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.
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 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.
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
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 ...
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 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
Whydah Way Haven is a self-catering home in the Central Drakensberg, Champagne Valley.