Drakenzicht self-catering private mountain cottage
At the foot of the uKhahlamba – Drakensberg Mountains, World Heritage Site – a beautiful farm house nestles peacefully amid natural springs and streams. Our place is truly at the foot of the mountains.
This delightful country retreat is situated in the Central Drakensberg, very close to Champagne Sports Resort and the Drakensberg Sun Hotel and about 10km away from Champagne Castle Hotel and has a magnificent view of the Drakensberg mountains, including Giants Castle, Injasuti, Champagne Castle and Cleft Peak. The house overlooks a gorge with a small waterfall, the valley beneath and the panorama of the Central Drakensberg Mountain Peaks. If you are wondering what activities there are to do in the Central Drakensberg, then take a short drive to some of these attractions.
Our private mountain cottage has three double bedrooms with a fourth smaller bedroom and two bathrooms (main en suite). The 4th bedroom, which is just off the verandah is small and is suitable for children as it has bunk beds.
The kitchen is modern and fully fitted, which is ideal for self catering – stove/oven, microwave, fridges/freezer and all the cutlery, crockery and utensils you will need. For your convenience there is an automatic washing machine. There is a TV and satellite dish, with a DSTv decoder. (Only activated on request).
Drakenzicht has a lovely entertainment area under covered verandah, and the view of the Central Drakensberg mountains from the large tiled verandah is especially spectacular. The braai facility boasts the “best view in South Africa” according to the owner.
The house is surrounded by a beautiful sunny garden and there are benches dotted around this 50 acre property from which to admire the exceptional mountain views. One can take short walks on the property. This is the perfect self catering retreat in which to enjoy the peace, bird life and mountain views. It is reached by tarred road and is approximately 2km away from Champagne Sports Resort.
The house is perfectly positioned for exploring the various hiking routes of the Central Drakensberg as well as golf courses, and horse riding. It is a place of complete relaxation and tranquility.
What to do in Central Drakensberg
- The Winterton Museum is open Monday to Saturday 09h00 to 13h00 and boasts a very informative San Gallery with many articles of interest. Telephone: 036 488 1885
- Rock Art sites: The Main Caves Museum at Giant’s Castle is an easy half hours walk from the Giant’s Castle main camp and the Battle Cave is relatively close to the Injisuthi camp.
- River rafting and quad biking can be arranged by Four Rivers Rafting and Adventures.
- At Falcon Ridge visitors can witness these mighty hunters of the sky swoop for the catch. Shows are held daily at 10h30 but are dependent on the weather. Call 082 774 6398 to confirm that a show is to be held.
- Boating on the lake and entertainment at the nearby Drakensberg Sun Hotel
- Ardmore Ceramics offers unique ceramic objects created by Zulu women and men, each piece is an individual work of art. The artists are provided with materials and location & their work is purchased by Ardmore Ceramics. Contact Details and physical address.
- Tree-top canopy expiditions.
Out of Season rates per night:
R414 incl VAT per adult and children older than 12 years
R207 incl VAT per child younger than 12 years
In Season rates per night:
All school holidays and long weekends (please note the entire long weekend must be booked)
R529 incl VAT per adult and children older than 12 years
R265 incl VAT per child younger than 12 years
During peak seasons
April and December holidays:
A flat rate of R 2116 incl VAT per night applies for 4 adults or less.
A refundable breakage fee of R650 is payable with your deposit.
Fire wood available at R40 per crate.
DSTv can be activated at R45 per day
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The farm house can accommodate 8 adults in 4 bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with queen sized beds (main en suite) as well as sleeper couches, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds and another bedroom off the stoep with a bunker bed (sleeping 2). A large fully equipped kitchen: including oven, stove, microwave oven, 2 fridges, coffee maker, and washing machine. Both bathrooms are fitted with baths and showers. The lounge-dining room is comfortable with satellite TV, a fire place, board games and books. On the spacious stoep is an 8-seater table.
Take a closer look at the various natural landscapes and outdoor scenery from benches scattered in the sunny garden. Or take a picnic blanket and watch the children play on the trampoline and the swing. Huge trees provide a lovely canopy for lazy afternoons, and the garden supply a variety of flower and bird life during the year.
Telephone: +27 11 646 3991 / +27 72 296 6494
Fax: 086 542 8162
Situated in the Champagne valley, 20km from Winterton and 2.5km from the Champagne Sports Resort. Overlooking the valley with the Drakensberg Sun Hotel and Dragon’s Peak in the distance.
Directions provided on confirmation of booking.
Contact us to book your weekend retreat or family holiday in the Drakensberg. We are happy to take your reservation, answer any questions or provide extra information.
Main: +27 11 646 3991
Secondary: +27 72 296 6494