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.

accommodation in drakensbergDrakenzicht Self Catering Accommodation is an Afristay Valued Member.
Drakenzicht Self Catering Accommodation has received a 2018 Best Value Establishment Award from Afristay.


What to do in Central Drakensberg
  • Walking & hiking along streams, to waterfalls, into the mountains
  • The Drakensberg Boys’ Choir performs every Wednesday at 15:30 (during school terms) in the Drakensberg Auditorium, which is situated at the Choir School in the Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg
  • Game viewing on horseback at Spionkop Nature Reserve
  • Horse riding in the Central Drakensberg Mountains
  • Mountain biking in the Champagne Valley
  • 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 of the Drakensberg.
  • The only San Museum in the world is available 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. A rock art interpretation centre is situated at the Didima camp at the foot of Mike’s Pass.
  • 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 Accommodation

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.

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.

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Contact Details

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


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

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