The whole point of the Lodge and its location is to get back to nature. Just enjoy the envoronment with no modern distractions only the sound of the waterfall, the birdlife and wildlife.
Walking Trains :
- The Shaded River Walk, which takes you to the Bald Ibis Nesting Colony.
- The Uphill Amble – Which takes you to the top of the Gorge where trenches are found from the Anglo-Boer War
- The Historical Meander – Up the old wagon route (N3) road and past the fortified Iron Age Man Site, to the Rensburg Koppie National Monument Site from the Zulu-Boer Wars.
Swim in the cool rock pools and sunbathe on the sandstone slabs.
A fine example of an iron-age (14th Century) "fortified hill site" situated immediately behind SEWULA is easily accessed by use of the “Historical Meander”
Of great interest is the Rensburg Koppie National Monument where in 1838 a small group of Voortrekkers escaped being killed by Zulu soldiers by fleeing to the stony hillock alongside of the iron-age hill.
Rensburg Koppie National Monument
The Uphill Amble is a steep but gentle walk to an Anglo-Boer War 1899 defensive position with its dry-packed stone ‘sangas’ clearly visible
Mountain Bike Trails
With the dirt roads, and worn cattle paths on this working farm, there is great mountain biking to be done. Bring your own Mountain Bikes. Bikes are not provided. Note that all activities are done at your own risk.
Botanist Haven – for tree and flower enthusiasts
There are numerous, tree, flower, aloe and grass species to be found in this area. Described by botanists as being a botanist’s haven.
Bird watching, Fishing and Wildlife
The Bird Life is amazing with Savannah, and thornveld birds in abundance. We have Gymnogenes (African Harrier Hawk), various eagle species including the Fish Eagle and a Bald Ibis Nesting Colony at the end of the Shaded River Walk. Be sure to bring your binoculars, and prepare to sit on the deck, under your umbrella and settle down to an day of birdsong.
The surrounding cattle ranch offers dam fishing in a 27ha dam for Florida Bass. Please bring your own fishing equipment. Braai site available at the dam – for guests only.
A variety of Antelope can be seen on your visit. The farm has: Kudu, Blesbuck, Impala, Reedbuck, Mountain Reedbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck and Warthog. Smaller wildlife is also abundant such as Porcupines, Aardvark, Antbears, Bushpigs, the Cape Clawless Otter and many others.
Activities Outside of Camp
If one wants to get into a motorcar then there is a treasure trove of activities. Estcourt town has all sporting facilities, good supermarkets and other services. The Drakensberg is an hour away, as are the Battlefield sites on the Tugela line and the Midlands Meander is reached within half an hour. The delightful Weenen Nature Reserve is a great picnic venue – 45 minutes drive from Sewula – and boasts the highest density per hectare2 of Black and White Rhino in South Africa.