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Esigodini Cottage

16 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Mid-week Special   Esigodini is the Zulu name for "Place in the Valley," and it is a delightful holiday cottage nestled in its own valley just off the...
Esigodini is the Zulu name for "Place in the Valley," and it is a delightful holiday cottage nestled in its own valley just off the Drakensberg Gardens road, approximately 1 km from the hotel. About four km from the cottage, there is a convenience store which is well stocked for odds and ends. Both the hotel and Castle Burn have restaurants which offer meals to visiting guests.

The cottage is fully equipped and well-appointed with three bedrooms, a separate rondavel and a newly-built outside chalet with a large bedroom and bathroom. The unit comfortably accommodates 10 guests in the five bedrooms. The lounge in the main cottage has a feature stone fireplace and a DStv decoder is provided, but guests must bring their own smart card for satellite reception. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you will need for self-catering. The smaller cottage has a double bed and an en-suite shower bathroom. The rondavel comprises one bedroom with twin beds. There is a braai area and a boma fire pit ideal for a relaxing night under the stars. The units are serviced and all linen is provided.

The house is situated in a large 20-acre, tree-filled garden with a small dam and stream running through the property. It is surrounded by rambling roses and lush green grass, and it has a commanding view of the Rhino Peak of the Drakensberg escarpment. The bird life is good and it’s a really lovely place to relax and unwind. There are lots of lovely walks to various pools and waterfalls.

Esigodini is a wonderfully peaceful and comfortable refuge for a relaxing getaway and the ideal base from which to explore the beauty of the Southern Drakensberg.
from R1200

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

Himeville Arms Hotel

4 Reviews
Sleeps 51 in 19 rooms

Established in 1904, the Himeville Arms Country Hotel has long been a famous destination in the Southern Drakensberg. Situated on the main...
Established in 1904, the Himeville Arms Country Hotel has long been a famous destination in the Southern Drakensberg. Situated on the main road in the quaint village of Himeville, it is a pleasant drive nestled below the towering Drakensberg Mountains. With its old English charm and decor, we welcome you for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Our comfortable en-suite rooms are dotted throughout the beautiful grounds of the hotel. We offer three Family Suites sleeping four guests in each, seven fully serviced Backpacker Rooms and nine Double Rooms. Our dining room and pub provide all meals, and tea is available in the guest lounge and on the veranda. Guests can laze by the swimming pool while enjoying the rich bird life and taking in the views. After a long day, you can unwind and chat to new friends by the lounge fire with a cup of good coffee or a night cap.

We offer ideal conference facilities for up to 50 delegates in a lovely old sunken hall with stone walls and a cosy fireplace. The district is an ideal stopover to the great Wild Coast, and is renowned for its natural beauty, trout waters and walks. Guests can enjoy fishing as well as golfing, hiking, horse riding, tennis, bowling and squash. Doctors, a hospital, a chemist and fuel stations are all available nearby.

The Arms Country Pub is open every day until late for drinks, tasty lunches and dinners. The Knights Grill is adjacent to the Arms Pub which is open every Friday and Saturday evening, serving delicious meals in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. The Torridon Restaurant offers you a choice of country cuisine and a fine selection of wines. It is one of Natal’s most popular a la carte restaurants, specialising in succulent steaks, tasty seafood, fresh local trout and mouth-watering desserts.
from R370

