Valley Lakes

Valley Lakes offers a peaceful and comfortable country stay 30km outside of Underberg, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. A tranquil destination to relax in, connect with nature, explore the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg or enjoy some of our country’s finest fly fishing.

To the beat of your own drum, an intimate function venue with spectacular views, plenty of space and unique photo opportunities is also available for you to create a memorable occasion or host a meaningful workshop.

About Us

Lake Life

A sensory escape to float, fish, swim or boat. Read or take a nap in the sun. Dance in the rain. Walk in the twilight. Cook and stargaze under African skies. Gather at the fireside to laugh, play to win, or toast a marshmallow or two.


A 30m paddle from your chalet puts you out onto the beautiful 60ha stocked Lake – the very soul of our Valley. Or catch the wild trout spawned naturally in the beats of the Ndawana River that feeds the lake.

Function Venue

With 16 beds on site, our venue, which overlooks the lake and westward up the Valley to where the sun sets, is well appointed to hold memorable family reunions, special birthday celebrations or creative workshops that speak straight to your heart.

Nature Lovers

For those interested in birds and indigenous flora and fauna; there are from Fish Eagles to Shell Duck, River Otters to Mountain Reedbuck.
From Everlastings to wild Agapanthus scattered on the slopes. And all the delicate miracles of nature that exist in between.

Sani Pass Is Nearby


From rough and rugged to gentle farmland, there is something for the resilient and the hopeful. From Thaba Msila to Mount Sutherland, our summits will put you on top of the world where you can inhale fresh mountain air, see your problems from a bird’s eye view and exhale your stresses.

Where The Beat Goes On

A clean canvas on which to paint your dream celebration.
Surrounded by magical backdrops of the berg and overlooking the lake, create your own masterpiece of intimacy and seal it with your very own signature sunset.

Come Fill Up Your Senses

What People are Saying

Serene Mountain escape right on the lake

What a magical location, set in the valley, nestled between the lakes and the mountains. The cottage itself was fully equipped and so serene. We loved making a fire in the evenings and unwinding with a nice bubble bath.

Kevin – AUS

Tranquility in the midst of mountains and lakes

Everything 🙂 Such a peaceful environment surrounded by the lakes and mountains. We particularly enjoyed sitting by a fireplace in the evening and hearing all the nature sounds. It was soooo refreshing and relaxing. And of course, not forget to mention Farouk. He was so friendly, welcoming and going an extra mile in accommodating our needs. We’ll be back for sure! 

Jurgita – SA




The pictures didn’t do this place justice. It was beautiful, tranquil, neat and tidy. It was lacking in nothing!! The kitchen was fully equipped, there were gas heaters and electric wall heaters, firewood was provided for the fireplace, no noise, private and peaceful. The staff member assigned (Farouk) was respectful, kind and humble. He wore a mask and kept his distance at all times (as per necessary and Governmental Regulations) and he was available at odd hours. We have vowed to come back!


Definitely recommend it to others, perfect for family time and reconnecting.

Absolutely beautiful scenery! lovely rustic feel in the cottage Loved the heaters in each room not forgetting the most comfortable king size beds. Dishwasher made available. Farouk the Host was fantastic

Alison SA – JHB

Get In Touch

Call: 082 788 3902