Nearby Activities and Attractions:

Four Rivers Rafting & Adventures

They have something for everyone, from adults to children. Activities include Quad Trails and Tracks; Bike Trails; Abseiling; Archery, Mountain Boarding; Paintball; Zip line; Daily Rafting Trips and many others.

Champagne Castle Adventure Centre

Based at Dragon Peaks Resort has a range of white water tubing, abseiling, kloofing, paintball, mountain bike trails and other adventurous activities.

The Drakensberg Canopy Tour

 Led by trained guides, you glide between platforms perched in trees and on cliff faces. The inspiring nature of the majestic Drakensberg, the ancient indigenous forest, waterfalls and the cascading stream make this an opportunity not to be missed.

Helicopter Flips

With Westline Aviation. Who have 2 helicopters stationed full time at Dragon Peaks Park. They are operational 7 days a week, from sunrise till sunset. Let them show you the Drakensberg and its surroundings.

Contact: 036 468 1104


Berghavens dams are stocked with Bass, which you are more than welcome to fish on. Trout fishing can be found at Drakensberg Sun and Champagne Castle. Other fishing can be done at Spioenkop Dam and Bell Park.


The Champagne Valley has 2 courses to choose from. Monks Cowl Country Club which is a 9-hole course with 18 tees. Contact 036 468 1300

Champagne Sports Resort boasts a championship 18-hole course. Contact 036 468 1088

Cathedral Peaks Golf Course is a 9-hole course with 18 tees, very scenic and about 45 minutes away. Contact 036 48 1888


The KZN Wildlife Monks Cowl Reserve, entrance to the world heritage site UKhahlamba, has hiking trails ranging from 1 hour to more challenging all day hikes up into the berg.

The Blue Grotto hike starts and finishes at the Drakensberg Sun Hotel. It’s a 2 hour walk through indigenous forests with a lovely (yet chilly) pool to swim in at your destination.

Hot Air Ballooning

Needs to be pre-booked

Horse riding

Various horse riding trails in the area, please enquire on arrival.

The Reptile Centre

 Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am. An opportunity to see, feel and learn about a range of reptiles

Falcon Ridge

A bird of prey centre in the Champagne Valley that includes large birds rehabilitated from injury, and provides an excellent opportunity to see these magnificent sky warriors in action. Daily shows include an informative talk and a memorable performances.

Daily raptor flight displays (10:30am) weather permitting, except Fridays.

H & D Honey Products Educational Tours

View Bees in a Glass Hive and dress up in a Bee Suit and experience handling bees for yourself.  Bookings essential.

The Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School

Concerts most Wednesdays afternoons in term time. The school also has two annual concert weekends with visiting choirs and other performers.  Music in the Mountains festival is hosted over the April/May long weekend and a Christmas concert is held early in December each year.

Rock Art and Bushmen painting

Injisuthi – Guided hike to Battlefield Cave. Also Didima San Rock Art Centre at Didima, Cathedral Peak, and many other locations. Please enquire.

A little bit of history – The Central Berg is about 45 minutes from battlefield sites such as Spioenkop, Weenen and Frere.  About a 1 hour’s drive away is Ladysmith and the Battlefield Route with a number of Museums.  For more information on the battlefields go to

Arts and Crafts

Visit African Loomers based at Ardmore Guest Farm for beautiful hammocks.
KwaZulu Weavers and Candle Factory outlet is open 7 days a week, has daily weaving demonstrations

Thokozisa Lifestyle Centre. The charming centre, which is covered by a thatched roof, was designed by a group of artists, and houses an impressive variety of small shops, galleries, playground, restaurant, bar and a tea garden, as well as the Central Berg Tourist Information Centre.


There are beauty/wellness centres at Champagne Sports Resort (036 468 1088), Drakensberg Sun (036 468 1000), Champagne Castle Hotel (036 468 1222), The Nest (079 9925717) and Tranquillity Spa at Thokozisa (072 264 6398).

Eating Out

Valley Bakery Coffee Shop and Art Gallery

Filled to the brim with tasty treats, fresh pastries, cakes and tarts and fresh-out-the-oven baked bread. You can also order light. While relaxing you can view the local artwork displayed on the walls, also available to purchase.

Scrumpy Jacks stock a wide range of items including wines, homemade jams and preserves, cheeses, farm biltong, delicious honey brittles and light meals.
They offer kids pony rides, and you may want to pet one of the friendly pigs!

Waffle Hut serves a variety of savoury and sweet pancakes and waffles, as well as light meals. Here you can also play a game of Mini-golf

 Other Restaurants

Champagne Castle Hotel, Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg Sun, Inkungu Lodge, Monks Cowl Country Club, The Cabbage Tree Café, Thokozisa


Saverite (at the Cedarwood complex) and The Oaks (at Dragon Peaks) stock all the basic grocery items. The Oaks also has petrol and diesel for sale. In Winterton there is a Superspar and a mini OK

Champagne Fresh Produce is open Monday to Friday from 3pm to 4pm for fruit and vegies, farm milk (bring your own containers) and eggs. Cash only.

While enjoying your stay at Berghaven self-catering cottages you can have lots of fun with these activities in  Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg.

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