Bingelela Guest House, Bergville

At Finishtime we spend a huge amount of time on the road, timing events around the country and as such are privileged to be able to stay at the most amazing venues. One of those is the Bingelela Guest House in Bergville.


A two and half hour drive from Durban takes you to the foot of the KwaZulu Natal Northern Drakensburg Mountains, a popular area for adventure seekers, trail runners, explorers, hikers and mountain bikers, or those who are just looking for some time away from the hustle and bustle from day to day life.

Your hosts Joss and Paula Joubert give you that feeling of being at home away from home and spare no effort to make your stay an experience to remember. “Amazing and stunning place,” says Donovan Miller of FinishTime who stayed at Bingelela to time the Drakensburg Extravaganza Cycle race. “I can see myself going back there for some time off and to recharge the batteries. Our hosts went out their way to ensure our comfort and needs were taken care of. Also, not to mention the most amazing breakfast packs they made for us each morning as we left for the event so early. Real little hidden gem just outside of Bergville.”


Set among giant Blue Gum trees, 10 thatched bungalows and 2 self-catering prefab houses at Bingelela are all private, free standing and individually appointed and provide guests the perfect spot to,relax and enjoy the splendour of this country retreat and all the exquisite beauty that are found in the Drakensberg.