Watervale Lodge provides accommodation, outdoor activities and delicious home-cooked meals in a tranquil, secure, and beautiful country setting in Inchanga, halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, close to the N3.

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

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 securely 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.


Bookings can unfortunately not be confirmed prior to the payment of the deposit as set out in the quotation to secure the booking reflecting as available in our account and accordingly the availability of any accommodation cannot be guaranteed based on the quotation until such time as the funds are received and a confirmation message sent to you.


Cancellation terms vary between establishments, and those pertaining to each establishment are viewable at appropriate times during the reservations process. Please ensure you contact the establishment directly to view these. In particular, you will be provided with an opportunity to view the cancellation policy of the particular establishment at the time of making your booking. If you are not satisfied that the policy is reasonable please do not make a booking.



  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Laundry Facilities
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool

Activities Near

Bird Watching, Camping, Canoeing / Kayaking, Climbing - Sport, Climbing - Traditional, Fishing, Fishing - Deep Sea, Golf, Horse Riding, Walking,


Guest reviews for Watervale Lodge

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    Carmen Stander, South Africa

    10 January 2015

    Watervale Lodge

    The hosts: Niels and Mary were absolutely delightful and made us feel exceptionally welcome. The great breakfast served, was of the highest quality and standard.For these 2 comments 10/10. The cabin itself was as expected,comfortable. But the advert was misleading. We understand that the hosts are in the process of upgrading, but we were shocked to see the facility especially on arrival.Also that the very basic ablution block and kitchen are "outside", would have to get past the dog and monkeys(felt unsafe,uncomfortable). It would be helpful to have more photos available to make a decision.

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    Dennis Vorster, South Africa

    13 October 2014

    Watrevale Lodge

    The host was a very friendly and accommodating gentleman but I am afraid the facilities are in dire need of some attention. It is a pity as the lodge must have been a beautiful place in its heyday. I was also expecting a good home cooked breakfast in the morning but unfortunately it would only fall into the grease pit category.

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