Situated in the private Bergview estate in the picturesque Champagne valley, this cottage is ideally located to allow you to take full advantage of the many local attractions. The view from the wooden deck in the garden encompasses mountains, an indigenous forest and a lake. Bergview is situated within a nature conservancy and on the borders of the world famous UKhahlamba World Heritage site.
A 48sq m dininglounge area opens onto a large wooden deck overlooking a lake, forest and the rolling hills of the lower Berg. No expense has been spared with the furniture and fittings in the house or on the outside deck and patio. The three bedrooms all boast private bathrooms, exquisitely tiled for a clean and inviting feel. The main bedroom has a sliding door that opens onto a short wooden walk to the deck.
Granite tops, new cupboards a dishwasher and fine crockery all make for a superior kitchen experience! Of course, there is a large kettle braai for those who prefer “al fresco” dining.
There is a daily cleaning service for your comfort, full DSTV; wall mounted LCD TV, DVD player as well as a selection of books, games and playing cards for your enjoyment.
During the winter months, the Jet master fireplace quickly heats the living area to a cosy level of comfort! The bedrooms have fans for the summer and radiators for the winter.
The centrally located Champagne valley is a superb holiday destination situated just 2 hours from Durban and 3-4 hours from Johannesburg.
What to do in Area:
1]. Walk to the Blue Grotto: this not too strenuous 2 hour walk [ accessible on foot from the house] leads you along the banks of a Chrystal clear mountain stream thru an indigenous forest as ancient as time itself. After reaching the blue grotto pool and waterfall, take a dip in the fresh clear waters [No diving please]. A steep climb will take you to the top of the hill overlooking the valley and a leisurely, downhill walk, to your house.
2]. Forest Canopy Tour: For the not too young or old! This wonderful tree top experience is not to be missed! Situated further up the forested valley from the blue grotto, so as not to disturb the peace and quiet of the residents, the tour can be booked on 083 661 5691.
3]. Horse Riding, available from the nearby Drakensberg Sun hotel [about 750m away]. The hotel also has a variety of other entertainment facilities that are available to our guests. Kindly note that the pool loungers are reserved for hotel guests, but you may swim. Guesta using the Drakensberg Sun facilities are asked to please remember that Hotel residents come first!
4]. Falcon Ridge Bird of prey centre. An absolute must for young and old alike! Weather permitting, daily flight displays are held; the centre is situated further up the R600 towards Champagne Castle, 10-15 minutes by car from the house. [Tel: 082 774 6398.] 5]. KWAZULU Weavers and Candles. Situated 15Km from the valley, on the road towards Winterton [R6 00]. This must visit attraction offers locally manufactured Rugs and Candles. There is a restaurant offering reasonably priced snacks and light meals as well as a country nursery, on site. Next to the nursery there is a well laid out “Putt Put” course. This visit will certainly keep the whole family amused .
6]. Helicopter experience! Call Westline Aviation for the thrill of a lifetime! Soar over the Berg with Eagles and Vultures. Not cheap but very much something to define your holiday with. Tel: 036 488 2055
7]. Golf at Champagne Sports Resort. A must play course for the serious golfer this lay-out will challenge even the low handi-cap golfer: Tel, 036 468 1088. Alternatively if you are more of a social Golfer try the more relaxed ambience of Monks Cowl country club next door! Tel: 036 468 1103.
8]. Thokosiza, Shopping experience! Situated on the crossroads of the R600, back towards Winterton. Local and imported Arty Crafty centre,offering local arts and crafts and a far Eastern furniture shop and a restaurant and bar.
9]. Best place for Sunday [or any day] lunch: Bingalela Restaurant, Bergville. Situated 3 km the other side of Bergville on the right hand side, Bingalela is a converted Farmhouse and a fine restaurant that will not disappoint! Treat yourself!
10]. Four Rivers rafting! And more! Tel: , Quad bikes, rafting [when there’s water!] and a whole lot of fun to be had for the reasonably fit and active! Tel:036 468 1693.
11]. Fishing enthusiasts can fish at the bass dam at the Drakensberg Sun(750m away), a fishing licence can be purchased at the hotel.