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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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Christmas Lunch in the Drakensberg

Planning on spending the festive season in the Drakensberg? If you’re doing the self-catering thing, why not leave the Christmas cooking to us? You’re on holiday after all… An Oaklands Christmas There’s no place like home…especially during the holidays. Luckily, we always make you feel right at home at Oaklands Country Manor. With four siblings […]

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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 Summer Holiday in the Drakensberg

Come rain or shine, summer in the northern Drakensberg boasts plenty of ways to have a good time. School holidays are around the corner, so gather your brood and escape to Oaklands Country Manor for family fun in the sun. Summer in the Drakensberg ‘Tis the season of steamy sunshine and storm clouds! Summer is […]

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Meander on up the Drakensberg Midlands to Oaklands

With spring around the corner, why not savour the last of the Drakensberg winter at Oaklands Country Manor and explore the Midlands Meander on your way? Midlands Meander Tourism Route Set amid the rolling Drakensberg foothills, between Pietermaritzburg and Mooi River, the Midlands Meander is South Africa’s most charming tourism route. Picturesque villages offer visitors […]

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Tour the Drakensberg’s Battlefields

There’s more to the beautiful Drakensberg countryside than meets the eye. Like any other South African area, it is steeped in history (probably as high as its peaks). A tour of its battlefields of yore will give you a slice of its rich past… And you’ll be happy to know that Oaklands Country Manor is […]

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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 […]