Welcome to RockWood earth lodge




Situated in the Champagne Valley, just past The Drakensberg Boys Choir, one finds this private and unique getaway home. As you meander down the driveway, you realize it’s a rare find indeed, and pat yourself on the back. In front of you appears an uninterrupted view of Champagne Castle, Cathkin Peaks & Dragons back and you feel humbled by your smallness in comparison. Dragons back gets its name from the outline of the peaks and escarpment that combine to resemble the profile of a sleeping giant. 

The original farm house has been lovingly restored over four years by the Rockwood Fella, to give you a sense of complete one with nature. It takes you back to the colonial times in this uKhahlamba World Heritage site when animals roamed free and tribal people beat out their daily existence, and wars were an eventuality to claim pieces of this splendor. Reed buck and Duiker take their refuge in the surrounding indigenous garden in the whispering of the winds through the grass. As night tucks everything away, a million billion stars appear high above you winking sleep tight, you are safe. 


Guestbook comments AFTER VISITING :)

Alida Marais
01/08/2018 10:43:53 AM
Dear Theresa & Mountain man (Wayne)

It has taken me too long to write my review.

Unfortunately the pen for your guest book was missing on the day we left, but I'm back at work now and would like to make use of the opportunity to tell you of our stay. First of all, Theresa, thank you so much for making me feel secure with regards to our booking, even if I was paying it off in drips and drabs. It meant so much to me, I sincerely appreciate your kindness.

Upon arrival Theresa was such a darling, I felt right at home by just talking to her on the telephone.

Our excitement when we saw “The Rock” was something that should’ve been recorded. Oh wow, what an absolutely astonishing place, the view, the pool, the surrounds!! My jaw dropped. The gardens were neatly kept and the unit itself was painstakingly clean. To whoever oversees the upkeep, cheers to a job exceptionally well done!

We had the pleasure of meeting dearest Mountain man (as we baptised him)! Dear Wayne, thank you so very much for making our stay even more special by visiting and having dinner with us. It was a lovely extra and a visit we won’t easily forget. We often talk about you with our friends!

Myself and Lielies hope to see you soon! Keep up the beautiful work you do at the Lodge. These are one of those places people will be coming back to.

Lots of love
Alida & Lielies
082 412 6650
Mohamed and Jayshree Philip
08/21/2017 04:07:49 PM
Hi Theresa
Thank you for an awesome weekend (18.08 to 20.08)!! Everything you said and lots more....we would definetly be recommending "the cave" . Its the perfect place for 2 people wanting some quiet time away :):)
Would highly reccomend.
Mohamed & Jayshree
Pierre & Suzette Marais
03/10/2017 11:49:53 AM
Hi Theresa! Really great little stay over!
The Rock cave is a must for a partner get-a-way!
Like they say in Afrikaans, "Bietjie tyd vir jouself".
We will be back with a big group next time.
Love Pierre & Suzette
(Daune at home with Granny)
Martyn & Tanya Harvey
03/08/2017 05:40:22 PM
Absolutely Magical is the only way to describe Rockwood Earth Lodge; it casts it's spell of peace & tranquillity over you even before the Milky Way & all the other constellations dazzle you beyond belief. Well done Guys & Thank you for such a wonderful experience, it was sorry is ,a breathtaking experience.
Kho khoza Khumalo
08/05/2016 02:23:34 PM
So in touch with nature, its a breathe of fresh air away from the city life. Loved it.
Nothando Buthelezi
08/05/2016 02:20:49 PM
Very beautiful and peaceful. Had a great time.
mikesh harichun
07/07/2016 03:16:28 PM
Very nice
Jeff Holbrook
11/13/2015 02:25:37 AM
More breathtaking than God's Window!
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