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About Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge was originally built in the 1970s as a state enterprise, though former Batlokoa chief Wessels Mota built a stone hut for backpackers on the site in the 1950s. The lodge was gradually given over to the current King of the local Batlokoa community, Morena Mota (son of Wessels Mota), in the mid 90s.

It was officially made a community asset by the state in 2000. Management challenges prompted the Traditional Council of the Batlokoa under their leader, Morena Mota, to enter into an agreement with Transfrontier Park Destinations (TFPD) in 2010 as management and marketing operators.

With their focus on the development of a viable and sustainable tourism industry that balances the needs of the local community with those of nature, TFPD now manages Witsieshoek and the surrounding land and tourism activities on behalf of the Batlokoa community. The Batlokoa still own the lodge and the bulk of its revenue remains within the community; the Batlokoa also provide the majority of the lodge’s workforce.

Any proposals regarding the future of the lodge and the finances garnered by it are relayed to King Mota and his council for discussion before any decisions are taken. Much of the artwork and woven items in the lodge is also made within the local Batlokoa community and Qwa Qwa region.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 86
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Payment Policy:50% deposit payment required immediately on receipt of invoice to secure the booking with the balance payable 14 days prior to arrival at the Lodge. Short notice bookings - full payment required on receipt of the invoice prior to arrival at the lodge.The booking will be released automatically if no deposit payment /correspondence... Payment Policy:50% deposit payment required immediately on receipt of invoice to secure the booking with the balance payable 14 days prior to arrival at the Lodge. Short notice bookings - full payment required on receipt of the invoice prior to arrival at the lodge.The booking will be released automatically if no deposit payment /correspondence is received. Do not make a payment, after the due date, without re-checking availability. see more

Availability and pricing

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  • Bungalow Bungalow Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 24 Double Room, en-suite bathroom with shower and bathroom amenities. Heaters, bedding, towels, kettle, coffee and tea supp... see more Features:  Double beds, Bath only, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Double beds, Bath only, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
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      • Sentinel Sentinel Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 8 Chalet with double bedroom and en-suite bathroom with shower. Heaters, bedding, towels, kettle, coffee and tea supplied.
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          • Backpackers Backpackers Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 6 2 Twin beds with sheets, pillows and blankets.Space heating will be with oil heaters. There are 2 communal ablution faci... see more Features:  Bath only, Mountain views, Single beds, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms see more Bath only, Mountain views, Single beds, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
            • Rooms Adults
              • Bungalow Large Bungalow Large Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 5 Chalet with double bedroom and en-suite bathroom with shower. Heaters, bedding, towels, kettle, coffee and tea supplied.... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more King beds, En-suite, Shower only, Mountain views, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                • Rooms Adults

                  Reviews for Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

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                  Detlev Venter
                  01 October 2019

                  I loved having a comfortable base to come home to after a strenuous hike in the mountains. And Witsieshoek was the place to be. Easy, comfortable, pleasant, clean and like home!

                  Bradley Nestadt
                  07 March 2017

                  Super spotFriendly and helpful staff.Nice vibe Note that overseas Internet bookings are quite a bit more expensive

                  Verena Hoffmann, Austria
                  21 August 2016

                  New bungalows are very nicely equipped, excellent bed, unfortunately only one armchair for sitting, no sitting area outside.Restaurant ok, very nice lounge and bar area, good breakfast, wlan against payment.

                  Iris Traus, Germany
                  27 October 2015

                  Wonderful rooms with stunning view on the amphitheatre. Spacious room and bathroom, good restaurant and breakfast. We enjoyed our stay verymuch !

                  Julie Stacey, South Africa
                  24 February 2015

                  A beautiful location, with lots of walking, birding and photography opportunities. Very helpful staff, and the chalets have everything you need, if you want to genuinely get away from it all.

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                  Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge is 0km from the centre of Witsieshoek , the nearest airport 171.7km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling