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Cathkin Cottage Bed and Breakfast

2 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Champagne Valley is an area of outstanding beauty situated in the Central Drakensberg, a World...
Champagne Valley is an area of outstanding beauty situated in the Central Drakensberg, a World Heritage Site, and only two hours’ drive from Durban and three and a half hours from Johannesburg. The two highest peaks, Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak are to be found in this region of the Central Drakensberg.

Cathkin Cottage Bed and Breakfast is conveniently situated, opposite the Drakensberg Sun Resort, in the heart of Champagne Valley and is in close proximity to all local attractions and restaurants, with many hikes starting from the cottage. It is a mere 4 km drive from The Champagne Sports Resort, with Cathkin Farm and Champagne Castle Hotel also in close proximity.

Cathkin Cottage Bed and Breakfast is intimate and offers warm hospitality with comfortable accommodation in well-appointed rooms, all en suite. Each room comprises tea and coffee-making facilities, a mini-bar fridge and is fully serviced daily. The added luxury of down duvets, and cotton percale and sateen bed linen, and fluffy towels makes your stay even more comfortable. The rooms are equipped with fans and heaters and should you require interleading rooms, these are available.

A varied breakfast menu is on offer to cater to your specific tastes. You will find that as you enjoy these delicious breakfasts on our patio, whilst taking in the view, you will wonder at the magic of it all.

Whether you choose to lie at the pool and read or get out and about exploring; you will find this beautiful place induces great peace and relaxation. Rejuvenation is not an option but just a natural process whilst visiting Cathkin Cottage Bed and Breakfast, in the Champagne Valley.
from R1100

Ama Casa Self-catering Cottages

34 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 3 rooms

Break away from the stress of modern life and surround yourself with picture perfect panoramic...
Break away from the stress of modern life and surround yourself with picture perfect panoramic views of the Central Drakensberg. Ease back and relax in your own private Jacuzzi and rejuvenate body and mind as you enjoy breathtaking views of the Champagne Valley Peaks. Welcome to Ama Casa.

Ama Casa offers one three-bedroom six-sleeper unit with en-suite bathrooms and two loft-style two sleeper self-catering cottages. Each cottages has a full kitchen, private Jacuzzi, DStv, fireplace, and underfloor heating.

For that relaxing break, honeymoon, anniversary or fun time with special friends, Ama Casa Self-catering Cottages offer the ideal secluded getaway in the Central Drakensberg.

Please note that we do not have facilities for children under the age of 13.
from R1000

Silver Hill Lodge

9 Reviews
Sleeps 41 in 9 rooms

Silver Hill Lodge is a privately owned estate situated in the beautiful Kamberg Valley of the Central Drakensberg, a mere 35 minutes from...
Silver Hill Lodge is a privately owned estate situated in the beautiful Kamberg Valley of the Central Drakensberg, a mere 35 minutes from Nottingham Road and Mooi River. The Little Berg mountain range, with Mount Cleopatra, Mount Erskine and Mount Lebanon, provide the backdrops of the estate comprising a Bed and Breakfast Lodge and two self-catering units.

This area is a favourite with nature lovers, hikers and fisherman alike, and if you simply enjoy the peace and tranquility of the mountains, then this is the perfect place for you. There are many activities to keep the energetic going such as hiking, fly-fishing, boating, volley ball, and a 300-metre golf driving range. For the more relaxed, simply sit and absorb the surroundings, as for the children, there is a play area that includes a swimming pool, trampoline and a jungle gym.

Enjoy trout fishing in our dams or in the rivers and streams that run abundantly through the estate. Small waterfalls cascade in the higher grounds of the mountain slopes and little springs pop up in unexpected places. There are five dams on the estate which also boasts its own mountain and natural forest.

Enjoy a picnic or sundowners on the banks of the river, around a wood fire or enjoy the sounds of the river gushing over the rocks into rock pools where in summer this is a fun spot for a quick dip to cool off or swim. Take a stroll down to the wetlands or along the many trails on the estate or take a hike up the mountain and enjoy the beautiful views of the Kamberg Valley. Along the way there are numerous types of flora and fauna, animal life, buck and eland to look out for.
from R1200

Lilac Lodge

16 Reviews
Sleeps 36 in 10 rooms

Situated in the picturesque village of Winterton in the foothills of the Drakensberg, Lilac Lodge has a number of cottages available,...
Situated in the picturesque village of Winterton in the foothills of the Drakensberg, Lilac Lodge has a number of cottages available, ranging from a two sleeper to a ten sleeper.

