ABOUT US

Drakenzicht self-catering private mountain cottage

What our abode has to offer is a view unsurpassed – Drakenzicht mountain cottage is situated on 50 acres of breathtaking Drakensberg beauty. The uKhahlamba – Drakensberg Mountains is a World Heritage Site and our farm house has been nestling peacefully at the foot of the Central Berg for more than five decades.

The accommodation at Drakenzicht has a modest country atmosphere – close to Champagne Sports Resort and the Drakensberg Sun Hotel and about 10km away from Champagne Castle Hotel.

Come tread more than 3km of the cleared trails through our meadows. Benches dot the landscape overlooking a gorge and the valley below, with Giants Castle, Injasuthi, Champagne Castle and Cleft Peak all in plain view. The garden is lush and bird life abundant. Vervet monkeys, birds of prey, bushbuck and even the endangered ground hornbill might surprise you on your lazy afternoon stroll.

Drakenzicht cottage has three double bedrooms (2 rooms with double beds and one with 2 single beds) and a fourth outside room with two bunkbeds. A sleeper couch in one of the double rooms provides extra sleeping space. The main bedroom’s ensuite bathroom is newly fitted and the cottage’s central bathroom was also recently refurbished.

The farmhouse kitchen is equipped with all the necessary self-catering amenities, like a stove/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils and an automatic washing machine.

The open plan lounge and dining area has a TV and satellite dish, with DSTv activated on request.

Drakenzicht’s star feature is the lovely covered verandah which serves as entertainment area with a generous wooden table seating ten and an equally generous view of the mountainous horizon.

The open braai facility on the outskirt of the elevated property shares this sweeping panorama.

Drakenzicht self-catering retreat is 27km from Winterton on the R600 – a well-maintained tarred road – and approximately 2km from Champagne Sports Resort. The house is perfectly positioned to explore the numerous hiking and mountain bike routes of the Central Drakensberg, as well as its various golf courses and horse riding opportunities.

Inhale and immerse yourself in the quiet tranquility of the Central Berg.

The Central Drakensberg has many activities on offer. Take a short drive to some of these attractions.

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ACTIVITIES

What to do in Central Drakensberg
  • There are numerous hiking and mountain biking opportunities. Follow the R600 to Monk’s Cowl Campsite in the Giant’s Castle Reserve for shorter and longer day and overnight hikes to various waterfalls. Mountain biking trails in Champagne Valley are clearly indicated along the road.
  • The Drakensberg Boys’ Choir performs every Wednesday at 15:30 (during school terms) in the Drakensberg Auditorium at the Choir School in the Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg
  • Game viewing on horseback at Spionkop Nature Reserve
  • Horse riding at Dragons Peak: 036 4681031 or dpp@dragonpeaks.com
  • Championship Golf Course at Champagne Sports Resort
  • 9 hole Golf course at Monks Cowl
  • Monks Cowl Country Club offers excellent, affordable meals throughout the day with ‘Local is Lekker’ specials every Monday.
  • 9 hole Golf course at nearby Cathedral Peak
  • On Air Helicopters based at Cathedral Peak offers a 15min or 30min scenic flight over the Drakensberg.
  • A wonderful ballooning experience in the beautiful Champagne Valley.
  • A rock art interpretation centre and the only San Museum in the world is situated at Didima Camp at Cathedral Peak Hotel. Mike’s Pass on the Cathedral Peak road takes you to the crest of the Little ‘Berg from where there are spectacular views of the majestic Drakensberg mountain range.

  • The Winterton Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 13:00 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 hour’s 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 birds of prey swoop through the sky for the catch. Shows are held daily at 10:30 (weather dependent). Call 082 774 6398 to confirm.
  • Boating on the lake and entertainment at the nearby Drakensberg Sun Hotel.
  • Thokozisa Life Style Centre host quaint shops with local flavour
  • Ardmore Ceramics Studio offers unique ceramic objects created by local Zulu artists. Promising artists are provided with materials and studio space. Their work is purchased by Ardmore Ceramics and sold to the public.
  • Tree-top canopy expeditions.
  • The valley boast with various eateries that will cater for every taste: The Valley Bakery, The Waffle Hut, The Pizza Hut, Thokozisa restaurant and deli, Cathedrak Peak Wine Estate, Scrumpy Jacks and many more.

RATES

In Season rates per night:

All school holidays and long weekends (please note the entire long weekend must be booked)
R575 incl VAT per adult and children older than 12 years
R287.50 incl VAT per child younger than 12 years

Out of Season rates per night:

R454.25 incl VAT per adult and children older than 12 years
R224.25 incl VAT per child younger than 12 years

During peak seasons 

April and December longweekends:
A flat rate of R 2300 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 R45 per crate.

DSTv can be activated at R45 per day for a minimum of 2 days

ACCOMMODATION

The Accommodation

The farm house can accommodate 8 adults in 4 bedrooms: 2 spacious bedrooms with queen sized beds (main en suite) and air conditioning, 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, dish washer, 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, air conditioning, board games and books. On the spacious stoep is an 8-seater table. Table tennis provide opportunities for the competitive guests.

The Garden

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.

The Scenery

View the breathtaking natural landscapes and features of the uKhahlamba – Drakensberg Mountains.

CONTACT US

Telephone: +27 11 646 3991 / +27 72 296 6494
Fax: 086 542 8162
Email: willemienv@wol.co.za

Location

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.

Bookings

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