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Self Catering in Champagne Valley

Ikhaya Lodge

Ikhaya Lodge
Location & Contact Details
Address: Bell Park Road 4 D53
Cathkin
Champagne Valley
KwaZulu-Natal
Contact : Tris Beckers
Local Tel : 036-4681136
INT Tel : +27-36-4681136
Local Fax : 036-4681136
INT Fax : +27-36-4681136
Cell (1) : 072-3122659
Cell (2) : 072-6642993
Accommodation situated on a farm in the Champagne Valley in close proximity to a World Heritage site and offering the best of what the Drakensberg has to offer.

The Central Drakensberg is the hub of the Drakensberg area, and is an easy drive on all weather roads from the main centers of Johannesburg and Durban. This region is known less familiarly as the uKhahlamba Drakensberg park and its landscape is what one typically expects of the "Berg" with its vast contrasts of towering peaks and deep valleys.

RONDAVEL 1 Ikhaya

A self-catering open plan rondavel for max.4 persons (ideal for families) There is one queen-size bed and on a level 2 one person beds (linen provided). A separate bathroom with shower, and a kitchen, fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, stove, refrigerator, microwave, kettle and cooking utensils, (visitors must bring their own bath towels, provisions).

Open plan rondavel sleeps 4
Braai / barbecue - onsite
Kitchen (fully equipped)
Microwave in unit
All linen provided.

RONDAVEL 2 Cycad

A self-catering rondavel for 2 persons (we can put 1 extra single bed if necessary.There is one king-size bed (linen provided).
A separate bathroom with shower, and a kitchen, fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, stove, refrigerator, microwave, kettle and cooking utensils, (visitors must bring their own bath towels, provisions).

Open plan rondavel sleeps 2
Braai / barbecue - onsite
Kitchen (fully equipped)
Microwave in unit
All linen provided.
Fire place

FARM HOUSE

A warm, cosy unit that sleeps up to 12/14 people, with it's own private garden. We have 3 spacious bedrooms (from which one ensuite) with each a double bed and a bunk bed. An extra smaller room for two (bunk bed) is available.
Further there is a spacious fully equipped kitchen with crockery, cutlery, stove, refrigerator, microwave, kettle and cooking utensils, and a dining room, an extra bathroom with shower(visitors must bring their own bath towels, provisions).

Lounge, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, terras, ( sleeps 12)
Braai / barbecue - onsite
Kitchen (fully equipped)
Microwave in unit
All linen provided.
Fireplace

Small game spotting

River walks

Bird watching hide on property

Places to visit and local attractions:

World heritage site Parks Board Resort at Monks Cowl Great hiking trails at nearby Monk's Cowl Nature Reserve and about an hour away from Cathedral Peak and Didima; Bird of Prey show 10:30 daily. Drakensberg Boys Choir. Wednesday concerts during term time. 15 mins away. Golf. Two courses within ten mins drive. Champ Sports rated in the top sixty. Caves and Bushmen's paintings. Restaurants Arts and crafts shops and Natal Carpet Weavers. Within 20 mins drive. For the more adventurous there is quad biking and river rafting. Battle fields particularly Anglo Boer War, within 45 mins drive. Dams, nature reserves, picnic spots. Boating and swimming. Variety of restaurants and coffee shops where you can have light meals mega buffets, A la carte meals or delicious waffles and cakes. Helicopter flips, landing up on our nearby mountains. View the unusual pottery produced by local potters at Ardmore Art Studio. Thokozisa Tourist Centre and Restaurant 2 convenience shops nearby with ATM Valley Bakery , Coffee Shop and Art Gallery Four Rivers Adventure Centre for river rafting, archery, quad bikes etc. Champagne Castle Adventure Centre at Dragon Peaks Park for abseiling, kloofing etc

Sport activities nearby or on the farm:

Mountain biking Horseriding on the farm Abseiling Kloofing Archery Paragliding Paintball Tubing Golf Bowls (less than 5km) Mountainboarding Hiking Hiking for the more serious or walks for the less ambitious on the farm Panoramic views of the Berg and farm. Enjoy the farming experience at first hand. Horse Riding

