With a name like Little Switzerland, it’s a given that you’ll discover more than enough charm at this affordable family-friendly resort nested at the foot of the Northern Drakensberg.
The resort boasts a history that spans over a hundred years, from its start as tea garden to a transformation into quaint Alpine chalets and hotel rooms with breath-taking views of what feels to be the pinnacle of the South African landscape.
Little Switzerland really is something special, from the beautifully manicured grounds, to the main building with authentic thatched roofing and local wood framings and furnishings, each with stories of their own. You’ll be warmly welcomed and enraptured by idyllic views of the Drakensberg mountains clad in clouds, shrouded in snow, mellow in mist or crisp and clear.
Revel in serene silence far from traffic and meetings, enjoy our hearty buffet carveries, crackling log fires, and perhaps even some pampering at our spa. Relaxation and comfort are yours for the taking at this affordable family accommodation, with plenty of outdoor activities for both kids and adults to complete your stay and guarantee your return.
Locally known as “the Berg”, the iconic mountain peaks offer every excitement, from serious hiking and hairpin drives, to gentle strolls through forested glades and even a spot of culture – over 6000 San paintings are secretly exhibited amongst its craggy rocks. Here at Little Switzerland, you’ll find yourself in the middle of it all. Venture out nearby and you’ll discover the Royal Natal National Park, an addictively beautiful place far from the well-trodden tourist paths, where you can climb, bike, ride horseback, fish and spot birds and wildlife to your heart’s content.
The Little Switzerland staff are extremely helpful and always on hand to point out trails and not-to-be-missed sights and when you decide to head further down the way towards Durban, you’ll encounter the rolling KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.