Hotel at the end of a majestic drive from Mantsonyana to Thabe Tseke. Only central hotel with a reasonable restaurant and well appointed air conditioned rooms. Town itself offers little but those with a 4x4 can access hiking and fishing. Only spoiler was the noise from a wedding party until the early hours. Check your room is far away from the hall if a party is in the offing and use your ear plugs. Staff friendly and helpful. Secure parking on site.
Ok, so it is really the drive here and back that warrants the stay. Lovely scenery, but from the lowlands in a normal car it takes about 4 hours to get here and about 3 hours back due to the roads and lovely highland terrain. That said, you would want a good few hours to enjoy the scenery and regroup and likely do not want to drive down the mountain at night (I cannot imagine what that would be like in the dark).
That said, the staff were pleasing.
The meals were not amazing but good - though I must comment a bit slow to arrive. At night when there is not much else to do that is fine, but when you are ready to leave and waiting for breakfast this is not overly appreciated.
The views from the dining room area are just gorgeous.
The disappointing bit was the room. My room was bearable for the one night, but needs upgrading. The toilet smelt and the shower had mildew. While wifi access does not reach the rooms, I was lucky to be in room 1 (closest to reception) and thus was able to get wifi in my room which was a bit of a bonus :)
This family-friendly Bokong hotel is located in the mountains, 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Katse Dam, and within 32 mi (52 km) of …More