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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Cottage

Tucked into the mountain, in the shadow of Cathkin Peak & Champagne Castle, deep in a Unesco world heritage site sits a stone chalet with 3 bedrooms and an attached apartment with a further bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette. The property sleeps up to 8 adults comfortably. Furnished and decorated in a beautiful cottage style, we have a "home from home" kitchen. Cable/satellite TV available.

Johannesburg 3hours / Durban 2-2.5hrs. Our self-catering cottage, Drakensberg House, lies on a half acre of uniquely private and immaculate gardens in a secure environment. Local activities include: canopy tours, hiking, golf, swimming, boating, tro...Read more


Drakensberg Region, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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The Champagne Valley is deep into the Drakensberg range, a world heritage site and surrounded by some of South Africa's premier sport resort hotels, for all sorts of activities , hot air ballooning, helicopter rides, white water rafting, golf, trout fishing, hiking. Choice of restaurants, pubs, or barbecueing . Drakensberg house has its own entertainment area and barbecue / braai, completely private and surrounded by 100 year old oak trees.
The cottage and apartment sleeps 8 maximum, is security patrolled and secure. Wildlife is prolific ,small buck and monkey with larger game higher up the mountain. Unmistakeable Cathkin Peak is the most recognizable landmark in the Drakensberg area, named by an early Scottish settler after a town near his native Glasgow. There is a profusion of San paintings in the Cathkin Peak area with the Ndedema Gorge in the north the richest with 17 shelters and 4,000 paintings. Bushmen were thought to have all been killed by farmers and bounty hunters in the last century, but a cave was discovered in 1926 containing a bow and quiver with a freshly laid grass bed. Perhaps these diminutive people still remain in the mountain. Scenic walks include Intunja (the eye of the needle), a small mountain with a hole in it. Champagne Castle was so named because the bottle of bubbly carried up by the first people to ascend was broken - inadvertently christening the mountain Cathedral Peak is renowned for its beauty and all within the UNESCO world heritage site. From its cosy setting in a quiet valley, visitors look out onto a jagged ridge of mountains known as the Cathedral Spur; the escarpment looms above the hotel to the south and west. The lure of the great outdoors combined as well as access to the hotel facilities brings families back for holidays, every year. The exclusive residence offers the ultimate in luxury accommodation boasting , a fire place, televisions and wood burning stove.

More About This Location

Lake nearby, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats

What's Nearby

Golf course on-site or within 15 minute walk, Golf course within 30 minute drive, Tennis courts nearby, Fishing nearby, Water sports nearby

Nearest shops, 5 miles

Getting There

Nearest airport: Durban King Shaka
Car is essential


Last updated on September 12, 2014
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DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
Apr 1 - May 13, 2015
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$2573 Nights
All other dates
$1933 Nights
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Rental fees

  • Fees for additional guests may apply.

Additional notes from the owner

Prices are per unit - 50 % Deposit, or full payment 45 days prior to arrival


  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean or water views
  • Secure parking space
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Stove or Oven
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • Books
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Porch
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - ask
Living space
  • 2500 square feet

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