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Champagne Cottages

Champagne Cottages Self-catering accommodation in Champagne Valley Kwazulu Natal

Description

Champagne Cottages is a small family owned resort situated along side Bell Park Dam in the mountainous region of the beautiful Central Drakensberg.

The Central and Northern Drakensberg has been renamed the Okahlambha Region and has recently been awarded “World Heritage” status.

The region has no “poor weather” season and the summers, although hot during the day, are invariably cool in the evenings. The winters are especially enjoyable as the Central Drakensberg has comparatively mild winters with sunny days and crisp mornings and evenings.

Champagne Cottages is situated approx. 150m from Bell Park Dam and offers guests a private gate to the dam.

There is a concrete slipway for watercraft. As well as access to Bell Park we have our own small dam on the property .

There are beautiful walks and bird watching around the dams.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Towels and toiletries
  • Dishwashing requirements
  • Torch, hats, sun lotion etc.
  • Matches, charcoal & firelighters
  • Mosquito repellant in Summer

Accommodation

Cottages

Champagne Cottages has nine thatched cottages consisting of :-
  • 2 x Two Sleepers
  • 1 x Three Sleeper
  • 2 x Four Sleepers
  • 2 x Six Sleepers
  • 2 x Eight Sleepers
All our cottages are full equipped and serviced every morning. All bed linen is supplied. During Winter, wood is available for purchase and the necessary paper and kindling is provided. All bed linen is supplied (2 blankets per bed).

Crane Cottage

This is a 3 bedroomed double storied unit which sleeps 6.
  • There are 2 bedrooms, both with double beds and a bathroom (shower and toilet) upstairs.
  • Downstairs is the kitchenette/lounge area + bedroom (double bed) and bathroom (bath with shower overhead.
  • There is a small fireplace.
  • The kitchen is equipped with the necessary utensils including stove/oven and fridge/freezer.
  • There is a colour TV with MNET/TV3 and a Movie Channel
  • There is a covered patio with table and chairs and a braai leading on to a wooden deck with a mountain view.

Dovecote Cottage

This cute rondavel is close to the childrens play area which is perfect if you have little ones that you need to keep an eye on.

  • The cottage has 1 bedroom with double bed as well as a tiny second bedroom with bunk beds.
  • The bathroom has a bath and overhead shower.
  • Small open plan lounge/kitchenette with fireplace.
  • The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer 2 plate stove/oven ;microwave etc.
  • Covered verandah with braai stand.
  • There is TV with MNET/MM1/MM2 & SABC3 channels.

Eagle Cottage

This is a large 3 bedroomed, 3 bathroomed house which sleeps 8.
  • The main bedroom has an en suite bathroom (bath with separate shower) and has a queen size double bed.
  • The 2nd bedroom is also en suite (bath and separate shower) with a double bed and single bed.
  • The 3rd bedroom has 2 single beds and the bathroom is across the passageway and offers a bath with a shower overhead.
  • The lounge and dining room area is huge and is ideal for family get-togethers. There is a Jetmaster fireplace as well as TV with MNET/TV3 and a Movie Channel.
  • Large kitchen which is equipped with the necessary utensils including stove/oven and fridge/freezer.
  • Covered patio with table and chairs and a braai.
  • Large private garden with a lovely view of the mountain and the dam.

Hawk Cottage

3 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed unit
Main bedroom has double bed with en suite
  • Cosy lounge with lovely fireplace
  • Open plan kitchen with gas stove & oven, microwave, fridge/freezer.
  • The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery & cutlery.
  • The lounge separates the main bedroom from the other two bedrooms - perfect if you are looking for some privacy from the children!
  • Up three stairs leads you to another compact bedroom with a double bed, as well as the third bedroom with two single beds.
  • There is a small bathroom with a shower & toilet in this section of the unit.
  • Lovely large undercover verandah with garden
  • There is a Weber braai available.

Kingfisher Cottage

A lovely spacious family size cottage which comfortably sleeps 8.

The cottage consists of the following:-
  • Three large bedrooms with two bathrooms. The main bathroom has a sunken bath, toilet and separate shower. The second bathroom has a shower and toilet.
  • A tiled lounge with a lovely cosy fireplace for those chilly Berg evenings. There is a separate enclosed sun porch with a large wooden picnic table.
  • A kitchen which is fully equipped with a stove/oven, large fridge/freezer, microwave and utensils.
  • The cottage is serviced daily.
  • There is a lovely outlook onto large private lawn area overlooking the pool area and with views of Bell Park Dam.
  • The cottage has its own braai area and a Weber braai is available.

