|In the heart of magnificent scenery and a short walk to the Drakensberg Sun Hotel. The estate is safe and secure and access is only granted to permit holders. This is controlled by security guards at the entrance. All roads are tarred.|
The Drak Shack is a three bedroom, two bathroom self catering cottage. It is beautifully appointed and very well equipped. Two of the bedrooms have French doors opening onto a magnificent private garden with views of surrounding sandstone hills. The main bedroom has its own bathroom with shower. The French doors open onto an uncover patio area. The second and third rooms have queen and double beds and share a bathroom with a bath.
Attractions / Things to do
|At the hotel: Drakensberg canopy tour, boating on the lake, swimming, tennis, bowls, horseriding, croquet, volleyball, jungle gym, mashe golf, restaurant, shop, bingo. Hiking/walking trails on your doorstep. Please contact the hotel for use of facilites, restrictions may be in place during peak season. |
Nearby: golf at Champagne sports resort, white water rafting (seasonal), quad biking, off road bike trails, zip line, raptor display, helicopter flights, shopping at many art & craft outlets, restaurants, horse riding, concerts by the world renowned Drakensberg boys choir most Wednesdays during school terms.
The region was awarded world heritage status in November 2000 and is unique as it has met the criteria for both cultural and natural world heritage properties.
|Services / Facilities|
|Fireplace, heaters, dishwasher, microwave, oven, fridge/freezer, fans, TV and DVD player. The TV picks up TV1,2,3 & ETV, bring smartcard for DSTV if required. Bed linen provided, bring own towels. Maid service available on request. Small pets allowed with permission. |
|Peak Season Periods, [Long Week-ends and December School Holidays]. R1800 per night.|
Week-ends: R1800 per night.
Mid week [Sunday to Thursday] R1,600 per night.
Special [off peak] 7 night stay at R1,200 per night.
50% [Non refundable deposit] within 48 hours of booking, balance 7 days
prior to arrival. No refunds offered if cancellation within 21 days.
From the N3, take EXIT 179, the Estcourt North/ Giants Castle/ Loskop/ Central Drakensberg off-ramp, turn left along R74, for about 20 kms. Come to a cross road, with the D600, (Thokosiza on the left corner). Turn left onto the R600, towards the ‘Central Drakensberg’.
*****Continue for ± 12 km. Pass Champagne Sports Resort on your left-hand side. Take the next road to the right, sign-posted ‘The Drakensberg Sun Resort’. Travel almost 4km., The Drakensberg Sun Resort is on your right-hand side. Continue past the boom to the circle. Turn right at the small circle, into Poplar Drive. After 0,3km, turn left into Kiepersol Crescent, (opposite the Timeshare entrance). Travel anti-clockwise round the crescent.
A) Scenic Route: CAUTION: Do not follow this route in wet or freezing conditions
Johannesburg to Harrismith on N3. At Harrismith turn right onto N5 towards BETHLEHEM/BLOEMFONTEIN. Proceed for ± 5km, turn left onto the R712 QWA-QWA/BERGVILLE road. Proceed for ± 10kms. Turn left again on the BERGVILLE/OLIVIERSHOEK PASS road. Continue past Sterkfontein dam, down Oliviershoek Pass, straight through Bergville and onto Winterton. At Winterton turn right, opposite the Engen garage, onto the R600 CENTRAL BERG road, proceed for ± 13km to the crossroad junction, cross straight over.
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B) Freeway Route:
Johannesburg to Van Reenen’s Pass on the N3. Take the first glide off after the Tugela Toll Plaza, that is at the bottom of Van Reenen’s Pass. Turn left for ± 4 km on the N11 and then turn right towards WINTERTON onto the R600. You will cross over the N3 concrete highway. At the T-junction turn left towards Winterton. In Winterton, opposite the Engen garage, turn right onto the R600 CENTRAL BERG road. Proceed for ± 13km to the crossroad junction, cross straight over.
******* See above
Alternatively: you may continue on the N3 from the tollgate towards Estcourt, until you reach EXIT 194, the R74/BERGVILLE/COLENSO/GREYTOWN glide off. Turn right over the bridge and proceed for ± 20 kms to Winterton. Opposite the Engen garage, turn left onto the R600 CENTRAL BERG road. Proceed for ± 13km to the crossroad junction, cross straight over.