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Oaklands Trail Run Weekend

Are you looking for a wonderful place to spend the weekend… and go for some amazing runs in the majestic Van Reenen Mountains of the South Eastern Drakensberg? On the weekend of February 17 & 18, we will be holding the first Oaklands Trail Run Weekend.  There will be a 16 km run on Saturday […]

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Bring on the Holidays. It’s time for an adventure!

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close. It all happened so quickly. The year has been an amazing one for us – and now we are preparing for a busy summer and Christmas Holiday. We thought we would give you some inspiration for the upcoming holidays.  Whether you are a couple or […]

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Oaklands Country Manor

Oaklands Country Manor is located halfway between Johannesburg and Durban – an easy three-hour drive from either King Shaka International Aiport and OR Tambo just 7 kilometres off of the N3 highway.  A small, country hotel off the beaten track, we are a short drive from spectacular battlefields and an ideal stopover on the way to […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Birdwatching

There are many outdoor activities to enjoy when you visit the Drakensberg, and it comes as no surprise that birdwatching consistently proves to be one of the most popular, especially considering the vast indigenous birdlife in the area. The wetland surrounding Oaklands Country Manor is home to no less than 5 seriously endangered bird species […]

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Celebrating the Women of Oaklands

  In previous decades it was often said that behind every great man is a great woman, but this certainly doesn’t apply at Oaklands Country Manor. At Oaklands, women are at the forefront of everything we do, comfortably holding their own in various vocations and leading our community. In celebration of Women’s Month, we thought […]

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A fitting farewell at Oaklands

When the local lipizzaner community and the greater Oaklands community lost one of their dearest friends, they knew they had to collaborate to send her off in a memorable fashion. Lipizzaners are the oldest human bred horse in the world and were first bred over 450 years ago. Wanting a horse that was loyal, courageous […]

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The Perfect Wedding

Here are 5 reasons why the Oaklands Country Estate should be at the top of your list when it comes to choosing an intimate venue for your dream wedding. We’re often told that nothing is perfect, but every wedding planner knows that they are under pressure to deliver the perfect wedding to every couple on […]

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Oaklands Harvest Festival: A Family Celebration

The greater Oaklands community recently celebrated two years of exceptional hard work with the beginning of a new annual tradition. Caroline Bruce and her siblings, Kathy Romer-Lee, Annie Barnard and Simon Tully are the driving force behind the successful Oaklands Country Manor, which has won numerous awards for its incredible cuisine and warm hospitality. Set […]

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A memorable getaway for Dad

The 18th of June will see South Africans celebrating Father’s Day. While you might be tempted, like most of us, to leave grabbing a gift until to the last minute, you really ought to give it some serious thought this year.     Forget that pair of socks or a trusty swiss army knife, memories […]