The Nest Drakensberg

7 Reviews
Sleeps 151 in 56 rooms

Set in the scenic majesty of the Ukhahlamba – Drakensberg World Heritage Site in the Champagne Valley of the Central Drakensberg, The Nest...
Set in the scenic majesty of the Ukhahlamba – Drakensberg World Heritage Site in the Champagne Valley of the Central Drakensberg, The Nest Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel is an ideal place to explore this unique part of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The area was declared a World Heritage Site in December 2000 in recognition of the astounding natural and cultural richness of this beautiful part of South Africa. The Nest is well known for our tasty South African country cooking and relaxing accommodation set in our gardens. We have simple Garden Rondavels, Premier Garden Rooms and Mountain View Rooms. There are two 150 m2 Executive Suites that offer a large bedroom with king size bed, vanity area, bathroom with shower, his & hers basins and Jacuzzi bath. Each Suite has a generous lounge with fireplace, flat screen TV, DSTV, air conditioning, mini bar and many other great features We offer a host of activities, such as daily guided hikes, bowls, tennis, croquet, horse-riding, large screen DSTV lounge and much more. Our beautiful colonial verandah is the best berg location to witness a spectacular African sunset over the mighty Drakensberg. The surrounding area is home to the world famous Drakensberg Boys Choir, Ardmore Pottery Studio, excellent bird watching, arts and crafts, golf and the fascinating Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Sanctuary. The nearby Spionkop Nature Reserve offers an idyllic wildlife experience. Also popular are the many Anglo-Boer War Battle Sites in our region that show great insight into this famous period of our history. Rates include all three meals of tasty South African country cooking, morning and afternoon tea and coffee on our veranda, VAT and applicable tourism levies
from R1580

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

Little Switzerland Hotel

40 Reviews
Sleeps 200 in 50 rooms

Little Switzerland Hotel is an unforgettable experience enhanced by the peace and tranquillity of the majestic Drakensberg mountains.
Little Switzerland Hotel is an unforgettable experience enhanced by the peace and tranquillity of the majestic Drakensberg mountains.

Savour the breathtaking views, explore the lush fern-filled forests, seek out the exciting bird life and delight in this ancient wilderness of flower decked foothills, bubbling streams and cascading waterfalls, where old mysteries remain and the tiny San left their priceless legacy of rock art. Undeniably a little bit of heaven in a very special land.

Little Switzerland is very popular with South Africans as well as a growing fraternity of foreign tourists, not only for the beautiful views and superb cuisine, but also for the hikes and walks organised by the Resort to the top of the Amphitheatre. elevation 3050m.

Set in a private estate of some 1700 hectares approximately 4000 acres, Little Switzerland is unrivalled by any other Resort in the Drakensberg. We also offer a kids club over weekends and In Season periods.
from R1135

Moorcroft Manor Country House

1 Review
Sleeps 34 in 12 rooms

Moorcroft Manor Country House is situated amidst rolling green hills and breathtaking sunsets, on...
Moorcroft Manor Country House is situated amidst rolling green hills and breathtaking sunsets, on the outskirts of the country village of Himeville. The Manor prides itself in offering the highest standard of service excellence, hospitality and comfort.

Lose yourself in the comfort of one of the eight classically decorated rooms; choose from Standard Rooms, our Junior Suite or two Executive Suites and awaken to the tranquil sights and sounds of the countryside. The sheer comfort of our king-size beds, crisp vanilla-scented linen and the finest quality Makoti down duvets and pillows allow for a luxurious sleep, while selected satellite television, ceiling fans, hairdryers, and robes are available in all our rooms.

All bathrooms feature under-floor heating to keep away the midnight chill and in winter, a covered hot water bottle in your neatly turned down bed is a welcoming treat. Our two Executive Suites are the epitome of luxury, furnished with antiques, free-standing showers and thoughtful touches. The ambience and comfort will perfectly match your most romantic moments and leave you feeling relaxed, revived and rejuvenated.
from R1960

Penwarn Country Lodge

12 Reviews
Sleeps 74 in 14 rooms

Penwarn Country Lodge is a country retreat located in the Southern Drakensberg, just outside Underberg. We offer full-board and bed and...
Penwarn Country Lodge is a country retreat located in the Southern Drakensberg, just outside Underberg. We offer full-board and bed and breakfast accommodation, as well as a number of outdoor activities to make yours an unforgettable holiday.

The farm lies in a beautiful valley traversed by two rivers, where zebra, wildebeest and antelope roam free across the plains, while the blue heights of the Drakensberg rise up to the west.

Penwarn is also a dream destination for fly-fishermen and horse riders, a haven for nature-lovers, and an opportunity for a real family holiday.

