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.
Misty peaks offers top quality accommodation at affordable rates. The beautiful house has magnificent views of the Drakensberg mountains and is located on a well maintained eco estate in the central Drakensberg. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Birdsong cottage is a beautiful home from home, comprising 3 en suite bedrooms, comfortably sleeping six people. We have recently extended this by building a freestanding one-bedroom suite overlooking the forest below. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Tout en Haut is a well-appointed self-catering house/cottage which comfortably sleeps 8 – 6 adults and 2 children under 12. The cottage has 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
The Drakensberg is one of the regions in the country where every little bend in the road guarantees a new surprise. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
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 …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Situated at the foot of Cathkin Peak, No 19 Mount Champagne affords an unparalleled but private view of the Champagne and Cathkin range of mountains and is to be found within a secure holiday complex. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Clivia Hill is situated on the banks of Bell Park Dam in the Central Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal. We offer bed and breakfast or self- catering accommodation for up to six guests in a tranquil and breathtakingly beautiful setting ... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Upstairs in the main guest house there is a large double / twin bedroom with optional extra single bed and en suite bathroom, two smaller double / twin bedrooms, another small single bedroom and a twin attic bedroom, with two more bathrooms with ... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
Our home is located in a World Heritage Site, on Cathkin Estates, Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg. The valley is also home to the world famous Drakensberg Boys Choir. Cathkin Estates is an Eco Estate and has wildlife that roam around freely. …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.
We pride ourselves in offering superior personalised service to all our guests. Most of our guests are frequent visitors or word-of-mouth referrals. This is testimony to our hospitable and beautiful resort. We welcome you to join us for a ... …see more for bookings / enquiries and info.