We welcome you to Cathedral Peak Wine Estate where we make wines with a clear sense of place. The climate here has unique characteristics. The air is clean, crisp and fresh to breathe.In the valley the winter days are mild enough to go for a walk but winter nights are suited to log fires, companionship and a glass of wine. Read more...
Dragon Mountains, the barrier of spears
The Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000. This mountain wilderness, bordering Lesotho, is a vast national park boasting the highest mountain range in South Africa. Known to the Zulus as the `Barrier of Spears’, the Drakensberg mountain range is truly a spectacular part of the world.
A mountain range over 200 kilometres in length and over 3300m at the highest points, these majestic mountains are the source of hundreds of hiking trails, ranging from short 30 minute walks to 5 and 6 day hikes covering over 65km’s. For those that are not up to hiking, there are horse riding, mountain biking and 4×4 trails galore, as well as white water rafting, abseiling, mountain climbing and fly fishing.
If its snow you want, then the Drakensberg is definitely the place to be in winter. With snowfalls over the majority of the Berg during the winter months; building snowmen and making snow angels are high on the list of winter family fun. Challenging 4×4 routes through the mountains will get you higher up and into the thicker snow. Pack a picnic of hot chocolate and sweet treats and head for the hills for a day of majestic scenic views, snowball fights and loads of fun. Don’t forget to pack the gloves!
So, for a room with a view and a getaway from the bustle of city life, escape to the Drakensberg.