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December/January Holidays information for tourists.

Cathedral Peak Wine Estate
Closed:  2 and 3 December for a wedding
Closed:  9 and 10 December for a wedding
Closed until 15:00 :  16 December to prepare for our Christmas market
16 December:  Christmas market from 16:00 – 20:00 for stalls, music afterwards
17 December:  Closed
Closed:  25 and 26 December for Christmas
Closed:  1 January
Normal trading hours for other days daily:  open from 09:30 – 16:00 for wine tasting.
Light lunch offered from until 15:00
Please book in advance:  caren@cathpeakwines.com
Pet friendly if on a leash.

Antbear Lodge
Antbear Lodge (www.antbear.co.za) is open for Christmas lunch on christmas day. Reservations required reservations@antbear.co.za 076 441 2362
We do also do sell picnics at the lodge and offer a lovely environment for guests to choose a shady spot to enjoy them.
Antbear Lodge is also pet friendly
076 441 2362

Drakensberg Canopy Tours
We are open every day except Christmas Day.  
Guests are welcome to book online as we will extend our operating times depending on demand:
036 468 1981
083 661 5691

Ady’s Coffee Shop
Hours of trading daily 8am to 4 pm
5 minutes from Winterton.  
Christmas lunch booking essential.

Turning Point Church Service
Turning Point Church Christmas service will be at 9 am on Monday, 25th December 2017 at the Ken McKenzie auditorium at the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School.
There will be no Turning Point service at Dragon Peaks on Sunday, 24th December 2017.

Emafweni Self-catering
Due to wildlife in the area and no fences we regret we cannot accommodate pets.
Rita Jacobsen
0364681250 or 0825748555

Valley Bakery
Valley Bakery will close at 2pm on Saturday 23rd December (as a usual Saturday)
We will be closed from Sunday 24th December till Tuesday 26th December, and will reopen Wednesday 27th December.
We are also closed on New Years Day Monday 1st January 2018.

Macedonia Cheese
Please see info for the Cheese Shop and Deli over the Christmas Period below:
We offer deli style light meals and local Cheeses
Open daily from 8:30-5pm
Closed Christmas Day
We make lovely Ploughman's platters for picnic requirements.
Cedarwood shopping complex opposite Champagne Sports resort, shop No.3

The Purple Giraffe Art Café
HOURS: We are open every day in December, including public holidays, except for CHRISTMAS DAY when we are CLOSED.
Normal hours are 7:30 – 5, but we will extend hours during the holiday for as long as customers come in, into the evening.
EVENING TRADE: Visitors are welcome to book a table for evening then we stay open for them.
PET FRIENDLY: We are pet friendly. Well behaved doggies with owners are welcome.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Please note: Only sit-down meals purchased from the Purple Giraffe to be consumed at our premises.
LIQUOR LICENSE: Our license has been approved. We will be selling liquor from THE START of December (as soon as our renovations are done)
CONTACT DETAILS: Shop 087 997 1498    Cell: 071 443 1109

Drakensberg Mountain Retreat
Our bookings over the Christmas Holidays are such that we will not be able to entertain anybody for any of the activities that you mention other that our core-business.
Yes, also on the “pet friendly” list as we do have certain rooms that are pet friendly and others, where, if requirements are met, can be used.
Yes we do allow pets and although we do not have a restrictive policy, the following will apply.
-    One pet per room. This can be changed by prior arrangements
-    Your pet must be free of any pests or contagious illnesses and must have had the required animal inoculation usually prescribed for  household pets
-    Your pet must not be a nuisance to other guests or other pets and/or animals on the property. Bring along your pets collar and leash
-    No pets are allowed on or in the beds. Bring your own pet bed/blanket etc
-    Pet food, the pet’s dishes for eating and drinking must be brought with.
-    Pets are not allowed in the dining room during meal times
-    Most pet friendly rooms have a conservatory in which your pet can stay if not directly under your control.
-    Please clean up your pets “pooh” and urine inside and around the Lodge. Ask for a “pooh bag” or mop if necessary.
-    We expect that you, you’re pet and the other guests and pets present at the Retreat during the visit all tolerate each other’s presence and enjoy the stay with us.  

The Nest Hotel
Non-residents are more than welcome to join us for meals (breakfast – R85.00, lunch – R95.00, dinner – R145.00 & tea – R25.00).  Reservations are absolutely essential. Our contact number is 036 468 1068 & email reservations@thenest.co.za/events@thenest.co.za.
•    We are closed to the public for Christmas Day, although guests are able to book for Christmas Eve as well as NYE – advanced bookings are absolutely essential, once again.
•    We can assist, although they would need to book in advance & order the picnic basket from us as we are a fully catered property & guests are not permitted to bring in their own drinks or food.
•    The Nest Hotel is not pet friendly.

Our office Hours are:
Off Session- Wednesday to Sunday 8am to 5pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
On Session- Open Monday to Sunday 8am to 5pm
Booking is essential.
Contact details:
Email info@adventurecentre.co.za
Office no. 074 103 3613
Cell no. 074 192 8258
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further enquiries.

