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

Attractions in Lotheni

Settler's Museum

  • Visitors should make a point of visiting the Lotheni Settler’s Homestead Museum. An interesting collection of early settler farming implements and home utensils is on display at the old Root homestead, which as been restored and refurnished in the style of the period.


  • No pets are permitted in the park
  • Camping anywhere other than in designated areas is forbidden
  • Gate entry time
  • Summer (1 October- 31 March) 05: 00- 19:00
  • Winter (1 April- 30 September) 6:00- 18:00
  • The making of fire is strictly prohibited, except n designated areas in the camp and campsite, because of the hazard of veld fires.
  • Hikers are reminded that all refuse must be brought back to the camp for disposal
  • Hikers must complete the mountain rescue register at the camp office before and after their hike


  • Lotheni is situated in the uKhahlamba-Drakensburg Park, South Africa’s first cultural and environmental World Herbage Site.
  • The exceptional natural beauty of the uKhahlamba-Drakensburg Park is evident in its soaring basaltic buttresses, golden sandstone ramparts, rolling high altitude grasslands, steep-sided river valleys and rocky gorges. The area has incredibly rich biodiversity including man endemic species.
  • This spectacular natural landscape also has many rock shelters, containing the largest and most concentrated group of paintings in Africa, south of the Sahara.
  • These were created by the San people over a period of at least 4 0 years. The rock paintings are outstanding in quality and diversity representing the spiritual life of the San people who no longer live the region.

Lotheni Gallery