The Legacy of Grace’s focus is on Education and the Environment. Over the past few years, we have managed to teach 60 children in a very inadequately small building at the foot of the Drakensberg mountains. We have decided to employ a second teacher to enable the class to be split and make teaching more effective. Please welcome Thulisile Luthuli to the project. Thuli has no formal teaching education, but loves children...
Formerly known as Three Trees at Spioenkop, this Fair Trade certified lodge, places great emphasis on Sustainable Responsible Tourism and offers spectacular scenery, locally grown farm-style country food with superb hospitality. It is the ideal environment in which to unwind and be rejuvenated.
Close to the base of Van Reenens pass, the lodge is also the ideal half-way stop between Johannesburg & Durban, only 27km from the N3 highway. This lodge is the perfect location to base yourself for exploring the major Anglo-Boer War Battlefields in KwaZulu Natal (Battles of Spioenkop and Colenso), the Northern Drakensberg Mountains (world heritage site), and within easy (2hrs) reach of the Anglo-Zulu War Battlefields (Battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift).
The name Spion Kop, Spioenkop or Spionkop (Spy or Lookout Hill) was given to this impressive hill by the Voortrekkers in 1837 as they settled along the Tugela River Valley. Spionkop was the original Voortrekker or Boer spelling, and Spion Kop the English version, with Spioenkop as the modern Afrikaans spelling. ‘So, as you wish…’
The Main Lodge
The main lodge living area has an open-plan design, with four sets of large double doors leading onto the verandah. The result is a flowing space, where you can relax on a comfy chair, read in the afternoon sun and enjoy convivial chatter. In the winter an open log fire and “Dover” coal stove create a warm, welcoming environment.
The lounge is adorned with historical memorabilia and a collection of Africana for guests to enjoy. Puzzles, board games and a variety of books provide entertainment on a rainy day. Pre-dinner drinks are served in this cosy atmosphere, whilst mingling with the other guests and sharing travel tales from around the world.
This is an elegant room that is separated from the lounge area by a fireplace. With your Three Trees hosts, dining is a family-style affair at a communal table, unless otherwise requested. Buffet style breakfasts and lunches are served either outside on the viewing deck or on the breezy verandah. Dinners are a set menu with three homely farm-style courses followed by port or cognac in front of the fireplace or out under the stars.
The swimming pool area offers complete relaxation under the spreading canopy of an Acacia tree. A short walk down a shady, steep path, brings you to this secluded spot, where the pool is kept warm by an insulated thermal blanket at night. Water temperature ranges between 18 – 24 degrees celsius.
Three Tree Hill has not been able to resist the fabulous selection of South African Craft Gins available in the country. We now have a collection of 25 gins, only South African, of course. Try some with a splash of bitters, others with a zest of grapefruit, some with a sprig of rosemary & even one with a cardamom pod. Best enjoyed on the rocks, without a tonic mixer.
Everything was just perfect. Amazing hosts. Excellent food. Brilliant rooms with a stunning view.
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Perfect lodge! Such a homely atmosphere! Loved every minute of it! Especially loved the history talk!!! Thank You!
Monique La Meyer
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Absolute heaven on Earth ... a beautiful getaway for the whole family ❤
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