Adventure packed fun filled holidays and it goes without saying that such a majestic setting could not be more perfect for romantic escapes too. Whatever your reason for getting away,
Alpine Heath Resort
Off Cavernberg Road
Phone number: +27 36 438 6484 / 8500
GPS: 28° 37' 7.98'' S 29° 0' 15.00'' E
Relax in the comfort of the exclusive Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort nestled in the midst of the picturesque Northern Drakensberg Mountains and conveniently located mid-way between Durban and Johannesburg. Sports enthusiasts can indulge in a multitude of activities nearby ranging from horse riding and fishing to high adrenalin sports including quad biking, paintball and canopy tours. There’s also a ‘funtastic’ variety of children’s entertainment and a daily adult activity programme as well. Many natural wonders and World Heritage Sites are easily accessible from Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort including The Royal National Park, the historical Spioenkop Battlefields, picturesque Tugela Falls, and Falcon Ridge. Resort offers a superb spa, 100 luxuriously appointed, fully-equipped chalets offering panoramic mountain views from comfortable lounges, a fireplace for those romantic wintery evenings, kitchen, patio, satellite TV and three cosy bedrooms.
Attractions: All out Adventure, Drakensberg MTB Trails, Four rivers Adventures, Westline Aviation, Amphitheatre Golf Course, Drakensberg Canopy Tours, Treks, Tips & Trails 4x4), Falcon Ridge – Bird of Prey Centre, Drakensberg Boys Choir, Four Rivers Rafting and Adventures, Champagne Castle Adventure Centre, Waterpump Station, Sterkfontein Dam, Battlefields of Spioenkop, Royal Natal, Waffle hut, Kwazulu Weavers and Candle Factory, Didima Rock Art and the Golden Gate Reserve.
Unit Information: All units have a patio, a bath and a shower, kitchenette and lounge.
Drakensberg Sun Resort (chalets and hotel units)
R600 Central Drakensberg
Winterton KwaZulu Natal
+27 36 468 1000
Tucked away in one of South Africa’s most glorious scenic destinations, the Drakensberg Sun Resort offers a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the good things in life. Wake up each day to take in the iconic views of KwaZulu-Natal’s famous Drakensberg Mountains, before taking your pick from a host of things to see, do and experience.
The resort is ideally suited to leisure travellers, with family-friendly facilities that help keep younger and older guests happy. For conference groups, there is a choice of conferencing facilities and exciting teambuilding options to provide the ultimate team building destination. A perfect honeymoon destination!
D184 Central Drakensberg, Winterton, Kwa Zulu Natal
036 468 1222
S 28° 57' 0.000", E 29° 26' 24.000"
Situated in the heart of Central Drakensberg. Adjacent to the uKhahlamba World Heritage Site, this development offers breathtaking views of Bell Park Dam and the entire Central Drakensberg mountain range. Facilities on site include a mini shop, day spa, games room, mini golf, jungle gym, badminton, tennis courts, trampoline, volleyball, golf net, outdoor chess and fishing at the dam.
Units are tastefully done with indoor braai facilities and undercover parking!
Midlands saddle and Trout
152 Hidcote Rd, Sub 7 of Farm Oatesdale, Hidcote Area, Mooiriver
033 263 2758
Situated near Mooi River, just 60km from Pietermaritzburg, Midlands Saddle and Trout offers 59 fully equipped luxury chalets in several configurations. There are entertainment facilities for the whole family, both on and off the resort. Midlands Saddle and Trout is ideal for those looking to relax in the countryside, explore the Midlands Meander or enjoy all the exhilarating activities on offer - ranging from canopy tours to candle dipping, horse riding and almost anything imaginable in between.
The sumptuously furnished, serviced chalets are equipped with every amenity to cater for a family holiday. You have a choice of one, two, three or four bedroom chalets with washing machine, TV, hi-fi, microwave, fan and fireplace.
There are spa baths in the one bedroom chalets and all the chalets have a private patio with a built-in braai and sweeping views of the hills.
Drakenberg Gardens Golf and Spa resort
The Fairways is a Gold Crown resort, situated in Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa resort, bordering on 860 acres of World Heritage site. It has lovely views of the Rhino Horn mountain and boasts its own 18 hole golf course. We offer self-catering rental accommodation in 6 sleeper cottages and an 8-sleeper cottage. Additional units can be sourced for larger bookings, subject to availability. A wheelchair friendly unit (6 sleeper) can also be arranged, subject to availability.
The cottages have the following : Fully equipped kitchen including microwave, washing machine and tumble drier. Individual braai facilities, Fireplace in the lounge + heaters in downstairs bedrooms The cottages are serviced daily.
Bushman's Nek Chalets
Bushmans Nek Road
Phone number: +27 33 701 1461
GPS: 29° 50' 54.00'' S 29° 14' 3.96'' E
Bushman's Nek has stunning views of the Drakensberg mountains and is nestled deep within the Southern Drakensberg with the only rim-flow rockpool in Africa. The resort suggests that those wishing to self-cater go to the major shop in Underberg as the resort only has minimal stocks of emergency goods. Attractions: Additional facilities include walks into the mountains, with FGASA registered guide. Parks Board fee payable at the gate. You can view caves boasting bushman paintings and natural waterfalls. Guided drives up Sani Pass with tour companies can be arranged at the resort. 4x4 owners can travel by themselves. Please note that passports are essential for either. Himeville Village is worth a visit, as are the old museum, nature reserve and abundant trout dams and rivers, to name a few.
Phone number: +27 33 701 1405
GPS: 29° 44' 37.98'' S 29° 18' 6.96'' E
Castleburn offers visitors a piece of tranquillity at the foot of the Southern Drakensberg mountains. With majestic mountain peaks as the resort’s beautiful backdrop, it is well equipped to answer the needs of every guest: cosy, thatched chalets and apartments are a haven for relaxing with family, while the resort itself is a delight for outdoor enthusiasts. Sports lovers in particular will relish the opportunities presented by the 22 ha Lake Madingofani. Alternatively, pack your passport and explore the Sani Pass. Additional facilities include a pool table, table tennis, trampoline, darts, mini golf, games room, library and a jungle gym. Excellent trout fishing. Fishing tackle is available at reception (fly fishing tackle only may be used). There is a chipping range and rowing boats. Please remember to bring warm clothing during the Winter months.