All the cottages are tastefully decorated and equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible with en suite rooms and TV. Available are braai areas, pool, and trampoline and play area for children in a lovely big garden. You can also enjoy good South African home baked foods at our restaurant 'The Purple House'. Sit back, relax and enjoy wonderful hospitality and let us spoil you.

We offer berg hikes, mountain meander arts and crafts trail, Spieonkop Nature Reserve, Cheese Farm, world-famous Drakensberg Boys Choir school, Battle Fields and historic sites and golf, which is all within easy reach.
from R600

Annasrus Mountain Cottage

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Annasrus Mountain Cottage offers a peaceful country-style cottage, situated in the heart of the Central Drakensburg. The cottage offers...
Annasrus Mountain Cottage offers a peaceful country-style cottage, situated in the heart of the Central Drakensburg. The cottage offers comfortable self-catering accommodation, ideal for families.

This two-bedroom cottage is set on a farm and is fully furnished. There are two lovely rooms, one bathroom, a comfortable lounge with a fireplace, dining area and small library of books for your enjoyment. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes all cooking facilities, cutlery and crockery. A TV is available with a DVD player. The cottage has a dish but only local channels can be viewed. Guest are welcome to bring along their own decoder if they would like watch satellite channels. In addition the unit has an automatic washing machine for that inevitable laundry day.

Outside guest will find a large patio area with braai facilities. This is the ideal accommodation for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and anyone wanting to get away to the country side. Please note the rate displayed is for two people sharing, and is therefore subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.
from R500

Cedarwood Cottage

8 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Cedarwood Cottage is situated in the picturesque Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg. It is a cosy self-catering cottage located in...
Cedarwood Cottage is situated in the picturesque Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg. It is a cosy self-catering cottage located in a tranquil setting with magnificent views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. The fully equipped cottage offers four bedrooms sleeping eight people, two rooms with queen beds and an en-suite shower and a toilet, and two rooms with two single beds in each and a bathroom with a bath and a toilet. The cottage is fully furnished with a fridge, a stove, a microwave, a dishwasher, and a TV with a DStv decoder. Levy charge for the use of the decoder is R25 per day.

Please note that due to its position and use of the eco-friendly septic tank waste system, the cottage is likely to drain much slower than it would at your own home.

There is a braai situated under a covered wooden deck overlooking the beautiful Drakensberg Mountains. We are located within easy access to all amenities and activities in the area which includes a unique shopping experience at Cedarwood Shopping Centre, fine hotels, golf, tennis, squash, bird watching, quad biking, fishing, horse riding, the Adventure Centre, Drakensberg Canopy Tours, and concerts at the Drakensberg Boys Choir, plus loads more.

The cottage is only a four-hour drive from Johannesburg and two hours from Durban, making it ideal for a weekend getaway or a longer, more leisurely stay.

As we are out in the countryside, there are no high fences, no barbwire and no security gates.
from R1500

Ouma se Opstal

1 Review
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Ouma Se Opstal is a beautiful, historic residence constructed in 1902. This 100-year old homestead is situated at the foothills of the...
Ouma Se Opstal is a beautiful, historic residence constructed in 1902. This 100-year old homestead is situated at the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. It is surrounded by a lush garden offering a tranquil setting for families and groups to relax and unwind.

The house can comfortably sleep eight adults in four bedrooms with a selection of double and single beds. There are four bathrooms that service these rooms, of which one is en-suite. The house is fully equipped for self-catering with a modern kitchen equipped with a microwave, stove and all cutlery and crockery. Adjacent to the kitchen is a cosy breakfast nook, where the family can enjoy meals together. The spacious dining room offers a large dining table seating six, and looks onto the living room with comfortable seating and ceiling fans. A lovely veranda surrounds the house and is acceptable from the bedrooms.

The large garden has ample place for children to play. A number of hiking trails and historical sites surround the area, ready for you to explore and enjoy.
from R2250

Dragon's Mist

2 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Dragon’s Mist is a luxurious three-bedroom house with stunning panoramic views of the Drakensberg, located on an exclusive eco-estate...
Dragon’s Mist is a luxurious three-bedroom house with stunning panoramic views of the Drakensberg, located on an exclusive eco-estate teaming with wildlife. The 1000-hectare private Cathkin Estate is ideal for nature enthusiasts and offers walking and hiking trails, as well as mountain bike trails, and fishing dams on the doorstep.

