Exchange the cityscape for spectacular natural scenery in the Drakensberg!

Just over three hours’ drive from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein and about two-and-a-half hours from Durban you will find the ATKV Drakensville holiday resort near the foothills of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, a world heritage site.

ATKV Drakensville, with its breathtaking views, is surrounded by historical landmarks and offers access to numerous tourist attractions in the vicinity.

The resort has a variety of accommodation, adventure activities and recreational facilities, plus a restaurant, fast-food outlet, coffee shop and gift shop.

ATKV Drakensville – perfect for your fairytale wedding, a successful conference or a brilliant team building programme!

ATKV Drakensville is the Provincial Lilizela winner in the three-star Caravan and Camping category.



ATKV Drakensville offers a wide variety of accommodation options in the breathtaking Drakensberg in KZN. This range includes self-catering units for two, spacious family homes for up to eight people and even luxury bed-and-breakfast rooms. All units are serviced daily and are comfortably furnished and fully equipped with 11 DStv channels.

Bed-and-breakfast rooms

Three-star rooms, comprising one en-suite bedroom (one double or two single beds). Meals are provided at the Koswerf restaurant.
B & B Rooms

Self-catering houses

Two- and three-star accommodation for four to six people, comprising two or three bedrooms and a kitchen, lounge, toilet and bathroom. The houses are fully equipped. Bath towels are provided.
6-Bed upgraded
6-Bed upgraded (1 Bathroom)

Self-catering flats

Three-star flats, comprising one bedroom (one double or two single beds), an open-plan kitchen with an eating nook and en-suite bathroom with a shower. The flats are fully equipped with cutlery, a fridge/freezer, a two-plate stove and a microwave.
Flat (2-sleeper)

Caravan and camping site

The caravan and camping site has both paved stands and lush lawns, and excellent washing-up and ablution facilities. The ablution facilities are also wheelchair friendly. Each stand has a 15-amp power point and its own braai facilities.


For a more complete description of the accommodation options and rates, please click on the Tariffs tab below.

*Due to the upgrade of various accommodation units, it might happen that the descriptions and photos of the units differ and also differ from the descriptions on the rate card. We are in the process of updating the rate cards as well as the photos and descriptions, and we will try to put it on the website as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience in this regard. If there is any uncertainty about the accommodation unit's description, facilities and accompanying photos, you are welcome to call the relevant resort or the central booking office at 011 919 9092.

Activities and Facilities


ATKV Drakensville is a true breakaway paradise where both young and old can enjoy hours of fun and relaxation in a breathtaking environment.

Activities at the resort

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Swimming pool and splash pool
  • Waterslide
  • Monster chess
  • Adventure putt-putt
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking routes
  • Birdwatching
  • Games room
  • Pool
  • Animal farm


Nearby attractions

  • San rock art
  • Drakensberg Boys’ Choir
  • Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre
  • Royal Natal National Park
  • Drakensberg underground hydro power station
  • Kerkenberg, Retief pass and Barefoot woman
  • Cultural tour
  • Spioenkop battlefield and nature reserve
  • Winterton Museum
  • Dragon rock reptile center

Facilities at the resort

The Koswerf restaurant offers delicious buffet and à la carte meals and the convenience store offers takeaways. The resort also has an ATM, liquor store and there is a beauty salon.


An additional levy may be charged for certain facilities and entertainment from time to time.

Environmental Centre

Click here for the Environmental Centre's brochure.

Day Visitors

Day visitors

Although ATKV members are given preference when they book at our resorts, the ATKV has long had the policy of making accommodation at the resorts available to everyone. However, only ATKV members may visit the resorts as day visitors. With the arrival of South Africa’s new dispensation, the ATKV, on the basis of decisions taken at various conferences, aligned itself unequivocally with this new dispensation. The ATKV sees itself as an active role player in the building of new structures for the future, in this way striving to become an indispensable part of an inclusive South Africa.

Holidaying is one of the activities most closely connected with the recreational component of culture. This is precisely why the ATKV endeavours to make the holiday experience of the Afrikaans cultural community a pleasurable one.