Robin Cottage

This cute rondavel is tucked away and is perfect for a quiet retreat.
  • The cottage has 1 bedroom with double bed; full bathroom with separate shower; open plan lounge/kitchenette area with fireplace as well as covered verandah with braai stand.
  • Kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer; 2 plate stove/oven; microwave etc.
  • There is TV with MNET/MM1/MM2 & SABC3 channels.

Starling Cottage

This is a 1 bedroomed double storied unit.
  • The bedroom is upstairs with a double bed and a single bed.
  • The kitchenette/lounge and bathroom are downstairs.
  • There is a small fireplace.
  • The kitchen is equipped with the necessary utensils including stove/oven and fridge/freezer.
  • There is a colour TV with MNET/TV3 and a Movie Channel
  • There is a covered patio with table and chairs and a braai - view of the mountain.

Swallow Cottage

1 bedroomed unit which sleeps 3.
  • The bedroom has a Queen size double bed and there is a single bed in the lounge
  • En suite bathroom with bath and a shower overhead.
  • Open plan kitchenette lounge area with Jetmaster fireplace.
  • The kitchen is equipped with the necessary utensils including stove/oven and fridge/freezer.
  • There is a colour TV with MNET/TV3 and a Movie Channel
  • There is a covered patio with table and chairs and a braai - view of the dam.

Woodpecker Cottage

1 bedroomed unit which sleeps 4.
The bedroom has a Queen size double bed and there is 2 single beds in the lounge
  • Separate bathroom with a shower overhead.
  • Open plan kitchenette lounge area with Jetmaster fireplace.
  • The kitchen is equipped with the necessary utensils including stove/oven and fridge/freezer.
  • There is a colour TV with MNET/TV3 and a Movie Channel There
  • is a covered patio with table and chairs and a braai - view of the dam.

Contact Details:
Reservations
Tel: 086 127 6237
Int. Tel: +27 51 924 0585

Attractions

All activities are within a 10-20 min drive.
  • Golf - 18 hole course at Champagne Sports Resort & 9 hole course at Monks Cowl Club
  • Tennis - Monks Cowl Country Club
  • Bowls - The Nest Hotel
  • Horse Riding - The Nest Hotel
  • Drakensberg Boys Choir Concerts - Wednesday afternoons at 3.30
  • Arts & Crafts Shops - various
  • Falcon Display - shows daily at 10.30 am (Falcon Ridge)
  • Hiking at Monks Cowl Parks Board
  • White water rafting and quad biking - 4 Rivers Rafting & Adventures
  • Restaurants - various

Fishing

Bass and Yellow Fish in Bell Park Dam and Trout and Carp in the small dam.

Fishing rods are available for hire if you don't have your own, and guests are welcome to bring their own canoes.

Swimming pool

Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool.

Play Area

There is a jungle gym play area for little ones

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Facilities

Champagne Cottages is situated approx. 150m from Bell Park Dam and offers guests a private gate to the dam.

There is a concrete slipway for watercraft. As well as access to Bell Park we have our own small dam on the property .

There are beautiful walks and bird watching around the dams.

Directions

ROUTE FROM GAUTENG: Take N3 to Durban. At Harrismith take the N5 Bethleham Off ramp from the N3. Follow this road for 5km. Take the left turn to Bergville Phutaditjhaba/Qwa Qwa. After 5km travelling on this road, you need to take the left hand turn off to Bergville R74. (Avoid driving straight to Qwa Qwa) This road will lead you down the pass and straight to Bergville an 80km drive. On reaching Bergville continue straight on this road and follow the signpost for Winterton. As you come into Winterton, you will cross over a bridge. Approximately 50m after crossing the bridge, you will see the Windene/Engen Petrol Station on your left hand side. Directly opposite on the right hand side is the turn off to the Central Berg R600. Take the R600 (Crossing over the Railway Line) and continue to Central Berg. You will come to a 4-way intersection where you need to continue straight over. Approximately 6km after the intersection, you will reach the D53 turnoff. Turn right into D53 & continue on D53 for 6km where you will come to Champagne Cottages. ROUTE FROM DURBAN : Take the N3 Northbound. You will go through Mooi River Toll Plaza. After you have passed the Shell Ultra City, you take the first exit. Once on the off ramp, you need to go left, heading for Winterton which is 20km away. When you reach Winterton, follow the signs for Central Berg.