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The Drak Shack

The Drak Shack, 6-sleeper self catering cottage in Bergview, Champagne Valley Kwazulu Natal


In the heart of magnificent scenery and a short walk to the Drakensberg Sun Hotel. (Restrictions to the hotel may in be place during peak season) The estate is safe and secure and access is only granted to permit holders. This is controlled by security guards at the entrance. All roads are tarred.

The Drak Shack is a three bedroom, two bathroom self catering cottage. It is beautifully appointed and very well equipped. Two of the bedrooms have French doors opening onto a magnificent private garden with views of surrounding sandstone hills. The main bedroom has its own bathroom with shower. The French doors open onto an undercover patio area. The second and third rooms have queen and double beds and share a bathroom with a bath. The house is situated within a few hundred metres of the timeshare entrance and is an easy and safe walk or bike ride for children. 


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


Drakensberg canopy tour, trout fishing, boating on the lake, swimming, tennis, bowls, squash, gym, horseriding, croquet, volleyball, jungle gym, mashe golf, restaurant, shop, bingo, kids entertainment on weekends/school holidays. Hiking/walking trails on your doorstep

Nearby: golf at Champagne sports resort, white water rafting (seasonal), quad biking, off road bike trails, zip line, raptor display, helicopter flights, shopping at many art & craft outlets, restaurants, horse riding, concerts by the world renowned Drakensberg boys choir most Wednesdays during school terms.

The region was awarded world heritage status in November 2000 and is unique as it has met the criteria for both cultural and natural world heritage properties. 

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Services / Facilities

Fireplace, heaters, dishwasher, microwave, oven, fridge/freezer, fans, TV and DVD player. The TV picks up TV1,2,3 & ETV, bring smartcard for DSTV if required. Bed linen provided, bring own towels. Maid service available on request. Small pets allowed with permission.  


From Durban: From the N3, take EXIT 179, the Estcourt North/ Giants Castle/ Loskop/ Central Drakensberg off-ramp, turn left along R74 for 28 kms. Come to a cross road, with the D600, (Thokosiza on the left corner). Turn left onto the R600, towards the ‘Central Drakensberg’. Continue for ± 12 km. Pass Champagne Sports Resort on your left-hand side. Take the next road to the right, sign-posted ‘The Drakensberg Sun Resort’. Travel almost 4km., The Drakensberg Sun Resort is on your right-hand side. Continue past the boom to the circle. Turn right at the small circle, into Poplar Drive. After 0,3km, turn left into Kiepersol Crescent, (opposite the Timeshare entrance). Travel anti-clockwise round the crescent. From Johannesburg: A) Scenic Route: CAUTION: Do not follow this route in wet or freezing conditions Johannesburg to Harrismith on N3. At Harrismith turn right onto N5 towards BETHLEHEM/BLOEMFONTEIN. Proceed for ± 5km, turn left onto the R712 QWA-QWA/BERGVILLE road. Proceed for ± 10kms. Turn left again on the BERGVILLE/OLIVIERSHOEK PASS road. Continue past Sterkfontein dam, down Oliviershoek Pass, straight through Bergville and onto Winterton. At Winterton turn right, opposite the Engen garage, onto the R600 CENTRAL BERG road, proceed for ± 13km to the crossroad junction, cross straight over. See above B) Freeway Route: Johannesburg to Van Reenen’s Pass on the N3. Take the first glide off after the Tugela Toll Plaza, that is at the bottom of Van Reenen’s Pass. Turn left for ± 4 km on the N11 and then turn right towards WINTERTON onto the R600. You will cross over the N3 concrete highway. At the T-junction turn left towards Winterton. In Winterton, opposite the Engen garage, turn right onto the R600 CENTRAL BERG road. Proceed for ± 13km to the crossroad junction, cross straight over. See above Alternatively: you may continue on the N3 from the tollgate towards Estcourt, until you reach EXIT 194, the R74/BERGVILLE/COLENSO/GREYTOWN glide off. Turn right over the bridge and proceed for ± 20 kms to Winterton. Opposite the Engen garage, turn left onto the R600 CENTRAL BERG road. Proceed for ± 13km to the crossroad junction, cross straight over.

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