This fully equipped, self-catering home contains three bedrooms, decorated for ultimate comfort with superior bedding and all with en-suite bathrooms. The spacious living and dining room is well furnished including a 43-inch plasma, DStv and Jotul fireplace. It leads to a large patio with a covered built-in braai area and on to a private garden. The kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher, washing machine, tumble-dryer, microwave and fridge.

The Cathkin Estate is abundant with wildlife including blesbuck, reedbuck, eland, black wildebeest, mountain reedbuck, red hartebeest and zebra as well as a variety of birds.
from R1800

Winterton Country Lodge @ Rose Cottage

35 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 10 rooms

A perfect stop over or hideaway from everydays chaos. Romantic and quaint with abundant birdlife,...
A perfect stop over or hideaway from everydays chaos. Romantic and quaint with abundant birdlife, peace and tranquillity.

Indulge yourself in our lovely garden, cool down in the inviting splash pool or try some fly-fishing in the dam. Enjoy a sundowner in the lapa, overlooking the majestic Drakensberg, or treat yourself with a homestyle cooked dinner at candle light.

A hearty farm breakfast will be served in the charming dining room or in the lapa. Arts and crafts, golfing, hiking, horse riding, a game reserve, quad biking, river rafting, the well-known Drakensberg Boys Choir School, and much more close by. Make your pleasure our pleasure.
from R1000

Monte Video Deo Gloria

5 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

There is a place in the mountains that will go straight to your head, hidden in the mysterious shadow of the majestic Mount Champagne,...
There is a place in the mountains that will go straight to your head, hidden in the mysterious shadow of the majestic Mount Champagne, you'll find an upmarket, self-catering guest house called Monte Video Deo Gloria. This lakeside thatch-roofed house captures the rugged grandeur of the Drakensberg and its natural environment while still offering the security of interior luxuries of the modern day life.

The guest house has four bedrooms, two en-suite with double beds and two twin bedded rooms sharing a bathroom. Activities in the area include canoeing, tennis, trampoline, horse riding, golf, falconeering within short range, swimming and DStv for relaxing.
from R2600

Birdsong Cottages Number Ten Poplar Drive

2 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Birdsong Cottage is a newly renovated and refurbished home away from home comprising three en-suite...
Birdsong Cottage is a newly renovated and refurbished home away from home comprising three en-suite bedrooms, comfortably sleeping up to six people. Situated in the private Bergview Estate in the picturesque Champagne Valley, this cottage is ideally located to allow you to take full advantage of the many local attractions.

The view from the wooden deck in the garden encompasses mountains, an indigenous forest, and a lake. Bergview is situated within a nature conservancy and borders the world-famous Ukhahlamba World Heritage site.

Birdsong Cottage is equipped with everything you will need to make your break as relaxed as possible, from an inclusive cleaning service to a wall mounted 40-inch LCD TV, full DStv, DVD player, dishwasher, and two covered parking bays. All the furnishings are top quality and the kitchen is equipped with everything you would need to cook an extravagant meal or a simple barbecue. The private cottage is not overlooked by anyone and boasts 180-degree views of pristine Drakensberg terrain.

Kindly note that High Season includes all public holiday weekends but not winter school holidays.
from R2400

Graceland Guest House

1 Review
Sleeps 26 in 4 rooms

Graceland Guest House is situated in the central Drakensberg, and offers magnificent views of the mountains including Giant’s Castle,...
Graceland Guest House is situated in the central Drakensberg, and offers magnificent views of the mountains including Giant’s Castle, Injasuti, Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak. Graceland Guest House is ideal for families who want to break away for a few days, or couples who want to escape their busy lives.

All the cottages are fully equipped for self-catering, all the beds have electric blankets, and the main bedrooms have air-conditioners. You only need to bring along your food, drinks and swimming towels. Housekeeping services are offered on a daily basis.

Graceland Guest House has an entertainment lapa, and a swimming pool for guests use. The property also has a scenic picnic spot next to a bubbling river.

Local activities and attractions include golf, horse riding, hiking, boating, fishing, white water rafting, quad biking, birds of prey demonstrations, beauty spas, helicopter flights, concerts at the Drakensberg Boys Choir School, and arts and craft shops.
from R1200

Santih Self-catering

7 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Santih is a well-equipped family cottage on a Private Estate with 24 hour security. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings....
Santih is a well-equipped family cottage on a Private Estate with 24 hour security. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees, while cares drop off like autumn leaves.

