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An Autumn Retreat to the Drakensberg

Summer may be over, but there’s still plenty of time to retreat to the majestic Drakensberg outdoors before the winter chill sets in. Autumn in the Drakensberg The Drakensberg is a stunner all year round, but it’s when autumn rolls in that the countryside really shows off her true colours. Between April and May, the […]

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Saving the Vultures of the Maloti-Drakensberg

At Oaklands, we’re firm believers in the saying birds of a feather flock together. You love birds. We love birds. Let’s join up and support the bird-loving initiative Maloti-Drakensberg Vulture Project. The Maloti-Drakensberg Vulture Project We mean, really, our feathered friends inspired the popular expression. Now is a better time than ever to return the […]

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Summer Birding in the Drakensberg

Birds of a feather flock together…especially when summer sets in in the Drakensberg. If you’re an avid birder, now is a better time than ever to plan a birding holiday at Oaklands. A Birding Paradise There’s no need to gallivant through the KwaZulu-Natal countryside on a wild goose chase to tick off your feathered checklist […]

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Christmas in the Drakensberg 2015

Sing and eat yourself into the Christmas spirit, or have yourself a merry good time in the Drakensberg countryside with Oaklands… Drakensberg Boys Choir While we may not have a “white Christmas” in the Drakensberg, there’s one thing we don’t fall short of – carolling! This is thanks to our pseudo-celebrity singers The Drakensberg boys […]

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A Winter Family Retreat in the Drakensberg

This winter, don’t let the nip in the air send you into hibernation. With horse riding, mountain biking and hiking trails all around, why not escape to the mountains for a fun-filled family holiday? Oaklands Country Manor has plenty of warming activities… Hiking into the Drakensberg You don’t have to climb to the snow-capped Drakensberg […]

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Birdwatching: the Perfect Family Activity

With over 240,000 hectare of wilderness lying at its feet, the Drakensberg offers a birdwatching experience that is hard to beat. Birdlife in the Drakensberg The Drakensberg is home to a host of natural terrains – sprawling wetlands, vast forests, rolling valleys, steep cliffs… By default, it’s also home to a wide variety of indigenous […]