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Great weekend getaways in The Drakensberg

The Drakensberg mountains are for those who love wide-open spaces, deep blue skies, crisp mornings, flower-laden foothills, and gentle mountain trails. With gorgeous nature all around, and so much to do and see, Drakensberg is known as South Africa’s most sought after places. It’s the perfect escape where you can enjoy gentle hikes, or stroll through charming little towns. Here are some amazing places for a great weekend getaway in The Drakensberg.

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Cleopatra is a 5-star boutique getaway tucked in the KZN Drakensberg, surrounded by Giants Castle Nature Reserve. Situated on the edge of a trout filled dam, alongside the Little Mooi River. There’s a superb collection of seasonal foods served in a unique country atmosphere. At Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse you will wake up in the quiet of the country and turns the dreams of a rural breakaway into reality.

Greenfire Lodge

As the rutted track ascends higher and higher, so does your heart, until finally, you are on top of the world, looking back at a vista that sweeps from the Amphitheatre to Cathkin Peak. The lodge itself is delightful: a cosy lounge/dining log cabin with views from every window and sofas that invite reclining around the central fireplace.

Acorn Cottages  

Champagne Valley is renowned for its breathtaking views of the Drakensberg Mountains, as well as the fact the region is in a prime position for visitors to gain access into  Giant’s Castle, the Ampitheater, and even to the very peaks of Cathedral Peak! If you choose Acorn Cottages as your accommodation of choice in Champagne Valley, you’ll have access to all of the above, as well as have a beautiful cottage or cosy room to return home to each night. You can unwind on your private patio, enjoy lazing about in the rock pools, have a lavish breakfast spread served below the acacia trees, or a restful braai in the evenings.

Giant’s Castle

Scenic and relatively untouched, this conservancy of protected Drakensberg wildlife is tucked in the central region of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. Giant’s Castle is so-called because the silhouette of a sleeping giant emerges from the distant peaks come sunset. The chalets may be standard, but remember that you are there for the views.

If you’re looking for the perfect weekend getaway in the picturesque Drakensberg, look no further. These places will be perfect for you! If you wish to view some amazing career opportunities in South Africa, make sure you click through to our job section.