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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Little Acres
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From R395 pps

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 ... Read More

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... Read More

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Situated in the Central Drakensberg with a magnificent view of the mountains and the Central Drakensberg Valley. Graceland is ideal for families who want to break away for a few days and couples who w... Read More

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From R3000* 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... Read More

From R2300* unit

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... Read More

From R600* unit

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... Read More

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From R1200* 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... Read More

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, ... Read More

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From R550 pps

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... Read More

From R1300* unit

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 ... Read More

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Central Drakensberg Reviews

Good place
- Sithembile Dimba

Champagne Valley
A wonderful experience

- Toeks Visser

We enjoyed our stay - and it being our first visit to the Berg - we were impressed by the scenery and beautiful hiking.
- Jenny Hurst

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