Alpine Heath: Northern Drakensberg - KwaZulu Natal

3BR 6/6 8 500 8 100 7 500 7 500 7 100 6 700 0 3 700 3 000 0

Alpine Heath Resort allows you to relax in the comfort of an exclusive mountain village nestled in the midst of the Northern Drakensberg.

The resort offers superb 3 bedroom north-facing chalet accommodation with breath-taking views of the mountains, each equipped with telephone, good cellular reception, TV with selected DSTV channels, lots of privacy, comfortable lounges, fireplaces, kitchens and dining areas.

From the moment you get here, you ll discover Alpine Heath is all about flexibility. You can self-cater and shop for necessities at the village patisserie or take the opportunity to treat yourself to the fine fare of La Gruy re s Restaurant and the Village Tavern.

Alpine Heath invites you to surround yourself with the splendor of crystal-clear streams and mountain-fresh air, while experiencing the luxury and serenity of the resort complex.

Located midway between Durban and Johannesburg, this conveniently-situated resort represents your ideal getaway

Activities/Facilities Close By

Amphitheatre Golf Course (9 hole)
Adventures Zip Line, Bungee Bounce, King Swing, Flying Trapeze, Extreme Cable Tour, Paint Ball, Quad Tours
For more information go to the Activities Desk in reception at Alpine Heath

Resort Facilities/Activities

Same day laundry service
Village market
Baby-Sitting by prior arrangement 24 hour service
Baby Cots available on request R150.00 per cot per stay
Bird watching
Four walking trails
Kids WOW Zone Kiddie s play ground with jungle gym trampoline and entertainment
Mountain bikes
Two outdoor unheated swimming pools
Fishing, catch and release - half or full day permits are available
Volleyball, tennis courts, squash courts
Outdoor Chess
Kid s games room with pool tables
No Quad Bikes are allowed

(Fees as per the resort, subject to change)

La Gruyers Restaurant/Coffee shop Is open for breakfast 7am - 10.30am and dinner 7pm - 10.00pm, where a buffet menu is available during busy periods. Alternatively an A La Carte menu is available during quiet periods.

La Brassiere Tavern Is open daily between 10h00 and 22h00 (Sunday - Thursday) and 10h00-00h00 (Friday Saturday) where a light menu is available until 21h00. Your meal can be enjoyed indoors or on the terrace

Pizzeria Selection of made to order Pizzas, cooked in wood burning pizza oven. Open Wednesdays 17h00 - 22h00 Fridays 12h00 - 22h00 Saturdays 12h00 - 22h00 Sundays 12h00 - 17h00. Open daily during school holidays and long weekends

Snack Menu Available daily 10h00 - 21h00

Kiddies Dinner Dinner and a movie at a cost of R50.00 per child. This takes place over weekends and high season

Whilst braai areas are available at the chalets, we do request guests to only utilise charcoal in these braais, due to the high fire risk. We also request guests not to utilise the braai in extreme windy conditions.

There are also 4 open braai areas at a cost of R80.00. Bookings are essential.
R120 - If the resort staff make the fire.

Not pets are allowed due to the resort being placed in a Nature Conservation area

Unit Facilities

Kitchen Oven/Stove, Microwave, Toaster, Kettle, Cutlery, Crockery, Utensils, Pots, Pans (no iron)
Cleaning Service Once daily - dishwashing liquid is not provided.
Lounge, patio
Main bedroom en-suite bathroom, and the other two bedrooms share a bathroom. Hairdryers are available in the main bedroom
Linen/Bath Towels. Please take own swimming towels
Television SABCTV 1, 2, 3, ETV, DSTV - Selected Channels
A fireplace in all the chalets - wood is available at the shop
Fans - no airconditioning
Room Safes
Strictly no smoking in the units


Johannesburg to Alpine Heath 340km - 3.5 hours
Take the N3 highway from Johannesburg towards Durban
Once you reach Harrismith, take the R74 off ramp, towards Bergville, Phuthatijaba and Bethlehem
Please note that there is construction at present, when you turn off the highway towards Bethlehem, follow the detour signs
At the Harrismith Inn / Engen Service Station take the Qwa Qwa /Bethlehem road (N5) for 5km.
Turn left onto the R712 towards Phuthaiijaba
About 8km further on, turn left again, still on the R74, towards Bergville, Oliviershoek Pass and Northern Drakensberg.
Travel for approximately 35km. Once the Pass levels out, take the right hand turn off signposted for the Northern Drakensberg
Travel for approximately 8km towards the Royal Natal National Park, turn right at the first road after the Tower Pizza.
Our signpost will be seen along the road. Follow the signposts to the Resort
Have a safe journey

The slightly longer, alternative route that proceeds through Ladysmith is recommended when travelling during misty and low visibility conditions or at night time. Please note that this route adds an additional 80km onto your journey and you are required to go through an additional toll road.

Durban To Alpine Heath 270km - 3 hours
Take the N3 highway from Durban towards Johannesburg
Once you have passed the Estcourt Shell Ultra City, take the R74 off ramp towards Bergville / Winterton
Travel through Winterton and Bergville, following the R74 signposts for Harrismith
Approximately 38km after Bergville turn left at the Northern Drakensberg signposts
Travel for approximately 8km towards the Royal Natal National Park, turn right at the first road after the Tower Pizza towards Alpine Heath
Our signpost will be seen along the road. Follow the signposts to the Resort
Have a safe journey

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude -28.613571 Longitude 20.000326

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Self Catering


There are also 4 open braai areas, at the resort, at a cost of R80.00 (Bookings are essential), R120 - If the resort staff makes the fire(charcoal included)


No Pets Allowed


The Cavern Road


Northern Drakensberg


Telephone Number

036 438 6484

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