to thank Gill And Clive for a lovely stay at the Clivia Hill Guest house it was a very nice place for the family Owen and Kate had a really nice time the view was beautiful and everything was near by for the kids to do thanks for a lovely weekend Priscilla

Zaakirah Bassa, South Africa
07 June 2016

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Clivia Hill.The house is beautiful, very clean and so big! There are three bedrooms and bathrooms. Heaters and electric blankets provide so much needed warmth for the cold berg nights. There is also a fireplace and a complimentary bag of firewood. I suggest buying another bag of hardwood before you come so you get a really beautiful roaring fire. The beds were super comfortable and we all slept like logs. Everything in the house was lovely and clean. The view is just gorgeous and the whole place is so peaceful. Perhaps the best part of our stay was meetin...
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Iris le Roux, South Africa
20 July 2015

A wonderful, relaxing  stay.  The cottage is beautiful with everything you need.    Thank you Clive and Gill.

carol fox, South Africa
02 January 2014

A beautiful and welcoming cottage which was excellently equipped although it could do with a bit of updating as far as the lounge suite was concerned. Would also maybe suggest putting in a sleeper couch. However, it is a really idyllic getaway, blissfully quiet and peaceful with magnificent views. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to escape the 'rat-race' for a while !

Igor Najbicz, South Africa
07 August 2013

We had a stunning weekend away at Clivia Hill. Clive and Gill are incredibly welcoming and made us really feel at home. Being pet friendly was also great as it allowed me to bring my hound along.It is centrally located with decent roads to get there all the way. I would definitely recommend Clivia Hill as a place for people who are looking for something fairly basic yet comfortable in the berg.

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Clivia Hill Guest Cottage Map

Clivia Hill Guest Cottage is 41.3km from the centre of Central Drakensberg , the nearest airport 200.3km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Central Drakensberg

Falcon Ridge

(35.5 km from Central Drakensberg)

2 reviews

The Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre is found in Champagne Valley in the Drakensberg and is open every day apart from Friday. The shows are thrilling; highlighting the power, speed and intelligence of the birds. An insight into Falconry is included...

Dragon Rock Reptile Centre

(66.1 km from Central Drakensberg)

1 review

The Reptile Centre is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am. R50 per adult and R20 per child u12 years. An opportunity to feel and learn about a range of reptiles.

Champagne Sports Resort Golf Club

(36.8 km from Central Drakensberg)

2 reviews

9-18 hole golf course! Many well known players have played here before!

Ardmore Ceramics

(34.9 km from Central Drakensberg)

1 review

World renowned Ceramic Art Gallery owned by Fee Halsted