Champagne Lane Resort. 

 

Drakensberg Self-Catering. 

Peace and Beauty at its Best.

 

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BLISSFUL

ACCOMMODATION

Champagne Lane is a small, intimate and private resort, where peace and tranquility in our beautiful gardens and comfortable thatch chalets are guaranteed.

MAJESTIC

VIEWS

We are perfectly situated in the Central Drakensberg with unobstructed views of Champagne Castle, Cathkin Peak, Sterkhorn, Monk's Cowl and Dragons Back.

A World Heritage Site

The Drakensberg is a special World Heritage Site. It received this accolade on two counts. Firstly, as it is the wold's most significant repository of San Rock Art. There are some 3000 examples of San Rock Art and 665 shelters that contain these frescos in the Drakensberg. Secondly, due to its unique Fauna and Flora. For example, the endangered Lammergeier or Bearded Vultureis only found in the Drakensberg in South Africa. Additionally, the endangered Cape Vulture, Wattled Crane and the Yellow-breasted Pipit. Three hundred and fifty of the 1800 known plant species in the Drakensberg are unique. Ten vertebrate species are endemic as well. 

The Drakensberg is also one of the best examples of an erosional mountain. This escarpment has the highest peaks in South Africa. Often exceeding 3000 m. Mafadi, being the highest peak on the South African side of the Drakensberg at 3 450 m. The Drakensberg erodes back by some two mm every ten years.

 

Additionally, it is one of the most important sources of water in South Africa. This is certainly the case with the province of KwaZulu-Natal. It also supplies the province of Gauteng with most of its water. Furthermore, it has the largest concentration of hiking trails in South Africa. It is regarded as a centre for adventure pursuits. Some key examples being mountaineering, trail running, mountain biking, hot air ballooning, white river rafting and zip-lining.

Finally, it is the home of the internationally renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir School. This school is one of the most important 'ambassadors' for South Africa.

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Champagne Lane Resort
Tel: 036 468 1215
Email: admin@champagnelane.co.za

DIRECTIONS FROM JOHANNESBURG (REMAINING ON N3)

Remain on N3 through the Thukela Plaza ( Ladysmith )


After Tuhkela Plaza, take off ramp number 230 ( Bergville / Ladysmith )
At the top of the off-ramp turn l
eft.


Travel 5kms and turn right turn towards Winterton / Spioenkop Dam
Travel through the Thukela Valley


At T Junction, turn left to Winterton ( approx. 1 km ). At the first set of robots in Winterton, turn right.Travel for 13 kms, at the four-way intersection ( Thokozisa / information centre on the left hand side)


Continue straight for 17 kms, past Champagne Sports and cross the river,


Your next left turn will be signposted Champagne Lane. Continue straight over the low-level bridge  for approximately. 1.3 km to the T Junction.Turn right at T junction onto a dirt road, This is our driveway

DIRECTIONS FROM DURBAN

Remain on N3 through Mooi River Plaza.Take 2nd Estcourt North off-ramp number 179.At the top of off-ramp turn left to Loskop. Be aware of cattle, pedestrians and speed humps along this road.


Turn left After approximately. 32 km when you come to a 4-way intersection with Thokozisa / information centre on your left. Continue straight for 17 kms, Pass Champagne Sports and cross the river,
Your next left turn will be signposted Champagne Lane.Continue straight over low-level bridge for approximaqtely 1.3 km to T Junction.Turn right at T junction onto a dirt road, and this is our driveway