When you are ready for a change and are looking for a getaway with a difference, escape to Geluksburg. Here you can stand in awe of the Ntintwa Mountain and her unique rock formations, or find your soul in the Lost Valley. This is the place where even Mother Nature comes to unwind.

 

Situated just 29km off the N3 in the mid Drakensberg (half way between Pretoria and the coast), the quaint village of Geluksburg is home to Gina's Self Catering Chalets.

 

Whether you need to simply escape from it all, or you are looking for a real challenge - you'll find it here. Activities include off road tracks for serious quad bike or 4x4 enthusiast, hiking, swimming, birding (if you're lucky you may spot the Ground Hornbill) or picnicking by the waterfall.

 

Accommodation:

Enjoy and relax at our un spoilt place where the guinea fowls and hornbills will entertain you. This is a nature lovers paradise where crime is at a minimum. You can walk freely in our town and visit the "mall" where you can buy bare essentials (remember to bring your own if you can't live on Wilson toffees and bread only!) we also have 2 petrol pumps without petrol so remember your own. All you need for our fully equipped chalets is your own food, drinks, clothes, towels, fuel. Meals available if requested in advance.

 

Porcupine Pen:

Double bed in one bedroom, bunk bed in another, and comfortable futon bed in lounge area, bathroom with shower, kitchen. TV

  • Sleeps 6
  • DSTV (8 Channels)
  • Microwave, Stove, Fridge
  • Air conditioned

 

Hogs Hollow:

2 Bedrooms, double bed in one room, 2 single beds in another, kitchen, large shower

  • Sleeps 4/6
  • DSTV (8 Channels)
  • Microwave, Stove, Fridge
  • Wheelchair friendly

 

Eagle's Nest:

Open plan room with kitchen, separate bathroom with bath, double bed and bunk bed for children.

  • Sleeps 4
  • DSTV (8 Channels)
  • Microwave, Stove, Fridge

 

Lion's Den:

Double bed in main bedroom. Double and single beds in other room. 2 Singles in open plan lounge area. Shower in bathroom. Large deck overlooking garden.

  • Sleeps 7
  • DSTV (8 Channels)
  • Microwave, Stove, Fridge
  • Large deck overlooking garden.

 

Rondavels:

Rondo 1:

Exclusive accommodation with inside braai.

  • Sleeps up to 6
  • DSTV, Microwave, Stove, Fridge, etc

 

Rondo 2:

Exclusive accommodation.

  • Sleeps 2 plus 1 or two small children
  • DSTV, Microwave, Stove, Fridge, etc
  • For bigger groups the two rondavels can be combined.

 

Activities:

Quad-Bikes, Off-Road Bikes, 4x4, Mountain Bikes, Birders and Hikers (Rules apply), Horse Riding / Fishing (7km), Game Drives (14km) etc

 

OUTRIDES

Quad, two-wheeler, 4x4 outrides and mountain bikes (Bring your own)

Routes

Info

Price

Shabalala (15 km)

Ride through stream up the valley

Free

Nanas (10 km)

Ride to old home in the hills

Free

Joeys

Picnic route - view old homestead, and relax at the waterfall

R70 p/p

Maanhaar route (±50 km

beautiful view of Van Reenen's pass and Natal Midlands

Free

Bezuidenhout's pass (±80 km)

beautiful view of main Berg and Nondela

Free

Lost Valley direct route

Up the Middledale Pass and down into The Lost Valley

R220 p/p

R100 fee for bike off trailer.

Guided routes are as follows:

  • Lost Valley via Bezuidenhouts Pass
  • New Tshabalala Route
  • Maanhaar via Nannas

 

IMPORTANT: BRING YOUR OWN QUADS, TWO WHEELERS, BIKES ETC. We do not rent out any of the above.

 

EXCLUSIVE - LOST VALLEY 86 kms

Guided tour/day-ride/not to be missed. Minimum 5 riders/braai and swim at Perdegat. Plenty river crossings. Cost of rates include a compulsory full-time guide, fees payable to various farmowners as well as refreshment and food supplied at the Perdegat.

 

HIKING:

Lost Valley. Drop off and fetch. Very exclusive.

 

HISTORY:

Spionkopdam is known for the happenings during the Anglo-Boer war. Ladysmith museum provide very interesting info regarding this. Well worth a visit! Professional guide available. Booking essential.

 

 

FISHING AND HORSERIDING:

(7 kms from here) Horseriding and Fishing (Bass). Fishing at Spioenkop dam - 56 kms/ Sterkfontein dam +- 70 kms

 

GAME DRIVES:

14 kms from here. Minimum 4 people

GROUPS:

We specialise in small to medium groups, 15 - 60. Kitchen and entertainment area available.

 

Especially: - Quad bikers, 2-wheelers, 4x4's, mountain bikers. - School groups/Birthdays/Church groups/Family gatherings/Corporate functions etc. Also intimate weddings (60 guests)

 

PICNIC SPOT AT WATERFALL 400m (bush toilet available) NO OPEN FIRES!

 

4x4 Groups:

We encourage 4x4 groups to visit our special area.

All routes listed above can be ridden by 4x4 (See Routes)

Go to look out point over Lost Valley.

 

4x4:

NB 4x4's are not allowed down the valley. They can go to the top of the valley, and then return to Ginas for a Braai at our Lapa.

 

Mountain Bikes:

Routes can be altered for mountain bikes. We have several routes you can choose from.

Routes to suit everybody from easy scenic rides to technical rides for the experts - Ideal for practicing for rides like the Argus etc