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Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

  • Drakensberg & Surroundings, KwaZulu Natal
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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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Birdsong Cottage 10
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 2600
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Birdsong Cottage 10

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

3.1 Km from 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.

Tout en Haut
Sleeps 8 in 1 unit
From R 2700
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Tout en Haut

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

3.4 Km from 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.

Cathkin Cottage
From R 803
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Cathkin Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

3.8 Km from 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.

Valleyview Cottage
Guest Rating: 8.4
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 1900
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Valleyview Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

4.1 Km from 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.

BergVenture
Sleeps 8 in 4 units
From R 300
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

BergVenture

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Cathkin Park

4.6 Km from Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

BergVenture is located on the 230ha property within the Fernwood share block. Fernwood Share Block is adjacent to the Okhahlamba World Heritage Park

The Bell @ Fernwood
Guest Rating: 10
Graded:
From R 550
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

The Bell @ Fernwood

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

5.1 Km from 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

Mount Champagne- SAVE 20% -
Guest Rating: 9.4
Sleeps 8 in 1 unit
From R 1800
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Mount Champagne

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

5.1 Km from Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

A spacious and secluded garden allows for sunbathing at your leisure, with the Sterkspruit river just a stone's throw away which offers an alternative to the swimming pool and as well as tubing for those in the mood.

Hillbilly's Cottages
Guest Rating: 9
Sleeps 12 in 3 units
From R 400
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Hillbilly's Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

6.9 Km from Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

Hill Billy Cottages are situated on a working farm in the Champagne Valley. There are a flock of sheep and the family business is providing the hotels with fresh produce.

Champagne Berg Home
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 6 in 1 unit
From R 500
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Champagne Berg Home

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Champagne Valley

7.6 Km from Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

Champagne Berg House has an open plan lounge with stacking doors that open onto a lovely patio so you can enjoy the breathtaking views whilst inside the lounge and kitchen areas

Dalmore Guest Farm B&B
Sleeps 41 in 12 units
From R 585
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 7 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Dalmore Guest Farm B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Bergville

29.5 Km from Monks Cowl Nature Reserve

Dalmore Guest Farm is an intimate family friendly destination offering beautifully decorated en suite B&B and self catering accommodation. Separate from all the accommodation.

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