Accommodation in the Drakensberg
Holiday-Accommodation is offered at the Berghouse and Cottages. Located high up in the Northern Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa. Amphitheatre Mountain views are features from the windows of the cottages. Unique panoramic views of the entire Central and Northern Drakensberg Mountain Peaks provide some of the most spectacular views of the Drakensberg-Mountains in South Africa.
Cottages are equipped with kitchens and kitchenettes, open plan and fully electrified. Log fireplaces can be found in each cottage with wood provided at a small fee. Bed-and-breakfast option is available alternatively half-board is available, however, notice of the catered option is required in advance. All meals are delivered with a smile to your cottage, try this option and be surprised by our chef’s style of country fare.
Accommodation halfway between Johannesburg and Durban and an approximately 3-hour drive will deposit you at this best-kept secret in the Drakensberg.
The highest peak of the Drakensberg in South Africa, is the Champagne Castle, standing tall next to Monks Cowl as well as Cathkin Peak, all these mountain peaks can be viewed from this destination. The Maloti-Mountains and “little Drakensberg” range join the Northern Drakensberg Mountain range at the Amphitheater, forming part of the panoramic views to be enjoyed from the windows of the cottages.
Hiking Trails with various degrees of difficulty to choose from are offered on site, as well as in the neighboring park called the Royal Natal National Park, proclaimed a UNESCO "World Heritage Site", just 16km's away. Royal Natal National Park, offers some of the most scenic Drakensberg Hiking trails in South Africa and includes hikes such as the Gorge walk.
The main feature of the park is the Tugela Waterfall, claimed to be the second highest waterfall in the World and the highest waterfall in Africa. This spectacular waterfall can be viewed from the cottages in the summertime, after rain on the escarpment.
Horse-riding is offered, with a guide, a worthwhile option to take in our spectacular scenery, we offer the rider between one hour to three hours guided outride on the estate. Look out for the Eland and other antelope species. Seven km's of river frontage and three dams, provide you with a variety of fly fishing challengers.
Mountain-bike-trails on site provide a challenge for all serious and casual riders. Berghouse-Trail forms part of a 150 km's of mountain bike routes in the area. Explore the Drakensberg-Experience-Route, mainly on the R74 from Giants-Castle in the Central-Drakensberg to Royal-Natal-National-Park in the Northern-Drakensberg, situated at the end of the Maloti-Route, a driving experience to be enjoyed with family and friends.
We cater for special requests such as a honeymoon getaways, engagement proposals, birthday parties, end of year functions.
We invite you to visit us so that you too may enjoy these spectacular mountain vistas and the laid-back atmosphere offered, "kick back and relax", feet up, wine glass in hand, toasting the colorful sunset and mountain silhouettes that "kiss your eyes".
You will be suspended in moments of magic, "like a balm to your troubled soul". "It's as though time stands still and one's worldly concerns just simply melt away or perhaps carried off on the gentlest of breezes, on the wing of one of the many beautiful birds that inhabit this estate, you will be left unencumbered to experience an exquisite lightness of being".