Perched on the edge of the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, with breathtaking views of the waterfall and gorge, Kloof Falls Lodge offers quality Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a peaceful environment — a stylish retreat for guests on holiday as well as on business. Your hosts, Tim (Owner) and Petro (Manager) assure you of a warm welcome and look forward to treating you to an unforgettable stay in a relaxed, country-like environment just three minutes from central Kloof. Attention to detail and personal service are the keynotes.
Kloof Falls Lodge Bed & Breakfast offers accommodation in seven elegantly furnished bedrooms where crisp white linen will make you feel special.
If on business, you will find all facilities, yet be able to relax and unwind. Air-conditioning in six of these rooms will add to your comfort.
Savour the feel of Africa as you relax on the deck, observing birds and butterflies. Sip a sundowner under the flat-crown trees and watch the sun set over indigenous forest. Lose yourself in a book or watch TV in your room or relax in the guest lounge / dining room . All rooms have flat screen TV’s.
Wake to birdsong, draw back your curtains and start your day with the sight and sound of the falls. Make your selection for breakfast which will be prepared and served by Iselle.
Unpack your walking boots and binoculars and take a leisurely stroll or a strenuous hike along one of the many nature reserve trails of the nearby Kranzkloof Nature Reserve. Bush buck, duiker, monkeys and rock dassie frequent the reserve. Guided tours of the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, which boasts 200 species of birds can be organized. A crowned eagles’ nest is 20 minutes walk from the lodge. The pair usually breeds every second year in September.
Kloof is 25 minutes inland from Durban and 10 minutes from the business centres of Pinetown, Westmead and New Germany. Being 500m above sea level, the village escapes the humidity of the coast in summer. Several shopping malls, pubs, restaurants, a gym and an 18-hole golf course at the Kloof Country Club, are 5 minutes drive from Kloof Falls Lodge.
For the tourist, Kloof Falls Lodge is an ideal stopover between the majestic Drakensberg, and the Northern KZN game parks. The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park and the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in each of these areas are World Heritage Sites. The lodge is a secure base from which to visit attractions such as the KZN beaches, the Midlands Meander, the Valley of a Thousand Hills, malaria-free safari and game parks, and living Zulu villages.
Situated only four kilometres from the centre of Kloof this nature reserve, established by the Natal Parks Board in 1950, boasts an abundance of wildlife. It affords spectacular views across the well forested gorge cut by the Molweni River. Most of the reserve’s 532 hectares is covered by dense forest and vegetation.
Its best known attraction is the well developed picnic area adjacent to the dam at the head of Kloof Falls. The Parks board has established an informative ‘Interpretative Centre’ at the site. This spot is easily reached by following Kloof Falls road. Leaving the picnic site, the visitor may proceed to Bridle Road and enjoy spectacular views from two well marked view sites. Another picnic site developed at the Nkutu Falls may be reached by turning right at the top of Bridle Road into King George Avenue (which becomes Valley Drive) and continues to the bottom of the hill. Prepared walks originate from the picnic areas and visitors may view the falls or descend into the gorge, following the river course. Organised walks can be arranged at weekends.
A further view site and walk may be reached by taking Krantzview Road into Quentin Smythe Road and then into Uve Road, where a trail begins at the gate to the reserve. The Wildlife Society is planning to establish a two day hiking trail incorporating the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve with other green belt areas within the Kloof/Gillitts/ Everton area.
Fauna in the reserve includes bush buck, bush pig duiker, mongoose, vervet monkey and rock rabbit. to name but a few. Birdlife is abundant and visitors are often rewarded by sighting or hearing crowned eagles, hornbills and loeries in the forests, and hammerkop and kingfishers near the water’s edge.Flora in the reserve is mainly of the coastal type and the gorge is a botanical paradise and include many tress and shrubs unique to the Reserve