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Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

Drakensberg & Surroundings, KwaZulu Natal

Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

Monk's Cowl is named after the peak located between the towering mountains of Champagne Castle and Cathkin Peak, and makes a portion of the two hundred and forty three thousand hectare Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park. Monk's Cowl is the access point for the Mlambonja and Mdedelo wilderness areas.

The area is well known for its majestic scenery and provides hikers with a number of excellent hiking routes , which snake through the deep valleys and forests of the Northern Drakensberg eventually leading up onto the main escarpment. The routes vary in length, from a few hours to several days, and cater for hikers of all levels of fitness. Overnight hiking must be booked in advance.

The area features a campsite which accommodates ninety people in a variety of camping and caravan sites. Each spacious campsite has its own barbecue facility with firewood available. The campsite is serviced by two ablution blocks, of which one has showers with hot and cold water, whilst the other has toilets only. Bot feature flush toilets, dishwashing and laundry basins. The sites are not numbered. The lower section of the campsite is reserved for 4x4 vehicles which can traverse the steep road. The mountain campsites of Keith Bush Camp and Cowl Fork campsite have no facilities and hikers must be suitably equiped. Campsites and caves are booked directly with the Camp Office.

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Sleeps: 6

Birdsong Cottage 10

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

3.1km East of center of Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

Birdsong cottage is a newly renovated and refurbished [2011] home from home, comprising 3 en suite bedrooms, comfortably sleeping six people.

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Sleeps: 8
From R 2 700,00
Per unit, per night.

Tout en Haut

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

3.4km East of center of Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

Tout en Haut is located in Bergview Estate, an access-controlled secure estate in the Champagne Valley area of the Central Drakensberg. Tout en Haut is a well appointed self catering cottage which comfortably sleeps eight. The cottage has 4 bedrooms.

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Sleeps: 18 in 2 units/rooms

Misty Peaks

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

3.5km East of center of Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

Misty Peaks is located in the magnificent Central Drakensberg, (Kwa Zulu Natal , South Africa) We offer you a choice of 2 luxury self catering Villa's to accommodate small or large groups.

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Sleeps: 8

L'Chiam Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

3.7km East of center of Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

L’Chiam Cottage is a cosy, 3-bedroom house and honey-moon suite, situated in the Bergview Estate, a controlled access area in Champagne Valley, Drakensberg. Nestled against the foothills of the Drakensberg, the property can accommodate 8 guests...

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Cathkin Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

3.8km East of center of Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

Cathkin Cottage is conveniently situated, opposite the Drakensberg Sun Resort, in the heart of Champagne Valley and is in close proximity to all local attractions and restaurants, with many hikes starting from the Cottage.

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Sleeps: 6
From R 800,00
Per unit, per night.

Valleyview Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

4.1km East of center of Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

The Drakensberg is one of the regions in the country where every little bend in the road guarantees a new surprise.

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Sleeps: 8

Mount Champagne

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

5.1km East of center of Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

The cottage itself is a double storied thatch building comprising 4 bedrooms, all with double beds and 3 bathrooms-comfortably accommodating up to 8 persons.

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The Bell @ Fernwood

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

5.1km South East of center of Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

The Bell @ Fernwood is situated on Fernwood, at the foothills of the majestic Cathkin Peak. Surrounded by the little berg, free roaming game and privacy of the Champagne Valley. We can proudly announce that it has a 4 star rating from the SA Tourism Gr

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Sleeps: 6

Ihophe Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

5.5km East of center of Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

The double storey thatched cottage boasts unrestricted views of Champagne Castle, Dragons Back, Cathkin Peak and Sterkhorn, second to none. The cottage is situated on Dingaan's Retreat, sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms, and has two bathrooms. The ...

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Sleeps: 68 in 9 units/rooms

Wits End Mountain Resort

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Champagne Valley

5.9km East of center of Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

All chalets have magnificent mountain views and are fully appointed with stoves microwaves, DStv and braai areas. The resort has a rock pool and Lapa, alongside which is an outdoor braai area with a Pizza oven and Mongolian braai; ideal for group ...

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