sungubala eco camp


Sungubala Eco Camp lies in the heart of the pristine Drakensberg, north of the Royal Natal National Park. Set on a secluded mountain farm, Sungubala is a self catering option for nature lover’s, those in search of an active getaway, or a quiet place to relax.

In keeping with the Eco theme, all power is wind and solar generated. Gas is used for cooking and water heating. Guests are encouraged to minimise their environmental impact and to enjoy nature’s beauty. It is a great base from which to explore the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Site.


GPS Co-ordinates

  •  28 degrees 37,44 S 28 degrees 57,89 E

Closest main airport

King Shaka International – 307km

OR Tambo International – 355km

 Closest major city

 Durban ( approximately 3 hours )

Pietermaritzburg ( approximately 2H00 minutes away )



No. of rooms

3 Self-catering chalets

8 en-suite rooms 

3 Rustic A-Frame units with shared ablutions


Room Categories

Self Catering Chalets –

En-Suite Rooms

Rooms with shared ablutions

Room Facilities
  • solar lighting
  • fireplace
  • gas stove
  • gas fridge


Average price of rooms

Self Contained Units from R1650 per unit

En-suite rondavels and A-Frame units from R440 per person per day

Communal rustic A-Frame units from R365 per person per day

Rate Includes

Rates include accommodation only

Season Specials

See Website for details




List of facilities/activities available for guests:

  • Swimming pool
  • hiking trails
  • communal lounge area and kitchen 
  • children’s playground
Restaurant & Dining

No restaurant on-site but there are a few within 10km radius of the camp

Guests should bring

Own Food and drinks


Swimming Towels


Important Information

This is an eco camp so no electricity, and no WIFI, and limited cell phone reception. Lighting is supplied by solar and wind generators, cooking is on gas, fridges are also gas and water is heated by solar with a gas back up. It is advisable to bring along a torch in case the power does go down at any time.

The main activity is hiking;  there is a guide on site to take people out. Walks can be easy to quite strenuous, depending on the guest’s fitness. There are superb mountain bike trails in the area and there is horse riding nearby. Also available in the area is All out Adventures for a range of fun activities. On site there is a small swimming pool and there is also a jungle gym for children. Guests should bring along there own swimming towels.


Sungubala Eco-Camp

All reservations are done via email.