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About Highover Wildlife Sanctuary

Highover Wildlife Sanctuary is an eco-adventure destination in KwaZulu-Natal that offers you an adrenaline rush as you shoot with white river rapids, experience the thrill of seeing the endangered blue swallows in flight, opt to enjoy the spectacular indigenous tree trail, or relax with a good book.

Highover is an ideal base from which to explore the southern Natal Midlands. This might include Sani Pass, trips on the steam trains, Byrne Village, the Southern Berg and the Umkomaas Valley.

Highover Wildlife Sanctuary offers various self-catering accommodation options including a Lodge, Stone Cottages, Riverside Chalets, Bunkhouses and Camping sites.

We also welcome day visitors who wish to spend a day at the river, walk our tree-spotting trails, view game and birds or simply relax outdoors. Bring your picnic basket or braai equipment along and spend a relaxing day in the bush camp.

Activities include hiking trails, fly fishing, 4x4 trails, tubing, swimming, off-road and quad-biking tracks, mountain biking trails, and lots of picnic spots.

Wedding Venues: Highover is the perfect venue for weddings, birthdays and corporate events. We have hosted small weddings of up to 120 guests, engagement and bachelor parties and corporate functions.

Conference Venues: Highover is the place to have an uninterrupted conference or workshop with a stunning bushveld ambience. Our central lapa with a wooden viewing deck overlooking the mighty Mkomazi River offers this ideal bushveld setting.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 7 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 223
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

The balance is due prior to arrival. No towels are supplied. A R150.00 breakage/key deposit is charged. In the event of serious damages, including damage to thatch roofs, Highover reserves the right to charge guests for repairs and/or replacement of furniture/equipment. Accommodation is supplied with filtered drinking water and 1 crate of fire... The balance is due prior to arrival. No towels are supplied. A R150.00 breakage/key deposit is charged. In the event of serious damages, including damage to thatch roofs, Highover reserves the right to charge guests for repairs and/or replacement of furniture/equipment. Accommodation is supplied with filtered drinking water and 1 crate of fire wood free, thereafter R20.00 per crate. We regret we do not have camping equipment to hire. No electricity points are available in the campsite. see more

Availability and pricing

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  • Campsites Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 25 Our campsite offers campers quiet sites among the trees. Our riverside camping offers numerous spacious and secluded... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering
    from R240 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • BackPackers Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 4 Our new BackPackers accommodation offer basic, but comfortable units. There is a central braai area as well as a commun... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Bunk beds see more Double beds, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Bunk beds, Single beds, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
        from R480 For 2 guests
        • Rooms Adults
          • Chalets Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 4 The four stone, thatch, and reed chalets, offer comfortable accommodation with private braai areas and kitchenettes.... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds see more Double beds, Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Single beds, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
            from R640 For 2 guests
            • Rooms Adults
              • The Lodge Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering The Lodge sleeps up to ten guests, is fully equipped, and boasts a unique outdoor bathroom with a spectacular view of... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Upstairs, Self-catering see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Upstairs, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Outdoor shower, No Smoking in Rooms
                from R840 For 2 guests
                • Adults
                  • Riverside Cottages Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 5 Our essentially 'African' Riverside stone and thatch cottages offer simple but attractive accommodation. Each cottage... see more Features:  Double beds, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Bunk beds, Outdoor shower, No Smoking in Rooms see more Double beds, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Bunk beds, Outdoor shower, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
                    from R920 For 2 guests
                    • Rooms Adults

                      Reviews for Highover Wildlife Sanctuary

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                      Noeleen Uys
                      24 September 2019

                      Everything was perfectPeacefulTranquilRejuvenatingMy family are interested in coming again soon.Would recommend this gem of a getaway to anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.Shannon and her husband were wonderful hosts.Thank U so very much for a lovely stay

                      Liesel Muhl
                      07 July 2019

                      Wow wow wow! We where late in arriving as we'd been delayed. Shanon phone us twice to check if we where ok. Arrived in the dark. Woke up in the morning to paradise! The donkey gave us beautiful hot water! The milky way over our tent was gods kiss . The Chalets and lapa looked amazing. We will definitely be back. There should be an option for 10 out of 10. Truly for nature lovers.

                      Alison Geddes
                      29 September 2018

                      It was our kind of place. The bird life is very special. We wish we had been free to stay longer. The lady in charge was particularly helpful

                      Justin Stirton
                      05 January 2018

                      Stayed five days in Stone Cottage 3. Beautiful, peaceful setting near the Umkomaas River. Many birds. Perfect peace.

                      theunis steenkamp, South Africa
                      31 December 2016

                      It is with disappointment that we found the once popular Highover in a state of disrepair and poor service. During our 3 day stay from 27 to 30 Dec we were at times the only visitors in the resort. Ablutions are in disrepair, some days the "donkeys" for hot water were not lit and campers had to do this themselves, rubbish bins were not emptied once, ablutions were not cleaned once, firewood which was requested did not arrive and the reception office is virtually non functional. Campsites grass was not cut and chalets look dirty. We will certainly not visit again.

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                      Highover Wildlife Sanctuary is 21.5km from the centre of Richmond - KZN , the nearest airport 108.8km (Margate Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling