Tag Archives | environment

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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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Country Cuisine at its Best

Celebrate the cream of country cuisine at Oaklands Country Manor, home to the best country-style eatery in KwaZulu-Natal, according to Eat Out magazine! Eat Out Best Awards Oaklands is proud to announce our recent Eat Out Award for Best Country-Style Eatery in KZN. The accolade was awarded to us as a result of the ratings […]

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A Lesson on Permaculture Gardens

So you’ve heard that Oaklands is empowering the Drakensberg community through permaculture. You have an idea what it’s about, but aren’t quite sure. Here’s a little crash course… What is Permaculture? A quick lesson in linguistics will get you somewhat closer to the answer. Permaculture is a combination of the words permanent and agriculture – […]

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Empowering the Drakensberg through Permaculture

Oaklands Country Manor is proud to announce our new permaculture initiative to empower the local Drakensberg community through sustainable practices. Why Sustainability in the Drakensberg? Family values form the core of the Oaklands Country Manor ethos. And with a long affiliation with the Drakensberg region, it’s one that extends to the nearby community as well. […]

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Proposed N3 Highway’s Effect on the Wetlands

In case you haven’t heard the news – the Drakensberg wetlands are under threat. This comes with a R1 billion plan to reroute the N3 highway from Van Reenen to De Beer’s Pass. Grand Plans for the N3 Highway SANRAL has earmarked the rerouting of the N3 highway through the life-giving marsh with the hopes […]

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We’re Going…Going…Off the Grid!

Oaklands Country Manor is proud to announce that we’ve recently embarked on a process to go off the grid – starting with a network of solar-powered geysers! Earth-Loving Oaklands One of the reasons we decided to set up shop in the Drakensberg was beautiful, untouched terrain of the areas surrounding Oaklands. As you can imagine, […]

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New N3 Route to Devastate the Drakensberg

The N3 highway isn’t the only thing that will be shortened with the new plans to reroute it. There’s also the lifespans of the various animals that live in the area earmarked for its construction to consider… At Oaklands, we’re always pro-development and things that improve our beautiful South Africa, but not at the expense […]