Near Bushman paintings & many other guided walks.

big game (less than 30km) boat / marine slipway (within 5km) bowls (less than 5km) canoeing (less than 5km) fishing (less than 1km) fishing onsite game drives (less than 30km) golf (less than 5km) horse ridingon the farm hunting (less than 30km) lake on site nature trail (less than 2km) nature trail onsite parking all onsite private airfield (less than 15km) private entrance tennis court (less than 5km) tea / coffee making facilities

Directions
From Johannesburg, take the N3 to Harrismith, then the N5 (Bethlehem Road) and in a short distance, turn onto the R712 (Qwa-Qwa). Take the R74 to Bergville and continue on to Winterton. +Turn onto the R600 towards the mountains, direction Champagne Castle (cross the railway), at Thokozisa & Gordon Hall, drive app.. 4 km on R600, then first road on your right - (direction Bell Park dam, Cayley lodge, Sagarmatha & uShaka-signs) (D 53). After the small bridge continue for 3 km , entrance at the prayer flags on your left side, park your car at the right side (don't turn towards Cayley lodge after the small bridge but continue straight to Bell park), We are about 23 km from Winterton.


* From Ladysmith, take the N11 and turn left on the R600 to Winterton.+continue from above +

* Via Durban, Pietermaritzburg: get off the N3 exit left 179, Estcourt North, Loskop. Follow direction Loskop ( cattle on the road !!!). At Thokozisa, Gordon Hall turn left on R600, after app.. 4 km drive, turn right D 53 (direction Bell Park dam, Cayley lodge, Meadowsweat herbs-signs). After the small bridge continue for 3 km , entrance at the prayer flags on your left side, park your car at the right side. ( don't turn towards Cayley lodge after the small bridge but continue strait to Bell park)

Shops , 2 ATM (ABSA & FNB) , Pharmacy, Petrol in Winterton village and Cedarwood (ATM Standard bank)shopping center in front Champagne Sports Resort. If you need something, stop here before turning towards the mountains. Tourist information at Thokozisa & Winterton village.
  • Payment Methods
  • Sorry, Credit cards not accepted
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Flemish
  • French
  • German
  • Bed Configuration
  • Cycad (Sleeps 3) x 1
    • Room 1 - king, single
  • Farmhouse (Sleeps 14) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen, bunk
    • Room 2 - double, bunk
    • Room 3 - queen, single, single
    • Room 4 - bunk
  • Ikhaya (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen, single, single
  • T - House (Sleeps 6) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - bunk
    • Room 3 - bunk
  • Facilities
  • bowls (less than 5km)
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • braai/barbeque (some units)
  • fireplace
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fishing onsite
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • horse riding onsite
  • internet facilities
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • kitchenette (some units)
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail onsite
  • parking all onsite
  • reptile park (less than 20km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • tumble dryer onsite
  • washing machine onsite
  • Special Categories
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Fishing equipment for hire
    Can bring own fishing equipment
    Boat available for use
    Boat available for hire
    Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)
    Catch and release
    Catch and keep
    Limited number of fish per day allowed
    Fly fishing
  • Guest Farm Accommodationdetails
    Is your establishment on a working farm?
    Yes
  • Pet Friendly Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Small dogs
    Big dogs
    Dogs have to be on lead whilst outside
    Kennels provided
    Kennels must be used
    Other animals on the property
    Horse stables – bedding provided
    Horse stables – bedding not provided
    Horse paddocks
    Grooms available
    Arena
    Parking area for horse box / float
  • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Bring your own bicycle
    Bicycles to hire
    Bicycle set trails
    Bicycle - free to explore
    Bring your own quad bike
    Quad bikes to hire
    Quad bike set trails
    Quad bikes – free to explore
    Bring your own off-road motorcycle
    Off-road motorcycles to hire
    Off-road motorcycle set trails
    Off-road motorcycle – free to explore
    4x4 vehicle set trails
    4x4 vehicle – free to explore
  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
    Yes
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