Champagne Valley Accommodation

The Drakensberg is a 200 kilometre-long mountain range, renowned for being a World Heritage Site. Much of it is protected within the uKhahlamba Drakensberg National Park, which offers an extraordinary biodiversity and is a haven for numerous plant and animal species (including a wide variety of birds). It is also home to a wealth of San rock paintings, and naturally, epic hikes. Generally it is the Drakensberg's peaks which are famous, but Champagne Valley (which admittedly is closely associated with Champagne Peak) is an exception.

You'll find Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg, with Winterton being the gateway to the valley and also the main hub for amenities and tourism. The valley gets its name courtesy of the peak, one of the highest in the Drakensberg range. The story goes that the first climber to make the ascent of the peak took a bottle of bubbly with him to celebrate his anticipated achievement. However, when he summited, he took the champagne out of his pack and promptly dropped the bottle, causing it to smash, and champagne to trickle over the edge of the peak. The peak was known as Champagne Peak from then on out, and like all forces have an opposing force, so peaks have valleys, and that is how Champagne Valley became known as such.

Champagne Valley is easily accessible from Johannesburg and Durban via the N3 highway, which connects these two cities. You can reach the valley in less than 4 hours from either one. Once you arrive you'll be impressed by the scenery and the array of activities, which range from river rafting and hot air ballooning to hiking and horse-riding. While there you should also try and catch a show by the Drakensberg Boys Choir, famous the world over.

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Graceland Self Catering Cottages
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From R2500* unit

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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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Clivia Hill Guest Cottage

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

Birdsong Cottages 10

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

Drakensberg House

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

Berghaven Cottages

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


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

 Cathkin Cottage BnB

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

Mountain Splendour Eco-Resort

From R120 pps

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... Read More

Cedarwood Cottage

From R1350* unit

Cosy self-catering cottage located in a tranquil setting with magnificent views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. Situated in the picturesque Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg. W... Read More

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The Nest

From R750 pps

The Nest Hotel is the oldest and most well-known of all the Berg resorts in the Natal Drakensberg. Celebrating its 83rd year of welcoming guests in 2016. The Nest Hotel has a strong following of gu... Read More

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Champagne Valley Reviews

Champagne Valley
A wonderful experience

- Toeks Visser

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

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

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