Please note that we do not allow pets.
from R300

Seaforth Country Lodge

3 Reviews
Sleeps 27 in 7 rooms

Nestled deep in the mountains of the Southern Drakensberg, at the foot of the spectacular Sani Pass, lies Seaforth Farm which forms part of...
Nestled deep in the mountains of the Southern Drakensberg, at the foot of the spectacular Sani Pass, lies Seaforth Farm which forms part of a conservancy that borders the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site. Seaforth Country Lodge is an original 100-year-old stone farm house that is situated 15 km from Himeville and 20 km from Underberg.

The beautiful old farm house is built of local stone and was recently restored. The house is positioned on a rise, overlooking the Mkomazana River valley and a dam. From every window there are magnificent views across the formal gardens to the little and main 'berg'. The large verandas and courtyard invite you to relax with a book or a sundowner. The lounge has a fireplace and we have a well-stocked honesty bar and a pool table. The dining room has the most spectacular views of the 'berg'. All rooms have underfloor heating and two have their own fireplaces for the chilly winter months. Two farm cottages have been refurbished and decorated to serve as superb self-catering accommodation.

Unwind from the stress of city life in these peaceful surroundings. Enjoy abundant bird life, indigenous game, waterfalls, the river and trout dam and tranquil mountain views. Seaforth is the ideal base for tours up the Sani Pass and to Lesotho, as well as fly-fishing, hiking and discovering rock art. We also have a team of qualified massage and beauty therapists to add that little extra to your stay. Be sure to visit the ‘highest pub in Africa’ on the Sani Pass and let the children feed our pigs, geese and goats. Upon prior arrangement, the neighbours welcome visitors to explore a dairy farm with 300 milk cows or to see honey bees in action.
from R1160

Cathedral Peak Hotel

14 Reviews
Sleeps 254 in 104 rooms

Cathedral Peak Hotel is famous for warm hospitality, luxurious accommodation and excellent cuisine. This award winning resort has achieved...
Cathedral Peak Hotel is famous for warm hospitality, luxurious accommodation and excellent cuisine. This award winning resort has achieved the perfect balance between being a family resort and a premier conference venue.

Accommodation, ranging from Family Rooms to the Presidential Suite, is available to SafariNow.com clients. A wide range of sporting facilities offered at the hotel includes daily guided walks, guided horse and pony rides, archery, quad bikes, tennis, squash,swimming, bowls, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, floodlit mini-adventure golf and trout fishing, biking, Wi-Fi Internet. The hotel’s immaculate 9-hole golf course has been termed The Thinking Golfer’s Course and has alternate tees for a challenging 18-hole game.

A stunning recreational area complete with a heated pool, gym and steam bath, is set against the backdrop of the spectacular Cathedral range. The terraced landscape incorporates rocks and flora indigenous to the Cathedral Peak area and the pool bar and braai boma offer spectacular views of the valley and golf course – a popular setting for early evening sundowners.

For an unforgettable experience, guests have the unique opportunity of lifting off in the hotel’s resident helicopter to obtain a bird’s eye view of the majestic mountains. In the evenings, guests spend time with friends and family in Albert’s Cocktail Bar around a roaring log fire, or in the informal Harry’s Bar for a game of pool or darts.

The hotels children's dining room operates from 5.30pm until 9.30pm. Children are not allowed in the adults dining room after 8pm. The evening dress code in the dining room is smart-casual (no shorts after 6.30pm). Children are welcome to join their parents in Alberts Cocktail Bar at any time, however children cannot be seated at the bar counter due to liquor law stipulations. Children are also welcome in the main hotel lounge where they can relax with their parents.

Rates are per person daily and inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast, mid morning and afternoon tea. The first two people in a room are charged an adults sharing rate regardless of the age. Please note that different rates for children are applicable for peak seasons, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs. Airport transfers can also be arranged through third party contractors.
from R2630

Underberg Hotel

1 Review
Sleeps 22 in 10 rooms

The Underberg Hotel, Pub and Grill is situated on the main road of the small town of Underberg and also features a pub and tour operator on...
The Underberg Hotel, Pub and Grill is situated on the main road of the small town of Underberg and also features a pub and tour operator on the premises. Underberg lies beneath the majestic mountains in the southern Drakensberg and forms part of the Sani Saunter.

