Oaklands Country Manor and its surrounding estate in Central Drakensberg offers myriad activities for the whole family. From swimming, tennis and paddling to mountain biking, polo and horse riding, there is something to suit your interests and energy levels. If twitching is your thing, then you’re in for a treat, as Oaklands is a birdwatcher’s paradise. There is also a host of activities the kids will enjoy.
Oaklands is a privately owned country district polo club with world-class facilities, including a floodlit polo arena, a polo pit, wooden horse, fully equipped classroom and beautifully schooled horses. We offer both introductory courses and expert tuition from some of the top coaches in the country for this most ‘noble of games’.
Explore the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal countryside and the stunning views it offers by bicycle. There is a safe, marked trail on Oaklands Country Manor property and a number of trails in the vicinity. Please note: guests are asked to bring their own bicycles.
Avid birders will be enthralled on a visit to Oaklands Country Manor. This is because one of the many perks of our Drakensberg location is the abundance of indigenous bird species. Surrounded by wetlands, our manor often plays host to the white-winged flufftail, Rudd’s lark and wattled crane.
Oaklands is the ideal family holiday destination with an exciting array of child-friendly facilities in a safe and healthy country environment. Youngsters will be occupied for hours with our trampoline, tree house, play room, jungle gym, and supervised children’s horse rides. We also offer a baby-sitting service at a reasonable hourly rate.
Oaklands Country Manor in Central Drakensberg has become increasingly popular for bass fishing, with fisherman enjoying a wide variety of species and sizes to target. We have three well-stocked dams and operate on a catch-and-release basis. This activity is free of charge, with basic rods and tackle available for a deposit of R60. More things to do at Oaklands
Experience the natural scenic beauty that surrounds Oaklands Country Manor on horseback. We are able to accommodate riders of all ages and skill levels, with outrides and arena rides for children, all facilitated by our expert horse riding staff.
Paddling is a fun and safe activity for the whole family. Our two paddling dams are within viewing distance of the hotel patio so that children on the water are supervised at all times. Our basic canoes, which are suitable for adults and children of all ages, are available free of charge. more things to do at oaklands
If you’re feeling energetic you might well enjoy a game of tennis in our stunning country setting. Use of the court, located at Oaklands Country Manor, is free, with a R60 deposit for basic equipment.