hotels Ladysmith


Your host, Ferdie of Bokmakierie Country Lodge, welcomes you to our establishment on the golf course. Relax in a tranquil ambiance while enjoying a sundowner on the rolling lawns with a view of the Golf course. Observe the antelope and ostrich in the game reserve, and experience an awesome sunset over the Drakensberg as a back drop.

Introduction to Bokmakierie Country Lodge

Take a scenic drive to the historical town of Ladysmith nestled in the heart of the Battlefields with the majestic Drakensberg mountains as a backdrop.


The next morning, enjoy a scrumptious full English breakfast (next to the pool in summer).  After that, enjoy our recreational facilities, relax in the Turkish steam room, and experience the jet pool, Jacuzzi and swimming pool. Feed the fish in the pond. Go for a game of golf on the course.

Let us pack a picnic basket for you with all the necessaries and have a wonderful outing to the Spionkop or Weenen Game Reserves. Watch the rhino, giraffe, buffalo and a variety of antelope roaming around.

Ferdie Van Niekerk

 Bokmakierie Lodge Staff

Front Entrance


John Madondela • Ferdie Van Niekerk
Rose Motsiri • Gertrude Tshabalala • Catherine Sigasa

Looking out at the Golf Course


Enter our graceful property through the impressive hand crafted black and gold wrought iron electronic gates reminding you of Buckingham Palace gates. Leave your car in the parking area where a night security guard will take care of all of the property for your peace of mind. You are welcomed by your friendly host (Ferdie) and hostess (Judy) to our Country Lodge overlooking the golf course and a direct view onto the Game Reserve.

Step into your luxury garden en-suite room with a Victorian bath awaiting you. Wrap yourself in a toweling robe in your suite: Air conditioned in summer and under floor heated in winter. Help yourself from the fully stocked mini bar fridge and sip a sundowner in the garden on the rolling lawns while you are enjoying the awesome sunset into the Drakensberg. Selective DSTV Channels

  Book a tour with a registered tour guide and visit some of the battlefields. Ladysmith is surrounded by no less than 10 major battlesites. Take a picture of yourself next to one of the Howitzers in front of the City Hall. Visit the Siege museum which served as a ration post for civilians. Enquire about all the daily trips to be made at the museum.
For the more energetic, go hiking in the Drakensberg. Experience the panoramic view from the top of Mount-Aux-Sources. An awe-inspiring 3 282 metres is the source of five major rivers.
After a day filled with fun, return to the cushy comfort of Bokmakierie. You may decide to have dinner homecooking style or experience a South African Braai. Coffee and tea facilities awaiting you in your suite.
In order to accommodate for a more diverse clientele, we at Bokmakierie Lodge are able to speak English, Afrikaans, Dutch, Zulu and Sotho.


Magnificent entrance to a magnificent Country Lodge.

      • Bokmakierie Country Lodge: Awarded House of the year in South Africa
Air conditioning
Swimming and Jet pools
Electronic gates
Underfloor heating
Walk in Chubb's safe
Tea and coffee facilities
Disabled access
Satellite DSTV and MNET Channels
Turkish steam room
Night security guard
Open fire place in lounge
Fax, email and internet facilities
Stocked bar fridges
One self-catering flats 

Things to
do from Ladysmith  

Visit the world famous Drakensberg Boys Choir

Take a hike from any of the Parks Board areas

Visit the Bushmen paintings

Enjoy a round of golf

Venture to the Lammergeyer hide : 300 bird species recorded

Visit Spioenkop Nature Reserve and view the game including Rhino and Giraffe

Take a trip to the Battlefields

Take a leisurely cruise on the Bell Park dam


Thandani Craft Village offers craft, wood work, Zulu dancing, choir singing and refreshments

View the majestic Drakensberg looking down from a helicopter

Take picnic from our Country Lodge and enjoy a typical Africa breakfast while  spotting wild life.

Visit the historical sites : Wagon Hill, Spioenkop Battle site, Platrand, Siege Museum.

Soofi Mosque, MOTH Museum

Visit Nambithi Conservency View    BIG FIVE

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