ccommodation in Champagne Valley Kwazulu Natal Description Enjoy heavenly scenery all around you from the peace and privacy of your own home from home cottage or suite in the stunning CHAMPAGNE VALLEY. Look up at the imposing Drakensberg Mountains of Champagne and Cathkin, with nearby access to the Peaks of Cathedral peak, the majestic Amphitheatre at Royal Natal National Park and Giants Castle. All these areas are waiting for you to explore and each area differs totally. Once home in the afternoons enjoy the rock pool and the beauty of South African sunsets, from your own verandah. Being just 4 km off the road that leads into the mountains we have the best of both worlds, total peace and quiet and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, but you are near the local restaurants and hotels for meals etc. Beware of cutting your time here, as there is so much to do and see, it is not unknown for a guest to arrive for 3 days and stay for 12! They leave as friends. Delicious and plentiful breakfasts are served when possible on the lawn in the shade of an acacia tree, any type of breakfasts are offered and if you find the views so relaxing request another cup of coffee and take your time! Chat to your hostess about the local activities and restaurants etc and even for recommendations for your next stop. Local activities must include a visit to Drakensberg Boys School choir, and you will return bemused by the sounds of Africa that you hear from such beautiful young voices. Play golf and all other sports are available, at the famous Champagne Sports Resort, or the 9 hole courses of Cathedral Peak and Monks Cowl. Falcoln Ridge fly their birds most mornings and is fast becoming world famous for their show and the knowledge they impart. For the adventurous contact 4 Rivers Rafting and Adventures to enquire about white water rafting in season, quad biking and other activities. Then there are the horse trails for both the experienced rider and the novice, experience the beauty of the Drakensberg World Heritage site from horse back, a whole new perspective! The main attraction however, has to be the Mountain, for either a leisurely walk or a vigorous hike, and there are so many to choose from you could be here for weeks and still need to return for more. If country life is for you, then you have found your venue! So discuss the various types of accommodation that will most suit your needs and pocket We are licensed to sell liquor for our convenience, and accept major credit cards. I really look forwards to making your visit to the Drakensberg Mountains a wonderful experience. All our rooms have their own private entrances, full private bathrooms, a bar fridge (we have a liquor license) and tea and coffee facilities. They have ceiling fans with remote controls for summer and a log fireplace in winter. Breakfast is either in the dining room or served on your verandah overlooking the mountains and our rock pool. Relax with a sundowner around the pool and we will recommend a restaurant for your evening meal. Contact Details Nikki Walters +27 (0)36 468 1674 +27 (0)36 468 1290 +27 (0)82 490 5202 Enquire now View Rates View Directions Facilities Experience true country life in South Africa where we all live in harmony. Dogs, cat sheep, cows and even guinea fowl stroll around at leisure. Our Boerbul, Pinotage, will protect you and Tassenberg, the Great Dane, will love and play with your children. You are welcome as our guests. Other guests include Bald Ibis, Sacred Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Ha Ha dedas, raptors abound and owls tap-dance on your roof at night. Our newly established birders route provides Birders with Montaine, Grassland, Riverene and Wetland birding habitats. Even Lbj's are found in numbers. Mountain hikes include guided hikes of the "Big Five" mountain trails including Sterk Horn, Amphlett, Champagne Castle, Gatberg and Injasuthi and Matterhorn. You can be rewarded by experiencing "San" Rock paintings in caves on route. Many of these are day trips from the Central Drakensberg. ACORN cottages are often used as "base camps" for those in training for Kilamanjero, Mount Kenya and who knows - Nepal? Mountain Biking and many other Adventure Sports are within easy reach. We are situated with-in easy reach of Johannesburg +/- 4 1/2 hours, Durban 2 1/2 hours, Kimberley 5 hours, London 14 hours and New York 16 hours backwards, we are convenient for happy family reunions and weddings in the mountains. Acorns in Champagne honeymoons and anniversaries are very popular. As the only "graded" self-cater accommodation in the Central Drakensberg we are proud to show our airy, light, sunny, cottages with a roaring fireplace and electric blankets in winter and fans in summer. Your comfort is guaranteed at affordable rates. All sports - horse riding, golf, bowls, fly fishing, cycling, hiking, white water rafting, quad biking, etc, are available within a short drive from Acorn Cottages. An afternoon with the Drakensberg Boys Choir cannot be missed! Make the high light of you visit to Acorn Cottages (by special request and conditions permitting) a Champagne Breakfast or Champagne Sundowner overlooking the magnifcent Cathkin and Champagne Mountain peaks and valleys! 3 Day mid week specials are available according to your choice of activities! Your hosts will happily help you plan your daily activities over a glass of South African wine, or a cup of tea. There are no additional charges for visitors from overseas!