Underberg Hotel offers accommodation in Luxury, Standard and Backpacker-style rooms. The Luxury and Standard rooms feature en-suite bathrooms and a TV with local channels, while the backpacker-style rooms share a bathroom located in the passage. Off-street parking is also provided for guests' use.

Guests can make use of a small lounge area that opens up into a dining room and there is also a veranda leading off the dining room area. In addition, the hotel offers a clothing and gift shop on site, and there is a jungle gym in the garden to keep the kids entertained.

The on site country pub has a lovely warm atmosphere and features a fireplace, TVs with sport channels, and an open courtyard area with another TV. The restaurant offers home cooked meals, braais, roasts and pizzas. Activities in the area include tubing on the Umzimkhulu River, hiking, golf, tennis, bowls, horse riding, quad biking, mountain biking, and fly-fishing.
from R240

On Vultures' Wings

1 Review
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

On Vultures' Wings is a charming little house situated on a hill in the beautiful Drakensberg area. The house is fully equipped and an...
On Vultures' Wings is a charming little house situated on a hill in the beautiful Drakensberg area. The house is fully equipped and an ideal base to explore the many activities offered in the Champagne Valley.

The house consists of four bedrooms, two private bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with laundry facilities, and an open-plan living area with a fireplace. All bed linen is provided, but please bring your own towels. There is a covered patio area with two Weber barbecues leading onto a sunny garden, ideal for a peaceful afternoon.

Enjoy some hiking trails with lovely birdwatching opportunities, visit the restaurants nearby or just relax while appreciating the beauty of the mountains.
from R1200

Sandford Park Country Hotel

45 Reviews
Sleeps 200 in 50 rooms

Situated with views of the Drakensberg Mountains, Sandford Park Country Hotel is steeped in history...
Situated with views of the Drakensberg Mountains, Sandford Park Country Hotel is steeped in history with an eclectic mix of old and new, romanticizing one’s senses. Established in 1850 as a British garrison for troops sent to relieve the besieged town of Ladysmith.

Sandford Park allows the history of the region to narrate the essence of the hotel. Located conveniently off the N3 between Johannesburg and Durban, the hotel features 26 double/twin rooms and 24 executive rooms.

Sandford’s 41 hectares of unsurpassed natural beauty and tranquility takes advantage of the dramatic views of the seductive Berg. Visitors are offered an opportunity to escape to a country style hotel, with activities from bass fishing and bird watching to nature walks.
from R1080

Mont-Aux-Sources Hotel

1 Review
Sleeps 150 in 75 rooms

Nestled at the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, this landmark property is easily accessible from Johannesburg and Durban....
Nestled at the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, this landmark property is easily accessible from Johannesburg and Durban. The Mont-Aux-Sources Hotel and Resort borders the renowned Royal Natal National Park and offers magnificent views of the world-famous Amphitheatre. The Drakensberg is home to many World Heritage sites and is the second-most photographed destination in Southern Africa.

Experience the stunning natural beauty, while enjoying the numerous activities, on-site and nearby. Afterwards, enjoy a hearty meal in the restaurant and relax in the comfortable lounge with its inviting log fireplace. The beautifully landscaped grounds add to the tranquil ambience of this popular country retreat. As one of the region’s finest country hotels, it welcomes guests from all over the world, and is known for its warmth and hospitality.

