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Location & Contact Details
Address: Off R600, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Tel : +27-36-4681133
Fax : +27-86-5241562
Cell : +27-82-4490502

Relax and experience the peace and tranquility of the Central Drakensberg at Wits End. Our small family run resort is nestled below the twin peaks of Champagne Castle and Cathkin in the heart of the Champagne Valley and offers a casual atmosphere and friendly service.

At Wits End we offer the best of both worlds. An all weather road extends to our front gate and provides easy access to the many amenities of the area which include fine hotels, restaurants and golf courses; of which the Champagne Sports Resort 18 hole championship course is a favourite amongst the golfing fraternity.

Wits End is a stone's throw from the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, one of only 7 sites worldwide having been awarded World Heritage status in 3 categories, for archaeology, vegetation and geology. Here one can view authentic San rock art.

Guests may attend the weekly term-time concerts held in the auditorium of the neighbouring internationally acclaimed Drakensberg Boys Choir School. The school's bi-annual music festivals are another attraction not to be missed.

We also have a rock swimming pool with a kids paddling pool, a playground with a trampoline, table tennis and darts and a "chip and putt" green.

All chalets have magnificent mountain views and are fully appointed with stoves microwaves, DStv and braai areas. The resort has a rock pool and Lapa, alongside which is an outdoor braai area with a Pizza oven and Mongolian braai; ideal for group entertaining. The private nature trail on the property is a nature lovers paradise passing through an indigenous forest and mountain grasslands, with an abundance of flora and fauna. Wits End's 10 acre dam is one of the largest in the area and attracts an abundance of bird life. The dam is stocked with rainbow trout and Natal yellow fish so guests can enjoy fly fishing right on their doorstep. Alternately explore the dam and meandering river on one of our canoes.

The resort, a two hour drive from Durban and four hours from Johannesburg, is ideal for a weekend getaway or a longer, more leisurely stay and is situated in a malaria free area.

We encourage group bookings and can arrange various recreational activities.

Chalets Available - We have 4 types of chalets:

The Family Chalets consist of 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and sleep 6 people.

The Group Chalets have 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms and sleep 8 people.

Our 3 Bedroom Suite Chalets have 3 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and they sleep 6 people.

We also have 2 Suite Chalets which have 2 bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms and sleeps 4 people.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • National Accommodation Association
Facilities
  • bowls (less than 5km)
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • braai / barbecue - communal and onsite
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • canoeing onsite
  • ceiling fans
  • conference venue onsite
  • DSTV in room - limited package
  • DSTV in unit
  • fireplace
  • fishing onsite
  • game drives (less than 30km)
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • lake onsite
  • linen & towels provided
  • lock-up safe
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • reptile park (less than 20km)
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • rock art (less than 20km)
  • serviced
  • stove in unit
  • Trampoline
  • wi-fi / hotspot

  • Payment Methods
  • Cash on arrival Cash on arrival
  • EFT / Bank Transfer EFT / Bank Transfer
  • MasterCard MasterCard
  • Visa Visa
  • Bed Configuration
  • 2 suite chalet (Sleeps 6) x 2
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - twin, king
  • 3 suite chalet (Sleeps 10) x 2
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - twin, king
    • Room 3 - twin, king
  • Family chalet (Sleeps 6) x 2
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - queen
    • Room 3 - single, single
  • group chalet (Sleeps 8) x 3
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - queen
    • Room 3 - twin
    • Room 4 - twin
  • Special Categories
  • Conference Venue Accommodationdetails
    Accommodates how many people?
    Capacity : 150

    The following apply
    Exclusive / preferred service providers on call
    Restroom accessible
    Kitchen accessible
    Audio – visual equipment (request details)
    Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes
    Crockery and cutlery available for hire
    Catering done in-house
    Designated parking area
    Sufficient parking space
    Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)
    Internet connection
    Wireless internet connection
    Air conditioning
    Good lighting that can be operated independently
    Liquor license
    Bar on-site
    A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading
    Wheelchair friendly
    A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely
    Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight
    Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Fishing equipment for hire
    Can bring own fishing equipment
    Boat available for use
    Boat available for hire
    Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)
    Catch and release
    Catch and keep
    Limited number of fish per day allowed
    Fly fishing
  • Interesting Place Accommodationdetails
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    Detail description : Within the world heritage site buffer zone with magnificent mountain views. On site rock pools, and an extensive network of nature trails on the property. Large lake with fishing and boating. A functions venue and on site chapel seating 150 people.

  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
    Yes
  • Wedding Venue Accommodationdetails
    Capacity Information
    Overnight accommodation for how many people? : 61
    Max people allowed at the venue? : 150

    The following apply
    Reception area
    Chapel
    Area for wedding ceremony
    Undercover area for signing the register
    Fully catered
    Couple must provide own catering
    In house events coordinator (compulsory)
    In house events coordinator (not compulsory)
    Liquor license
    Fully stocked bar
    Cutlery and crockery rental
    Cleaning / serving staff
    Bridal suite
    Honeymoon suite
Nearby points of interest
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