The nearest town is Winterton, Inkosana Lodge is on the R600 in the Champagne Valley. By car four and a half hours from Johannesburg and two and a half hours from Durban.
GPS: E 29 00 56    S 29 27 39
GPS can be misleading in this area. Rather follow our advice and map

On Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
the bus arrives at Inkosana at 11.30  from the southern Berg via Cape Town, Knysna, Hogsback and  Wild Coast.  ( NOT DURBAN )
the bus leaves to Johannesburg from Inkosana at 11.45
On Monday , Tuesday  and Saturday
the bus arrives at Inkosana 14.30 from Johannesburg
the bus leaves to Southern Berg at 14.45 and on to Wild Coast, Hogback, Knysna and Cape Town .   ( NOT DURBAN )

From Johannesburg,

N3 to Harrismith, then N5 to Bloemfontein, left to Qua Qwa, left on R74 to Bergville , then into Winterton , then RIGHT on R600 to central Drakensberg

From Durban, take the N3, exit 179 (Estcourt North), left for 20 minutes, left on R600 for 10 minutes. (After dark, take the following exit  to Winterton and R600 left to Inkosana).

From Ladysmith, take the N11 and turn left on the R600 to Winterton, right on R600 to Champagne Valley 25km to Inkosana lodge.

Map to Inkosana Lodge Drakensberg
Map to Inkosana Lodge Drakensberg


No pickups are done from the Baz Bus. Those coming on public transport have to make their own way to Inkosana Lodge. Generally it is safe during the day to hitch to Inkosana, mini buses are the other option.

Guests are recommended to have their own transport for the ‘Berg leg of their travels. Inkosana is a useful base from which to visit all the areas of the Central and Northern Drakensberg.

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Wow stayed extra time , so  idyllic, wonderful , great people, hope to come again
Petra Krimphove