Hotel facilities includes limited hours room service, babysitting or child care surcharge, bar/lounge, free parking, meeting facilities, restaurant, in-unit safe, wireless internet, laundry service, babysitting facilities, satellite TV, a-la-carte restaurant, inspirational country pub, recently renovated and upgraded rooms, lobby lounge/library with log fireplace, room service, in-room safe, IDD telephone, wireless internet, laundry service, babysitting facilities, satellite TV, tennis court, multi-purpose court, squash court, mini soccer field, 18-hole putt putt course, swimming pool, outdoor chess, secure parking, volleyball court, conference facilities, children’s playground, vegetarian menu, games hall with snooker tables, volley ball, bowling green, kid’s jungle gym and jumping castles, and horse riding.
from R1499
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Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort

1 Review
Sleeps 36 in 18 rooms

Special Deal   Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort is a spectacular Drakensberg resort situated in the Central...
Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort is a spectacular Drakensberg resort situated in the Central Drakensberg approximately four hours from Johannesburg and two and a half hours from Durban in the magnificent Champagne Valley. Welcome to the highest degree of service in central berg accommodation.

Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort’s 9 hole, 18 tee golf course is certainly one of the most scenic with views of the magnificent Champagne Valley – including Monks Cowl itself, which is between the towering Champagne Castle and Cathkin Mountains and took on its name because it resembles a cleric’s attire from every tee. This view is unique among all Drakensberg resorts that form part of the Central Berg Accommodation.

We have 35 superior hotel rooms either mountain or dam facing with two double beds, air conditioning, DStv, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar fridge and private patio. one executive suite with a king size bed with double shower, Jacuzzi bath, air conditioning, DStv, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar fridge and private patio. Also available are our eight newly built self-catering units, fully equipped with a master bedroom en-suite, second bedroom with twin beds and adjacent bathroom and two sleeper couches in the lounge, with DStv, fireplace for those chilly winter nights and private patio with braai facilities.

Our new 18 hole adventure golf is a must for the whole family as well as new our magnificent rock swimming pool complete with waterfall and slide, kiddies play area with adventure jungle gym, swings and trampolines. The resort also has two tennis courts, badminton, volleyball, swing ball, fishing, mountain bike trails and much more. Guests can also enjoy a refreshing drink at the Rock Pool Bar whilst the little ones have fun around the pool.

After a round of golf, guests can enjoy a substantial a la carte and pub menu at the Friar Tuck Pub and Restaurant which is open from 07H00 to late. Also look out for our weekly specials especially our famous Wednesday ox-tail special. After dinner, the bar crowd arrives to trade stories of the day’s play and for those that enjoy a hearty Sunday lunch – a buffet style feast is offered.

Awesome adventure activities in the area are yours to enjoy from Tree-Top Canopy tours to White Water Tubing, hiking, the magnificent birds of prey centre, Drakensberg Boys Choir and so much more.

If you are looking for that unique conference venue for your medium to small conferencing needs Gooderson Monks Cowl Resort can accommodate up to 60 delegates in our Maid Marion Conference Room or for those smaller groups one can meet in our business lounge for those informal strategy sessions. We can arrange a variety of team building activities at the resort or within close driving distance and not forgetting golf days at the resort for the corporate client.

Look no further than Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort for that special day for your wedding venue where you can exchange your vows alongside our spectacular dam and then celebrate in style. We have a special wedding gift waiting for you – a night’s free accommodation for the bride and groom, a romantic rose petal turn down and two night’s free accommodation to welcome you back on your first wedding anniversary.
from R1990

Bennevis Guestfarm

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Bennevis Guestfarm is situated on the New England, approximately 40 km from Barkly East and 120 km from Aliwal North. This guest farm is...
Bennevis Guestfarm is situated on the New England, approximately 40 km from Barkly East and 120 km from Aliwal North. This guest farm is surrounded by the scenic Witteberg mountains and offers accommodation in a renovated farmhouse.

The farm house has two bedrooms and one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and an open-plan lounge and dining area with fireplace and TV. The guest farm is situated on a fully operated cattle and sheep farm.

