Lotheni - Cottage
Lotheni - Camp View
Lotheni - Campground
Lotheni - Snow Covered Peaks
Lotheni - Simes Cottage
Lotheni - Waterfall
Lotheni - Camp Exterior

About Lotheni


  • Situated in the southern section of the uKhahlamba-Drakensburg Park, Lotheni is noted for its magnificent scenery and hiking. The reserve is 3 984 ha in extent.

What To D0 On Arrival

  • An entrance fee is payable at the entrance gate by day visitors only. All visitors must please report to the reception on arrival.


  • Due to the poor road conditions, particularly in the rainy season, high clearance vehicles are recommended.
  • No pets are permitted into the reserve.
  • Camping other than in designated areas is forbidden.
  • Gate opening and closing times are 06:00 - 18:00 daily.
  • The making of fires is strictly prohibited, except in designated areas in the resort and campsite, because of the hazard of veld fires.
  • Hikers are reminded that all refuse must be brought back to the resort for disposal.
  • Electricity is by generator from 17:00 - 22:00 daily.
  • Cell phone signal is limited, please provide your own phone cards.
  • The nearest source of provisions is at the Lotheni store, which is 14 km from the Resort. 
  • The curio shop at Lotheni supplies some basic groceries.
  • A deepfreeze is situated in the resort kitchen and is available for use by overnight visitors, as is a single large gas stove.

How To Get There

  • From N3 south follow the route via Underberg and Himeville, after which the tar ends.
  • The reserve is 45 km from Himeville on a dirt road.
  • From the north, follow the route via Nottingham Road.
  • Turn left at the Nottingham Road police station onto the Sani Pass/Vergelegen road.
  • ± 62 km from Nottingham Road, turn right at the Lotheni Store.
  • The entrance to the park is 10 km from this point.

GPS Co-Ordinates

  • 29d31'30.32"E 29d26'59.55"S

Lotheni Gallery