Central Drakensberg Accommodation

The main access point to the Central Drakensberg is the town of Winterton. It is a typical pioneer town and is a centre for the agricultural area surrounding it, which is renowned for wheat, beef and maize. Other settlements which lie in the foothills of the Central Drakensberg include Estcourt, Mooi River and Nottingham Road.

This section of the Drakensberg, like the entire range, is defined by a series of imposing cliffs, soaring peaks and deep valleys. The Champagne Valley is one of the most renowned, and surprisingly, it's not for its hiking paths or particular abundance of fauna and flora or rock art. Instead, the Champagne Valley is known for being the home of the Drakensberg Boys' Choir, a world class choir group with angelic voices.

Two definitive peaks in this region are Matadi and Makheka, which at 3446 metres and 3461 metres respectively, are two of the highest peaks in Southern Africa! Some of the other peaks which characterise the Central Drakensberg are Cathedral Peak, Organ Pipes, Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle. The climbs and hikes in this section of the 'Berg tend to require a goof level of fitness and skill, especially Monk's Cowl, which is said to be one of the toughest climbs in the Drakensberg range.

While hiking is the best way to experience the Central Drakensberg's collection of plants, birds and San rock paintings, there are alternative ways to enjoy the area, some more sedate than others. The foothills of the Central Drakensberg for example, are very popular for trout fishing, and exploring the lower reaches is also really fun from atop a horse. For the adventurous there is rafting and zip lining.

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 Cathkin Cottage BnB
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INTRODUCING CATHKIN COTTAGE Cathkin Cottage Bed and Breakfast is conveniently situated, opposite the Drakensberg Sun Resort, in the heart of Champagne Valley. It is in close proximity to all local a... More Info

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Little Acres Bed and Breakfast is situated in the Champagne Valley in the heart of the Central Drakensberg area of the KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa. Little Acres offers spacious, tastefully ... More Info

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Lilac Lodge/Purple House
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Lilac Lodge/Purple House is situated in Winterton, it is ideal for couples and families who want to break away for a few days and couples who want to escape their busy lives. Lilac Lodge/Purple hous... More Info

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Drakensberg House

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The rate is for 1-8 persons max per unit in a Unesco world heritage site. We are not near the berg ,rather on the berg. This stone cottage is on a half acre surrounded by 100 year old oak trees. Self... More Info

From R1800* unit


Situated in a prime Eco estate at the foot of the mighty Drakensberg, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Birdsong cottages are comprised of 2, beautiful, fully serviced homes in a secure and peaceful envi... More Info

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Berghaven Self-catering Cottages are situated in the peaceful Champagne Valley, just 25 km from Winterton and surrounded by some of the highest and most beautiful mountain scenery in South Africa. Com... More Info

From R1100* unit


Clivia Hill is situated on Bell Park Dam in the Champagne Valley area of the Central Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal and offers self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation in a tranquil and s... More Info

From R875* unit


Only two exclusive cottages right in the Drakensberg mountains; (1)EMA-FWENI Cottage with 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, tub-for-two, bidet, shower, bath, kitchen with all mod cons; living room fireplace, ... More Info

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Break away from the stress of modern lifestyle and surround yourself with picture-perfect panoramic views of the Central Drakensberg. Ease back and relax in your own private jacuzzi. Rejuvenate your ... More Info

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Mountain Splendour is a little piece of paradise, tucked away on a small working farm, in the heart of the Central Drakensberg. This 4-star camping resort boasts spectacular mountain views, farm-style... More Info

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Central Drakensberg Reviews

Champagne Valley
Lovely valley
- Marietjie Moore

Champagne Valley
Absolutely a must. The views are spectacular, with charming shops and great restaurants. The purple Giraffe is a must for anyone who visits his area.
- Bronwen Eksteen

Winterton
Awesome town
- C Browning

Champagne Valley
Lots to do and great eating out places
- Leon Barkhuizen

Champagne Valley
Most stunning places to visit. Place to be.
- Jay Ramnath