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Self Catering in Central Drakensberg

Bye Gums

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Address: No 10 Mount Champagne,
Champagne Valley,
Drakensberg,
KwaZulu-Natal

Bye Gums is a double story thatched self-catering cottage in the Central Drakensberg. We are part of the Mount Champagne timeshare resort so you can enjoy the security offered as well as the facilities and the camp site facilities.                                                                                                            
There are 4 bedrooms. The main bedroom has a double bed and is en-suite (bath). The other upstairs bedroom has its own bathroom (shower). There are two bedrooms downstairs (wheelchair friendly but the bathroom has a bath - no shower downstairs).  A fireplace is in the open plan lounge and each room has a heater panel for the chilly winters.The kitchen has an oven and microwave as well as a dishwashing machine, washing machine, a tumble drier, fridge and freezer. There is a large outside braai area as well as a table and bench outside under cover.  You can enjoy DStv. The cottage is serviced daily by Elizabeth.
                                                                                                                                                            
The beautiful dam is close by +- 30m away. Canoes are available at the dam and fishing can be enjoyed. There is a swimming pool for the guests and a trampoline, tennis courts and a play area for children. The garden is large and we have played many a soccer, rugby match as well as volleyball games in it.
The Oaks - Supply store. They are well stocked and should you have forgotten something you are sure to find it here as well as curios and souvenirs.
Firewood can be bought from The Oaks or along the road.    

The Adventure Centre is close by - Abseiling, king swing, zip lines, paint ball, tree climbing, tubing / canoeing down the river, white water rafting in summer  depends on the water level. School tours as well as toddler and pre-school activities. 
Drakensberg Canopy Tours - Open 8-5.
Falcon Bird Prey Show - Close by. Open every day but Fridays. The shows are thrilling, highlighting the power, speed and intelligence of the birds.
Golf - Champagne Sport - a top golf course.
       - Monks Cowl Golf Course
Helicopter trips at a nearby airfield.
Fishing in the area.
Falcon Ridge Birds of Prey Centre - Each day of the week but not Fridays. Shows are at 10.30.
Ardmore - Beautiful world class ceramic works - open 7 days of the week.
Dragons Rock Reptile Centre. Open Wednesday to Sunday.

There are good restaurants in the area.              
Valley Bakery is an excellent choice - a few kms away.
Dragons Rest - A la carte. Great specials on a Wednesday. Buffet every Sunday from 12- 2.30.
Scrumpy Jacks - Amazing cheese cake.
Thokozisa Restaurant - A favourite of ours
Deli in the centre & many interesting shops.
The Purple Dragon as Cedarwood Centre opposite Champagne Sport
Lihong Chinese Restaurant - Open till 4pm.
Chocolate Memories - Cedarwood Centre - opposite Champagne Sport.                                                                                                               
Many great walks can be taken from the cottage or from caravan office with a guide. More strenuous walks leave from Monks Cowl.
Horse riding - speak to the caravan park office at Dragons Peak caravan resort to organise this.

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