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Places that offer birding

We have two secluded, fully equipped cabins set high in the Monks Cowl Reserve of the Central Drakensberg (higher in the Champagne Valley than any other establishment).  Step from your cabin into the Ukhahlamba World Heritage Site and walk beneath the majestic Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle. We offer an eco-friendly and completely off-the-grid experience with free access to the World Heritage Site. There are electric blankets and a fireplace in the bedroom.  We also offer free WiFi.  Activities include hiking, bird-watching and game-spotting.


Clivia Hill, situated on Bell Park Dam in the Champagne Valley of KwaZulu-Natal, offers self catering and B&B accommodation in a tranquil and scenically beautiful setting.

The guest cottage comprises of a living area with open-plan kitchen and three double bedrooms, each with its own bath or shower. The living area has DSTV and a log fireplace. The living area opens onto a shaded stoep with both a built in braai and a Weber.

Contact: Clive and Gill Parker

Cell: +27 82 557 7339

GPS: 28º57’47.9” S 29º26’9.3” E


Comfortable, private, thatched bungalows with easy access to golf courses, bird-watching, and adventure activities. Close to Spioenkop Game Reserve and Royal Natal National Park. We also have à la carte Restaurant and Pizzeria (wood burning), Cafe and pub on our premises.

Contact: Joss Joubert

Phone: +27 36 448 1336

Cell: +27 83 640 0743

GPS: 28º 42.874 S 29º 19.288 E

Located in Estcourt, close to Wagendrift Dam, with 10 en-suite unit. Beautiful wedding and conference venue all under thatch, in peaceful, picturesque surroundings.

Contact: Linda Meyer

Cell: +27 84 585 5133

GPS: S 29º00'53" E 29º 49'25

The Best B&B in the Berg! Tranquil, romantic, luxurious and quaint with rustic & elegant touches! Nestled between huge trees, abundant birdlife, a
garden like paradise. Relax and listen to the calm voice of nature. Splash pool, dam, and lapa for your enjoyment. Home cooked breakfasts and dinner on request to be enjoyed outside in the lapa, or in our charming dining room with soft music.

Contact: Julita van Zuydam

Phone: +27 36 940 0034

Cell: +27 82 804 3774

Nestled in the peaceful Champagne Valley is the 3 bedroomed, 2 bathroom cottage, Ihophe. This double-storey cottage has unrestricted views of Champagne Castle, Cathkin Peak and Dragons Back.

Contact: Carole & Neil

Cell: +27 82 377 8529

Offers upmarket accommodation in a tranquil residential area of Estcourt. Convenient JHB/Durban stopover. Units are private, en suite (shower only) and secure off-street parking. Braai/Barbeque facilities with Lapa and Jacuzzi. Fully equipped kitchenette for self-catering. Start the day with a hearty country breakfast. Arrive as a Guest and leave as a Friend.

Contact: Petro Reynders

Phone: +27 36 352 6565

Cell: +27 83 412 8155

GPS: 29º87103 E 29º01502 S

Accommodation offered in en-suite rooms with dinner, bed and breakfast or self catering facilities set in a tranquil area next to the new Formosa Nature Reserve.

Contact: Alet Kruger


GPS: 29º 1.97’ S 29º 52.73’ E


Glenside is a 100 year-old farmhouse situated 8 kms from Winterton in the Central Drakensberg on a working farm.  It has magnificent Berg views with wooden floors, high ceilings and wide verandahs and is the ideal place for friends and family to meet and relax.

Freedom to walk, ride bicycles, birdwatching and walk along the river.

Contact: Ren Stockil

River Crossing is an oasis of peace set on 100 acres of pristine land in the Central Drakensberg where local reedbuck and duiker take their refuge in the surrounding riverine vegetation and there is a wonderful array of wild flowers which peak their display in October.  

We offer B&B as well as self-catering suites and a self-contained 4-bedroom Villa.  Breakfasts are available and other meals may be provided by arrangement.

Nearby attractions include 2 golf courses, restaurants, a Tourist Centre with shops, river-rafting, quad biking, bird of prey shows, caves and bushman paintings, fly-fishing, Bell Park dam, tours of the Battlefields, Spionkop Game Reserve, horse outrides, microlighting, helicopter flips, tree top canopy tours, hiking and the Drakensberg Boys Choir with Wednesday concerts during the term.

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