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.
Birdsong cottage is a newly renovated and refurbished  home from home, comprising 3 en suite bedrooms, comfortably sleeping six people.
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.
Birdsong Cottages have added a third stunning home to their portfolio of 4 star Holiday homes in the Champagne Valley!Situated in Bergview, high on the upper level of the estate, this home has a stunning view over the Champagne valley.
Misty Peaks is located in the magnificent Central Drakensberg, (Kwa Zulu Natal , South Africa) We offer you a choice of 3 luxury self catering Villa's to accommodate small or large groups.
Beneath Cathkin Peak 3181m and Champagne Castle 3337m, lies "Drakensberg House", a stone cottage in the Champagne Valley of the Central Drakensberg. Within the Drakensberg "Unesco World Heritage Site", security-patrolled,4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms...
L’Chiam Cottage is a cosy, 3-bedroom cottage, situated in the Bergview Estate, a controlled access area in Champagne Valley, Drakensberg. Nestled against the foothills of the Drakensberg, the cottage can accommodate 6 guests in 3 bedrooms.
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.
The Drakensberg is South Africa's highest and most impressive mountain range, rising to over 3 000 meters and the highest peaks are found in the Central Drakensberg. The escarpment is frequently covered in snow in the winter months
The Drakensberg is one of the regions in the country where every little bend in the road guarantees a new surprise.
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.