The cottage offers guest three comfortable bedrooms. The main bedroom has a double bed as well as an en-suite bathroom. Two other bedrooms have two single beds each, and a second shared bathroom, has a bath and a shower. The open-plan kitchen and living area make for convivial evenings, especially in winter, when the gas fireplace makes drinking red wine a must. In summer, fire up the built-in barbecue and enjoy eating outside on the spacious patio with breathtaking views over the lake at the Drakensberg Sun. The cottage has full DStv. All roads are tarred and there are many activities within easy distance from the cottage. Situated safely from the road, Santih has two terraces down and an attractive garden, so your children can play outside and enjoy the fresh air.

Santih has the Drakensberg World Heritage Site at its doorstep. There are numerous walks, ranging from easy half-hour strolls to strenuous hikes. Guests can indulge in locally sourced crafts; KwaZulu-Natal Weavers is nearby, cuisine Assegai coffee is locally sourced, and various spas. Horse-riding, quad-biking, rafting, falconry and world-class mountain bike trails are available in the valley, as is South Africa’s longest canopy tour.
from R1300

Emfuleni - Place by the River - Drakensberg

2 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

The Emfuleni - Place by the River is situated deep in the Drakensberg, in the centre of the Cathkin...
The Emfuleni - Place by the River is situated deep in the Drakensberg, in the centre of the Cathkin Valley, surrounded by majestic peaks such as Champagne Castle, Cathkin Peak, Monks Cowl and the Sterkhorn.

This is the place, by the river "Emfuleni".

Accommodation accommodates six guests in three double bedrooms. The living room is in an open-plan layout and includes a lounge, dining room and kitchen. Outside there is a carport for your car.

At Emfuleni you could never be bored. Whatever your taste, you will be well catered for. For those who just wish to relax, the peace and serenity of the berg has been made especially for you. For the serious backpacker there are numerous one, two and three day hikes starting in the area. For the casual hiker there are two, four, and six hour hikes starting from Emfuleni.
from R600
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Ondini Guest House

Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

Longstay Discount   Situated at the foothills of the Drakenberg Mountains, Ondini Guest House offers a memorable stay in this pretty part of KwaZulu-Natal. It...
Situated at the foothills of the Drakenberg Mountains, Ondini Guest House offers a memorable stay in this pretty part of KwaZulu-Natal. It is situated in the scenic Champagne Valley and is a great choice for nature enthusiasts.

This sprawling property has a spacious house which can sleep up to 10 guests. The living space has a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a lounge with a fireplace for those chilly winter evenings. The 20-acre property also has a charming cottage with an open-plan design. It has a lovely living area and a well-equipped kitchen.

This picturesque property also has a private arboretum for tree lovers and a tennis court for the more active guest. This area provides a changing colour hue throughout the year. This can be appreciated by taking long walks and delighting in the view of the surrounding mountains and the valley below.
from R2200

Vultures View

7 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 3 rooms

Vultures View is surrounded by breath taking views of the Champagne Valley and is located within the Bergview Private Estate - an...
Vultures View is surrounded by breath taking views of the Champagne Valley and is located within the Bergview Private Estate - an eco-estate in the central Drakensberg. It offers quality accommodation in three lovely Self-catering Cottages that is within minutes of a variety of good restaurants and food supply stores.

In all cottages cotton linen, cosy duvets and towels are provided. Kitchens are equipped with appliances, cutlery and crockery and dining facilities for the number of guests catered for. The open-plan living areas opens onto the barbecue area. The lounges are comfortably furnished and equipped with fireplaces and give access to patios and decks where guests can enjoy a cup of coffee, sundowner, experience beautiful views or do some birding. A washing line and shaded parking are provided at each cottage.

The largest cottage (53) caters for six guests and consists of three comfortable bedrooms. The main bedroom is en-suite and the other two bedrooms share bathroom facilities. The other cottages (49A and 49B) are equipped for two or four guests respectively, all bedrooms are en-suite. Detailed facility list is available on the facilities tab.

Bergview Estate has a variety of animals such as genets, porcupine, grey duiker, mountain reedbuck, grey rhebuck, oribi wildebeest and hares, along with its birds and abundant mountain flowers. Your exciting getaway to the Drakensberg also begins here with its 300 species of birds and 2153 plant species. Vultures View has a unique vulture feeding site where you are likely to see the endangered bearded vulture and many Cape vultures. The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg World Heritage Site is also situated at your doorstep. Golfers will have plenty choices with some of the country's most scenic golf courses available.
from R800

Drakensberg Views

4 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Drakensberg Views is a beautiful self-catering house situated on a 40-hectare protea farm in the heart of the Drakensberg. The house is...
Drakensberg Views is a beautiful self-catering house situated on a 40-hectare protea farm in the heart of the Drakensberg. The house is ideally positioned between The Drakensberg Sun Resort, Champagne Sports Resort, and The Nest.

