“Tout en Haut” [ tootano -French for “at the top”] is located in Bergview Estate, an access-controlled secure estate in the Central Drakensberg.
Tout en Haut is a well appointed self catering house/cottage which comfortably sleeps 8. The cottage has 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. The main bedroom en suite has a queen size bed and a private lounge area with a sliding door and large windows opening up onto the garden with beautiful views of Champagne Valley. The second bedroom, with a bay window overlooking the garden has a king size bed and the third bedroom, another queen bed. The fourth bedroom leads off from the main bedroom and is suitable for children, with twin beds. This bedroom shares the en suite bathroom. The second and third bedrooms share a full bathroom with a bath. There is a third bathroom with a shower which has an outside entrance. Extra comfort includes heating in all the bedrooms for those winter evenings and a gas heater in the lounge makes for cosy evenings in front of the television. The deck, with sweeping views of Champagne Valley, is the perfect spot to spend lazy summer afternoons and evenings watching the beautiful night sky.
The house is also equipped with a large flat screen TV with a DSTV decoder and access to all DSTV channels. A barbecue / braai facility – custom built by the original owner back in the 70’s - is situated on the side of the house.
The peace and tranquillity of the mountains are not the only reasons to visit the Drakensberg. From the house, there is easy access to numerous walks and hikes, both up into the mountains, or down into the valleys with their impressive indigenous forests, and bountiful birdlife. Bergview Estate boasts a recently established vulture-feeding station, which attracts a number of different raptors.
The valley offers many other forms of entertainment, including horse-riding, quad-biking, white-water rafting, mountain boarding, and world-class mountain bike trails for the more adventurous. Local craft such as carpet-weaving, grass basketry and world-renowned Ardmore pottery can be appreciated and purchased at source in the valley. The Drakensberg Boys' Choir – close by - performs every Wednesday.