This is the ideal stopover for guests travelling to Rhodes and Tiffendell, or guests exploring the 8 passes via 4x4.
from R500
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Drakensberg House

10 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

SPECIAL   Drakensberg House offers a unit rate for one to eight guests maximum for a minimum three night stay and is situated in the Drakensberg...
Drakensberg House offers a unit rate for one to eight guests maximum for a minimum three night stay and is situated in the Drakensberg Unesco World Heritage Site; a security-patrolled estate where all kinds of African wildlife abounds. Wildebeest roam freely, and uniquely, there is a “vulture restaurant” where at feeding time, invitations extend to the rare and endangered Cape vulture.

Drakensberg House is a stone cottage with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is also a separate apartment which sleeps two guests. We would not rent the property to more than one family or group at any given time. The cottage has a traditional wood-burning stove and a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, dishwasher, microwave, hob and gas plates. There is an open-plan dining room with a four-seater dining table and a comfortable lounge. There is just under an acre of manicured gardens with an outdoor braai and a seating area, and there is adequate covered parking. A maximum of eight people, children and adults, is allowed.

Taking a walk in the garden or the surrounding area; you may stumble across blue wildebeests, duikers, blesboks, Egyptian geese, servals, porcupines, jackals, baboons, vervet monkeys and several species of mongooses, as well as Cape clawless otters. We are just a stone’s throw from international hotels with swimming pools, a lake, boating, fishing, canopy tours, hot-air ballooning, helicopter rides, hiking, tennis, squash, bowls, pub and golf.

Hiking trails and walks in the Champagne valley and further; local from the Drakensberg House include:
The Monk's Cowl; the starting point to the spectacular peaks. If you're looking for a good, easy walk, try the Hlathikulu forest trail as it winds through indigenous forests and the spectrum of Drakensberg wild flowers. Rest in the mist at the base of the magnificent Nandi's Falls and explore the pools along the Mpofane river.

Another great day hike takes you up past the sandstone rock faces of the valley to the grasslands at the base of Cathkin peak where Rhebuck, Eland and bird life flourish.

For fit hikers, two mountain peaks can be reached on day hikes. Rock scrambling at the end of a four hour ascent will put you on the top of Sterkhorn (2970 m) - a stone's throw from mighty Catkhin peak and perched over the Mwhlazini river valley. The views are fantastic and you'll be able to see the Devil's Tooth at the Amphitheatre in the north and Giant's Castle in the south.

Toughing it, is the 10 hour round trip that will take you up to the plateau of Champagne Castle (3337 m), one of the highest mountains in the Drakensberg. Here you can rest at the top of a 1000 m drop and watch rare bearded vultures circle before heading back down Gray's Pass.

A drive away includes; The Cathedral Peak area is defined by a freestanding set of peaks extending from the escarpment, and is a 45 minute drive from Inkosana Lodge. Try the day walk to Rainbow Gorge where the spray from waterfalls form beautiful rainbows. Hard-core hikers can try the day hike to the top of Cathedral Peak (3007 m), one of the best day walks in the Drakensberg.

The Injasuthi area holds the highest peak in the Drakensberg and is especially notable as having one of the best sites of Bush men rock art in the area. This art can be explored with a guided walk to Battle Cave, which displays a battle scene between two Bushmen tribes. Injasuthi is only 45 minutes by car.

Royal Natal National Park is 90 minutes north and lies at the northern end of the Drakensberg range, at the base of the Amphitheatre. Day hike up the beautiful Tugela river gorge, or drive an additional hour and walk up to and along the top of the escarpment to the Tugela falls, second highest waterfall in Africa.

Giant's Castle is another great site for Bushman rock art, with the caves only a 1.5 km walk from the entrance gate. Here you'll also find a museum which recreates Bush men life. Serious hikers can reach the top of the Drakensberg escarpment via Langalibalele Pass.
from R1950

Drakensberg Gardens Resort

10 Reviews
Sleeps 160 in 80 rooms

Located on a scenic 860 acre estate in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg. The Drakensberg...
Located on a scenic 860 acre estate in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg. The Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort offers guests a tranquil setting to relax and unwind.

