The Drakensberg Boys' Choir was founded in 1965, and had a total of twenty students. The goal was to create a multiracial, multicultural choir school that would rival the Vienna Boys' choirs. The group now boasts international acclaim, and is widely regarded as one of the best boys' choirs in the world. Extremely competitive auditions are held throughout South Africa annually, and today the choir has an enrollment of about one hundred boys varying in age between nine and fifteen.
Their popular performances have taken them to the United States on numerous occasions, on of which saw them receiving a special award from Disney's Magic Kingdom. The group has travelled to Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, England, Finland, Switzerland, Turkey, and have even been requested to sing for the Pope, in the Vatican City. Additionally, they have toured Australia, various Asian countries and much of Africa including Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
The world renowned choir performs for an auditorium of six hundred seats, often filled to capacity in concerts and music festivals which feature some of the country's most popular artists. The first portion of each concert is reserved strictly classical music and features the works of greats such as Bach, Handel, Mozart or Beethoven. The second half of the performance almost always includes a hidden surprise or two - jazz, folk music, or music by Freddie Mercury - a magnificent musical variety truly appreciated by enthusiasts. This is not simple music by any means. The boys take on complex melodies and difficult rhythms and are extremely good at offering music from the different genres. The choir can cater to a variety of audiences from young to old.
Ambleside Cottage is situated on the banks of the Little Tugela River, which rises at the head of the Injasuti Valley on top of the Drakensberg Mountains. Ambleside Farm is a working farm, with animals and crops being produced for food production
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Glenside Farmhouse was established in 1913 and is still owned by the founding family. Over 100 years old, this gracious old farmhouse is situated 8 kms form Winterton in the Central Drakensberg on a working farm.
The Goodland Cottages are ideally situated - close enough for a weekend getaway, far enough to escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life - only 4 hours from Joburg and 2.5 hours from Durban.
Situated in the Central Drakensberg World Heritage zone, Shiriba farm is a 50 acre, privately owned property in the heart of the Champagne Valley. It's a dream in the making.
A total of 14 bedrooms (all bedrooms have en-suite bathroom with shower except 1 has a bath), sleeping 28 to 30 guests. Our stylish, luxurious & romantic decor, combined with great value for money, has made us a favourite destination for honeymoon couples
All accommodation is in cottages on the banks of the Tugela River. These stone and thatch cottages nestle at the footholds of the majestic Spioenkop Mountain where the famous battle of Spioenkop took place. Next door is Spioenkop Nature Reserve ...
Farhills Guesthouse is situated in the central Drakensberg on route to Champagne Sports Resort, neighbouring Valley bakery. It has always been a place where families gather and have created many special memories.
The thatched double-storey guest unit comprises a well-equipped open-plan living area and three double bedrooms, each with its own bath- or shower-room adjacent or en suite.