About: The Old Hatchery

About Us

Nestled in the embrace of the Southern Drakensberg’s uKhahlamba region, The Old Hatchery is your gateway to a world of natural wonder and adventure. We’re beautifully positioned along the tranquil uMzimkhulu River, where the majesty of the ‘Berg is ever-present, and the possibilities for exploration are endless.

Whether you seek the thrill of outdoor exploration or the tranquillity of a riverside retreat, The Old Hatchery is your gateway to it all. It’s a place where every moment is an invitation to create cherished memories. Join us in this enchanting corner of the Drakensberg and let nature’s beauty captivate your senses. The Old Hatchery welcomes you to a world where every day is an adventure, and every night is a dream come true.

For the outdoor enthusiast, our surroundings offer a really wide of activities. Explore lush hiking trails that lead to breathtaking vistas, saddle up for horseback rides through pristine landscapes, or embark on thrilling 4X4 journeys up Sani Pass. The Southern Drakensberg is your playground, and at The Old Hatchery, adventure is right on your doorstep.

Whether you’re planning a family getaway, a romantic escape, or a productive business trip, The Old Hatchery has you covered. Choose from our comfortable B&B lodges for a touch of luxury or opt for our self-catering cottages for a cozy home-away-from-home experience. Your comfort and relaxation are our priorities.

We’re not just a destination; we’re the perfect halfway point between Gauteng and the KZN South Coast, the Wild Coast, and the Transkei region of the Eastern Cape. Travelers on these routes find solace in our hospitality and the chance to recharge before continuing their journeys.

Embrace Adventure

A world where adventure awaits around every corner. Explore hiking trails that lead to awe-inspiring views. Saddle up for horseback rides through amazing landscapes. Discover the thrill of 4X4 journeys up the iconic Sani Pass. 

Trout Fishing Paradise

Anglers, prepare for an unforgettable experience. Our well-stocked dams offer the finest trout fishing in the Southern Berg. Cast your line and reel in the catch of the day as you surround yourself with the calming sounds of nature.

The Waterfall Restaurant

Indulge at The Waterfall, our restaurant perched beside a cascading waterfall. Savor delectable dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Pair your meal with a fine selection of drinks, while taking in the spectacular views.

Comfortable Accommodation

When the day’s adventures come to an end, retire to our cozy accommodations. From charming self-catering cottages to comfortable B&B lodges, we offer a range of options designed to make your stay relaxing and memorable.

Caravan Park

we offer an extra dimension to our accommodation. With fully fitted caravan sites, complete with its own ablution and braai facilities, make it an ideal place to park and explore the surrounding ‘Berg area


There is nothing as beautiful and exhilarating as camping in the mountains. Each of our campsites accommodates 4-6 people. Each campsite is electrified (with a plug-point), with exclusive braai facilities


With BnB and multiple self-catering cottage options available, you’ll find the perfect accommodation with us for your next family trip. There’s a lot on offer, whether you’re a nature lover or adventure junkie. You can click here to check availability and book with us right now.

15 x Double en-suite Room

03 x Mountain Cottages

3 Bedroom Self-Catering Cottage

1 x Family Cottage