This luxury self-catering house can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests and comprises three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two of which are en suite, and an open-plan lounge, dining area and a fully fitted kitchen. The first and second bedrooms each contain a double bed, and the third bedroom contains twin single beds. All bedrooms open onto a lovely sunny patio which has panoramic views overlooking Cathkin Peak and the magnificent Drakensberg Range. In addition, there is a double sleeper couch in the lounge that can accommodate two guests. All linen and towels are provided.

The house has a large, sunny open-plan lounge and dining room and a kitchen which is fully equipped. DStv compact bouquet is available. Double carport parking is provided. Pets are permitted by prior arrangement only.

There is plenty to do in the area, including walks in the Drakensberg Mountains, horse trails through a private game reserve, canoe trips, and, for the more adventurous, a forest canopy tour. For all golf enthusiasts, there is the nearby Champagne Sports Golf Resort. This 18-hole championship golf course has been rated as South Africa’s most beautiful golf course in recent years with the club house rated in the top 5 19th’s holes in South Africa.
from R1200

Ema-Fweni In-the-clouds

39 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 2 rooms

Located up in the Drakensberg mountains, nestled amongst countless azaleas and huge shady trees in Champagne valley, two exclusive cosy...
Located up in the Drakensberg mountains, nestled amongst countless azaleas and huge shady trees in Champagne valley, two exclusive cosy cottages, one sleeps two and the other four; each bedroom has a full bathroom. The Cottages offer comforts such as electric blankets, fan, lounge/dining with fireplace, covered patios, braai facilities and spectacular views.

The two cottages differ; the two bedrooms unit has the superior Mountain View plus a splash pool on the patio and DStv is included. The one bedroom cottage has the same facilities, except you need to bring your own DStv card; we have a dish and a decoder.

All mod cons with RCI imperial grading equivalent to four stars, international TV and broadband Internet connection, peaks soar above tumbling waterfalls, deep river valleys, crystal pools, indigenous forests, caves and floral splendour peak flowering of over 100 Azaleas September and October.

Walk the well-known hiking trails from your front door; close to famous canopy tour, horse riding, birds of prey displays, river rafting, archery, guided walks and drives, go-carting, helicopter flips, several restaurants, Drakensberg Boys Choir Wednesday concerts only four hours’ drive from Johannesburg, and just over two from Durban; tarred all the way.
from R850

Treks, Trips & Trails

31 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 2 rooms

Nestled in the Central Drakensberg with spectacular views overlooking the Bell Park Dam to the Champagne Castle range is a perfect location...
Nestled in the Central Drakensberg with spectacular views overlooking the Bell Park Dam to the Champagne Castle range is a perfect location for a peaceful, country get-away. Treks, Trips and Trails consist of four stand-alone self-catering units scattered on a 50 acre smallholding adjoining the Bell Park Dam.

Bahati Tree Lodge, an upmarket tree house for a romantic get-away for two people. A third can be accommodated but no children under 10. Bergvlei Garden Cottage, a secure six sleeper unit close to the main house with good views from the deck in the garden.

Treks, Trips and Trails has a beautiful rock pool for swimming, access to the dam for bass fishing and short walks from the various cottages. It is also within easy reach of several restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and more and of course some beautiful hiking trails and walks in our magnificent mountains with numerous other activities such as horse riding either in the mountains or in the game park, battlefield routes, golf, river rafting (water permitting), karting, a canopy tour, falconry, bird watching, local arts and crafts etc. so no shortage of things to do., Plot 17 Bergvlei Farm Champagne valley Winterton KwaZulu-Natal.
from R1400

The Ponds Self-catering Cottages

7 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 2 rooms

The Ponds Self-catering Cottages are situated in the Drakensberg, with views of Champagne Castle,...
The Ponds Self-catering Cottages are situated in the Drakensberg, with views of Champagne Castle, Cathkin Peak and Sterkhorn. These two quaint self-catering farm-style cottages are set amongst 150 year old trees with breathtaking views of the magnificent central Drakensberg.

Both the Guinea Fowl Cottage and Ferndale Cottage feature two en-suite bedrooms and an open-plan country kitchen leading onto a lounge and dining room area. There are plenty of activities to do in the surrounding area, including horse riding, golf, mountain climbing, hiking, zip lining, quad biking, paintball, shopping, game drives, helicopter trips, and a spa.

The cottages are serviced daily. Pets are permitted by prior arrangement.
from R1050
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