All accommodation is spacious and comfortable, offering a choice of contemporary rooms or thatched bungalows. All rooms have private bathrooms, televisions, telephones, tea and coffee-making facilities and heaters, for those cold winter days and laundry facilities. Some rooms are wheelchair enable. Dining options include The Eagles Roost for buffets and The Bistro, Bergview and Vine-Knot Restaurant offer a ‘la carte’ dining. The Glengarry Country Club is available for light meals. A lounge and two bars are also available.

Guests can enjoy picnic areas, hippo pool and boat hiring at the Lake Kwayoni.

At the Adventure Park we have a BMX skills park, a 12km mountain bike track and BMX hiring serves. There are cycling trails on site and nearby hiking, guided walks and bird watching. We have a designated lounge area to keep children for all ages entertained and a babysitting service.

A variety of recreational activities are available on the resort such as tennis on our four different courts, bowls, volleyball, badminton, fly fishing, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Explore the adventure putt-putt course, 18-hole NGU rated golf course with motorised golf carts to hire, horse riding and squash facilities.

A recent addition is the Wellness Centre which consists of a sauna, a plunge pool, a gymnasium, two Jacuzzi's, two steam rooms, a 24 jet hydrotherapy bath as well as a fully equipped gym with a cardiovascular circuit, a weight training section and a juice bar. The Wellness Centre also includes the Body and Soul Spa which offers five treatment centres. Booking is essential. The resort also offers two fully equipped conference and function venues with a maximum seating capacity of 200 delegates.
from R1750

The Bell @ Fernwood

29 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

The Bell is situated on Fernwood, at the foothills of the majestic Cathkin Peak.Surrounded by the little berg, free roaming game and...
The Bell is situated on Fernwood, at the foothills of the majestic Cathkin Peak.Surrounded by the little berg, free roaming game and privacy of the champagne valley, it is the place to come home to.

The Bell received a minor facelift in October of 2013, and we can proudly announce that is has received a 4 stars rating from the South African Tourism Grading. We strongly believe that the unique and beautiful location is its best assets.

The Bell is a fully equipped three bedroom six-sleeper chalet, with two bathrooms and a reading room. The spacious open plan living area leads onto a cosy veranda with amazing views giving you an instant connection to berg life. The kitchen is well equipped and daily cleaning services will ease you into a relaxing mode. The Bell is privately situated and no other units are visible from the house. For cold winter nights, the Bell is equipped with a fireplace, underfloor heating in the main bedroom and bathroom and electric heaters in all the other bedrooms.

Wild antelope and birds feed on the lawn and can be seen in early mornings.
Fernwood consists of 230ha of pristine mountain property adjacent to the UNESCO Ukhalamba World Heritage Park.

The Bell is the only commercially rentable chalet in this private development. The Bell - the best of the Berg.

We regret, no pets allowed.
from R760

Champagne Sports Resort

4 Reviews
Sleeps 608 in 152 rooms

Situated in the tranquility of the Central Drakensberg, boasting the most spectacular views of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak, lies...
Situated in the tranquility of the Central Drakensberg, boasting the most spectacular views of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak, lies Champagne Sports Resort. This cosy hideaway's unique combination of convenient location, country club atmosphere, luxury accommodation and friendly staff makes packing your bags to leave this eternal place a challenge.

Champagne Sports Resort is more than a hotel in the mountains, it is an experience. From the 18-hole championship golf course to the roaming herds of Blesbok and Impala and the rare birdlife that inhabit the estate, there is something for everyone to enjoy. And, with five dams stocked with either bass or trout, as well as outstanding sporting facilities and cultural activities, this enduring resort provides a balance between recreation for sports enthusiasts and tranquility for those seeking relaxation.

From the moment you arrive at our front door you will feel the stress of the city has been left far behind. Self-contained, free standing thatched cottages provide the finest accommodation, and delectable fare and sumptuous banquets coupled with every possible creature comfort makes Champagne Sports Resort the ultimate mountain experience.
from R2590
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Draken Hotel, Drakenberg Hotel, Drakensberge Hotel, Drakensberg Region Hotel,

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