Three Trees at Spioenkop – or Three Tree Hill Lodge – is set against the stunning backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains and overlooks the famous battlefield at Spioenkop. It’s a first rate owner managed lodge.
Built on the site of the former British military headquarters, Three Trees has integrated its colonial heritage to fine effect, using materials such as local light wood and corrugated iron. There is an open-plan communal area: very comfortably furnished for afternoon reading/drinks and socialising, it leads out onto an expansive verandah and contains an open log-fire. There is a swimming pool set beneath an Acacia tree and surrounded by a broad deck, as well as a lounge in which to enjoy a drink before going into the communal dining-room for dinner with the hosts and other guests. Please note, separate dining can be requested.
Three Trees has six twin cottages, each very spacious and furnished in the same welcoming, clean and unfussy style as the shared areas; 3/4 twin beds are standard, but doubles can be provided upon request. There is also a larger family suite offering ideal accommodation for a family of up to 5, with a large verandah, as well as walk-in closets and a full arsenal of books and games. Finally there is Churchills, a standalone villa with two en-suite double bedrooms, a generously-proportioned open plan kitchen, a private pool overlooked by a large deck and in- and outdoor self-catering facilities – an ideal facility for honeymooners, those travelling with teenagers, or even two couples.
Walks can be undertaken through the surrounding hills and there are numerous opportunities for horse trail riding, birding, game walks and rhino-tracking.