The Lodge

Watervale Lodge

Affordable, Quality Accommodation in Inchanga

Accommodation and delicious home-cooked meals in Inchanga – close to Cato Ridge, Camperdown, Valley Of A Thousand Hills, Botha’s Hill, Drummond, Shongweni, Hillcrest, Kloof, Gillits and Pinetown, (halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg) – in a secure and beautiful country setting.

Accommodation and delicious home-cooked meals, where your requirements are met with warmth and a smile. Delicious breakfasts and home-made meals are served in the dining room and pub or, if you prefer and the weather allows it,outside on the verandah, or in the outside pub/braai area in the fresh country air.


The comfortable en-suite rooms inside the Main Lodge and the outside en-suite rooms, as well as the log cabins with separate outdoor ablutions, carry the flavor of Africa, and are located in a quiet and beatifull African Setting.

En Suite Rooms

Campers are welcome and can camp in the grassy areas close to the log cabins and ablutions or anywhere else on the 25ha surrounding the Lodge, all of which are surrounded by an electric fence. Wake up in the morning to the sounds of the abundant bird life and take a walk in the grounds where you may be lucky enough to encounter some of the small wildlife at Watervale, such as Oribi and Duiker. A few Hamerkop families have also made Watervale their home.


The more energetic at heart can take a leisure 5km walk up the valley, to take in the stunning views from the 850m high crest whilsy also enjoying the fascinating flora and fauna en route.


From Pietermaritzburg on N3, take off-ramp at Exit 43 (approx 42 km from Pmb) and turn left at the top of ramp. Take first turn-off to left (D 732 sign-posted Watervale Lodge) and follow the road to the Lodge. (approx 2.6km)

From Durban on N3, take off-ramp at Exit 43 (approx 43km from Durban) and turn right at the top of ramp. Cross over N3 and take first turn-off to left (D 732 sign-posted Watervale Lodge) and follow the road to the Lodge. (approx 2.6km)