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DRAKENSBERG HOUSE - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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A unit rate for 8 persons of all ages maximum. Tucked into the mountain, in the shadow of Cathkin Peak & Champagne Castle, deep in a Unesco world heritage site sits a stone chalet with 4 bedrooms, included is the attached apartment. Furnished and decorated in a beautiful cottage style, we have a fully equipped 'home from home' kitchen and kitchenette. Cable/satellite TV available. Johannesburg 3hours / Durban 2-2.5hrs. Our self-catering cottage, Drakensberg House, lies on a half acre of uniquely private and immaculate gardens in a secure environment. Local activities include: canopy tours, hiking, golf, swimming, boating, trout fishing, horse riding & hot air ballooning or just relax and read a book! Our property is only 10 minutes away from the famous Drakensberg Boys Choir. The Drak...A unit rate for 8 persons of all ages maximum. Tucked into the mountain, in the shadow of Cathkin Peak & Champagne Castle, deep in a Unesco world heritage site sits a stone chalet with 4 bedrooms, included is the attached apartment. Furnished and decorated in a beautiful cottage style, we have a fully equipped 'home from home' kitchen and kitchenette. Cable/satellite TV available. Johannesburg 3hours / Durban 2-2.5hrs. Our self-catering cottage, Drakensberg House, lies on a half acre of uniquely private and immaculate gardens in a secure environment. Local activities include: canopy tours, hiking, golf, swimming, boating, trout fishing, horse riding & hot air ballooning or just relax and read a book! Our property is only 10 minutes away from the famous Drakensberg Boys Choir. The Drakensberg borders Lesotho and runs down to the Eastern and Southern Cape. The peaks reach over 3000m in height. 'The Mountain of Dragons” is the highest peak in Southern Africa and is where the mighty Tugela River rises on the Mont-aux-Sources Plateau, cascading & forming the “Tugela Falls”. Okhahlamba is the Zulu word for “Barrier of Spears”, once home to ancient KhoiSan hunter-gatherers. HIKING AND WALKS IN THE CHAMPAGNE VALLEY AND FURTHER. LOCAL FROM DRAKENSBERG HOUSE The Monk's Cowl is the starting point to the spectacular peaks. If you're looking for a good, easy walk, try the Hlathikulu forest trail as it winds through indigenous forests and the spectrum of Drakensberg wild flowers. Rest in the mist at the base of the magnificent Nandi's Falls and explore the pools along the Mpofane river. Another great day hike takes you up past the sandstone rock faces of the valley to the grasslands at the base of Cathkin peak where Rhebuck, Eland and bird life flourish. For fit hikers, two mountain peaks can be reached on day hikes. Rock scrambling at the end of a four hour ascent will put you on the top of Sterkhorn (2970 m) -- a stone's throw from mighty Catkhin peak and perched over the Mwhlazini river valley. The views are fantastic and you'll be able to see the Devil's Tooth at the Amphitheatre in the north and Giant's Castle in the south. Toughing it is the 10 hour round trip that will take you up to the plateau of Champagne Castle (3337 m), one of the highest mountains in the Drakensberg. Here you can rest at the top of a 1000 m drop and watch rare bearded vultures circle before heading back down Gray's Pass. A DRIVE AWAY • The Cathedral Peak area is defined by a freestanding set of peaks extending from the escarpment, and is a 45 minute drive from Inkosana Lodge. Try the day walk to Rainbow Gorge where the spray from waterfalls form beautiful rainbows. Hard-core hikers can try the day hike to the top of Cathedral Peak (3007 m), one of the best day walks in the Drakensberg. • The Injasuthi area holds the highest peak in the Drakensberg and is especially notable as having one of the best sites of Bush men rock art in the area. This art can be explored with a guided walk to Battle Cave, which displays a battle scene between two Bushmen tribes. Injasuthi is only 45 minutes by car. • Royal Natal National Park is 90 minutes north and lies at the northern end of the Drakensberg range, at the base of the Amphitheatre. Day hike up the beautiful Tugela river gorge, or drive an additional hour and walk up to and along the top of the escarpment to the Tugela falls, second highest waterfall in Africa! • Giant's Castle is another great site for Bushman rock art, with the caves only a 1.5 km walk from the entrance gate. Here you'll also find a museum which recreates Bush men life. Serious hikers can reach the top of the Drakensberg escarpment via Langalibalele Pass. More
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About the Owner
Tony, Sallyann G
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We stayed in idyllic surroundings in a secure estate. The cottage is ideal for larger parties of up to 8 and was spotless and well stocked,well furnished and right beneath the Drakensberg peaks . I wish we could have stayed longer.

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank michael0g
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I wanted a special getaway and Drakensberg House really offered that. What an amazing country. Thank you for your kind attention. The cottage was spotless and catered for all our needs offering a truly relaxing environment for a holiday getaway. I felt at home and...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Kendall W
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We stayed at this amazing property in January 2017 after entering the Champagne Valley we arrived at this well appointed property beneath the awesome Cathkin Peak. The cottage was impeccably kept and clean with everything we needed for a 4 night stay. Beds turned down...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank SamanthaDunne13
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I travelled to this magnificent UN World Heritage site and stayed at Drakensberg House from the 22 February to the 26 February 2017. The cottage is so well positioned in the berg beneath 100 year old oak trees. We found the cottage to be perfectly...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank pengers007
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The house is comfortable and well located, very close to Drakensberg Sun with all its amenities. Unfortunately there were some issues with the cleanliness, particularly of the flatlet which were mentioned to the owner in an email after we got back, including the fact that...More

Date of stay: February 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Water Views
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The Champagne Valley is deep into the Drakensberg range, a world heritage site and surrounded by some of South Africa's premier sport resort hotels, for all sorts of activities , hot air ballooning, helicopter rides, white water rafting, golf, trout fishing, hiking. Choice of restaurants, pubs, or barbecueing . Drakensberg house has its own entertainment area and barbecue / braai, completely private and surrounded by 100 year old oak trees. The cottage and apartment sleeps 8 maximum, is security patrolled and secure. Wildlife is prolific ,small buck and monkey with larger game higher up the mountain. Unmistakeable Cathkin Peak is the most recognizable landmark in the Drakensberg area, named by an early Scottish settler after a town near his native Glasgow. There is a profusion of San pa...
How to get there
GPS -29.010617 N/S . 29.423082 W/E Head to the town of Winterton KZN and take the R600 towards the Berg resorts. Through the crossroad at Thokosiza shops, past the Nest Hotel, Champagne Sports resort and Cedarwood shops. First right to the Drakensberg Sun Resort, pass through the boom at Bergview Estate and present your booking confirmation. Take the first right at the tiny round-about, first left and you are at home from home. Check the bottled gas is turned on at the back door and turn off on departure , also the electrical panel is inside the cupboard above the microwave check the geyser is on and switch off on departure.
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