The Black Scabbard Portuguese restaurant
The Bistro will be closed on Christmas day and on the 1st January 2018.
Normal trading hours are 12.00 lunch and kitchen closes at 20:00 (bar operational till last guest leaves
We will not be having a New Years party but will be opened for lunch on the 31 December 2017.

All Out Adventures
All Out Adventures will be operating from Monday - Sunday from December 18 2017 (closed on Christmas) until January 15 2018, 09:00- 16:30.

Chocolate Memories
Free Chocolate Tasting available at any time.
No bookings required.
Opening hours.
9am – 5pm Mon – Sat
9am – 2pm Sun
Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day
Contact details:
Ph: 072 310 3376
Email: chocolatememories@vodamail.co.za
Web: www.chocolatememories.co.za

Dragon Peaks
At Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort this December we will be allowing day visitors into the park.
It will however only be to attend the Adventure Centre, Westline Aviation, Horse rides or the Restaurant and Pub.
No day visitors will be allowed to use the resort facilities other than those mentioned.
We will not be allowing day visitors the use of any picnic facilities or swimming pools.
There will be an entrance fee which is redeemable at the 4 mentioned activities.
This is to allow our in-house guests the full use of the facilities that they are paying for.
Our gate times have also changed and open at 05:00 and close at 22:00 for entry.
Guests may still enter at any time but not visitors to the bar or restaurant after 22:00
The Gates will be closed on Christmas Day except for people who have reservations for lunch and are on the list. Our Christmas Lunch Bookings are already closed.
On New Year’s Eve the gates will also be closed except for invited guests.

Montusi is closed to non-guests on 24, 25, 26 and 31 Dec and 1 Jan.
We have availability in the lodge through-out the Festive Season but the self-catering cottages are all booked from the 15th Dec to 8th Jan Except for the following gaps:
18 to 20 Dec (2 nights) - 1 x 6-sleeper cottage
21 Dec (1 night) - 1 x 6-sleeper cottage
27 Dec (1 night) - 1 x 6-sleeper cottage
2 to 7 Jan (5 nights) - 1 x 4-sleeper cottage
2 Jan (1 night) - 1 x 6-sleeper cottage
6 to 8 Jan (3 nights) - 1 x 6-sleeper cottage
From 8 Jan: lots of cottages available.
Festive Season Rates:
4-sleeper self-catering cottage = R3100 per night
6-sleeper self-catering cottage = R3600 per night
Garden / Family Suites = R1885 per adult per night; teens = 75% of adult rate; 2-12 years = 50% of adult rate.  Children / teens rebate applies when sharing with 2 full paying guests in a Family Suite.

Ezulwini Resort
Yes during our busy periods such as Easter and December we don accommodate day visitors
Over weekends the reception area is open from 7am to 8pm and 7am to 6pm on Sundays
We do not have a restaurant on property however there are several within our area less than 15minutes away.
We are unfortunately not a pet friendly resort

Alkamia got room from the 22 of Des opened R500. For 2 people thank you. Martie.

Four rivers.
Four Rivers Rafting and Adventures is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm every day except we are closed on Christmas Day.
Rusty’s Pub situated on Four Rivers is open every day (except Christmas) from 10am until close.
The Griller Restaurant which is also based on our premises is under seperate ownership, so no details for that here.

The Griller Restaurant:
Open Tuesday - Sunday
11:30am - 20:00pm
Public Holidays
Closed on Mondays
(open 7 days in season)
Closed on Christmas Day & New Years Day
Should you have any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kind regards,
The Griller - Pub & Grill
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The Cavern Resort
The Cavern will be closed to day visitors over the December period.
Hot Air Ballooning SA
Join us for an a bird’s-eye view of the Drakensberg; hot air balloon flights can only take place at sunrise because that is when the air is stable. Apart from about one hour of flying time, we include a hot drink at the launch site, champagne upon landing and breakfast after the flight. Advance bookings are preferable as we move from venue to venue, but we can sometimes accommodate last minute bookings if we are in the area. Please contact us for information - preferably by email - on info@hotairballooningsa.co.za or call 083 446 9423.
 Best regards
Ann Cook for Warwick Cook
Hot Air Ballooning SA
011 802-4318 / 083 446 9423
Fax: 0865815714

Scrumpy Jacks
Christmas day Scrumpy Jack will be closed
New Year’s day we are open
All other days shop hours 9h15 to 15h45
On Sundays shop hours 9h15 to 15h45
Regret no pony rides available
Educational bee tours every day from 23 December to 2 January  (Subject to availability) starting 10hoo, 11hoo,12hoo and 13hoo

Christmas Day: Closed
26th Dec: Open
1st January: Open
Mondays – Fridays 9am – 1pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm

Closed: 16th December 2017
Re-open:  15th January 2018

Open: 8 to 4pm Monday to Friday except Christmas day and New Year’s day when we will be closed.
We will be open on Sat 23rd, Tuesday 26th, Sat 30th and Sat 6th January from 8 to 2pm.

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