Take the N3 from Gauteng to Harrismith. At Harrismith, turn right to Bethlehem. Approximately 4 km. out of Harrismith, on the N5 to Bethlehem, turn left onto the R74 to Bergville also R712 to Phuthaditjhaba. Approximately 9 km. on, turn left – R74 to Bergville continuation. Approximately 20 km. on, turn left onto a dirt road marked Retief Pass and Retief Klip. There are small National Monument Signs. Drive approximately 2 km. and turn right onto the Retief Pass road. Follow the road for about 12 km. Most of the way it runs parallel to an old canal. Approximately 1 km. beyond the canal, turn right at the sign to the Drakensberg Retreat.
Guests coming from Durban have to take the Colenso/Bergville turn off, pass Little Switzerland, up Oliviers Hoek Pass, pass Caterpillar and Catfish and +/- 4 kilometers turn right to Retief pass/Retief Klip and follow the map, road in red.