From R1100 per 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 scenically beautiful setting.
The thatched guest cottage, which comfortably sleeps six adults, comprises a living area with open-plan kitchen and three double bedrooms, each with its own bath or shower room adjacent or en-suite. The two upper bedrooms open onto a balcony offering scenic views through 180 degrees. All the rooms are equipped with wall heaters for cold winter nights and ceiling fans and mosquito burners for summer. The living area, which has DStv and a log fireplace, opens onto a private shaded porch with a built-in braai and a Weber.
Stone steps lead down through an indigenous rockery into an extensive clivia-filled garden from which a gate gives direct access to the dam. A two-seater canoe is available for hire.
Bell Park Dam is popular for fishing, sailing, motor boating, water skiing and bird watching. Nearby, in the wider Central Berg area, sports lovers have the options of horse riding, golf, tennis, swimming and bowls, as well as canopy tours, horse trails, hiking, cycling, river rafting, motor and quad biking and mountain walking and climbing. For entertainment of a different kind, the famous Drakensberg Boys' Choir School presents regular concerts during the term and hosts the annual music in the Mountains weekend in late April.
Places of interest within easy reach are the internationally acclaimed Ardmore Pottery, the colorful Thokozisa and Cedarwood shopping centres, the Midlands Meander with its craft shops and restaurants, the Spioenkop Game Reserve, rock art sites and various Boer War battle sites, among them Spioenkop and Ladysmith. As to food and wine, the Champagne Valley offers a number of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, as well as two small supermarkets, a liquor store and the superb Valley Bakery, while a butchery, liquor store, wine agent and larger supermarket can be found in Winterton, as can a doctor and pharmacy.
The thatched guest cottage looks onto the dam, and comprises a living area with open-plan kitchen and three double bedrooms, each with its own bath- or shower-room adjacent or en suite. The two upper bedrooms open to a balcony offering scenic mountain views through 180 degrees. The living area has DSTV and a log fireplace and all the rooms are equipped with wall heaters for cold winter nights and ceiling fans for summer The living area opens onto a private shaded porch with both a built in braai and a Weber. From here stone steps lead down through an indigenous rockery into the garden, where a gate gives access to the dam
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6 Bell Park Dam Road, Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg, 3340