A little history

In 1985 a satellite base at Dragons Peak in the Drakensberg was established in order for the 87 Helicopter Flying School to conduct their mountain flying training. The base was named after the officer commanding at the time, Cmdt. C. L. van Wyngaard.

The base hosts four SAAF's Helicopter Squadrons up to four times a year when they run mountain flying training camps for their student pilots. The base was recently also commonly used by school groups who come to the Drakensberg to enjoy the scenery and broad range of activities on offer in the area.

This is the perfect venue for nature lovers, bird watchers, adventure junkies and mountaineers alike. We are smack bang in the heart of all activities on offer in the Berg from the Adventure Centre & Westline Aviation Helicopter Tours literally at our doorstep to the all new Adrenaline packed Rock Slide Mountain Biking Tours...

Let your feet lead the way...

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This old Mountain Base at the Dragon Peaks airfield has been revamped to a backpackers. We are situated along the Sterkspruit River, within walking distance of the Dragon Peaks resort and its facilities, yet far enough away to have a sense of privacy.

Accommodation and Facilities

Capable of accommodating 105 guests. We have 20 2-Bed Cabins leading out to the Garden for those cabins along the river bank, with their own ablution block. As well as two Dorms with their own shared ablution block within the Base itself.

Also on site is a T.V Lounge & fully equipped bar leading a patio, a dining room leading to the porch with the outdoor Braai facilities and a fully equipped kitchen too. Designated chilling areas have also been setup for your enjoyment after an eventful day of sightseeing & adventuring.

We cater for groups, couples & singles looking for some clean and affordable accommodation. Our friendly staff are onhand to assist with your maximum relaxation and enjoyment when you book your stay with us. Let us be that stop on your epic journey, adding new tales of our little slice of heaven and its sights & sounds to your travel diary.

For more any more info please contact us via
Email: info@mountainbase.co.za -
Phone: 036 468 1031
Phone (after hours): 081 479 8195

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High Season
High Season Per Person
Bed & Linen R300.00
Full B&B R355.00
On suite room R400.00
On Suite / B&B R455.00
Low Season
Low Season Per Person
Bed & Linen R225.00
Full B&B R280.00
On suite room R295.00
On Suite / B&B R350.00


High Season
High Season Per Person
Bed & Linen R220.00
Full B&B R275.00
Low Season
Low Season Per Person
Bed & Linen R165.00
Full B&B R220.00
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