The ATKV resorts focus on aspects such as family entertainment, safety, a peaceful holiday environment and holiday-goers who respect and complement one another’s needs.
To ensure a pleasant holiday experience, our resorts have certain rules, which include the following:

  • A limited number of day visitors
  • No alcohol at the swimming pools
  • No drunkenness
  • Acknowledgement of the dignity of everyone who visits the resort as a paying guest
  • No buses with visitors without prior arrangements

These rules apply to ensure an environment in which all visitors can relax and enjoy themselves. In this way, every visitor is afforded the opportunity to experience the surroundings and the entertainment on offer. Individuals or groups who break the rules are warned once or twice, after which drastic action is taken; this may include eviction from a resort. Any person who does not respect the dignity of other visitors and objects to their presence is refunded and asked to leave the resort.

Day visitor policy

  • ATKV members are given preference to non-members when they visit the resorts as day visitors. 
  • ATKV members and non-members pay a day visitor tariff.
  • Day visitors are not limited to ATKV members, but pre-bookings are essential. The booking has to be made 24 hours before visiting the resort of choice – weekdays during office hours 08:00 – 17:00. To gain entry to the resort, proof of payment has to be sent before arrival.
  • ATKV members and non-members who are residential guests at a resort may be visited by family members and friends as day visitors, but only if prior arrangements have been made with reception. 
  • The number of day visitors at resorts must be strictly controlled, because each resort can only allow a limited number of visitors.
  • Due to space and limited facilities, no ordinary day visitors are allowed at Klein-Kariba during long weekends and for the period between December 15 and January 10.
  • At ATKV Natalia no additional visitors will be allowed during December due to limited space on the resort.  
  • This day visitor policy does not apply to visitors at the Negester Estate at Klein-Kariba. A separate policy for Negester Estate has been formulated in cooperation with the homeowners association.  

Day visitor tariff

  • ATKV members: R90 per person 
  • Non-members: R150 per person 

Day visitors are welcome to visit our resorts daily from 08:00 to 17:00. Measures have been increased to ensure that day visitors adhere to these times, unless other arrangements are made with the management of the specific resort.


A warm welcome to you

Scenic South Africa offers a wealth of attractions that deserve to be explored and enjoyed as much as possible. The ATKV provides the ideal solution: seven unrivalled resorts situated nationwide amidst a host of cultural treasures, heritage sites and other exciting attractions, available at affordable rates. Safe, secure and superbly situated, these premium resorts are the ideal venues to make your conference a working success.

Genuine hospitality in the heart of the Drakensberg

Situated at the foothills of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre in KZN, this unique mountain paradise is about three hours away from Johannesburg or Bloemfontein and about two and a half hours from Durban, which makes it the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of big city life. With its variety of accommodation, and multitude of activities and facilities, this resort is a convenient base from which to discover the wide array of tourist attractions that the Drakensberg has become known for. ATKV Drakensville has four fully equipped conference venues that can accommodate groups of up to 800 delegates.

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Happily ever after in the Drakensberg

A breathtaking country such as South Africa offers a wealth of attractions that deserve to be explored and enjoyed whenever a break comes around. The ATKV offers the ideal solution: seven unrivalled holiday resorts at affordable rates that offer you value for money. Situated in some of the most spectacular regions of our country, surrounded by cultural, historical and other exciting tourist attractions, our resorts are the perfect venue for that dream wedding!

An unforgettable Drakensberg wedding …

Fairytale weddings come to life at ATKV Drakensville. The beautiful sandstone chapel with its magnificent view over the valley is the perfect place to exchange your vows, and the pristine Drakensberg makes every photo a masterpiece. Our reception facilities and delicious dishes will ensure that the celebration continues well into the night!

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Please note that our annual price increase takes place on 1 March. To check the availability of accommodation and to make bookings, contact the resort directly. For more general information, contact our central booking office at +27 11 919 9092 or the resort at +27 11 572 1000.

Tariffs 2019–2020





Tariffs 2020–2021





GPS coordinates

28º36.711″ S / 29º07.590″ E


For general enquiries and bookings:
PO Box 53, Jagersrust 3354
Tel: +27 36 438 6287
Fax: +27 36 438 6524
Central booking office:
Tel.: +27 11 919 9092
Fax: +27 11 919 0226
Email: drakensville@atkv.org.za
Web site: http://www.drakensville.co.za
Conference coordinator:
Lynda Peachey
Tel: +27 36 438 6287
Fax: +27 36 438 6524
Email: dvinligting@atkv.org.za

Environmental Centre coordinator
Hesmi Olwagen
Tel: +27 36 438 6287
Fax: +27 36 438 6524
Email: hesmio@atkv.org.za

Wedding coordinator
Hesmi Olwagen
Tel: +27 36 438 6287
Fax: +27 36 438 6524
Email: hesmio@atkv.org.za

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